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Eclectonote

Eclectonote
Date Joined: June 9, 2012
Last Online: October 23, 2020

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, 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.

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Comment: I soooo love this post card!!! Im going to use it as decorations this year! I love vintage!!! Thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the cards!
BusyB rated for AMMM: Stamptember is a real thing on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: I'm so glad you joined this swap and shared your own carved stamped images. They're fantastic! You sent so many, lucky me! And I like all the different papers and inks you used and your cool envie too. They will all be used. Can't wait to play! Enjoy those blue skies. We too had some blue skies today but Autumn has definitely arrived. Thanks again for such a lovely swap!
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Comment: Thank-you so much for all the extra's you included! <3 such a lovely surprise. All the best :)
e2java rated for Instax/Polaroid swap on Oct 2, 2020
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Comment: Very cool B&W pictures. I don't have any Lyle Lovett in my record collection...he has a unique sound and I am not sure there is anyone else quite like him :)
PostMuse rated for First & last Lines no. 25 on Sep 14, 2020
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Comment: You got me! I’m off to find this book at my library. Thank you very much! Also the postcard is amazing! I miss San Francisco so much
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! And such lovely stamps, thank you! These will go to my permanent collection.
cassidyydawn rated for Decorated backside postcard #3 on Sep 4, 2020
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Comment: Thanks Amy!
Tessssssa rated for Decorated backside postcard #3 on Sep 1, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the mermaid themed card!
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Comment: Thanks for playing! Congrats on cleaning the garage! I helped my sister move from the house she lived in for 58 years. That was a lot of cleaning and cleaning out! My daughter also just moved from one town in Virginia to another and we helped her with that - again, lots of cleaning. I'm taking this week off! LOL
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Comment: I had a hard time getting into that book. I had to set it aside. Hope you enjoyed it though. :) And love the card you used! Very eye catching :)
Karen07 rated for R&W National Book Lovers Day! - USA on Aug 21, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for a great card. Read on!
Karen07 rated for R&W the USPS needs help! Int'l #2 on Aug 18, 2020
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Comment: Great card! Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for pc to send on and the goodies you added
christywebb rated for CL: Traveling Book Card round 23 on Aug 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the travelers - I’ll keep them moving! - and the extras!
jessnewson98 rated for R&W: EDITED Poetry & letter on Aug 10, 2020
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Comment: It took a while but it arrived! Thank you so much, Amy! I love it! I hope you have a superb week! Stay safe xx
USAFwife rated for R&W the USPS needs help! Int'l on Aug 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card. :)
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful BLM postcard. I love that you carved the pen you made it with. I am definitely going to display it!
MexiMidge rated for Black Lives Matter Swap on Jul 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your letter and for the lovely extras. Your envelope of Wonder Woman and the staying strong theme is on point. Plus so true!! I’m trying to get my mental health together so I can get stronger in other ways, and so I can be a better ally. It’s the whole, you gotta help yourself first on the sinking ship so you can reach out and help others. At least for me. I didn’t use to take care of myself before I did others, and it was never not worth doing but it takes a bigger toll and leaves me with less to help others. Take care of yourself and I’m so glad you’ve had positive interactions. I once had police show up to my house for a wellness check (it was a bad situation and a selfish friend who made it about her rather than about me, ironically—another friend told her to not do that because it would trigger me, and it did.). I have PTSD among other issues, and as soon as that officer showed unannounced, armed, I was triggered. Fortunately, I managed to shout, I have PTSD! And the officer put his own hands sort of up and took a step back and told me he was there just to talk and help. I was lucky. If I were a Black man, I don’t know if it would’ve been as good an interaction—I certainly would like to give that officer then benefit of the doubt that he would’ve done the same for anyone, but the news so often shows that’s not true. Keep on gardening but watch out for the heat!

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Comments

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:

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

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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