My name is Rosalie and I am a 60-something-year-old wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker, and artist. My passions are family, home, and art. I believe that handwritten letters are love wrapped in paper, that a handmade life is an artful life, and that art is the voice of the soul.
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Postcards have been a great love of mine ever since I was a girl and I have always enjoyed both sending and receiving them. I get excited about all sorts of postcards and don't collect any particular kind or category. I like them all... even vintage and free/ad cards!
My favorite postcards to receive are ones that come written, stamped, and naked (even if they get a little ragged around the edges in their travels). These are the postcards that go into my permanent collection. So, please write on it, stick a stamp on it, and drop it in the mail!
Even though I don't collect blank postcards, I also join PCs in Envie swaps because they increase the possibilities for participating in interesting naked postcard swaps in the future.
It is always a special treat to receive a card from someone's hometown or travels that gives me a peek at a place I've never been. I enjoy "traveling" the world via the postcard express.
Also, I am as interested in the person who sends the card as I am in the card itself and appreciate being able to read a little handwritten note, poem, quote, quirky fact, or piece of trivia. Writing something wins a heart every time!
IN DAYS GONE BY:
Canning & freezing, cooking, baking, gardening, cross-stitch, snowflake a/k/a chicken scratch, crochet, quilting, smocking, pyrography (wood burning), calligraphy, and probably some I've forgotten. Oh, and kid crafts galore! You know, the kind of crafts where you turn egg cartons, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes into caterpillars. That sort of thing.
Oil paint on canvas, watercolor, sketching, and photography, which I often use to create photo books, postcards, and greeting cards or as a resource for my art.
I am a hobby artist and am active in our local art association where I take classes, show my work, and volunteer in a variety of ways.
An avid journal keeper for more than 20 years, I have recently developed an interest in contemplative writing and art journals.
We adopted our black and white Cockapoo on Valentine's Day 2010 when he was only 8 weeks old. I wanted to name him Valentino, for Valentine's Day (of course!) and because I'm Italian. My husband favored naming him Darcy. That worked for me because my favorite Jane Austen book is Pride and Prejudice. So, he became Mr. Darcy Valentino, better known as Dee. His mission in life is to keep us amused, at which he is quite successful.
On a stormy August night sixteen years ago my daughters rescued a starving gray and white kitten and brought him home. Such a little love! We had to name him Romeo. At his first veterinarian visit, the doctor lifted his tail and said, "Nice little female." "Ah," I exclaimed, "Juliet!" My daughters had different plans, though, and wanted to call this little green-eyed girl Jade. So, she became Miss Jade Juliet, otherwise known as Jadiepie, Tootsie Pop or Kitty.
May 14, 2013...
We said goodbye to our sweet little kitty today. My heart is broken and we miss her terribly.
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