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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: September 20, 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

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Comment: Thank you for the pretty little postcard of the Flagler Beach Historical Museum, Karen! Good luck with the upcoming exhibit!
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Comment: hah!!!
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Sep 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much!
sharmison33 rated for Vintage Postcard Swap US on Sep 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for sharing from your collection with me! My dad is a postcard collector. When he gets big boxes of them, he gives me all the extras. I just love looking through them and sharing them with others!
postedparcels rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Sep 15, 2018
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AlishaK rated for Totally Out There PC Swap USA #8 on Sep 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard!
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Comment: Received your postcard today, thank you so much! I love zoological illustrations so this was perfect for me!!
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard.
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Comment: Karen, thank you for the great postcard. Shirley
suepier rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on Sep 7, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great multiview from New Mexico.
JenniferJo rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #16 on Sep 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
Hyshu rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on Sep 3, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great card!
CWarner rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on Sep 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you - I've driven the Million Dollar Highway many times and it's so beautiful!
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Comment: Thank you!
sharmison33 rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #15 on Aug 30, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I live in the middle of the woods and we have lots of dogwood around us!
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Comment: Thanks! I love the quote
Jenn5691 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #10 on Aug 30, 2018
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Comment: thank you for all the goodies!!
katmandu rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on Aug 29, 2018
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Comment: Love the quote and the PC! And you've managed to cover both ends of the Eastern seaboard with the PC and your home state! Love it! Thank you!

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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

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!

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