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Date Joined: September 6, 2008
Last Online: August 24, 2010
Birthday: January 27, 1973
Country: United States
My Etsy Store
My Bob Ross Paintings
My Collages
The tour of old town

About Me

Welcome to the swap-bot profile of artist Temple Terkildsen, specializing in occult collages, nightscapes and oil painted pet portraits.

Certified Bob Ross Instructor, spiritual healer, dreamer, believer, optimist, idealist, astrologer, painter, collage alchemist, student of the occult...

A paradox of definitions...I give a lot of hearts.

I've been a mailart artist/participant for more than 10 years, have pieces in museums in both the US and abroad, teach "the joy of painting" painting to willing students, and am a very grounding force with a huge mock-up for the freedom for all people to experience love.

For the other half of my brain, I work 60 hours a week as a Tax and Legal clerk. My great escape is Mary Kay, and without my Mary Kay business, I would go insane and drown in depression.

I respond to email at dangerine at gmail dot com before any pm's here.


Dark themes, heavy romance filled with intense choices, armchair travel with Globetrekker, messy collage, layers, hidden meanings, double entendre, puns through poetry, religious icons, recontextualized items, upcycled clothing, alchemy, occult images, voodoo, spells, witchcraft, mind-expansion, spiritual growth...

Other things I love:

  • Spiders, LOLcats, moths, tiny owls, seahorses, ferrets, fennec fox
  • Vintage Erotica, black and white movie stars, Theda Bara, Gloria Swanson
  • Sunset photos, images of Buddha, East Indian divine iconography
  • Distressed text, altered books, obsessive texture, fur, feathers, glitter covered twice over
  • Altars, magick, HANDMADE TAROT CARDS, ancient alchemical drawings, magic potions, books on all kinds of folk and chaos magics
  • Couture boots, nude fishnets
  • Kuromi
  • Anthropologie catalogue decorating
  • Pronoia practice, www.freewillastrology.com
  • Pirates, Vampires, Asian Horror
  • Tiny glass bottles, tarnished silver, sepia photos, old schematics, watch parts, blueprints...
  • Handmade cards and ATCs both creating and receiving

Favorite Music

Lustmord, Muslimgauze, Haus Arafna, Toxic Avenger, Adam Ant, Blondie, Siouxsie, Sparks, T.Rex, FSOL, Witchman, Speedy J [darkwave, jungle, grindc0re, n0ise, IDM, glam rock, old-wave, electroclash, funeral lounge, darksurf, 606]

Favorite Movies

Blade Runner, The Golden Compass, Marie Antoinette, Lost in Translation, Adaptation, Legend, Dracula 92, Romeo & Juliet 96, Moulin Rouge!, The Pillow Book, The Cook the Theif his Wife and her Lover

Favorite Directors: Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, David Lynch, Baz Lurman, Peter Greenaway

Colors and Prints

I like dark and dirty colors...Gems, reflections, sparkle and shine...Hot Bright Red Orange like my name DANGERINE, Phalo Green/Teal Blue, Violet Blue, Violet Red, Metallics - Silver, Gold, golden avocado, woo shiny! Leopard print, Black lace, Victorian wallpaper, Steampunk sepia


  • Magazines and newspaper clippings from non-English speaking countries
  • Small coins from strange lands to go on my wealth altar
  • Stamped alphabets on printed or plain papers for ATCs and other crafting
  • Broken jewelry and non-digital watches for my collages
  • Old tarnished mirrors that distort images
  • Teas, I adore herbal and black teas of all kinds
  • Gluten and peanut free cookies and scones! Oh, what I wouldn't give for a tearoom that served gluten free goodies and high tea
  • Battery operated typewriter
  • For someone to come over and help me organize my room/closet
  • Swing sheet music for B-Flat Clarinet
  • Mixed CDs of MP3s of just about any kind of music, especially electronica and uber-dark n0ize
  • Polaroid camera and film
  • Thumbdrive memory sticks of any size
  • An iPod device of any size
  • Noise reducing headphones with a standard headphone jack
  • Hotel stationery


