Date Joined: September 7, 2009
Last Online: June 17, 2013
Birthday: July 6
Country: United States
I am an elementary Art Teacher and I love my job, even when it's overwhelming.
I love to knit and spin.
I have a small collection of Back to the Future toys and a small collection of James Jarvis figures.
I have been married since 2005 and my husband recently graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Painting and Drawing. We have one daughter, born in 2006, and she also loves to draw. She is in a dual language program at my school where she is learning Spanish.
I lived in Germany as a child (in Schwetzingen, which is near Heidelberg) and would love to meet a German pen-pal around my age (I'm 31) with similar interests. I would appreciate any messages in German, actually. I can still read and comprehend without a problem, but I am out of practice speaking and writing.
I Like/Love --
Carl Sagan, Legos, Nanoblocks, Tacos, All things Back to the Future, Bears, Mid-century modern furniture, Scrabble, Funny Swatch Watches, Street Art, Coffee, Midwives, A good breakfast, Propaganda posters from WWI and II, Tetris, Harvest Moon, Zines, A good pen, Funny handmade creatures, yarn, feminism, human rights, global politics, Muppets, tiny robots, NaNoWriMo, Pen Palling, Texas History
Colors: Brown, Orange, Blue
I spin, knit, crochet, and dye yarn. I would love to take sewing classes. I have ''tagged' with some of my knittings and would like to do way more. I love street art of any kind. Sometimes I like to make mini-zines.
Favorite Artits -- Charles and Ray Eames, Roy Lichtenstein, Edgar Degas, Charles Demuth, Yoshitomo Nara, Margaret Kilgallen, Rene Magritte, Jacob Lawrence, James Jarvis, Edward Hopper, Robert Rauschenberg
If you can't tell by my list, I like Folk Art, and Art that contains visual puns and humor, juxtaposition, and irony.
Music -- Folk Rock like Neutral Milk Hotel, The Heartstring Stranglers, and Elf Power, 70's Punk Rock like the Buzzcocks and the Ramones. Also, Riot Grrrl bands, Matt and Kim, Nana Grizol, Your Heart Breaks, and the Ting Tings. Most recently into The Evens, Opossom.
Books -- Real World by Natsuo Kirino, The Tattoo Murder Case by Akimitsu Takagi, Knitting themed murder mysteries (I think I have read them all), I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb, The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving, Stones From the River by Ursula Heigi, The Little Prince, O Pioneers!, Lonesome Dove
Movies -- Popeye the Movie, Bottle Rocket, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Muppet Movie, Alice's Restaurant, Parenthood, Lost In Translation
TV -- Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Flight of the Conchords, King of the Hill, Project Runway, Fraggle Rock, The Golden Girls, Sherlock, Yo Gabba Gabba, Food Party, Bored to Death, All Creatures Great and Small, Rosanne, Magnum, PI, Freaks and Geeks, My So-Called Life, and Doctor Who
Postcards, Stationary, Pens, Buttons, Kool-aid for yarn dying, Yarn, Stickers, Knitting patterns, Random Legos
Hand-made jewelry, toys, paper,