I am 56 years old, have been teaching elementary special ed for 35 years, and have one son who is 19 years old. I've been widowed for 14 years. My interests include reading, knitting,using my spinning wheel to make yarn, dabbling in several other crafts, biking, camping, folk music, swing dancing, letterboxing, bookcrossing, and stamp collecting. I've recently tried watercolor painting, and--although I enjoy it-- I am NOT good at it, but it sure has given me an appreciation for artists who are! When I can afford it I plan to indulge in lots of travel, probably in Europe first --although New Zealand, England, Malayasia and Iceland 'call' to me-- then whatever place catches my fancy.
As for postcards, I prefer landscapes or places of interest or art from your area, but am open to anything. I think postage stamps are like mini works of art, and I think postcards are too. I am also interested in:
--UNESCO World Heritage Sites or other historical sites in your area
--cards made from your own photos
--musical instruments native to your country
--needlework, crafts, or foods native to your country
--something related to the history of your country
--images by Inge Look
--paintings by Carl Larson
--images made by Andy Goldsworthy
--paintings by Angelos Giallinas or Wassily Kandinsky (his landscapes, not his more famous abstract work)
--watercolor paintings; I'd be very happy to receive a handpainted card!
--anything related to mail, postage stamps, or letters
--anything related to books or reading
--anything related to knitting, weaving, spinning wool, linen, silk
--anything (positive)related to teaching
--cards with die-cut holes or unusual shapes.
--any photos of Venice, Italy
--the northern lights or southern lights
--I appreciate thoughtfully designed handmade cards :-)
--Of course, none of these choices is necessary! I will be very happy with any image that makes you smile or feel happy.
Please share something about yourself or your family or little things you enjoy (warm cookies and tea, watching the sun set with a friend, finishing a good book and knowing that you will want to read it again someday, biking in the warm sun with a cool breeze, flipping through an old photo album, planning a trip). Also, I always enjoy getting book recommendations from other postcrossers! I think that one of the best parts of postcrossing is finding a small connection with someone else in another part of the world. I look forward to hearing from you!