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ksimoni

ksimoni
Date Joined: January 23, 2008
Last Online: October 9, 2009
Birthday: April 29
Country: United States
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About Me

I am married to my soul mate and the mother of 4 great kids. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a mixed media artist. My focus is on spiritual journeys through art. Art Journals, Spirit Art Dolls, Spiritual art collages and assemblages using vintage photos and ephemera. I like to incorporate meditation and the spiritual element of the journey and express it through my art. I teach classes and workshops with dumpster diverted materials to at-risk youth in my community.

Fabrics and assemblage stuff: I collect silky fabrics, anything glittery or sparkly, velvets, brocades, tapestry, vintage lace and fabrics, glass and bone buttons, old beaded necklaces, cool rusty items, frames, old dolls and doll parts, victorian trade cards, vintage photos, vintage hats with leaves and flowers, old magazines, letters and papers. I love tea and tea parties, chocolate and raspberry anything, velvet leaves and fruit, vintage aprons, vintage clothes patterns, especially kids and doll clothes. I love to travel, so images of the following places are always wanted: My favorite places are water destinations, Hawaii, lakes, rivers, beaches, cities by the sea and Europe, especially Spain and Italy. I love mermaids, meditation, I use the principles of "The Secret" to create my life. I am into Green... the color, and ecology/recycle/green initiative projects like sustainable agriculture, architecture and building, aquaculture. I love anything old or vintage. I love visiting really old places and learning the history of a place. I also collect old jewelry and any altered art/assemblage supplies.

On ATC swaps, I love images with unicorns, fairies, mermaids, moon and stars, trees, flowers. I collect images from old magazines and catalogues, trade cards and postcards, especially ones that have vintage photos or paintings of women or mother and child or children. I usually pick people that have some kind of smile on their face or a slight smirk. I love humor and look for anything representing humor, growth, metaphysics. I like the cartooney graphics in some fashion magazines and us them in collage work a lot. I like dragonflies, fairies, bird and botanical drawings from the edwardian era.

On fabric and textile swaps I prefer either the fabrics listed above, think gawdy, opulent, sumptuous, brocades, tapestries, silks, sheers, metallic trims, things you would make a fancy barbie or porcelain doll dress with, or anything Marie Antoinette would have loved. I am not wild about cottons. I don't quilt, but I do make American Girl Doll clothes for my daughter, so any cotton print I could use for that would be good if you are not a vintage textile collector like me.

Bird nests, vintage hats with lots of flowers and leaves, funky little vintage purses. I love anything heart shaped. Old letters, postcards, playing card decks to alter into ATC's with pretty pictures on the back, old paper of any kind.

I love fruity and food smelling candles, but I really have BOXES of them, so would prefer not to get some in a swap for now... I have one that is my favorite called Chocolate Marble Cake fome Kohls. I could use another one of those if you have one laying around. Makes my house smell like I have been baking all day. I love sweet pea scent, and gardenia is one of my favorites. I am allergic to a lot of perfumes. I like bath salts, sugar scrubs and handmade soaps and bath products made with natural products.

I am not wild about fall colors. Cinnamon or spicy scents, especially cloves. My favorites are Eggplant Purple, or any other shade of purple, foresty greens, or any color green that is earthy. I am more a jewel tone, or spring pallette person. Love Robin's Egg Blue and brown combo, pink & brown or Pink & Black, Sage or celedon green, shades of cream and white pottery. I love old wedding cake tops, and white/shabby chic metal stuff in pale pastel colors, cream or white.

I like a lot of different music, country, metaphysical, spanish guitar, classic rock and celtic. I would love a mixed cd of celtic music with a modern twist. Love the bands Gypsy Soul, Mudmen, Lorena McKennit, The Cure, Simple Minds, The Beatles. I like songs with meanings. Songs about love and the power of love and healing. No angry music. No death metal or things I can't understand. Not really into Rap, but I like some of the milder stuff, like Will Smith, and some of the more mainstream R&B and Alternative R&B. Love bagpipe music with rock bands.

THINGS I DON'T LIKE Not into japanese animation, Hello Kitty, Kawaii or whatever it is called or any cutsey modern stuff. If you are not sure, just think, does it look old, or could it be made to look old with tea or a paint treatment? That is my style, funky junky...

I am a basic all around packrat with a deeply spiritual and loving heart. I am pretty easy to please. If all else fails, you can send me quotes about positive affirmations, success, love, growth and life. I collect positive quotes.

