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Karen07

Karen07
Date Joined: August 13, 2014
Last Online: October 16, 2018
Birthday: June 1
Country: United States

About Me

I am a HUGE lover of snail mail and have all kinds of exciting mail stuff going on. They know me at the Post Office. :)

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 suppose that I am not very whimsical. Not a teddy bear person. I also kind of hate geese with flower wreaths around their necks and cute little cows. 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 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. 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. I like sacred spaces.

History is about life for me. I like the history of any place. Fascinating things happed everywhere as far as I'm concerned. Little museums in tiny towns are great. I read a lot of history and biography.

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 political.

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

Anything that you like and want to share

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. I don't want pristine ones in other words. I doubt that I will ever sign up for a swap involving other than naked cards but I just want to make sure that everyone has the same definition.

Ratings

mrscharlesallen rated for Halloween Swap - (USA) on Oct 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, I love the pumpkin stamp on the envelope
me2az50 rated for Halloween Swap - (USA) on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the card and the goodies. I enjoy Halloween.
kfaye rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #6 on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PC! That's a nice quote :)
kfaye rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 73! on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: I love Manatees! Yes, it's starting to cool off here :D
Econnolly1 rated for Halloween Swap - (USA) on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: Cool PC! Thanks :D I hope it's cooling off over there!
AlishaK rated for Halloween Swap - (USA) on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
katmandu rated for Halloween Swap - (USA) on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: What a cute little card, and love the stickers! Thank you!
jenlovespsu rated for Halloween Swap - (USA) on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! Happy Halloween! :)
Followyourart rated for Stuff the Mailbox #11 on Oct 15, 2018
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Cupcake436 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 73! on Oct 15, 2018
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christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 73! on Oct 14, 2018
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Comment: I LOVE manatees! :D
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Comment: I have never seen a glow in the dark postcard! Way cool. I honestly spent 20 minutes in the bathroom charging it and watching it flow! Way fun!
katmandu rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 73! on Oct 14, 2018
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Comment: Love the Manatee PC and the interesting facts about it! We've cooled down some here finally, at least temporarily due to rain. But then you guys have had more than your fair share lately too. Hope y'all survived the 2nd hurricane! Thank you!
MyRetroSoul rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 73! on Oct 13, 2018
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Comment: We are having a warm week here too. Hope you weren’t affected by the hurricane.
Response: All good in this part of Florida. Thanks for asking.
CWarner rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #18 on Oct 13, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the card from Daytona!
katmandu rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #6 on Oct 12, 2018
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Comment: Great quote! Thank you for the pretty PC!
ButterflyLover rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 73! on Oct 12, 2018
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Comment: Beautiful sunset on this card! Thankfully we have cooled off (we don't get heat+humidity) and are actually under a freeze warning tonight. Are you in Florida? Are y'all okay after Michael?
Response: Far enough away from Michael to be OK. Thanks for asking. Horrible devastation in some places for sure!
katmandu rated for Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 12, 2018
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Comment: Great PC! I love reading ghost stories but I have to stay away from horror films! I'm a scaredy-cat when it comes to those kinds of movies! Thank you!
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Comment: Very cool PC! Thank you!

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Comments

ButterflyLover on Oct 14, 2018:

Oh I am so glad you were far enough away. I am thankful my in-laws moved away from there after Irma. I don't know if my husband could handle anything happening to them.

HappyMom on Aug 16, 2018:

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

knitterofhats on Oct 2, 2017:

Thanks for signing up for my St. Nicholas Day Swap

Onyx on Sep 27, 2017:

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

CurlyTea on Jun 5, 2017:


Happy slightly belated Birthday!

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.

bbbhill6 on Sep 6, 2016:

Thank You for the Wonderful Christmas cards sorry for the late posting. Thanks again.

RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

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