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Onyx

Onyx
Date Joined: July 28, 2010
Last Online: November 16, 2017
Birthday: November 15
Country: United States

Hello Everyone

September 2017 Update: Yellowstone is closing for the winter and I will be spending the next several months in Oregon.

I love this site, especially the swaps that encourage creativity or that push me outside my craft comfort zone. I try to send something you will like every time and appreciate it when you put that effort in as well.

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, non-cheesy sunrises and sunsets, 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

While I used to be a fanatically fast rater when I first joined SB, life has changed drastically and now I am somewhat of a slow rater. I sincerely apologize. But "somewhat slow" I mean that I used to rate everyone the day I got their package and now it may take me a week or so ... but I ALWAYS RATE.

My mailbox is no longer right outside my house (read - 20 feet from my front door) and is instead near my office. I only check it a couple times a week as a result.

I do not sign up for swaps I cannot send. I always read my partner's profile before I send my swaps. And it may take a bit but I always rate.

If you have any questions, or heaven forbid do not get something I have sent, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Ratings

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Poohtat rated for WIYM: Big Senders Choice PC #2 on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the owl postcard.
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Comment: Thanks for the nice postcards:)
camelsamba rated for Candy Mail Art on Nov 15, 2017
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Comment: No need to apologize - thanks for the painting!
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Comment: Thank you, I loved the hand written note that showed me a little of your world. The envelopes you sent are just my style and I love the Eeyore quote. It was definitely Happy Mail.
Saba rated for *WIYM: Happy Flat Mail NOV, 2017: USA on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! Love all the postcards!
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Comment: Thank you for all the bits and pieces you sent me in your happy mail ❤❤❤. I especially loved the AWESOME pc with the tornado 👌😍.
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suepier rated for WIYM: Big Senders Choice PC #2 on Nov 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cute puppy postcard. I love dogs.
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Comment: Thanks so much for everything!I loved your envelope by the way..Thanks for the envelopes,the ephemera and notecard.Happy Swapping!Jen
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Comment: Sorry for the late ratting cleaning up my folder. thank you for your patience
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Comment: thank you for the goodies. I can definitely find a use for everything.
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Comment: Thank you :)
mellyrose89 rated for WIYM: Big Senders Choice PC #2 on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
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Comment: Thank you! Yes to all the things!
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Comment: thank you
ainaignies rated for WIYM: Big Senders Choice PC #2 on Nov 6, 2017
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Comment: thank you
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Comment: Pretty in Pink envie with nice note on Mountain paper and two waterways with two boats/ships and Letterhead from Yellowstone. Great swap so attentive to detail and so thoughtful !
Lonestarchild rated for WIYM: Autumn Scavenger Hunt on Nov 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for such a fun package full of goodies!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the maps wrapped in a map! I literally opened these and plan to use one later this evening in a project!

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Comments

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

SuZignomeMoM on Aug 16, 2017:

A.P.D.G.~ Celebrate the Eclipse

A total solar eclipse in August, 1999 by Fred Espenak.

Solar eclipse April 2014, Antarctica, Australia, and Indonesia taken by the Space Station.

A Total Eclipse of the Sun, visible from the Faroe Islands on 20 March 2015.

As a total solar eclipse reaches ever-closer towards totality, your surroundings begin to change. Colors begin to lose their contrast and shadows on the ground become much sharper. One of the most noticeable effects are the little crescent shadows that appear. Anything that can cast a shadow while allowing small amounts of sunlight to peer through can create this effect. Trees tend to be good at showing this off quite nicely. So don't just look up, look down. And enjoy.

SuZi

HelenG6 on Jul 23, 2015:

Thank you for the resend of "Break Out your Crayons, It's Time to Color!" I hope my daughter will enjoy it.:D

njstauter on Jul 16, 2015:

I enjoyed your analysis and thoughtfulness for Astrology House #10 swap. You have a natural gift for the science, so hopefully you will keep evolving with it.

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