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ttbishop

ttbishop
Date Joined: October 14, 2014
Last Online: April 27, 2017
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I love to make mail-art, especially handmade postcards. Collage is my favorite, but I'm trying to get better at painting and drawing. I also like to write letters--long ones.

I like swearing, irony, sarcasm, bad puns and terrible jokes. My favorite color is orange, but blue, magenta and yellow are also nice.

Probably my biggest pet-peeve is when people write, "Hope you like this card" as the entire message and then sign their name. Please. Write something. Write ANYTHING. I don't care if you list the contents of your purse, your stomach, or your kid's nose. Just write SOMETHING! and THEN you can write, "Hope you like this card." I love art, but I love a hearty message even more!

Handmade is great no matter what. I mean it. If you make it, I'll appreciate it. I always prefer handmade to store-bought.

Store-bought's okay if it's funny, or has a cat on it, or a donkey, or a fox. Art postcards (esp. Edward Hopper/surrealist/modern) are also welcome. But really, make it yourself! You'll feel better! Try it and see!

Anything related to the Boston Red Sox or Toronto Blue Jays would make my day!

Please NO: food, gum, tea, fragrances, butterflies or anything Disney.

Likes:
--Orange (the color, not the fruit)

--Mixed Media anything

--anatomical stuff: brains/bones etc.

--dialogue bubbles from comic books

--the patterned insides of security envelopes

--gnomes/elves

--woodland creatures (fox, rabbit, squirrel, wolf, chipmunk, etc)

--Doodles like this: http://piccandle.tumblr.com/

--Kawaii (but not Sanrio)

--Music playlists

--Stencils

--Pens

--Washi tape

--Unused vintage US postage stamps

--Stupid jokes: for example:
Q: What game do you play with a wombat?
A: Wom.

Favorite Books

The Pillars of the Earth--K.Follett
A Fine Balance--R.Mistry
The Crimson Petal & the White--M.Faber
The Book Thief--M.Zusak
Lonesome Dove--L.McMurtry
The Tenderness of Wolves--S.Penney
The Thirteenth Tale--D.Setterfield
City of Thieves--D.Benioff
The Four Agreements--D M Ruiz

Favorite Television

The Leftovers
Orange is the New Black
Game of Thrones
Billions
Stranger Things
Fleabag
The OA

