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Rosa1

Rosa1
Date Joined: October 1, 2017
Last Online: April 1, 2020
Birthday: June 11
Country: United States

About Me

February 2020 ~ well it's a new year and I thought I'd re-write some of this profile, as it was beginning to sound a bit depressing... I had some losses and health issues but now it's time to haul up those big girl panties and move ahead! I still miss my Newfie girl Ebony, and someday I might bring another "giant" home, but we're doing okay for now. I'm still taking heart medication & probably will for life, but again, that's okay, the immediate fear has passed.

I am a retired/disabled elementary reading specialist 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 & a knucklehead rescue dog, Coco who is terrified of the cats. I like to read and bake, old movies are fun too! I like mysteries and novels ~ I also have a bunch of puzzle (sudoku, crossword etc.) books lying around. 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 cook, 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.

Collections: I love papers and save just about every different kind of paper I come across, up to and including maps, old book pages, brochures and even takeout menus that are unique in any way. I love ocean related themes (I lived for years on a cabin cruiser in the Hudson River in NY), poetry, and cats & dogs. I would be so happy to receive the Cryptoquip puzzle from your daily newspaper!! I love them and sudoku puzzles. I really don't want to do the entire alphabet of likes here, but I do love crayons (plain old Crayola or the like) they're one of my favorite art tools. I love flamingos and the smell of freshly cut grass or cedar. I love a good thunderstorm and rainy days do make me blue...

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 love tea almost as much as I love coffee & I enjoy a wide variety ~ love to try new blends too!

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!!

Also, I live in an extremely rural area 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 :)

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Comment: The BOS page was beautiful! Happy belated Ostara and thank you so much!
Response: you're very welcome ~ it was fun to pull together!
Swaptillyoudropnys rated for GROUP: Magickal Tea on Mar 30, 2020
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DreamCloud rated for BS&S: Ostara 2020 BOS Page on Mar 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous page! It is now in my grimoire <3
Response: Oh, I'm so happy ~ I really enjoyed pulling it together for you :)
GummiBear rated for Dangling Art on Mar 22, 2020
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Comment: Yayy.. thank you. I love ot.
Response: You're so very welcome ~ they were such fun to make!
Larina rated for **PBP …**Use Three Shapes”** on Mar 13, 2020
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Comment: I love how you created this card. Its beautiful! Thanks so much!
Response: So glad you liked it! and you're very welcome :)
DreamCloud rated for BS&S: Ostara Note Card on Mar 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the very cute handmade note card. It makes me smile :)
Response: I'm glad ~ smiling is good :)
Adda rated for BS&S: Ostara Note Card on Mar 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card and warm wishes. Loved the extra ❤️
Response: you're so welcome!
WoodlandBanshee rated for CHWH ~ Dangling Heart on Mar 10, 2020
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Comment: I do hope there are more of these swaps in the future. What a beautiful dangling heart!
Response: thank you! so glad you liked it :)
MoniqueK rated for Cardboard Christmas Ornament Swap on Mar 9, 2020
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ariestess rated for Black Out Poetry #2 on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: What a gorgeous piece of blackout poetry! I think I'm going to put it in one of my journals. Just not sure which one yet. Thank you so much!
Response: It was so much fun to do! You are so very welcome :)
ariestess rated for Winter Haiku + Free Haiku on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: Such beautiful haiku! And I cannot wait to try the tea you sent along! Thank you so much!
Response: You're very welcome ~ enjoy!
Kalalinga rated for One Deco - January on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nature deco - it will be fun to decorate a page in. Thanks also for the ephemera. Enjoy the rest of March.
Response: Oh, so glad it made it! you're very welcome!
PrairieKittin rated for MSM: Kitchen Witchery #2 on Mar 8, 2020
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Comment: I can't wait to try the apple cake! And, I like the idea of putting cinnamon over the doors. I have some cast iron witches above the front and back doors, but I love the idea of also putting something above the art room door! Thank you so much for all the recipes!
Response: Enjoy! I love cinnamon, and you're so very welcome!
Glencovian rated for Dangling Birds on Mar 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: you're welcome!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing Woody Guthrie's poems with me! I loved them. I never knew that he wrote "This land is your land." You learn something new every day.
Response: so glad you liked them...
LuckyXIII rated for Dangling Birds on Mar 4, 2020
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Comment: The birdie is adorable and the extra papers sent are already giving me ideas. Great partner!
Response: So glad...
postmansdaughter rated for Paper Goddess for Imbolc on Mar 4, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the sweet Paper Goddess & little bird &for participating in my first time as a swap coordinator!
Response: Happy you like it! It was a fun swap - thanks ;)
PrettyAlice rated for Quick Deco Swap - Feb on Mar 3, 2020
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: you're very welcome!
cmalaina rated for And the Deco goes to..... on Mar 2, 2020
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Comment: Will pass along in the next around and it came out amazing how you did it and can't wait to add my page to it
Response: Glad you liked it!

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Comments

yvonne401 on Mar 19, 2020:

Hi Ruth!

Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring has sprung!

Here's to lots of warm and sunny days to come!

Stay safe, my friend!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 8, 2020:

Your welcome, Ruth!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 7, 2020:

Hi Ruth!

Daylight Savings Time!

Spring Forward!

Remember to move your clocks ahead one hour tonight at 2 AM!

Love and Blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Mar 1, 2020:

Hi Ruth! Thanks for your sweet message. I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

ChelseaStarleen on Feb 19, 2020:

Hi Ruth! I will be sending out your Paper Goddess for Imbolc by the end of the week. I have been having so much fun putting her together.

I was just taking a look at your page and your likes and saw you enjoy junk journals... feel free to join the swap I am hosting if you're interested.

It is my first time hosting and I am super excited. <3 Thanks for reading and have a blessed day!

yvonne401 on Feb 14, 2020:

Hi Ruth!

Wishing you a Valentine's day filled with love, happiness and chocolate.

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

—Mark Twain

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

yvonne401 on Feb 11, 2020:

Hi Ruth! You are very welcome for the hearts!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

nancylee on Feb 2, 2020:

Groundhog Day profile decorations

Staten Island Chuck and Phil say spring,

Malverne Mel and Holtsville Hal say winter

Those are the four closest to me - Happy Groundhog Day 2020!

yvonne401 on Feb 2, 2020:

Hi Ruth! Thanks for the Groundhog Day message! Yes, I'm wishing for an early spring! It is my favorite season.

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

catlingmex on Feb 2, 2020:

Happy Woodchuck Day!

A photo of some groundhog cupcakes I made to celebrate the day some years ago:

Groundhog Day Cupcakes

This sweet picture is from an article at National Geographic, 10 Facts You Didn´t Know About Groundhogs

NatGeo Groundhog Mama

Alas,February 2nd, one of my favorite holidays, has become my cross to bear. I love living in South Florida, but since no one here has a burning desire for spring, Groundhog Day is not a thing.

Florida Groundhog

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