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taxcha

taxcha
Date Joined: September 27, 2014
Last Online: February 21, 2020
Birthday: February 25, 1983
Country: Indonesia

About Me

Hello everyone! I discovered this site from a friend at postcrossing. I'm excited to join all the fun and creative swappings~!

I was born in Germany, but I lived there for only 2 years (unfortunately I don't remember anything!). I grew up in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. I spent about 5 years of my life in Japan for my study. Now I'm working as an administration staff of a Japanese company in Jakarta. During weekdays I live in a tiny shoebox apartment near my workplace, and on the weekends I usually go home to my parents' house, which is where I do all my arts. I also sometimes work as a freelance Japanese translator or interpreter in my free time.

Favorite Crafts

Although I love and tried many kinds of art and crafts, I've always been a paper crafter at heart. In the past I tried sewing, knitting, paper doll making, scrapbooking, card making, etc. Mostly I love working with paper and I'm currently exploring the beautiful world of mixed media art and mail art. I love making collage. I've been trying to be more consistent with my art journal, but somehow I find it easier to make art for other people than for myself.

Things I LOVE

I love colors! I've always love bright colors, either together or standalone. I love putting together different things of the same color both in art and in real life. I love all bright colors but currently my favorite color is rose pink - any darker / thicker shade of pink like fuchsia, magenta, shocking pink, french rose, fashion fuchsia etc.

I love mailarts! Growing up without internet in the 80's - early 90's, I had a collection of vintage postage stamps and letter sets. I'm fascinated by arts which incorporates postage stamps. I think postal theme is universal and timeless. I read the book 'Good Mail Day' which I love so much. It has broaden my view of the mailart world.

I love patterns! Stripes, polkadots, chevron arrows, are I think universal patterns which are super easy and fun to incorporate into arts.

I love buttons! I don't remember when I started collecting, but I have boxes of colorful buttons, which I sometimes incorporate into scrapbook pages or make into necklaces.

I love Washi Tapes! I'm addicted to washi tapes. I was in Japan when they first made washi tapes, back then there were only simple ones in one size with single colors. Nowadays the choices are endless! I'd love to add more to my collections. I think washi tape samples swap is a great idea.

One of the characters that I love is ... Elmer the Patchwork Elephant! He is so colorful and fun :) When I lived in Japan sometime around 2007-2008 there was Elmer boom and everywhere was selling cute Elmer merchandise. I regret not buying anything back then!

I have a special place in my heart for Japanese lucky doll Daruma. I wrote about Daruma for my graduation thesis, and when I lived in Japan I continuously visited places and attend festivals which has things to do with Daruma. I also have a collection of books on Daruma and some Daruma merchandises, unfortunately I had to leave most of my stuff when I moved back to Indonesia.

Postcard Preferences

Postcards type wise, I prefer unique, creative photos/designs/illustrations than traditional touristy cards. Some of the things I like :

Colorful balloons - random bright colored stuff - art and crafts supplies (paints, buttons, laces etc) - Elmer the Elephant or other cute elephant illustrations - Alice in Wonderland - pink roses and things with the color rose pink - flowers, purple flowers, close up of flowers - Artworks of Alphonse Mucha, Andy Warhol, Erté, George Barbier, Cicely Mary Barker, Lia Selina - mythical creatures, fairies, mermaids, fantasy and steampunk-themed cards - Multiples - Cats - Moomin - Smurf - One Piece (anime/manga) - kumamon and other kawaii characters - K-Pop - cards of stamps or made of used stamps - daruma dolls/illustration - postal themed - fashion, shoes - butterflies (multiple and in art preferred instead of in the wild)

If you're an artist or photographer, I would love to see your artwork! :D Properly made handmade cards and unique ad cards are welcome!

More idea at my postcrossing favorites (these are the kinds of cards I would love to get)

Things I would be happy to get

  • Buttons
  • Washi tapes (roll or samples)
  • Stickers (preferrebly small, flat ones)
  • Notepads, sticky notes, letterpads
  • Ephemeras (tickets, coasters, etc)
  • 'Hello, my name is' or 'Hi my name is' stickers from the US
  • Other label stickers
  • Airmail related things (stickers, airmail themed stuff, blank/used airmail envelopes, etc)
  • Tags (gift tags, blank manila or kraft tags)
  • Things with stripes or polkadot motifs on them
  • Pink things
  • Things that can be used for scrapbooking / junk journaling / mailarting (is that even a verb??)
  • Things from/related with Pantone*

Basically most paper products will please me

Things I'd rather not get

  • anything edible (tea, candy, chocolate etc)
  • beauty products
  • any liquid or gel

I'm sure there are other people who would appreciate these more than me! :)

Note

I don't always put extras that are not required by the swap in my envelope, but I always make sure that I put enough thoughts, time and effort into what I send :)

Postal items from and to Indonesia do take a while to arrive, so if you happen to be partnered with me for a swap, I appreciate your patience :) I always rate within the same day as I receive your item. If you do not receive my item for more than a month after the date I marked it as sent, please let me know via message or email and I will resend.

