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Date Joined: June 2, 2009
Last Online: May 3, 2010
Birthday: January 5
Country: United States
My Flickr Photos
Flickr Photography (Ireland)

About Me

01/13/10 I'm slowing down on swaps right now and taking a little break. I'm seriously cracking down on my dissertation: Ph.D. or bust! :)

I'm an artist, musician, and scholar of English literature-- currently working on my dissertation on the Irish poet W.B. Yeats.

I love all things creative!

Don't look at my Flickr if you're expecting a swap from me and want to be surprised! Otherwise, I'd love for you to take a look and leave a comment or two!

Favorite Music

Favorite music (in no particular order): Muse, U2, The Cure, Rush, 65daysofstatic, Pure Reason Revolution, Celldweller, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Porcupine Tree, The Missing, Weezer, NIN, Moby, Beck, The Crystal Method, Cake, Depeche Mode, Radiohead, Seal, Madonna, She Wants Revenge, VAST, Tori Amos, White Zombie/Rob Zombie... Lots of alt/goth/techno/industrial/electronica/progressive/ambient and other stuff, too!

Favorite Books

I have little to no time to read books purely for pleasure, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy what I read! Currently, all of my reading is focused on my dissertation topic: the poetry and plays of W.B. Yeats.

But, when I have time I also enjoy reading good fantasy and sci-fi such as Tolkien, Ursula Le Guin and Frank Herbert. Also love Vonnegut, Orwell, Huxley, Atwood... dystopian lit! Reading about quantum physics is also fun.

Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking, fashion design/sewing, painting (oils)

Scrapbooking stuff I like:

My scrapbooking style (like my own style) tends to be rather formal. I love papers with fancy, "old world" designs, or very modern, geometric stuff. As for colors, the DARKER, the better! I love papers that have textures or patterns (not solid), and are mostly black or very close to it. Dark jewel tones are great, too. And green! Any shade of green!

I like stamps, stickers, and rub-ons with scrolled patterns, fleur de lys, geometric, paisley, abstract or Celtic designs.

I haven't experimented with brads, buttons, or chipboard, yet, but I'm willing to try!

If you send me ANYTHING that's Celtic-traditional, you can be assured of a heart! All my scrapbooking is of my trips to Ireland!

(That being said, no leprechauns, please!)


I especially love artistic postcards, whether painting, drawing, sculpture, or beautiful photography and architecture. Modern art/abstraction, Art Nouveau, or ancient/classical art are my favorite styles. Funny/quirky/strange postcards are great, too; I love sci-fi and fantasy and dark, gothic, or spooky themes or designs.

My favorite colors are violet and green; I love deep jewel tones. I like pastels if they are combined with darker colors. I love chocolate brown and aqua together.

My favorite animals are cats and horses, but I love all animals (except for some of the six-legged ones...).

I like any type of postcard that is artistic or beautiful, whether it's store-bought, free/advertisement, hand made, or recycled!

I prefer postcards that are sent naked (no envie) and with a little note telling me something about yourself, the card, why you chose it, etc. If you can't think of anything to write, quote some poetry at me! :)

If I'm in a "send x postcards in an envie swap," I prefer not to receive standard tourist postcards with photos of places.

I also trade postcards on Postcrossing. I'm Amymc there, too

Favorite Movies and TV

Lots of fantasy and sci-fi: LoTR, The Matrix, Serenity, Brazil, The Princess Bride, Underworld, Pan's Labyrinth, Fight Club, Spirited Away... Also, foreign and indy films... anything by Mike Leigh, David Lynch...

Firefly, BSG, Dr. Who, Torchwood, Dollhouse, Carnivale, Red Dwarf, Dead Like Me, Dexter, Buffy, X-files, Lost...

Stuff I Love

Stuff I Love

Traditional Irish/Celtic things, especially Celtic crosses

Hello Kitty (but HK might be the only cutesy thing I like!)



Edward Gorey

Gaming: D&D, Magic, Arkham Horror, Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Agricola, Portal...

Modern art/abstraction

Art Deco and Art Nouveau

Pre-Raphaelite art


Cats, horses, birds, reptiles, dragonflies (most animals that aren't the six-legged kind)

Purple/violet, green, jewel tones, aqua and chocolate together


I would love to have a small sample of embossing powder to try out!

I'd also love some swap cards with my name, etc... to send out with my swaps.


I consider everything I receive here a gift, and "it's the thought that counts!" However, to help guide your thoughts, here are a few things I'm not fond of.

