Date Joined: May 8, 2017
Last Online: November 13, 2017
Birthday: October 3
Country: United States
Third grade teacher in suburb of Chicago. Started a Creative Journaling group for teachers at my school.
Married late in life. No children - except for a beautiful dog (Dogo Argentino) and a beautiful hairless cat!
I love garage sales, estate sales and thrift stores. Collect sugar and creamers, paper ephemera, and dollhouse miniatures.
In the past, I have traveled to many places around the world. Now I go to Door County, WI several times a year.
Have taken tons of art classes and workshops. Can't wait to retire (2021) and be a full-time artist.
Currently enjoying the My Brillant Friend books by Elena Ferrante.
Love to listen to books on my commute to/from work. Some that I really enjoyed are:
The Woman in White / Wikie Collins
The Forgotten Garden / Kate Morton
The Girl on the Train / Paula Hawkins
The Blood of Flowers / Anita Amirrezvani
The Painted Veil / W. Somerset Maugham
Purple Hibiscus / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Big Little Lies / Liane Moriarty
The Goldfinch / Donna Tartt
The Invention of Wings / Sue Monk Kidd
The Great Gatsby / F. Scott Fritzgerald
The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian / Sherman Alexie
White Tiger / Aarivind Adiga
Gone Girl / Gillian Flynn
State of Wonder / Ann Patchett
The Garden of Evening Mists / Tan Twan Eng
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan / Lisa See
Black Swan Green / David Mitchel
I also read non-fiction on art, creativity, and personal development.
painting - acrylics & watercolor
upcycle art - like junk journals.
I also have done quilting I have a ridgid-heddle loom.
House of Cards
Ephemera - most everything!
Texts other than English
Vintage - anything!
Tea & Coffee stained paper
Sheet music, book pages, illustrations
Labels, tags, bookmarks
Tissue paper, napkins, wrapping paper
Lace, ribbon, fibers
Greeting cards, notecards, stationary, postcards
Floral, paisley, geometric
Wizard of Oz
Art Supplies - pencils, markers, paint, ink, stencils, stamps, pastels
Caffine, cigarrette/cigar smoke, fruity or food scented items