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Melogee

Melogee
Date Joined: February 11, 2010
Last Online: July 23, 2024
Birthday: April 4, 1982
Country: United States

About Me

"Whatever you are, try to be a good one." - William Makepeace Thackeray

I was born and raised in the beautiful and mountainous western Maine. I am humbled by the majestic natural beauty of the land that is my home.

I spent a year working as a USPS clerk and would be happy to answer ANY USPS related questions you may have, or even if you want to nerd out. I LOVED that job, but the system is so dehumanizing.

I've grown to really dislike the rating system here. I strive for hearts 99.9% of the time and am disappointed when I don't get one for a swap where it's OBVIOUS I've gone above and beyond (e-mail swaps, I'm looking at YOU!). There are people here who live and die by those ratings and I just can't jump on board with that. Sadly, ratings have really made certain swaps and swap hosts a major downer for me and won't participate with those anymore. Ratings seem to be the topic that brings the ugly out of people. I am highly intelligent and hold a master's degree in education so please don't talk to me like I'm stupid or make up elaborate stories.

Favorite Music

a non-exhaustive list of bands/musicians whose music I love: Air, Beth Orton, G. Love and Special Sauce, Zero7, Groove Armada, Wax Tailor, Tori Amos, Boards of Canada, Fun-Lovin Criminals, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Shawn Lee, Johnny Cash, Rancid, Jurassic 5, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Bill Withers, the Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Cake, Lemon Jelly, William Orbit, Four Tet, the Postal Service, Beck, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Wu-Tang, the Budos Band...

Favorite Books

I haven't been a huge reader in recent years but with more free time than I've had, I've been slowly picking up books and reading them. I enjoy mainly non-fiction (true crime, social issues, biographies, autobiographies, memoirs) but I also enjoy dystopian tales (like 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Animal Farm, The Giver, etc).

Swap Stuff

I am entirely in love with decos and slams. I have been swapping them both for two decades. I feel a pull from my soul to work on decos/collage on a regular basis. Just how I envy a lot of my dancer friends who move and dance daily, that pull they have for dance is what I feel for deco. I wish I had that same pull to dance like they do. Pre-COVID, I was an up-and-coming burlesque performer and had been a performance dancer since 2018.

Please don't throw any extra stuff into swaps to me unless you talk to me first. I'm really not looking to add to my stash. I realize most of us strive for those hearts, and hearts come from me for nice high quality artwork, not from some memo sheets tossed in.

Please, Please, PLEASE DO NOT ADD ANYTHING TO MY DECOS OTHER THAN YOUR ARTWORK ON YOUR PAGE!!! I craft my decos the way I want them and do not welcome Post It/sticky notes, tracking numbers, or plugs for your swap groups attached to my decos in any way (unless you want to add those elements to your entry). The purpose of my decos is to provide an opportunity for folks to contribute, practice, and appreciate artwork. If you have read this, I kindly ask that you please respect my wishes. I have been swapping decos for 20 years and thus have had a long time to develop my swapping practice and methods.

I prefer decos that are postcard sized. Bigger is okay, but I don't really care for ones smaller than that. I've never had an affinity for creating ATCs and came upon decos via slams and FB's. I am happy to take unloved decos: taped ones, ones stapled in the corner, maybe less-than-stellar artwork... I have a wide swap network and can get stuff passed along pretty easily.

I love to receive stickers but am not a fan of swapping them. I also like lyrix and have hosted a couple of swaps for them.

