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MissiveMaven, United States of America

MissiveMaven

(or Ilona) is a member in United States of America . She has been a member for over 11 years (4,052 days).
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About Ilona...


I'm a passionate mail enthusiast. See my letters and postcards at my snail mail & letter writing blog: http://www.missivemaven.com/

I'm a musician. You can see my artist website and hear recordings at:
http://www.ilonatipp.com/

I was featured on the Postcrossing blog in 2013!
http://www.postcrossing.com/blog/2013/04/14/stationery-makers-the-missive-maven

I also adore cats. I have two cats, Oberon and Stella, both 3 years old. If you have a beloved pet story to share, I would love to hear it.

PLEASE WRITE THE DATE ON YOUR POSTCARDS! Postmarks often illegible/absent.

If you're from a country that has Postcrossing postage stamps, I'd LOVE to receive one!!

If you're reading my profile to determine what kind of postcards I like best, thanks! I would most especially enjoy postcards that feature:

* Cats (especially illustrations of cats)
* Goats
* Mail or postal themes (mailbox, postbox, stamps, etc)
* Bats (the amazing flying mammals)
* Yoga
* Fountain pens, letters and journals
* Books, bookstores, libraries, reading, or writing
* Illustrations
* Letterpress postcards
* LGBTQ: Queer, transgender, genderqueer, trans, subverting gender roles
* Original Muppet-show Muppets or anything Jim Henson
* Mythical creatures (unicorns, dragons, fairies, gnomes)
* Anything magical (wizards, Harry Potter, etc) / fantasy artwork
* Ballet and dance
* Performing Arts and theater
* Forests and forest creatures
* "Pottering Cat" (Japan) and "Lancy Cat" (Japan? Korea?)
* Pugs
* Hedgehogs
* Wild animals, and animals of all kinds
* Offbeat or weird

From countries formerly of the Soviet Union: I would love vintage Soviet propaganda postcards, particularly animal illustrations!

++I also love postage stamps! If you could use interesting and pretty stamps, I would really appreciate the effort.

DISLIKES/please do NOT send:
Religious items, including photos of churches or shrines
Photos/images of children or babies

I am Jewish. I do not celebrate Easter or Christmas. I do not want to receive religious cards: thank you in advance for respecting that.

My beloved spouse is a writer. His novel Revolutionary was published in 2014, and is a fictionalized account of his real-life ancestor, Deborah Samson, who in 1782 ran away from home and disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the continental army for American independence. If you like to read fiction or historical fiction, check it out here: http://alexmyerswriting.com/the-book/

I am also bisexual and a passionate supporter of LGBTQ issues and equal rights. My husband is transgender, and was featured on a PBS story: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/quiet-revolution-behind-word-transgender/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=newshour