Date Joined: May 9, 2010
Last Online: April 29, 2011
Birthday: June 20
Country: United States
I am a creative soul who wishes I could make art all the time. I am a life long collector of buttons-they are like little pieces of art to me. I also collect fabric, beads and other flotsam that I pick up at Fleas, Garage and Estate sales. I quilt, collage, make jewelry from found objects and make cards. My favorite colors are Turquoise, Teal, Aqua....any green that has a shot of blue in it. I am a mental health therapist who currently works as a social worker for Adult Protective Services. I live in Omaha with my sweetheart of 24 years and our 3 miniature dachshunds aka tubular tripletts.
I'm a art/craft magazine and book junkie; most of the sommersets-life, stuffed, handbags, all of the jewelry ones.
Making jewelry from found objects, repurposing clothing to make scarves and handbags, using needle felting and needle punch to create jewelry. I also love collage, rug hooking, screen printing and creating clothes for my Blythe doll...I know, she's stranger than fiction....
I'm a child of the 50's and 60's so TV is enjoyable to me....my favorites; Damages, True Blood, Dexter, Criminal Minds...ok so I'm sounding rather dark...here's my other, non-evil twin side; Grey's Anatomy, Medium, Project Runway, The Closer, Big Love, Amazing Race, American Idol...
*Buttons *Old Paper: Ledger pages,Valentines,Trade Cards,Post Cards *Ribbon & Trim *Robots *Fabric scraps and yardage-vintage or new *Faux Bois *Scrapbook paper *Hedgehogs *Acorns *Oak leaves *Skulls *Designs-retro, art deco, kitsch, gothic, steampunk *Colors: turquoise, teal, seafoam, aqua...also contrasting colors: orange & pink, turquoise & red, black & pink, lime & turquoise, chocolate brown & aqua or pink *Wiener dog related stuff *Beads *Game Pieces *Rubber Stamps *Old stuff-I love to figure out how to transform it
Here goes-some of these are strange! Buttons *Robots *Rayguns *Wiener Dogs *Old Thermos *Snowbabies *Vintage Sewing stuff *China Lids from vintage containers-sugar bowls, etc. *Wire Grills from old table fans *Old photographs of people, especially b&w snapshots *Flickers-these are items, usually advertising, that change image when you tilt them to one side or the other....I usually buy old ones, but I do have some modern ones in my collection...as a kid, they were either found on kid's rings or advertising key chains-that's as high tech as we got in the 50's and 60's-they were like magic to us! And the collection list goes on & on....