Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2019 1:13 pm


Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: August 15, 2019
Birthday: November 11
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! My name is Analise, and I live in Seattle, Washington, USA, (with my German Shepherd/Rottweiler rescue, Rutherford) but I grew up in a desert in California. My favorite color is grey, and my favorite animals are sharks! I'm one half Mexican, one half Italian & Lithuanian, so feel free to write in any of the respective languages to help me learn. I've travelled to Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, Ireland (and Northern Ireland for all you separatists), France, Iceland, Hungary, Germany, and Russia (2018 World Cup!). I currently have seven tattoos, and can't wait to collect more!

Favorite Books

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

  • The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

I don't really have the attention span for reading anymore (argh) but when I can finally simmer down, I love postmodern literature (hence Greene!), and some modernist works (like Tennessee Williams).

Currently by my bedside are

  • Narconomics by Tom Wainwright (an analysis on the economics of drug cartels--so fascinating!)

  • Richistan by Robert Frank (was given by a friend to learn about wealth. Hmmm)

Feel free to PM if you want to swap for either of these books. :)

Favorite TV/Movies

I don't watch TV unless I'm watching a documentary series on Viceland, or the nightly news. I'm so largely out of tune with TV and movies--I haven't seen anything.

From the shows I have seen, my favorites are Will & Grace, Ink Master, Game of Thrones, & Chernobyl.

Favorite Music

It's an absolute cliche but I do really love most types of music--alternative, dance, rap, reggaeton amongst my favorites. My shower playlist currently includes "Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola" by J Balvin/Bad Bunny, "Strict Machine" by Goldfrapp, "Whole Lotta Lovin'" by DJ Mustard, and โ€œTennessee Whiskeyโ€ by Chris Stapleton.

I try to go to shows often, and I go to Coachella every year (I grew up a few blocks away!). Other festivals I've been to include EDC Las Vegas, Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Block Party, and 111 Music Festival. This year (2019) Iโ€™ll also be going to Bomfest (Edmonton, Canada), Outside Lands (San Francisco), and Austin City Limits!

Favorite Crafts/Art

I would be so happy to receive postcards, stationery, unused stamps, and washi! My only request with postcards (excluding those listed in Dislikes) is that if you are sending blanks, please don't send any touristy/destination ones. I think it's weird to get a card of a place I've never been to if there isn't a note that shows the sender has been there or otherwise has a connection to it, if that makes sense? If it's written, though, then I am so happy with tourist cards.

I myself am not much for stickers or coloring pages, but if I have young nieces who love things like that! They live pretty far so I like to send them mail regularly to surprise them. They are aged 13 and 10, and they love everything from Barbie to the Avengers!

Other than all that, my favorite types of art are drawing (charcoal, pencil), painting (oil, watercolor), and photography.

My favorite artists are:

  • Painting: Wayne Thiebaud, Ben Steele

  • Illustration: Henn Kim, Apollonia Saintclair

  • Photography: Mary Ellen Mark


I'll get on the ABC thing too! Here's "just a few of my favorite things" not mentioned already:

A - 80s Advertisements / Amusement parks / / Aviation (esp. vintage)

B - Barbie / the Beatles / Birthday Cake / Burlesque

C - Cars / Catholicism (not Catholic anymore but it makes me nostalgic for home) / Cider / Clouds (esp. cumulonimbus!) / Coffee

D - Daggers / Del Taco (there's only 1 in WA!) / Doughnuts / Drag

E - Eyeshadow / Expletives

F - Fairs & Festivals / Fashion / Film Cameras (I shoot 35mm) / Fireworks / Food

G - Globetrotting / Guns (not in the NRA type of way... & oddly enough I'm a pacifist)

H - Halloween / Heart-shaped things / Herbal teas / Hiking (a new love of mine!!) / Hotels

I - Iconography

J - Juice / Jaywalking (hard letter)

K - Kit Kats / Kids (HA! Just kidding. Never having them)

L - LA Dodgers / LGBT+ / Lingerie / Linguistics

M - Mean Girls Quotes / Memphis (design style, not city) / Money

N - National Parks / Neon Signs

O - Okapis / Ombre / Opals / Otto von Bismarck / Outer Space

P - "Painterly" & "Photorealistic" art / Pasta / Peruvian Lilies / Pulp Fiction

Q - Quantum Physics (it's fun to read & talk about even though I don't understand it, LOL) / Quartz

R - Records (LPs but I also have 45s and 78s) / Reincarnation / Running

S - Sailor Jerry / Sewing / Soccer / Skulls

T - Textures (you could send a picture of denim and I'd be happy!) /Triangles / Typography (fave font is Helvetica)

U - Unpredictability / Urbanity / Unsaturated Fats (yes? no? This letter was hard)

V - Vegetarian / Volleyball

W - West Coast / Wine / World War II

X - /

Y - Yoga / Yuletide

Z - Zombies (cute ones like pin-ups otherwise I get bad dreams, lol)


Please don't send items with religious or cutesy/kawaii imagery. I'm perfectly fine receiving vulgar, provocative, or otherwise obscene cards (in fact I encourage those)!

