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Rosa1

Rosa1
Date Joined: October 1, 2017
Last Online: May 24, 2019
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.

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), 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 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

saturnsrings rated for amaZINE #11 - craft on May 22, 2019
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Comment: Thanks Ruth for the cute zine and lovely crochet ornament! I loved your little yarn illustrations :)
Response: you're welcome & thanks! ~ the pattern in the zine makes that heart :)
kaicee118 rated for CALG:: SEEDS.TEA.LETTER 2 on May 21, 2019
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THEpossum rated for Witch happymail pick 3 #2 on May 20, 2019
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Comment: I'm gonna start my own "dangly" line, what a great idea! (Also this recipe looks baller, it's not Litha but my housemate and I are gonna make these this weekend anyway to test it out!)
Response: Yay! Lots of people see my line and say they don't know why they only put one up for Christmas cards! Happy baking :)
GabySkye rated for Witch happymail pick 3 #2 on May 20, 2019
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Comment: Ruth, your package was so so special! Thank you so much! My favorite part was that beautiful star!!!! I will be hanging it up and sending you a picture of its new home as well. :) I cant wait to try baking those cookies! If I could give you 7 hearts, i would!
Response: I am so happy you liked it ~ enjoy!
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Comment: ThAnk you so much what a sweet blue bird you painted Love to display on my board!
Response: so glad you like it!
lizzmathwhiz rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2019 on May 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard ☺
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Comment: Hope the crumpets came out awesome! ^^
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2019 on May 16, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the 'chunk', neighbor. I generally like to bake from scratch but, in a pinch or a rush, Betty Crocker makes a pretty good cake.
Response: They do!
DixieDiane rated for recipe journal-usa on May 16, 2019
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Comment: I'm rating you a 5 because first line in swap description says USE a composition notebook but I really like the small booklet you made me and took the time to omit fish seafood and spicy food. Much appreciated. Thank you
Response: I asked the host and she said a handmade book was fine. Glad you like it
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Comment: Happy Swapping!
vontakk rated for Brighten My Week Notecard April #2 on May 12, 2019
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MissBrenda rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2019 on May 12, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the PC! I also only buy it on sale. I wonder how they get it to triple 0?? Is it possible??? or are they just fooling us? What a quandary. Have a great day and happy swapping.....
Response: you're welcome!
mags142 rated for Profile surprise on May 11, 2019
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Comment: Hello Ruth! Thank you for the note cards and coffee! Yummy
Response: you're welcome ~ enjoy!
SeleneW rated for One Deco - May on May 10, 2019
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Comment: I like the creative thought for this odd little deco. Thank you for sending it! Extra Love! OMGosh I just found the small fussy cut colored puppy you put in as extra ephemera! So sweet! Thank you! <3 <3 <3
Response: You're very welcome!!
gizmodust rated for Real photos - Spring edition! on May 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the photos. I would dearly love to have your "view" from my deck. Beautiful. Thank you also for the extras. I still print out real photos all the time. I'm into scrapbooking and such. Thanks again.
Response: you're very welcome!
LadyRed rated for Out of this world! #2- USA on May 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the calming tea, I always need it! LOL And I'll be sure to put the blank atc's to good use!! Yes its warm here, air running, high 80'2
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Comment: Thank Coco for the recipe!
Response: will do!
Ilovemybabies7 rated for WIYM: Me from A to Z on May 8, 2019
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dancingtiger rated for **PBP June ~ …**Books**…** on May 8, 2019
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Comment: lovely page-thank you Ruth x

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Comments

institches on May 11, 2019:

Art/Craft Abandonment Swap - I abandoned your pretty hearts today. One at Mama Vicky’s where we had breakfast and the other at the grocery store

nancylee on Apr 23, 2019:

March, And April, Earth Day Profile Swap

Helo, Yesterday was Earth Day in the states, I try and respect the planet, consume wisely and reuse and repurpose items. Every action matters <3, after all it's our home!

annim on Apr 21, 2019:

Hi! Apologies for the delay. I think the heatwave we've been having has made my brain all fuzzy!

Leen on Apr 21, 2019:

Thank you for Bunny hop! profile decorations

sfcorrespondence on Apr 20, 2019:

Bunnies hop! Profile decorations!

Hope you have a wonderful easter! xo

Micaela

bunnies bunnies bunnies

nancylee on Apr 20, 2019:

BONUS Bunnies!!! I'm not your partner -Bunny hop! profile decorations

FireBall96 on Apr 20, 2019:

Hello for the Bunny hop! Profile decorations swap.

I hope you have a great Easter and Happy holidays this weekend :) happy swapping!

zzaakkiiyyaa on Apr 14, 2019:

Hey:) AARI: Positive Comment

I love your profile. I love reading too and usually have a couple of books on the go at a time as well:) If you have any book recommendations, I'd love to hear them<3

jessnewson98 on Apr 12, 2019:

AARI: Positive Comment

Heya! I absolutely love your gorgeous profile, it feels homely (if that makes sense). Also, living in the woods sounds both like the start of a grand adventure and something perfectly majestic!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

x Jess

jessnewson98 on Mar 22, 2019:

March, And April, Earth Day Profile Swap

x Jess

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