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sweepinguptheashes

sweepinguptheashes
Date Joined: February 17, 2016
Last Online: October 28, 2017
Birthday: September 1
Country: United States

About Me

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE SOMETHING FROM ME--PLEASE MESSAGE ME--THERE IS A PROBLEM! I WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO FIX IT!

Hi! My name is Christy. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and still call it home, Portland Oregon to be exact. I live in a sweet little 1892 farmhouse with my partner Aurora, the kiddo, our housemate and a Fiji mermaid! By trade I am an LMT and energy worker. I especially enjoy spending time in nature: hiking, picnicking, relaxing,exploring or any other type of outdoor adventure! Being creative is an important part of my life and I endeavor to create and craft whenever I get the chance. I love thrifting, wandering around antique stores, rewilding, classic pastimes, gardening, dark humor and the macabre. I LOVE MAIL ART!

*MUSIC

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Fever Ray, Drop out Venus, Dirty Three, Disemballerina, Wolves in the Throne Room, Witch Mountain, Patti Smith, Diamanda Galas, Iggy Pop, Florence and the machine, Velvet Underground, Dead Can Dance, Prince, Sleater-Kinney, Bowie, Harry Nilsson, Leonard Cohen, Dead Moon, PJ Harvey, Antony and the Johnsons, the Smiths and on and on and on...

*MOVIES

Blood Tea and Red String, Time Square, Highway 61, Buffy, Drag me to Hell, Let the Right one in, Last Lovers left Alive, Six feet under, Roadside Prophets, Box of Moonlight, Ink, Wings of Desire, Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Salem, Harold and Maude, Cemetary Man, The Scribbler, Alice, Near Dark, Carnivale, Amelie, Spitfire grill, Moonrise Kingdom and on and on and on...

*BOOKS & AUTHORS

The Vanishing Act, Patrick Rothfuss, Neil Gaiman, Jeanette Winterson, Richard Brautigan, Barbara Kingsolver, Kurt Vonegut, Secret life of bees, Ken Kesey, Sookie Stackhouse series, Interview with a Vampire, Paradise lost, The Drowning Girl, Night Circus, Alice in Wonderland, Meat Cake, Chuck Palahniuk, and on and on and on...

*ARTISTS

Michael DeMeng, Laurie Andersen, Graceanne Warn, Maria Consuelo Moyà, Anathema Photography, Dame Darcy, Nikki McClure, Christiane Cegavske, Andrew Wyeth, Robert Williams, Faith47, Wynn Bullock, Bosch, Jahna Vashti, Frederick Ruysch, Jan Svankmajer, Mark Mothersbaugh and on and on and on...

*POSTCARDS

I like them naked! Handmade or altered are my favorites! Store bought: vintage reprints, anatomical charts, black and white, burlesque, vintage botanicals, carnival, circus, sideshow oddities, religious iconography, the risqué, ossuary photos, vintage religiosas, vintage anatomicals, tarot, phrenology, palmistry or any other divination related images. As far as content, I would love a poem, short story from your life, facts you find interesting, books or songs you would like to recommend or you think I will find interesting. Right now I really enjoy learning the names of groups of things---Example: a ROMP of otters.

*COLOR

Earth tones, Browns, dark red/burgundy, gold, teal and robin's egg blue. These are faves, but don't limit yourself! Sparkly, iridescent and pearlescent are much loved! Pastels are my least favorite.

*CYCLES

I enjoy all the seasons, but especially the Fall and the festivals and holidays included in those months. Dawn and twilight are my favorite times of day. Rain and Thunderstorms--The space between the thunder and the lightening! I like the edges of things---the places and spaces between them and the enticing areas where they merge together. Shadow/light, land/water, earth/sky, skin/air...

*IMAGERY

19th century occult, burlesque, cemeteries, funerals, mermaids, oceanic creatures, shells, old barns, rustic structures, outhouses, abandoned dwellings, bats, birds of prey, goats, forest, moss, lichen, ferns, religious iconography, toadstools, woodland creatures, vintage anatomicals, vampires, paranormal, Day of the Dead, dahlias, sunflowers, rocks underwater, churches, monasteries, carnival, circus, sideshow oddities, treehouses, ritual magic, ceremony, wings, insects, taxidermy, vintage religiosas, old pianos, pipe organs, old or broken string instruments,rusty metal, pin-ups, moon, stars, planets, otters, bees, crows...

*ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

I really like to try anything once and tend to think of myself as a Jack/Jill of all trades--Master of none! My favorites include, collage, mixed media, found object art, matchbox dioramas and shrines, triptych altar pieces, wood burning and paper crafts of all sorts.

*DESIRES

If you made it or found it, I will probably love it! If it was once alive and is now dead, I will probably love it! If it was loved by another or many before me, I will probably love it! Things you might find while walking on the beach, down a forest trail, or just around your block or in your Grandmother's attic. Old book pages/maps, bones, feathers, wings, teeth, ribbon, beach glass, seeds and bulbs (especially from your garden), taxidermy, pelts/hides, rusty things, tiny things, paper wasp hives, Victorian/Goth/Steampunk themes,Witchy/punk, Alice in Wonderland (I prefer the classic Lewis Carroll version w/John Tennie illustrations), nests, dried flowers, dried flower garlands, Amber glass, vintage photographs, interesting dried seed pods, vintage holiday themes (especially Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day), Old religious items (rosaries, small statues, etc...), 19th century occult, religious iconography, paper flowers, hand presses and sealing wax, vintage ephemera, found objects, stones, shells, moss, lichen, driftwood, owl pellets, vintage anatomicals, bark, vintage circus/carnival, sideshow oddities, grave rubbings, the unexpected, vintage religiosas, dark fairy tales, paper garlands/banners, vintage erotica, stories or songs passed down, murder ballads, frozen charlottes, taxidermy eyes, tea you wildcrafted, scraps of vintage wallpaper, embroidery thread/floss, a poem you wrote, a song or story you fashioned, Milagros, things that sparkle, divination tools you crafted...

