Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2021 11:30 pm


Date Joined: April 14, 2012
Last Online: October 25, 2021
Birthday: January 4, 1978
Country: Israel
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Update: Since The covid-19 I stopped doing type 2 and 3 swaps. The post office barely works. No delivery to so many countries... I am afraid nothing I sent got to the recipients :( Out of all the Christmas postcards, that were sent o me I only got two :( I hope the pandemic will end one day and we will go back to "normal" life. Till than I will be doing electronic swaps only.

UPDATE: I'm looking for partners for private "send postcard back" swap.I have tons of blank postcards I would love to come back to me written and stamped. I used to do this swap with a swappers from Korea and New Zealand. Usually we would send 1 or 2 postcards to be sent back and 1 for the partner to keep. If you're interested - send me PM, please.

Hello. my name is Ksenia. =^x^=

I was born in Russia, Moscow. When I was 14 my family moved to Israel. Currently I live in Tel Aviv. (I speak Hebrew, Russian and English) I am a painter / IT operator. I have BFA in Arts from Bazalel Academy of Art and Design. I love painting and drawing a lot, but I like my job too. Once I thought computers and art have nothing in common. Now I know it's not true.

I have very very eclectic taste... I enjoy contemporary art, urban culture and character design. When I'm traveling aboard I will go to at least 10-15 galleries and all of the museums. I'm a big fashion geek... (My favorites: Red Valentino, Ulyana Sergeenko, Meadham Kirchhoff and Orla Kiely) I'm crazy about shoes! I love all kind of music: pop, j-pop, j-rock, indie, folk, goth and metal. All together! but not classics... Currently most played: Elliphant, LP, Teagan & Sara, Beatrice Eli, Zella Day and Noonie Bao. Last live gig I went to and loved: Lola Marsh.

I love to cook! I like Japanese, Chines, Indian, Mexican and French foods. ( I'm not so much into baking thought) I could live on Eggs and Sushi... I love Strawberries and drink my Tea with Soy Milk. I adore Oysters and love any sort of raw fish dishes. My latest food-addiction: avocado toast with fried eggs.

I read mostly fantasy books and watch SiFi movies and TV shows. I love comedies and romantic dramas.

  • Last book I loved: The Murderbot Diaries series by Martha Wells

  • Last TV show I loved: Loki

  • Last movie I really enjoyed: big screen - Cruella and Black Widow ; TV - Breaking Fast and Palm Springs; Netflix - Space Sweepers

  • Stuff I am obsessed with right now: My latest exhibition about domestic violence, which got lots of attention from the media and visitors.

I love opera and ballet.

I go to Zoos a lot! I love pandas and lemurs :)

Kawaii - is state of mind! I adore Japanese street fashion and I'm in love with Japanese products and sweets.

I collect Christmas ornaments. I have 362 of all kind: store-bought, hand-made, vintage; they come from more than 20 different countries. I always open for more... :)

Oour poor Kitty, left us for a better place. RIP sweet pushosh, we loved you so so much!

We have a new furry friend - his name is Soni. He is a cute rescue sweetie (his previous owner left him for reason unknown at the animal shelter when he was 9 months old...) Now he lives with me. And he is the sweetest kitty I ever honer to meet.

I like anime and cosplay; for every con at which I and my partner have our Steampunk goodies stall (and especially) for Purim I make one adorable (or NOT) character; one I can relate to. My last cosplay was Emily the Strange

Previous cosplays: Angel Crawfordfrom White Trash Xombie series , The Stalk from Saga graphic novel. Also last autumn I re-imagined my Delirium cosplay. It was the best version so far. ( Past ones : Daria from the 90's MTV animated series, Silent Hill Nurse, Nadia from First Squad, Pino from Ergo Proxy, Konata Izumi from Lucky Star, Dejiko from Di Gi Charat, Chii from Chobits, Delirium from Sandman)

I'm addicted to GoodReads...


I really like to do private swaps, if you're interested - please don't be shy :)


  • IMPORTANT: I will always always sent my swaps. Israeli post works as best as it can, but it may take time. If anything goes wrong - please contact me! Also I will always rate you and give you my heart. Anyone who invests in - some thought and creativity with regard to ones preferences - deserves it.

By the way - not rating someone's effort or not saying simple "Thank you" is just RUDE! (I checked it takes only 5 sec to type 8 letters, but it feels so nice)

Things I like:

