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Rosa1

Rosa1
Date Joined: October 1, 2017
Last Online: November 13, 2019
Birthday: June 11
Country: United States

About Me

Update 9/16/19 I'm trying to get back into "arting" :) I've only recently lost someone, and my companion all within one week, plus I've gotten a scary heart diagnosis and was immediately placed on a blood thinner & beta blocker. So... I'm not getting any firewood in or preparing for winter ~ under doctors orders! (at least until we get my heart squared away) While it's been a difficult end to the summer, I'm trying to work at creating journals, so if anyone would like to do a private swap, I'm available! Not a lot I can physically do right now, so... Art it is!

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

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Ratings

mariewilliams810 rated for Tea Advent Calendar #1 on Nov 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: you're very welcome!
PrettyAlice rated for WC 12 Days of Yule Ornaments #6 on Nov 9, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much! I’ll open this in December.
Response: you're welcome ~ hope you like it :)
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Comment: Thanks Ruth!! Great pics-- cracking up about the Christmas card!! LOL love everything you sent! Thnks bunches! Only 11 months till we can break out the HALLOWEEN STUFF again! xx Gabi
Response: Glad you liked them ~ just pulled up the skelly today ~ snow tonight :( He truly did begin praying all by himself :)
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basykes rated for Swaps ~ 12 Days Of Christmas, Day 8 on Nov 5, 2019
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Comment: Received your envelope today. Looking forward to opening it!
Copperyn rated for Book Of Shadow Pages on Nov 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, Ruth! I love the covered bridge card and handmade star, and all the charms really brightened my day, I'm going to find places for them in my book now! The seeds will find a place in my forest garden, and I will put the card with the other couple of letters I owe replies to so I can be sure to write you back. Thank you so much for the wonderful swap <3
Response: you're so very welcome ~ it was a lot of fun putting it together, especially as I do mostly upcycle or recycle - I rarely buy card making or scrapbooking materials...
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Comment: Thank you for such a cute mini album! Extra thank you for the extras :D
Response: so glad you liked it! and you're welcome :)
hg08 rated for All things witches on Nov 2, 2019
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depress666d rated for Garage Sale/Thrift Store Finds on Nov 1, 2019
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Comment: I loved everything you sent!! Thank you so much!!
Response: you're very welcome!
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SweetSirenSarah22 rated for HALLOWEEN Funtastic Swap on Oct 28, 2019
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basykes rated for Swaps ~ 12 Days Of Christmas, Day 7 on Oct 28, 2019
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Comment: Thanks! Looking forward to opening it!
Response: you're welcome!
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Comment: I really love the idea of the gratitude pages! I'll surely implement it soon, i feel like I haven't been grateful lately, and I want to change that~ thanks!
Response: glad you found something useful! it was fun to write up :)
Moominbrooke rated for Sugar Skull Wall Art on Oct 28, 2019
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Comment: Thanks! :0)
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Comment: Thanks! :0)
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap! I really like your journal pages 😍
Response: Thanks ~ it was fun to write :)
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2019 on Oct 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸💌
Response: Welcome!
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Comment: Thank you for the Pumpkin Spice Biscotti card. I like Biscotti but Pumpkin is on my short list of things I don't eat.
Response: Oops!
Jjean rated for Journal Page - Thanksgiving - U.S. on Oct 25, 2019
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Comment: Loved your page, very nicely done. - Thank you -
Response: you're very welcome! Have a great holiday!
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Comment: Thank you! Robert Frost is also one of my favorite poets.
Response: You're welcome! "The way a crow shook down on me a dust of snow" = one of the most amazing string of words <3

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Comments

xthemasonsx on Nov 10, 2019:

I am your partner for the Christmas ornament swap. I am SO sorry for your losses. Pm me a picture of your baby. I could try to to draw her and put it one of the ornaments I make.much love to you💖🌸

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Sep 29, 2019:

yvonne401 on Sep 18, 2019:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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

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