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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: December 16, 2017
Birthday: June 1
Country: United States

About Me

I am a HUGE lover of snail mail and have all kinds of exciting mail stuff going on. They know me at the Post Office. :)

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 suppose that I am not very whimsical. Not a teddy bear person. I also kind of hate geese with flower wreaths around their necks and cute little cows. 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 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. 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. I like sacred spaces.

History is about life for me. I like the history of any place. Fascinating things happed everywhere as far as I'm concerned. Little museums in tiny towns are great. I read a lot of history and biography.

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 political.

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

Anything that you like and want to share

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. I don't want pristine ones in other words. I doubt that I will ever sign up for a swap involving other than naked cards but I just want to make sure that everyone has the same definition.

Ratings

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Comment: Dear Karen! Thank you so much for your absolutely wonderful card! Wish you a great Christmas season :)
knitterofhats rated for St Nicholas' Day: US on Dec 6, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome goodies! Loved the lighthouse prezzies!
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Comment: Karen, thanks so much for your journal. I enjoyed reading all of your entries. And thanks for send me yours. I will get Taledo's out for round #9 and send yours off to another swapper I trust so we can get yours back into circulation and thanks sooooooo much for the post cards Especially Jiminy!!!
nannydino rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #18 on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: Hi Karen, thank you for the great PC , as you know , I love the " penguin" pc's and the "puffins" . Nice bold colors. Have a lovely day. peace love light.
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Comment: i really love the card you sent! Thank you very much and for joining my swap!
Poohtat rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #19 on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: What a cool postcard!
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Comment: Aahhh! I love these kind of cards! Suuuper cute, it's going on my desk at work :D
Marcie24 rated for Christmas Postcard on Nov 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard. Enjoy the holiday season.
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Mark63 rated for Science Postcard Swap #4 on Nov 4, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the nice PC. I like the stamps too. I wish I could watch Shuttle launches from MY driveway. :-)
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Ruthless rated for Transport Postcard Swap #4 on Oct 27, 2017
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Comment: I love the train! Palestine is known as a railroad town. We have Union Pacific here as well as the Texas State Railroad where there are steam engines and more modern trains too. I love the sound of the train whistle! Thanks for bringing a smile to my day!
Turtlelady rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #17 on Oct 22, 2017
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Comment: TY!
randeh rated for Easy Halloween Postcard #7 US on Oct 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for this postcard. I can see all the extra care and consideration you put into the postcard. I absolutely love this pumpkin washi.
HelenG6 rated for FLORIDA pc international swap on Oct 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the nice flamingo card. I have only seen these lovely birds at Sea World in FL.. I had this card. I probably will get more flamingo cards when I visit next year.
suepier rated for Postcard Party in your Post Box on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great pc from St. Augustine Beach.
Tinker60 rated for WPS - Florida Postcard #5 on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: This was a great Florida PC you sent - it showed so much of the key things about Florida. I hope you didn't get hit too hard from Hurricane Irma - gads the hurricanes this year have just done so much damage and then the wildfires in California --- so much damage but hopefully recovery will continue and better things will come. Take care and thanks again for the great Florida PC ~~
Ruthless rated for Easy Halloween Postcard #6 US on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Happy Halloween!
goinjenny rated for FLORIDA pc USA only on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, hope you didn't get too much damage from Irma
newrule rated for Postcard Party in your Post Box on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: Lovely lighthouse card! Thanks so much!

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Comments

knitterofhats on Oct 2, 2017:

Thanks for signing up for my St. Nicholas Day Swap

Onyx on Sep 27, 2017:

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

CurlyTea on Jun 5, 2017:


Happy slightly belated Birthday!

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.

bbbhill6 on Sep 6, 2016:

Thank You for the Wonderful Christmas cards sorry for the late posting. Thanks again.

RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

bombardiette on Jun 24, 2016:

Thank you for being part of The Writer's Well!

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