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taoiionam

taoiionam
Date Joined: August 8, 2011
Last Online: June 10, 2014
Birthday: April 12, 1982
Country: Germany
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About Me

OK, darlings, as you can see, I'm not participating much in anything... I'm awfully busy and I still have a lost swap to make up for and another swap to angel... I'll be back at some point and I hope you will care enough to leave me in your awesome group ^.^

pic I like making friends to share all my stories and emotional ups and downs with, to talk about dreams, hopes and feelings, to joke around and be serious, to give and receive... I'm not the goodie swapper type of girl... I'm just curious about other people out there, their art and style and thoughts...

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As for swapping

I love postcards, drawings, tea, pens, all kinds of paper and stationery, handmade, sweets, photos... long detailed letters, neat and nice envelopes... poems, recipes, lists, tag games... everything that fits into a flat envelope... Creativity and depth, most of all ^^ I don't really need things, I get plenty of those from friends and penpals.

I'm trying out tea swaps these days and I love all the strong black or green teas, flavoured or not. Fruit tea is not really a favourite, but I don't mind having it once in a while, same goes for rooibos. I love herbal teas per se, but I don't like fennel, anise or licorice flavour.

I like birthday twins, so say hi if you're mine ^^

I love people, languages, cultures...

I love ceramics, photography, illustrations, stamping, doodles, collages...

I'm fond of * Ghibli movies * Moomins (I don't really care for the anime version) * colours * anything mail related * rodents especially mice & rats * tanuki * Beijing opera * papercuts * Asia or anything ethno/ folklore * cute stuff, but not necessarily kawaii

I'm severely allergic to

  • people who have a life that 'happens' all the time
  • people who keep saying how swapping is about 'having fun'

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Things and people I'm fond of (in no particular order)

Maura Tierney (who would have thought) * crafting stamps * stickers * squid * chocolate * caramel * yuzu * grape flavour * trombones * trumpets * Michelle Yeoh * Albena Denkova * Bulgaria * Pakistan * greater China * Taiwan * Japan * Ireland * Boston * snow * Tang poetry * children's books * Anne of Green Gables * calligraphy * language change * otters * Kagoneko * ~ to be continued...

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Are you the sending extras kind of person?

First of all ~ you don't have to send any at all! I give hearts happily for swapping items someone has put efforts into ^.^

Second ~ most of my type 3 swaps consist of handdrawn things these days, so paper scraps and collage ephemera might find a better new home if sent to someone else...

What I really appreciate is ~

  • mail art: the fact that you wrote my address in a colourful pen already makes me happy enough ^.^

  • a note telling about who you are and what you're sending me that makes me feel that I'm meeting a real person, even if for a short moment ^.^

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I swap ATCs and handmade postcards mostly and I really don't understand why people should flake on those swaps!

In my opinion the true purpose of swap-bot is making someone's day by sending something special ^^ Thus, I only start crafting when the partners are assigned, because I try to make every swap personal ^^ I can be a real procrastinator as well and I usually have several ongoing swaps, so mostly I'm sending on the very last day, but I will go out of my way to meet the deadline! If I can't do so, I will drop from the swap or I won't join at all!

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I'm somewhat of a mail addict and check my mailbox several times a day, so I usually rate as soon as I receive...

I won't judge your artistic abilities because I truly hope that you won't judge mine ^.^ I'm trying really hard to create something nice and I hope it shows ^^ There is no style that I totally hate or that I would want exclusively. I totally love unique items made with care by YOU!

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Now let me tell you in advance:

The rating system is rather simple and I'm following it: I give a 1 if I receive nothing, I give a 3 if I receive much later than the deadline or if I receive something that doesn't meet swap requirements. In all other cases I give a 5. I'm willing to discuss things and to give people a chance, but if you expect your 1 to become a 5 just because you holler a little louder, then you should probably go back to kindergarten and learn that things don't work this way.

I know that if a swap I sent didn't make it to someplace, this is MY problem, so I will message my partner and resend if necessary. I know what I'm doing, how much time I have for crafting, how much money I can spend on my swaps etc. I will accept the consequences of my actions which means every fair rating. If it's YOUR swap that is missing/on its way to the moon/ gone terribly wrong, I don't see the reason why MOI should take care of it! I usually send a message if something is missing and I'm always willing to figure things out with friendly and respectful people... But if you choose to ignore me, I will just go ahead and rate...

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Please don't send

FBs/slams/decos and the like - they need to keep moving and I don't have anyone to pass those on to, I don't swap any of those!

