Date Joined: April 17, 2019
Last Online: December 10, 2019
Birthday: March 17
Country: United States
I have Adult ADHD w/ Sensory Processing Disorder. I am also mama-bear of a child with ASD/ADHD and Sensory Processing D/O.
Receiving visually disturbing postcards causes undue stress, so I’ve decided to START my profile page by identifying the list of absolute NO-GO's.
Please DO NOT SEND POSTCARDS with/of:
I’ve had a few considerate swappers ask me about butterflies or frogs because they’re generally well-liked by others. However, this is NOT the case in my house! My son does not like any of these! Seeing them will literally put him into an emotional storm of fear and his fight-flight-or-freeze response kicks in! It’s no fun. So, please do not send these kinds of postcards to me “naked” and “exposed”. IF YOU’RE UNSURE, SEND IT IN AN ENVIE! 😉 Thanks for being respectful of my little bear!
ALSO: I personally cannot handle anything: * Scented: I have severe SOY, MOLD, & Cigarette-smoke ALLERGIES! =======THANK YOU! =======
Aloha! I am Harmony Joy!
Yes, my mother is a hippy! And my father is a singer and musician. I am a Berkeley born and California-foster-system-raised “love-child”, who currently lives on the other side of the nation. I have been married a decade, and we have three children (2 daughters, 1 son). Our current fur-family consists of 2 canine rescues: Kyna (a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix) and Ella (a Black Labrador mix), plus a "grand-dog" named Luna, and a “grand cat” named Maximus.
My ohana means everything to me.
Besides my V.I.Peeps, I also enjoy many indoor and outdoor HOBBIES:
(inside) Pressed Flower Craft (oshibana), Card-making, Coloring, Painting, Paint-pouring, Paper-making/marbling, Philately, Pottery, Genealogy, Handicraft, Crocheting, Listening to music, Face-painting, Dance, Reading, Weaving, Watching movies, Thrifting, DIY, Diary-writing, Sewing, Sculpting, Scrap-booking, and Art-Journaling.
(outside) Hiking, Scouting, Shooting, Shopping, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Stone skipping, Swimming, and Travel My current collection hobbies include: numismatics, phillumeny, stamp collecting, deltiology, and cartophilia to include: baseball, basketball, Olympic athletes, motocross, and military police dogs
I have been described as “sassy” or gritty, and as much as I enjoy making others smile, I DO NOT appreciate petty drama! I like real and intelligent people who are capable of both self-reflection as well as empathy for others. Since one of my favorite books is “To Kill A Mockingbird” I often refer to my kind of people as those who can take a “Boo Radley” moment to walk in another persons shoes! So, anyone who is quick to judge and slow to apologize will not be welcome in my world. Genuinely kind people are my kind of people. Narcissistic folk need not apply.
On that note, I am also an American with disabilities and I will not apologize for that. My mental health issues are a result of my post 9-11 service to my country, and I pride myself of being one of the few female EOD journeymen in the armed forces. When all the odds were stacked against me, I succeeded. That’s part of who I am. Period.
FAVORITE THINGS* FROM A-TO-Z…
A- Autumn leaves🍁, Almonds, Art-journaling, Aretha Franklin, Aquamarine (birthstone & color), Albanese brand “Poppin' Pineapple Gummi-bears”, Airmail label/stickers, Address labels, Ansel Adams, Aristocats (Classic Walt Disney movie)
B- Buttons with 4-holes, Botany, Batik, Beach sand, Blue prints, Balance, Bamboo, Baymax/Big Hero 6, Bob Marley, Black pearls, Brown-paper-packages-tied-up-with-strings
C- Cookie-Monster, Cinnamon, Chile (country), Chinchilla, Coffee paintings, Chai teas, Choffy, Coins & Coin-sized envies, Coconuts, Cowry (shells), Cashews, Celtic music and knots, Cowboy/girl boots and hats, Cook Islands, Collage fodder, “Cool” colors (purple, blue, green), Cherry blossoms 🌸, Coloring pages (colored by others for my wall!), Clogging & Irish step dance
D- Daffodils & Dandelions, Dole Plantation (I love their teas & pineapples), Dancing (esp. Hula, Poi, Swing, Ballroom, and West African), Disney/Pixar, Dreamworks, Dark Chocolate, Drums, Drum-lines, Dr. Seuss, Dyes (natural), Daiso, Duane ‘The Rock” Johnson
E- Ephemera, Epcot, Embossed paper, Eight-bit Art, Embellishments, Eighties Music, Envies (glassine, kraft, and magazine), Earth (our big blue planet), EARLY (pre-Vegas) ELVIS, Eeyore (my son calls him E-horse 🥰)
