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ultracinematik

ultracinematik
Date Joined: May 4, 2018
Last Online: October 1, 2022
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm an INFJ, Pisces, queer paper crafter, recently moved back to SoCal from the Pacific NW, and I love to send and receive mail. πŸ’Œ

I tend to get things out the same day partners are assigned, and rate immediately when things arrive. I mark items as sent when I put them in the mail slot in my front door for my carrier to pick up that day, or when I drop them at the post office. βœ”οΈ

I welcome handmade items. Yes, even - or maybe especially - if you doubt your skill. I love to see what other people are making! Trying a new medium? Let me see! These are my favorite kinds of swap extras! 🎨

Do you make your own stamps, or have unique stamps that are your favorites? I'd love to receive stamped images from them! I've been making my own stickers using blank sticker seals and stamping them, maybe adding some paint or flat mixed media elements. If you make something like this I would love to see it! πŸ€“

I enjoy Postcrossing, mixed media art/collage, iHanna handmade postcard swaps, daisy yellow index card a day, and other postal and paper crafts. βœ‚οΈ

Β‘Avid! postal swap participant. πŸ“¬

I have a herd of cats (5!) Three Siamese and two tabbies. Also feeding a cat my neighbors abandoned in November 2020. Update: I said goodbye to my sweet girl Lu (one of the tabbies) on Friday December 3rd, 2021. I feel like I've lost my shadow.

Postal swaps bring me a lot of joy while I'm physically limited. I'm a #spoonie dealing with a lot of chronic pain - fibromyalgia, spinal injury, degenerated disks and multiple other spinal and nerve problems, allergic response inflammatory arthritis, as well as a handful of other autoimmune issues. Unless you can relate, I'm not terribly interested in talking about it. #spoonies

My artistic background is in super 8 and 16mm film production, photography, and paper crafting of all kinds.πŸŽ₯πŸ“·

I have a dark leaning-think goth and not horror, green/plant/animal witch. I like somewhat grim oddities, but not gore. Emily Strange, Tim Burton (Vincent, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Alice, Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, etc.), the old Beetlejuice animated series, Edward Gorey, Nikki McClure, CROWS!, black+red+white together, ghosts, bats, CATS!, coastal, nature. Alice in Wonderland, especially classic (pre-Disney) illustrations. I also like lil Bub, grumpy cat, sea creatures like whales, narwhals, manatees, otters, seahorses, octopuses, BIOLUMINESCENT critters! Gnomes, mushrooms, botanical, ferns, redwoods, and woodland critters. I'm a big nerd for fractals in nature. πŸ§›πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ¦‡πŸ‹πŸ¦¦πŸ™πŸͺ΄πŸ„

Tintypes and daguerreotypes make me swoon, and postcard prints of them. I'm a big fan of unusual vintage photos or odd groupings of people and/or things, including vintage photos painted over with, say, a cheesy Halloween style bedsheet ghost. πŸ“·

I'd love to receive Halloween themed postcards any time of year. I'd also love to receive stamped images from your favorite (especially vintage) Halloween stamps. πŸŽƒπŸ‘»

I like coffee and coffee themed items like stickers, washi, postcards, stamps, etc. β˜•

My grandma made circuit boards for the Space Shuttles, and I'd love to receive anything related to the NASA Space Shuttle programs. I especially like images of astronauts inside spacecraft or in space, real photos or any kind of art. πŸš€

The Jetsons (Rosey!), mid mod futuristic space art, and mid century images of humans in space intrigue me. πŸ›Έ

I'd love to receive What We Do In The Shadows fan art. Guillermo and Nadja are my favorite characters, but Nandor in workout clothes is also up there! πŸ¦‡

One of my main aesthetics is something I call evidence of time passing. Rust, moss, smooth stone, collapsed barns, abandoned places, nature reclaiming spaces previously occupied by humans, tree roots or vines growing over buildings, side cuts of sediment layers, what time does to human skin (think images of an elderly person's hand holding a child's hand). Evidence of time passing. πŸƒ

My brother and sister in law are major fans of all things tiki, so if you have fun tiki stuff to pass along to make things for them I'd love to receive it. πŸŒΊπŸ—Ώ

For tea swaps, I am allergic to 🚫 cardamom (chai, etc.), hibiscus, lavender, and nuts aside from almonds 🚫, but anything else is fine. Do you have a favorite roasted green tea?πŸ«–πŸ΅

I am not a girly girl. I'm comfortable in a dress, but 've never used cosmetics (allergic, was never an option). I don't own a curling or flat iron. I am too low maintenance for that. Never liked pink things, copious frills or bling, hustle culture, or girl boss/girl power stuff. It's not my jam. On that note, I'm not here for socks, keychains, jewelry, cosmetics, food, etc. I prefer silver to gold, and have metal allergies (so, sterling or stainless). I'm not interested in any sports.

