I am a retired software engineer who is energized by peaceful nature environments, but drained by noise, crowds and hubbub. I like growing plants in the garden. I like connecting with the Earth. I like art, crafts, exercise, graphic design and computers, and the combination of the four. I live with my awesome husband.
I have an immature sense of humor at times (ok, all the time!) and am not offended at all by foul language, explicit music, fart jokes or anything like that. I just laugh and laugh at those things, heh.
I am allergic to perfumes so please don't send anything perfumed or scented.
I like making dangly charms to hang off of bookmarks, purses, journals, zippers, etc. Anyplace that needs a dangle. I love making prayer flags to string for the garden. I love making handmade bookmarks. I like to laminate stuff. Not as crazy as I used to be with my laminator. Hmmm, I should resurrect that...
I am currently obsessed with making stickers with the Print and Cut feature of my Silhouette Cameo machine.
Some of my favorite artistic mediums to work in are watercolor, pen/ink/watercolor journaling, digital graphic design, and pretty much will dabble with any type of painting and drawing. I love the drawing instruction books by Claudia Nice.
I am having a lot of fun printing on paper and fabric with my Gelli Arts printing plate. I love to slap all of my crap into various art and junk journals.
I really love to learn new art/craft techniques of any kind, my mind grabs onto new things and it keeps me motivated to learn all the time (euphemism for short attention span).
I am a digital image and font hoarder.
My interests include (but are not limited to): organic gardening, nature journaling, boating, goats, nature, trees, birds, graphic design, art, computers, cats, learning craft projects of all kinds, animals, outdoors, hiking, decorating, landscaping, science, spirituality, the body/mind/spirit connection, fitness, nutrition, Spinning (indoor cycling, not wool:), learning about the history and origins of all religions of the world.
I love bright/saturated/vibrant/vivid colors.
A couple of my favorite color combos are blue and green, and also citrus colors combo of lime/lemon/orange
♥ Red poppies
♥ Those little solar powered creatures that wobble when you set them on a bright windowsill
♥ Winter Solstice/Yule, Summer Solstice
♥ lemons, limes, oranges (especially lemons)
♥ Sea Turtles (my sacred Totem animal)
♥ Toast with cute face
♥ Snails and garden slugs (cute ones, not actual slimy ones)
♥ Fabric scraps, prints or solids
♥ Goats. Goats. Did I mention LOVING Goats?
♥ Spiritual, yoga, mandalas, prayer flags, personal growth, inspirational things, goal setting
♥ The Sun, the moon
♥ Haiku written by you
♥ Hand carved stamps
♥ Dandelions (both the flowers and the seed head); Daisies
♥ anything Food with cute faces
♥ Long soft fuzzy socks to keep my feet warm in bed (and/or the ones with the grippy dots on the bottom since we have wooden floors)
♥ Old style Smokey the Bear
♥ Hand towels in citrus colors of lime, lemon or orange (or combo)
♥ Whirlygig/spinner/wind sock for my garden (dollar stores have these or would love handmade too)
♥ Any items/art/craft that you are passionate about creating by hand -- I love to see everyone's creative side come out.
♥ Just mentioning goats again
Orphan Black, Big Bang Theory, Glee, New Girl, Covert Affairs, PBS, Good Eats, Alias, Scrubs, Frasier, Seinfeld, Southpark, Jeopardy, Science shows, documentaries in general, Daily Show, Sherlock, Elementary, Downton Abbey, The Black List, Extant,Sense8, Stranger Things, Star Trek
Movies that I never get tired of watching:
You've Got Mail, Maid in Manhattan, Star Trek Insurrection, Star Trek Into Darkness, Chocolat, When Harry Met Sally, Legally Blonde, Bring It On, Groundhog Day, Zombie Land, Whip It, Juno, Big, Trading Places, Shawshank Redemption, Catch Me If You Can
↓ For tea I drink herbal and decaf, but nothing containing chamomile or hibiscus (allergy).
↓ Please, NO bath/body products or scented candles or incense I am highly sensitive to chemically perfumed items, even just smelling them gives me a migraine. (things scented with authentic essential oils are OK)
↓ I don't need any blank journals or blank note/memo pads or dollar bin caliber items. I don't need stationary, pens, or planner items. Especially, please, I beg of you, NO more page flags!! (lol)
↓ I don't use scrapbooking stuff.
↓ I am not into the altered/colorized vintage/victorian photographs of people, nor the Zetti style, nor steampunk. There is something about them that is just eery and disturbing to me. No children with wings, crowns or duncecaps. No cabbage rose/Victorian country style. I am not trying to criticize these styles if you love them, but they just are not my cup of tea and I cannot explain why they creep me out, they just do.
↓ No items that smell of cigarette smoke, or, especially don't try to cover it up with perfume (including scented dryer sheets -- triggers migraine -- sorry! I'd prefer to air out cigarette smoke than get a migraine!)
↓ No items that are the color "mauve" (I have a strange and passionate aversion to this color for whatever reason). The color "burgundy" or "wine" is a close runner up to disliking.
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