Lindabaiis a member in United States of America . She has been a member for over 5 years (2,170 days).
I recently moved to Fort Myers on the Caloosahatchee River in Southwest Florida, leaving my nearby island home where I grew mangoes, pineapples and other tropical fruit. I enjoy paddling my kayak in coastal waters & exploring the mangrove islands. Travel & adventure have been a big part of my life. I love discovering other cultures & other ways of looking at the world. I lived in India for several years working with a snake catcher; traveled with Ringling Brothers Circus (living on the train); lived on a sailboat in the Bahamas & Caribbean for 5 years... Formerly a free lance travel writer & still do occasional articles. Writing & photography have always been my creative outlets, but more recently I've been making collage & mixed-media postcards to exchange with mail artists around the world. I love tree houses, hammocks, messing about in boats, islands, jungles & rainforests.
MY POSTCARD PREFERENCES (Warning -- long list ahead!)
* I prefer not to get touristy cards, but I understand they may be the only kind available to you.
I particularly do NOT like multi-view cards.
*I especially like it if the cards are sent UNWRITTEN in envelopes - with a note from you included. And if you really want to delight me include a bit of ephemera like old used postage stamps, worthless paper money, old black & white photos or a label from something you use in your daily life. I incorporate such items into my collages & mail art. I would also love any Air Mail stickers from your country
*Whimsical, artsy, off-beat, quirky cards are what really please me. Some Ideas:
*Inge Löök's old ladies
*Black and white photography
*Hand made cards with your art or photographs
*Graffiti & street art
*Match-box cover art
*Cards featuring hands or eyes
*3-D (Lenticular) cards
* Weird science
* Vintage Educational charts
*Art cards (I prefer contemporary & 20th century artists. Surrealism, Collage, Asian art & Latin
American art are also favorites.)
*Cards featuring fish or other sea life
* Frida Kahlo
*Colorful, interesting postage stamps on the mail.
*Please, postcards only, no folded note cards.
Check out my favorites on my Wall of Postcards to see the kinds of cards I like. Duplicates are fine.
But of course any card you send will be welcome - and I hope you will tell me something about yourself, your life, your dreams. I look forward to hearing from you.