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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: May 18, 2022
Birthday: June 1
Country: United States

About Me

Just an observation. The mail has been erratic and slow. I'm waiting for a lot of things that I'm very sure were sent and sent on time. I'm being patient. I rate very quickly so if you're looking for a rating from me, I haven't gotten it yet. Unfortunately this is just the way it is right now and we snail mail lovers simply have to deal with it.

I am a HUGE lover of snail mail and have all kinds of exciting mail stuff going on. I'm active here because I love sending stuff in the mail. i quite like getting mail as well. I was never one for middle school drama, even when I was in middle school. I don't scrutinize postmarks or fret over small failures to "meet swap requirements". The heart thing irritates me a bit because I do rather assume that whatever was sent to me was done with pleasing me in mind and of course it's heart worthy for that reason alone. I think a heart is like saying thanks a lot as opposed to just thanks.

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 like a lot of different kinds of things. I like to see what other people are into. 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 have a hard time throwing things in the trash.

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. Postcards are one of the coolest things that anyone ever invented.

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, pagan sites. I like sacred spaces.

History is a long, interesting story to me. I like the history of any place. Little museums in tiny towns are great. Interesting things happened everywhere. You just have to discover what those things are.

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 far right political propaganda.

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

Foxes

Marine animals

Anything that you like and want to share is perfect really

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. A postcard comes to life when it has a stamp and a message. Really cool when people decorate them or draw on them. I don't want pristine ones in other words. Blank cards in an envelope are great for those swaps or as extras since I will definitely use them to mail to someone someday.That's what they're for!

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks, Marc
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Comment: oh my goodness, thank you so much for the assortment of great cards!!
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Comment: Thank you for a great selection of playing cards.
shellbee8 rated for Anything Goes Poetry Swap on May 12, 2022
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Comment: Did you write this? Thank you for sharing!
Begokschaf rated for Anything Goes Earth Day Swap on May 12, 2022
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Comment: thanks so much for all the cards! they're great!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing.
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Comment: TY for the colorful Sylvia PC! :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful playing cards and the extras ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: thanks lovely selection
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Comment: Thank you for the wide variety of cards. And I really like the page from The Book Lover’s Calendar. I will for sure find a way to upcycle that!
AmyMarie rated for PCS: Joker’s wild #1 on May 2, 2022
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Comment: Wow, thanks for so many jokers!! It is hard to send / receive new cards after so many swaps - especially with repeated partners. I think there are only a couple new cards to me. But I like the variety of Joker types. Take care!
crtsjffrsn rated for Anything Goes Poetry Swap on May 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!!
neea1989 rated for Anything Goes Poetry Swap on May 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely poem! 💕
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Comment: Thank you! I hope you had a great Earth Day!
Dancerschnitzel rated for Anything Goes Poetry Swap on Apr 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you!
heliogal rated for Happy Earth Day on Apr 27, 2022
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Comment: Love your card and your answers to the prompts! Thank you for being in my swap and for loving our planet Earth!!
Cryptid rated for FLL: Write On #2 on Apr 26, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the letter. :) The stamps are interesting too.
monsbrick rated for R&W: Poetry month on Apr 26, 2022
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Comment: Yes poetry is fun! And yes these poets and their poems are new to me. Thank you for sharing!
iolair rated for G: A Christmas Carol on Apr 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the fascinating letter on your thoughts on A Christmas Carol and The Man Who Invented Christmas - I didn't watch the latter so it's interesting to compare. Apologies for such a late rating!

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Comments

myancey on Jul 26, 2021:

I’m so glad they made it enjoy

myancey on Jul 19, 2021:

Thank u for PCs. Tossing yours in mail tomorrow. ❤️📫

Rainydancer on Jan 31, 2021:

welcome to sunshine swaps!

boandsully on Nov 20, 2020:

Thank you for letting me know about that postcard from August. At that rate, I could have walked it to you and hand delivered it! Ha!

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

HappyMom on Aug 16, 2018:

Would you believe the resend arrived today? Thanks so much - I love both of the cards! ty

Onyx on Sep 27, 2017:

You are awesome! I got the package this morning and it made my day. THANK YOU!

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.

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