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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: September 24, 2020
Birthday: June 1
Country: United States

About Me

I am a HUGE lover of snail mail and have all kinds of exciting mail stuff going on. They know me at the Post Office. :)

My interests are all over the place. I love all art, all history and all science. I think that the three are related to each other. I read a lot and write letters, postcards, send greeting cards and make mail art. I like journals of all kinds.

I suppose that I am not very whimsical. Not a teddy bear person. I also kind of hate geese with flower wreaths around their necks and cute little cows. My tastes do tend to be a bit edgy. I love color and abstract paintings. Walls with peeling paint layers fascinate me. I will admit that I have actually made purchases in the grocery store because the packaging is really interesting and I know I can make something out of it later. And I do!

I am pretty enthused about things that cost little or no money. I love pamphlets that explain events at historical sites. Stuff that I find outside like rocks, nests, shells, etc. are definitely treasures. Stationery is cool, but I also like to write letters on the backs of tourist maps and other found ephemera. Makes for an interesting letter. I am very concerned with the environment and try hard to stick with the reduce , reuse, recycle rule.

I consider myself to be a somewhat spiritual person but I don't like the dogma that is connected with organized religion. I really do like actual churches, synagogues, temples, shrines, mosques. I like sacred spaces.

History is about life for me. I like the history of any place. Fascinating things happed everywhere as far as I'm concerned. Little museums in tiny towns are great. I read a lot of history and biography.

Science is life. Love marine science, biology, geology, botany, all of it really. As I already said, I think of myself as an environmentalist and I am a nature lover for sure.

Reading is a passion and I like all kinds of books including books for children and young adults. Reading anything related to any kind of history, science or art is great. I also like literary novels and mysteries. I haven't read a lot of science fiction or fantasy but I 'm open to it. The only things I'm not very interested in are trashy romance and cheap poorly written thriller garbage or religious books.

I am pretty easy to please. I do not expect anyone to create something that is tailor made for me. Express yourself when picking out cards or putting stuff together. I like most things and I am very open to what you want to send me as long as it is not a religious pitch or political.

Postcards I Love-

Art cards of any kind

Artists

Any religious building or sacred space

Children's literature

Anything book related

Funny/bizarre

Map cards

Holiday cards

Botanical prints

Scientific stuff

Historical sites or people

Interiors

Anything that you like and want to share

A note about postcards- I love postcards but I only really love the "naked" ones. That means NO envelope. They travel naked through the post. I love the stamp on the card and a message and the way they get a little banged up. I don't want pristine ones in other words. I doubt that I will ever sign up for a swap involving other than naked cards but I just want to make sure that everyone has the same definition.

Ratings

RNRISLOVE rated for MASSIVE Postcard Swap on Sep 24, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great card. The post office gave the pretty girl a mustache.
sal410cat rated for MASSIVE Postcard Swap on Sep 23, 2020
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mlandman rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Hi Karen, thanks for your nice Penguin card, it’s lovely! Thanks also for using nice stamps! Happy world postcard day!
squince rated for MASSIVE Postcard Swap on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Love Anne Taintor cards!
kayebubbly rated for MASSIVE Postcard Swap on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: thank you! hope you are safe!
Selewis91 rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 22, 2020
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saturnsrings rated for CPG Art Postcard Swap (USA) on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard Karen, it reminds me of Junji Ito's art, really cool!
PinotAndPostcards rated for MASSIVE Postcard Swap on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the funny vintage-style card and perfect quote. Oscar Wilde found the best way to describe the changing of seasons: "Summer collapsed into fall." Happy a wonderful Autumn!
taledo rated for MASSIVE Postcard Swap on Sep 22, 2020
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Comment: thanks for the funny postcard
usctrojans79 rated for MASSIVE Postcard Swap on Sep 21, 2020
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Comment: Thanks
boandsully rated for MASSIVE Postcard Swap on Sep 21, 2020
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Comment: Love it!
Rapsy rated for R&W: World Letter Writing day! on Sep 17, 2020
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Comment: Such a lovely letter and cute kitty note card, thanks so much! Continue to stay safe and be well :)
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Comment: Thank you for the extras as well as the note! I'm going through my books and destashing a bunch of them!
colleenbUSA rated for R&W Romance Awareness Month on Sep 16, 2020
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Comment: Yes! Romance is so much more than trashy paperback romance novels! It's such a broad category with many subcategories! Thanks for the stickers!
Scuslidge rated for R&W: National Read a Book Day! on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the info on the book you were reading - I put it on my Amazon wish list!
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Comment: I enjoyed the beautiful sunset you sent. Thank you!
usctrojans79 rated for Jam-packed Mailbox 1 on Sep 14, 2020
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nsciambi rated for Jam-packed Mailbox 1 on Sep 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
kizzlets rated for MASSIVE Postcard Swap on Sep 14, 2020
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kizzlets rated for Jam-packed Mailbox 1 on Sep 14, 2020
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Comments

HappyMom on Aug 16, 2018:

Would you believe the resend arrived today? Thanks so much - I love both of the cards! ty

Onyx on Sep 27, 2017:

You are awesome! I got the package this morning and it made my day. THANK YOU!

CindyST on Mar 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the cool map postcard you sent me as the extra for the Map Car Roulette. Thank you for choosing me :D

njstauter on Dec 6, 2016:

OMGood Goddess! Your journal is amazing. It has so many tactile items, is visually appealing and your personal thoughts are like hearing you speak. I wish I could give you 100 hearts for this.

njstauter on Dec 5, 2016:

What a lovely journal. I've started reading it and all the treasures tumbled out like a sweet surprise. Many thanks for sharing your art. You have taken me to a higher plane of journaling.

njstauter on Jul 6, 2015:

what an amazing PC for my June WTA. Thank you for your vision and artist touch

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