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Eclectonote

Eclectonote
Date Joined: June 9, 2012
Last Online: May 22, 2022

Country: United States

About Me

I enjoy connecting to people around the globe through the postal system and mail art. I collect postage stamps, bus and train tickets, and other ephemeral bits of everyday life.

I should spend more time outside, so I'm off to swim, or just float and watch the clouds. (gif by L. Boglio)

Favorite Music

Some favorite artists: Miriam Makeba, Keith Jarrett, Chopin, Dave Brubeck Thank You, Bill Evans, Chet Baker, Bach, Baguette Quartette, Rupa and the April Fishes, Beethoven, Tango No. 9, Vince Guaraldi, Andres Segovia, Allman Brothers, Camille, Sanjay Divecha, Lyle Lovett, Decemberists, Jessica Fichot

Some things I like

The circus, magic, and parades; Carnival; gypsy/bohemian style and steampunk; Commedia dell'arte; court jesters; Cirque du Soleil; Pierrot and Pierette; Totoro; the Ministry of Silly Walks; old ledger pages; kraft and handmade paper; Instax, logarithmic spirals; travel, maps, and aerogrammes; line engraved postage stamps and woodcuts; galaxies and gardens; linen; zines; typewriters and writing letters, typography and the end pages of books where they explain the typeface; playing piano and accordions; the smells of gasoline, saw dust, fiberglass resin, gardenias, sweet peas, and honeysuckle. Plague Doctors. Coffee. A bookworm, I enjoy literary fiction, sci fi, historical fiction, history, and I'm now exploring poetry.

Ratings

KIllerMal rated for PP - Non Touristy PC Swap -1 on May 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your beautiful postcard with the pin-ups and the stamps you have chosen :) I also put tomatoes in my garden !! They are now starting to make small clusters <3 Basil, on the other hand, cannot resist me, I realized that you wet it too much :(
carol rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 40 on May 18, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely handmade paper! I enjoy doing that too, and have also experimented with adding flowers. I was surprised it didn't do as much as I expected. I need to pull my gear out and make some more too! I've also played around with making stamps, but nothing as cool or complicated as the gorgeous caligraphy you made! Cool stationery too, and I really covet your little prickly pear sticky note! Cactus blossoms are one of my favorite things! Thank you, thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the neat fold up letter! I just love the bookmark you enclosed as well! That will be put to great use! I have several cookbooks checked out of the library as well!
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Saba rated for HCSI: Water Postcard on May 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!
Gretchenwu rated for Lil bit of Red Postcard Swap on May 9, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. All the best !
lynnpinkdaisy rated for LSRUS: Unlikely Letter Swap on May 3, 2022
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Comment: I loved reading your letter! Ok, so I need to try hand making paper myself. I've always wanted to and you basically gave me great directions. And wow! I've never seen flower seeds at Goodwill either, but it sounds like you got a great selection. Reading about your flower seeds for butterflies reminded me of this one time I was walking up the sidewalk to the front door of a friend's house and there were these flowering plants all along the length of it and as I walked, tons of butterflies suddenly started flying into the air. It was so magical! Thank you for the extra goodies too!
camelsamba rated for HCSI: Water Postcard on Apr 27, 2022
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Comment: Love the card - thanks! And I can relate to the sporadic-but-favorite hobby situation.
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Mlhadder rated for DYSC: 2nd cup of Coffee atc on Apr 16, 2022
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Comment: Oh goodness! I love your ATC! Thank you so much! Mmmm coffee!
AZmom875 rated for BLC: book cover/theme postcard INT on Apr 11, 2022
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Comment: I loved everything about this postcard: the image, the quote, the postage stamp, and the message from you. Thanks
Jafferty rated for Stamp Craft Swap: ATC 2 on Apr 9, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the fun swap! Love your ATC! And thanks for the extras!! Much appreciated!
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Comment: thank-you SO MUCH for the beautiful coffee themed ATC! Absolutely love it :) Also thank-you for sending me the coffee themed stamps, you are too kind & I'm so happy to finally have them :) <3 You just made my day
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Comment: Returned from a trip & found this fabulous coffee ATC in my box! Thank you for this creative & inspiring work of art, Amy! The envelope is great, too!!
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Comment: I love the idea of the perfect library! Would love to join you for a cup of coffee! Happy Reading!
young46356 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #103 on Mar 21, 2022
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Comment: Thanks, we had a ridiculous amount of tomatoes last year and couldn't give them away, but we don't plant until May here in the Midwest. Rich
heidiblooms rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #103 on Mar 20, 2022
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Comment: Love this PC! I spend my spring break apartment-hunting :)
chimerix rated for EPUSA: 2 postage stamp APCs on Mar 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the 2 wonderful space themed stamp APCs!!! I love them so much. And thank you for the extra space stamps. I didn't have any of them in my collection! Mahalo and Aloha!
RiverTopanga rated for DYSC: Coffee atc on Mar 7, 2022
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Comment: Love the homemade paper! Really adds depth to your ATC. Did you really carve the stamp? I'm amazed. Wish I could be that talented! Thank you for taking time to make this little piece of art so special. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š
heidiblooms rated for Stamp-Slapped Postcard on Feb 25, 2022
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Comment: I eat strawberries like candy! I love these United Nations stamps, so pretty!

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Comments

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธMerry Christmas!โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ„

9O96O on Apr 10, 2021:

Hi Eclectonote. I got your HMPC tag of the pink raccoon block print. So well done. Growing up in Toronto we often saw raccoons. As a child, we even had one as a pet for a few weeks. Their paws are so soft and gentle (their teeth, not so gentle). P.S. Really pretty postage stamps too.

PenPaperPostage on May 8, 2020:

I wanted to let you know that I love the B&W polaroids that you sent...3 instead of just 2!! I didn't know B&W film was available; I think I like it better than color. Thanks again!! -- PenPaperPostage

MisplacedfromPA on Jan 16, 2020:

Got my postcard back today from you for the Send my postcard back week 1. Wishing you better luck to strike it rich with gold. Thanks and have a great weekend.

Irys on Sep 25, 2019:

stephiedee on Feb 10, 2017:

Thanks for the glittery Emma Peel ATC for the MMH tag! It is the second bit of glittery mail I received today and I am most pleased. ^_^

rngstgstll on Dec 20, 2016:

THANK YOU for the amazing presidential portrait -- the stamp is amazing, and I really enjoyed how you used it as well. Peace :)

Angie on Oct 18, 2016:

Happy National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

veronicallama on Apr 27, 2016:

Just noticed you listed the Baguette Quartet as a musical fave! Me too! Thanks for the heart on the postcard swap for Mail Culture. - Rhonda

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