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dvmac

dvmac
Date Joined: March 6, 2014
Last Online: October 17, 2017
Birthday: October 9
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, I'm Dave. I live in St Cloud, Minnesota, about an hour northwest of the Twin Cities. I've been married for 40 years to the same wonderful, sweet woman with whom I've raised seven kids.

I've always liked art, both appreciated it and enjoyed creating it. I like to sketch and do collage. I love books and have way too many of them. I buy a new bookcase and it's not long before that one is overflowing and I need a new one. I had a whole garage full of books before we moved.

A couple years ago I started trading postcards - little works of art! It's fun to receive them in the mailbox and it's fun to send a little bit of love out into the world every week.

I swapped ATCs for a while a few years ago. I enjoyed that a lot, but found the small size becoming a little restrictive. But, I'm ready to do more. I just like to create.

See my Postcrossing profile above for preferences. I'll add more as I go along. I'm kind of a hermit by nature, but I am opening up a bit. :-)

I've got a good sense of humor, so don't worry about offending me. I'm easygoing and just appreciate the time and thought that people put into their swaps.

I guess that's all for now. Looking forward to swapping with you.

Spoiler Alert: I post most of my art to my Flickr account. So it will probably be posted there before you get it in the mail.

PREFERENCES

Hmm. I like a lot of things and styles. I probably lean more toward traditional than modern. I prefer Rembrandt to Picasso. But I love Japanese woodcuts and Chagall, Van Gogh and R. Crumb, too. Lean more toward dark than cute. Steam punk over Disney. But I like imaginative, fanciful illustrations. And vintage children's book illustrations - l love those!

As far as postcards go, same as above, plus I like b&w, vintage, unusual, Native American, nude, pin-ups, people, especially women, especially Renaissance and Impressionist women. Not so much run-of-the-mill tourist cards, although an exceptionally beautiful scene or historic building is welcome. I like vintage cards, but not reproductions of vintage cards. Unless they're really unusual, like some tinted Old West and Old Hawaii cards I have. I know there are some fabulously artistic and creative people here, so a handmade card is fine with me. Oh, and mermaids. I love mermaids.

Favorite Music

I have eclectic tastes when it comes to music. I like medieval and Renaissance music; Bach, Corelli, Vivaldi and Handel. I think Pachelbel's' Canon in D is perhaps the most beautiful melody ever written. I like Dylan and other singer-songwriters; roots, blues (Eric Clapton, Lightnin' Hopkins) and alt-country like Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, John Prine. I like world music, Celtic, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, most classic rock, r & b and gospel. I don't really care for jazz and can't stand heavy metal, rap, hip hop and don't really care for most modern pop.

Favorite Movies

My taste in movies is almost as broad as my taste in music. I like the Wizard of Oz and The Princess Bride; Gone with the Wind and It's a Wonderful Life. African Queen, Casablanca - yes, I'm a romantic. But I also like Get Shorty and Snatch. Silver Linings Playbook, Hunger Games and Men in Black. Spirited Away, The Fantastics, Lion King. James Bond; never thought anyone could compare with Sean Connery, but Daniel Craig definitely measures up. I like most of the Coen Brothers (Minnesota's pride), Fargo and O Brother Where Art Thou are both great, Not to mention The Big Lebowski. I like a lot of foreign films and movies that make you think - Memento, L.A. Confidential, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Well, you get the idea.

Favorite Television

This one's easy. Survivor and The Middle. I hardly watch any other TV. Except during football season. Update 2016 - have to add to this list: Better Call Saul and Naked and Afraid.

Favorite Books

The Bible stands in a class by itself. David's Psalms nourish and comfort me as nothing else can. I read mostly nonfiction - books on writing, art and history. Favorite classics are Lord of the Rings and Big Tiger and Christian. Recent favorites would be Shadow of the Wind, The Kite Runner, and a book of poetry by Hafiz, given to me by my sister, entitled The Gift. Oh, and Anne Lamott! She's written some really good stuff.

Favorite Crafts

As I said above, I like to make ATCs, and now post cards. I do mostly collage and rubber stamps but I'm finally getting brave and doing my own drawing. I also LOVE watercolor, but am just beginning that. I don't know why I don't do more of it?!

I've always loved photography, too. When the kids were young I always had a camera around my neck. I sure appreciate the economy of digital photography, but I sometimes miss my old 35mm Pentax.

I love paper. Ephemera, clip art, vintage, retro, post cards, old newspapers, magazine pages, unusual paper, you name it.

I've recently begun carving stamps. I enjoy that a lot. I would love to see prints of yours, too.

And along with that goes artistamps and faux postage.

I guess it's time to update this. I've been on SB for a couple years now and am doing a lot more drawing. I love to sketch any time, any place. I'm getting better at it, too, but mostly I'm not so worried that it be "good". Thank you, SwapBot!

And zines! I love zines. Check this out!

