Date Joined: April 17, 2019
Last Online: September 18, 2019
Birthday: March 17
Country: United States
I have Adult ADHD w/ Sensory Processing Disorder. I am also mama-bear of a child with ASD/ADHD and Sensory Processing D/O.
Swap-bot and Post-crossing are a couple of our coping mechanisms to avoid undue STRESS, and keep us connected to the world.
We've been post-crossing over two years now, and never encountered a problem with receiving visually disturbing postcards. Unfortunately, only 5 months into Swap-bot, we've experienced a different crowd. Since it's been a rough start here in Swap-bot land, I've had to put up my "shield" by rearranging my profile page, to begin with my list of absolute NO-GO's.
~Swaps will be rated according to how well the following 6-DISLIKES are avoided~
Do NOT Send:
ANIMAL PRINTS including fur/scales
INSECTS (both my son and I have severe Entomophobia), ARACHNID, REPTILES, PRIMATES, or AMPHIBIANS (yes, even the tiny green tree frog is a creepy-crawly hopper that sends shivers down the spines here) Note: SEA TURTLES are the only acceptable reptiles in our household.
CLOWNS, DOLLS, or CLAYMATION (esp. hate stop-motion clay figures like: Chicken Run, Coraline, or any of Tim Burton's Disney stuff). I can't quite explain why, but the way the characters move deeply disturbs me. The only stop-motion pictures I have been able to watch/enjoy were made with paper that seemed to flow (Kubo & Little Prince). Please avoid anything evil/gothic/sinister/horror-related.
Radical, Religious,or Political PROPAGANDA (I am a spiritual being who values harmony and balance, and I avoid extremes)
Scented stuff: no musty, mint, smoke, floral sachet or incense please. I have Severe SOY, MOLD, & SMOKE ALLERGIES!
The Color YELLOW Unless it is swap specific (i.e.) An Autumn leaves postcard
PLEASE NOTE: I prefer "naked" postcards with affixed postage stamps and hand-writing on them. If it will make it through your mailing system, I like postcards without envelopes, in order to see the cancellation stamping on the postage! HOWEVER, if the image on the postcard is not family-friendly then PLEASE USE AN ENVELOPE. My youngest child likes to check the mailbox.
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Now, for those who care to get to know a bit more about me, please continue reading my profile!
Aloha! I’m Harmony Joy!
Yes, my mother is a hippy! And my father is a singer and musician. I am a Berkeley born and California-foster-system-raised “love-child”, who currently lives on the other side of the nation. I have been married a decade, and we have three children (2 girls, 1 boy). Our current fur-family consists of a Rhodesian-mix canine rescue, a MAX-sized brown tabby feline, and a "grand-dog", named Luna who has a very dark chocolate coat and crescent moon shaped white patch on her chest. We’ve had a turtle, lots of fish, a squirrel, and 3 mice over the years. LOL! The family enjoys many animal species and we would really like to own a small ranch out in the countryside some day!
My ohana means everything to me.
Besides my V.I.Peeps, I also enjoy many indoor and outdoor HOBBIES:
(inside) Pressed Flower Craft (oshibana), Card-making, Coloring, Painting, Paint-pouring, Paper-making/marbling, Philately, Pottery, Genealogy, Handicraft, Crocheting, Listening to music, Face-painting, Dance, Reading, Weaving, Watching movies, Thrifting, DIY, Diary-writing, Sewing, Sculpting, Scrap-booking, and Art-Journaling.
