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Onyx

Onyx
Date Joined: July 28, 2010
Last Online: May 3, 2021
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

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Comment: Thanks for the chunk and sharing your fun memories from Arizona!
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Comment: I love the small chunk from the stationery notecard (birthday owls). So cute! Thank you!
mamajoy rated for Not Your Country Map PC #6 on May 1, 2021
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Comment: I reached out to you on 3/26. Since you haven't been on since 3/21 you haven't read my message. I did not receive anything so must rate you a 1. I will change if I receive anything. 5/1 I received a resend. Thank you.
Eulegirl rated for 2021 Alphabet Series D-F on Mar 21, 2021
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Comment: thank you! I like the Phillipine president one best!
suepier rated for Naked Map Pcs to 3 Partners #5 on Mar 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great map postcard from Santorini.
cadel rated for Naked Map Pcs to 3 Partners #5 on Mar 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard of Arizona. I like this mapcard and the bird on it. I am glad to get this from you
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Comment: Great list! I love Fredrik Bachman. Beartown is unforgettable ! Take care!
LadyJo rated for Naked Map Pcs to 3 Partners #5 on Mar 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the neat Mountain map post card!
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Comment: Thank u for some great postcards!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Maps, Maps, Maps #5 on Feb 28, 2021
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Comment: Most of the maps are new to me. Thanks!!!
MelissaLB rated for PH: U Is For (Blank or Naked) #2 on Feb 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Norman Rockwell postcard. It’s an awesome “U” card. LOL Hope you are thawing out. We are having a slow thaw. I’m so grateful!
ericabella rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #29 on Feb 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! Happy swapping!
nancylee rated for December- Scavenger Hunt PC on Feb 14, 2021
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Comment: I have to say it looked a little rushed but met all requirements and I understand the frustration with mail going missing. Let's move forward toward better brighter things :)
minniepic rated for Two Maps + Two #3 on Feb 13, 2021
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Comment: ❤️❤️Loved all the postcards. Thank you so very much ❤️❤️
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Comment: Thank you for the very nice selection! So sorry about your father. My husband mother is also in Hospice. She got the covid virus & she is on oxygen. Not good!
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Comment: SO FUN! Absolutely LOVE the cards you sent me! Thank you so much!!! Have a happy weekend! x Gabi
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Comment: Thanks for this delightful collection of postcards! The bonus one from the Grand Tetons is beautiful...I'd love to visit there someday.
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Comment: Thank you for the cards.
cookies37 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2021 on Feb 6, 2021
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Comment: Hi from O~hi~O! Thanks for the pretty horse & Sleigh Chunk o Cardboard. Yes, the mail is slow sometimes, really slow, but they have a hard job. Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day ~ take care, Judy
Wanda rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2021 on Feb 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, Onyx, for the mashed potatoes postcard. 😊👍🥔

Rating Overview

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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:

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simcoe54 on Sep 10, 2020:

Random RAK -- Thanks so much for the beautiful postcard. I was surprised and delighted for find this card in my mailbox. 💕

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:

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