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KaliOya

KaliOya
Date Joined: September 30, 2019
Last Online: September 24, 2022
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:)

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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

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Comment: Thanks for the goodies. :)
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Comment: Thanks for the extras! I love your handwriting 😊
Rhino44 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R70 on Jun 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the art journal. Your spread for beverage cracks me up!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the handmade stationary, very cool! Also I love your zombie decorated envelope
Niobe rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #3 on May 27, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for your package and the selection of teas! I love them, haven't tried any of them and looking forward to it. I envy that it was raining at your place, wish it could rain every day in my town :D I am a big lover of rain. This year the spring is quite cold and windy, and it seems the summer will be late. I like that, because I hate big heat.
Response: You are welcome. So glad these are new teas for you. I hope you get the rain you enjoy sometime some:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
joosthuizen rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #3 on May 24, 2022
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Comment: Wow thank you so much for all these teas (wowowo vanilla chai?!) I’ve never seen any of these over here, so thank you!! and the STICKERS!!!!!! So kind :)
Response: You are very welcome. So glad to heart that these are new teas for you. I hope you enjoy them. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
QueenHannie rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #3 on May 19, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the tea and stickers! I love them!
Response: You are welcome. I hope you enjoy the tea. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: I loved them all! What a treat it was to receive them--thanks so much for your time and creativity! <3 <3 <3
Response: You are welcome. I hope you have lots of fun finding ways to use them:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Fantastic fun! Thank you! Every time I open it, I find new things! So awesome!
Response: So happy you are enjoying the signature I created for you. So much fun creating it. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
lylanni rated for JLU: Nature Junk Journal 3 - Flowers on Apr 29, 2022
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Comment: Oh my goodness, so much good stuff! Thank you so very much and thank you for joining my swap! I can't wait to put my journal together with all the goodies you sent :)
Response: I am having so much fun with this series of swaps. You are very welcome and happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Wow thank you so much for the items and all the extras! You did a fantastic job :)
Response: So happy you like what I sent. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart:)
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Comment: Thank you very much for the amazing cards and your fun embellishments, I love these works of art they are beautiful!!
Response: You are welcome. I had a lot of fun creating the cards for you, so I glad you are enjoying them. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart:)
galadkria rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R68 on Apr 16, 2022
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Comment: Just got it today!!! Thank you!!!!
Response: You are welcome. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart:)
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Comment: thanks!
Response: You are welcome and thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable tapes and extras! i hope your allergies are ok, i thought mine were starting but it ended up being covid LOL im nearing the end and feeling alot better tho. much love!
Response: I am so glad you like the washi samples that I sent. I hope you are able to use them. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
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Comment: OMG! Thanks for the cute journal pages you sent. Mushrooms are one of my favorites! I love the images of the mushrooms you included on the the journal pages. I like putting this swap together. I’m gonna have to put all my signatures in a special place so that when the series is over I can bind them all together. I probably need to go on and make me an Midori style journal cover to put all the signatures in. Making journals is one of my passions. Take care and be safe. Thanks for all the goodies you included. ❤️
Response: This swap got to you so fast! I am so happy you are enjoying what I created for you! You are welcome:) I had fun making this swap. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful PCs. And the extra goodies you included are too cool! I love how you made the envies! So lovely!
Response: So happy this swap made it to you:). You are most welcome and I am happy you are enjoying what I sent. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the cards!
Response: Glad this swap made it to you safely. You are welcome. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
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Comment: What a great journal! Thank you.
Response: So glad the journal made it to you safely. You are most welcome. I had such a fun time creating the journal for you. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the best pc's, stickers and handmade ENVELOPES!! I love everything.
Response: Yeah! So happy you are enjoying what I sent:). You are welcome. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.

Rating Overview

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Comments

gothbarbie on Sep 4, 2022:

Hello! Please reply to my messages regarding the Handmade Art Journal Go Round. I've been trying to get in contact with you for a couple of months with no response. Thanks- gothbarbie Sara

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

yvonne401 on Mar 7, 2022:

Please read my message that I sent you on 3/3. Thank you!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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.

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