Date Joined: April 17, 2019
Last Online: January 21, 2020
Birthday: March 17
Country: United States
In my home there are several people who have been diagnosed with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder.
To avoid receipt of anymore stress-inducing POSTCARD images in our mailbox, I would like to ask swappers to please avoid sending:
🚫Insects/Arachnid (not even butterflies)
🚫Reptiles (Sea turtles are the only exception)
🚫Amphibians (It’s taken two years of art therapy, and I am proud to say that kermit the frog is the ONLY non-threatening amphibian my son can appreciate!)
🚫Clowns, Dolls, Mimes, or Claymation
📩 WHEN IN DOUBT, Please USE AN ENVELOPE! Thanks for being respectful of my family 😉
⚠️ SOY, MOLD, & SMOKE ALLERGIES!‼️⚠️🚭
🌺Aloha!🌺 I am 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 daughters, 1 son). Our current fur-family consists of 2 canine rescues: Kyna (a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix) and Ella (a Black Labrador mix), plus a "grand-dog" named Luna, and a “grand cat” named Maximus.
My ohana means everything to me.
Besides my “V.I.Peeps”, I also enjoy many indoor and outdoor HOBBIES:
(indoor) 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
(outdoor) Hiking, Scouting, Shooting, Shopping, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Stone skipping, Swimming, and Volunteering
My current collection hobbies include: numismatics, phillumeny, stamp collecting, deltiology, and cartophilia to include: baseball, basketball, Olympic athletes, motocross, and military police dogs
A- Autumn leaves🍁, Almonds, Aquamarine (birthstone & color), Albanese brand “Poppin' Pineapple Gummi-bears”, Ansel Adams photography
B- Buttons with 2-holes, Botany, Batik, Beach sand, Blue-prints/patents, Bamboo, Bob Marley, Black pearls, Black Bears, Brown-paper-packages-tied-up-with-strings📦🧸
C- Cookie-Monster, Cinnamon, Chile (country), Chinchilla, Coffee paintings, Chai teas,Celtic music and knots, Cowboy/girl boots and hats, Cook Islands, Collage fodder, “Cool” colors (purple, blue, green), Cherry blossoms 🌸, Coloring pages (esp. when colored by others for my wall!), Clogging & Irish step dance
D- Daffodils & Dandelions, Dole Plantation (I love their pineapple tea), Dancing 💃(esp. Hula, Poi, Swing, Ballroom, and West African), Dark Chocolate, Drums
E- Ephemera, Epcot, Embossed paper, Eight-bit Art, Eighties Music, Envies (glassine, kraft, and magazine), Earth (our big blue planet), EARLY (pre-Vegas) ELVIS, Eeyore (my son calls him E-horse 🥰)
F- Franken-pages, Fifties music, Fleur-de-lis ⚜️symbols, Fiji islands, Friesian horses, Firemen, Flames & Fireworks, Frangipani (flowers), Friendship bracelets, Flutes, 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, Gilded-edges, Graphic 45: Sunkissed, Good Ol’ Sport, & Birdsong
H- Harmony (I heart things made with my name on them), Heart-shapes (esp. hearts-in-nature), hibiscus 🌺, Hawaiian Quilts, Huskies (esp. Siberian! But I heart Shibas, Samoyeds & Malamutes too)
I- Iced cream🍬candies, Ireland, Ink, Icebergs
J- Jade (stone/color), Juke boxes, Junk Journaling, Japanese maple leaves, Jordan-Almonds, Jujubes
K- Koru (ferns), Koala🐨, 🥝, Kisses (Classic Hershey’s, Almond, & Mint Truffle), Kanji, Gustav Klimt (Austrian painter; I esp. love his art titles The Kiss & The Embrace), Koi fish, Kauai, Kliban Cat, Kanga w/ Roo, Keys 🔑
L- Levi’s, Lokta papers, Leaf rubbings/eco-prints, Linen paper, Lychee gummies, Lyrics, Lei, Lucille Ball & I Love Lucy, Libraries
M- Mulberry paper, Mickey Mouse (orig. Steam Boat Willy is my fave), Mama Bear 🐻, Mix tapes &Music (notes & sheet), Matau designs, Maori culture, Marilyn Monroe, Mail-art🎨
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), Nora Butler (artist)
O- Orange tabbie cats, Obsidian rocks, Ocean, Otters🦦, Orca, Olive branches🕊
P- Postcards of Paniolo, Polynesia, Papua New Guinea,🍍 Pineapples, Pumpkin-spiced chai, Paint brushes, Pens (blue ink, but BIC reporter 4-color Pens are a fave),Postage stamps, Paisley or Plaid Prints, Pisces, Poetry, Panda 🐼bears, Pansies, Phoenixes, Pomegranates, Pirates, Punny jokes, Peace signs
Q- Quilled papers, Quail (esp. Californian), Quotes (I collect the positive/motivational ones, Quill (of pens)
R- Rapa Nui, Blue cats, Refills (P-Touch TZe labelling tapes), ROYGBIV 🌈 Rainbows (spectrums-in-nature), Rock art (hetro/petroglyphs), Retro stickers/clipart (mix tapes, rollerblades, fanny packs, etc), Rugby
