My name is Siem [short for Simone] and I'm very pleased to meet you.
I live in the Netherlands. A small, flat and green country, known for its windmills, wooden shoes, licorice, cheese, Miffy, Amsterdam and tulips. Fortunately there is much more than this in the Netherlands.
I'm married to my darling husband and a mother of three sons[12, 10 and 5 years old]. We live in a small village in the south of the Netherlands.
I'm a creative mind who likes to draw, to paint, to illustrate and sometimes I try a little bit of crocheting. I keep a blog about my daily life. If you like, have a look at www.siem-en-zo.blogspot.com
I prefer unusual and unique cards above the ordinary tourist card. No city-views and multi-views, please! .....and I really appreciate nice post stamps! If you have stamps with flowers, birds or other animals, please send them! Thanks for the effort.
I like postcards that show...
♥ Illustrations from children's books [When you are from Scandinavia...Illustrations from Martta Wendelin, Rudolf Koivu, Elsa Beskow Jenny Nyström or will make me very, very happy!!!].
♥ Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf.
♥ Characters as Pippi Longstocking, Charlie and Lola, Snoopy, Jip en Janneke
♥ Illustrations in Retro-style.
♥ Illustrations [no photographs please] of animals, especially birds, owls, cats, panda bears, whales and elephants .
♥ Dancing people. Especially ballet and Spanish flamenco dancers.
I like the cards with 'real' dresses on it.
♥ People at sea.
♥ Paintings made bij Vincent van Gogh or by Edgar Degas.
♥ Paintings that show a vase filled with colorful flowers.
♥ Paintings/Pictures of Mother[Mary] and Child
♥ Marilyn Monroe or Brigitte Bardot.
♥ Typical illustrated map-cards from America.
♥ Pictures of the folklore of your country.
♥ My sons do like photographs that show...
Wild cats, lions, tigers, panters and jaguars etc.
Whales and orca's.
You might have a look at my favourite ones just for inspiration.
Thank you for making me HAPPY!!!!