Hello there, I'm Sal a shy, geeky, rather childish girl from the North east of England. I live with two flatmates- one furry (a rabbit), one not in a little Roman founded town by the river ^^.
I tend to daydream a lot and live in my own little world, I'm quite nervous but always open to hearing from new people- I love to hear about other people's lives- no matter how humdrum you might think it is. I appreciate the small gentle things in life.
I graduated from university in Illustration and Design and this year I returned to University to study Library Management.. A bit of a change in career but I am hoping all my loose threads will come together one day & I'll be some sort of artist-librarian superhero ^-^ Wish me luck!
(If anything doesn't arrive, please contact me, I'm very happy to sort resends or alternatives out)
I cannot give the reasons, I only sing the tunes: The sadness of the seasons, The madness of the moons.
~I cannot give the reasons- Mervyn Peake
I love being in the great outdoors! cycling, super long walks, lieing in long grass, tree climbing, travelling, running about barefoot, beach combing and river paddling. I adore Autumn and Winter and look forwards to getting bundled up in scarves and jumpers.
Writing long letters on lovely stationery with a big cup of tea.
Art galleries and Museums (..especially creepy museums..)
Abandoned buildings and when plants take over.
Natural History illustration especially botanical illustrations. I also love children's book illustrations.
The beautiful irridescent sheen of oil on water (if that was a single colour it would be my favourite)- also green, silver, orange, purple and red.
Birds, bunnies, seals, mice (especially dormice), wolves, foxes and insects (yeah, I know really not everyone's cup of tea!)- in particular butterflies and moths.
Silly stories, please tell me one :3
Reading!! I have a big passion for books- I love Fantasy and Scifi novels predominantly but I also love textbooks (Ancient & Modern History, Science, Natural History) Art books, travel literature, Myths/Legends and graphic novels.
I love the Mori girl ethos and fashion style.. I don't really adhere to the dress but I have a gentle spirit and love to be immersed in nature.
Weird lifestyles, quirky little oddities!
I feel an affinity with Scandinavia and I have always wanted to travel there extensively- Japan, Germany and Mexico are also dream destinations.
The sea and the sky.
I get geeky over.. Dinosaurs, scifi, fantasy, toy collections, LEGO, horseshoe crabs, Manga & Anime, Steampunk, hats, kawaii goods- mamegoma//mameshiba//nyan nyan nyanko- dragons, The Moomins, video games, windmills, Studio Ghibli, flying contraptions, Final Fantasy and The Legend of Zelda.
Favourite characters :)
Lisa Simpson (so cool!), Peppermint Patty, Linus, Schroeder, Battle Angel Alita, Snufkin, Stinky (The Moomins), Little My, Princess Nausicaa, Miffy, Mamegoma, Lenore & Ragamuffin, Link (Anything Zelda really) Laguna Loire, Professor Layton, Chocobo, Cactuar & Moogle (especially the rabbityesque ones :3)
The Wind-up Bird Chronicles, Norweigan Wood, Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84 and After Dark by Haruki Murakami
Neverwhere, Coraline, American Gods, The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
Moominvalley in November, The Summer Book and The Winter Book by Tove Jansson
Of Mice & Men by John Steinbeck
What a Wonderful World and Solanin by Inio Asano
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
Stories of Ibis by Hiroshi Yamamoto
Saturn Apartments by Hisae Iwaoka
Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kishiro
Deathnote by Tsgumi Ohba
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas
Titus Groan, Gormenghast & Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake
British Insects by Michael Chinery
1984 by George Orwell
Metamorphoses by Franz Kafka
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
The Castle of Cagliostro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Tony Takitani, Amelie, Delicatessan, Micmacs, 5cm per Second, Velvet Goldmine, Eagle vs. Shark, Kermit: The Swamp Years, Andre, Ghost World, Of Mice and Men, Pan's Labyrinth, Nightmare Before Christmas, Labyrinth, Withnail and I, Casshern, Blade Runner, Metropolis,
AND.. The Moomins, Daria, Qi, any documentaries, Six Feet Under, Invader Zim, Have I Got News for You, Black Books, Flight of The Conchords, Monk, Doctor Who, Blackadder, The Simpsons, Twin Peaks, Red Dwarf, Whose Line is it Anyway, King of the Hill, Gormenghast BBC miniseries
Any Studio Ghibli, 5cm per Second, Battle Angel Alita, Deathnote, Mainichi Kaasan, Chobits, Advent Children, The Guyver, Haibane Renmei, Vampire Princess Miyu (original), Dominion Tank Police, Paranoia Agent, Last Exile, Lucky Star, Ghost in the Shell, Akira. Ooh I know I've missed loads off I just can't recall them all!!
I love anything banana, cinnamon, butterscotch or fruit flavoured. (except watermelon) Pocky and Mikado are always much appreciated as are Riesen, strawberry chocolate,boiled sweets and nutty sweets. I like milk and dark chocolates. Especially love pistachio and macadamia nuts. mmmm macamadamia nuts
Although I love Riesen I'm not a hard toffee fan in general. Nor am I a white chocolate fan :P OH! I totally forgot, I'm not a fan of Hershey's chocs.. well not loads of it, Hershey's kisses are nice ^^ I don't eat gelatine so no thanks to jelly sweets :3
Drawing, painting in inks & watercolours, fineliner sketches, origami, card making, doodling xD and I'm trying to teach myself to crochet!
Tove Jansson, Yoshitaka Amano, Gustav Klimt, The Glasgow Four, Arthur Rackham, Alphonse Mucha, William Waterhouse, Carl Larsson, Beatrix Potter, Egon Schiele,Christopher Morley, Shaun Tan, Hayao Miyazaki, Inio Asano, Yukito Kishiro, Camilla D'Errico, Oliver Jeffers, Alexis Deacon,
My favourite painting is 'Isabella and the Pot of Basil' by William Holman Hunt
Nobuo Uematsu, Joe Hisaishi, The Ramones, The Smashing Pumpkins, Codeine, The Smiths, Morrissey, Nick Cave, Pixies, Bob Dylan,Simon & Garfunkel, Fleet Foxes, Rachel Zeffira, David Bowie, Echo & The Bunnymen, Pavement, Sigur Ros, The Doors, Travelling Wilburys, Hello Seahorse, E.S Posthumus, Wild Nothing, Swervedriver, Slowdive.. Shoegaze, 80s & 90s alternative stuff.
Aha, I see I should really put these in too ^^ Well I'm allergic to coriander, pollen & pine nuts- they won't give me a really awful reaction, but just to let you's know :P Oh & heavily perfumed things too!
I don't like the smell of cigarette smoke on my items either =_=;..
Hee, so I thought a wish list was a bit cheeky- but after reading lists on other profiles I thought it could be quite fun..
I've been playing flute for under a year now, easy/moderate flute music would be nice.
Double sided origami paper or origami paper
I would love a Scandinavian pen friend with similar interests to me :)
Sugar packets from cafes (a weird and long standing collection ^^)
I am trying to collect all the Moomin novels in different covers and languages, it would be wonderful if anyone had one they'd like to trade.
Pretty address/letter labels
Japanese or Scandinavian souveiners
Insect related items :D
Mexican Day of the Dead things :) or Halloween stuff
Postcards- any type
Cute socks (long ones or toe socks are best!)
Things to do with wings!
Anything to do with Neil Gaiman's Sandman
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