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Moominbrooke

Moominbrooke
Original Member
Last Online: May 21, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

My Intent Word is Dynamic. I am trying to bring more of that energy and action into my life. Writer, musician (I play Irish trad.pennywhistle and flute), art historian,color guard/ winter guard mom, NaNoWriMo participant,racquet sport addict...I write cd reviews and interviews on folky and psychedelic music in "Scram! The Journal for Unpopular Culture" and an arts column in "FolkWorks-The Source For Folk Arts, Music and Dance in the Greater L.A. Region." www.scrammagazine.com and www.folkworks.org Favourite colours are jewel tones. Love the aqua/turquoise/teal and lavender/violet/purple families as well as hot pink, and electric green. Don't let this hem you in, though.I tend to prefer jewelery in silver, turquoise, coral and opal. Celtic designs are good, too and Steampunkness. Renaissance Faire stuff. Quirky weirdness. Someone recently turned me on to the delights of Cram Cream and San-X.Those little steamed bun, tea, sushi and bread people crack me up. I like Skulls and Steampunk aesthetics. I am currently trying to get my Steampunk costume together. :0) I also have a soft spot for Rupert Bear and Hamtaro...Moomins...Froud Faery Whatnot...Sisu (and other members of the black licorice family)...Cloudberries...and marzipan...and stuff with flames on it.Especially blue flames. My daughter likes Tokidoki and dark Lolita stuff.

Favorite Music

Irish Traditional (Not new-agey), Brit-folk, Psychedelic, "World Music", and my own stuff http://www.myspace.com/murderchangesghosts which I'm calling, "Literary Neo-Trad" (or Music to Read Charles DeLint or Neil Gaiman by).I also like Masive Attack, Belle and Sebastian, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Flaming Lips, Underworld, Vashti Bunyan, Grateful Dead, Nick Drake, King Crimson, Baroque and earlier, Rasputina, Neutral Milk Hotel, Northside label (Hedningarna, Gjallarhorn), Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh, electronica if it's good, some punk-oriented whatnot, driving stuff that makes you jump up and down or ask, "What the Bleep was THAT?" or laugh uncontrollably, or wonder why everything sounds so much better in gaelic or icelandic...and Italian musicians Jovanotti, Max Pezzali ( of 883 fame) and Cesare Cremonini.

I just started playing ukulele a few months ago, so if you see any cheap used uke books, any style, we can arrange a swap, I betcha! :0)

If we're in a CD swap, don't try to guess what I might like. Go with what you think is Wicked. I'm in this to Learn! I just got some mash-ups and I think they're super! :0)

Favorite Movies

Shaolin Soccer, Latcho Drom, Totoro (Miyazaki in general), Wes Anderson movies, Mel Brooks movies, Mr. Hulot's Holiday, Adam Sandler movies, Terry Gilliam, Steve Martin,Jim Jarmusch movies, Kurasawa,Wim Wenders, Eternal Sunshine... Science of Sleep, Being John Malkovitch and Adaptation, The Prestige, Elf, Ugetsu, Something About Mary, Harry Potter, Rupert and the Frog Song, Prospero's Books, A Christmas Story, Harry and Kumar go to White Castle, anime,all movies called Casino Royale, and Skyfall

Favorite Television

Dr. Who, Game of Thrones, Wilfred, House,The Mighty Boosh, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Father Ted, Dollhouse, Defiance, The Dodgers (in season), School of Golf, Masterpiece Theatre, Kung Fu, Father Ted,TG4 music programs archived on the web, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, The Guild, Star Trek ,Deep Space Nine, and The Next Generation. and I've been playing with the Wii.

Favorite Crafts

I like to make sock critters and soft toys of all descriptions, fairies, elves and gnomes, monsters, snails, dragonflies, dragons, kirigami, hats, beading earrings,making ice cream, re-purposing and recycling clothing, drawing with coloured pencils, ATCs, collage,...

I think my favorite swaps to make have been the Tarot cards and the Steampunk-related themes.I love weird brooches.

I love single earrings because I only have one piercing. Mismatched sets work, too :0)

I've started collecting and creating Weird, Zetti, Celtic and Celestial rubber stamps to make my ATCs with. What I'd like to try next is needle felting. Color and texture are what I go for.

About Me

I do enjoy oracles. Pagan affinities: Green Man Totem Creature: Dragonfly

Stuff I do Not particularly wish for: Dixieland or New Age music,and lime flavored anything. Also, nothing to do with snakes. I have way too much felt, yarn and socks, Hope this helps!

My favorite crafts to receive are crafts that are useful items, not just decorative.

