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tpwen

tpwen
Date Joined: January 1, 2020
Last Online: April 21, 2021

Country: Singapore
My Postcard Collections
My Mail Art Instagram (Spoiler)

About Me

PS1: "My Mail Box" is part of the address. Do not leave it out or the address will be incomplete.

PS2: Due to the pandemic, please expect delays in international mailing. I always have photo proof of sent mail. I am unable to resend due to high postage and I usually only have one copy of the things I send out. But I can send you photo proof anytime.


πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈHi! I am Wen. I am a freelance piano and music teacher.

I draw on postcards and envelopes. You are welcome to view my mail art on my instagram. :)

I also enjoy travelling, photography, cultures, history, and inspiring & thought-provoking dramas & books. Currently watching "New Amsterdam Season 2".

I can read, write and speak fluent English and Mandarin.

For sender's choice postcard swap, I will still try my best to send based on my recipient's preferences and wishes.

If you plan to flake or scam, please remember that karma exists.

Other than postcards, I collect washi tape samples in a washi tape samples journal. I also recently just got back into stamps collecting.

Please use real postage stamps when mailing to me (no sticker label postage please, if possible).

I am respectful, responsive and communicative. So I would really appreciate responsive and communicative swappers who are respectful as well.

Dislikes / Do Not Send / Avoid

In general, please try to avoid sending items that are or with:

Clowns, dolls, glitter, gore, horror, insects, junk, neon, mature content, monochrome, reward stickers, stickers that are raised, smoke smell, scented, tea bag, tea leaves, used/vintage, vulgar.

For postcards, if possible, please try to avoid sending:

  • Black and white photo or illustration (both with or without color accent)
  • Busy cities
  • Blank touristy postcards sent in envelope (I have no use for them unless they are Singapore postcards)
  • Collage
  • Coloring
  • Flimsy or thin paper
  • Handmade (Professionally/Commercially printed from Redbubble or local print shops are ok)
  • Keep calm and…
  • Multiviews
  • Maxicards
  • Meet up cards
  • Postcards with perforated edges
  • Random humans on postcards
  • Series
  • Self-printed at home

F A V O U R I T E S (in general)

  • Colours: Pastels and happy colours that are not overly bright and/or loud

  • Animals: Rabbits, monkeys, and any other cute ones

  • Cartoon Characters: Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck

  • Movie Characters: Wonder Woman, Paddington

Postcard Preferences

  • Please have the postcard written and stamped (or if more than 1 non-touristy postcards then all unwritten and blank in envelope).

  • If you have time to spare, please check my very small collections and some postcards that are still on their way to me here. I appreciate non-duplicates, thank you for taking the time to check!

  • I appreciate and am happy to receive any nice postcards that you choose to send and would want to receive yourself and not from my list of dislikes above. But if you need ideas...


πŸ’Ÿ2 Main Postcard Themes I CollectπŸ’Ÿ

I would be really happy and over the moon if you can add something new to my collections.

A6 size = 6" x 4" / 10cm x 15cm / 10.5cm x 14.8cm / Redbubble postcard size

β™‘ A6 size illustrated map of actual countries/places (not collecting imaginary ones)

β™‘ A6 size illustrated animal playing instrument or listening to music (on gramophone, record player, vintage music player) or singing or conducting music

πŸ’ŸOther Themes That Are CoolπŸ’Ÿ

β˜†β˜†β˜† A6 size photo of musician performing/playing ethnic instrument

β˜†β˜†β˜† A6 size illustration of musician performing/playing instrument, conducting, singing

β˜†β˜† Single view professional photo with name of the place in front but not covering the whole photo sent from origin please:

*Scenic: lakeside, alp, mountain, valley, field, national park, UNESCO

*Current season/weather: flower field, scenery

*Countryside, present day village

*Please avoid busy cities, statues, random humans, multiview, collage, monochrome

β˜† A6 size professionally printed from Redbubble or local print shops: your own illustration, painting or photography on themes listed above

About Writing and Stamps

πŸ–‹ Writing πŸ–‹

Please try not to cover up any descriptions about the card as I would like to read them. Please also remember to write (or draw) a message, date and your name on the postcard. Some prompts:

  1. About the postcard or the stamps

  2. What song or music comes to your mind when you see what is featured on the front of the postcard?

  3. What is the greatest challenge you have ever overcome and how did you do it?

  4. How is the music education at where you live? Is there a compulsory instrument that the children must learn? Is piano learning/studying popular at where you live?

