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Onyx

Onyx
Date Joined: July 28, 2010
Last Online: July 28, 2020
Birthday: November 15
Country: United States

Hello Everyone

Likes: images of globes, maps, travel, agriculture, UNESCO sites and national parks. I love doodling and mail art. I also love quotes about strength and starting over.

I also like things related to history; particularly food history, women's history, WWII, the history of the postal service, Eleanor Roosevelt or the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

Dislikes: domestic cats and kittens, kitschy farm things (like with stencils or checkered boarders - just not my thing), sunflowers, rodents, snakes, pictures of babies, religious texts, holiday items except for St. Patrick's Day or quirky holidays, things that smell, candles or anything that burns; also anything too cutesy (pink princess stuff, country cutesy, etc.).

Favorite colors: blue, yellow, green; I also love aqua & red together and pink & brown together.

Favorite Quote

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Postcards

I LOVE post cards. In addition to the categories above I am fond of scenes showing a path or road going off in the distance, farm animals in other countries, black and white pictures featuring people, and cards that reference agriculture or food and beverages.

I also really like reproductions of art featuring people reading, pretty scenes from nature (like overlooks of lakes and rivers), or scenes showing tunnels or doors.

Also retro cards, particularly retro WWII cards or retro fashion cards, are awesome.

But people are always sending me surprising things I love too: funky cards, lovely scenery, things from your local area, etc.

If you think it is great, and you tell me why, then I probably will think it is great too.

Art

I am trying to push myself to try new mediums in art and particularly mail art. I am trying painting, mixed media, watercolors, etc. That is one of the great things about mail art: it is about imperfection! There are mixed results but overall I enjoy the loveliness of making something damaged into something appreciated again.

About Me

I do not sign up for swaps I cannot send. I always read my partner's profile before I send my swaps. And I only go to my PO Box 2-3 times a week so it may take me a couple days longer to rate you, but I always rate.

If you have any questions, or heaven forbid do not get something I have sent, please contact me directly and I will atone accordingly.

Ratings

Eulegirl rated for PSH:PC Scavenger Hunt time! on Jul 24, 2020
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Comment: Thanks! I love them all!!
penpallingfool rated for Reading Challenge 2020 July on Jul 20, 2020
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Comment: Oh my well I think I now need to read this book you told me about if you wish to hear about mine just message me I will be happy to share xx
mjhaertling rated for June Scavenger Hunt PC on Jul 20, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the PC. It is an interesting collage. Sorry I forgot to rate it when it came.
suepier rated for Send a Naked Map Postcard #13 on Jul 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice map postcard.
suepier rated for SCATTS PC Swap - V - US Only on Jul 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and the scattagories.
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Comment: Thank you :)
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Comment: I am so sorry for the late rating, your letter ended up in a pile of mail that got soaked in water and dried together I've been slowly dissecting it. Unfortunately I could only separate half of your letter but it sounds like you've got some very cool frog neighbors! There were greenhouses next door to where I grew up and the frogs could be deafening on some nights! I loved it though.
xninolax rated for Not Your Country Map PC #4 on Jul 4, 2020
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Comment: Oh wow, even though it;s quite sad I loved reading the story about how you got the Cavallinni cards set! Thank you for the beautiful Spain card.
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Comment: Thanks Margaret! Marc
simcoe54 rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #23 on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards and stamps :)
m3i5 rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope Swap on Jun 23, 2020
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Comment: Update 23-06-2020: today I received your BIG resend envelope with loads of pretty things! :D Thank you so much for the resend, as the first never arrived. Hope you are safe and healthy over there. Hi Margaret, I have to rate you a 1 for now as you did not read and respond to my private messages about this swap. I still have not received anything...
Response: Update: SO HAPPY this finally arrived after a long journey, and you liked the contents! Have been off SB for a couple of years so I missed seeing that you did not get this 2017 swap and am sincerely sorry. I just logged in to see this rating and will fix it immediately. I see that you are still an active SB member so I will put a package in the mail to you immediately! UPDATE: I check the progress of this package every day and as of April 24, 2020 the package is still in transit to the Netherlands. I sent the USPS/Customs tracking number to my partner and would be happy to share it via private message if a swap host or concerned person would like to confirm.
mamajoy rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #13 on Jun 22, 2020
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Comment: Thanks. Great cards and extras.
dawnakaulen rated for PH: Tall Things on Jun 19, 2020
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Comment: All great choices, and thanks for the extras too!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards:)
Justme72 rated for First & Last Lines No. 22 on Jun 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pc and book lines. The last line was makes for a great quote :)
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Comment: Thank you for the fun coconut postcard. I also keep a list of book suggestions. I love to read!
Response: Me too! Sending you book lover luck for your next selection.
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Comment: Thanks for the great animal cards and the extra artsy witch card. What fun! Love that sassy leopard lizard and sweet fawn especially.
Response: The animal card swaps are always fun! So glad you liked the cards I picked.
colleenbUSA rated for PH: Postcard Book/Box Set Swap on Jun 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcards!
xninolax rated for Map PC Scavenger Hunt #11 on Jun 14, 2020
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Comment: Wow wow wow, such amazing cards in your swap! I cannot believe your envelope travelled for almost 2 months trying to get to me, but I am so happy it arrived! Loved all the cards you picked out for me and the extra door/windows is great!
Response: So glad they arrived safely! So many of my Europe cards and packages are taking forever these days ... my local postmaster says that is pretty typical in the pandemic sadly.
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Comment: Hi hi! Thank you so much for the postcard and your list of favourite authors!

Rating Overview

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Comments

debbiespoms on Apr 21, 2020:

Hi ! Thank you for wanting to send me TY & PC. But no need to do that. Your thanks is great enough via swap-bot. But i'm so glad you liked the Pretzel PC so much & made your day. I'm sure we will be in another swap again as partners. As we pretty much join the same swaps.

meeltje57 on Dec 10, 2017:

This is what I made out of your envelope.

   Happy Holidays!
isabellasnow on Nov 28, 2017:

In case you miss the Yellowstone bears . . .

isabellasnow on Nov 13, 2017:

HAPPY NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY from WIYM!

goinjenny on Nov 4, 2017:

Just wanted to say a big ol' Thank You for the box of washi tapes I received today. You are so thoughtful and generous.

Onyx on Aug 17, 2017:

shirleyinCA on Aug 16, 2017:

shirleyinCA on Aug 16, 2017:

shirleyinCA on Aug 16, 2017:

Happy Eclipse

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Aug 16, 2017:

A.P.D.G.~ Celebrate the Eclipse Mail Deadline: Aug 22, 2017

Hello, I hope you like the images I chosen for you

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