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Date Joined: February 25, 2017
Last Online: June 2, 2018
Birthday: December 25
Country: United States
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About Me

ABOUT ME I am in my mid 50's, living in my native Slick City (SLC, Utah)...back in they day I homeschooled but now everyone is grown up and starting families themselves. I currently live with two cats, mine and my fella's. And I live with my fella :) Not my first husband...or my second. hahahaha!

but I do love living near the mountains. I try to get up there every summer for a good walk around. Hiking and walking are favorite activities of mine, along with zentangle, reading, writing, piano, movies...

Favorite Music

classic 70's rock. I graduated in 79 so...yeah. Grew up on it. I also love classical music of all kinds. Orchestral music, blues. Gov't Mule, SRV, Mumford and Sons, etc. My favorite composer is Tchaikowsky, but Debussey is absolutely wonderful too.

U2 is a recent new love. I never really listened to them when they were at their peak, but have been enjoying them in the past 10 years a LOT.

If it's good music, I like it no matter the genre. If I can dance to it, I love it even better.

Favorite Books

By far my very favorite book is The Hobbit with Tolkien's LOTR close behind. I was a Tolkien geek, writing fan fiction, before that was a "thing" ... Middle Earth is my favorite destination spot.

...other books that I read and read again are Silverlock, Jane Eyre, James Herriot (when I want something easy and sweet), CS Lewis's fiction. Non fiction topics are very far ranging. Current interests are quantum science, art, natural history, languages, poetry. I generally check out whatever looks good, from the library.

Recently I decided to read a poem a day for 30 days...and I've never stopped that! Poetry now makes up part of every day.

Favorite Movies

My favorite movie is the best movie ever made:

*The Princess Bride. *

I also love pretty much anything by Hiyao Miyasaki, but Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away top that list. But all of his are good, bar none. Babette's Feast, About a Boy, a Knight's Tale. Pixar have created some wonderful movies that I enjoy. Every time I think "this is their best ever" until I see their newest one.

Zombieland is my favorite zombie movie. I thought Shaun of the Dead was clever, too

Invasion of the Body Snatchers scared me more than any movie I've ever watched, and I appreciate creepy-ish movies like The Ring or The Others. I do NOT watch slasher movies.

Favorite Crafts

I have never been much into crafts, mostly because you have to clean up afterwards...or more likely in my case, leave it all out to clutter things up. but zentangle changed all that. It is a hobby you can keep on your lap, with a pencil and a black pen, a tile, and possibly a flat to carry tiles, or a sketchbook. That's all you need, and you end up with SUCH cool looking little bits of art. It's the first crafty/arty thing that caught my attention. I practice and play in zentangle every day and love it.


I'm a vegetarian/vegan. Whole foods, plant based. Favorite dining out is Café Rio, and usually Chinese anywhere has at least one vegetarian offering. Vietnamese! Pho is a favorite, which I make at home quite often.

Favorite color is yellow, because it is sunshiney, friendly, and warm.

Second favorite color is pink, because I look REALLY good in pink. hahahaha. But all the jewel/winter tones are wonderful for me. And I love color all the way around, anyway.

I love chickens, and have a bit of a collection at home, various things of unique character (e.g. a cast iron trivet shaped like a chicken; a twig carved into a rooster; a chicken couch pillow) Chickens and books, my only collections.

Dark chocolate, 85% organic free trade. My favorite is called Alter Eco, and I also love Green &Black. This level of cacao IS a health food, and that's all there is to it. It is so rich, it takes me a few days to go thru a 3 oz bar.