My least favorite colors are yellows and neon lime green. I'm embarrassed to admit they make me physically nauseous, lol! Not embarrassed to admit they're ugly anyway.

And please, please, one of my only true pet peeves is when someone misspells my name. I get that it is very unusual, but as I get older, it starts to bother me more to see people write "Ana" or "Annelise" when my name is literally typed out in front of them. Other than these few things, I am very easygoing and I am so happy to receive anything! :)


MamaMangrove rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #17 on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Analise, especially for the i-D magazine cover card.
blueseabliss rated for URBAN SKETCH of Cafe Interior on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Analise, this is fabulous! I absolutely LOVE it! I just framed it and I'm about to hang it. Thank you so much for such an obvious effort. I will cherish this always. I'm posting more now so join in!
Comment: Thank you for your 'Spanish' letter, Analise. I really like your lettering on the envelope!
TexyDeb rated for WIYM: July--No Reason on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: thank you
NRGordon rated for Themed Postcard Swap #2 - Future on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the interesting PC and note. Policing the internet has begun, because Congress has to mess with it instead of doing their job, but โ€œFuture Shock Fashionโ€ has not shocked me... yet.
Comment: I love the kitty card! and the stamps too!!! Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the thoughtful choices. I like each and every one of them! โ™ฅ
kittyfun rated for For the Love of Postcards #3 on Aug 11, 2019
Comment: I really liked the stickers & postcards. Thank you!
bstrong rated for New Postcards on Aug 11, 2019
Comment: I'm going to start from the beginning. I love the envelope you sent it in, the fact that it matches the card as a pattern is pretty cool. I also really love the quotes that you put on the envelope. Upon opening it I sure didn't expect the card, I have never seen a card like this and I really like it, and then I realized the envelope was the pattern. Stamps are added bonus and greatly appreciated. And you're right I do love to travel, we just got back from holidays actually, thank you for the postcards. It was nice to come home and open up this glorious package, thank you for everything. Happy swapping.
lilianwillow rated for Here's TWO you on Aug 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love both my envelopes. The owl buttons are so cute!
AvianAine rated for Travelling Abroad Letter on Aug 11, 2019
Comment: thank you for telling me about your travels, Analise; i enjoyed reading your letter. The envelope already brought a huge smile to my face; such a nice bird drawing! PS Here you can find the homepage of the Takumi restaurant: https://www.takumi-duesseldorf.de/de/
Comment: Wow-I love your handwriting! I get your username-clever. The little portable record player on the washi brings back many memories. My brothers and I played 45s & LPs (and fought over ) on a player like that! Thank you!
Comment: Love the envelope and deco.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and it's all fine with the stationery ๐ŸŒŸ
Comment: Thank you for your imagines, I love the original alice in wonderland ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Comment: Thanks ! I love the cookie one ๐Ÿ˜Š
m3i5 rated for Tea Tuesday on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: Hi Analise, Thank you for the 2 tea's :)
Comment: Hi Analise thank you for the Pantone pink PC and I love love the "pink"postage stamps...I try to color match my stamps also :) Happy summer swapping peace love light
kittyfun rated for PH: Letter F (Blank or Naked) on Jul 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the Fantastic letter F items on the postcard.

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amyscraftandmail on Jul 31, 2019:

Deco profile disney movies #3 Alice in Wonderland

Lisamarieforge on Jul 31, 2019:

Deco profile Disney movies #3 Alice in Wonderland - one of my favourite books! :)

Alice Time for tea Vintage Alice

jenmcjen on Mar 24, 2019:

Hay I'm so happy you found and enjoyed it!

jenmcjen on Feb 23, 2019:

Hi I sent you a private message about the That's My Story and I'm Sticking to It swap but I see you haven't read it. I'm hoping you'll see this. Did you receive it? Only I really worked hard to make it super entertaining for you and fit tons of stuff from your profile into it, and really really hoped you would enjoy it. If you didn't get it, please let me know, and if you did, please rate so I know you did. Thank you!

christywebb on May 21, 2018:

This can't wait for my reply letter....I am OUTRAGED at the envelope art!! I had to keep rewinding my book on the way to work because I kept laughing and missing what was going on! I think you captured T.P. perfectly.

m3i5 on Apr 6, 2018:

Wow, thank you so much for all the beautiful stamps that you used to send back my postcard in send 4 keep 1 swap! :D

carol on Feb 13, 2018:

Thank you SO much for the amazing art you did on my "Send My PC Back" card. I absolutely love it! It makes the card even more special to me.

3 <3 <3 <3 <3!

MuddyPuddle on Feb 2, 2018:

I received my card back for Swap #14, thank you! I love not only the quote you added (NO, it's not too sappy!) but the beautifuly lettering you used. Love it!

LoveThis on Jan 16, 2018:

i received my card back today thankyou very much :)

Mimi7 on Nov 20, 2017:

thanks you for coloring on my cat collab coloring card, You are right it turned out great. :)

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