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Last Online: December 30, 2018
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I have a creative and crafty soul. I Love cultural crafts, altered arte, religious crafts and Dia De Los Muertos crafts.

Favorite hobbies: Uhh, crafts, drawing, traveling, eating, drinking, dancing, writing, art journaling, painting, collage, thrifting, altering and repurposing.

I am totally a city girl at heart. I LOVE love NYC. I consider it my home away from home and I get back there as often as I can. I also have a big place in my heart for Florence, Italy and Oaxaca, Mexico. A slice of heaven on earth. Yummmmmmmm.

Official foo foo Bio:

Yoli Manzo, , was born and raised in the Silicon Valley. She now makes her home in Sacramento, California where she immerses herself in cultural art exhibiting muse from latin folk art such as Dia de los Muertos, Frida Kahlo and religious saints. Her signature has been described as having a very sharp edge that is admirable for a woman artist. She uses mixed media, strong colors, plenty of glitter and her edgy wit worthy of her label. Yoli Manzo and her art work, including shrines, jewelry, handbags, dolls, skulls and paintings have been featured in art galleries, television, and art festivals throughout northern California as well as internationally via the web. She is a member of the Scary Art Collective and the Mixed Media Artists of Northern California.

Favorite Music

Anything that makes me shake my ample ass! Mostly Old school and R&B, Latin, Salsa, Flamenco, tango, and like I said, anything that gets me shakin it.

Favorite Television

a shameless watcher of the Housewife franchise. I also love Project runway, and by the way, I sure do miss my old craft shows. Shame on whoever who no longer produces these shows!

Favorite Crafts

Anthing sprinked with glitter, thank you very much! Oh and I love making altered art, shrines, Dia De Los Muertos and anything with Guadalupe on them. Frida, Vintage handbags to alter. I am also dabbling in sewing projects and am really digging the softy and doll scene. I also love art journaling and graffiti art making on fabric.

Lately I have been stalking etsy sites that feature bohemian, gypsy, tribal, ethnic and mexican textiles and styles. I love all the brilliant colors and hand embroidery.

Favorite things

Ok, some favorite things: sharpie pens,glitter,fat quarters,pretty fibers, ephemera,foil anything, stamp pads, gesso, gel medium,glitter glues,hand made rubber stamps, bright colored yarns. water soluble crayons.,stencils,roses,rhinestones,glass beads,black and white photos,bright colors,embossing, ,hearts,ribbon,tin boxes,pretty iron ons,crowns, pretty threads,batting, wire, craft felt, metallic embroidery threads, Craft books, or magazines. Sewing and Quilting magazines.

I love handmade items. Love and worship anything knitted, quilted, crochet, sewed, stitched, stuffed, felted, ok, you get the picture.


Mixed Media Artists of Northern California, Scary Art Collective, Scary Craft Collective


I am not much into the country scene, or disney themes. (Don't get me wrong, I love me some Disneyland, but I prefer the decor stays there)


