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nevers

nevers
Date Joined: September 16, 2017
Last Online: March 2, 2019
Birthday: August 13, 1981
Country: United States
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About Me

I've been sending mail art for 15 years and am loving getting involved in it again after a few years' break. My favorite things about mail are making and receiving art and creating personal connections. I'm not much of a collector; I love the process and the intangible things most!

I love making envelopes, decorating postcards, hand-lettering addresses, and creating handmade things to go through the mail.

This is my aesthetic (pinterest board), but most of all I love receiving things in each person's unique style.

(And also, sometimes ya just don't have time to make a work of art when you're mailing out a swap. I totally get that and I don't always have time myself!)

Things I Like

  • the ocean (sharks, deep-sea creatures, jellies)
  • outer space (the moon, the planets, stars)
  • circus (contemporary and vintage, especially trapeze and handstands)
  • language, languages, words
  • handwriting / hand-lettering / calligraphy
  • ways of understanding the body (anatomy -- the sacrum is my favorite bone! -- and holistic health)
  • peace and quiet (tea, letters, museums, walks in the woods, writing/journaling, solo train rides)
  • dance (ballet, rhythm tap)
  • tarot images, archetypes, and ideas
  • black-and-white photography
  • figure drawing
  • images/postcards of the annunciation (though i'm not religious): this is one of the few things I collect!
  • minimalist art, abstract expressionism, color fields (agnes martin, ellsworth kelly; pinterest board)
  • lines and borders (string figures, watershed boundaries)
  • math and science (topology, elementary particles)
  • queer culture and community

Things I Like to Receive

Postcards

I love handmade, artsy, unique, and/or quirky postcards (feel free to send me a handmade one you are proud of, even if the swap says not to -- I will be delighted and won't rate you down for it! vintage is great too).

It makes me happy when the message side tells me something about the person's day, or asks me questions, or is thoughtful and/or interesting to read.

Tea

I like black tea (flavored and unflavored) and herbal tea. I don't drink green tea much, except for matcha.

Stickers

I have been collecting stickers to use on postcards and letters since I was a kid, and I especially love little ones that fit on the back of a postcard. Please don't send me reward stickers to fulfill a swap requirement, but feel free to send them as extra if you have them -- I do sometimes give them out to my adult circus students just for fun :)

Other Things

Flat(ish) items I like to receive: washi, blank postcards (not touristy), handmade envelopes, fabric scraps, ribbon, sticker sheets (not single cutouts), temporary tattoos (artsy ones for grown-ups, not kiddie ones), and tea. (anything else is fine too -- I can always pass it along!)

Bigger items I'd love to receive: See my Amazon wish list linked to at the top! Any ATC supplies, postcard-making supplies, colored pens and markers (especially brush pens for hand lettering), Instax film, books about drawing and hand lettering, art and photography magazines.

My favorite colors are magenta/raspberry and teal. I feel unreasonably happy any time I see these colors!

Things I'm Less Excited to Receive

I'm not so into tourist postcards, although I like them more if you tell me about YOUR experience with the thing that's pictured! (And sometimes I sign up for tourist PC swaps to give me a reason to send the ones I have... so of course I don't mind receiving them when that's the theme of the swap.)

I don't really use ephemera or die cuts, but I can always pass them along.

Single cut-out stickers are too hard for me to keep organized, so I usually pass those along too.

Favorite Crafts

I love to make, send, and receive handmade postcards, stationery, and envelopes. I also love to make and admire other people's artist books, book art, and zines.

I crochet and sew, but I don't find time for either much lately.

Favorite Books

Favorite writers include Anne Carson, Laynie Browne, Maggie Nelson, and Natalie Goldberg. I also love YA fiction, especially anything with dragons.

Favorite Music

Female singer-songwriters, folk/acoustic music, classical, and experimental contemporary classical music.

Ratings

Komandorsha rated for Fine Art Postcard Swap on Feb 14, 2019
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Comment: Dear Megan! Thank you for a beautiful postcard! Best, Valentina
aladyde rated for NYUP Vintage PC #2 on Feb 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for checking my likes. I put the card right into my collection.
astarael rated for Fine Art Postcard Swap on Feb 8, 2019
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banjobraids rated for NYUP USA Only #43 on Feb 5, 2019
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Comment: Very cool card, I love it! The french word "squellette" is so fun to say. I had similar thoughts recently at the ANHM in NYC, they had updated so much since I had last been there in the 90s and I was a teensy bit disappointed not to see the old wooden drawers of dusty treasures, though the new display of the origins of sea life was cool. Thank you! :):):)
pintis rated for NYUP USA Only #43 on Feb 5, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the PC!
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Comment: Thank you
widelo123 rated for NYUP USA Only #43 on Feb 4, 2019
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Comment: Megan thank you for the postcard of the Ellis Mansion. It was always my dream to live in one. I guess not, Shirley
wittmert rated for Artsy Fartsy #18 on Feb 4, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the Mondrian PC!
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Comment: Great photo, thank you!
Clstew rated for Fine Art Postcard Swap on Jan 29, 2019
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Comment: LOVE this. I am a huge Lewis Carroll fan. Yes, my husband and I are members at the Met, we love our visits!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! Black and white ones are a favorite of mine!πŸ–€
SAHCatMom rated for Fine Art Postcard Swap on Jan 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Degas postcard. My niece is a dancer too, and his work reminds me of her. Thanks for swapping! Susan
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Comment: I got it. Since I like the stamp so much I am giving you a heart. Thank you for the postcard.
trapster rated for NYUP Vintage PC #2 on Jan 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful Drexel Institute of Technology card! I love these kinds of cards❀️ They are so charming and odd at the same time.
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Comment: Elephant washi!!! LOVE IT
mcwg rated for What the Heck... PC swap #12 on Jan 15, 2019
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Comment: What a lovely flora postcard. I find that I sometimes like sending quick notes to friends this way, instead of the longer letters. They're happy surprises to find in one's mailbox. Take care!
KSENiA rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #66 on Jan 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard. I see what you mean about the painting. Sorry for the late rating.
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Comment: Thank you for the Schulykill Expressway PC! Your habits for 2019 are good ones to aim for! Best wishes! Thanks!
knitterofhats rated for Happy Things, December on Jan 13, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for your note, the tea and envie!
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OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:

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