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MMark

MMark
Date Joined: February 27, 2018
Last Online: December 3, 2018
Birthday: September 2
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! My name is Michele. I am 48 and a SAHM. I have a seven and a eight-year-old son and daughter, a Maltese and a DH of 11 years.

I am from Los Angeles and recently moved to the Central Coast of California (near Paso Robles/wine country). We are halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. We live across from a vineyard and I am a bit obsessed with wine right now.

I have also lived in Philadelphia, San Francisco and New York City. I love anything relating to or from these cities, as well as LA and CA.

I love using inks and stamps. I’m a big fan of mixed media. Of course I love my markers! I am addicted to finding neat and unique images, stamps and cool embellishments for collage and ATCs. I spend a lot of time happy creating cards, ATCs, post crossing and journaling.

I am new to postcrossing and love it. I appreciate any and all postcards. My favorites, among others, include Lantern Press, Anderson Design Group, large letter city postcards, Ranger Doug, Buddhist and spiritual, concert or music, colorful, unique tourist, cryptozoology (Yetis, etc.), anthropomorphic, beach and ocean themed, airline, book themed, Shinzi Katoh, Jetoy cats, colorful, modern, political, feminist. I am not offended easily. I am fine with artistic nudity (no porn/vulgar).

I have a collection of political buttons dating back to Grover Cleveland. I collect from all districts, states, countries and parties.

I love to read and love books. I started reading and watching Harry Potter for the first time recently. I am reading with my kids and I am absolutely Harry Potter obsessed. I also love to read political and historical non-fiction, oral histories and historical fiction. I have recently been on a comedy/improv binge, reading lots of books about and by comedians. It has been fun! Barbara Kingsolver, Ernest Hemingway and David Halberstam are my favorite authors.

Dave Matthews is the soundtrack of my life. I also love John Mayer, Tom Petty, Eddie Vedder, Lucinda Williams, the Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Green Day, Patty Griffin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rachael Yamagata, Pink, Cold Play et al.

I love sports, especially baseball and football. Go Eagles! Also (big) Yankees, Dodgers and Flyers fan. I LOVE game 7s.

ABCs of ME

Anderson Design Group, Alice in Wonderland, Aliens, Athena

Buddha, Bohemian, Bees, Bluegrass, Baseball, the Beach

Cryptozoology, Craftsy, Collage, California, Cartoons

Dragonflies, Dodgers, Dave Matthews, Deer, Decopage

Eagles (bald and Philadelphia), England, Eclectic

Flamingos, F. Scott Fitzgeralds, Flappers, Feet (not in a weird way), Farms

Galaxy, Guitars, Goats, Grateful Dead

Harry Potter, Hemingway, Heroes, Hydrangea

Islands, Interesting, Ideas, Iguanas

Journaling, John Mayer and Oliver, Jofy Stamps, Jetoy

Kraft Paper, Kids, Kangaroos, Ken Oliver

Lantern Press, Llamas, Lanters, Letter Press

Mid Century Modern, Music, Mixed Media, Modge Podge

Neptune, Nice People, New Techniques

Palm Springs, Psychedelic, Poseidon, Postcards, Postage Stamps, Purple, Peace, Peonies

Queen of Hearts, Quiddich, Quality, Quails

Rain, Retro, Robots, Rollerskates, Rustic, Rainbows

Sirius Black, Sloths, Sports, Silver, Science, Steampunk, Spikes, Spectrum Noir

Tables, Tim Holtz, The Twenties, Tea

Umbrellas, Unicorns, Uniterian

Vintage, Victory Sign, Violet, Vineyards

Wine, Water, Wizard of Oz, Wild Animals, Women's Suffrage, Women's Rights

Xanadu, eXtras (giving and receiving)

Yellow, Yeti, Yankees

Zebras, Zeus, Zen

So glad to have found this site! Looking forward to creating and swapping with you! xo, Michele

Ratings

Kraftylady777 rated for Card With a Profile Surprise on Dec 12, 2018
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SashaMae rated for Card With a Profile Surprise on Dec 1, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
geordiebaker rated for New penpals & a photo on Nov 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
ksperline90 rated for Card With a Profile Surprise on Nov 29, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! LOVE the flakes!
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Comment: Thank you! I hope you had fun exploring. :) San Luis Obispo is a fun place! Did you go to the gum wall?
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Comment: Thanks for the resend. I'm sorry my mail messed up and it all went missing. I have been to SF, but never for fun. I used to deliver beer down there :)
ksperline90 rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap-USA Only on Nov 19, 2018
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Comment: I loved this swap! Thank you!
Drachenfrau rated for Just Write # 21 - A Poem on Nov 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Michele! I love the "to do list-poem" very much!!! Keeps you thinking! And thank you for the poetry postcards too! :-)
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Comment: Cool, it’s like modern art
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Comment: These are fabulous!!!! Thank you
sharmison33 rated for WIYM: ATC Put a Woman on it on Nov 11, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the cool ATC!
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Comment: Your trip sounds amazing. I'm traveling to Ireland in April, it can't come fast enough. Your trip sounds like an inspiring life moment. Enjoy every minute!
jenmcjen rated for What Are You Reading? on Nov 11, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for sharing abuot the books you're reading. You're the second person this week to recommend Big Magic to me, and it is on my list to get. I usually listen to audible books, so I'm glad to have gotten your perspective on that. I did The Artist's Way book and workbook challenge, and for a few years, wrote daily, 3 pages of a large-sized journal. I've slacked since then, but I do write every day. It's been letters most often lately, but I agree that writing and reading are linked completely! Keep up the good work!
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Comment: Thanks.
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Comment: Harry Potter Dementor and a unicorn - love it! How cute! Having your own coop sounds awesome :)
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Comment: So much fun blue, teal and greens! Just love it. Thank you so very much!
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bjansen rated for PH: Spell L-E-A-V-E-S With Pcs on Nov 7, 2018
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OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!

gviing

katmandu on Sep 29, 2018:

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Happy September Birthday!

Katina

mandigutterrose on Jun 27, 2018:

I received my state seal pc back, thanks for joining!!

nsciambi on Jun 16, 2018:

I came across this link today and thought of you: https://style.disney.com/living/2018/06/13/incredibles-2-home/

yvonne401 on Jun 16, 2018:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

ladydy5 on Mar 8, 2018:

Welcome to Artistically Inclined enjoy our group

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