ScaryBobbins rated for Reading Log - 3rd Quarter on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! Nice to hear from another Pratchett fan. :)
CayleighTheShell rated for Reading Log - 3rd Quarter on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Your zentangle is so pretty! Welcome to the awesomeness that was Ender's Game! I've read it quite a few times myself. Personally though, the other books in the series didn't really stand out as much to me.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your reading log! Thank you for keeping communication with me as well :)
Response: my pleasure. Sorry it got to you SO late!
Comment: Woah, beautiful ATC! I really love the washi tape extras (been thinking of buying more, ironically) and the extra zetangle. Thanks so much <3
Response: Glad you liked it. I thought those were some pretty patterns for the washi tapes.
kittytrolls rated for ATC: Cat Theme on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Sorry for the delay of rating.
mermaidery rated for ATC 2017# 29: Ocean -USA- on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: I love the ATC! Thank you so much.
Response: I'm glad you liked it...that one was a lot of fun to do.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard! Yours ended up looking so much nicer than mine :)
Response: glad you liked it :)
Ramya rated for Mystery Q&A - 50 on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the amazing letter! You write beautifully and I feel as though I know you! I love the zentangle and your description of its purpose and process. Loved the ATC blank too. Everything was so great. Happy Swapping!
Response: thank you! Wasn't it a fun swap. Good questions, too!
museofthemorning rated for Atc with a heart on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: I am in love with your ATC. Thank you! <3 <3 <3 And for the goodies!!
Response: thank you so much! I'm glad you like it.
mjhaertling rated for Pass & Paste--Late July 2017 on Aug 6, 2017
Comment: I will enjoy adding to the beautiful desert card & sending it home. Thanks for all the extras. The zentangle patterns are beautiful. I need to practice a lot to get to that level. I love the Vogue magazine PC. Hugs!
Response: glad you liked it!
user2148 rated for Bee ATC on Jul 23, 2017
Comment: Gorgeous ATC!! Love the card and bonus cut outs as well. Love the zentangles - want to join a swap but am too amateurish yet to feel comfortable. Your work is amazing!!
Response: so glad you liked them. I'm working on shading and highlighting. believe me, I started out very clumsy and rough. Zentangle has been good for my creativity
carol rated for Pass & Paste Early July 2017 on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: Love this! You do such beautiful zentangles! Thanks for the nice note and bookmark as well. I can always use another one of those!
Response: you're welcome...I thought a bookmark would be suitable considering our booklist swap hahahah!
carol rated for Reading Log 2017 - 2nd Quarter on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Wow! What a great collection of diverse and interesting books. I will be adding some of these to my list for sure. I have always wanted to read The Red Tent, but somehow never got around to it. I love poetry too, so I'll be exploring those as well. Thanks for the beautiful zentangled pieces too! I enjoy doing that, but I am not nearly as skilled as you are! Thanks again for the very detailed and interesting Reading Log!
Response: You will love it. The Red Tent absolutely took my breath away. A very well told story. Glad you liked the zentangle tiles. :) It's the best hobby I've ever taken up.
katzenjammy rated for Pass & Paste--Late June 2017 on Jun 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the card and the lovely bookmark, Heidi - I love Zentangling.
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Zentangle is my go to for calming creativity
Kalalinga rated for ATC 2017# 25: Leaves -USA- on Jun 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely leaves themed ATC. It's so cool to look at. Also like that twinchie - I may have to try making them. Appreciated all the info on how you did your design. Neat stuff!
Response: I'm glad you liked it...zentangle is always interesting to look at, I think
Comment: Hello Heidi, WOW! You did a beautiful job on the first space of this postcard. I love the design. I did a zentangle pattern on my postcard too but I did several. Maybe I will just try just one on your postcard. Barb sleepingrover2010
Response: that's one of my favorite patterns, it's very cool on a wonky grid. Buttercup. Fun stuff!
Miamorswife rated for Currently reading PC swap #3 on Jun 21, 2017
Response: :) thanks for the heart
museofthemorning rated for 5 for 5 ATC USA only on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC! It's going to go in my favorites section! <3 <3 <3
Response: aww how kind of you to say that. I loved that swap. I got so many cool ATC's for my new collection
annielou rated for 5 for 5 ATC USA only on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Heidi --- this is an incredible ATC!!! I love it! The colors and the details. I am very impressed!
Response: I'm glad you liked it. That was a favorite swap. :)
Momskii rated for Currently reading PC swap #3 on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: thanks loved the pc. I don't know if I will read any that you are, but you never know.
Response: you're welcome. It's always fun to have a book list so you have something to choose from at the library :)

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ladydy5 on Sep 9, 2017:

Would love to have you check out our group Artistically Inclined.

Minxy1964 on Jun 10, 2017:

Hiya. Just to say that your username absolutely cracked me up when I spotted it! Buns of steel is one of my favourite comments, hence the amusement xx

camelsamba on Apr 5, 2017:

left you a comment on the "lets zentangle a pocket letter" swap page but in case you don't see it: there's currently a bug plaguing swapbot and notifications of new swaps aren't being sent out. That's probably why you didn't hear about the swap until you got pynart's message.

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