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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: September 21, 2019
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

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Comment: Haven’t been to Grand Canyon but I’ve flown over it. Beautiful sight! Thanks for the postcard!
Buecherwurm rated for R&W In July & August I read ... on Sep 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for your pretty letter and the super cute puppy bookmark! It sits on my book shelf now :) Loved all the different stamps as well! Will look into all of the mentioned books, I didn't know any of them, maybe some will be interesting for me as well. Great that the book about the Romanovs was interesting, I also sometimes find it nice to read out of date books. It can be a nice windows into another era :) Lately I read part of a statistics book from 1877 with totally out of date statistics about Bavaria, but I found it super interesting :D You could really see how things like life expectancy improved since then when comparing with current data.
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Comment: Great owl postcard. Thank you
travellinCat rated for Love Your Bookshop Day on Aug 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you.
shinyserra rated for R&W: Stamp Prompted Swap on Aug 19, 2019
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Comment: I think you hit the nail on the head with this one...that guy WHOEVER he is looks very uninspired!
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Comment: Thank you for the card of the Dutch windmill. It reminds me of the windmill in the park at one of the nearby towns. They have a local tulip festival there in the spring as there are many tulips planted all around the base.
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Comment: Wow! This came fast! Thank you, "neighbor"! :-)
mags142 rated for Wonderland: Alice Postcard Swap on Aug 5, 2019
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Comment: Hello Karen. Thank you for the vintage Alice card. I agree, the art in any form does inspire me. I have done a couple Alive inspired drawings myself :] Happy Swapping
CHOWEFACE rated for Vacation Postcard 2019!! on Aug 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the PC. I'm quite partial to a bit of acoustic blues myself. :-)
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Comment: I didn't wait! Thank you! I love it...it will be perfect at the cabin in winter :o)
Ukucaitie rated for Vacation Postcard 2019!! on Jul 29, 2019
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Comment: A pretty dining room. Thank you for sharing!
Cobweb rated for MARK'S WEEKLY SWAP-WK 28 (WATERFALLS) on Jul 22, 2019
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Comment: Love this place and I love your memories of the landing. Thanks so much.
BloomingRoses rated for Christmas in July: Card Swap on Jul 14, 2019
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Comment: Loved my beautiful card and extra stickers. Thankyou so much.
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Comment: Hi Karen thank you for the PC, I rarely go to the fireworks because I cant stomach the crowds and the traffic...happy summer swapping peace love light
USAFwife rated for R&W: In June I read ... on Jul 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the update!
me2az50 rated for Christmas in July: Card Swap on Jul 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card and wishes. Thank you for the goodies. There was a little bit of a "cool" breeze when I opened the card!
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Comment: Thanks, Marc
pbcquiltlover rated for Outer Space PC Swap #5 on Jul 1, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great pc - love the lunar sticker and the totally cool washi tape! <3
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Comment: Thank you! I've read a few of these myself - great choices!

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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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