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Rosa1

Rosa1
Date Joined: October 1, 2017
Last Online: February 23, 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 also used to write, so I love journals, and junque journaling ~ and art journals are just an exptension 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!!

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Comment: Super cute packaging, so clever! I love it. I am waiting until xmas to open my stocking stuffers, looking forward to it. thank you so much <3
Response: Hope you enjoy!
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Comment: Hi Ruth! Got your fantastic Christmas present. No, I haven't opened it, and won't until Christmas.. the packaging alone deserves the heart! Love that you recycled a Frappucino cup <3 Thanks so much.. Can't wait until Christmas! It seems like forever away :-0
Response: Hah! I'm all about recycling! I hope you enjoy :)
travelgirlem rated for ATC #9: Month of February on Feb 17, 2018
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Comment: Love love love the ATC you made!!! Thank you so much for the beautiful song bird as well!
Response: read your profile :) you are welcome!
shellybuckmeier rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap #2 on Feb 15, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the cute handmade card and the beautiful crocheted heart!
Alishab rated for PICK LUCKY 7 JANUARY on Feb 9, 2018
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Comment: Thanks!
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tonat80 rated for Dreams Rolodex MemoryDex on Feb 4, 2018
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Comment: I love what you did here!! Hope to see you in more of these swaps! Thanks!
meenaRN rated for Friends MemoryDex Rolodex on Feb 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the card and goodies.
gojenn rated for Adult Coloring PC #63 USA on Feb 2, 2018
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MCGalaxy rated for Uplifting Article to Read on Jan 30, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful articles.
Response: you're welcome!
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Comment: My little one will love it thanks
Response: thank you ~ it was fun to do :)
laterdayze rated for Halloween ATC on Jan 24, 2018
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Comment: Hi Ruth, thank you for the cute Halloween ATC! :)
Response: you're welcome!
Kitty2cats rated for Valentines Bag Flip #7 on Jan 24, 2018
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Comment: Hi Ruth, Received your Valentine's Day flip bag. Thank you! I like the idea of re-using things you already have. I've been going through some paper scraps and different little things I've saved to make ephemera for my next swap. Love that crocheted heart. Wish I could do that! Thanks again, Holly
Response: so glad it was okay! all stuff I use in art collage & journals, atc's etc :)
kssunlover1947 rated for New Year New Dishcloth 2018!! on Jan 22, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great dishcloth.
Response: you're welcome :)
V3r0nica0911 rated for January Happy Mail on Jan 20, 2018
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Comment: Hi Ruth! Thank you so much for the card! I enjoyed reading it!
OliviaKayyli rated for I Need More Tea For Newbies on Jan 13, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the Tea and the cute recipe card! Where did u get those?
Response: you're welcome! the recipes were a boxed set that I was given as a gift & I know I will never make some of them, so I'm sharing...
Rosekoala02 rated for ATC-Used Xmas Card recycle on Jan 12, 2018
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Comment: good letter and information about Ruth! thanks for the letter and don't worry about the other thing! no sweat! :)
Response: Glad it arrived quick ~ was worried; been having issues with mail pick-up :) (I live far too rural to drive to the post office regularly...)
freespirit66 rated for Letter with a Whole30 Recipe on Jan 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for two recipes! Both sound delicious. I'm especially eager to try the turkey chili since we are entering another cold spell here in Minnesota (double digits below zero at night!). I agree with you re: eggs and challenges for finding things to eat for breakfast. That's one of the most difficult parts of the Whole30 for a lot of people. Good luck during the rest of the month with the Whole30!
Response: You too! enjoy :)

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