Private swaps

If you desperately need something from Germany ~ let's talk about it ^.^

If you have grape candy easily available ~ let's talk about it too ^0^

If you know a great theme for a handmade postcard or an ATC that you think I will enjoy, message me now ^0^

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Favorite Music

I must admit that I love pop music... But most of it is trash and boring like hell... So I need to look further which leads to the awkward list below (someone who lists Siti Nurhaliza after Igor Stravinskij must be insane ^0^). I've read on quite a few profiles that people like to discover new songs and artists, so I added links to the names, cool huh? ^^

Anita Mui * Noori * Delerium * Hisaishi Joe * Leslie Hunt * Cirque du Soleil * Youssou N'Dour * Jody Chiang * Karen Mok * Stefanie Sun * Cold Fairyland * Soft Lipa * Josie Ho * Queen Sea Big Shark * The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices * Eva Quartet * Goran Bregović * Fanfare Ciocărlia * Balkan Beat Box * Watcha Clan * Zdob și Zdub * Melnitsa * Sainkho Namchylak * Susheela Raman * Beats Antique * Trombone Shorty ~ LOVE his crew ^0^ * Depeche Mode * Uma2rman * AB Three * Modest Mussorgskij * Aleksandr Borodin * Bela Bartók * Antonín Dvořák * Igor Stravinskij * Siti Nurhaliza * Ahli Fiqir * Mashrou' Leila * Dazkarieh * Up Dharma Down * Drip * Bamboo * Özlem Tekin * Mor ve Ötesi * Microwave * Hà Anh Tuấn * Lương Bằng Quang * Lưu Hương Giang * Beirut * The Bangles * The Beatles * Peterloo Massacre * Arbovirus * Ali Azmat * Jal * Junoon * Shahzad Roy * Fly to the Sky * Jaurim * Huckleberry Finn * Ynot * Boom Boom Sattelites * Crystal Kay * Gackt * Hirahara Ayaka * Jinn * Shiina Ringo * Shimamiya Eiko * School Food Punishment * Utada (Hikaru)

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What's in a name...

