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Rosa1

Rosa1
Date Joined: October 1, 2017
Last Online: August 16, 2018
Birthday: June 11
Country: United States

About Me

I am a retired/disabled elementary reading teacher ~ I love to draw, doodle, paint and craft.

I live alone in a log cabin in the woods with a couple of super cats and a Newfie :) I like to read and bake, old movies are fun too! I like mysteries and novels ~ I've pretty much grown out of romance. I own quite a few DVD's too, because there are so many movies I just don't mind watching again, and yes I do have the entire Harry Potter series ~ both book and DVD :)

I have RA, so when I am able and my hands are willing, I like to draw, crochet and try all sorts of crafts. Sometimes I even finish one :) Since I live alone, it seems my whole cabin is a craft room some days! I often have 3 or 4 partially read books lying around the place and art projects in various stages of completion ...

I usually have a few mysteries in progress as well as a fiction or two ~ I'm not a fan of pure romance but humorous/comedy romance is okay! I also like inspirational, The Shack for example. It's easier to say that I dislike gory horror - I have read Stephen King, but I like his older stuff, before he began swearing every other word... I do pretty much read everything from historical fiction, general fiction and fantasy to even some self-help :)

I also used to write, so I love journals, and junque journaling ~ and art journals are just an extension of that... I've only recently been trying my hand at creating/binding art/junk journals and while it hasn't always worked as planned, it's been fun. My biggest problem right now is storing and then finding the papers, ephemera, etc I've been collecting for these journals!

I recycle, upcycle and just try to re-use everything! I use a variety of papers, from junk mail to old maps and damaged books for art & crafts. This is because I am poor and also, I'd like to be far less wasteful. I think we're becoming too much of a disposable society and that saddens me. I have actually refrained from purchasing things in the grocery store because of too much packaging. Cardboard boxes I can re-use but when an item is packaged in a huge amount of plastic I often will pass it up!

The colors I use the most are warmer earthy tones. I know neon has a place, but I find it often too glaring. Otherwise I love all colors and am not too picky in that respect :) I will admit that last summer I looked at the clothesline one day and noticed I had 7 shirts/t-shirts all in different hues of red!

I respect art of all styles, but I am not fond of dark/goth gory images. I also am not overly fond of cute "safe" rainbow type images, but I understand others are and if that is their style then so be it! I feel the same way about religious art ~ it doesn't often speak to me, but if it's your passion, then go for it! I feel that we make art for ourselves & not to please another. We can tailor our style to gift to another person, but our style just is.

As for daily likes and dislikes, I'm pretty easy going usually. I love my coffee throughout the day, hot or iced! I drink way to much of it, and in the evenings I often switch to tea!

I guess if I had to choose a motto, it would be "live and let live."

One of my pet peeves are people who always complain they are bored. I have been too tired, just not willing to do something, or run out of time, but I have never ever been bored!!

Update 6/24/18 ~ since the initial writing of this profile, I have adopted another rescue, Coco - a more lovable knucklehead you've never met! He's been great for my older geriatric Newfie, he's been keeping her more active & our only issue, he and I, is his insistence that he take a dip and go for a swim every 5 minutes! Never had a dog who liked to swim so much :) He's keeping my floors and furniture damp ~ it's like living on a boat again!

Also = I live very rural and I won't mark "sent" unless I have posted an item. However, my mail carrier may or may not pick up & have the mail processed - depending on his schedule, so sometimes I realize the actual postmark may be a day off from my marking an item "sent." This is just life here :) By very rural I mean that I am right now dealing with a bear that is coming into my deck space and annoying my animals... This is besides dealing with the massive (car steering wheel size) snapping turtles crawling up from the lake to dig in my gardens and annoy the animals! Or the moose, fox, eagles and all the rest :)

