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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: May 22, 2018
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

nannydino rated for SCIENCE POSTCARD SWAP -MAY on May 17, 2018
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Comment: Hi Karen thank you for the striking b&w marine plankton PC.peace love light
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Comment: I have a few of these vintage museum PCโ€™s too and I never know what to do with them. LOL! Thank you!
kclicquot rated for Book Themed Postcard! on May 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard.
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Comment: Thanks for the portrait postcard!
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Comment: Thank you!
Sabbe77 rated for Book illustration/cover art PC on May 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your card - book cover definitely strange! ๐Ÿ˜„ Have a great summer!
heatherknits rated for SHARED JOURNAL SWAP #14 on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Got it - I will send home!
marianne81 rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #22 on May 6, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great bookcover postcard of Stargate. I don't think this book has ever been made into a movie, I've looked them both up and the description of the book and the movie where totally different stories. I haven't read the book eather, and I maybe have seen that movie long time ago. There is a tv serie made based on the storie in the movie (Stargate S1) that I've certainly seen.
Response: I have a video ( VHS no less ) of Stargate with Kurt Russell and James Spader. I thought this was based on that book. Maybe not. I did know about the TV series and that that was based on the movie. Thanks for bringing up an interesting point!
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Alice card <3 We love it! <3
emilynhr rated for WPS - Flower Postcard #2 on May 1, 2018
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Comment: ๐ŸŒผThanks so much!๐ŸŒผ
emilynhr rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 58!!! on May 1, 2018
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Comment: ๐ŸŒผThanks so much!๐ŸŒผ
BeHappyToday rated for Postcard swap - USA on Apr 27, 2018
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HannahsMommy07 rated for Quick Turnaround PC #1 US on Apr 26, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the sweet camping card, Karen. I think it wins the prize as the smallest postcard I've ever received! I just got back from a week in the Keys - my favorite destination in Florida. Now havng trouble getting back into the swing of things...
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Comment: Love the ladies of science postcard, thanks!
suepier rated for Easter Postcard USA on Apr 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cute Easter postcard.
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Comment: OH MY GOODNESS.........what a wonderful โ€œCrappy Grab Bag!โ€ Thank you so much Karen for everything. Roses are my favorite flower, it looks wonderful on the bag. I love all the cool treasures from bling to beautiful ribbon and trim, love the game pieces. I felt like a kid opening up a bunch of toys for Christmas. This was so much fun an you did an amazing job sending thing I would enjoy. I want to thank you as well for the awesome vintage papers and post cards, I canโ€™t wait to use those on a vintage project. The Halloween cards are so adorable. Thank you Karen for a wonderful swap.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†’๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘
Poohtat rated for Science Fiction PC US #2 on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Love the lightning bolt sticker!
marclively rated for Quick Turnaround PC #3 US on Apr 23, 2018
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Comment: Karen, thanks for the pc! Marc

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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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