I collect stuff with blue and white flames

I collect monkeys wearing fezzes. also...Dodger related items and Book Store, Museum and Library related T-Shirts, size M or L.

Favorite Celebrity: Novak Djokovic

Favorite cartoons, comics and animated critters:

*Moomins *Totoro *Pogo *Bone *Smurfs *Hamtaro *Hikaru No Go *Wallace and Gromit *Rupert Bear *Power-Up Mushrooms *Baby Grooooooot!

Favorite motifs

*Steampunk * Trilobites *Fossils *Horseshoe Crabs * Cthulhu *Gnomes *Mushrooms *Hedgehogs *Snails *Mail-snails *Moomins *Totoro *Sock Monkeys *Froud Faery *Blodeuwedd *Ganesh *Buddha *Octopi *Tarot * BEER CHAN *Runes *Mermaids *Dragonflies *Weird, Zetti, handmade or Celtic rubber stamps *Craftsman/Arts & Crafts Movement Style (Stickley, William Morris, PRB, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Dard Hunter, Archibald Knox, Liberty's) *Sea Glass *Marimekko *Lotta Jansdotter *Eames *Frank Lloyd Wright I like hearts with wings, and pigs with wings, eyeballs with wings,woo hoo- Flaming Eyeballs!! :0)...and the noble Squid.

Favorite Books

I like books about writing and creativity, and my favorite novels of the last few years have been The Time-Traveller's Wife, The Bone People, The Shadow of the Wind, Cryptonomicon, Goodbye Tsugumi, all of A.S.Byatt, The Diamond Age, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, The Book of Lost Things, the Abhorsen trilogy, and books by Gene Wolff, U.K.LeGuin, Umberto Eco, Calvino, the George R.R.Martin Song of Ice and Fire, Brandon Sanderson, Charles de Lint, China Mieville...

As for YA books, I love Philip Pullman, Jasper Fforde's "Thursday Next" series and Nursery Crimes..Ursula K. LeGuin, Anne McCaffrey, Harry Potter books, the Bartimeus books, Hunger Games series, Garth Nix (Sabriael, Lirael, and Abhorsen), the Moomin books, and am open to suggestions!

Sports!

Tennis is mainly what I play and obsess over. I enjoy watching soccer/football and baseball - Go Dodger Blue! I belong to the Baseball Reliquary (an alternative Hall of Fame where players, fans, writers, and other folks involved in baseball are inducted into the Shrine of the Eternals annually by vote of the membership)and the United States Tennis Association.

Current Obsessions

Just now I am currently obsessed with Bollywood movies, history of Indian films, and taking a Bollywood exercise dance class. Fun! I am but a noob but would love to have suggestions of good stuff to watch. So far I am loving films with Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, SRK, and Raj Kumar Rao. Also Kajol, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan and the omnipresent Anupam Kher! (have I missed anybody? Sunny Deol? Preity Zinta?) Educate me! :0) (Alia Bhatt...Shahid Kapoor...)

I sail around in a boat called China Cat (with an image of a sunflower next to the name so as to disambiguate), therefore I like China Cat/ China Cat Sunflower themed stuff. (see Grateful Dead)

In Recipe Swaps I am predominantly interested in Super Tasty Vegetables. I am a Weight Watcher For Life and love fruits exotic cuisines and hate Liver & Onions and Fennel (yuck). I love licorice, however. Milk chocolate over dark. Rhubarb Rhules!

