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KaliOya

KaliOya
Date Joined: September 30, 2019
Last Online: July 4, 2020
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States

About Me

Greetings, I enjoy creating snail mail, happy mail, mail art, making envelopes, handmade crafts such ATCs and Decos to name a few. In general I normally decorate my envelopes and write medium to long letters and enjoy creating well thought out happy mail. But I am very okay with receiving any type of snail mail. I also like telling personal stories in my letters (in hopefully an entertaining manner). I like receiving postcards from all over the world. I have been crafting since I was a little girl. But I still consider myself an amateur crafter. I enjoy learning new things and having new experiences. I also enjoy music playlists, books to be read lists, currently watching on tv lists, best movies lists and collecting food and drink recipes. I enjoy cooking and hosting dinner parties and cocktail parties. Enjoy sewing clothes and quilts. Have been wanting to learn to knit socks. I am into tabletop games: board games, RPGs, card games, video games etc. I am a comic book/manga lady. Some comics/manga that I really enjoy: Wonder Woman, Dragon Ball, Fables, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Squirrel Girl, Lady Snowblood. I enjoy photography and I consider myself an amateur. I enjoy both color and black and white and like instant photography like Polaroid. I enjoy being in nature and nature based activities such as swimming in the ocean and lakes, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, park exploration, letterboxing, scavenger hunts. I enjoy the following sports: baseball (Go Atlanta Braves!!!), hockey, rugby (I like Fiji and New Zealand), jai-alai, UFC and water polo. I currently am learning how to keep a planted freshwater aquarium. I am starting it out with a few plants, snails and shrimp. I am into cryptozoology and like reading articles, books about them and podcast/youtube videos on the topic. I enjoy puzzles: such as logic, math, jigsaw and cryptograms. I also like doing extreme dot to dots (the kind that have at least 400 dots). I also enjoy studying maps, both old and new, fiction and non-fiction.

Not Into, No Thank You

I am not a fan of real domestic cats. I say real domestic to mean the living animal that people keep as pets. I just have never liked them very much. I am okay with fictional cats and big cats (lions, panthers etc). Such as the cats from the musical Cats. I actually really like them. As well as the Thunder Cats (I like both versions 1985 and 2011). So, real pet cats NO, animated and fictional cats YES, big cats yes:)

Thumbs Up

I am a little reluctant to put something on this list: #1-I truly like most things, so unless it is stated on my "Dislikes" I would enjoy it. #2-I do not want to stifle anyone's creative process in producing their swap. I also want my swap partner to have fun creating. So the list below is only some things that I like slightly more than other things. If you gave me something not on this list I would be just as happy! #3-I like variety and would hate to only receive things on this list :)

That being said below is a list of things I enjoy a little more than average:
* hedgehogs.
* bison/buffalo.
* comic books.
* manga and anime.
* boardgames.
* narwhals.
* beetles and scarabs.
* skulls (real, cartoon and Dia de los Muertos)
* All Saints Day and Dia de los Muertos Celebrations.
* matadoras/toreras.
* tribal, ethnic and cultural art.
* things written in Sanskrit, Arabic, Hebrew, Kanji, Kana, Mayan, Egyptian (basically languages not using the Latin Alphabet)
* frogs.
* turtles.
* honey bees, bumble bees, asian giant hornets and yellow jackets.
* enjoy journaling.
* pen palling.
* letter writing.
* hand fans especially ones that are decorated (the accordion folding type made of silk, lace, wood or paper or fans that do not fold and are woven out of bamboo, palm fronds or grasses)
* handkerchiefs
* dark humor
* macabre art
* mythology from around the world
* goddesses from around the world
* tombstone rubbings

What I Like to Read

I am not a fan of the romance genre. While I will read from almost any genre the following I tend to read more often: thrillers, suspense, mystery, paranormal, fantasy, alternative history and science fiction. I also like to read "How To" books.

