Date Joined: May 4, 2017
Last Online: April 28, 2020
Birthday: June 13
Country: United States
"I believe that creativity is a force of enchantment--not entirely human in its origins." --Elizabeth Gilbert Big Magic
I am an artist. My mediums of choice are watercolor, and acrylic and pottery.
I think sharing art is the greatest way to pass time--aside from making it.
I am also an author. I have published 4 books of poetry. I'm not into the sappy yucky love stuff, just the guts and grit of life, bearing witness to nature and finding words where others might not have any. My favorite poets are Mary Oliver, Adrienne Rich and William Stafford.
I love Nature! I grew up on a small farm with a huge garden so I think I'm somewhat old fashioned in a way. I love ferns, lichens, moss, the deep greens of trees and plants. I love being at the edge of a stream (or anywhere near water) watching birds or bugs or whatever comes by. I freeze and can my food from the garden, I cook and bake. I recycle like crazy.
I got my M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences with a focus on Ecocriticism. If you know what that is, message me and let's write immediately.
MUSIC is the fluidity we need between languages. I love to listen to my Valley of the Clouds CD while I paint. Instrumentals soothe me.
I began piano at a young age and love all things jazz, classic or chorale. I also adore: P!NK, Adele, Pentatonix, Maroon 5 and Ed Sheeran. I'm also an 80's girl, so punk and butt-rock still find their way into my sound waves. Sometimes, I do play a song on repeat, OR dork out while "driver's seat dancing."
I love READING! I do not limit my interests in reading as I have found something to love in every genre (though I have not tried a graphic novel yet). Subject-wise, I have also loved novels about art, book shops, writing, readers, and even witches.
Judith Gebhard Smith
zetti art, urban sketches, whimsical art, vibrant art
books, bookshops, poetry, reading
chickens, farm life, old barns, goats, cows
sunflowers, orchids, magnolias, poppies
Calvin & Hobbes, Snoopy
Sealing wax and unusual seals
Yuppo paper, vellum
snowflakes and snowmen
Nature walks, Ginko and Oak leaves
coffee and unique coffee shops
Skippy John Jones (Children's Book Series)
Asian culture and cuisine
calligraphy, wild fonts
theater and opera
white string lights
botany, alchemy, architecture
purple, turquoise, orange, magenta, sage, salmon pink, periwinkle...
strawberries, blueberries, blackberries...
my cats (Lily & Piper)
my Chihuahua (Luna)
funky frames for art
PLEASE DO NOT send me anything with snakes, gore, kiddie stickers, teacher/reward themed items, loose confetti or glitter, dish towels, make up, sticky notes or memo/list pads, flowery fragrances, perfumed lotions or soaps -- I am allergic --, key chains, food, tea, or paper ripped from a spiral notebook--that drives me nuts.
Also NO political or religious propaganda, discriminatory language or oppressive images.
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