Ratings

ScrapHappyGabi rated for Dr. Who Pc Swap on May 21, 2018
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Comment: I LOVE what you did with this swap! This is a Fantastic (see what I did there?) handmade postcard which will now be put into my traveler's notebook as a divider!!! <3 xx I LOVE IT!!
Response: I am so happy you like it! I had been saving the Rose card for just such an occasion :0)
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You are quite welcome :0)
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Comment: Such fun songs! I loved the links as well!
Response: Cool! Some are to entire albums. There were loads of "concept albums" in the 70s. :0)
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Comment: Thanks for sharing, I can count on one hand the number of songs from your list that I either know or have heard of, so it will be nice to find something fresh to listen to.
Response: It was interesting for me as well. I guess I was more of a "prog" girl than I had remembered. :0)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I enjoy the colors that you used on it! I love that little shimmer! I am definitely going to check out Letterpress!
Response: You are quite welcome! I love how the dog stamp came out- it looks so excited! :0)
cllfdl rated for May Food Holiday swap on May 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! All sound WONDERFUL!
Response: Aside from the one I mentioned, all are my favorite eats right now. Glad you like! :0)
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Comment: thank you
Response: You are quite welcome! :0)
njstauter rated for May Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Apr 29, 2018
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Comment: I am s excited and will follow directions in December. Thank you for everything
Response: Hooray! :0)
phillaine rated for PBS: Little Pink Surprise Swap on Apr 10, 2018
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Comment: I absolutely adore this little guy! And your timing is just perfect with spring cleaning being here and now. This will make me smile many times, I'm sure. Thank you for my little pink hedgehog and for the Valentine washi. :)
Response: Excellent! Glad you liked them :0)
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Comment: Lovely image, thank you
Response: You are quite welcome. Happy Earth Day :0)
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Comment: Thank you! I love the graphic!!
Response: Yay! I may go put it on my own profile... :0)
ttbishop rated for HMPC: Profile Postcard #2 on Apr 2, 2018
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Comment: Ha ha! Thank you! love the PC. It's fabulous.
Response: Yay! I am glad it tickled you :0)
ByJQ rated for April Fool Tarot Reading (electronic) on Mar 31, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for your insight
Response: I hope it helps you navigate whatever crops up for you :0)
whytewillow rated for April Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Mar 29, 2018
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Comment: Hiya' "B" I'm sure I will be delighted when I open the gift you've selected for me. But for now, it goes into the big sock. I always wait till Yule to open all my goodies,it's such fun. Thank you ever so much.
Response: These are fun swaps:0)
bigmamabird rated for HMPC: Look it Has Wings! on Mar 27, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card!
Response: Fun swap! Glad you liked :0)
phillaine rated for PBS: Little Purple Surprise Swap on Mar 27, 2018
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Comment: What a delightful swap package! Thank you for all of the care you clearly put into this for me. I loved reading the story behind the crystal; you had me daydreaming about walking along the shore all afternoon. :) I've actually been specifically wanting to try the triplus fineliners, so I'm excited about that, and I now have 2 fun colors of clay. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness. ♥
Response: You are quite welcome! A well-filed-out profile is a pleasure to work with :0)
phillaine rated for PBS: Little Green Surprise Swap on Mar 20, 2018
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Comment: I was delighted with the surprise you sent when I opened up your sweet and generous swap package. I appreciate your note and the way you thoughtfully took several of my interests and bundled them together into one great gift of excellent quality. I'm already planning on using these oak leaves (one of my very favorite trees) to make little loaves of pumpkin bread this autumn to give to friends and family, and for some tasty banana bread for myself in the meantime. :) Thanks again for a great swap! ♥
Response: Oh hurray! Thank you for your well-considered comment :0)
ladydy5 rated for A.I. - Your Favorite Artist on Mar 13, 2018
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Comment: Enjoyed your comment in your note too.
Response: Thanks! :0)
ByJQ rated for March Goddess - HERA (don't worry doll) on Mar 10, 2018
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Comment: Oh my! She is so sweet. Thank you so much.
Response: You are quite welcome! :0)
StagKing rated for April Fool Goddess LAUFEY Charm on Mar 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful charm! It will be perfect for welcoming joy & luck when needed!
Response: Glad you like it! :0)

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Comments

Moominbrooke on May 2, 2018:

Seasons Greetings, All!

ariestess on Apr 14, 2018:

Hello there! I am one of your partners for the Electronic Profile Earth Day Celebration swap. I hope that you will be doing something wonderful for Earth Day. We will be putting out some catmint seeds to grow for the local fauna in our area, as a memorial for one of our cats who passed away last weekend [the seeds will go around her grave in the backyard].

Helena8664 on Apr 13, 2018:

Happiest of upcoming Earth Days to you!

Electronic Profile Earth Day Celebration Swap

Moominbrooke on Apr 3, 2018:

Moominbrooke on Feb 28, 2018:

njstauter on Feb 6, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

lovetherain on Jan 22, 2018:

Thanks for the lavender star for ALW tag! It arrived in perfect condition and smells wonderful!

njstauter on Dec 14, 2017:

Just opened the July Magickal SS (I open all my gifts from now til Jan. 6) and love the Selenite wand you sent. What a beauty. Thank you so very much for this magickal treat

ariestess on Nov 20, 2017:

This is a shot of one of our rhododendrons in our front yard. It was actually taken in March 2009, but we don't get this kind of snow very often where I live, so I'll take the imagery. Plus, this particular rhodie tends to be a bit crazy and blooms every couple of months year round. LOL

ALW: Decorate Profiles

ariestess on Nov 20, 2017:

This is a shot I found online of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Oregon. It's one of my favorite lighthouses in the world, and the snow at the coast just looks so bloody magical!

ALW: Decorate Profiles

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