Ratings

Fenix825 rated for EJ: Ephemera Bookmark on Oct 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely bookmark that you sent. I also appreciate all of the extra goodies. The mini-zine was a favorite of mine!
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Comment: Thank you so much. I loved learning more about you
24Donna rated for SGG: Handmade Bible verse postcard on Oct 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! Beautiful card and verse! Going to find a frame for this and hang in my studio! The colors that you wrote the verse on amazing looks like the heavens opening up! Is it water colors?
Response: Thank you Donna! The background I printed on cardstock. The verse of course, was done with a Pigma brush pen.I'm glad you like it.
justmesks rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #140 on Oct 7, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great selection of cards. I like them all but especially the shaped one that says Signs you're from Minnesota. have a great week. Enjoy your fall weather. It is sunny and 80 here today.
Response: I'm glad you like them. A brief respite here - sunny and close to 70 today. Quite beautiful. Thanks for the rating.
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards for the swap and the vintage MA cards and stickers too. Love them all. ♥
SwissChallet rated for PnS: Profile-based Mail Art on Oct 6, 2017
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Comment: I'm mailing something for you today to thank you for this gorgeous envelope adorned with cool postage stamps and filled with so many treasures! Mille mercis et bon anniversaire pour lundi ;-)
Response: Merci beaucoup ma chere amie. I'm so relieved you've gotten it. I'd sent it about three weeks ago and was beginning to worry. Cheers!
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Comment: I'm always thrilled to see an envelope from you in my mailbox! This time was no exception! I adore the glittery Royal postcard you included and especially your kind words. Thanks for taking me under your wing oh-so-long ago. :)
carol rated for Collaboration PC #45 on Sep 29, 2017
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Comment: Very cool! Thanks for the extra goodies. This one will be an interesting challenge--what to do, what to do? Something will come to me! It always does! I've ended up sending to the same partner three times in a row now, so this may be delayed a bit. Sorry. Part of the vagaries of the s
Peachapatchi rated for Who LOVES Happy Mail #3 on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: Love the happy mail you sent! Made me super happy :)
DaisyNY rated for Intl-Hearts PC-September on Sep 17, 2017
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Comment: You should try a smaller tomato like Juliette - the little ones don't stop until the first frost (the green ones will ripen indoors). I don't think I got a Kandinsky from you. The Heart Series has actually produced a really high quality for the most part - for some reason, the circles didn't seem to spark as much creativity in most. I'm thinking of binding my Hearts collection - right now I have them in my cubicle.
Angie rated for CC: 3 piece collage August 2017 on Sep 16, 2017
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Comment: Hi Dave. Thanks for the resend! Very cool postcard and thanks for the note too. The postage was fine - not even canceled. :-)
Response: You're welcome Angie. Thanks for the kind words. Always a pleasure to swap with you.
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Comment: Thanks for the PC and interesting facts, Dave. I am totally jealous of your large family!
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Comment: I LOVED every one of the postcards!!! They are fantastic!!! Thank you so much!!
Response: You're welcome, Toby. I'm happy that you liked them.
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Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: Thank YOU for the rating
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Comment: Thanks for the extra goodies that came with your stamp book ! Loved the Chinese paper ! Will be passing along. Hope to swap with you again soon ! Love your wife's name !
Response: Thanks, Autumn, for your rating and for joining the swap. I hope you get much pleasure out of it.
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Comment: She arrived safely! She's gorgeous and is going up on my fishnetted wall. She will fit perfectly with all the starfish, seahorses, glass blown fish and sea ornaments, I have hanging from it. Thanks! Well worth the wait! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Hooray! I'll miss her but I'm sure she'll be happy there with her fellow sea-creatures. Thanks for the rating!
susieq11 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #4O on Sep 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for ALL the awesome postcards!!!! I love them! Columbus is ok! I've been trying to get to Minneapolis for YEARS and it hasn't happened yet...but I'll get there (outside the airport!!)! Thank you for joining my swap!! : )
rngstgstll rated for ZMACS Aug: sketchy minizine on Sep 2, 2017
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Comment: As always, your sketches are fantastic and far from sketchy. I love the street scenes as well as the people you drew. I actually have mail waiting to go out to you, for once, and all questions will be answered!!
samsstuff rated for ZMACS Aug: sketchy minizine on Sep 2, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely zine! (Auto correct always changes zine to zone, aargh).
Angie rated for ZMACS Aug: sketchy minizine on Sep 2, 2017
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Comment: Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for the great zine! I love how some of the pages look sepia! That's cool. I love the way you decorated the front of the envelope too. That's address stamp is very cool. I have so many questions. Is the stamp on the back you or Bob Dylan? Is the artistamp and the last page of the zine a self portrait? Were you driving while sketching the "On the road" picture? (Hee hee jk) . I guess those are all my questions. Thanks again. Loved the whole thing!
Response: Haha, Thanks Angie. Handcarved stamp is Mr Dylan. Artststamp and selfie is moi. My wife was driving. Don't draw and drive, kids! Thanks for the rating, Angie. Made my day

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Comments

simcoe54 on Oct 11, 2017:

Thanks for the amazing postcards that you sent for - PH: Postcard Tag.

wolfeagle on Sep 19, 2017:

hi

wolfeagle on Sep 19, 2017:

hi

midwestkiwi on Aug 31, 2017:

thanks for your contribution to the Savory Pass and Paste PC!

DaisyNY on Jul 13, 2017:

Here is the P&P you sent me to finish - I don't really get this one, but here is how it turned out:

wolfeagle on Jul 6, 2017:

Thank you for working on my Pass and Paste. It made it home. Yay.

tatntole on Feb 27, 2017:

Thank you for the extra ephemera. It was great swapping with you. (pc-nsb ad/free)

bigmamabird on Feb 14, 2017:

Thanks for the Valentine greetings, hope your day was full of love..! I made love muffins with raspberry whipped cream for icing and did a ton of snow moving up at my mom's house...At one point the snow was up to my bellybutton!

kittyhahahotbot on Jan 5, 2017:

swededreams on Dec 21, 2016:

Why yes that is one of my hobbies. ❄️

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