notenoughpostcards(or Dede) is a member from United States of America . She has been a member for over 3 years (1231 days).
Hello everyone! I guess you could say I am somewhat of a postcard addict! I LOVE postcards! I’ve been collecting since I was a child - some 50 + years now.
I am a 63 year old, semi-retired Montessori teacher doing substitute teaching when needed. My children are grown and in their 30s. I have no grandchildren.
I LOVE beautiful and colorful cards as well as interesting art cards and prefer these to a typical tourist view. I am particularly interested in folk art, original art, or cards showing art work from your local area or by local artists. I also enjoy beautiful and artistic homemade cards and cards cleverly designed using worldwide postage stamps. As much as I also love the works of master artists and those well known throughout the world, I am more interested in the art by little known artists. I am always excited to receive an art card by an artist I am unfamiliar with as it introduces me to different types of art! I also enjoy art from other cultures such as Aboriginal.
There are many other topics that I enjoy such as cards showing indigenous people particularly from countries in South America, Africa, Lapland, Australia, etc., cards showing beautiful rock formations, oddities of nature, unusual architecture, interesting roadside attractions, alphabets, nature art such as incredible rock formations or things formed with natural objects in nature, Nouvelles Images – multiples, and Art Unlimited Cards - Love these! You can view my favorites to get an idea of the type card I most enjoy receiving.
As for US cards, I would love to get more of the state map from space cards! And, I like the Did You Know cards featuring facts about certain places.
Please date your card as the postal machine cancels make it difficult to read the date. Or better yet, have the card hand canceled by your postal clerk! I also love beautiful and colorful stamps! I prefer REAL postage stamps to be used, not the meter sticker the post office uses. I would love 3-D stamps! Stamps to me are like a mini work of art so the more colorful and artistic the stamp, the happier I am!! If you put your card in an envelope and use many colorful stamps I will be thrilled!
Write a message about yourself, where you live, what you enjoy doing, your occupation and why you chose the card you are sending.
The work of this artist: http://www.wynstonespress.com/Website/pages/Sets/Angela_Koconda.html
Elsa Beskow - especially Calendar cards!
L. Romanova - Russian
Connie Snoek - Netherlands
Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy - cards of women
Albert Edelfelt - cards of women and children
Charles Burton Barber - card of lady reading
I look forward to finding your card in my mailbox! Thank you.