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KaliOya

KaliOya
Date Joined: September 30, 2019
Last Online: December 1, 2021
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States

About Me

Greetings, I enjoy creating snail mail, happy mail, mail art, making envelopes, handmade crafts such ATCs and Decos to name a few. In general I normally decorate my envelopes and write medium to long letters and enjoy creating well thought out happy mail. But I am very okay with receiving any type of snail mail. I also like telling personal stories in my letters (in hopefully an entertaining manner). I like receiving postcards from all over the world. I have been crafting since I was a little girl. But I still consider myself an amateur crafter. I enjoy learning new things and having new experiences. I also enjoy music playlists, books to be read lists, currently watching on tv lists, best movies lists and collecting food and drink recipes. I enjoy cooking and hosting dinner parties and cocktail parties. Enjoy sewing clothes and quilts. Have been wanting to learn to knit socks. I am into tabletop games: board games, RPGs, card games, video games etc. I am a comic book/manga lady. Some comics/manga that I really enjoy: Wonder Woman, Dragon Ball, Fables, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Squirrel Girl, Lady Snowblood. I enjoy photography and I consider myself an amateur. I enjoy both color and black and white and like instant photography like Polaroid. I enjoy being in nature and nature based activities such as swimming in the ocean and lakes, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, park exploration, letterboxing, scavenger hunts. I enjoy the following sports: baseball (Go Atlanta Braves!!!), hockey, rugby (I like Fiji and New Zealand), jai-alai, UFC and water polo. I currently am learning how to keep a planted freshwater aquarium. I am starting it out with a few plants, snails and shrimp. I am into cryptozoology and like reading articles, books about them and podcast/youtube videos on the topic. I enjoy puzzles: such as logic, math, jigsaw and cryptograms. I also like doing extreme dot to dots (the kind that have at least 400 dots). I also enjoy studying maps, both old and new, fiction and non-fiction.

Not Into, No Thank You

I am not a fan of real domestic cats. I say real domestic to mean the living animal that people keep as pets. I just have never liked them very much. I am okay with fictional cats and big cats (lions, panthers etc). Such as the cats from the musical Cats. I actually really like them. As well as the Thunder Cats (I like both versions 1985 and 2011). So, real pet cats NO, animated and fictional cats YES, big cats yes:)

Thumbs Up

I am a little reluctant to put something on this list: #1-I truly like most things, so unless it is stated on my "Dislikes" I would enjoy it. #2-I do not want to stifle anyone's creative process in producing their swap. I also want my swap partner to have fun creating. So the list below is only some things that I like slightly more than other things. If you gave me something not on this list I would be just as happy! #3-I like variety and would hate to only receive things on this list :)

That being said below is a list of things I enjoy a little more than average:
* hedgehogs.
* bison/buffalo.
* comic books.
* manga and anime.
* boardgames.
* narwhals.
* beetles and scarabs.
* skulls (real, cartoon and Dia de los Muertos)
* All Saints Day and Dia de los Muertos Celebrations.
* matadoras/toreras.
* tribal, ethnic and cultural art.
* things written in Sanskrit, Arabic, Hebrew, Kanji, Kana, Mayan, Egyptian (basically languages not using the Latin Alphabet)
* frogs.
* turtles.
* honey bees, bumble bees, asian giant hornets and yellow jackets.
* enjoy journaling.
* pen palling.
* letter writing.
* hand fans especially ones that are decorated (the accordion folding type made of silk, lace, wood or paper or fans that do not fold and are woven out of bamboo, palm fronds or grasses)
* handkerchiefs
* dark humor
* macabre art
* mythology from around the world
* goddesses from around the world
* tombstone rubbings

What I Like to Read

I am not a fan of the romance genre. While I will read from almost any genre the following I tend to read more often: thrillers, suspense, mystery, paranormal, fantasy, alternative history and science fiction. I also like to read "How To" books.

