Date Joined: November 17, 2019
Last Online: May 17, 2022
Country: United States
Hi, my name is Eleanor. Me in a nutshell: Artsy-litsy, kinda flitsy, quasi-bohemian. Semi-gothy, slightly crunchy, completely quirky, nature-based, contemplative mom.
Retired from the publishing industry, I spend the weekends with my husband who is a chef and an artist. Our house is decorated in a pan-Asian style with a special emphasis on Godzilla. We enjoy going to ethnic grocery stores and to thrift stores together. I mostly 'thrift' for art supplies, books, vintage needlework, and boho odds-and-ends. I crochet and am starting to learn boro and sashiko. My journal is my favorite starting place for creativity of all kinds. I write in it every morning.
-book-themed postcards/notecards, stickers, bookmarks, mail art, happy mail, etc.
-quotes on creativity from writers and artists
-beautiful letters and decorated envelopes that I can glue into my journal. I make pockets out of the envelopes and keep the letters in them!
-illustrated recipes on 8.5" x 11" paper. I keep them in a 3-ring binder
-pretty much anything that I can create a journal page from that reflects any of my interests
-favorite colors: lavender, violet, pink, aqua, jade, sea-foam, coral, electric blue
-favorite color combinations: dark blue paired with fuchsia/magenta, black-and-white, lavender and green, magenta and orange
-iridescence, metallic accents, sparkle, non-shedding glitter
-foxes, mushrooms, forest creatures and scenes
-magical beings like fairies, unicorns, mermaids, dragons, gnomes, etc.
-books, reading, libraries
-mindfulness and meditation
-writing and journaling
-zodiac signs: Gemini and Year of the Snake
-Asian motifs and patterns
-Britain, Ireland, New Orleans, New York
I tend to read mostly classic literature and science-fiction/fantasy, though I will usually read a few works by contemporary authors every year. Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath, and Donna Tartt are a few of my favorite authors. In science-fiction and fantasy, I am reading Charles Yu, Becky Campbell, the Liaden series, and almost every magical Regency ever written.
Keri Smith, Austin Kleon, and books on creativity. Artists Studio and Flow magazines. I collect books on tea. Other non-fiction interests: books on how to write, paint, draw, journal, grow houseplants, garden, and meditate. Cookbooks on afternoon tea and British and Asian cuisine.
The Moomins, Trixie Belden, the Oz series, the Greene Knowe series by L.M. Boston, The Diamond in the Window by Jane Langton
Julia Cameron's The Artists Way is a big influence and I do morning pages every day.
-Images of historical life, architecture, clothing etc. I'm a sucker for castles and quaint villages
-I would love to receive British royal family postcards.
-Book, art, or literary themed postcards with coordinating quotes
-Tea or cuisine/cooking postcards
-Postcards with mail art or decorations
-Green, Oolong, Puerh, Honeybush, Rooibos, Lemon Verbena, Almond, Decaf masala chai
-Licorice root, Lemongrass, Chamomile, Mint, and artificial flavors, colors, or additives
-Please, no Lipton's tea or tea bags that aren't in a factory-sealed moisture-proof wrapper
Food and Recipe Preferences:
-Afternoon tea, Dim Sum, regular or gluten-free baking, cakes/cupcakes, traditional recipes from your country or culture, party foods, cute hors d'oeuvres, craft cocktails, tea parties, fancy cookies
I would prefer not to receive classroom reward stickers, Disney, incense, things with artificial scents, or religious items that aren't Pagan or Buddhist in nature.
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