TabbyJay rated for Any handmade postcard! on Sep 2, 2010
Comment: Sent message, no reply. Will rerate if I ever receive anything!
Comment: Cool
bmt2789 rated for Inappropriate Moustache ATC on Jun 28, 2010
Comment: Aww, such a cute little puppy.
scrapkween rated for Inspire me, please! #2 on Jun 24, 2010
Comment: Thank you =)
meej rated for Funny Card +Insert on Jun 24, 2010
Comment: Ok, yes it was late, but that just made it funnier. Thanks!
macka rated for Owl Handmade Note Card on May 28, 2010
Comment: Thank you for resending the owl note card. The cards are really cute. Thanks again, Mary
cnjockermans rated for Just a Postcard PLEASE=) on May 19, 2010
Comment: very different
daarhon rated for Quick ad card swap - April on May 13, 2010
Comment: Thank you :)
bdragons5 rated for Just a Postcard PLEASE=) on May 6, 2010
gothbarbie rated for POST CARD SWAP FOR EVERYONE on May 3, 2010
Comment: Thanks!
ndnchick rated for POST CARD SWAP FOR EVERYONE on May 1, 2010
Comment: thank you!
gaquero rated for POST CARD SWAP FOR EVERYONE on May 1, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, it's very original
young46356 rated for POST CARD SWAP FOR EVERYONE on Apr 30, 2010
Comment: New map card for me, thanks. Rich
Lynnie rated for Just a Postcard PLEASE=) on Apr 30, 2010
Comment: Temple, love the "recycled" postcard! Thanks so much! Lynnie
barbzeven rated for POST CARD SWAP FOR EVERYONE on Apr 29, 2010
KnittingMystery rated for POST CARD SWAP FOR EVERYONE on Apr 28, 2010
Comment: Thanks, got you beautiful card of my favorite bridge, I love those painted postcards! It was so sweet of you to wish me a Happy Birthday!
cammyjones rated for Junk Mail ATC Swap on Apr 21, 2010
Comment: Thank you for all the creative ATCs!
Peony rated for 100% Recycled Postcard Mailed Naked #3 on Apr 13, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
lisam rated for Handmade black and white card on Apr 12, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the card, I really like the black envelope also. I read your note and I will look into it. Take care! -Lisa

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OnceInABlueMoon on Jul 12, 2010:

Now that I've looked more than a cursory glance - wow - love that link! Thank you!! (again)

OnceInABlueMoon on Jul 10, 2010:

Thank you for sending the link! Sweet of you to think of me. (o:

revolutionoise on Jun 11, 2010:

Hey Hey, since you are one of my friends on here, and you seen to hav similar interests, I was wondering if you want to join my new group called mind, soul and body :] Heres the address to it if you are..http://www.swap-bot.com/group/0a93fdbdf25735d6129db22a21100379/about

suzie on May 23, 2010:

Hi Temple!

Just thought that I´d drop you a line about the journal I was selected to send you..

The mailing date is 2nd of June but I cannot send mine until 4th,due to the fact that I have limited amount of stamps at the moment and my next paycheck=pension comes on 4th.I hope this is ok with you.I´m really sorry to have to do this.But I just thought I should let you know.I want my journal to travel to you in good condition and with adequate postage.Let me know if this troubles you in any way.

All the best to you and your loved ones.


Peony on Mar 18, 2010:

YOU are awesome! I would so love to see your warehouse, the description sounds amazing. And glass blowing has always fascinated me, if I ever get the opportunity it’s something I really want to try. And I checked out your collages- you are a fantastic artist! The one with the tarot cards and the winners shrine I’m especially drawn to- swoon!

AngelGurl on Jul 5, 2009:

Hi Temple. I sent your movie log swap out today. It should take 14 days to arrive. Janine

Robot on May 20, 2009:

the cds i made you for the darkwave city swap arent only darkwave music. i included a bit of everything on them.

RogueArtist on May 12, 2009:

We miss you at Wild Women! stop in and say hello soon!

Robot on May 8, 2009:

If I just wanted to send you a CD outside of any swap, how do I get your address? I've got all kinds of dark noise, darkwave stuff, dark ambient, dark electronic music...I'm sure its right up your alley. I'm sure you could show me a thing or two as well!

ButterflyPrincess on Apr 27, 2009:

There is a new swap in the Butterflies r us group! Come join! :)

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