Musical Interests

I love listening to almost all types of music. I have an eclectic music collection and I enjoy discoverying new genres of music to listen to or new artists. I think it is so fun and cool to discover a new genre, band or vocalist that I have never heard of before. I like country, rap, hip-hop, classical, jazz, blues, bluegrass, metal, punk, ska and the list just goes on. I like knowing other peoples playlists, what they are currently into and their all time favorites. So I will put and example of music that I do not enjoy. There is a piano composition called 4:33 where the pianist plays nothing for 4 minutes and 33 seconds. I do not know what the composer was thinking but maybe they wanted people to react to the silence and the pianist not playing. I do not like this style of music. I have played various instruments since I was 5 years old. Piano, flute, oboe and cello are all instruments I learned to play in the past. Currently I am learning to play the viola and guitar. I hope with the viola is to have a classical training and then branch into learning how to fiddle the viola.

Beverages

I am really into drinking tea. I enjoy all types of tea, black, green, herbal, fruit, flower, fermented, white, red, yellow, chai, matcha and this list could go on and on! I like both hot and iced tea. When I purchase tea it does not matter to me if the tea is in bags or loose or compressed. I enjoy finding a tea that I normally cannot get such as one I find on my travels to different places or a blend from a local tea shop. I enjoy cider both hot and cold and sweet and hard. I especially enjoy ciders produced by local small businesses. Another drink I enjoy is ginger beer. So much better than ginger ale! I love carbonated water both with and without flavors. I love finding a new flavored carbonated water! I am not a fan of straight coffee but like coffee flavored drinks like frappes and lattes and macchiatos that are mainly not coffee:)

Things I Use

Below is a list of things that I use in my everyday life to create snail mail, happy mail, mail art, journals and crafts.
* washi tape.
* stationery paper with fun, beautiful, or unique graphics (in general I usually like unlined paper and 8.5 by 11 inches (A4)
* pages from travel, outdoors, fashion magazines.
* pages from comic books and manga or the funny pages from the newspaper, children's books, sheet music,
* photographs (of pretty much any and all things both color and black and white)
* seed packets.
* dried leaves and flowers.
* stickers.
* markers for coloring and hand lettering, pencils (both wood and mechanical .7 or .9 lead), colored pencils.
* envelopes of all sizes and colors both decorated and plain.
* used postage stamps.
* old fashion keys.
* maps.
* domino pieces
* bottle caps (particularly the metal ones from glass soda and beer bottles)
* playing cards with either unique fronts or backs

What Movies I like to watch

Genres that I especially am in to:
* horror, while slasher films are okay what really makes me happy are psychological horror films, dark and creepy in your head type of stuff
* mystery
* science fiction
* fantasy
* foreign films
* black and white films
* silent films

Podcasts and YouTube

Here are a few that I watch/listen to. I would love for you to leave suggestions in the comments section of my page:)
* DrabbleCast (podcast)
* Adventure ZONE (podcast)
* ToastyGames (YouTube)
* AJ Pickett-Monster Ecology (YouTube)
* Ant Lab Games (YouTube)
* The Dice Tower (YouTube)
* LARPs: The Series (YouTube)
* Cooking with Dog (YouTube)
* The Domestic Geek (YouTube)
* Crime Junkie (podcast)

