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stephh

stephh
Original Member
Last Online: April 2, 2012
Birthday: August 20
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

i'm an artist [painting, printmaking, bookbinding/artists' books & odd object-making] and a wordsmith [writing & editing & translating].

update feb 2011: i'm working on a number of new projects so won't be swapping much in the next while (unless i find a swap i just can't resist...!).

Favorite Media

printmaking, painting, assemblage, drawing, photography, fibers, words

Random Inspirations List

nature, elements, music, poetry, rilke, andy goldsworthy, rumi, bill viola, nick bantock, philosophy, five rhythm dance, alchemy, tarot, meditation, alembics, mountains, fonts, patterns, anselm kiefer, rhythm, kate bush, gods, dogs, david byrne, peter doig, dancing, goddesses, skeleton keys, dürer, brian eno, yoga, the immateria, hundertwasser, talking heads, borges, jordi savall, spinning, bookbinding, artemisia gentileschi, nigella lawson, the moon, king crimson, botanical illustration, pipilotti rist, peacocks, twins, mary oliver, dictionaries, running, mystics, fish, hieronymus bosch, velvet, bill reid, emily carr, trees, stoics, kelpies.

Other...

some things i like: eco-friendly materials; recipes for simple and delicious food with fresh ingredients; good spelling and creative punctuation; shrines and other devotional art; work that reflects the keywords and themes in my random inspiration list above.

not wild about: pastel colors, manga, run-of-the-mill anything, obligatory use of capital letters, evangelical christian material, bento stuff, dollar store/discount items, cutesy, scrapbooking, 'country style', most foodstuffs, most scents, comic sans, confetti, and most cheapie plastic things.

rating, swapping, etc...

i always send out my swaps - if you haven't received something from me, please pm me! i try to be diligent about my rating, so if you haven't been rated for something you've sent me, let me know just in case there's been a mix-up.

i often reuse packaging for sending out my swap items.

Favorite Books

canopus in argos series (doris lessing); american gods (neil gaiman); prisons we choose to live inside (doris lessing); meditations (marcus aurelius); the passion (jeanette winterson); the alchemyst, the magician, the necromancer (michael scott); cryptonomicon (neal stephenson); vellum, ink (hal duncan); everything by william gibson; everything by ursula le guin; everything by haruki murakami; oryx and crake, handmaid's tale (margaret atwood); promethea series (alan moore); memoirs of hadrian (marguerite yourcenar); chicago manual of style; the alchemy of paint (spike bucklow), blindness (josé saramago).

Favorite Movies

wings of desire (wim wenders)

Favorite Television

lost, firefly, fringe

Favorite Radio

this american life: www.thislife.org

Some Favorite Items to Receive

  • things that you've made that you loved making
  • interesting or unusual images of: fish, trees, stones, fire, planets, leaves, anatomical illustrations
  • boxes, especially when filled with mysterious, delightful contents
  • peculiar and unusual images i can use in my own collages
  • interesting and warm socks (EU size 38-40) -- the kind you might wear in the winter while you're curled up on the couch and reading a great book
  • line drawings, prints, collages
  • specialty papers: beautiful japanese papers, paste paper, marbled paper, papers with special watermarks, parchment, vellum
  • soft, luxurious fabrics like velvet
  • ribbons and tassels
  • beautiful beads (glass, paper, wooden, clay, anything...)
  • velvet pouches, bags, boxes
  • handmade postcards
  • skeleton keys (with or without their corresponding locks)
  • dance music

Ratings

choke rated for Dedicated to Complicated on Jun 16, 2012
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Comment: Sorry to do this but I never received anything.. I've messaged you a couple times but never got a reply. I'm happy to change the rating if something arrives. I hope you're ok.
PenguinParade rated for Botany ATC ~ Medicinal Plants on Feb 1, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. I don't think it's plain at all. And I have to be honest, I'm not aware of its purposes, so this was a new learning card for me. yay!
Cocoa rated for ATC Random Person's choice part 2 on Dec 9, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for a very creative ATC!! I hope you put a patten on the invention:) Thanks for the extras.
SherriB rated for ATC Random Person's choice part 1 on Nov 8, 2010
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GreeleyGirl rated for CD Swap (Local Artist) on Sep 9, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for the cd and the ribbons!
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Comment: Thanks so much for a really great swap - loved everything!!
txnoumena rated for Good Music CD on Apr 7, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for the CD!
fancythat rated for Good Music CD on Mar 31, 2010
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Comment: Wow, your mix must be the best one I've ever received from Swapbot :O (And will stay that way since cd swaps won't happen anymore...) When I looked at the tracklisting, I immediately thought "My friend Iiris will love this" and that's a good thing. :D Thanks a bunch. I'll be grooving to this mix for a long time.
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Comment: kudos for creative & innovative interpretation! lol. Loved it all & did not feel cheated in the least -- I was impressed by all you sent in keeping with the cost of int'l shipping :) I brought the pkg to work for show-n-tell & there was much coveting, lol. ( my grandmother hails from Groenigan--sp?- so I feel like this is a token of the mother land ) Thank you so much for making my day :)
dimanche rated for Complicated Scavenger Hunt on May 2, 2009
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Comment: This was a great and thoughtful package! I especially love the ATC you made and the Miffy cup! And the challenge you came up with for me is very neat! Thanks so much!
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Comment: cool corpse
BastCrystal rated for The Complicated Shrine on Apr 11, 2009
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Comment: I LOVE this shrine! Everything is so cool! I really like the way you made the keyhole so that you can see inside. (I used the keyhole option on mine too. :-) ) The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite sculptures. The mailing box was crushed, however, your wrapping protected it perfectly and nothing in the box itself was broken or disturbed. :-) Such thoughfulness of using purple (my favorite color) Definitely worthy of a heart!
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Comment: Thanks Steph, I'm gonna go add the tootsies and then post the results on the flickr group! Sam xoxo
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Response: glad to know it reached you...
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Comment: Thanks for the CD, I love the cover art :) I know all of the artists but I don't know some of the songs. Either way, great compilation.
Response: you're welcome, and thanks for running the swap! i appreciate your rating/heart :).
ScreamsOnScreen rated for Driving to Work Mix CD on Mar 7, 2009
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Comment: Loved the front cover and it got here extra quick. Loads of different songs on the CD, a couple weren't my thing but the rest were good for getting ready for work since i don't drive :D thanks for being my first swap!
Response: hi sos, good to hear that it got to you so quickly (-: and thanks for the heart and rating!
Noni82 rated for Favourite Colour Swap on Mar 5, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package! ^-^ The colours are just perfect, the little owlie is just too cute and as from now those fabulous chairs are on my wishlist :) Thank you thank you thank you!
Response: hey noni, you're so welcome, happy you liked the goodies! i'm really glad my fluffy package fit in your mailbox, whew! :-D and thank you for the rating+heart.
prettyprettyprincess rated for Ocean Life ATC on Feb 15, 2009
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Comment: Thank you so very much! These are some of the prettiest ATC's I've ever received! I love them! And I want to apologize for the late rate! Have a nice day!
Response: you're really welcome, it was fun to make those atcs. thanks for your kind words and your rating/heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC and the extra postage stamps.
Response: i'm happy to hear you liked your atc and the stamps. thank you for your rating and the heart :-).
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Comment: Thank you for the atc and extras.
Response: you're welcome, and thank you very much for your rating & heart!

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