🚫 I don't have a use for items geared toward very young people, parenting, reward stickers, or planner and journaling stickers. A snip of ribbon or lace or twine is nice on occasion, but I won't use yarn or fabric scraps. I have many allergies (seriously, over 200 known allergies), so I'm not interested in receiving cosmetics, pressed flowers, strongly scented items. I'm atheist and am not interested in receiving anything western religious/christian/deity themed. Honoring earth, others, and self is welcome. 🚫

Favorite Books

The Secret Garden has been a favorite since I first began to read as a tiny tot. I've read Jane Eyre countless times. The Griffin and Sabine series makes me giddy. Marjane Satrapi and Michelle Tea graphic novels are keepers. More recently, The Night Circus was excellent enough to warrant a re-read.

Read in June22: Selma Blair's Mean Baby, Michelle Zauner's Crying in H-Mart, The Book of Form and Emptines by Ruth Ozeki, Snow White Learns Witchcraft by Theodora Goss.

Read in July22: another Ruth Ozeki title, A Tale For The Time Being, Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo, A Line in the Dark, also by Malinda Lo, You're Not Listening by Kate Murphy.

Read in August22: Dead Father's Club by Matt Haig, That Woman Next Door by Harper Bliss, Stardust by Neil Gaiman, The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton, Quiet by Susan Cain, Red Paint by Sasha TaqwΕ‘Ι™blu LaPointe, Highschool by Tegan and Sara Quin

Read in September22: The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman. Chemistry Lessons by Jae. The Space Between by Michelle L. Teichman. Cultish by Amanda Montell. Good Enough to Eat by Jae. Shit, Actually by Lindy West. Soulless by Gail Carriger. Serpentine by Philip Pullman. The Humans by Matt Haig.

Favorite Movies

City of Lost Children and True Stories are my top favorites. I'll watch anything with Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci, Lea Seydoux, Franka Potente, Natalie Portman, or John Goodman. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Wes Anderson and Sophia Coppola are my favorite directors.

I studied German expressionist film, film production, photography, women in media, and literature. Double major, double minor. BA(IS)

Ratings

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Comment: Love everything you sent - and thanks a lot for the extra stickers!! You are right - Peanuts and animals are perfect for me! : ) Thank you so much for joining my swap!! xoxo
debbiespoms rated for PH: You Pick Your Theme #2 on Oct 1, 2022
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Comment: Hello Kat ! TYSM for the 3 theme of Halloween, you choose for me! I love so much and I don't have these ones ! Also many thanks for the Halloween stickers. So nice of you to do that and I love these too! Happy Halloween to you!
grannysimpson rated for Destash with a stamp #1 (USA) on Oct 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you
Risna rated for Vintage tourist card #27 on Sep 30, 2022
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Comment: Love the Cabo card! Thank you so much.
bestdayever rated for WIYM: RECYCLE POSTCARD #9 on Sep 29, 2022
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Comment: Love it! Thank you for the upcycled card. Be well.
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Comment: Love the Tulips. One of my favorite flowers. Thanks for the card.
laprochaine rated for More than one sticker swap on Sep 29, 2022
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Comment: Cute floral sticker collage! Thanks 😊
NJBird rated for handmade pc- senders choice #1 on Sep 29, 2022
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Comment: Received your wonderful postcard today. If I could give it three hearts I would! It is gorgeous. Love the stitching. Thank you!
aspens rated for Famous Art Postcard Swap #3 on Sep 27, 2022
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Comment: Great card! And I love that you included a beautiful quote from the artist too. Thank you so much! <3
traceyj rated for WIYM: Booked Up PC, USA #1 πŸ“” on Sep 27, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the bookish postcard! I have come to rely increasingly on the libby app as well. :)
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Comment: Tks for the cute handmade PC, I had to do a double take it looked like a REAL postcard that had been printed,
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Comment: Thank you for the card and goodies 😊
Fabriqueen rated for Oversize Postcard Swap #1 on Sep 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard! I love to see murals on buildings. We have quite a few in Houston and surrounding towns. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: Hi Kat, Got your postcards. Thanks, I like them and my grandson will love coloring the card.
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cute cat cards, cat and flower stickers and the fun postcard. Everything is great! Cathy
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Comment: Id like to see manatees
Camiliann rated for Black and White pc swap #111 on Sep 24, 2022
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Comment: thanks its wonderful!!
rkassman rated for CPG: HMPC:πŸ”Scavenger Hunt #2 on Sep 24, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome PC! <3
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Comment: Thanks, I have about 1000 horse postcards but not this one. Rich
JanHardt rated for HMPC: Put a Cat on it Postcard on Sep 23, 2022
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Comment: Fabulous card. I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much.

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Comments

Heirloom on Aug 25, 2022:


Had to post this after reading your profile for an upcoming swap. My fav show, as well!

RiverTopanga on Aug 14, 2022:

So happy you liked the images. I'm a big believer in sharing art supplies. Enjoy!

DPClamavi on Aug 8, 2022:

Thank you very much for the amazing RAK ! Your mail and kindness totally made my day β™₯β™₯β™₯

OrigamiGrace on Jun 14, 2022:

Just stopping by to say

hi

From Cheap Postage Group:)

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

Rainydancer on Jun 22, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

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