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Rosa1

Rosa1
Date Joined: October 1, 2017
Last Online: September 16, 2019
Birthday: June 11
Country: United States

About Me

Update 8/8/19 ~ yesterday the large animal vet was here along with a friend with a bucket loader: I said "good-bye" to my companion dog, Ebony. She was so much more than just a pet & the silence in this house today is deafening. Just a horrible time...

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. 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! 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 :)

About Me

About Me

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Comment: It took me a bit to get the coffee out of my nose after I snorted it from reading that poen you sent. Hubby wondered what was going on... I think that turkey can be thankful as my hubby and I are vegetarians, lol! Thanks for such a fun swap!
Response: :) my favorite fall poem - the kids in my classroom loved to hear it read aloud!
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Comment: Ruth, these are simply adorable! Thank you for sending an extra one too...along with such a hefty stack of lovely extra bits (I'm just a kid at heart). I hope to partner with you in future swaps!
Response: you're so very welcome ~ enjoy!
GirlMomToTwo rated for One Deco - September on Sep 7, 2019
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Comment: thank yoU!!!!
Response: you're very welcome!
CatieCat388 rated for Halloween Christmas Ornament on Sep 4, 2019
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Comment: Adorable ornaments. Thank you so very much.
Response: you're very welcome! they were fun to make -:)
debbiespoms rated for Black Hat Society Soiree on Sep 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the incredible goodies you sent me ! I loved everything! I forgot to add something here. That I love the sound of the Candy corn cocktail & Incredible pumpkin bread recipes. Although I don't drink, I wanted it for my husband, as he does drink. Not much though. But he said he can't wait to try the cocktail. As he loves candy corns. I love to bake & can't wait to try the pumpkin bread. It's different what recipe I use. And, oh the tea, yum! Just tried it! And, also, great job done on the Skull! I crochet too and do tons of things!
Response: so glad you liked it ~ and that pumpkin bread is awesome :) Enjoy!
amathyst7 rated for Halloween themed 20 questions! on Aug 27, 2019
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Comment: I like your responses. My favorite is ->I am human that's monster enough for me.
Response: thanks ~ it was fun to fill out :)
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Comment: It's so awesome that you get to use your creativity. Finding swapbot has been an amazing feat to help me get out of my comfort level. It's also semi addicting lol. Have an amazing day!!
Response: and you also!!
institches rated for One Deco - August on Aug 20, 2019
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Comment: Nice subject. Thanks for the extra!
Response: you're very welcome!
SoCarla rated for Carla and Rosa private swap 1 on Aug 19, 2019
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Comment: I know this swap landed at a difficult time for you, thanks so much for the heart you put into it and I hope things get better for you soon.
Response: Thank you
Rithinking77 rated for Halloween themed 20 questions! on Aug 18, 2019
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Comment: I really appreciated reading your responses! I would love to see your cabin!
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Comment: Thanks! You’re the first person to actually give me some journaling supplies 😁
Response: Enjoy!
derakisu rated for Security Envelope ATC on Aug 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for both ATCs (and the extras). The two of them are so cute ! I can't pick a favourite. They got here so quick too. ❤️
Response: you're very welcome!
gothbarbie rated for July 2019 Journal Swap on Aug 8, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much! I love these!0
Response: you're very welcome!
ariestess rated for Summer Haiku + Free Haiku on Jul 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely haiku poems and the pendulum chart. I've never used a chart before, but have a new pendulum I got last year that I haven't used either, so maybe they'll work together.
Response: Oh, have fun ~ I love my pendulum (or even anything else when I don't have it with me!) I've used a washer on a string in a pinch!
chandlerguera rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2019 on Jul 24, 2019
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Comment: Belly dancing album -- excellent choice for a chunk! Thank you xo
Response: you're welcome!
ladydy5 rated for A I - A Favorite Artist on Jul 22, 2019
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Comment: You did a great job on both. I do love dogs ya know! Thanks Thomas Fedro is now on my short list of favorite artist, thanks for the intro.
Response: wow - that was quick! and you're very welcome!
kfaye rated for Christmas in July: Handmade Ornament on Jul 22, 2019
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Comment: thank you
Response: you're welcome
Mamasch rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2019 on Jul 21, 2019
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scrappermama rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2019 on Jul 18, 2019
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Comment: Fun!!! Belly dancing?! I've done zumba. Like you, not the best at it but girl, it sure was fun!! Thank you for sharing!! Best to you & yours!!
Response: you're very welcome ~ have a great summer!

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institches on Aug 21, 2019:

I abandoned your Art/Craft today. The thrift store I go to has a porch. I put it on a ledge on the porch when I went in. It was gone when I left.

Gwillisinc on Aug 11, 2019:

So sorry to read about your Ebony. My thoughts are with you.

institches on Jul 9, 2019:

Art/Craft Abandonment - I left one at the post office and the other one in the dr's office waiting room today

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!

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