nofrodelius

nofrodelius, United States of America
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About Noël...

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Hello!

My name is Noël. I am located a few miles outside of Seattle, WA, along Lake Washington. One of my favorite things to do is have my morning tea on our patio, overlooking the water; lately, I have been watching a local pair of nesting Golden Eagles hunt along the water's edge. My cat, Bella, loves to watch them with me.

I have lived many places (Syracuse, NY; Yamagata-ken, Japan; Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany), but the Pacific Northwest has always called to my heart. There is nowhere more beautiful, in my opinion!

I work as a Marketing Specialist, and own my own graphic design business. I love to design postcards, and have created several for the local Puget Sound Postcrossing Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/pspg.postcrossing/), which I founded in 2016. I have dual-Masters degrees in Arts Administration and Museum Studies, and majored in East Asian Art History and Photography in my undergraduate studies; I have worked in the arts for over a decade, and spent several years working at the Seattle Art Museum.

I have many hobbies: I recently started resin casting, after taking a break from it for many years. I also do hand embroidery, watercolor painting, and printmaking. I am an avid writer, and roleplayer, and have entered several fiction writing contests. I also collect books, dice, and Animal Crossing merchandise. As an exchange student in Japan, I studied the tea ceremony (茶の湯), and spent many years working at a tea house in New York. I also love to cultivate houseplants, and have a growing collection (much to my husband's "amusement").

I identify as queer and polysexual, and have been an LGBTQA+ rights activist for over decade.

I collect a number of postcard themes:

♥ drawings of food/drink
♥ subways, trains, railways
♥ drawn maps (incl. metro/subways)
♥ urban sketches/watercolor landscapes
♥ post boxes
♥ shaped cards
♥ vintage ad cards from 50s-60s American Hotels/Motels
♥ USSR space posters/astronomy
♥ funky/weird art
♥ meetup cards
♥ cartoons (Sanrio, Krtek, Moomin)
♥ hummingbirds, sea turtles, deer
♥ LGBTQA+ cards, erotic photography (men/women), pinups
♥ mermaids, magic, tarot, astrology (Capricorn)
♥ women in traditional clothes
♥ quotes, alphabets
♥ PostalLove's postcards (ie. "Greetings from...")

Handmade and ad cards are always welcome.

♥ I also love stamps that are shaped, holographic, embossed, or depict food/drink.
♥ I also appreciate tea (puerh, chai, and herbals), currency, or stickers from your country!

Postcrossing favorites: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nofrodelius/favorites

あなたは日本語を知っている場合は、日本語で私を書いてください!

Deutsch zu schreiben ist in Ordnung (es wird mir helfen, die Sprache zu lernen).

Countries I have been to: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States.

Expired postcards: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nofrodelius/32074492890/in/dateposted-public

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