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KaliOya

KaliOya
Date Joined: September 30, 2019
Last Online: May 16, 2021
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

bf0932 rated for CPG Handmade Envies - US on May 16, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for all the envelopes you made me for this swap. I am going to give the very small envelopes to my best friend, as she can use them.
samsstuff rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R56 on May 9, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the resend & all the extras!
Response: You are welcome. So glad this swap made it to you safely. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
TeaP rated for For the love of Decos #1 International on May 7, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cute deco books.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for passing them along. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
ktk8 rated for WIYM: ATCs Of The Alphabet Z USA on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Hello and WOW....your Zentangled ATC Z card came today & it is BEAUTIFUL... I dabble with zen tangling and mine mostly look tangled haha!!! yours is glorious.... I love it.....many HEARTS to you....great swap and thanks for the labels also....FUN!
Response: I am SO glad you like it! That was my very first Zentangle:) Thank you for your generous compliment! You are so very welcome. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
JenZen5 rated for WIYM: ATCs Of The Alphabet Y USA on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun ATC and all the extra envelopes. I hope all is well with you as well:) Have a great day!
Response: You are welcome. Hope you are able to use the envelopes I sent. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
Murmuration rated for Postcard Bag Round 3 on Apr 28, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard bag, and extra special thanks for the bonus notecards! I'll send the bag on in Round 4!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for passing the postcards along. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Glad this swap made it to you okay. You are welcome, happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
questionauthority13 rated for 15 Bag swaps on Apr 26, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the nice variety. :)
Response: You are welcome. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: The 3 postcards have been received and will continue on their journeys. Thank you for the playing cards. Take care!
Response: Glad this swap made it to you okay. You are welcome. Have a great rest of your week, happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
momto8cats rated for 15 Bag swaps on Apr 22, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the bags, the book about Easter reflections, and the tea bags! <3
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for passing the bags along. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
ccap rated for KaliOya and ccap profile swap on Apr 10, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely package - in particular the snacks and the body scrub. I am looking forward to using that.
Response: So glad this swap made it to you safely. You are welcome. I hope the body scrub works well for you:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
MailArtbyJac rated for USA : Make & Send Bags on Apr 9, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you :D
Response: So glad you finally got this swap:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
K8thecrafter rated for Book Pages Swap #4 ✨📜 on Apr 9, 2021
5
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Comment: How can I leave you 100 hearts?? Using unique book pages in my art has become an obsession with me. My thrift store knows me as the one who buys books they would otherwise throw out because of poor condition, but if it has cool paper, unusual font or exotic language then they know I will want it My dream has been to find a book in braille. Girl, you made my dreams come true!! You sent me book pages in braille!!! And the wonderful variety of other book pages is also outstanding. I loved them all. Thank you so much!
Response: You are so very welcome! I am glad to be able to share a part of my collection with you. Also, super happy I thought to send you the braille pages:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
chendaleh rated for Postcard Bag Round 2 on Apr 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the cool postcards
Response: You are welcome. I hope you can put them to good use. Thanks for passing along. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
LPasternacki rated for Book Pages Swap #4 ✨📜 on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful book pages and extra goodies.
Response: You are welcome. I am glad you are liking what I sent and I hope you are able to use everything in your crafting. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Thank you for your note and goodies along with the travelling notebook. I love the stickers so much 😊 I hope you’ve been able to have a rest now that Easter week has passed.
Response: You are welcome. I am glad the swap made it to you okay. I have been able to find some relax and rejuvenation time this week:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: What a clever ATC for X. I enjoyed getting your ATC; can hardly believe that we are done with the Alphabet. On to other projects=)
Response: Thank you for the compliment. I was trying not to do an easy X. lol Glad you are enjoying what I sent. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome swap and the extras you included. How sweet of you! Things of 3! I love everything and the journal is very cute. I will write my entry and get it ready for the next swap! Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome. I hope you are able to use the items I sent in your ATC making:) Thanks for passing the notebook along. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
Rainydancer rated for Get your bags moving! #28 on Apr 2, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: You are welcome. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
radalice518 rated for 🎵 New year, new music #3 on Apr 2, 2021
5
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Comment: lovely pc! i know some of these artists - and i will def check out the rest ::) stay well!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 344 7 7
Completed Fives Threes Ones
349 387 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
14 189 146 0
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Comments

arimails on Mar 18, 2021:

Thank you for the rerate. Happy Swapping!

arimails on Mar 15, 2021:

Hi @KaliOya I sent you a message about a resend for a swap. Please get back to me when you can.

Thanks, -arimails

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 28, 2020:

Hope you are well!

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 5, 2020:

Welcome to our group!! We hope you like it and enjoy the swaps and great swappers we have! -SMPW

journalingrachel on Jul 29, 2020:

journalingrachel on Jul 29, 2020:

I chose moth man because he is my favourite. I remember as a child I watched a tv show called, "Mystery Hunters" and they had a whole episode on him. It's so wild learning about all the citings in West Virginia, and the bridge collapsing, so it's unknown whether he cause it or if he was a warning/omen.

banjobraids on Jul 29, 2020:

Related to Nessie?
altie3

banjobraids on Jul 29, 2020:

altie

banjobraids on Jul 29, 2020:

This dude (dudette?) lives in my state! I haven't seen it -- yet -- but I plan to look for it. There are Muscogee legends about it. Enjoy! :):):) alti

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