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aspens
Date Joined: February 10, 2017
Last Online: November 21, 2017
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), and France. I currently have five 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!)

  • Death in the City of Light by David King (nonfiction work about a serial killer in Nazi-occupied Paris)

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.

Favorite Music

It's an absolute cliché 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, and "Whole Lotta Lovin'" by DJ Mustard.

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.

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 10 and 8, 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 Sinclair

  • Photography: Mary Ellen Mark

Likes

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

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

B - Burlesque / Birthday Cake / the Beatles / Barbie

C - Cars (& car rides) / Cideries / Catholicism (not Catholic anymore but it makes me nostalgic for home) / Coffee

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

E - Expletives / Eyeshadow

F - Fashion Weeks / Fireworks / Fairs / Food / Film Cameras

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

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

I - Iconography

J - Juice / Jaywalking (hard letter)

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

L - Lingerie / Linguistics / LGBT+ / LA Dodgers

M - "Mean Girls" Quotes / Money

N - Neon Signs

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

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

Q - Quartz / Quantum Physics (it's fun to read & talk about with my very basic, rookie level)

R - Records / Running / Reincarnation

S - Soccer / Sailor Jerry / Sewing / Skulls

T - Typography (fave font is Helvetica) / Triangles / Textures

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

V - Volleyball / Vegetarian

W - World War II / West Coast

X - /

Y - Yoga / Yuletide

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

Dislikes

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 "Analisa" 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! :)

PRIVATE SWAPS? :)

I've been amassing things of which I have no use but I can't bear to throw away. Please PM if you want them!

I have:

  • Yarn skeins & scraps

  • Fabric scraps (including lace and other trim)

  • Seeds (cauliflower, peppers)

I'll update this list as time goes!

Ratings

milamilamura rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #19 on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: Oh my! What a beautiful swap!! I'm absolutely in love with everything, thank you!! I'm crazy about those heart stickers, they are so perfect for Valentine's Day (which I'm preparing for already hehe), the golden heart doilies are to die for, I had always wanted to get those! Absolutely everything is beautiful and I can tell you took the time and care to choose each item and I truly appreciate that. I'd honestly give you more hearts if I could! Thanks! Have a super lovely weekend!
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Comment: I LOVE the extra hedgehog PC... Thanks so much!!
Avi rated for A Gift a Month November on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! Love the calendar!
Babsmomof5 rated for 1 Word = 3 PCs (US Only) on Nov 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard selections!
Madameabi rated for Profile based stocking fillers on Nov 11, 2017
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Comment: I am a terrible person! Well...I'm a terribly impatient person! I already opened all my gifts...and I love them. I'm having a cup of tea right now and have everything else lauded out in the front of me! The notebook is sooo cool. I can't wait to use it on a hike or kayak trip! I love how you wrapped (the gorgeous) washi around the tongue depressers. The Alice in Wonder Land tags are magical. And all the stationary...just wow! I love it...I think I made lots of ooo's and ahhh's while going through it. And the sweet bracelet...I love rainbows and all it symbolizes. And the Paris stickers! Ok...I love it all. Thank you so much and forgive me for not waiting until Christmas.
mylove4craft rated for Happy Notecard November #1 on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful washi! I used to live in Seattle and I loved it!
NotAllWhoWander rated for crafty penpals on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: I wish I could give you multiple hearts. I can't wait to write you back!
Fieke rated for NON-TOURISTY pc #43 BOAT on Nov 7, 2017
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Comment: Hello Analise, indeed we already exchanged some PC's. Before the shrimp season all the boats are decorated and blessed during the festival, that's what the phrase on the PC ment :)
miia rated for Cheery PC #8 on Nov 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful postcard, I totally love it! :) Stamps on your card are lovely too! Yes we had an orange autumn, but now it's only grey and brown and boring... We got the first snow about a week ago, but it melted and now I'm waiting for more snow.
Madameabi rated for Washi Tape and a letter on Nov 4, 2017
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Comment: I just got your letter today. I love it! You have such lovely hand writing and I thoroughly enjoyed reading your letter. The envelope was adorably decorated! I love the washi! My favorite were...the food and animal ones! The adhesive ribbons look really cool too! The sheep washi though!!! ...seriously too cute!!! Thank you so much!
USAFwife rated for 19: A View From My Window - email on Nov 1, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sending the pictures. :)
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Comment: Thanks. My daughter does love her glitter. Rich
Lorellie rated for 35mm Film Swap #1 on Oct 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the film and the fun swap. Do you have a Instagram? I did a photo of your package :)
Response: Yes! My name is @frazzface. I hope you make lots of awesome images with that roll! :)
GrannysNamesake rated for Notebook Paper Letter # 8 on Oct 30, 2017
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Comment: Hi, again, this is the 3rd letter I've gotten from you and I really enjoy reading them. Before joining these swaps, I'd never written a letter on notebook paper and had to go buy some. I prefer it over the fancy letter writing stationery. We should be with people who support us and help us reach higher goals, who encourage us to learn something everyday. Thank you for the cute little card and the tea, I'll have some later today.
nevers rated for Send 5 Postcards swap #8 (USA) on Oct 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards - I especially love the one with all the birds, and the sun in the middle! I loved your lettering on the envelope address too :)
kathiann rated for Send my postcard back - Week 4 on Oct 28, 2017
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Comment: I do love that shade of green! Mail has already gone out for the day, so it will be going out on Monday :)
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Comment: fantastic selection...thank you so much!!!
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Comment: Hi, thank you for the great stickers sheet and postcard !!
Fieke rated for CHEERS to October on Oct 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the Martini PC. No, I'm not a Martini person more wine and champagne person :)
dawnakaulen rated for NON-TOURISTY pc #42 MUSIC on Oct 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! I do not really know Chagall but he seems interesting :)

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Comments

Mimi7 on Nov 20, 2017:

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

christywebb on Nov 15, 2017:

Got your letter! I'm behind in my letter writing but yours just went to the top - so much good stuff to talk about!!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 25, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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Chaosfay on Sep 13, 2017:

I received your letter today, and I'm so happy you enjoyed the music! I have a monstrous amount of playlists all set up on Youtube and 8tracks as well as on my computer. If ever you want a random shuffle of music just let me know. Beware, I have a very large variety of music in my collection.

Tjace007 on Jun 29, 2017:

Aspens, Thank you so much for my gifts. You stepped in and became my savior of the Wacky Silly, & Unusual Holidays for July. Again thank you.

*** I love my magazine.

flowerchild on Jun 8, 2017:

Thank you for sending home my "Adventures of the Traveling PC"

PaulandLeezy on Apr 24, 2017:

Thanks for sending my PC back for Keep 1 Send 1 Back #5!

kweandee on Mar 25, 2017:

Got my NY postcard back today from the keep a pc, mail a pc #1 swap. What a crazy visit you had here when you came lol, thanks for sharing.

~Des

Sahnetoffee on Mar 20, 2017:

Thank you for joining my swap "Favorite Flower!"

Natalka on Mar 20, 2017:

I hope that you will like these flowers. Have a nice day and smile a lot! Greetings from Poland ;)

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