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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: February 18, 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

Inkeltje rated for Postcard Swap #2 on Feb 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great old card! I love it!
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soyprincesa2 rated for Postcard Swap on Feb 11, 2020
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Comment: Got it. Thanks!
mamajoy rated for US State Postcard Quick Swap on Feb 6, 2020
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Comment: This is an interesting map card because its a drawing. New for me. Thanks.
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Comment: Many thanks for the card and the Valentine goodies, and the stocking stuffer! I liked the box too.
Johanna51 rated for Postcard Swap #2 on Feb 4, 2020
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Comment: Lovely chicken. Thank you.
sbr9000 rated for Postcard Swap #2 on Feb 3, 2020
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debbiespoms rated for Bird PC #1 on Jan 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Scrub Jay PC. It's so sad, when you hear certain birds being Endangered.
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Comment: Thanks for the PC.
SatisHuman rated for Random PC swap on Jan 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing Alice card!
Lazydaisy0104 rated for Postcard Swap on Jan 27, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great pc! ❤️
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Comment: That is a crazy card. Very weird.
HersheyJr rated for Postcard Swap on Jan 27, 2020
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Comment: I enjoyed your butterfly card & nice note!
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Comment: Hello Karen, I agree! You do sound like you have a great job to be able to work in the museum :D thank you for sharing a bit about yourself, I loved reading it. Wishing you lots of health and happiness in this new year too c:
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Comment: Thanks! The artist grew up in my hometown. :0)
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. And now have a nice evening.
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Comment: The postcard you chose for me made me smile!! Thank you from rainy, chilly Pa.
littlehana86 rated for Holiday Letter on Dec 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the stories of all the special holidays for you. I hope you have a wonderful year 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter. :) I first read the Little House books as an adult (about 15 years ago, when we lived in Spokane, WA), but grew up watching the TV series. My mother LOVED the show and we watched re-runs multiple times a day! haha. Though I grew up with snow and cold and blizzards, I couldn't imagine the weather described in The Long Winter ... until we lived in North Dakota! THEN I understood! And having driven through DeSmet and seeing how the rain and flooding affected the area, I can full imagine what snow could do to the area! The other books you mentioned sound very interesting as well and now I simply MUST search out The Christmas Mystery! :) I did read some other winter/Christmas themed books over the month, but the Christmas Carol really got me - we listened to it as a family as well and my husband was quite into it! :) Here's to 2020 and lots of great books! :)

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Comments

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

ButterflyLover on Oct 14, 2018:

Oh I am so glad you were far enough away. I am thankful my in-laws moved away from there after Irma. I don't know if my husband could handle anything happening to them.

HappyMom on Aug 16, 2018:

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

knitterofhats on Oct 2, 2017:

Thanks for signing up for my St. Nicholas Day Swap

Onyx on Sep 27, 2017:

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

CurlyTea on Jun 5, 2017:


Happy slightly belated Birthday!

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.

bbbhill6 on Sep 6, 2016:

Thank You for the Wonderful Christmas cards sorry for the late posting. Thanks again.

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