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ttbishop

ttbishop
Date Joined: October 14, 2014
Last Online: March 25, 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

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
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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
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Comment: Thanks!
WendyTVee rated for 1 + 1 Jan on Jan 30, 2017
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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
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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
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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.
pkpeace rated for mpu: send me a postcard 2 on Jan 14, 2017
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Comment: What an awesome postcard... this is going on "the wall"! I love it, thank you for putting so much time into this for me!! xo
Response: It was my pleasure! I'm really glad you liked it! :-)
oblivionspin rated for mpu: send me a postcard 2 on Jan 13, 2017
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Comment: I'm just entranced with the idea of an art retreat, or a writer's retreat, or any retreat. It's going on my bucket list. The postcard is funny and wonderful, thank you for daring to part with it (:
oblivionspin rated for mpu: push your limits on Jan 9, 2017
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Comment: omg your swap was probably the most relatable thing I have ever gotten in the mail. I haven't played much with pan pastels, but this swap specifically has left me with piles of false starts all over the floor (and I am still working on it. heh.) expect something in the mail from me before too long relating to all this. (:
Response: So glad you related and didn't think I was a total freak! :-) Looking fwd to your mail!
SLembke rated for 2016 End of Year Creativity Survey on Jan 7, 2017
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Comment: LOVED reading your Creativity Survey. Thank you for sharing your Carve December stamps. I did it too and shared most of them on Instagram. Not judging your own work and not worrying about what others think is tough for ALL of us. Letting go is one of my goals for 2017. Happy New Year!
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Comment: I love the idea of 42 RAKs - hope you stick with it because good deeds do come back to you!
bigmamabird rated for MPU: I C U P(C) on Jan 3, 2017
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Comment: Love the card and can totally relate to the gift conundrum....I wear the same two sweaters all winter and drool over any and all new pens or such I run across!
joybells2426 rated for MPU: End of the Year Blow-out on Dec 24, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the envie full of great stuff to craft with! The stuff you sent was fantastic!
RockyBeach rated for AMA Sender's Choice-December on Dec 19, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for your PC! The card travelled so fast, that the rabbit is still asleep. :) Also thanks for your music recommendations! Something to listen to during the holidays. Happy holidays to you 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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