A bhé luisneach

Brightest of beings

A ghrian gan choinne i mí Feabhra

In sun-surprised February

A bhláth roimh am

Flower out of season

Soilsíonn Tú an oíche

You illuminate the night

Titeann Tú Id réalta reatha

A falling star

Sprais i ndiaidh spraise

Shower after shower

Is tá mo spéirse anois lom

My sky is empty now

Taoi ionam

You are in me

poem by Gabriel Rosenstock

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Ratings

lv2paint rated for HD/HP: Heart on a Wing ATC on Mar 24, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Love the green-haired lady...thanks!
Response: Thank you too ^0^ I'm happy you liked her ^.^ Enjoy your day ~*
RachelB rated for Whimsey Face on Jan 13, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Wow how pretty! Love this ATC, very girlie :-) Thank you
Response: Thank you too for rating ^.^ I'm happy that you liked it and that it reached you alright in spite of the postal Christmas madness here...
nasreen rated for Whimsey Face on Jan 11, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful ATC, it really is very beautiful. You have an amazing style.
Response: Thank you too for this swap ^0^ I really enjoyed drawing and I'm happy that you liked it ^.^
sarah04 rated for Whimsey Face on Dec 24, 2013
5
rating
Comment: I LOVE the ATC!!!!! Thank you and thanks for the moomin envelope too! Hope you have a good Christmas and New Year.
Response: Thank you very much for rating! I'm happy that you liked it ^^ wishing you many crafty and artistic moments for 2014!!
5
rating
Comment: Oooh I love your Tiger's paw drawing - you are so talented! I also love the drink on the envelope. The recipe sounds yummy - I may have to try it soon! Thanks for joining my swap and sending such an awesome card!
Response: Thank you so much for rating and for hosting such a delightful swap ^0^ The recipe sounds really good for the winter season, I think ^^ Have fun with more cocktails ^^
jdawn1105 rated for Handmade Postcard - Self Portrait on Dec 13, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Loved your self-portrait.
Response: Thank you so much ^^ It was a really cool swap ^0^
Ky rated for ATC with a heart on Dec 13, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Very nice ATC! I like the envelope too! :-) Thanks so much.
Response: Awesome ^^ I'm happy you liked it ^.^ Thank you too for rating and heart ^^
kathiec rated for Cupcake ATC on Dec 3, 2013
5
rating
Comment: I bet I received the BEST ATC of anyone in this cupcake swap....I love me some polor bearsans he is adorale bring my cupcake to me all the way from Germany.....Thanks so much Hugs 'n ♥♥♥♥♥♥'s
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and the lovely comment ^0^ I'm happy that the bear arrived safely and didn't eat the cupcake on its way... hehe ^^
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful face and the postcards. :) I love it! xo Natasha
Response: Yeey, I loved drawing it ^^ glad you joined the swaps ^0^
NatashaMay rated for My favourite internet cat on Nov 11, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for the gorgeous Kagoneko Shiro. I don't mind getting both cards from you. :) xo Natasha
Response: Thank you very much too ^0^ I hope you enjoyed the swap! Hope to be on the receiving side once, your stuff is awesome!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely amazing ATC! It was so beautiful, really. I wish I could draw that well!
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! I loved making it for you ^.^ thank you for rating ♥
zomooizohip rated for Woodland Themed ATC Swap on Oct 21, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Wow, What a lovely drawing you made! I like hedgehogs, somethimes we see one in our garden.
Response: Thank you so much for rating and I'm happy you liked the hedgehog ^^ I'd love to meet some hedgehogs more often ^^
5
rating
Comment: I got a fabulous mermaid in the mail today! :) And thanks for the naked postcard as well. I love it!
Response: I'm so happy to hear that ^0^ And it was so quick! I love HD/HP swaps, thank you for hosting and rating <3
mariewilliams810 rated for Japan ATC #2 on Sep 27, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! What a wonderful ATC. You are such a talented artist. Thank you so much for the freebees as well. Im all for the Hello Kitty!!
Response: I'm so happy that you liked it ^^ not everybody likes handdrawn stuff, but I think it gives you a lot of freedom in creating just what you want! There are truly amazing artists on here who inspired me a lot ^^ thank you for rating ♥
ViridianMuse rated for Animal Shaped ATC on Aug 13, 2013
5
rating
Comment: THIS IS SOOOOOO CUTE! I love love looooove it! :) Thanks for playing in my swap. I plan to host more after this crazy month is over. I hope to see you join in the fun again.
Response: Thank you so much ^^ I wish I could have one as pet, but let's be realistic, hedgehogs don't belong to a living room... Thank you tons for taking care of the group, I'll be definitely joining more swaps and hosting too ^0^
5
rating
Comment: Nice twist! The moon in the bunny's eye! Thank you for having a fun swap like this one!
Response: Thank you very much!! I'm happy you liked it... I took some photos of the moon recently and they reminded me of the card ^^ Let's swap some more in the future ^0^
pynart2 rated for TPD: Happy Haiku! #2 on Jul 15, 2013
5
rating
Comment: LOVE! LOVE! The cat, it looks a little like my red tabby. And your Haiku was wonderful. thank you.
Response: I'm happy you liked it ~ I thought about the tabby when I chose the picture, to tell the truth ^0^ I thought, at least you will like a cat ^.^ Thank you so much for rating! I might see a Tsushima yamaneko this summer ^.^
willowh rated for Asian themed ATC on Jul 14, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Wow! I loved getting your ATC in the mail yesterday! The whole package was so fun...from envelope to art card...beautiful! Thank you :) Thank you :) Thank you :)
Response: I'm so happy you liked it ^^ It was a little hard to part with the little guy and I'm glad he has found a nice new home ^.^ Thank you so much!
ina rated for AES: Fruit Salad Series ATC: Strawberry on Jun 8, 2013
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for your tasty strawberry ATC!
Response: Thank you too ^0^ I'm glad you liked it!!
papercrafter23 rated for A Week of Letters on May 30, 2013
5
rating
 
Response: Aw, thank you ^.^ Hope you liked my second letter too ^^

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 191 28 32
Completed Fives Threes Ones
185 205 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
2 47 136 0
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Comments

juliedro on Apr 27, 2014:

Registered box :-) i did TheColorRun 5K happy race yesterday :-) yay! Party after, so my body aches today. I am very happy about spring too, it was warm and did not rain. :-) i'll search for the registration number and check if it doesn't show up soon.

juliedro on Apr 20, 2014:

Happy Easter!!!Yes, we have the same Easter :-) fun fun! So, i suppose my package is not there yet...hope you have a lot of fun when you open it :-)

NatashaMay on Oct 15, 2013:

Thank you for playing in my HD/HP ATC: Mermaids/Mermen/Merboys/Merbaby Swap. :)

fang0915 on Sep 11, 2013:

Hey dear, I received your postcard, LOVE it! Have a great trip with your hubby! =)

picupurcross on Sep 9, 2013:

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes!! That was very kind of you! I'm having a blessed day and I wish you the same! Hugs, Joy

picupurcross on Jul 11, 2013:

Putting an envelope in the mail for you today!! Hope you and hubby are doing well and having fun! Hugs from Texas! :)

picupurcross on Jun 22, 2013:

Happy happy mail day for me! It was so good to hear from you! I'll write back soon! :) Have a great weekend, Joy

anrtist on Jun 2, 2013:

Hi! I just sent you an invite to LLL (Location) GROUP ;-) So you can keep up with world happenings & SWAPBOTTERS in Your Area! ENJOY & Blessings, cc

sugaraddict on May 26, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

choke on May 20, 2013:

I sent you something really old today. I hope you like it!

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