F- Franken-pages, Fifties music, Forest Gump movie, Fleur-de-lis symbol, Floss (embroidery and dental), Fiji islands, Friesian horses, Firemen, Flames & Fireworks, Frangipani (flowers), Friendship bracelets, Flutes, Finding Dory, Frank Sinatra, Flakes (not the ppl, the washi stickers), Flash cards, Fruit crate labels
G- Gelli prints, Good Earth Tea (original flavor; spicy & sweet)*, Guitar picks, Graphology, Glassine, Gilded-edges, Guy Harvey (artist), Glass beads, Graphic 45: Sunkissed, Good Ol’ Sport
H- Hula Kahiko, Harmony (I heart things with my name on them), Heart-shapes (esp. hearts-in-nature), Hummingbirds, Hibiscus, Hawaiian Quilts, Huskies (esp. Siberian! But I heart Shiba & Malamute too)
I- Iced cream flavor candies, Ireland, Inks, Icebergs
J- Jade (stone/color), Juke boxes, Junk Journaling, Japanese maple leaves, Jordan-Almonds, Jujubes (Ferrara brand) candy, Johnny Depp, Jack Black, Jungle Book, Joy
K- Kokopelli, Koru (ferns), Keanu Reeves, Koala, Kiwi (people & fruit), Kisses (Classic Hershey’s, Almond, & Mint Truffle), Kanji charts, Gustav Klimt (Austrian painter; I esp. love his art titles The Kiss & The Embrace), Koi fish, Kauai, Kliban Cat, Kanga w/ Roo
L- Levi’s, Lokta papers, Leaf rubbings/eco-prints, Linen paper, Lychee gummies, Lyrics, Lei, Lucille Ball & I Love Lucy, Lilo & Stitch, Library card-catalogs & check-out cards
M- Mulberry paper, Mickey Mouse (orig. Steam Boat Willy is my fave), Mama Bear 🐻, Moana, Malamutes, Mix tapes &Music (notes & sheet), Mary Poppins, Maya Angelou, Matau designs, Maori culture, Muk-Luks, Mulan
N- Norman Rockwell, Nik the Booksmith, Narnia, Northern Soul music, New Zealand, Native American Heritage & Symbols, Neutral colors (gray, black, white, khaki, brown, maroon, navy, and olive), Nora Butler (artist)
O- Orange tabby cats, Owney the postal dog, Obsidian, Ocean, Otters, Orca, Olive branches, Orange (citrus) rind
P- Postcards of Paniolo, Polynesia, Practicality, Papua New Guinea,🍍 Pineapples, Pilates, Pumpkin chai tea, Paint brushes, Pens (blue ink, but BIC reporter 4-color Pens are a fave),Postage stamps, Paisley or Plaid Prints, Pisces, Poetry, Panda bears, Pansies, Phoenixes, Pomegranates, Pirates, Punny jokes, Peace signs
Q- Quilled papers, Quail (esp. Californian), Quotes (I collect the positive/motivational ones, Quill (of pens)
R- Rapa Nui, Blue cats, Refills (P-Touch TZe labelling tapes), ROYGBIV Rainbows (spectrums-in-nature), Rock art (hetro/petroglyphs), Retro stickers/clipart (mix tapes, rollerblades, fanny packs, etc), Rugby
S- Scout stuff, Stickers, Smash-books, Springtime (puddle hopping, maypoles, umbrellas, rain boots), Sewn things (fabric/papers/envies), Star Wars Trilogy, Scottish Fold cats, Sea turtles, Sanrio-brand kawaii characters (Pochacco puppy, & Pekkle duck), Sea glass, Spirals, Sari, Shamrocks, Sarong, Samoa, Soft Slipper Socks, San Fransokyo, Steven Schulman (artist), Sequoia (Redwood) trees, Snickerdoodles, Strawberries, Step-Shows (collegiate/Greek-org.), Serenity, Surf & SUP boards, Sugar Skulls, Stamperia brand crafting
T- Totems, Tracks (paw-prints), Taj Mahal (Blues Singer), Tokens & Tickets, Totoro, Trees, Tribal Tattoos, Tulips, Tonga, Tigger & Tigers, Tony The Tiger (Frosted Flakes), Tim McGraw, Tire swings, Turquoise (stone/color), Textiles, Tie-dye, To Kill A Mockingbird & The Secret Garden, Tranquility, Tinted Beauties Ephemera of women (like Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse)
U- Uniform parts (I especially love used buttons, badges, labels, ribbons, metals, patches, and cords for Scouts), USPS stamps (new/usable), UGG boots, Uppercase magazine, Ukulele
V- VW buses and cars, VINTAGE ITEMS such as images of cameras, worn shoes, and hats, textbook pages, sewing patterns, flashcards, sheet music and various scientific papers or ephemera, Vellum paper, Vanilla beans/pods, Veterans ( I am one, and I strongly advocate for those who are wounded or in recovery as a state certified peer support specialist)
W- Wolves, Washi tape (I collect all size samples in an old book), Wild Flowers, Willow, Whale Rider, Wizard of Oz & The Wiz (movies), Wyland (art), Whale sharks, Wine corks & Wax seals, "Walt-Life" (and Salt-Life) stickers/decals and tags
X- Xylophones, Xeruses (squirrel), Xyron (sticker-maker refills), and the Xyphoid process (part of sternum; important when I teach CPR skills to my Scouts & a fun word to say!)
