***I'm not really doing private swaps right now, but if you happen to have a 2010 World Cup postcard (especially with Zakumi on it, my son loves him!) OR the card at the following link, I can send you a very nice card from Costa Rica! This particular card is one of my favorite images and I've been looking for it for years ("The Family" by Zofia Szalowska):
Hola! I'm a writer and editor, living in Ohio via California and Costa Rica (where I lived for 10 years and 18 years, respectively). I am a big animal lover; we have 2 dogs and 8 cats at the moment (all of them rescues), and I read (mostly historical novels; Jane Austen is a favorite author), garden (orchids, bonsai and veggies), and quilt to relax. We used to keep backyard chickens, and I still like to collect chicken things. In addition to English, I speak Spanish and read Portuguese and French, so if you speak one of these languages I would love to receive a card in your native language!
I still have a lot of postcards from Costa Rica, so if you're wondering why you're getting a Costa Rican card from Ohio, that would be the reason. :)
I really like all kinds of postcards, but some of my favorites are (in no particular order)
-- insects, snakes, lizards, animals people might find "creepy" :-)
-- art, especially "Naifs et Primitifs" and Bouguereau
-- food, drinks and recipes (especially vegetarian/vegan!)
-- funny cards
-- owls and raptors of all kinds
-- cool/interesting/vintage ad cards (*especially* if it is a product or place from where you live and that you particularly like!)
-- multiple things or collections on cards
-- movie posters
-- Star Wars/sci-fi
-- scenic views
-- vintage cars, like 70s muscle cars and older sportscars (MGs, etc.)
Of course, feel free to send anything. Surprise me! The only cards I'm not so big on are buildings/architecture. I prefer the more wild side of life!
My favorites (at Flickr): http://www.flickr.com/photos/crveggies/favorites/
All cards received (including private swaps):
Gracias por enviarme sus tarjetas postales!