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Date Joined: September 28, 2010
Last Online: October 12, 2014
Birthday: October 21
Country: United States
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About Me

SPOILER ALERT: I keep a record of my swaps in progress or upon completion on Flickr or on my blog, so if you don't want a spoiler it's best to avoid them!

i have been out of circulation for awhile but I'd like to dip my toes in the water once again. I've updated my profile so you might want to read through it again. My tastes have changed. Sometimes quite dramatically!!

I'm a mixed media artist, art journaler, and zentangler. I also just got into smash/junk journaling. Mail art is something that I really like to do as well only I don't correspond with too many people so I don't get to indulge in that too often.

I have three boy cats: Quincy, Sammy and Scheyer (long story). I want a dog but we live in a smallish townhouse and I don't want to upset the balance of the household either.

I live in Hawaii land of eternal sunshine and rainbows. I'm not much for the beach and sun but I still love it here. I love the culture and the food. I was born and raised here.

If you have any questions or if you want anything specific from Hawaii please message me.

Favorite Colors

I love blue and purple! But most colors work for me. I also love pink!

Favorite Music

I LOVE music! All kinds of music! Bach, Duffy, The Shins! You name it! :)

Favorite Books

books by Jim Butcher and a lot of young adult like Divergent. I love Paranormal, Sci-Fi and Dystopian. For more on what I'm reading you can find me on Good Reads. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1058723-opal

Favorite Television

Supernatural, Arrow, Grimm, Reign, Downton Abbey, and Sherlock

Favorite Movies

Serendipity, Serenity, Remember Me, Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Pride & Prejudice (BBC Production), Lady In The Water, Lock, Stock, & Smoking Barrel, Snatch, Lord of the Rings, Underworld Trilogy (!!!), The Happening, Kill Bill (all three), Hero, House of Flying Daggers


I really don't care for orange or chartreuse

I don't like really cute things although minions are an exception. My tastes run more towards the odd like Teesha Moore's work.

I have a problem with strong floral odors or any other scents really. I have a very sensitive nose.

I love TAZO teas! I have become a true convert to their mesh tea bags! I also love black teas of any flavor in any packaging. :)

No opinions. Everyone has to have at least one. .

Disrespectful people. If your opinions differ, respect it. Flakers. Preachy religious people. Flakers. Most dogs. They're much too out-going for me. Romance novels. Emotionally detached people. LIVE your life. :)

Wish List(s)

I love mermaids, fairies, dragonflies, and lotus flowers. I do NOT like cartoonish renderings of said items though. (i know! i'm so picky!) My room is decorated around a mermaid print. (The Mermaid, by Howard Pyle)

I love cats! I have three cats, all boys. I'm not sure how that happened. o.O

My favorite holiday is Chinese New Year's.

I also like Asian things. i'm Asian (Chinese if you couldn't tell from my favorite holiday) and my house is decorated in that fashion.

I'm a QUOTE addict! I use them a lot in my artwork..

I'm a mixed media artist so I love all sorts of things. Any and all EPHEMERA goes into my artwork. Lately I've been collecting a lot of vintage ephemera. Like dictionary pages, music sheets, and ads from really old magazines.

Washi tape is good too. Any pattern or color.

I also just started junk/smash journaling. Sticky notes. Interesting paper clips. Things of that nature are good.


(5-11-11)primdollmaker: Did not rate me for the "Zentangle Alphabet U" (3/12-3-12); i'm very sorry for her family loss, but she received my ATC in March. It only takes a moment to rate someone and I contacted her 3 times with no response from her. I worked hard on that ATC and I think I at least deserve some sort of communication. Unless I hear from her AT ALL, I'm marking her as a FLAKER.

5-13-11 LadyZephyr: Nightmares & Fairy Tales ATC #4: Open Medium (Mar 25-Apr 27) I never received anything nor did I receive any communication. :(


