My name is Irina. I'm 30, a philologist from Saratov, the southwestern part of Russia. I work as a tutor of English and German for kids now. And I adore Postcrossing with all of my heart ❤ I can't imagine my life without it.
My favourite German-language poet Paul Celan said: "I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem". And I can say: "I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a postcard".
I also like reading books, stamp collecting, watercolor sketching and travelling. I'm a tea fan :D My cherished dream is to travel all around the world! :)
I appreciate every single postcard I receive. But I can write a wishlist just to help you. I love different beautiful and interesting things:
❤ Illustrations by:
- Carl Larsson
- Arthur Rackham
- Edmund Dulac (and other authors of Victorian Fairy Painting)
- Susan Wheeler; Beatrix Potter
- Alfons Mucha, G. Klimt, Art Nouveau
- Anton Pieck
- Anton Lomaev
- Pre-Raphaelites (J. W. Waterhouse, W. Morris, J.E. Millais, G. Rossetti etc.)
- Thomas Kinkade
- I. Garmashova
- L. Afremov
❤ Landscape art (e.g. by J. von Klever, F. Kruseman, J. Grimshaw etc.)
❤ Fairies by C. M. Barker
❤️ Book, fairytale illustrations
❤ Romantic novels of 18-19 th centure (e.g. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre etc.)
❤ Victorian art (inluding gothic art)
❤ PHQ cards (UK)
❤ Lantern Press
❤ Vintage posters
❤ Women in Science (by Rachel Ignotofsky)
❤ The Lord of the Rings
❤ Night; moon; starry sky
❤ Fandom (e.g. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Witcher, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, The Big Bang theory, the Moomins, Totoro, Gravity Falls, Twin Peaks, Outlander)
❤ Natural landscapes.Thunderstorms, tornadoes, volcanoes etc.
❤ Aurora Borealis
❤ Animal illustrations (esp. forest animals like deers, lynxes, owls, foxes etc.; cats) and flowers (peonies, poppies).
❤ Sunsets/dawns/night city view
❤ Gotochi postcards & postcards of unusual shape (like a contour of your country, round, oval etc.)
❤ Postcards from the Cat Cabinet in Amsterdam
❤ Illustrations of cozy houses
❤ World Travel
❤ maximum cards
*I am interested in foreign languages and culture, so I will be happy, if you write a word / a sentence / a phrase in your own language :) And I looove drawings on postcards and interesting stamps😊
** If you want to send your postcard in an envelope, I'd be happy to receive any used stamps, bookmarks or pieces, sheets of newspaper, magazines (esp. old) etc. from your country :) Thanks! I adore little things, which can tell about your country:)
Thanks that you read it to the end and many thanks for your beuatiful cards in advance!
I shake your hand, my friend.