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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: May 24, 2019
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

SeleneW rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on May 24, 2019
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Comment: I totally agree! The cosmos is fascinating and so hard to comprehend! It looks like beautiful dust then you realize there are millions of miles between each piece of dust. #mindblown
Amyncognito rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on May 24, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous space card!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard and stamps!
boandsully rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on May 23, 2019
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Comment: Lovely postcard. Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Sea turtle season! Must be cool to see and experience that :)
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Comment: Come visit Chicago! We are swimming in rain! lol :P
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Comment: Thank you very much! Oh boy, I love seaturtles, but have not seen them other than in zoos. Enjoy the turtle season!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card! I love Hollyhocks!
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Comment: Thank you for your letter Karen!
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Comment: Thank you for the letter, I loved reading about the hatchlings 💖
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Comment: The SUN is the key of life. Thank you for sharing your story.
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christywebb rated for R&W: Collected Journal #1 on May 13, 2019
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Comment: What a fun package and read! You stay busy and I do agree, you should be buying more lottery tickets!! Thank you for sharing and the book recommendation!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great list! I haven't read any of those titles yet. I don't think I read as much about Japan - when I was going through my lists for this swap, my books seem to center more on Korea (maybe due to my husband's interest in the country!), so I'm going to look for some of these. :) Thanks so much for joining with me on this swap and sharing your reviews. :)
Bookaunt rated for Commit, read, write, mail, MAY 2019 on May 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice note about the book you read as well as the postcard. I too have a TBR pile that I will probably never finish but I will give it a good try.
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Comment: Oh I love cactus flowers! Thank you so much!
piitzi rated for MARK'S WEEKLY SWAP-WK 17 (DISNEY) on May 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card! Have a lovely day!
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Comment: That sounds so amazing to be right next to sea turtle nests!!! I wish I was down there to see, I've only ever seen that sort of thing in nature documentaries. Have a lovely day!! Thank you for the letter <3

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Comments

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

ButterflyLover on Oct 14, 2018:

Oh I am so glad you were far enough away. I am thankful my in-laws moved away from there after Irma. I don't know if my husband could handle anything happening to them.

HappyMom on Aug 16, 2018:

Would you believe the resend arrived today? Thanks so much - I love both of the cards! ty

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.

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