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Onyx

Onyx
Date Joined: July 28, 2010
Last Online: January 19, 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, 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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Hyshu rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! ROUND 50!!! on Jan 21, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great card!
adaywithmom rated for After Christmas Cards (USA) on Jan 19, 2018
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Comment: I just adore the VW bus full of doggies card. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard!
widelo123 rated for CHWH: 3 Postcards - Let's Swap on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Margaret, thank you for your nice note. It has been a very cold winter here. We usually do not get snow or extreme coldness, but this year we have had both. Another snow storm for tonight. We just do not have the equipment for snow or ice removal. Thank you for the great postcards you sent. Shirley
Ryleighsmom rated for After Christmas Cards (USA) on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
Lonestarchild rated for PH: Spell D-O-G With Postcards on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: More great cards! thank you so much! (Happy unpacking!)
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Comment: thank you for all the wonderful animal cards -- these are great!
goinjenny rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #25 on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, esp for the Smoky Mtn extra
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Comment: Hello! I just received your enveloppe and thank you so much for the great postcards !! Bye
ccmmsu rated for PH: "A" Is For (Blank or Naked) on Jan 15, 2018
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Comment: I agree -- cool alligator! :) Thanks for sending him my way!!
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Comment: Happy Postcrossing, thanks for the great card!!
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Comment: Cool postcard of the abstract snail :) Happy. New Year!!!
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Comment: Thanks for the card. The scenery is so beautiful!
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Comment: I can't wait to try these recipes - and I love the postcards you used! :)
marija rated for US: Excess XMas Cards - Round #5 on Jan 11, 2018
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Comment: Such a cool map envelope & cards to pretty to send away. Thank you, Happy New Year!
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Comment: Thank you so much! Everything right down to the packaging was so beautiful! I hope your New Year has been awesome! 💯❤️
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely cards! Happy 2018!
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Comment: Thank you for the scientific floral pc. And thank you for frequenting your public library so often! I haven’t decided if I’m going to start a reading challenge or not this year. I like the freedom to choose what I like depending on recommendations or my personal preferences. 🧐 Good luck with your reading challenges!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcards

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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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