RiittaR rated for Color Blocking Zentangle ATC # 1 on Jun 6, 2014
Comment: Oh how beautiful shade of blue and lovely flower motifs in the zentangles. Many thanks for these adorable ATCs!
Response: Yay!! You liked them! Thank you for the heart! Aloha :-)
LunaMoody rated for Black Background Zentangle ATC on May 28, 2014
Comment: Great ATC's love them .... thank you so much for making them and joining my swap : )
Response: Thanks for the heart and for being so patient and understanding! This swap was fun!
Comment: So pretty pretty!! I love these.. and 2 of them!! Thank you so much!!!
Response: So happy you like them! Thank you for the heart! :-)
Comment: Beautiful work! Thank you. Thanks for the nice extras.
Response: I'm glad you liked everything! Thanks for her heart!
Comment: Wow!! Love these!! Thank you!!!
Response: You're welcome!! Thanks for the heart!!
Comment: HI Opal, Nice work on my Blue Geckos card!! :) I love it, and I love these animal postcard swaps! Happy Swapping!
Response: So happy you like it! Thanks for the rating and the heart. :)
wolfeagle rated for AMA Sender's Choice on Apr 5, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome envelope. I did not know if I should open it or not, so I haven't ;D
Response: I'm so glad you like it! It's not meant to be opened. So yeah. Glad you didn't! :) thanks for the rating and the heart!!
misscorbeau rated for AMA Sender's Choice on Mar 31, 2014
Comment: Wowwzy wow wow! LOVE the beautiful envie and the great goodies inside! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you like it all! Thanks for the heart and the rating!
georgiafae rated for This is Me! Mail Art on Mar 29, 2014
Comment: Love the kitties too-I have three. Fun envelope-I've started a mail art scrapbook and your's will be in there! Thanks for the extras-dictionary pages and ads. I'm used to that musty smell as I collect a lot of old magazines and catalogs for use in my collages. Love the black and white photo of couple too-just the kind of stuff I use-thanks for sharing and swapping-Happy Spring!
Response: So happy that you liked it! My kitties are my pride and joy. Haha! Thanks for the rating and the heart. :)
Comment: So much newsy goodness! I feel spoiled! Thank you!
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for the heart!
orneryswife rated for Mail Art Junk Journal #2 on Mar 15, 2014
Comment: Wow, wow, wow!! I loved every stitch, stroke, and addition to this fabulous altered file folder!! Thank you for such a thoughtful and wonderful swap!! Everything was simply wonderful! :-)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for the great! :-)
HippieChick rated for Altered Book Envelope Swap #3 on Mar 14, 2014
Comment: Opal, I love this package of great ephemera! Thank you so much! I will have a lot of fun with this set of papers and goodies. The mail art is also fabulous! Thank you again. :)
Response: You're welcome! :)
Comment: It made it beautifully all the way from Hawaii! You did a great job with all the different interpretations of the koi fish! So nice and bright and colorful in comparison what I see out my window-still some snow-but it has been melting the last couple days! Aloha to you to-thanks for swapping!
Response: I'm so relieved it arrived there it in one piece. I always get so worried! LOL Thanks for the heart. :)
jdawn1105 rated for cute mail art on Mar 4, 2014
Comment: Loved the envelope, you did a great job. Thanks so much.
Response: Yay! So relieved that you liked it! Cute really isn't my thing! Haha! Did you open it?
Noel rated for Altered File Folder on Feb 26, 2014
Comment: Wow! So cool! Lovely colors, interesting textures, all so creative and wonderful. thank you for sending this to me... i really like it..it will be displayed. best wishes, Noel
Response: I'm so glad you like it Noel! Did you open it up too? I included some extras inside. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: TY for the mail art. I really like the mermaids!
Response: oh i'm so glad you like it! thank you for the heart!
RWB411 rated for Mermaid Triptych ATC on Jul 30, 2011
Comment: wow, wow, wow Opal! Thanks so much! You didn't need to go to that extent but I'm glad you did. I had a very long week and it was great to come home Friday night to your package and eat some Hawaiian chocolate!!! You're a sweetie! :-)
Response: thank you for being so patient with me! the chocolates were the least i could do for you! thank you so much for the heart. :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the great Fairy ATC - I just love the detail in her face -, and the fantastic extras - I love the fairy card and charm!
Response: i'm so happy you like everything! thanks for the heart! :D aloha!
PinkLotus rated for C+P Postcard: Summertime on Jul 2, 2011
Comment: yay!!! love my pc!! thank you dearest!! xoxoxoxo
Response: oh i am so RELIEVED! it's the first full on collage piece i did! i even printed the photo myself! i am so GLAD you like it! xoxoxoxo
Comment: Thank you!
Response: you're welcome

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HyperMonkey on Jun 25, 2011:

LOL it's perfect!

PinkLotus on Jun 24, 2011:

I think this will be my next tattoo:

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HyperMonkey on Jun 6, 2011:

i'm ok :) i just haven't been in a very talky mood :)

PinkLotus on Jun 6, 2011:

you ok dear? you've been quiet.. (((((((((hugs)))))))))

HyperMonkey on Apr 22, 2011:

why would it be weird? i do that all the time! ;-)

PinkLotus on Apr 22, 2011:

girl may the Lord help me lol i just made an amazon AND dick blick order for drawing supplies.. different colored pencils, pens, pencil cases, couple of art books.. but I deserve it - we got our income tax back :-) Would it be weird to roll around naked in my supplies when they get here? :-)

PinkLotus on Apr 22, 2011:

thank you EVER so much for the inktense pencils!!! You are so sweet for that.. I am going to play with them today and if I like them better than what I have I am TOTALLY getting a pack of them :-)

HyperMonkey on Apr 19, 2011:

thank you to whoever sent me mail art! i didn't sign up for a mail art swap! so whoever do so, thank you very much. i love it!

aseknc on Mar 7, 2011:

LoL...yes, I enjoyed the tangle too...ALOT! I was just so overjoyed with the yarn that I forgot to mention how much I enjoyed the tangle! ...and the angel stickers are soooooo precious!!! Thanks again! Hugs♥Anita

PinkLotus on Dec 23, 2010:

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