I am an academic librarian whose specialization is teaching about finding and creating quality information. I also do research in my field, and I am the co-creator of the metaliteracy framework. I've added a link to the blog if anyone would like to check it out. Metaliteracy is a key literacy for today's collaborative, online information environment.
I sew, quilt, and weave regularly. Occasionally, I spin and make bobbin lace. My newest obsession is creating and trading ATCs. I use watercolor and/or collage to create them. I am just starting to learn lettering so that my captions on paintings (I am learning this, too!) and wording on ATCs will look attractive.
ATCs (also other shapes, such as coins and hexies)
Die cuts (ones that would fit on an ATC)
Stencils (with small abstract designs good for ATC backgrounds)
Pretty napkins (esp. with smaller motifs than can be used on ATCs)
Art Nouveau and Art Deco
Autumn and winter landscapes/themes
(actually, most colors, but these are my favorites)
I used to read so much. Lately, not so much. I am so busy (too many hobbies, not to mention my job!) that there isn't time. And the pandemic has had negative effects on my ability to concentrate, I fear. But I do like crime/mysteries (not cozies, though) and historical fiction. I think my all-time favorite book is Helene Hanff's 84, Charing Cross Road, a wonderful correspondence between her and a bookseller in a store on Charing Cross Road in London (a street that sadly has few booksellers left anymore). The book was made into a movie, but I've not seen it. Tucked into my copy of the book are two letters that I received from the author after writing to express my admiration of her book.
I am commited to being an excellent swap partner. If something happens--you don't receive my mailing or there is a problem with it--please let me know and I'll make it right.
I don't have a die-cut machine, but am so tempted! If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be interested to hear if you have a favorite machine. I am thinking of a manual one. I am not sure how much I'd use it, but I hate to know there is a tool out there that I don't have!
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