(outside) Hiking, Scouting, Shooting, Shopping, Herbal-ism, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Stone skipping, Swimming, Travel, Rock-tumbling, & Stand Up Paddle-boading (SUP). My current collection hobbies include: numismatics, phillumeny, stamp collecting, deltiology, and cartophilia to include: baseball, basketball, Olympic athletes, motocross, and military police dogs
FAVORITE THINGS FROM A-TO-Z…
A- Autumn leaves, Almonds, Art-journaling, Aretha Franklin, Aquamarine (birthstone & color), Albanese brand “Poppin' Pineapple Gummi-bears”, Airmail label/stickers, Address labels, Ansel Adams (artist), Aristocats (Classic Walt Disney movie)
B- Buttons with 4-holes, Botany, Biology, Batik, Beach sand, Blue prints, Balance, Bamboo, Baymax/Big Hero 6, Bob Marley, Black pearls
C- Cookie-Monster, Cinnamon, Chile (country), Chinchilla, Coffee paintings, Chai teas, Choffy, Coins & Coin-sized envies, Coconuts, Cowry (shells), Cashews, Celtic music and knots, Cowboy/girl boots and hats, Cook Islands, Collage fodder, “Cool” colors (purple, blue, green), Coloring pages (colored by others for my wall!), Clogging & Irish step dance, Carta Bella
D- Daffodils & Dandelions, Dole Plantation (I love their teas & pineapples), Dancing (esp. Hula, Poi, Swing, Ballroom, and West African), Disney/Pixar, Dreamworks, Dark Chocolate, Dri-high lighters, Drums, Drum-lines, Dr. Seuss, Dyes (natural), Daiso & Dollar Tree (stores), Dean Martin, Duane ‘The Rock” Johnson
E- Ephemera, Epcot, Embossed paper, Eight-bit Art, Embellishments (wood, metal, shell – natural materials), Eighties Music, Envies (glassine, kraft, and magazine), Earth (our big blue planet), EARLY (pre-Vegas) Elvis, Eeyore
F- Franken-pages, Fifties music, Forest Gump movie, Fleur-de-lis symbol, Floss (embroidery and dental), Fiji islands, Friesian horses, Firemen, Flames & Fireworks, Frangipani (flowers), Friendship bracelets, Flutes, Finding Dory, Frank Sinatra, Flakes (not the ppl, the washi stickers), Flash cards, Fruit crate labels
G- Gelli prints, Good Earth Tea (original flavor; spicy & sweet)*, Guitar picks, Graphology, Glassine envies, Gilded-edge playing cards or book signatures, Guy Harvey (artist), Glass beads, Graphic 45 papers/supplies, and GIFT CARDS (with or without value to IKEA, Starbucks, Dunkin, McD’s, BK, Kohl’s, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, Michaels, Dollar Tree, iTunes, Walmart, Target, Amazon, Jet Pens, REI, Duluth, Scoutshop.org),
H- Hula Kahiko, Harmony (if it has my name on it, I must have it! LOL!), Heart-shapes (esp. hearts-in-nature), Haribo-gold gummy bears, Hot Tamales (cinnamon candy), Hummingbirds, Hurt Locker (movie; based on my job in the USAF), Hibiscus, Huskies (esp. Siberian), Hawaiian tikis
I- Iced cream flavor candies (chupa-chups, and the cold stone parlor mix by Jelly Belly), Ireland, Inks (all colors: re-inkers/refills, alcohol inks, ink pads), Icebergs
J- Jade (stone/color), Juke boxes, Junk Journaling, Japanese maple leaves, Jordan almonds, Jujubes (Ferrara brand) candy, Johnny Depp, Jack Black, The Jungle Book, Joy
K- Kokopelli, Koru (ferns), Keanu Reeves, Koala, Kiwi (people & fruit), Kisses (Classic Hershey’s, Almond, & Mint Truffle) Kawaii, Kanji charts, Gustav Klimt (Austrian painter; I esp. love his art titles The Kiss & The Embrace), Koi fish, Kauai (island), Kliban Cat, Kanga w/ Roo
