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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: February 4, 2023
Birthday: June 1
Country: United States

About Me

Just an observation. The mail has been erratic and slow. I'm waiting for a lot of things that I'm very sure were sent and sent on time. I'm being patient. I rate very quickly so if you're looking for a rating from me, I haven't gotten it yet. Unfortunately this is just the way it is right now and we snail mail lovers simply have to deal with it. I try hard to make sure that the postage is correct and I have things weighed all the time. However if you ever do get something postage due, please let me know and I will reimburse you immediately!

I am a HUGE lover of snail mail and have all kinds of exciting mail stuff going on. I'm active here because I love sending stuff in the mail. i quite like getting mail as well. I was never one for middle school drama, even when I was in middle school. I don't scrutinize postmarks or fret over small failures to "meet swap requirements". The heart thing irritates me a bit because I do rather assume that whatever was sent to me was done with pleasing me in mind and of course it's heart worthy for that reason alone. I think a heart is like saying thanks a lot as opposed to just thanks.

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 like a lot of different kinds of things. I like to see what other people are into. 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 have a hard time throwing things in the trash.

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. Postcards are one of the coolest things that anyone ever invented.

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, pagan sites. I like sacred spaces.

History is a long, interesting story to me. I like the history of any place. Little museums in tiny towns are great. Interesting things happened everywhere. You just have to discover what those things are.

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 far right political propaganda.

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

Foxes

Marine animals

Anything that you like and want to share is perfect really

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. A postcard comes to life when it has a stamp and a message. Really cool when people decorate them or draw on them. I don't want pristine ones in other words. Blank cards in an envelope are great for those swaps or as extras since I will definitely use them to mail to someone someday.That's what they're for!

Ratings

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Comment: I had no idea that there was actually wildlife in New Jersey. I know so very little about that state. Thanks for enlightening me. I guess I will need to visit there some day. Thanks for participating in this swap.
riverwatcher rated for BOOKS Postcard on Feb 4, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Happy reading!
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Comment: Thank you Karen :-)
nanadiana rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #328 on Feb 4, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the cute bear notecard and sharing your weekend with me. I do know about those gray, rainy days and how your energy changes. Living in the PNW, we have a lot of days like that, so my energy comes from the sun. Your weekend sounded relaxed and re-energizing. :)
coolcamaro rated for Lunar New Year Postcard - Rabbit on Feb 1, 2023
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Comment: Thank you very much for the cute card.
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Comment: Favorites: Lenticular and jokers. Thank you for great cards.
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Comment: HAHA! I loved the card, it brought a huge smile to my face. Thank you so much for bringing some joy into my day!!
Eclectonote rated for R & W: Octavia Butler on Jan 29, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for your insightful letter - I haven't read any of the books you write about but look forward to finding one or more at the library. The postcard fits right into the swap theme :).
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Comment: Thanks! Your plans sound great, especially the garage-studio. Like a "she-shed" haha!
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Comment: Thank you for your pretty postcard. I hope you manage to achieve your plan this year.
spacefoxsupreme rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #327 on Jan 25, 2023
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Comment: Thanks for the card - I was just looking at that exact one the other day! Wrendale designs has such pretty cards. I hope it wasn't too cold and all the plants survived!
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Comment: Thanks for sending and especially for the Powell's postcard from Oregon. I went in there once with friends when I was in high school. It was huge and I got overwhelmed and left. haha! Hope to go back when visiting family soon! Blessings!
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Comment: Thank you for the NJ postcard :)
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Comment: Thank you!
Ruthless rated for SPACE Postcard on Jan 23, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. How cool to see the space x launches! My sister has worked on several space X projects. It’s an exciting field! Have a great day!
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Comment: Hi Karen thank you for such a sweet card and happies.. I love them and love the letter you wrote... im jealous of your work.. How cool to work with Marine life!! So sorry about the Orca,,, so sad,,, Where in the worl did you get your card and envelopes ???? so pretty
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Comment: A great selection of playing cards. Thank you.
palmettogirl727 rated for South Carolina Postcard on Jan 19, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the SC postcard!
craftynut rated for Worldwide History Swap #1 on Jan 18, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard with information about the Civil War. A time I don't know much about.

Rating Overview

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Comments

myancey on Jul 26, 2021:

I’m so glad they made it enjoy

myancey on Jul 19, 2021:

Thank u for PCs. Tossing yours in mail tomorrow. ❤️📫

boandsully on Nov 20, 2020:

Thank you for letting me know about that postcard from August. At that rate, I could have walked it to you and hand delivered it! Ha!

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

HappyMom on Aug 16, 2018:

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

Onyx on Sep 27, 2017:

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

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.

njstauter on Jul 6, 2015:

what an amazing PC for my June WTA. Thank you for your vision and artist touch

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