Hi! I'm Andie.
I'm passionate about art, libraries, travel, volunteering & meeting people.
I like to give Free Hugs.
I love thrifting.
I love film, photography, illustration & graphic design.
I collect vintage postcards, photographs & letters.
I walked the Camino de Santiago in Sept/Oct 2017.
My collecting theme for 2021: portraits (facing left, right or straight on)...can be a photo, painting or illustration.
I'm also collecting quotes so send me your favourite quote. Can be funny, smart, wise, inspirational or plain old good advice for living!
Fun, colourful or unusual stamps are always encouraged! Especially for Chinese Lunar New Year.
* * Postcard Ideas * *
Check out my favourites for inspiration.
...haha, it would be much shorter to list the kinds I don't like! ; )
- nuns & monks (serious or having fun)
- snail, bird, tiger, elephant, octopus, jellyfish, owl, fox, bunny
- poppies, wildflowers, lotus, plants, trees, mountains, lakes, forests
- tree lined streets or paths
- street scenes
- something romantic
- vintage photos: handsome men or women
- photos: men or women in bathing suits (vintage/retro)
- photos: spiral staircase (B+W)
- photos: hands
- ferris wheels & amusement parks on piers
- knitting, yarnbomb
- paper lanterns
- aurora borealis
- doors & windows
- art from Japan
- contemporary art
- traditional houses, buildings, costumes, crafts or toys from your country
- an artist or writer from your city or country
- a view of your city/town
- narrow streets & lanes
- subway maps
- train stations or platforms
- indigenous people
- unusual buildings / architecture
- roadside attractions
- suitcases or travel
- vintage travel posters
- funny or strange photos
- any kind of art (drawing, painting, photograph)
- garden gnomes
- postcards w/ the word 'LOVE'
- people kissing, smiling or happy
- cards that promote a positive mental attitude
- neon or funny signs
- Wes Anderson films
- Bill Murray
- Frida Khalo, Georgia O'Keefe
- vintage erotic
- coffee, donuts
- typewriters & typography
- vintage or retro (1950s or earlier)
- art nouveau
- a photograph you've taken!
- interesting, colourful, funny or cool ad cards
If you need ideas of what to write on your postcard, I would love to know:
-name of your city + population
-tell me about the neighbourhood where you live or your favourite neighbourhood to visit
-a close by spot in nature that you like to visit
-one of your special talents or skills
-your favourite artist
-your dream travel destination
-your favourite bookstore or cafe
-an interesting fact or quote
-does your city or town have fireflies?
-have you seen the aurora borealis? Where?
-a happy memory
-somewhere you like to go camping
-your favourite book or movie
-would you move to Mars?
Wishing you fun, love & adventures in life! ❤