L- Levi’s tags/labels & buttons, Lotka papers, Leaf rubbings/eco-prints, Linen paper, Lychee gummies, Lyrics, Lei, Lucille Ball & I Love Lucy, Lilo & Stitch, Library card-catalogs & check-out cards
M- Mulberry paper, Mickey Mouse, Moana, Malamutes, Mix tapes &Music (notes & sheet), Mary Poppins, Maya Angelou, Matau designs, Maori culture, Muk-Luks, Mulan, Molecules, Mother Earth, Metallic paint
N- Norman Rockwell, Nik the Booksmith, Narnia, Northern Soul music, New Zealand, Native American Heritage & Symbols, Neutral colors (gray, black, white, khaki, brown, maroon, navy, and olive), New (un-used) postage stamps, Nora Butler (artist)
O- Oil paints, Orange Oil, Orange tabby cats, Owney the postal dog, Obsidian, Ocean, Otters, Orca, Olive branches, Orange (citrus) rind (but not so much the color orange)
P- Postcards of Paniolo, Polynesia, Practicality, Papua New Guinea, Pineapples, Pilates, Pumpkin chai tea, Paint brushes (any kind), Pens (blue ink, but BIC reporter 4-color Pens are a fave), Page-flags (for notes and index), Postage stamps, Paisley & Plaid Prints, Prima & Petaloo flowers, Pisces, Poetry, Panda bears, Pansies, Phoenixes, Pomegranate, Pirates, Punny jokes, Peace signs
Q- Quilled papercrafts, Quilts (Hawaiian & Tshirt), Quails (esp. Californian), Quotes (I collect the positive/encouraging ones), Quarters (Elvis & America the Beautiful Nat’l Parks Series), Quill (of pens)
R- Rapa Nui, Blue cats, Refills (P-Touch TZe labelling tapes), ROYGBIV Rainbows (spectrums-in-nature), Rock art (hetro/petroglyphs), Retro (mix tapes, fanny packs, etc), Rugby
S- Scout stuff, Stickers, Smash-books, Springtime (puddle hopping, maypoles, umbrellas, rain boots), Sewn things (fabric/papers/envies), Star Wars Trilogy, Scottish Fold cats, Sea turtles, Sanrio-brand kawaii characters (Pochacco puppy, & Pekkle duck), Sea glass, Spirals, Sponges, Sari, Shamrocks, Sarong, Samoa, Soft Slipper Socks, San Fransokyo, Steven Schulman (artist), Sequoia (Redwood) trees, Snickerdoodles, Strawberries, Step-Shows (collegiate/Greek-org.), Serenity, Surf & SUP boards, Sugar Skulls, Stamperia brand crafting
T- Totems, Tracks (paw-prints), Taj Mahal, Threads, Tokens & Tickets stubs, Totoro, Trees, Tribal Tattoos, The 50’s era, Tulips, Tonga, Tigger & Tigers, Tony The Tiger (Frosted Flakes), Tim McGraw, Tire swings, Turquoise (stone/color), Textiles, Tie-dye, To Kill A Mockingbird & The Secret Garden, (favorite books), Tranquility
U- Uniforms & parts (buttons, badges, ribbons, metals, patches, and cords for Scouts or military), USPS stamps (new/usable), UGG boots, Uppercase magazine, Ukulele
V- VW buses and cars, VINTAGE ITEMS such as images of cameras, worn shoes, and hats, textbook pages, sewing patterns, flashcards, sheet music and various scientific papers or ephemera, Vellum paper, Vanilla beans/pods, Veterans ( I am one, and I strongly advocate for those who are wounded or in recovery as a state certified peer support specialist)
W- Wolves, Washi tapes (esp. solid colors), Wild Flowers, Willow, Whale Rider, The Wizard of Oz & The Wiz (movies), Wax (for sealing), Wyland (art), Whale sharks, Wine corks & Wax seals, "Walt-Life" (and Salt-Life) stickers/decals and tags
X- Xylophones, Xeruses (squirrel), Xyron (sticker-maker refills), and the Xyphoid process (part of sternum; important when I teach CPR skills to my Scouts & a fun word to say!)
