THIS IS ME..... About time I updated my profile. I am still unemployed after 18 1/2 at the same job. I have returned to school to get an associate degree in Medical Assisting. Quite a challenge to be back in school when you are older than the teachers. But it has been fun and hard work. I am about 6 weeks away from graduating and then have another semester before I can take my certification test. Currently doing my clinicals at a family practice office. Wow...what an eye opener. Lots of hard work and no pay!!! But I am learning so much that will be important when I actually get a paying job.
I have cut way back on my swaps and only do one or two at a time. No time any more. I will always send but sometimes I am a day or two late. I always keep in touch if I am late sending. I WILL SEND I DON'T FLAKE!!!
I have been crafting for 30 plus years and have tried just about everything. I started making raggedy dolls when my girls were little and haven't looked back. I really, really love to paint and that is what I have been doing for the majority of my craft years. I do oils and acrylic and have tried just about all types of painting. I have yet to try watercolors though.
So you can imagine how neat my house is . . .NOT!! I am a total mess at home. Well, not that I have a path through each room, but I have stuff everywhere. YEAH!!!! I finally have a room for my craft stuff. A room all my own. Now I just have to figure out how to get all my supplies in there.
I am currently waaaaaaaay into primitive folk art painting. That is my line of painted things that I sell at craft fairs throughout the year.. I will paint anything that dosen't move. I have painted table leaves, magnolia leaves, anything wood, gas cans, kerosene cans, spoons, cake savers, muffin tins, match tins, lunch boxes, suitcases, shelves, peg boards, silverware boxes, picnic baskets, glass jars, lanterns, clothing, buttons, shovels, hoes, trays, pots, plates and my husband if he sits still long enough. I have painted sheep on everything under the sun....
I have an etsy shop, but it is idle at the moment but you can see some of the things I sold last year FlemingFarmDesigns.etsy.com update: I have a few thing in my etsy store, more on the way. I am in the process of opening a new etsy store with recycled things. Just don't have enough inventory yet.
WHAT I LIKE
I guess it should be what I don't like, because I like just about everything colors blue red yellow purple
brooches, modern, vintage, fun, funky
dangle or wire earrings, can't wear posts
don't wear necklaces or bracelets
turquoise (the stone)
vintage linens. lace bits, fabric bits
old games pieces
old men(that's because my husband just stopped by to see what I'm doing on the computer)
going potty, see grandchildren above
cats, orange tabby
learning new things
figuring out how something is made by just looking at it, but never doing it
going new places
yard sales, have been to the 127 yard sale several times
meeting new people who enjoy the same things I do
tunes from the 60's 70's 80's
a quiet morning with just my coffee, my crafts and my cat getting cat hair in the paint and drinking the brush water
and did I mention thrift stores
GreenThumbGirl,oldest and Mom to three great kids--the grandkids were upset that I forgot to mention their "grandpets", Fiona, Oreo and Bob aka Bad Kitty.
simonJester,my baby girl and Mom to three strange cats,a Norwegian Forest cat (a tub of marshmallow), a paranoid Russian blue(afraid of his shadow) and a twitchy domestic(our pet name is psycho_itch) but very much loved.
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