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Ratings

lycheeSpoons rated for TEA SWAP on Aug 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the tea! I can't wait to try them, but they look right up my alley in terms of flavors. I also really like the vintage extras! They remind me of the kind of thing someone finds when they're cleaning and come across a stash of old memories and paraphernalia that never got thrown out. I'll definitely find a good use for them haha. Thank you so much again!! ♥
Response: you're very welcome!
RiverTopanga rated for Everyone's Splat Mat Art ATC on Aug 15, 2018
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Comment: I don't know what happened. I've never had a problem taking paint or ink or even watercolor, or watered down ink pad, etc. off my mat. They should not have any background but what is picked up on the mat. I know other people that do this, and they never have a problem either... keep trying, every time you paint/ink they have to be VERY dry before you try to pick them up on the tape. thank you for the ATC.
Response: I will!
Amcdole rated for TEA SWAP on Aug 15, 2018
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Comment: Loved it!
Juniebird rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2018 on Aug 15, 2018
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Comment: I remember when my granddaughter LOVED Frozen...Thanks for the chunk!
Response: you're welcome!
Paperbitsandfabricsnips rated for TEA SWAP on Aug 14, 2018
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Comment: Can’t wait to try my teas! Thanks for the extra goodies!
Response: you're welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the swap :) I hope you continue to seek the things you want and improve on skills you want to improve on! I too like to keep physical things that probably should be either thrown out or stored somewhere if it's a keepsake. And I also wrote in my "8 things" that i wish I had better handwriting! Handwriting has never been a strong-suit of mine. I'm already getting trigger finger, which knitting makes even worse. But oh well, I guess that's just something I'll have to get used to haha
Response: Yes! I love to crochet, but now I'm only good for an hour or so... It was fun to kind of clarify just 8 things :)
MsBellaDonna rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2018 on Aug 11, 2018
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Comment: I love the dog cookie postcard! Thanks so much! :)
Response: you're welcome - such a fun swap!
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Comment: I 💜 chicken cordon blue!
dyp rated for Never Have I Ever PC- USA on Aug 10, 2018
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Comment: This is such a great swap.... i am guessing you have never traveled through NY in a yacht?
Response: I did! I used to live on a 34' cabin cruiser :)
HisChild rated for Get to know me on Aug 8, 2018
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Comment: Loved reading a bit about you. Thanks for joining my swap.
rainydayangie rated for Insta Tarot (Round 3) on Aug 7, 2018
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Comment: Great reading. Thank you!
Response: you're welcome!
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Comment: The recipes look so good I can't wait to try them! I love pumpkin type stuff and the pumpkin cake recipe sounds amazing!
catlingmex rated for Anything Strawberry Recipe Swap on Aug 4, 2018
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Comment: Great recipes. I may try the pie filling bread first. How do you use the strawberry hummus—like regular (savory) hummus, or as a dip for sweet things?
Response: I use the strawberry hummus for crackers, but you could use either!
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Comment: Great list. :) We have several in common. Thanks :) :)
Response: I love books ~` enjoy :)
ByJQ rated for CPG: Answer My Question (US Only) on Aug 4, 2018
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Comment: Woodstock would have been awesome!! I want to get to some multiple day festivals... one day. :) Thanks for the pc.
mags142 rated for i dare you on Aug 2, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard but I'm going to have a hard time with this dare! I hate going places alone but I won't know if I don't try right?
Response: Good luck! You have the right spirit though :)
laincrafts rated for Haiku Anything & Surprise! on Aug 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable haiku zine and the LOVELY crocheted heart! I am a sucker for all things fiber related, and this is so special to me.
Response: You're very welcome ~ since the mills are shutting down, we're finding huge spools of this type of wool pretty cheaply now; they turn up at thrift and consignment shops...
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bluecrayons rated for Never Have I Ever PC- USA on Aug 1, 2018
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Comment: i believe you have never traveled through NYC on a yacht.
Response: I did! I lived on a 34' cabin cruiser for years :)
CurioussCass rated for Travel Images for Profile on Jul 31, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the photo!

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CurioussCass on Jul 31, 2018:

Travel Images

I dream of traveling to as many US National Parks as I can because they all seem beautiful! One park on the top of my list is Glacier National Park. The mountains and lakes and trails seem incredible.

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CoryGerard on Jul 28, 2018:

Swap:Travel Images For Profile My favorite trip ever was going to Niagra Falls. I didn’t have the ability to see the Canadian Side but I did go on an epic bridge over part of the water as well as a boat ride close to the falls. I want to go again someday. falls

katmandu on Jul 24, 2018:

Travel Images for Profile “swap”

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My dream trip is to go to Tahiti in French Polynesia, the beauty of the place amazes me and speaks to my soul! If I ever get there it will be for a 2 week small boat cruise. FUNNY STORY: In the 80’s I had a friend at work that used to always tell me he’d take me and all I had to do was book the tickets and he would pay for them. I had another friend that was a travel agent and had her print me up some tickets that looked real and when I presented them to him with the $6000 bill he almost fell out of his chair and never brought it up again! I laughed for days!

Katina 🏝🏝🏝

draco on Jun 7, 2018:

Summer Images for our Profiles- all welcome!

StwbyQT on Jun 7, 2018:

Summer Images for our Profiles- all welcome!

ArtsyEm on Jun 6, 2018:

Happy SUMMER!!! Thanks for joining my swap!! =)

ArtsyEm on Jun 6, 2018:

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Johndeeregurl44 on Apr 28, 2018:

I am one of your partners for the Arbor Day profie decorations Swap. Enjoy!

nancylee on Apr 28, 2018:

Arbor Day profile decorations Hi I'm not one of your partners these are extras just for fun. Last weekend we volunteered at a tree giveaway in the community and this weekend cleaning up and adding compost to the yard which includes several trees - Be good and green :)

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