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Eclectonote

Eclectonote
Date Joined: June 9, 2012
Last Online: July 30, 2021

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

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Comment: I love hand carved stamps so it is impossible not to love your zine. Thank you for sharing your story through the pandemic.
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous postcard. I just got an email from postcrossing today as it is my 1st anniversary.
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #97 on Jul 23, 2021
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Comment: I've had many zinnia plants in the summer! They grew so tall and so many flowers! Good luck with that - they're easy to grow! Stay cool!
ultracinematik rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #97 on Jul 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great PC.
quaisoir rated for AMA: Use your Scraps Mail Art on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing ATC! I wouldn't hv guessed those were security envelopes. Nvr really noticed the pretty patterns on them. The embossed clear sticker is beautiful! Thanks for the lovely extras. Till we swap again! 😉
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Comment: Thanks Amy for this long and lovely letter. Also I love the PC, bookmark and wow that prayer flag 🙏🏻 Did you enjoyed the 4th of July celebration? And how are your vegetables doing? I understand what you mean about gardening. It goes with trail and error. Here the library’s had the same construction during the lockdown. Hopefully those times are forever in the past. Take care and hugs from the Netherlands 🤗
riftvegan rated for BLC Book Postcard Prompt #5 on Jul 14, 2021
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Comment: Thank you... the card is beautiful and so is your calligraphy!! I used to think re-reading a book was such a waste of time. But now I re-read quite a bit, for many different reasons!
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Comment: Thank you for sending the cards on! I love to browse through the cooking section in the library too! Unfortunately they don’t have a Big Collection. Therefore they also have some cooking magazine with new issues regularly.
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Comment: I’m blown away! I loved all the images you sent me and your zine. I so seldom carve faces or figures but you have inspired me to try harder. Thank you!
photovivie rated for BLC Book Postcard Prompt #4 on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! The books sound very interesting!
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Comment: Absolutely incredible. I also loved the envelope and the stamps. Thank you so much!!! ❤️
Eulegirl rated for Vaccine thoughts PC on Jun 25, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the kitty card! I got my vaccine in April, with the 2nd dose the day before an in-person job interview. My body let me drive an hour and interview, get the job 2 hours later, then got a fever that night. Go body! I gave it plenty of rest, and am now happy to be becoming an English teacher!
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Comment: Loved your zine! Thank you ♥
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Comment: This was a wonderful envelope to receive!! That plague doctor stamp is fire!! And I really liked the postage stamps & vintage paper too. Thank you so very much!
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Comment: Thanks for passing on these postcards!
colleenbUSA rated for BLC Book Postcard Prompt #2 on Jun 19, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for resending! I also prefer physical books for the experience, even though I technically read more audiobooks. Thanks for joining the swap!
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Comment: So funny, my sister starting making mask right around COVID-19 started happening. Now I have a stash full of them! Before COVID-19, we never had a box of mask in our household.
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Comment: Totally agree that swapping inspires my creativity so much! Really enjoyed your use of the carved stamps and typewritten text. Thank you.
bearnbabs rated for AMA: Used Postage Stamp Mail Art on Jun 16, 2021
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Comment: Loved the ATC, Envie and extra stamps. Thanks for sharing. bearnbabs
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Comment: That zine blew me away! Holy cow!!! You put so much into it. I felt like I was having a conversation with a friend. I love the stamps inside. Great job!

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Comments

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:

KSENiA on Feb 14, 2018:

Thank you for the extra postcards you sent to me for NYUP Return to Me #3. I love both of them <3

rngstgstll on Nov 5, 2017:

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Sorry, got lost trying to find the Temple of Small Gods the other night! Welcome to Ankh-Morpork. There be dragons here, but they are mostly harmless, at least according to Lady Sybil.

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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