I take great pride in my artwork. Everything I make will be of good quality and I prefer the same in return. When you rate me for a swap that was handmade by me, I would love to hear what you think of my work and appreciate it if you took the time and care to do so.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for sending Janets punk hair deco! This will be fun & right up my alley.
Response: I thought you might like that one...
Sonya rated for CPG Summer of Decos #4 ART DECOS - USA on Jul 14, 2024
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Comment: Great deco choice for me, Melody. Thanks!
Response: I'm in such a brain fog; I don't even remember which one I sent you!
youngsenior rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 51 on Jul 13, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the card also the extra ones. Your friend Joy
jeka396 rated for DB 🖤: GET DECOS MOVING on Jul 10, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the unthemed deco book- loved your page with all the flowers!
Response: Thanks Jessica. I appreciate the compliment. I was pleased with how my page came out, better than I'd expected. Don't you love it when that happens?
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Comment: Thanks for the cute Christmas Tree deco!
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Comment: Thanks for the deco you sent & my full decos!
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Comment: Thanks for the deco you sent & my full decos!
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Comment: Thank you for sending The Vintage Deco PAP! It was really fun to work on! I chose Woman…I’ll email a pic if you’d like
Response: Which page did you choose to do in it?
Lisserz rated for LSS: Lyrix Books #2 on Jun 28, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the lyrix book. I have just the song for it!
Response: Ooh, I'm curious which song you picked!
ultracinematik rated for CPG - Mystery Supply #2 - USA on Jun 28, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the deco book.
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Comment: Thanks for a gorgeous unthemed deco, Melody! Can't wait to do a page. I do have a harder time coming up with ideas for unthemed, but I don't mind them. :)
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Comment: This PC is turning out pretty! Thank you for the bonus note paper.
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Comment: Thanks for sending me Rachel's Yellow deco and I loved the extra decos you sent too. Be well! xxMuggleMom
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Comment: Hi Melody, thanks for the wonderful decos!! Take care
Fruity rated for Some love for ad cards #2 on Jun 11, 2024
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Comment: Hey Melody! Thank you for the card! You're right about the legalization! I've never smoked anything to be honest, but I know this is an important step. There are multiple drvgs that are being studied for their therapeutic effects in people with various mental illnesses etc, and I'm hoping this will help more people. I've been considering trying it under supervision of doctors cause I'm sensitive to medicine already, and so it had seemed too risky for me personally before. This possibility might be a bit closer now. However, two days ago we had the election for the EU parliament, and the numbers of the far right are through the roof. So the past days have been a bit emotional 💀 But I don't wanna bug you with that too much. Australia is doing a lot in terms of medicinal psychedelics, in case that is interesting to you. If I remember the name if the podcast I listened to that discussed this, I'll let you know! Thanks again!
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Comment: Thanks for the Food Deco for Deanie!
sal410cat rated for 2 x Slams (INTL) on Jun 5, 2024
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Comment: Thank you!! So excited to have some new slams to dive into. Happy swapping!
MiRdLHWY43 rated for LSS: Lyrix Books #1 on Jun 4, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for sending the awesome 80s deco! I love your page and am looking forward to adding to it.
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Comment: Thank you for the Gary Busey & Halloween themed decos! Should be fun!
Mimi7 rated for CPG Summer of Decos #1 USA on May 28, 2024
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Comment: thanks for the deco I will have to print out an image for this one also. I am retired from working as a TA I hope you continue to like your new job!!

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Jul 19, 2024:

Thank you for an awesome CPG Pick 2 US - loved the selection of pcs and notecards! Much appreciated!

Aleesha on Jun 12, 2024:

Thank you for the Rhode Island postcard to help me out with collecting all 50 states! Much appreciated!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 7, 2024:

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OrigamiGrace on Apr 4, 2024:

Thank you so much for the nice selection of pcs from CPG Who Likes Tag US - love them! Fingers x-ed for your interview!!

DeboraCreates on Apr 4, 2024:

Happy Birthday ! I hope you have fun!

manders2280 on Mar 8, 2024:

Your Two (2) Postcards in an Envelope Tag! arrived today. Thank you for the great postcards and the Longfellow notecard. His "Song of Hiawatha" was adopted by Minneapolis founders for street names and such and now the city is rife with Hiawatha this and Minnehaha that. As if they didn't have enough of their own Indian names here. They are slowly being recovered.

HappyMom on Feb 22, 2024:

Welcome to the Electronic Swaps Group!

LauraM540 on Feb 10, 2024:

Thanks for the great profile based Happy Mail envelope for the Swap Tag US...loved it all!

AlyssaLynnWrites on Jan 28, 2024:

I’m so jealous you live in Maine!!! I visited once on a two-week camping trip and I hiked the beehive trail. It was gorgeous at the top, but no treat getting up there LOL! I love your list of bands you listen to!! Definitely a wide variety! :) I hope you have a wonderful 2024 and I hope your swaps bring you happiness this year!!!

03Scarlett on Jan 27, 2024:

Hi! Thanks so much for joining my Profile comment swap, I appreciate it! I enjoyed reading your profile and see we share a band that we both love and that would be ... "Creedence Clearwater Revival", I've loved that since I was a kid and still love their music. My absolute favorite of theirs is the Lodi. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend! 🌹🌹🌹

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