My name is Ashley and I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. I'm 32 years old. I've been with my husband Mason for twelve years now, and we bought our first home three years ago. We have a tuxedo cat named Orpheus, an American Eskimo named Loki, and three box turtles- all rescues! I'm left handed which might explain why your postcard from me is smudged.
New Orleans is such a magical city- home to a very unique culture and history. We are best known for our celebration of Mardi Gras, which is a two week long city-wide party full of parades, food, costumes, glitter, dancing, and general revelry and excess. Here in NOLA we love any excuse to pass a good time! There are also other festivals going on nearly every weekend, offering something for everyone.
One of my biggest loves in life are animals. I like to call myself an amateur naturalist- I enjoy reading books, watching documentaries, and photographing animals of all kinds. My favorite are cetaceans and orcas / killer whales are my favorite. I have been on numerous whale watching trips all over the world and am always planning my next one! I'm also a bird watcher and love feeding the birds that grace my backyard. I am also a dedicated activist who protests circuses, marine parks, and zoos that use wild animals as entertainment. If possible, please avoid captive animal cards- I prefer my animals wild!
I also love to travel. I've been to many places across the country, but I've also traveled abroad- Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Puerto Vallarta, and Victoria, BC. I'm looking forward to many more adventures in the future!
My biggest hobbies are blogging (tumblr), arts and crafts, thrifting, painting my nails, collecting (dead) insect specimens, listening to music, watching films, Nintendo Switch, and eating (the food here is out of this world).
Some other interests of mine include art nouveau / art deco. Alphonse Mucha and Antoni Gaudi are two of my favorite artists of these genres. I love space, nature, fantasy, sci-fi, bright colors, tacky / kitschy, mid-century modern, abstract, illustration, muscle cars (I drive a Challenger), Studio Ghibli, Gudetama, the strange and macabre. I've got a pretty strange sense of humor so don't be afraid to send me things others may not enjoy. Latest obsession: Kylo Ren from Star Wars ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ My husband loves Star Trek and the Aliens franchise if you have any of those cards.
I don't mind folded greeting cards or postcards in envelopes, whatever you prefer to send is fine by me. I would also enjoy birthday cards in January, Halloween cards any time of the year (my favorite holiday), and non-religious Easter cards (cute bunnies, chicks, ect.).
I'm looking forward to learning about different countries and cultures, thank you for sharing with me!
Laissez les bon temps rouler!