*SCENTS

I really prefer if things are scented with essential oils and my favorites are vanilla, Amber, rose, and geranium. Please no MINT scents or flavoring. No incense please, but Palo santo and dried sweetgrass are welcome!

*PLEASE DON'T SEND

Patriotic, religious pamphlets or propaganda, media related items, cutesy, cartoonish/Disney (comics are an exception), or country themed items.

Ratings

turtles27 rated for July Spooktacular ~ Graveyards on Jul 24, 2017
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Comment: I always enjoy receiving swaps from you. Such fun items!
Response: Wonderful! Thanks for the heart '
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Comment: Love it! Had to open envie from the side so I wouldn't mess it up! Thank you!
Response: You're soooo welcome!
turtles27 rated for Spooktacular June Bats or Ravens on Jun 19, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for all of the wonderful goodies and such a lovely purple envelope!
Response: So glad you enjoyed everything! I picked the envie since its your favorite color!
Dasha rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice - May on Jun 16, 2017
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Comment: I am in love with the fox on the card and how you decorated everything with tiny white dots. I also love that quote you used. It was so worth to wait for this PC a month to make it to me through mail! :)
Response: I'm so happy it finally got to you and that its loved! Thanks for the heart!
StagKing rated for Wings ATC on Jun 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderfully macabre ATC! By far one the most unique and interesting ones I have received! :)
Response: So glad you seem to have appreciated it! I'm always excited when I read a profile and the person is open to the macabre, so much fun!
auralily rated for May Magickal Stocking Stuffer on May 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! I apologize the delay in rating, but it arrived safe and sound. I'm incredibly curious, but I'm going to try to wait to open it. I do love the key that you included, though :)
Response: You're welcome! I hope you enjoy it when you do get around to the opening!
Tessssssa rated for Little Red Riding Hood MA on May 27, 2017
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Comment: Hi, I think the Wolfe went for a walk :p only his back legs are on the card. The rest is missing. I could see there was a Wolfe on it because of the shape that the dotted line is in. Still a fun card!
Response: Oh bummer! Sorry it arrived damaged. I'm going to email you a picture, so you can view it as intended.! Thanks for the heart!
thisismeAXiD rated for B&W PCs week 21 on May 25, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the PC!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Wow, the postcard you made me was totally gorgeous! I'm going to put it on my wall :) Thanks for the mermaid quote too - mermaids are the best!
Response: You're so welcome! I really enjoyed creating that PC!
kfaye rated for Spooktacular May Oddities on May 20, 2017
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Comment: Cute wrapping. Waiting for Halloween to open. Thank you :)
Response: You're welcome!
pandessa rated for Halloween Gift #6: Day of the Dead on May 19, 2017
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Comment: Thanks not opening it until Halloween, well at least gonna try.... thanks so much. LOVE the Day of the Dead plate and extras. GREAT card. Thanks!
Response: You're welcome!
flickflauder rated for B&W PCs week 19 on May 15, 2017
5
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Comment: I love the Totoro you drew for me (even if he looks angry - one can't always be happy!) and the card, thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the ❤️!
dearchelsie rated for B&W PCs week 17 on May 7, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. But what I liked the most was your drawing of a mermaid. I love it! Thank you so much for doing that for me. Have a wonderful week. =)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Christy, this is seriously the most lovely bit of mail art I've received this year. Gorgeous! The detailed recipe looks absolutely delicious, and I appreciate your personal recommendation for it as well as the book (I do have it but haven't yet read it. The story is a great start!). The botanical images are all fantastic. Thank you so much for taking the time to put together something truly extraordinary. ♥
Response: It was my pleasure Phillaine! I'm soooo happy that you enjoyed it! Nice to have you as a swap partner again!
wolfeagle rated for April AMA Sender's Choice on Apr 27, 2017
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Comment: What a great mermaid postcard. Thank you.
Response: You're welcome! It was so much fun to make! ❤️
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Comment: Hi Christy! Thank you for the card you sent. I actually kind of liked it a bit :) and I really liked the fox you had drawn for me at the backside. ^_^ Best wishes, Janna
Response: You're welcome Janna! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: The postcard section of your swap was awesome, I do love the vintage zoo pc and the fox art very much! The '2 surprises' part is a small notecard with envelope, they are cute but a bit underwhelming. Edit: There was also a sheet of beautiful glittery heart stickers, that I initially overlooked. Thank you for your warm replies and understanding!
Response: Hi Samantha! I agree and thought I sent some stickers too! Have sent you a PM in an attempt to make sure you are happy! Let's fix it! Edit: Thank you for taking the time to look and update the rating! ❤️
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Comment: Thank you so much! The stamps are so cute^_^
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I liked the first movie, bu hated the newer one. I adore book with non-Tenniel illustrations.
Response: You're welcome!
frogginghappy rated for HMPC: Profile Postcard on Apr 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard - love the saying, the picture and the facts. I love it 😍
Response: So happy you love it! Thanks for the heart!

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Comments

phillipska81 on Sep 2, 2017:

Hope you had a very blessed birthday! 🎉 🎈 🎂

CurlyTea on Sep 1, 2017:

njstauter on Sep 1, 2017:

Happy Birthday!

Moominbrooke on May 16, 2017:

Thank you :0)

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