S- Scouts (BSA/GSUSA), Stickers, Smash-booking, Springtime (puddle hopping, maypoles, umbrellas, rain boots), Sewn things (fabric/papers/envies), Scottish Fold cats, Sea turtles, Sanrio’s Pochacco puppy, & Pekkle duck, Spirals, Sari, ☘️Shamrocks🍀, Sarong, Samoa, Soft Slipper Socks, San Francisco, Steven Schulman (artist), Sequoia (Redwood) trees,, Strawberries, Step-Shows (collegiate/Greek-org.), Serenity, Surf & SUP boards, Sugar Skulls, Stamperia brand crafting papers
T- Totems, Tracks (paw-prints), Taj Mahal (Blues Singer), Tokens & Tickets, Trees, Tribal Tattoos, 🌷Tulips, Tonga, 🐅Tigers - incl. “Tony The Tiger” (Frosted Flakes), Tim McGraw, Tire swings, Turquoise (stone/color), Textiles, Tie-dye, Tinted Beauties (ephemera of women by Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse)
U- Uniforms (I especially love used buttons, badges, labels, ribbons, metals, patches, and cords for Scouts), Uppercase magazine, Ukulele
V- VW buses/cars, VINTAGE ITEMS such as images of musical instruments, cameras, worn shoes, and hats, textbook pages and illustrations, sewing patterns, flashcards, sheet music and various scientific papers or ephemera, Vellum Vanilla beans/pods, Veterans ( I am one, and I strongly advocate for those who are wounded and/or in recovery as a state certified peer support specialist)
W- Wolves, Washi tape (I collect all size samples in an old book), Wild Flowers, Wyland (art), Whale sharks, Wine corks & Wax seals, "Walt-Life" (and Salt-Life) stickers
X- Xylophones, Xeruses 🐿 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), Yuri animé, Yeager (as in Bunny Yeager, late, great female photographer)
Z- Zebra 🦓(the animal, not the print), Zines, Zen, Zeriscapes, Zipper pulls
-post office buildings
-state and country maps
-vintage travel posters
-doors & windows
-retro gas stations & diners
-B&W images of animals playing/sleeping/hugging, or tending to their young
-close-ups of the hands/feet/paws/eyes
-vintage hats and musical instruments🎺🎷🎻
-worn-out boots and shoes
-TREES (especially giant ones that look like they've witnessed a lot)
-SF Giants, Oakland A's, and NY Yankees (The Babe, Jeter, & Judge)
-Golden State Warriors
-Hogwarts House Crests of Hufflepuff & Gryffindor
🍀CLOVERS & SHAMROCKS ☘️
SMOKEY BEAR Ephemera
7-of-❤️ Playing Cards
California Ephemera (esp. NORCAL)
Sea Turtle Art, Imagery, and/or Ephemera
HARMONY art-made-by-you!!! Seriously though, if you make me something with my name, I will cherish it forever and ever! 🎉🎁💌🏅🌟☀️
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, and/or cut, dry-goods packaging postcards.
Please affix real postage stamps (not metered/digital) and send “naked” without an envelope because I enjoy the cancellation stamp! I also enjoy reading a handwritten definition, phrase, quote, poem or song lyric!
Big Hero 6
Forest Gump 🏃🏻
My Neighbor Totoro
Wizard of Oz & The Wiz
Lilo & Stitch
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women
Dances with Wolves
Last of the Mohicans
Like Water for Chocolate
First, I can admit that I struggle with clearly putting my thoughts into words others will not misunderstand, so this profile page is always UNDER CONSTRUCTION 🚧
On occasion, swappers have described me as “sassy” or “gritty” like it’s a bad thing! 😊 I just want to respond to those who may share the opinion:
As much as I genuinely enjoy sharing, earning ❤️‘s, and making others smile, I DO NOT appreciate “drama”. In fact, I avoid it as much as possible! I do not watch “reality TV” or major news. Nor am I actively participating in any social media platform! I have an autoimmune disease known as Hashimoto’s, so stressful stuff only elevates my cortisol levels and poorly impacts my wellness. For this reason, I seek peaceful and positive things that make life pleasant. I also highly value intelligent people who are capable of both self-reflection and empathy for others. Since one of my favorite books is “To Kill A Mockingbird” I often refer to my kind of people as those who can take a “Boo Radley” moment to walk in another persons moccasins! Genuine and kind people are my kind of people.
CAUTION: I don’t care what mean people think!
Additionally, I am an American with disabilities and I will not apologize for that. I also struggle daily with the challenges of PTSD and major depressive episodes. My mental health issues are a result of post 9-11 service to my country, which I pride myself on being one of the few female EOD 💣journeymen in the armed forces. I worked hard to be this “gritty”. Take it or leave it!
OFFENDED Swap partners are welcome to excuse themselves from their obligation by sending me a message! We can make an arrangement with the coordinator and then go on our merry ways.
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