ChinaCat rated for Mini Frida Doll on Aug 27, 2015
Comment: My little Frida is just beautiful! Thank you so much, Yoli. And thanks for the pretty Mexican flowers - I love everything!
Response: Yay, I am so glad you received and like her. Thank you for the kind words and for your patience. :-)
orode rated for Loteria Card: La Virgen on Aug 17, 2015
Comment: Beautiful! Love the card & the Frieda Card! Wonderful!
mandymo rated for Frida Altered CD on Jul 25, 2015
Comment: Stunning! Wow! You did an amazing job on the cd you created for me. I am glad I got this before I made mine because you have given me the inspiration I needed. I have never done an altered cd before and I wasn't sure what to do. Yours is amazing and I feel so lucky to have been your partner. I already have it hanging on the wall where I can see it everyday. Thank you so very very much!♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
Response: Thank you and you are so welcome! I had so much fun making her and I am so glad she put a smile on your face!
luleemik rated for Frida Collage on Oct 22, 2014
Comment: It's always a pleasure to receive from you, Chica, and this wonderful piece of art is no exception. Thank you for sharing your talent and artwork with me!!
ChinaCat rated for Altered Frida PC on Jul 22, 2014
Comment: You made a lovely Frida card, Yoli! Thank you!
neca84 rated for Fabric House Swap April on May 28, 2014
Comment: thank you
myfairladyxx rated for Sender's Choice on May 21, 2014
Comment: I appreciate you really sending this, the original never made its way here, unfortunately! I love the butterfly in the front of the card. Happy swapping!
sarashalom rated for No Sew Art Doll: Round 1 on May 16, 2014
Comment: I love it! Thanks!
luleemik rated for Unleash Your Inner Frida Parte Dos on Apr 7, 2014
Comment: Oh, Chica...muy bonita! I love them both:) I am so envious yoo can crochet....it's on my bucket list...someday...LOL! The rhinestone flower is perfect for me...love the colors:) Thank you for two amazing hairpins...now that it's getting hot in AZ, I put my hair up and I'll be wearing both!!!
Response: Yay, you got them! I am so glad you liked them. I am a newbie to crocheting too. If I can do it, anyone can! Thanks for the Corazon. and thanks for creating all the fun swap that you do! Mad props!
mandymo rated for Corazon Sagrado on Mar 17, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the lovely heart. It is very beautiful. I really like your style and your etsy store.
Response: Thank you, and thanks for the corazon!
Angie rated for Sender's Choice on Mar 13, 2014
Comment: Hello Yoli! Thank you so much for the gorgeous postcard and envie! Love the 3D flower and the background is awesome. Happiness to you! XOXO
lezzerby rated for Litte ATC Houses #2 - USA only on Mar 7, 2014
Comment: I loved your ATC! Absolutely beautiful.
kelsue62 rated for ~~Be My Valentine~~#2 on Feb 14, 2014
Comment: Beautiful card. I re purposed the card face and added it to the cover of my art journal. Thanks! Happy Valentines Day!
TC rated for Glittery Valentine ATC's on Feb 13, 2014
Comment: Oh my goodness, that is definitely GLITTERY! :) Thanks!
Response: Yay, i am glad you liked it!
luleemik rated for Loteria Shrine on Feb 1, 2014
Comment: I DO have an amazing collection of Yoli artwork and this is another great one to add to the growing shrine....LOL! Love the La Sirena shrine AND the loteria cards! The Anne Taintor pc was another added fave:) Thanks for always being a great swapper!!!!
Response: tee hee. Thanks Chica, glad you liked it!
pearlswithplaid rated for Frida Ribbon Doll on Feb 1, 2014
Comment: woo hoo! I got my Frida doll today. She is beautiful. Thank you for a great swap.
Response: Thank you for the corazon, I had fun making her for you!
luleemik rated for Annual DOD Ornament Swap on Dec 6, 2013
Comment: Thank you for another amazing piece of art from you. I love the catrina ornie...especially her hair-do!
luleemik rated for Annual Frida Holiday Ornament on Dec 6, 2013
Comment: Love the Frida ornie...perfect colors for my tree (if I ever get it put up...lol!) Thanks for playing...Feliz Navidad
HoneyBadger rated for Embossed Foil Art on Jul 25, 2013
Comment: Thanks, Yoli :-) I like stars!
esew123 rated for Unleash Your Inner Frida: Mini Dress on Jul 17, 2013
Comment: So cool! Lots of embellishment. thank you for the great Frida dress.

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anrtist on Aug 5, 2015:

AMAZING MAIL ART GROUP has a ~B I N G O ~ Game starting SUNDAY if you wanna play! Just check in the group and select your words, say you're in & pm me your list! ;-)
ENJOY!!! Blessings, cc

misscorbeau on Jun 20, 2013:

Jump on board crapstar!

HoneyBadger on Mar 30, 2013:

Bandkh1 on Nov 2, 2012:

Hola Yoli

I am so honoured that you used the Frida Postcard I sent to you in your Dia De Los Muertos shrine. I was thrilled to see it right up the front and proud! Thank you so much and again, thanks for the honour! Cheers, Barbara


Bandkh1 on Oct 30, 2012:

Hi Yoli


Happy Halloweeen to a great Swap-botter

From Barbara (bandkh1)

agonysdecay on Sep 14, 2012:

Don't ever doubt yourself! You can only learn from each piece. You should make more jewelry!

classychica on Aug 2, 2011:

i know you wanna.... Hey yoli I think this swap may tickle your fancy...

Juliajae on Jun 12, 2011:

Welcome to the Altered Art group!

RyeRye on Dec 19, 2010:

smokeandmirrors on Oct 24, 2010:

Hi, i thought you might be interested in joining The Round Robin Group


If you're interested just click to join and PM an officer your address. :-) Hope to see you there!

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