  5. What is a festival/holiday you are celebrating this/next month? Any music, instruments or songs related to it?


🎠 Stamps 🎠

I enjoy looking at interesting or special stamps on postcards especially:

  • Beautiful and/or matching stamps related to what is featured on the postcard

  • Stamps that are/feature:

-Famous people/musicians

-Seasonal/holidays/festivals

-Cartoon/comic/movie characters

-Musical instruments

-Odd-shaped (like USPS sports balls)

-Special effects (lenticular, holographic, foiled, etc, like USPS Art of Magic)

-Europa 2014: Already have DE and RU

-Vintage

About Rating

I feel strongly about rating. I always rate my partners in a timely manner with comment (a word of thanks at least) to show appreciation for their efforts. If you are a non-rater, please stay far away from me. I will not tolerate such unappreciativeness.

I also try not to give a 3 unless necessary.

  • Very slow or non-raters:
  1. CraftyShana76 (Even after 2 reminders to rate me from 1 Apr to 9 Apr 2020, she blatently ignored me while still joining other swaps. She only left me a rating after I posted on her page and blacklisted her on my page. She then happily deleted my post on her page.)

  • Supposed to rate a 3 or 1 but I did not do so:
  1. Babsiepoo did not meet the private swap requirements to send 1 written and stamped postcard based on profile preferences. I am absolutely not a fan of typical touristy postcards and have stated so on my profile. She sent 2 touristy Belgium postcards in an envelope. Now what should I do with them? πŸ€”

Ratings

AmandaJay rated for WIYM - Tiny blind Winter swap :) on Feb 10, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so so much! I just loved this little envelope! I loved the heart tree you drew on the front! I do love trees and Valentines day so it was perfect! I adore the stickers and postcards you sent me and all of those lovely papers for my collages! Very appreciated! I hope you have a good week! XOXO
Response: So glad it has arrived and that you enjoyed the envelope I had prepared for you. Thank you for the rating and the heart! I wish you good health and a fabulous week! :)
5
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Comment: Ty sooo much! I love lil groot and the postcard is decorated so beautifully xx
Response: So glad you enjoyed my art and that it arrived quickly and safely! Take care and stay healthy! :)
ChristyClark1970 rated for LRSUS-Alphabet-A on Jan 10, 2021
5
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Comment: A is for Acnestis which is the part of your back between the shoulder blades and loins which a human cannot reach or scratch.
Response: Thank you!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for your Disney card. I love your extra drawing. The quote was just perfect for the day it arrived. 😁
Response: So glad it has arrived safely and that you love it! :)
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Response: Thanks! :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card! I agree with you on the waffles and chocolates for favorite foods, yum!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! Glad it has arrived to you safely!
Babsiepoo rated for Profile Based Postcard Swap on Sep 2, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! It is really pretty.
Response: You are welcome! :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard, Wen, I'm very happy to receive a card from you again <3 The view is beautiful and your drawings are just adorable <3
Response: Awesome! So glad it got to you safely and that you like it! (:
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Comment: One of my fave disney movies is Bolt - he's just adorable
Response: Thank you for sharing! Have a great week ahead!
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Comment: My favorite Disney movies are : The little mermaid, The lion King, and The Fox and the Hound. I just love all the classics really (:
Response: Thank you for sharing! Have a great day!
5
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Comment: My favorite movie is Beauty and the Beast because I love the music!!! It was the first Disney movie I ever saw in the theater.
Response: Hi! If you read the swap requirements/descriptions, you were supposed to rate and give a heart, and comment with your favourite Disney movie and why. :)
thatdragonlad rated for Giveaway: Post Office Mania on Aug 7, 2020
5
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Comment: The minion cookie monster was so cute!
Response: Thank you! Glad that you enjoyed my drawing! Stay safe and well! :)
Ilikeplants rated for Giveaway: Post Office Mania on Aug 7, 2020
5
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Response: Thanks for rating! :)
Coss rated for Giveaway: Post Office Mania on Aug 5, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cute pic.
Response: You are welcome! Have a great day!
Crafty rated for RANDOM HAPPY MAIL GIVEAWAY on Jul 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Have a wonderful day!
Response: Thank you! Same to you!
Ellevee rated for RANDOM HAPPY MAIL GIVEAWAY on Jul 25, 2020
5
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Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! :)
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the wonderful postcard, I love it! Loved the drawing and decoration, too! <3
Response: You are welcome! Glad it got to you safely! Happy to know that you love it too! :)
CraftyShana76 rated for Visit me on Instagram! on Apr 9, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for visiting!
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Comment: Your email was very detailed and you put a lot of work into it. I loved hearing about everything, I think it’s interesting to hear about how things are different there. I hope your doing well πŸ’•
Response: Thank you for your kind words! Glad that you love my sharing! Stay safe and healthy!
sakura15 rated for Visit me on Instagram! on Mar 31, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the Instagram love :)
Response: You are welcome!

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Comments

bpl76 on Jan 10, 2021:

up up and AWAY with your problems smile have a great day BPL76

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