Date Joined: March 29, 2009
Last Online: March 3, 2011
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States
...Having lived in ALASKA for 12 years I am in love with the whole beautiful natural world. I am in the process of simplifying....what a journey. My philosophy is ....ALL of life is an adventure & is what YOU make it.....
Always up for a challenge ...something different-something new....I'll try anything once.
I'm easy going, love to laugh & easy to please.
I like to keep things simple-utilitarian style....simplify....simplify-basically meaning I don't like to keep alot of knick-knack...doo-dads & things that don't earn their keep in my life thru having a useful purpose
I reuse decent packaging to send out my swaps
I like all things natural & real...ocean, rocks, flora, fauna, wind, sun, rain, snow, tides, stars, the man on the moon, storms, winter...... & all the outdoor activities that go with them, snowshoeing, hiking, snorkeling, backpacking, wild crafting........
I like the macabre, the unusual, the creepy & the weird
FABRICS/FIBERS....Naturals-wool, linen, cotton, silk....
TOP FAV COLORS.....turquoise, sea green, aqua, lime, ocean blue, coral pink/orange, brown, black, robins egg blue
I LOVE black licorice, anything lime...color or flavored, dark chocolate, Thai food- any cuisine that is super spicy TEAS....all sorts Tazo Zen, Irish breakfast, Lotus...
VINTAGE....well used, forlorn, grungy, forgotten, faded, found items.....well you get the idea
METALS....I love metal-copper, brass, silver, iron, Luv it all!...watch parts, gears, tags, fittings, pipes, wire, etc.
I adore Palmer Cox's BrOwNieS, Ikea, ravens, long views, paperclips, numbers, gauges/dials, brown nail polish, my logger boots, Pendleton wool shirts, gears-pulleys-cogs & the like, Fish, Octopus, Jellyfish, polka dots & stripes, Andrew Goldsworthy, Day of the Dead, I find Frida Kahlo's strength & courage inspiring, Graffiti, Oscar Wilde's attitude, inspiring quotes
PAPER quality paper such as Bo Bunny, Basic Gray, MME, Seven Gypsies, Tim Holtz & such
I LOVE to blow bubbles! They are SO happy... how can you blow bubbles & not smile?! I carry a mini bottle of bubble solution in my handbag
CULTURES I'm always interested in learning about other countries...food, lifestyles, traditions, trends...you name it I'm into it!!
I'm not a warm fuzzy cutesy puppy-bunny-kitty kinda gal...not into Disney
I LOVE TO ART!! I enjoy a wide variety
*Mixed media Collage & Assemblage...bits & odd baubles-all sorts
*ATCs....I've started to make my own backgrounds-it's cool
*JEWELRY...trying to gather all the tools I need for cold connections (those teeny tiny screws are adorable!), any tips/supplies/tools appreciated! + I also solder + Trying out some steampunk which I'm totally Lovin'!
New to JOURNALING....which I'm LOVING...I get to doodle & play with my fav gel pens....I enjoy art in the style of Teesha Moore & Traci Bautista (among others) & would LOVE to take a class from them *sigh someday
*I love to SEW... branching out on quilts from trad to the artsy + I've started making WeiRd-O stuffies-hehe! + enjoy sewing on my little featherweight, quilts, aprons, vintage projects, I like taking the old & remaking it into something new & useful. I am starting to gravitate to solid color fabrics & straightforward patterns such as the Amish use, I want to play with color.
*I'm trying to knit...its going so-so
WoW a tough one. I like an eclectic mix! Irish, (I play fiddle), I like the high lonesome Appalachia sound, Tommy Peoples, Collective Soul, Scissor Sisters, Classical, Native American, New Grass Revival, Reggae, 90's grunge, Lenny Kravitz, jazz....not much I don't like...not of big fan of current "country" music, I do like some of the older stuff
Not a big fan of TV...don't have one & wonder if I did when would I find time to watch it?!
I mostly read raw source material, biographies, history, historical fiction, myths & legends-especially from other lands- I like to study & research whatever I'm currently interested in....which changes frequently haha!!
*METAL-Sheets & Wire in copper, brass, zinc, steel, silver, etc any gauge-no size too small
*HARDWARE...keys, escutcheons, odd small bits, chains
*MILAGROS....any & all especially body parts
*ART supplies & tools that you enjoy & find handy
*VINTAGE RIBBONS.....especially velvets, rayon seam binding/hem tapes
*STENCILS-brass...alpha & numeric-the kind slipped together for marking cargo boxes
*INTERNATIONAL....share your culture with me, something indigenous from your land...foreign newspaper or magazine pages, postcard, can/tin/package labels....whatever
*CAT EYE inks or chalks
*FABRIC good quality ....fat 1/4s or charms, pieces of unusual upholstery fabric... polka-dots, stripes, quirky & the like
*JEWELRY...vintage & odd bits
*Deep sea diver rubber stamp....this is a way older stamp.....I've only ever seen one & it wasn't for sale....bummer! I've been looking for one for years!
*NUMBERS......NUMBERS.....NUMBERS anything to do with columns / rows of numbers.....old tide books, computer printouts of nothing but beau-ti-ful numbers ephemera
*RHINESTONES & crystals small - med.
*MONKEYS- from the kids classic toy...Barrel of Monkeys
*PENS & gel markers to journal with
*MEDICAL & SCIENTIFIC oddities, images, ephemera