Y- Yarn (bits for weaving), Yellowstone (TV show), Yin/Yang (symbol)
Z- Zebra (the animal, not the print), Zines, Zenscape, Zippers & Zipper pulls (useful in mixed media art projects)
Favorite POSTCARD Themes: post office buildings and mailboxes, state and country maps, flags, black-and-whites, vintage travel posters, trees, husky dogs, "greetings from" large-letter cities/towns, doors & windows, retro gas stations & diners, UNESCO
Favorite PHOTOGRAPHY: black-and-whites of animals playing/sleeping/hugging, or tending to their young, close-ups of the hands/feet/paws/eyes, vintage hats, worn-out boots and shoes, mailboxes or musical instruments, and TREES (especially giant ones that look like they've witnessed a lot)
Favorite FANDOM: SF Giants, Oakland A's, and NY Yankees (The Babe, Jeter, & Judge), Golden State Warriors, Hogwarts House Crests of Hufflepuff (me) & Gryffindor (my youngest daughter)
SIZE Large socks & Unisex T’s
COOKIE MONSTER Stuff
SMOKEY BEAR Stuff
7-of-HEARTS Playing Cards
POSTAGE STAMPS (new/used)
Leatherback & Green SEA TURTLE Stuff
If possible, please send standard 4x6 inch (10x15cm) "naked" postcard with postage stamps and hand-writing. If it will make it through your mail system, I prefer postcards without envelopes, in order to see the cancellation stamping on the postage! HOWEVER, if the image on the postcard is "questionable" or not child/family-friendly then PLEASE USE AN ENVELOPE. My children sometimes check the mailbox.
Thank YOU for thinking of me!
I enjoy listening to all genres of music depending on my mood. I also like to read books. I am privileged to be the mother of three, an artist, teacher, geek, and military Veteran! I feel most comfortable at the ocean, in a library or museum, at a bookstore/coffee shop, or art gallery/studio. This is because I really enjoy learning new things and working with my hands! In my youth, I enjoyed traveling alone and spent time in Chile as a foreign exchange student! Now, I prefer to travel in good company. Currently my husband and I enjoy local stay-cations and exploring estate sales or antique stores for vintage tools and armaments.
I WELCOME - hand-crafted, artistic, colorful, collage, or cut dry-goods packaging postcards. If possible, please affix real postage stamps (not metered/digital) and send without envelope. I like to see the cancellation stamp! I also enjoy reading a handwritten definition, phrase, quote, or song lyric in your language! ******RESERVE - generic ads/free cards for a different post-crosser******* These are A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS: - COLORS: black, purple, green, blue, pink (cools, not warms), & ROYGBIV rainbows - CARTOONS: Cookie-monster, Moana, Lilo & Stitch, My Neighbor Totoro, Kung-Fu Panda, Tigger & Eeyore, Baymax (Big Hero 6), Transformers (Ratchet, Iron Hide, Optimus Prime, and 'Bee), Sponge Bob - CELEBRITIES: Bob Marley, A.J. Buckley (from S.E.A.L. Team), Lucille Ball, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Duane “The Rock” Johnson, “early Elvis” (before Las Vegas), Shirley Temple, C.S. Lewis, Janis Joplin, Tracy Chapman, U2, Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel - FLORA: ferns, hibiscus, frangipani/plumeria, fruit-tree blossoms, succulents, pansies, Sequoias - FAUNA: sea turtles, shells, sea horses, otters, whales, Freisen horses, wolves, working-group dog breeds (esp. Huskies) - PHOTOGRAPHY: sunsets, clouds, black-and-white, kissing/hugging, sleeping, close-ups of hands/feet/paws, eyes of animals, vintage hats, shoes, and instruments, and TREES (especially giant ones that look like they've witnessed a lot) - FANDOM: NY Yankees, Golden State Warriors, Wookie’s & droids (Star Wars) - COLLECTIONS: positive quotes, meaningful song lyrics, used VINTAGE postage stamps, vintage World Scouting stuff, nautical and pirate illustration, tribal tattoo art, phoenix, sea turtles - HOBBIES: Dancing of ALL kinds, art journalism, clay/ceramics, paper-crafting, and mixed-media
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