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Pika

Pika
Date Joined: March 19, 2022
Last Online: August 2, 2022
Birthday: November 28, 1976
Country: United States
Postcrossing

About Me

I am not going away- but I am winding down and will be taking a break in parts of August & September because I am traveling.

Don’t feel you need to send extras. I am here to connect and make art. I give hearts based on your effort.

How I spend my time: I work in management at a museum. I care about my job and museums as institutions. In general I spend time on my interests: nature, art, birdwatching, drawing, sketch books, embroidery, and Postcrossing. I like to go camping, canoe and generally to hang out and look for things in the woods. I am in my 40s and live with my husband and 2 cats.

Favorite Books

My cats are named for characters in a very funny book written by my favorite author of Comics/Graphic novels (Neil Gaiman) and another favorite author (Terry Pratchett).

I like literary fiction, speculative fiction, and graphic novels. My favorite graphic novel at the moment is an adaptation of Octavia Butler's the Parable of the Sower that came out.

The best book I read recently was by Warren Ellis: "Nina Simone's Gum". Seriously. Trust it.

Likes

  • I value kindness, humor and curiosity.
  • Blues, greens: cool (vs warm) colors in general
  • Science-y things
  • Postcrossing - the forum is my favorite place to swap
  • Animals who are RIDICULOUSLY cute or weird. Examples:

    • Pika (cute)
    • Spoonbills (weird)
    • Red panda (cute)
    • Opossum (really bizarre)
  • In general- unusually small things.

  • ATCs
  • Foraging
  • Birds
  • Native plants
  • Puzzles both picture and logic
  • Wordle and many of its spin-offs.

Things that I avoid

Alliums (shallots, onions, leeks, garlic - they make me sick.)

Polarization. I don’t hate you if you don’t vote like me. I don’t hate you if our countries don't get along.

Swarms. They creep me out.

Glitter.

When someone tries to convert me. I respect your deeply held beliefs, even if I don't want to join you in them. Please respect mine.

Favorite Television

I am woefully behind on everything. We're going to have to finally subscribe to Netflex and take a sabbatical to catch up.

I have enjoyed:

  • Insecure
  • Fleabag
  • Hanna
  • Wheel of Time
  • Dr. Who
  • Loki

Favorite Music

A strange smattering of things:

  • Ana Tijoux
  • Bomba EstΓ©reo
  • Bowie
  • Kate Bush
  • The Clash
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Lizzo
  • MIA
  • Minski
  • Prince
  • Sleater-Kinney

Ratings

luluvision rated for AMA: Collaboration Puzzle Fun #2 on Aug 5, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for your pieces! They are great! I love that retro ephemera and I love vintage postage stamps!
nalaqueen rated for AtB: Postcrossing Lovers on Jul 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for your pc
papercraft70 rated for AtB: Postcrossing Lovers on Jul 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely hand drawn and hand painted postcard. Thanks for trading my profile too.πŸ˜ƒ
Sonya rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - V on Jul 26, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the fun cards, Emily. I had to LOL at the strawberry violin! :D
tristitia rated for AMA: Scraptastic Mail Art Swap on Jul 23, 2022
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Comment: Hi Emily - sorry for the late rating, I've had a tough past couple of weeks... I love everything about this! Your envelope is awesome (and thank you for the nurse stamp!), the little folder you made for the ATC, and the ATC itself - love! Thank you so much for a great swap!!
Pantlessrobot rated for AtB: Postcrossing Lovers on Jul 22, 2022
5
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Comment: I love the postcard you sent!also the drawing on the back is very fun.
wordlesspoetry86 rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - T on Jul 21, 2022
5
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Comment: Omgosh this is incredible. Thank you so much!
jjhere rated for AAA: Cat on Jul 18, 2022
5
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Comment: I love your kitties! Thank you so much.
MissRich rated for Alphabet ATC - J (round #2) on Jul 15, 2022
5
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Comment: I love this Justice ATC! Beautiful art! Thank you so much!
Pandagirl805 rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - S on Jul 14, 2022
5
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Comment: This is such a cute little skunk thank you!
BookishPenpal rated for Alphabet ATC - G (round #2) on Jul 12, 2022
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Comment: I'm horrible at this rating thing apparently πŸ₯Ί Thank you for the amazing goldfish πŸ’š Happy Swapping!
BookishPenpal rated for Alphabet ATC - E (round #2) on Jul 12, 2022
5
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Comment: Sorry I am so late rating! I totally thought I had already done it. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ I love my Emu atc πŸ’š Thank you for sending it my way. Happy Swapping!
ensigncelery rated for AtB: Animal ATC and a note #1 on Jul 11, 2022
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Comment: First of all, I need you to know that I SQUEAKED when I opened your swap πŸ’œ Your art is so wonderful, and getting to see a Pika in your style AND having you paint "me" is just amazing! I'm so in love with this swap, thank you SO much πŸ’–πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ
5
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC! I actually did an Iris for mine too. They're the state flower where I live. :)
lrm1980 rated for AtB Handmade PC Swap #2 on Jul 5, 2022
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Comment: Oh, wow! I love the awesome hand-drawn Rainbow Brite card! It definitely made me smile.
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Comment: LOVE this fungi alphabet! Thank you so much
wordlesspoetry86 rated for Endangered Species ATC on Jun 27, 2022
5
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Comment: These cards are just perfect. I love them. Thank you for putting in so much effort and making them fantastic.
nomadmama rated for Alphabet ATC - H (round #2) on Jun 21, 2022
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Comment: What do you mean the hamster wasn't going well? It's adorable, but I do love the H for Halloween. Also. Your notecard is fabulous. I think our temp foe the day you sent this swap was about 104. That is pretty unusual foe this early in June. We have had almost 10 days of 100+ temps since Memorial day. Yikes!
lsmahutchin rated for HD/HP Alphabet ATC - R on Jun 20, 2022
5
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Comment: Great cards - both of them! I LOVE the Bell Museum and take my boys there at least once a year. Fun to swap with someone local!
vlhafer54 rated for AAA: Woodland Animals on Jun 19, 2022
5
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Comment: These are gorgeous - I love them - Thank you so much!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 48 1 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
48 50 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 12 36 0
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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Jun 23, 2022:

hi

rsj244 on May 15, 2022:

Hi Pika! Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for hosting that Inchies Swap! I look forward to joining :) :) :)

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