Y- Yarn (bits for weaving), Yellowstone (TV show), Yin/Yang (symbol)
Z- Zebra (the animal, not the print), Zines, Zenscape, Zippers & Zipper pulls (useful in mixed media art projects)
Favorite POSTCARD Themes: post office buildings and mailboxes, state and country maps, flags, black-and-whites, vintage travel posters, trees, husky dogs, "greetings from" large-letter cities/towns, doors & windows, retro gas stations & diners, UNESCO
Favorite PHOTOGRAPHY: black-and-whites of animals playing/sleeping/hugging, or tending to their young, close-ups of the hands/feet/paws/eyes, vintage hats, worn-out boots and shoes, mailboxes or musical instruments, and TREES (especially giant ones that look like they've witnessed a lot)
Favorite FANDOM: SF Giants, Oakland A's, and NY Yankees (The Babe, Jeter, & Judge), Golden State Warriors, Hogwarts House Crests of Hufflepuff (me) & Gryffindor (my youngest daughter)
SIZE Large socks & Unisex T’s
LIKES & ALWAYS WELCOMED:
Friendly people, GOOD VIBES & R.A.K’s
Soy-free & wheat-free dog treats (corn, pea, rice, & oat are okay)
Scotch-brand MAGIC tape rolls (I never seem to have enough of the stuff – and dollar tree brand doesn’t tear well nor stay stuck, so I’ve had to become a bit of a “tape snob”)
Warm Socks (my feet are always cold)
7-of-Hearts or any Ace Playing card
Elmers’ Glue All (liquid) or Craft Bond/X-Treme Glue (stick)
Postage stamps (new/used)
Leatherback & Green Sea turtles
Wanna See My Sent Swaps? https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157709335972886/
My Postcrossing Profile:
If possible, please send standard 4x6 inch (10x15cm) "naked" postcard with postage stamps and hand-writing. If it will make it through your mail system, I prefer postcards without envelopes, in order to see the cancellation stamping on the postage! HOWEVER, if the image on the postcard is "questionable" or not child/family-friendly then PLEASE USE AN ENVELOPE. My children sometimes check the mailbox.
Thank YOU for thinking of me!
I enjoy listening to all genres of music depending on my mood. I also like to read books. I am privileged to be the mother of three, an artist, teacher, geek, and military Veteran! I feel most comfortable at the ocean, in a library or museum, at a bookstore/coffee shop, or art gallery/studio. This is because I really enjoy learning new things and working with my hands! In my youth, I enjoyed traveling alone and spent time in Chile as a foreign exchange student! Now, I prefer to travel in good company. Currently my husband and I enjoy local stay-cations and exploring estate sales or antique stores for vintage tools and armaments.
I WELCOME - hand-crafted, artistic, colorful, collage, or cut dry-goods packaging postcards. If possible, please affix real postage stamps (not metered/digital) and send without envelope. I like to see the cancellation stamp! I also enjoy reading a handwritten definition, phrase, quote, or song lyric in your language! ******RESERVE - generic ads/free cards for a different post-crosser******* These are A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS: - COLORS: black, purple, green, blue, pink (cools, not warms), & ROYGBIV rainbows - CARTOONS: Cookie-monster, Moana, Lilo & Stitch, My Neighbor Totoro, Kung-Fu Panda, Tigger & Eeyore, Baymax (Big Hero 6), Transformers (Ratchet, Iron Hide, Optimus Prime, and 'Bee), Sponge Bob - CELEBRITIES: Bob Marley, A.J. Buckley (from S.E.A.L. Team), Lucille Ball, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Duane “The Rock” Johnson, “early Elvis” (before Las Vegas), Shirley Temple, C.S. Lewis, Janis Joplin, Tracy Chapman, U2, Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel - FLORA: ferns, hibiscus, frangipani/plumeria, fruit-tree blossoms, succulents, pansies, Sequoias - FAUNA: sea turtles, shells, sea horses, otters, whales, Freisen horses, wolves, working-group dog breeds (esp. Huskies) - PHOTOGRAPHY: sunsets, clouds, black-and-white, kissing/hugging, sleeping, close-ups of hands/feet/paws, eyes of animals, vintage hats, shoes, and instruments, and TREES (especially giant ones that look like they've witnessed a lot) - FANDOM: NY Yankees, Golden State Warriors, Wookie’s & droids (Star Wars) - COLLECTIONS: positive quotes, meaningful song lyrics, used VINTAGE postage stamps, vintage World Scouting stuff, nautical and pirate illustration, tribal tattoo art, phoenix, sea turtles - HOBBIES: Dancing of ALL kinds, art journalism, clay/ceramics, paper-crafting, and mixed-media
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