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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: July 18, 2018
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

christy102194 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 18, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies! :D
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Elizabeth6277 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! :)
mylove4craft rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 16, 2018
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Comment: Fun stuff! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting card.
kayebubbly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 63! on Jul 16, 2018
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tlemon4 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much!
matt319 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 63! on Jul 15, 2018
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pintis rated for Totally Out There PC Swap USA #2 on Jul 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the "Hey ladies" postcard! I have this box set and agree that this PC is perfect for this swap.
Dragongrrl rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the washi and postcards, love everything!
Ajijic rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: What a wonderful package, thanks, I love all of it!
vlhafer54 rated for Christmas in July - Cards on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you - I love the tree on the beach! And thank you for the other cards, too. Happy Swapping!
Elliepatterson rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your happy mail & adorable envie! Just all kinds of exceptional goodies to awe over too:-) Happy swapping
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies.
Fabriqueen rated for Christmas in July - Cards on Jul 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card and the notecard and postcards! Hugs, Diane
lindseyjae rated for Stuff the Mailbox #9 on Jul 12, 2018
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Comment: hey karen! thank you so much for all the cute stuff you sent me! i especially love the flying dutchmen book PC! that’s sort of the motto for the college i am attending in the fall - so i plan to hang it in my dorm room!! thanks again
phiedragon rated for Mail Art x TEN on Jul 11, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the fun letter! A reply is on its way to you soon :)
Pipigus rated for Amusement park postcard #3 on Jul 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, Karen. How great it must be to live in Florida and visit Universal Studios. I would love to see Seuss Landing. Dr. Seuss is not very famous in The Netherlands, but I like the books a lot.
Leftie rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP -JULY on Jul 11, 2018
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Comment: πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€... I felt like I was right on the launchpad! πŸ˜ƒ..πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 63! on Jul 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great large letter postcard from the Poconos.

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Comments

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.

RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

renmagpie on Jun 24, 2016:

Thank you for being part of The Writer's Well!

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