  • anything and all about Christmas
  • matreshka dolls
  • pandas, red pandas (my all time favorite animal)
  • Hello Kitty
  • Alice in Wonderland (except Disney)
  • Steampunk
  • The Nightmare before Christmas
  • Dita Von Teese
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Moomins
  • Contemporary Art
  • Street art and graffiti
  • strawberry (please no more strawberry chocolate, I have 4 packages at the moment)
  • I also like raspberries and cherries
  • skulls
  • Halloween
  • anything kitchen
  • cooking books (english, russian, hebrew)
  • recipes I prefer: eggy breakfast dishes, salads, soups, sauces, appetizers, first courses and etc.
  • english breakfast tea (I drink my tea with milk)
  • Japanese sweets!
  • pocky
  • marzipan
  • I prefer smaller chocolate bars with something interesting/yummy inside over plain chocolate
  • Savoury snacks (such as chips, crackers, corn snacks or anything that's popular where you live)
  • Lush
  • anything shinny, sparkling, pink, blue or black
  • cute, adorable and kawaii
  • cats (but no big cats, please)
  • penguins, foxes, racoons, lemurs, koalas, squirrels, possums, otters, flamingo and other cute fluffy animals
  • carousels
  • Kitsch
  • Zombies
  • macarons, cupcakes, donuts
  • stationery
  • stickers
  • deco/washi tapes
  • hand-made soaps
  • Care Bears
  • Miffy
  • anime
  • stars
  • cute unicorns


  • I prefer my postcards naked, stamped and with a little nice note from you :) Write something about your day, your family, your favorite things or just your favorite quote.
  • If the swap calls for sending postcards in the envelope or you're sending them as extras, please write something on their back anyway, with addition of your name and country.
  • I never send postcards forward. Even those I don't like 100% are keepers, because they were send by you. In time I will not remember from where and whom they come, so please write your name and country at least :)
  • I like stickers on the backside, but it's not a must. After all it's your card :)
  • Check my favorite received postcards for inspiration and to avoid doubles.

I like:

  • Art Postcards
  • Contemporary art postcards
  • Street art postcards
  • Postcards with a saying
  • Weird postcards
  • Unusual Postcards
  • illustrated postcards
  • Postcards with drawings
  • Vintage and vintage looking postcards (but not the ones that were written on by original sender)
  • Cat/panda postcards or any other cute animal
  • Cute postcards, Kawaii postcards
  • Inappropriate postcards
  • I OK with nudity on postcards
  • Anything from my "Like" list themed
  • Postcards with my favorite movies/books
  • Halloween and spooky postcards
  • Free/ad postcards featuring art, design, food, fashion or something cute.
  • Christmas postcards: I prefer modern and/or cute over the classic ones. Vintage are OK. No Religious, please.

Things I don't like:

  • melon (I am alergic to)
  • orange color!
  • Disney
  • dogs (I'm a cat person)
  • monkeys/apes
  • peanuts, raisins
  • mint flavor, liquorice
  • no handmade postcards please
  • girly stuff (there is diference betwen "pink&cute" and "girly")

This's "girly", which is NOT

and "pink&cute", which is YES, PLEASE

  • Earl Grey tea
  • Fruit salads
  • lip bulm
  • anything Twilight, True Blood, Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Grey or Outlander.
  • anything with babies
  • sport
  • souvenirs
  • fake brands
  • dollar store items

Favorite Movies

The Ninth Gate, Pillow Book, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette (2006) are my All Times Favorites!

Those 4 movies represent who I'm as a person... :)

I also like Push, In Time, Gattaca, Possession, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dirty Dancing, Only Lovers Left Alive, Everything Is Illuminated, Julie & Julia, The Tourist, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Nightmare before Christmas, Silver Linings Playbook, Oblivion, Edge of Tomorrow, Byzantium, Love Actually, The Holiday, Jane Eyre (2011), Far from the Madding Crowd, A Little Chaos,The Young Victoria, Boy Meets Girl, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Arranged and Shelter.

I love few Japanese movies: Kamikaze Girls, Sakuran, Linda Linda Linda and the 3rd Ringu.

I like old Russian movies. Сердца четырёх, Москва слезам не верит, Карнавальная ночь, Россия Молодая, Труффальдино из Бергамо, Обыкновенное Чудо and Ирония судьбы, или С лёгким паром! are my favorites.

Yana's Friends (החברים של יאנה) , Walk on Water (ללכת על המים) and Zero Motivation (אפס ביחסי אנוש) are my favorite Israeli films.

Also I really love Pride and Prejudice 1995 series and Marguerite Volant series (I watched each of them more times than I watched Hair (and I saw it 18 times when I was younger).

I have a soft spot for some movies based om YA books (and I don't even read those books...) I like Warm Bodies,The Host and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Favorite Books

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte, Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson, Death in Venice by Thomas Man, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, Be with you by Yoshikazu Okada, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Persuasion by Jane Austen, Densha Otoko by Nakano Hitori, Kamikaze Girls by Novala Takemoto, Paradox trilogy by Rachel Bach, Clockwork Heart trilogy by Dru Pagliassotti, October Daye series by Seanan McGuire, Innkeeper chronicals series by Ilona Andrews, Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson) and many many more.

I like Lula and The Gentlewoman magazines.

Favorite Art works

For private swaps...

I live in Israel, so for those of you, who are religious - I can offer Christian or Jewish souvenirs from Holly city of Jerusalem. If I am you swap partner, and you are interested to have something from Holly Land - just let me know. * Recently I got some nice Muslim souvenirs as well.

(but please don't send ME religious items)

And... angels

I was angeled by @HOLDENV84 for Book Recommendation PC swap.