Musical Interests

I love listening to almost all types of music. I have an eclectic music collection and I enjoy discoverying new genres of music to listen to or new artists. I think it is so fun and cool to discover a new genre, band or vocalist that I have never heard of before. I like country, rap, hip-hop, classical, jazz, blues, bluegrass, metal, punk, ska and the list just goes on. I like knowing other peoples playlists, what they are currently into and their all time favorites. So I will put and example of music that I do not enjoy. There is a piano composition called 4:33 where the pianist plays nothing for 4 minutes and 33 seconds. I do not know what the composer was thinking but maybe they wanted people to react to the silence and the pianist not playing. I do not like this style of music. I have played various instruments since I was 5 years old. Piano, flute, oboe and cello are all instruments I learned to play in the past. Currently I am learning to play the viola and guitar. I hope with the viola is to have a classical training and then branch into learning how to fiddle the viola.

Beverages

I am really into drinking tea. I enjoy all types of tea, black, green, herbal, fruit, flower, fermented, white, red, yellow, chai, matcha and this list could go on and on! I like both hot and iced tea. When I purchase tea it does not matter to me if the tea is in bags or loose or compressed. I enjoy finding a tea that I normally cannot get such as one I find on my travels to different places or a blend from a local tea shop. I enjoy cider both hot and cold and sweet and hard. I especially enjoy ciders produced by local small businesses. Another drink I enjoy is ginger beer. So much better than ginger ale! I love carbonated water both with and without flavors. I love finding a new flavored carbonated water! I am not a fan of straight coffee but like coffee flavored drinks like frappes and lattes and macchiatos that are mainly not coffee:)

Things I Use

Below is a list of things that I use in my everyday life to create snail mail, happy mail, mail art, journals and crafts.
* washi tape.
* stationery paper with fun, beautiful, or unique graphics (in general I usually like unlined paper and 8.5 by 11 inches (A4)
* pages from travel, outdoors, fashion magazines.
* pages from comic books and manga or the funny pages from the newspaper, children's books, sheet music,
* photographs (of pretty much any and all things both color and black and white)
* seed packets.
* dried leaves and flowers.
* stickers.
* markers for coloring and hand lettering, pencils (both wood and mechanical .7 or .9 lead), colored pencils.
* envelopes of all sizes and colors both decorated and plain.
* used postage stamps.
* old fashion keys.
* maps.
* domino pieces
* bottle caps (particularly the metal ones from glass soda and beer bottles)
* playing cards with either unique fronts or backs

What Movies I like to watch

Genres that I especially am in to:
* horror, while slasher films are okay what really makes me happy are psychological horror films, dark and creepy in your head type of stuff
* mystery
* science fiction
* fantasy
* foreign films
* black and white films
* silent films

Podcasts and YouTube

Here are a few that I watch/listen to. I would love for you to leave suggestions in the comments section of my page:)
* DrabbleCast (podcast)
* Adventure ZONE (podcast)
* ToastyGames (YouTube)
* AJ Pickett-Monster Ecology (YouTube)
* Ant Lab Games (YouTube)
* The Dice Tower (YouTube)
* LARPs: The Series (YouTube)
* Cooking with Dog (YouTube)
* The Domestic Geek (YouTube)
* Crime Junkie (podcast)