Ratings

cshor rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Nov 20, 2009
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TerryF rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Nov 17, 2009
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marinda rated for MEGA Christmas 2009 Ornament Swap! on Nov 16, 2009
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NaughtyElf rated for DRAGON JOURNAL SWAP on Oct 15, 2009
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Comment: OMG! I love it! It's gorgeous and just wonderful, thank you thank you! You deserve loads of hearts! Wish I could give you more, this is something to treasure!
disneyfreaksam rated for April Birthday Swap on Apr 17, 2009
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Comment: WOW!!! Thank you so, so, so much. I cannot wait to open all the goodies so whilst I am waiting I will happily hug Eeyore. xxxxxx
Swan rated for Happy 'APRIL' Birthday to Me! Swap on Apr 1, 2009
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Comment: Looks and smells very good. I'll come back after my birthday for a more detailed comment and maybe a heart :) Update: I managed to be patient enough to wait until my birthday to unpack and the package is fantastic! Great handmade items, many folded cards with envelopes, rubberstamps and lots of nifty ephemera and supplies for my crafts. Definitely worth a heart :D
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything... I was so happy when I saw that paper with the purple yellow red and orange floral print... How perfect for you... ALL you colors in one paper. I had a lot of fun putting it together... Happy Birthday!
heavendevon rated for Fashion thru the Times ATCs on May 12, 2008
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Comment: Thanks for resending...worth the wait!!!
Swan rated for Hands up if you are an April Baby! on Apr 21, 2008
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Comment: Thanks a lot for all the gifts. The journal with the natural pages is my favorite, neat paper and I love the fabric cover. I love everything, though!
Lunaria rated for Looking to Increase your Stash? on Apr 18, 2008
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Comment: Thank you for sending the magazines, and I really do appreciate the effort you put into the package!
macka rated for For The Birds Swap-USA on Apr 3, 2008
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Comment: WOW what a beautiful swap even the box. I loved everything it was all fantastic. Wish I would have thought about birdseed. I really like the little necklace charm it is really pretty. Thanks again, Mary
happypup rated for Victorian Easter Atcs on Apr 1, 2008
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Comment: beautiful cards - thanks so much!
goodie2shoes rated for Victorian Easter Atcs on Mar 31, 2008
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Comment: cute cards! we have similar tastes :) thank you for the extra images, too
nellnere rated for Vintage Photos ATC - Edited on Mar 25, 2008
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Comment: BEAUTIFUL CARDS. THANK YOU.
quietdreams rated for Mermaid ATC's EDITED on Mar 21, 2008
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Comment: These are great! You are right I do like the old fashioned look of them. My mother critiques them as they come in and she likes this stlye too. Thank-you Jeannie
peachykeen rated for Mermaid ATC's EDITED on Mar 21, 2008
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful ATC's! I just love'em! I would love to know where you got your images-thanks
Response: I think I found most of the images on line. I did a google search in google images for mermaids, and looked at a lot of websites... I'm glad you liked them...
weyrmistress rated for Fairy ATCs on Mar 21, 2008
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Comment: Thanks for the extras!
eor1122 rated for Eggs for Crafting Swap *Edited* on Mar 19, 2008
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Comment: Awesome selection of supplies, I let my daughters open them with me and they have already called dibbs on some things!! Thanks!
atcdesigner rated for Corset ATC on Mar 18, 2008
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Comment: I like your cards. Thanks.
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Comment: WOW!!!! Getting the box was better than Christmas! Loved it all! Connecting with you was a real treasure! I know we will be friends for a LONG time! Thanks for everything you sent!
aestheticonion rated for Swatch of Fabric on Mar 8, 2008
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Comments

TerryF on Nov 11, 2009:

You flaked on 10 people in this swap.

mousepoo on Oct 20, 2009:

I just started a new group, and I would like to invite you.

Art Journal Love.

Godsrockangel on Apr 30, 2008:

Happy Birthday for yesterday sorry its late!!!

Hannah

disneyfreaksam on Apr 29, 2008:

Happy birthday

Sam xx

analteredfairytale on Mar 26, 2008:

I am so glad that you enjoyed your box of goodies for the "For the Birds" swap! Have a beautiful day and enjoy!

GypsyDyann on Feb 23, 2008:

Hey I came over to check out your profile after you messaged me--and WOW--we have TONS in common! I just know we are going to end up being great friends! I took a class to make hats and make vintage styled ones to ware in my "walking group" where we dress up in various period costumes and walk around on Art Night. All the stuff you collect like the fabrics, beads, purses, and hat flowers, and etc, I do as well. I also love Mermaids, and I already told you I'm planning a bird swap! I'm in Southern Oregon so we are not that far away from each other globaly! So glad we have commected and I KNOW we will be swaping in the future!

luxygrl83 on Feb 21, 2008:

Woops sorry I thought your were my partner in the pen pal swap but I was mistaken, maybe another time.

luxygrl83 on Feb 21, 2008:

You chocolate frenzy package was sent yesterday priority ( don't want it melting ) Hope you like it ^-^

I'll be sending your pen pals that don't disappear letter out today. lol

jade240 on Feb 19, 2008:

Welcome to swap-bot. Thank you for joining ATC making supplies. Please feel free to ask questions and Make a request. As always happy swapping.

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