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vidaest

vidaest
Date Joined: January 9, 2010
Last Online: December 6, 2013

Country: Canada

About Me

I've had long love affairs with nervousness.org, postcardx.net, sendsomething and have really been missing the random mailings that these bring.

I make lots of fabric art and have recently started to quilt which suits me very well. It feels so nice to do something so ordered.

I would love to recieve any manifestation of your art! Really! I love to see what inspires other people and what others find beautiful. I love the way mail feels magical and am always happy to find something beautiful in my mailbox.

I love reusing things to make bits of beauty. Old sheets, old clothing, cardboard, yogurt containers...I recycle all kinds of brown paper (paper bags, etc) into writing paper, I also recycle envelopes and make envelopes out of miscellaneous things. You will probably recieve something repurposed in your mailing!

Someday I hope to become a preformance artist.

Favorite Books

I have far too many favourite books to list...here's a few that I've enjoyed over and over again!

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Shakti Woman by Vicki Nobel

Aphrodite's Daughters by Jalaja Boheim

Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

Mutants by Armand Marie Leroi

Radical Gratitude by Mary Jo Leddy

The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster

anything and everything by Jeanette Winterson

Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

and poets...ah poets

Leonard Cohen

Ranier Maria Rilke

Tagore

Drew Dillenger

Climbing Poetree

Favorite Crafts

all things fabric

quilting

embroidery

expressive art

paper crafts (especially pop-ups!)

chalk pastels

ATC's

experimenting with whatever i have

papier mache

recycling things to become new

Favourite Supplies

golden threads

copper ink

silk

all colours of embroidery thread!

blue, yellow, red fabrics

velvet

chalk

actually, threads of all colours

pins

cardboard

sticks

earth

Favourite colours (in order)

Yellow

Blue

Red

Golden/Copper

Browns

Orange

Green

Black/Purple

Things I love

black and white line drawings

bears (not Teddy bears)

beads and beading (especially encrusted beading)

white birds

garlands

the moon

images of the goddess

words and poems

hearts (anatomical and otherwise)

actually, all anatomical drawings

sunshine

drawings of plants with their latin names

anything you find beautiful!

Please don't send me

food of any kind (we have allergies and food restrictions and it will just be easier this way)

Teddy bears

really cutesy things (anime, etc.)

I don't watch any T.V. or movies so if you send my something referencing these I won't understand!

actually, it's hard for me to think of things to put here because I'm so excited about seeing what other people find beautiful!

wishlist!

(this list and my etsy link at the top are only guidelines if you need inspiration! please don't feel limited by them at all)

  • metallic thread (machine embroidery kind)

  • silk cords

  • wood, clay or glass beads (any size or colour)

  • bright yellow seed beads

  • silk yarn (the recycled sari kind!)

  • images of the moon or moon lore

  • cardstock

  • any and all kinds of fabric scraps, fat quaters and bits of trim/ribbon/rickrack

  • sewing machine needles (especially top stiching needles)

  • images/art related to breastfeeding, pregnancy or motherhood

  • images/art related to the Goddess in all her forms

more things I love about life

Dancing, singing, chanting, yoga, meditation, journal writing, fabric arts, quilting!, reading books (but not fiction anymore...I had to quit reading fiction!), beautiful jewelry and other adornments, personal ritual, prayer, sunshine, snow, writing, being grateful.

Ratings

loricritt rated for Let's Get Crafting! Tutorial Swap on Nov 7, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for the links.
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Comment: I appreciate your thoughtfulness in my Rhyme and Rune! Loki will be attending to your Riddance on Halloween Eve. Muhahahahahaha!!
Liv2cre8 rated for Spiritual Philosophy Swap on Oct 3, 2010
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Comment: Beautiful cards! Thank you so much =D
hjem rated for Spiritual Philosophy Swap on Sep 28, 2010
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Comment: wow! i can tell you put a lot of time and thought into this booklet. it was quite interesting to read.
Response: glad you enjoyed it!
ccomrie23 rated for Let's Get Crafting! Tutorial Swap on Aug 18, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for the links. :)
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Comment: Thanks for the tutes! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the tutorials! xoxo
mrstolli rated for Let's Get Crafting! Tutorial Swap on Aug 17, 2010
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Comment: Thanks for the play-dough tutorial!
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Comment: Thanks for the crafting inspirations!
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Comment: Thanks! Love the natural dye playdough
angeltiz rated for Let's Get Crafting! Tutorial Swap on Aug 7, 2010
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kimmer rated for Let's Get Crafting! Tutorial Swap on Aug 7, 2010
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olivias rated for Let's Get Crafting! Tutorial Swap on Aug 7, 2010
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Comment: Cute sandwich bags.
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Comment: Great tutorials! I want to make the sandwich pouches :)
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Comment: Blessings!
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Comment: Love the little pocket for notes/condiments/etc. on the sandwich bags! I'm bookmarking that one! Thanks!
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Comment: Thanks for the tutorial links, it's funny to see that I read a couple of the blogs where the tutes are found. Since I do make my own playdough I want to try the Natural Dye for Playdough tute.

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Comments

MrsAnnaSue on Aug 9, 2010:

Let's Get Crafting! Tutorial Swap

I am one of your extra partners so I cannot rate you but I at least wanted to thank you for all the links!

Thank you,

Anna (MrsAnnaSue)

Jaelle on Jan 27, 2010:

Hi there! I'm your partner for the beginner-friendly art swap. Just wanted to ask if you have any requests. :)

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