Ratings

MailArtbyJac rated for Bags but NO LB bags #2 on Jul 3, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for everything! Gonna write and send you some stuff Monday. :)
Response: You are welcome for everything. Thank you for passing along the bags. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Thank you for the 3 notecards and two teas!
Response: You are welcome. Hopefully they are new notecards to your stash. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
AliCrafter rated for Playing card swap #20 on Jul 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cards I can add to my collection!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart and happy swapping.
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Comment: Thank you for the washi samples and the 2 tea bags. I have never had Roasted Dandelion root before. Looking forward to having during a cool evening. Have a great 4th of July.
Response: You are welcome. I hope you are able to use the washi in your crafting. Hope you enjoy the teas. You and your family have a safe and fun 4th also and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: What a cool surprise to receive in the mail. I really like your Frida ATC & the thought process behind it; very clever!! Thank you for continually playing in the alphabet swaps=) Thank you so much!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the Frida Kahlo ATC. I was hoping you would find it at least interesting:) And thank you for reading my long explanation of the ATC...LOL These Alphabet ATCs have been really fun. Especially seeing what other people come up with. Have a great holiday weekend and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: What a wonderful surprise to receive in the mail!! Your ATC is awesome & I like that you explain how your ideas came about. It sounds like your dad is a pretty cool guy=) Thank you so much for all the goodies & the cool ATC. Thanks for joining the swap & sharing your art process!!
Response: Awesome this swap made it in good condition to you this time around! Was worried about it. So glad you enjoyed the ATC and my explanation. Yes, my Papa is a pretty cool guy:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
questionauthority13 rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #11 on Jul 2, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the amazing swap! I really appreciate the extras. :)
Response: You are welcome. I hope you can use the extra in your swaps. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: I got the letter sets; just what I needed! Thanks bunches for the hot chocolate, too!
Response: Glad you can use them:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Thanks for the nice PC and your note and story. Sadly, I have lived within ten miles of the Atlantic coast for my entire life and have never been out on a whale watch trip.
Response: Glad you enjoyed the postcard. Happy swappying.
Pixiedustlady rated for ABC Postcard Swap - Theme B on Jul 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for my postcard! I love old buidlings and I do not have this one in my collection! Thanks!
Response: You are welcome. Glad it is a new one for your collection.
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Comment: Thank you for the explanation.... that swap connected a lot of us to the wrong person.. .... I wrote CPG Collab - USA on it, since the 1st sender did not when she sent to you. Thank you for the fun extras! I will pass this on in the next round. PS: love the blue jay and sunflower envie. 💙💙
Response: I was thinking I would be confused to see only one section filled out at this late round in the swap. So, I figured someone else might be as well. LOL Thank you for putting the title of the swap on the card!! You are most welcome.:) So happy you are enjoying the envelopes I made for you. Thank you for the heart and happy swapping!
ccmmsu rated for Playing card swap #19 on Jun 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you soooo much! First off, fun playing cards. :) Second, I love shasta daisies! And third, thank you from me and my daughter for all the awesome AA images. We already have ideas for how we're going to use them. <3
Response: So glad this swap made it to you in good condition. You are most welcome! It was fun picking out images I thought your daughter would enjoy:) Thank you for the heart and happy swapping.
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Comment: This faithdex was just beautiful! I loved visiting camp through your eyes! Thank you.
Response: Glad you enjoyed the swap. It was fun thinking about summer camp. Hopefully we will be a go for next summer. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. I hope you liked everything. Happy swapping.
echeveriaLilacina rated for Playing card swap #15 on Jun 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cards!
Response: You are welcome. Happy swapping!
Sparkleandshine rated for Faithdex # 3 Proverbs 2 on Jun 22, 2020
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Comment: Received a wonderful package, above and beyond with all the extras, truly a blessing, thank you so much for all you did, especially during these hard times. Hugs, michelle
Response: Glad it made it to you in good condition. You are most welcome. It was a good Bible passage to focus on. Thank you for your love, prayers and support. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart:)
Fabriqueen rated for Bible Study: Genesis 3 (Part 2) on Jun 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing this Bible study with me and all the wonderful extras! Have a great day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are most welcome! I hope you are enjoying what I sent. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
LadyAbigail rated for Playing card swap #16 on Jun 15, 2020
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Response: Hope you liked what I sent.
Allylu rated for WnWHS ~ National Paperclip Day on Jun 14, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for all the stuff! I have to learn how to make those envelopes - they are so pretty. Paperclips are great, too. Hope you are doing okay. I've kept you really busy lately.
Response: You are welcome:) So happy you liked the envelopes I made for you! Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Summers are beautiful in Virginia - hot though. Hope you have a good one.
Response: Yes, they are hot...but beautiful. Thank you for the heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 130 3 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
143 150 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
10 71 62 0
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Comments

JuneRosebud on Jan 11, 2020:

W E L C O M E to the WIYM ATCs Of The Alphabet Swap. I look forward to having you in the series=)

yvonne401 on Jan 4, 2020:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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