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nevers

nevers
Date Joined: September 16, 2017
Last Online: January 17, 2018
Birthday: August 13, 1981
Country: United States
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About Me

I've been sending mail art for 15 years and am loving getting involved in it again after a few years' break. My favorite things about mail are making and receiving art and creating personal connections. I'm not much of a collector; I love the process and the intangible things most!

I love making envelopes, decorating postcards, hand-lettering addresses, and creating handmade things to go through the mail.

This is my aesthetic (pinterest board), but most of all I love receiving things in each person's unique style.

(And also, sometimes ya just don't have time to make a work of art when you're mailing out a swap. I totally get that and I don't always have time myself!)

Things I Like

  • the ocean (sharks, deep-sea creatures, jellies)
  • outer space (the moon, the planets, stars)
  • circus (contemporary and vintage, especially trapeze and handstands)
  • language, languages, words
  • handwriting / hand-lettering / calligraphy
  • ways of understanding the body (anatomy -- the sacrum is my favorite bone! -- and holistic health)
  • peace and quiet (tea, letters, museums, walks in the woods, writing/journaling, solo train rides)
  • dance (ballet, rhythm tap)
  • tarot images, archetypes, and ideas
  • black-and-white photography
  • figure drawing
  • images/postcards of the annunciation (though i'm not religious): this is one of the few things I collect!
  • minimalist art, abstract expressionism, color fields (agnes martin, ellsworth kelly; pinterest board)
  • lines and borders (string figures, watershed boundaries)
  • math and science (topology, elementary particles)
  • queer culture and community

Things I Like to Receive

Postcards

I love handmade, artsy, unique, and/or quirky postcards (feel free to send me a handmade one you are proud of, even if the swap says not to -- I will be delighted and won't rate you down for it! vintage is great too).

It makes me happy when the message side tells me something about the person's day, or asks me questions, or is thoughtful and/or interesting to read.

Tea

I like black tea (flavored and unflavored) and herbal tea (I prefer ones containing just herbs, no added flavoring, but it's not a big deal). I don't drink green tea much, except for matcha.

Stickers

I have been collecting stickers to use on postcards and letters since I was a kid, and I especially love little ones that fit on the back of a postcard. Please don't send me reward stickers to fulfill a swap requirement, but feel free to send them as extra if you have them -- I do sometimes give them out to my adult circus students just for fun :)

Other Things

Flat(ish) items I like to receive: washi, blank postcards (not touristy), fabric scraps, ribbon, sticker sheets (not single cutouts), face masks (those are to pass on to a teenager I live with), temporary tattoos (artsy ones for grown-ups, not kiddie ones), and tea. (anything else is fine too -- I can always pass it along!)

Bigger items I'd love to receive: See my Amazon wish list linked to at the top! Any ATC supplies, postcard-making supplies, colored pens and markers (especially brush pens for hand lettering), Instax film, books about drawing and hand lettering, art and photography magazines.

My favorite colors are magenta/raspberry and teal. I feel unreasonably happy any time I see these colors!

Things I'm Less Excited to Receive

I'm not so into tourist postcards, although I like them more if you tell me about YOUR experience with the thing that's pictured!

I don't really use ephemera or die cuts, but I can always pass them along.

Single cut-out stickers are too hard for me to keep organized, so I usually pass those along too.

Favorite Crafts

I love to make, send, and receive handmade postcards, stationery, and envelopes. I also love to make and admire other people's artist books, book art, and zines.

I crochet and sew, but I don't find time for either much lately.

Favorite Books

Favorite writers include Anne Carson, Laynie Browne, Maggie Nelson, and Natalie Goldberg. I also love YA fiction, especially anything with dragons.

Favorite Music

Female singer-songwriters, folk/acoustic music, classical, and experimental contemporary classical music.

Ratings

Chaar rated for Senders choice postcard swap - INTL on Jan 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the funny cat card! I like the postcard. I wish you 2 a beautiful 2018, greetings Charon,
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Comment: Kool card.TY
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Comment: Megan, thank you for the Elfreth's alley postcard. I would love walking that street and finding old treasures. Shirley *4
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Wow! What a wonderful collection of goodies! I love everything. I wish I could sent a ton of hearts! The tiny angel charm is so cute and I love the lighthouse PC and the papers, tags, die cuts, everything :) Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
Response: I'm so happy to hear that! Happy new year to you too :)
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Comment: Very nice notecard. I’m sorry it got stuck in my neighbors mail while they were out of town. And thank you for offering to send another when we thought it was lost :)
Response: I'm so glad it made it to you at last!!
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Comment: hello Megan Thank you for the washi samples and the extras. I use the washi tapes I really like on my envelopes and journals I make - then the ones I don't care for I use to keep my paper on the now very unstick silhouette cutting mat. :} so I have a use for all that I get! Thanks again
LoveThis rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap on Dec 28, 2017
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Comment: thankyou very very much for all goodies :)
jlink rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap on Dec 27, 2017
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Comment: thanks for the pretty samples - always great to see you too!
VASaint rated for EASY Postcard Wish/Goal on Dec 26, 2017
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Comment: Great card, thank you, Megan! I think those would be great things to accomplished everyday! You can do it!
EmilyT rated for MISHAP pc DECEMBER on Dec 26, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great winter image of NY in the snow! Many of my mishaps are for the same reason as yours 😉 thanks for the exacto knife idea!
KSENiA rated for FREE/AD #48 I PICKED THIS UP AT... on Dec 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard.
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Comment: Megan,I love love love my package. The envelope was totally lovely to see when I opened my mail box. It made me soooo excited to open it. I loved everything you sent. You went above and beyond.....to the moon and beyond....Merry Christmas.
Response: Your comment made me so happy to read! I'm really glad you enjoyed everything :)
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Comment: Megan, love, love ,love the postcard with Betsy Ross house. It is so tiny, especially next that four story building. I am so glad they preserve old buildings like that. Thank you and Hope you have a Merry Christmas. Shirley
Bridgette rated for Tea Advent Calendar #5 on Dec 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the teas!!! I love the elephant envelope too!! 💙 🎄
Leekoba rated for Tea Advent Calendar #4 on Dec 18, 2017
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Comment: thank you for the lovely assortment of teas! Happy Holidays!
TexyDeb rated for Send my postcard back - Week 6 on Dec 18, 2017
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Comment: thank you
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Comment: Thank you, Megan! Once again, the PO added just a bit of texture to your art, which is fine with me. Adds character. I'm only mentioning it because you were wondering. Maybe you could find your old painting friend and send her one?
Response: Thanks so much, I love getting the reports :). Sadly I haven't been able to get in touch with her.
taledo rated for Major Washi Swap #2 on Dec 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the washi. The answer to your question I mostly use my washi on pen pal letters, envelopes and also to hoard.
mariewilliams810 rated for Tea Advent Calendar #3 on Dec 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you. Have a Merry Christmas!

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OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:

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