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Karen07

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

travellinCat rated for MARK'S WEEKLY SWAP-WK 13 (BEER) on Apr 16, 2019
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Comment: I love the post card, and the added touch with the stickers. Thank you!!
EmilyT rated for WOMAN art PC March USA on Apr 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! I love her watch!
shinyserra rated for R&W: Write On Challenge on Apr 14, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much about sharing your childhood memories. They sound delightful!
vontakk rated for Astronomy PC #1 on Apr 12, 2019
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Comment: I think USPS may have eaten this one, but I know you always send.
Cobweb rated for 🌍 SAND & EARTH SWAP #5! on Apr 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the little bit of Flagler Beach. What lovely sand it is, almost like glitter made from sea shells. I put a bit on one of those tiny glass bottles that we make fairy necklaces from. It looks lovely hanging in the window above my sink. Thank you .
USAFwife rated for R&W: Write On Challenge on Apr 12, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your childhood memories with me. :)
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Comment: Thanks very much for that cute chick Easter card. I really like it. Happy Easter to you, too! Cathy/Writercat
shinyserra rated for R&W: Poetry and letter swap! on Apr 11, 2019
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Comment: What a fun poem! Thank you :) Have fun dog sitting!
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Comment: Thanks for the National Gallery portrait of H G Wells. I'm a fan of his work as well & love how the photographer posed him against a backdrop of the planet. I'm also delighted with the glow-in-the-dark squirrel you included as an extra. What fun! And yes, we are indeed all people from history. The concept rings especially true since I took a friend to lunch today to celebrate his 95th birthday!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun letter! I love Buffy the vampire Slater :) and even will try Let the right one in. Perhaps I like it!
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Comment: Thank you for the great Easter postcard!
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Comment: Thank you for the glittery card, the tag and the Easter Seals from 1965!! WoW!
Hyshu rated for Happy Easter Greeting Card Swap~USA on Apr 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the glittery card. It is cute and I am ok with beiing sent 2 of them. Thank you for the stickers and the bunny die cut!
AromaAlchemist rated for WOMAN art PC March on Apr 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely shepherdess postcard :)
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable card. Happy Easter!
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Comment: Thanks for the great card and the extras! Especially love the Easter Seals stamps! Happy Easter to you and happy swapping....
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Comment: Nice PC, thank you :)
brooklynbunch rated for WOMAN photo PC March on Apr 2, 2019
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Comment: Cool photo--thanks! Susan (brooklynbunch)

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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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