I was angeled for Merry Christmas: 1 card to 5 partners by swap host @LINBUR0100

I was angeled by awesome @nyanSan for Share a smile postcards / 3 Lies and 1 Truth PC / One Post Card from Me To You # 4 / I love Postcard Swaps Postcard Swap


AnnaofTarth rated for Email: 15 Questions Swap on Oct 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your answers. They were so nice to read!
Comment: How wonderful to visit Athens! Good for you!
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the summaries of interesting books. :)
Comment: I've seen this.graphic novels all.over and I've been meaning to pick one up. Thanks for sharing. Your books.
Comment: Thanks for the swap and your pix. I have a son-in-law who doesn't like having his picture taken so is never smiling.
kammy rated for Top 10 movies from books on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thank for this list, I watched a lot of it. Kenneth Branagh is currently directing his second part of Hercule Poirot.
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart. Yes, I can't wait to see the next one. Murder on the Nile is one of my favorites as well, and it will star Gal Gaddot ...
Comment: Thanks for sending, it was fun to read!
Response: You're welcome
Comment: Wow, three holidays in one month. My brother lives an area in Antwerp, Belgium with lots of Jewish people. And I was there a couple weeks ago to feed the cats, while he was on vacation and I didn't notice anything festive. :o Now I feel like I missed something special. :o It's France all over again. There I missed a live mini Lion King musical at the Paris train station literally by a couple of minutes... It was when the new movie just came out. I discovered it because of YouTube. >_>Are you enjoying the books you are currently reading?
Response: Thanks, I am reading the last book in the series I started last year. Nice finalle. I love an hate that our holidays are so clustered. From one side - lot's of free and fun time, from the other side - there will be almost half a year till the next holidays. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: I LOVE Saga! Thanks for sharing!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
Comment: Looks like you had a fun month! Thanks for sharing and for joining!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
Comment: Sounds like you had a busy month!
Response: I did, thanks
Comment: Your trip sounds AMAZING! I also love that quote from "Bare Bones" Thanks for joining and for sharing!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for sharing. :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for sharing. Sorry for the late rate, I was checking up on the ratings and I saw I missed a few. The quote is hilarious. XD I've been hearing a lot about the saga series on Youtube, seems like a great series.
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
Comment: I get to say it again, I am completely jealous but so happy you got to visit Athens. Thanks for the book recommendations!! xxMuggleMom
Response: Thank you again :)
Comment: I am completely jealous but extremely happy you got to go to Athens!! Best wishes for a great exhibition! I hope it brings you much joy! xxMuggleMom
Response: Thank you and thank you for the heart.
Comment: I’m glad you enjoyed your holidays! Your hair color is so fun. Looks like Rachel’s cookies are the best!
Response: Thank you and thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your photos :-) Your portrait is amazing, and I love seeing all of the films you have watched! I may also have to go and find myself some Friends cookies! Have a great October <3
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
junemoon rated for Email: 15 Questions Swap on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: Your board of treasures is amazing. Thanks for the answers -- no idea what your computer work is about... doesn't matter in this context
Response: Thanks. I think so too. You are right - it is irrelevant to the swap. But if your were wondering - I am an IT operator for cable/internet company
Comment: Thank you for sharing, and apologies for my late rating ( >_< )
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.

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HappyMom on Apr 12, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - Spring Flowers Hi Ksenia - Happy Spring!

bluecrayons on Apr 12, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - Spring Flowers

i just love spring and flowers. so gorgeous.

Honeyloveart on Apr 11, 2021:

I hope you enjoy these floral blessings! Happy Spring! It's one my favorite times of year, I love foraging for flowers, fruit and berries. -Zaira

-Profile Deco Swap Spring Flowers

nancylee on Apr 1, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - Easter eggs

grammypammy on Mar 31, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - Easter eggs

Happy Easter!

Hugs, Pam

Kairbear on Mar 30, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap-Easter Eggs // Happy Easter!

myancey on Mar 14, 2021:

Please check ur messages on here when u can. Have a good day!

traceyj on Jan 13, 2021:

Hello Ksenia, I hope you are well (and happy belated birthday!) ~ Here are some Poe-inspired works by some amazing and very talented artists:

Edgar Allan Poe by scarlet-moon1

Edgar Allan Poe by scarlet-moon1

Kawaii boy bungou stray dogs by 《Хøpьkā》

Kawaii boy bungou stray dogs by 《Хøpьkā》

the raven by poe by Karo

the raven by poe by Karo design

e a poe by nachan

e a poe by Nachan

Edgar Allan Poe by MeghanMurphy

Edgar Allan Poe by MeghanMurphy

Ligeia by AbigailLarson

Ligeia (2018) by AbigailLarson

I think I like the idea of Poe more than actually reading his stories--"Murders in the Rue Morgue" still gives me shivers.

Anyway, thanks for joining my swap! ❤️️💀

LLU: Edgar Allan Poe 🎂 - profile deco


marinda on Dec 27, 2020:

Partner's Favorite Color Profile Decorations

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