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blueapplegallery

blueapplegallery
Date Joined: July 21, 2010
Last Online: December 17, 2017
Birthday: January 8, 1984
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Kim. I have recently taken a break from swapping as I have just had a baby but I will be getting back into some swaps shortly.

I work as a kindergarten teacher and have many art related hobbies. My favorite art forms to participate in are pottery/ceramics and mixed media collage. I've tried glass arts (stained glass and lampworking) a few times and if I can ever obtain the proper equipment and get that up and running I would love to experience more of it. I recently got a kiln and pottery wheel and have been working in ceramics when I am able to find the time. I also enjoy making soap.

I am a mother of 3 year old Sophie and baby Alex.. Being a mother is absolutely an amazing experience.

Here's what I like:

I have an odd obsession with collecting little bits of things and displaying them around the house and my "studio hut" in little jars.
Here's a sampling of things I collect and treasure:

  • Glass Marbles
  • lucky stars (the origami type)
  • acai beads and other natural beads
  • glass beads
  • scrabble tiles
  • game pieces
  • origami paper
  • metal jacks
  • felt food
  • polymer clay charms
  • cabochons
  • bread tags
  • buttons
  • colorful plastic bags (to make plarn with)
  • Lego bricks

Here's what I don't like:

I'm not picky but there are things I don't exactly care for:

  • The generic stuff that lines the shelves of Wal-Mart and the dollar store. It's not that I wouldn't appreciate or that I don't have my share of practical/generic items around my house for everyday use but, it's just that these things aren't interesting to find in the mailbox.

  • Disposable items. Let's face it, there's enough in our landfills without me having to add to it with everything I use.

Favorite Books

  • I will pick up and read just about anything! I'm not particularly fond of cheesy romance books however.

  • I read a lot of non-fiction particularly arts and crafts books.

  • I also enjoy reading children's books to my students and my daughter. (Sophie loves board books with vivid color pictures. She will sit there and look at her favorite books for long periods of time which you know is about 5 minutes in toddler time!)

-My student's on the other hand enjoy just about anything that would interest a 5-6 year old. I'm always collecting books and lending/giving them to my students to read so if you have a few laying around and collecting dust, I would put them to good use!

Favorite Colors

  • Blue (Any Shade)
  • Lime Green
  • Teal
  • Bright Orange
  • Brown, Gold, Avocado and Rust Orange (Used Together)
  • Primary Colors (used together)

You can't go wrong if you send me something colorful!

Hobbies and Interests

  • Soap Making
  • Clay and Ceramics (I just purchased a pottery wheel and I'm working on saving for a small kiln!)
  • Collage, Mixed Media and Art Journaling
  • knit and crochet (especially working with Plarn)
  • Journaling
  • Pen-Pals
  • Writing Short Stories
  • Small DIY installations and tinkering projects. (Some of the projects I have successfully completed are a play kitchen for Sophie out of old nightstands and a wooden bead maze made with rubber coated wire hangers and a wooden base.)

My Family

I have 2 kids. Sophie who is 3 and Alex who is a baby. (He was born 3-4-17.)

Sophie's interests include: - art supplies - candy/snacks - dress up items - building toys - dance themed items (she takes tap, ballet and tumbling.) - bubbles and play dough - hair bows and clips - beads and necklaces

Alex is a bit young to have preferences but of course uses the typical things babies use. His nursery is space themed and we use cloth diapers.

My husband David is into comic books, SiFi (especially Star Wars and Dr. Who), woodworking and cars. He has dabbled in installation art as well as painting characters on glasses.

I have 2 cats (Rocket and Pinky)

Food:

I like:

  • kinder surprise eggs (I can't get those in the US!)
  • fruity candy
  • trying international foods from other countries
  • herbal teas
  • coffee

Between the members of my family and I there aren't many dislikes and no food allergies in my family so if you send it, it will probably get eaten!

Ratings

gojenn rated for Hand drawn Holiday Ornament ATC on Dec 15, 2017
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Comment: Lovely!
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blueseabliss rated for A.I. Octopus ATC on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: He's cute, thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC, Kim. 🎵
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Comment: I never rated you for this swap it appears. I know I got it.
DragonflyDaisy rated for Dragonfly ATC on Oct 19, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for re-sending the dragonfly ATC! 🙂
Response: Glad you got it.
patchworkchickadee rated for ATC Using crayons on Oct 18, 2017
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Comment: But it's green! And pink! Thanks for the apple, Kim. Granny Smiths are my favorite. :)
Response: I'm glad you like it.
hibiscus rated for A. I. - Continuous Line - ATC on Oct 18, 2017
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Comment: You must be an artist... nice work so well done including color ... thank you so much... I like to see original work
Response: Thanks! I do like to draw. :) I'm so glad you like it.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap, I will use them in my crafts. It made my day.
Response: Glad you like them!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely backgrounds! I can definitely use these. I especially love the round brown one it looks like a little planet!
Response: Glad you like them. The brownish "planet" was made using different colored spray inks.
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Comment: Nice Y, liked the blue background
Response: Glad you like it!
MGD rated for Etsy favourites $5 and under August on Sep 15, 2017
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Didi rated for IS: Put a letter on it ATC (x) on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: love the X very cool thank you. I might have to start an alphabet
snickerdoodle21 rated for Keep it or Leave it ! on Aug 23, 2017
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Comment: Kimberly, the rocks were so cute. I can't decide which one is my favorite, the cat face or the panda. I'm glad to have something made by you and your daughter.
piratejimbob87 rated for ATC Flower Theme on Aug 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC & teabag!
pcmiminini rated for 100 Origami Lucky Stars on Aug 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the swap! I like how you packaged the stars. The star paper is very special, I folded them all immediately :) The pencil toppers are very cute too.
Rosekoala02 rated for Koala ATC on Aug 4, 2017
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Comment: thank for extra stuffs and cute koala ATC! :)
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Comment: Thank you! The little heart on the cat was a nice touch. :)
Conniegirl rated for C.I. ~ 2 PCs: 1 colored; 1 not on Jul 22, 2017
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Comment: Very pretty, thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for your lovely package that you sent with tracking. I loved the candy.will send yours soon. Sorry for the late rate. Just back from holiday. Lynn

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Comments

rngstgstll on Aug 14, 2016:

pma

Welcome to ZMACS!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

chaari on Apr 27, 2016:

*Just Because**

Thanks for being a part of my group! :)

BlueberryLady on Jan 3, 2016:

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday a couple days early so I wouldn't forget... Hugs and Smiles..! !

ladybugluvsstuff on Aug 5, 2015:

im looking for you tag received, thank you for the awesome ladybug atc I luv it, its so unique and unusual and also its the very first one I got from someone else , I hope to aquire a collection of ladybug atcs. Also thanks for the awesome stickers!

anrtist on Apr 18, 2015:

Welcome to the APDG ~ Group!

I just posted a BAOBAB Tree themed swap ;-)
They are beautiful! It will be a fun pic swap too.
You may host some group swaps now too if you please!
ENJOY the Group!
Blessings, cc

cherrihurt on Aug 29, 2014:

Thank you for angeling on just the letter A atc!

tatntole on Jun 13, 2014:

Thank you so much for the gift you sent for the $7 Etsy swap.

ladydy5 on Jun 3, 2014:

Glad to have you join. Artistically Inclined GroupMe! Enjoy the swaps

hollycm6 on May 28, 2014:

Thank you for the sweet I Wish tag! I love it!

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