Ratings

quirkyish rated for International washi tape postcard on Dec 10, 2017
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Comment: I don’t have the words to express how much I love the washi postcard you made; it’s THE BEST! 💯 The stamps are gorgeous, your handwriting is amazing—it made my day and will continue to do so because I’m going to hang it somewhere I’ll see it every day. And I am so jealous that you lived in Japan AND got to visit the Mt factory. Thanks so much!
liljennyfoofoo rated for Random PC International #11 on Dec 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the hedgehog card! It's so cute! I also love your handwriting and the washi border!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard, & the note. Most people just join this swap to destash, but you really put all your heart into it :) I'm so happy for you that You could take your full family to japan for a vacation! & you have beautiful handwriting!
MelbourneGirl rated for Random PC International #11 on Nov 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Kim Min Ji postcard - it is very special!! We will cherish it. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
MarieS rated for Send my postcard back - Week 6 on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your envie! Your card will fly back tomorrow.
Buecherwurm rated for Send my postcard back - Week 5 on Nov 11, 2017
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Comment: Hi Natascha, your envelope arrived today! :) Thanky you very much for the pretty button stickers and the beautiful colourful stamps! :) And thanks for letting me see that nice postcard, it looks pretty, I hope it will arrive soon. I just put it in the mailbox some minutes ago :) Best wishes!
darkpeppermint rated for PC SWAP Kpop playlist! on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the BTS postcard! Like you said, perfect timing for around my birthday! The songs you recommended were really great too. I think the Monsta X song is my favorite out of your recommendations. The N. Flying one is also interesting as it is quite different from other kpop songs I've heard and I like that. Thank you for the great swap!
Frithsrah rated for PC SWAP Kpop playlist! on Nov 7, 2017
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Comment: Great list! Thank you!
bbsporty rated for WIYM: Mail art Challenge #16 on Dec 3, 2015
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Comment: Today I received the most beautifully decorated envie along with a wonderful letter! Thank you so much for both! It was so wonderful to learn a little bit about you in your letter.
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Comment: Thank you for the fun card! You've done an amazing job. :-)
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Comment: Thank you so much for your great MailArt-card! I like the colour and the horse watching the orange! Have a wonderful week :)
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Comment: Thanks for the PC! I agree, too bizarre to send out. She seems terribly distressed by the appearance of that banana, but why?
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Comment: beautiful work
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Comment: I do not expect to receive such an artistic postcard in this swap, it's very unique and not ugly at all. Honestly I care more about the back of the postcard rather then the front, so when I got your card, I was sooooo thrilled. A big heart for you! On the other hand, I think there is no problem about travelling to Japan continuously as the points of travel are meeting new people and experiencing new things, I am sure every time you travel there, you will experience something different. Thanks again :))))
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail art! I like how you combined the themes. I especially love the 'I <3 Mail Art' stamp!!! Very creative!
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Comment: this is very special! you did an amazing job & i love the envelope. the irregular shape is WONDERFUL. i love the marbling, the star sign text cut outs, the smiley face, the colours, the collage, the stamps, and the note, postcard & paper ephemera. thank you. <3
Angie rated for CC: A Bit of Green on Apr 6, 2015
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Comment: Hello Natascha! Thank you for the gorgeous card! Wow, it's really beautiful. Thank you also for the lovely note. I enjoyed reading your beautiful handwriting. I saw a pic today of an Italian collage artist's studio - his floor was all littered with scraps and images and cut outs. At least we're not like that so I think we're okay with our hoarding. LOL. XOXO
Carolelh rated for Yellow Mail Art PC on Mar 31, 2015
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Comment: Hi Natascha, I love this bright yellow card! Is that a real leaf? Thanks a million!
Response: Totally late reponse, but yes, it is! Local craft stores here have different types of leave bones (?) in various colors, I love them :)
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Comment: Oh happy day in the mail!!! LOVE your ATC. What a cool idea to use all the washi:) (and thanks for the little bits of washi on your pkg. And...is that your actually handwriting!!! LOVE that too:) What type of pen do you use? Seriously, this is one of the cooler ATCs I've gotten this year. Thanks so much for coming up with such a cool idea and sending it to me:) Take care.
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Comment: Great ATC! And everything was very pink! Thanks!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 72 1 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
61 76 0 0
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Comments

Loonstruck on Jan 1, 2017:

I have dropped you from the group Sealed with Love because you haven't logged on or participated in swaps since December 2015. If you decide to come back to Swap-bot and would like to rejoin our group, please let me know!

Candyn29 on Mar 17, 2015:

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StarryNights on Feb 13, 2015:

Happy Valentine's Day from First Class Mail Art!

virgoleanne on Nov 8, 2014:

Hey friend! I am hosting postcard swaps now! Come take a look at my swaps @virgoleanne Feel free to join up or send some ideas for swaps you would like to see. Let me know of any swaps you would like me to join also. :) Leanne Big News

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