Ratings

annychenghk rated for Postcard Bag Round 5 on Nov 30, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much!
Elizabeth6277 rated for Happy Mail Pen Pals #1 on Nov 19, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! :)
Murmuration rated for Postcard Bag Round 4 on Nov 10, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard bag, and all the lovely extras! The narwhal sticky notes are just too cute! I hope you found a costume that made you happy and had a great Halloween. I will send the postcard bag on to a new home as soon as I can.
Response: You are welcome. So happy to hear you are enjoying the goodies I sent. I ended up making a costume...it was so fun! I went as a cursed bishop. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
KandaceB rated for Postcard Bag Round 3 on Oct 9, 2021
5
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Comment: I received your envelope this week. Thank you so much for the extra stickers! Some weird postcards in this batch but that's what makes this swap so fun!
Response: Glad it arrived to you in good condition. And happy you enjoyed the goodies! You are welcome. And yes it is fun seeing all the different and weird postcards! Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
primaveratime rated for Postcard Bag Round 2 on Oct 4, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love the handmade envelopes !!
Response: You are welcome. So glad you are enjoying the envelopes. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
bettflow0017 rated for Bible verse Notecard #11 on Oct 3, 2021
5
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Comment: Thankyou!!!
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful envie full of beautiful cards and so many amazing extras. The foreign language pages made me sooooo happy.
craftynut rated for Playing Card Obsessed #6 on Sep 28, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous playing cards, I will add them to my collection later. Love the sheet of Braille.
thevmatt rated for AMA: Create Backgrounds on Sep 27, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for everything!
SunflowerRose rated for Anger Bible Study on Sep 25, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi β€œneighbor”. Happy all is ok over all. Thats one of my worst fears. Thanks for all the goodies. If we ever swap again please feel free to reach out while you going through this if you need more time. Hugs love and prayers
Response: Hi right back at you neighbor. LOL I am very happy as well. Looking forward to the time I am back at home. But oddly open and grateful for the journey I am on now. I am really praying to learn to let go of material things and simplify. Thank you for the hugs, love and prayers. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the extras! Love the stamps you used too! <3
Response: You are welcome:) So glad this swap made it to you and you are enjoying the goodies I sent. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the interesting envelopes. Love them all.
Response: You are welcome. I had fun making them for you. I hope you are able to use them. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
5
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Comment: I received the notebook and it was really nice to read everything in it. Everybody really put an effort into their pages, I liked it very much :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed getting this journal. I hope you also enjoy adding to it. Happy swapping.
5
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Comment: Thanks. I love the stickers & memo sheets. :)
Response: You are welcome. I hope you enjoy adding to the journal. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
dally rated for For the love of Decos #3 International on Aug 30, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the great decos, and for the extras!
Response: You are most welcome. I hope you enjoy adding to the decos. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
Leekoba rated for Long Letter Penpal International on Aug 29, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the letter and envelopes! I'll write back soon! Happy Swapping!
Response: So glad my letter made it to you and glad you are enjoying what I sent. Looking forward to hearing from you. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
Aurora1 rated for For the love of Decos #3 USA on Aug 23, 2021
5
rating
Comment: I always look for and join your Swaps, since day one! Thanks, Aurora
Response: Oh wow! What a lovely compliment. Thank you for joining my swaps:) I am glad you enjoy them and having me as a partner. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
Ace330660 rated for Postcard Bag Round 5 on Jul 29, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the resend and the extras !
Response: Thank you for letting me do a resend:) I hope you enjoy using everything that I sent. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
AJ73 rated for Postcard Bag Round 1 on Jul 26, 2021
5
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Comment: Many πŸ’•. Thank you for the postcards,,,,suicide pig????OMG LOL. I love the amazing envelopes you made. Wonderful treasures!!!! Hugs, Alma
Response: You are so welcome. Glad the suicide pig postcard made you laugh:) I hope you are able to use the envelopes that I made for you. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
5
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Comment: Got it thanks so much!
Response: You are welcome. I hope you enjoy adding your art to it. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 380 12 13
Completed Fives Threes Ones
381 427 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
14 203 164 0
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Comments

gothbarbie on Dec 1, 2021:

Hello! I sent you a couple of messages about the Handmade Art Journal Swap, but they are still marked Unread. Can you get back to me about the journal I sent you? Thanks! Sara

arimails on Mar 18, 2021:

Thank you for the rerate. Happy Swapping!

arimails on Mar 15, 2021:

Hi @KaliOya I sent you a message about a resend for a swap. Please get back to me when you can.

Thanks, -arimails

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 28, 2020:

Hope you are well!

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 5, 2020:

Welcome to our group!! We hope you like it and enjoy the swaps and great swappers we have! -SMPW

journalingrachel on Jul 29, 2020:

journalingrachel on Jul 29, 2020:

I chose moth man because he is my favourite. I remember as a child I watched a tv show called, "Mystery Hunters" and they had a whole episode on him. It's so wild learning about all the citings in West Virginia, and the bridge collapsing, so it's unknown whether he cause it or if he was a warning/omen.

banjobraids on Jul 29, 2020:

Related to Nessie?
altie3

banjobraids on Jul 29, 2020:

altie

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