Ratings

bbsporty rated for CC: Mushroom Postcard on Apr 25, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable unique postcard using the mushroom theme! I just love the texture and layering of the whole thing.
wittmert rated for MA: Doodle It on Apr 24, 2017
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Comment: You're the BEST doodler!
JeanetteC rated for MPU: SCHMPCx2 on Apr 23, 2017
5
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Comment: Pickle-ball? What a fun thing to explore. <3 Gnomes...thank you!
AynE rated for ELECTRONIC: I'm proud of this story! on Apr 23, 2017
5
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Comment: Wow, that story totally got the edgy, empty desperation of being a teenager with no parents home...
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Comment: This was an awesome read! I'd read a whole book about these kids! I love all the details that make the images pop up in my head, the peeling red painted picknick table, the little sidestory about the Bar Mitzvah, all the "Bitches". And wow did you characterize that mom and dad well....despair and craziness! I can see why you're proud of this story! The picknick table binds the story together neatly, the structure is great. Thank you for sharing this with me! <3
Response: Thank you so much! That story pretty much wrote itself--I wrote it almost all in one sitting. What I realized after I wrote it was that almost everybody had a "bad dad" --scary, absent, abusive. And usually I have so much trouble coming up with titles, but this one came so easily. Nobody's Home was loaded with meaning--the kids weren't in the house, the parents weren't in the house, the kids were all pretty invisible to the adults, and nobody really had a HOME. I am sort of kicking around a sequel to this story--what happens a year later. If I finish it I'll send it to you. Thanks for being so supportive, and hosting the group!! :-)
stephiedee rated for MPU: SCHMPCx2 on Apr 21, 2017
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Comment: Yay, collage! Great PC...I identify strongly with the sentiment most days, hah. Hope you get more collage playtime soon.
joybells2426 rated for MPU: Scrapbook paper postcard on Apr 12, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great summery postcard! I am also very anxious for summer! It just snowed here two nights ago. Very disappointing! Oh yeah, and I have to ask: what is pickle ball?
Response: It's like tennis crossed with ping pong and badminton. It's super fun! http://www.usapa.org/what-is-pickleball/
bbsporty rated for CC: Masterboard Postcard on Apr 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the very funny postcard! I love humor in art!
bjmonroe rated for CC: 3 piece collage portrait USA on Feb 19, 2017
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Comment: The PC was good but your description of making the darn thing was priceless. I wish I could have been there when you made it. Thank you for making it for me and thank you for not giving up. You should feel very proud! lol
BelfryBat rated for MPU: Postcard Plus #4 on Feb 11, 2017
5
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Comment: Love the postcard, your wishes are much more altruistic than mine were (I'm apparently greedy - lol). I haven't figured out the secret message yet but I'm working on it! Thanks
Response: Usually it's got some swear words in it. I think I wrote something like; "This is asemic writing. i have nothing to say. F it." that's not an exact quote, just the drift. :-)
swededreams rated for HMPC: Profile Postcard on Feb 6, 2017
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Comment: This card has me laughing so hard!!! What a fabulous combination and I love the theme of confusion in the forest! Hilarious! You have a terrific sense of humor. Thanks for sharing it with me :D
wittmert rated for SMA: Make it like Mandy! on Jan 31, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks!
WendyTVee rated for 1 + 1 Jan on Jan 30, 2017
5
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Comment: I really loved this postcard ... Victoria is definitely the one on the left... And robots are cool. R2d2, C3po, K9, iron giant !! Totally agree about David and Rose, my favs. Bad wolf
mjhaertling rated for AMA: Security Envelope PC on Jan 23, 2017
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Comment: I agree security envelopes are fun. I didn't realize there were so many different patterns. Thanks for the swap.
user2637 rated for mpu: send me a postcard 2 on Jan 20, 2017
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Comment: Great koala postcard! I love it. :D :D Thanks so much!
bjmonroe rated for CC: Use Your Words on Jan 18, 2017
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Comment: Love this little piece of art, so full of humor. It did however make me hungry for cookies or popcorn. I have both but think it will be the popcorn. (and a diet cook) Thanks for making this for me.
Response: Making it made me thirsty! :-) Glad you liked it.
GinaVisione rated for CC: Sender's Choice January 2017 on Jan 17, 2017
5
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Comment: Awesome PC :D! Have fun. In your JD class :D! XO
SuMay rated for AMA Sender's Choice-JAn on Jan 17, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard "human nature is human nature". I like the way the birds look resigned and superior whilst saying it! Thank you, too, for the bird stamps with the cardinal (we don't have them in Europe), the nuthatch and the goldcrest. Stick to your guns with the coffee: you're right and he knows it, that's why he's so annoyed!
JeanetteC rated for mpu: send me a postcard 2 on Jan 16, 2017
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Comment: I love handmade PC's. This one reminds me of The Hitchhikers Guide (so long and thanks for all the fish). Your story made me laugh...I have missed so many sightings trying to find the darn thing in my camera lens...sightings are so fleeting. Thank you for sharing it with me.
Response: Ha. I just celebrated my 42nd birthday (the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything), and I've been singing So Long and Thanks for all the fish for about a month now!
SuMay rated for IS: Decorated envelope #6 INT on Jan 16, 2017
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Comment: Ah, TT, lovely, thank you! Gewoon wondermooi, zooals er staat op het plakband! Your letter and extra postcard are delightful, too.

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Comments

user2637 on Jan 29, 2017:

Popped over to say that no one has rated me for the Send Me A Postcard 2 swap and I sent all at the same time, so the post office must have eaten the entire stack. Boo! Will try hard to resend tomorrow, if not then Tuesday. Sorry!

wolfeagle on Dec 29, 2016:

HNy

RyeRye on Dec 18, 2016:

OOPS!

stephiedee on Dec 17, 2016:

Oh, hey!

jukejan on Dec 16, 2016:

Happy early Birthday TT! I didn't want to forget!~!

wolfeagle on Oct 31, 2016:

HH

RyeRye on Aug 9, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

jukejan on Feb 27, 2016:

Ha ha hope you like that I am trying to friend you~.~

sherryg221 on Dec 17, 2014:

Happy Birthday!!!

sherryg221 on Dec 8, 2014:

Welcome Lynn!

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