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Onyx

Onyx
Date Joined: July 28, 2010
Last Online: April 10, 2018
Birthday: November 15
Country: United States

Hello Everyone

January 2018 Update: We are helping family back in Arkansas for a while, and have rented a PO Box for mail purposes. So send with confidence! Happy Swapping New Year!

December 2017 Update: We have been doing some traveling in November/December and leaving cash for our (former) friends to collect and/or forward mail ... which they have not done. Evidently they kept the cash and have just. been. throwing. the. mail. away. It took us a bit to figure it out and I am so sorry everyone. If you have swapped with me then you know I am crushed on multiple levels. I have gone back and rated everyone but understand that for many people on here that is not good enough. I usually try to go above and beyond in swapping, and I have been a member here long enough to know how harsh people can be when someone has an issue, so I understand. For the folks who have been understanding and sent words of support, I appreciate it more than you know.

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, 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

Poftoffel rated for Sad Song: Short Fiction on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! The sad song is very beautiful, and I love what you did with it. Thank you for sharing!
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating! And thank you for the beautiful & colorful animals! My very favorite pc is the puffins! Thanks fir an extra, too, very sweet of you 🐧
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards and extras! Have a great day!
theevidenceisme rated for TT&E: SC PC USA on Apr 4, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the turtle postcard!
Inger71 rated for AN 3 Postcards in an Envelope on Apr 4, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your beautiful cards! ❤
vlhafer54 rated for TT&E: SC PC on Apr 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard - I was fortunate to spend some summers in GB. They could have left me at the V & A!
dawnakaulen rated for TT&E: SC PC on Mar 31, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
dartha rated for TT&E: SC PC USA on Mar 30, 2018
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Comment: Hi Margaret, I got to see a Picasso exhibit years ago and went in thinking "this isn't going to be good" but was blown away and really enjoyed it. So glad you enjoyed your trip to the museum too. Thank you for the postcard!
DarkSkullMistress42 rated for TT&E: SC PC USA on Mar 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely owl card. Sounds like you and your Mom had a relaxing time😁
goinjenny rated for TT&E: SC PC on Mar 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
LoveThis rated for AN: Choose a 4 Letter Animal Word on Mar 28, 2018
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Comment: thankyou very much for the beautiful selection of cards :)
LoveThis rated for AN 3 Postcards in an Envelope on Mar 28, 2018
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Comment: thankyou very much for the cards :)
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Comment: Thank you, love them.
Tuutis rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #152 on Mar 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you from the postcards, so nice and different each!
Smiley69 rated for AN 2 Colored Animal on Mar 20, 2018
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Comment: Very cool postcard and I enjoyed your note about your frogs...thank you!!
shirleyinCA rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #16 on Mar 20, 2018
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Comment: Such a great variety of quality cards, plus an extra - thank you! Wow, I love that Paris map and classy Tintin and cute Amish lad!
ASawvel rated for PH: Spell the Word M-A-P With PCs on Mar 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcards! They are all very interesting, but my favorite was the ignition illustration! Yay! Thank you for including it. This is my first blank postcard swap, and I'm hooked! And it's making me use a lot of exclamation points!!!
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Comment: Thanks for another great postcard swap - my fav is the map card.
mjhaertling rated for Music PC on Mar 14, 2018
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Comment: Just got your PC. It took over 2 weeks to get here. I'm not familiar with that lyric but it is true. Thanks for a great swap.
kydestar rated for Send a Naked Map Postcard #8 on Mar 13, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard!

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Comments

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

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

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