Color dislikes: pastels (unless combined with black or neutrals in a contemporary design), neon colors, peach

Music dislikes: '80s hair metal, country, rap, bluegrass, American folk music

Style dislikes: country, cutesy, folksy, Americana

Other: map postcards (unless of Ireland) * food or candy * dotees * recipe cards * Disney (I live "in the shadow of the Mouse"---an hour from Disney World. If I ever decide I want something Disney, I can get it myself!) * Preachy religious items (I like religious imagery from many cultures and religions, but am not interested in receiving Bible verses or materials meant for proselytizing.)


roosje rated for Jan. Diary Postcards on Feb 7, 2010
Comment: Wow,I love the selection of pc's you send me...it was wonderful to 'peek' into another life for one week.Thanks for sharing!
movietiffany rated for Quotecard Postcard #31 on Jan 20, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the turtle postcard! It was great and I enjoyed the quote also/
yodnapa rated for Postcard Qoutes quick swap on Jan 19, 2010
Comment: Thanks, Amy for the nice quotes and the Nemo postcard. Love it! Have a wonderful day. napa
EmmaKarniewicz rated for Quotecard Postcard #31 on Jan 14, 2010
Comment: Lovely postcard and a great quote :) Thank you :) have a nice day :) x x
nativegan rated for Postcard Qoutes quick swap on Jan 14, 2010
Comment: Thanks!!
nativegan rated for Movie quote postcard on Jan 14, 2010
Comment: Thanks!!
cfchai rated for Movie quote postcard on Jan 12, 2010
Comment: Thanks!
jinnah rated for Postcard Poetry #4 on Jan 11, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
jinnah rated for Felices Fiestas! on Jan 11, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! It's sort of funny, I have the Birkat Habayit with the hamsa hanging in my house :)
Comment: Thank you and Happy New Year to you 2!
Comment: I love the southwest PC! Thank you so much for reading my profile! I enjoyed your note, too! Happy New Year!
Comment: thanks a lot! i am definitely the right partner for you, hah! Actually i don't get the idea at first, but after reading the description on the back, i runderstand it;D the idea is quite good and i also love your handwriting! it's quite beautiful, especially your signature! thanks a lot!<3<3
17Papergoddess rated for Postcard Poetry #4 on Jan 3, 2010
Comment: nice match of subject ot image :)
Lynnie rated for One BEAUTIFUL postcard swap on Jan 3, 2010
Comment: Amy, the postcard arrived in one piece and you did such a wonderful job...it is so beautiful! Thanks so much! Lynnie
CraftyWench rated for Postcard Poetry #4 on Jan 2, 2010
Comment: Thank you!
katier rated for Quotecard Postcard #31 on Jan 2, 2010
Comment: The postcard you sent was a riot. She's so thrilled to have her humongous air conditioner poking through her tacky curtains. Love it--thanks!
Comment: Thanks!
hollyisabella rated for Dec. Diary Postcards on Dec 30, 2009
Comment: I loved your cards, they were amazing. I'm writing you a message. Thankyou very much.
newrule rated for 2009 Postcard swap #12 - December on Dec 29, 2009
Comment: Cool card! Thanks alot!
suepier rated for Kitty cat postcard swap on Dec 27, 2009
Comment: Thank you for the very funny cat card. This cat has lots of hiding places.

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AlyxBee on Nov 24, 2010:

Hello, I am going to have to remove you from the My paper heart group, We require that you have logged in within the last two months...Hope all is well and that you return some day.

craftgasm on Mar 16, 2010:

I hope you can join us for a free ad postcard shuffle swap! Hope all is well with you. :)

beckra on Feb 21, 2010:

The March round of Diary Postcards is posted now, Amy! I hope all is well with you, and maybe I'll see you in the swap--RR

Escilas on Jan 20, 2010:

Hello there!

I just got your lovely postcard, the one of the Cigarette ad. I think I said it before, but I'll say it again, you have such gorgeous postcards, it's always a pleasure to tag you. Thank you so much :)

mysonictruth on Jan 11, 2010:

Hi! Happy belated bday! I just wanted to say that I loved the quick postcard swaps you set up. Will you be doing anymore?

Cheers! :)

tokyoloveletters on Jan 5, 2010:

Hey! Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday, b-day pal! I hope you have a great day. :D


Lexidh on Dec 29, 2009:

Thank you so much for the RAK-package I got today. Life is quite tough these days, we had a fire in the kitchen just before christmas, making us homeless and sending me to the hospital. Thanks for making this day a bit brighter, I really need that now =)

Escilas on Dec 28, 2009:

Hi :)

Today, after getting no mail for about a month, I finally got one postcard, and it was yours, the Odin one. It's very beautiful, in a mysterious different way, just how I like 'em. It really made my day!

Being a Literature teacher must be awesome, but a hard work too. Grading 150 essays must take a very long time!

I hope we meet again. Best to you and your family! :)

katier on Dec 27, 2009:

P.S. HUGE kudos for a shared love of Dead Like Me and Edward Gorey.

katier on Dec 27, 2009:

I did forget Dil in The Crying Game! And it's always a good idea to have penis on your profile page. Thanks for the tip!

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