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Moominbrooke

Moominbrooke
Original Member
Last Online: February 19, 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. 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

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 and Golf are 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), the Southern California Golf Association, 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)

Ratings

khronicole rated for Moon ATC inside and out. on Feb 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC(and matching envelope with matching stamps!)
RooBaRoo rated for Pulitzer or Man Booker on Feb 20, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for joining this swap & reading a heavy book!!! It's only you who's helping me keep this group alive !! Thanks for your detailed review, & comments on mine! :) :)
StagKing rated for ALW ~ Crow Moon March 1, 2018 on Feb 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful & crow-filled envelope! I love the care you put into putting it together and the ATCs are wonderful!
kfaye rated for Jim Dine inspired chunky valentines! on Feb 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much :)
daisyd90 rated for February Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Feb 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the gift. I'm going to wait to open it!
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Comment: absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE my chunky valentine! you did such a great job and it made it thru the mail with flying colors! thank you for joining my swap!
Response: Yay! Thanks for coming up with this challenge! :0)
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Comment: Thanks!!
Response: You are quite welcome! :0)
wolviechick121 rated for MLU: Mermaid Hair Clip on Feb 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! Very cute! =)
Response: Glad you liked it! :0)
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Comment: Thank you for the additions to my BOS.
Response: You are quite welcome! :0)
Nnyla rated for CC: Let's Celebrate Pooh! on Jan 26, 2018
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Comment: Hey there! Thanks so much for the cute Pooh bookmark, awesome polar bear card and lengthy note! Thanks, too, for joining in. Have a happy weekend!
Response: You're welcome- it was sweet swap :0)
njstauter rated for (Electronic) Book or Oracle Review on Jan 19, 2018
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Comment: Don't check my email often and found your review of the Baseball deck. I haven't seen it but would love it. Thanks for sharing
Response: You are quite welcome! :0)
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Comment: Thank you! Looking forward to opening in December!
Response: This is a fun series :0)
blueseabliss rated for AI ATC: SNAIL on Dec 28, 2017
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Comment: SO VERY COOL, thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it! :0)
drgngirl rated for IU: Ornament Swap on Dec 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful sparkly key and the cutest little angel! Hope you had a great Christmas!
Response: Better than I had anticipated :0)
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Comment: Thank you so much. I am saving all the latest swaps to open later..I am sure i'll love it.
Response: You are quite welcome! Good Yule! :0)
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Comment: This actually was a challenge not getting a signature on the card. I plan to open what you sent this weekend as it is the beginning of our holiday events (Its a Wonderful Life play and parade on Saturday, and Nutcracker on Sunday) Many thanks!
Response: WellI hope it suits you! :0)
Eclectonote rated for HCSI: 2 ATCs to 1 partner on Dec 6, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the seahorse and self portrait ATCs - I've never carved a self portrait, and yours inspires me to. And many thanks for the Totoro images, too!
Response: Glad you liked! There was a recent swap of self-portrait stamped images that I carved it for. :0)
kfaye rated for Opening to the New Year (altered key) on Dec 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much :D I will use this on Dec 31st <3 A blessed 2018 to you!
Response: You are quite welcome! :0)
lynnerfb rated for (Not-so) Secret Shaman #1 (PC) on Dec 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you I love tissue paper collage. this will have to go in a frame.
Response: Oh hooray! I am glad you like it. I may have to make another to hang here :0)
njstauter rated for (Not-so) Secret Shaman #2 (NC) on Nov 30, 2017
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Comment: Love all you do and feel honored to receive. Many thanks
Response: I am so glad :0)

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Comments

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

njstauter on Nov 20, 2017:

Decorate Profiles: ALW

Flowers in my gardens will have frost on them some mornings and with the sunshine, they recover and go about their business in making my world a better place. I selected this image as an electronic Winter Solstice / Yule gift to you so that you remember just how beautiful you are.

njstauter on Nov 20, 2017:

Decorate Profiles: ALW. May this season bring you joy & peace. I selected this scene to represent what is frozen in us that we are not ready to share. Its in our nature to heal those hard, cold places. Yet, for awhile, it is good to see the beauty in our process and simply be ok with where we are.

oceanilumn on Oct 24, 2017:

New and Fixed... hope you like these!!

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another

log

another

oceanilumn on Oct 23, 2017:

star trek profile deco #2 the ships..

 crazy creatures

subtitles that best describe my college expirence

always mandatory..

I hope you like my favorite bits and clips!

piratejimbob87 on Oct 22, 2017:

Star Trek Profile Deco #2

startrek
picard
bashir
farengi
enterprise

Hope you like :)

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