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caheli

caheli
Date Joined: February 16, 2009
Last Online: September 16, 2011
Birthday: October 9, 1975
Country: United States
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About Me

Single mother by choice of a beautiful, sweet, hilarious two-year-old boy. Working part-time at Starbucks (for the good health insurance!) and always trying to find time to craft everyday.

My Art

My goal right now is to learn to draw well. I sketch little robots for my little guy and really admire artists who draw/paint in a whimsical style.

I started out writing and making jewelry in my teens. I started hand-binding journals about 8 years ago and then found altered books. Adored the idea of an old hardback book as a canvas for your art, and I moved quickly into mixed-media collage.

My style of collage is influenced by artists like Anahata Katkin, Pam Garrison, Teesha Moore, Emily Falconbridge, Ashley Calder, and browsing the many beautiful artists at etsy.com

When I started trying to get pregnant at 28, I started knitting. And still love making quick gifts with the multitude of fancy yarn I accumulated while working in a yarn shop. When I got pregnant, I started scrapbooking with my sister and have continued scrapbooking off and on (in more of a mixed-media collage style) ever since. I started digital scrapping when Parker was a newborn nursing on demand. I also write science fiction and fantasy.

ATCs

I have loved ATCs since I first got into altered art and altered books about 7 years ago. ATC swaps are my favorite. In fact, I'm very hesitant to do other kinds of swaps due to postage swaps. And I'm unlikely to do international swaps just for money purposes right now.

Addictions!

When shopping for art supplies, I lean towards acrylic stamps, gorgeous paper, paint, new tools, ribbon/lace, and stuff for mixed-media collage.

I love going antiquing- especially looking for pre-1920's hardback books. I tear the covers off (use them for a journal) and use the pages inside for my collage. I usually scan anything spectacular (like french primers, music books, and old calligraphy). I'm on the lookout for a filled ledger from the 1800s.

I collect fawns. I have four right now and love all fawn-related stuff. I also have a HUGE addiction to kawaii. The sanrio stuff is cute, but I'm talking about things like Shinzi Katoh, Jetoy, and other hand-drawn whimsical stuff. not super commercialized. Being a scifi/fantasy lover, I also love robots, dragons, fairies, and other fantasy creatures.

Art Style

I am a mixed-media collage artist. I use mostly paper in my art... some 3D elements like fabric, trim, watch parts, or little buttons. I don't do tags... that's probably the one big thing. I'm not a big die-cut fan... I prefer to use originals rather than photocopies or mass-produced die-cuts. But I love adding a little bling... whether it's rhinestones or stickles.

Hope This Tells You About Me!

I didn't understand what people were saying that my profile wasn't completed... so I hope adding this information helps! Forgive any newbie blunders. I haven't done swaps for a few years but I'm excited to exchange these little pieces of art. Please send me a message if you have any questions or if I have committed any faux pas!

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Comment: as much as I hate giving poor ratings, I never received anything from you for this swap...also, you never answered the messages I sent you regarding this...if, however, you choose to resend, I will gladly rate you higher. I'm really bummed out, as I'm sure they would have been cute! :(
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Comment: never recieved - coordinator artsyfartsy is going to angel
Nimue rated for Fairy tale ATC on May 26, 2009
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Comment: I have messaged but never received a response. Even thought you marked sent I had messaged that it never arrived. Just disappointed that nothing arrived and no response. I will change this rating should anything arrive. :(
ladydy5 rated for April is Poetry Month on May 21, 2009
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Comment: Did not get it, but co-ordinator June did send in place of hers.
Kristin82 rated for April is Poetry Month on May 20, 2009
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Comment: I contacted this user, the swap coordinator contacted her, neither of us got a response and its been weeks now. I never received anything!
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Comment: I am so disappointed, as this was my favorite swap. I messaged you giving you an opportunity to explain why you flaked on this, but no response. If you should happen to come through, I'll be happy to change this.
rajo04 rated for April is Poetry Month on May 16, 2009
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Comment: I messaged to let you know that I did not receive these and I did not get a response back. I will change the rating if I receive this swap.
sugarphotography rated for 3 x 3 ATCs April (1) on Apr 30, 2009
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BeadinBeth rated for 3 x 3 ATCs April (1) on Apr 21, 2009
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Comment: Great cards and terrific extra goodies. Thanks so much. I loved the greeting card you sent too. I will probably use it in a collage.
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Comment: Thanks! The blanks are neat. I keep meaning to try doing folded cards, since one of the best cards I've gotten has been a fold-out, but haven't done so yet.
gillman rated for 100 Inchie Project # 31-40 Words on Apr 18, 2009
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Comment: The inchies are ADORABLE! Thank you so much!
Upcountrysmiles rated for 3 x 3 ATCs April (1) on Apr 16, 2009
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Comment: Kristina...Thank you for the lovely ATCs and all the extras. Sure will come in handy & I'll be sure to use them all. I appreciate it:) Cindy
weeatcrayons rated for Victorian ATCs on Apr 14, 2009
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Comment: So lovely! Thanks!
CatMom6 rated for Owl ATC March (3 of 12) on Apr 9, 2009
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Comment: Thanks Kristina for the nice Owl ATC. I can see how creative you are. : ) Thank you for the extras. I will put them to good use. You card was a nice extra too. Happy Spring Kimberlee/CatMom6
andrealynn rated for Owl ATC March (3 of 12) on Apr 8, 2009
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Comment: Thank you!
lroddyozzauto rated for Owl ATC March (3 of 12) on Apr 7, 2009
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Comment: thanks Kristina - the owl is awesome-especially those eyes!
BetsyG rated for Victorian ATCs on Apr 6, 2009
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Comment: Very attractive victorian atc. Thank you so much. The extras in the enelope will come in handy. Thanks, and keep swapping
violetawkward rated for Owl ATC March (3 of 12) on Apr 6, 2009
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Comment: thank you for the awesome card! i love a little stitching :) i agree that the owl pic was the perfect touch--he goes well with the pp you chose. and a small world it is indeed. from your street name, i'm guessing you're on the other side of 85 from where i am.
Response: funny huh? hope to see you in other swaps!
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Comment: Your inchies are great!! I love that you incorporated my love for robots!! The envelopes are so adorable too! So great!!!
Response: glad you like them! So nice to be matched up randomly with another kawaii-robot lover. let me know if you want to do any one-on-one swaps. Ciao!

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doublesided on Apr 6, 2009:

Just to let you know the 'Words' Inchies you were flaked on are in the post today - please let me know when they arrive!! Hugs Doublesided.

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