Welcome, come on in and sit down....I invite you to see what makes me tick creatively and things that make me happy! My motto for now, Turtle Power-go slow, look around, peace.
Edited and updated July 5,2017
About me in the visual sense.... I love anything vintage, the older the better for me, but all looks from the 1800's to the 1970's...(OR ANYTHING THAT IS ALTERED BY COMPUTER TO LOOK OLD)...angels, pinups, ....Day of the Dead, aboriginal designs, I have a wide variety of interests graphically.
Nature is really my passion. I really adore the following items, botanicals of all types, birds, stamps, dragonflies, bees, butterflies, nests, eggs, mushrooms, any nature themes!
"Campy" images like 50's, 40's, 30's humor, sexual content does not offend me. Betty Page, etc.
I appreciate and use fine art in my own and like to chop it up and use it in collages. Love the 30's 40's 50's & 60's presently
Colors of the world!! I gravitate alot to green & aqua when I create, but I really like ALL COLORS. I like to combine colors and right now I am fond of aqua & red combo. Oh, and love metallic finishes, too!
Funky skulls, all day of the dead images, calaveras, love all things Mexican art wise including Katrina dolls, yarn art and painted gourds and wooden objects.
I have started on a new journey of story writing. I find it be a wonderful creative outlet and I have always loved words.
I sing the blues. My band is presently on hiatus. We have no guitarist and since we are just jamming in the cellar that is ok for now.
KoKo Taylor, Shemekia Copeland link, Susan Tedeschi, Debbie Davies link, Janis Joplin, Clapton, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Stones, Doors, folk, Scottish, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ray Charles.... Muddy Waters, BB King, Howlin' Wolf, Aretha, and not the least of smooth style kd lang. Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler, Jimmy Buffett,all beachy music, reggae, oldies do-wop, Beatles We have a vinyl record collection of over two hundred albums in our "Pub in the cellar". Like most music excluding headbanger & opera.
Paper, paper paper.., altered anything, love to glue things on things!! As my adult niece says to me, "Go glue somethin' will ya!"
I really like doing collage the best. When I use various cut outs from magazines and make ridiculous new images from them, I am content!
Watercolor and acrylic painting, watercolor pencils too.
Sign making with flat driftwood from old boats, lobster pots, shells, beach debris... anything that catches my fancy. Of course beach glass, too.
Postcards, matchboxes, shrines, assemblage, altered envies are all things I love to create.
I love to write letters and get written notes on PCs. I would welcome any letter writers out there. Starting to make my own jewelry. I am very slow at it, but keep plugging away.
The following badges are compliments of Raven.
Photography - I like nature shots more that people shots. I also love to take pictures of doors. Doors are the portals of our lives, in and out we go in life and death.
Married, no kids by choice. Loving the DH 34yrs plus. He's amazing and I am blessed to have a wonderful man...Being a New Englander beach babe, I love to dance on the beach and proclaim it to be a beach party. (shades of Annette Funichello).
** I am not particularly sports minded excluding hydroplane racing since my nephew Captains the US-A TEAM.**.
Love thrillers (not horror) in the movies and books. Totally hooked on the Outlander books and tv show. I am now destashing many books that are just collecting dust. Indie movies are also a fav. I like movies that have intense emotions and often show the moral compass side of life.
House of Cards,Top Chef, Outlander, Power, Sugar Queen, home improvement type shows are mostly what I watch. Oh yeah, Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes are great, too.
I have a great appreciation for meeting so many wonderful people here.We have such a varied community and I have come to appreciate that the longer I am here.
I get irritated with people who aren't patient with others on swapbot for all kinds of reasons, but I stay out of the fray because I am here to make friends, make crafts, get ideas and swap stuff.
This is not a snarky place, so go snark somewhere else is my motto.
Church of the big blue sky type of spirituality for me. Prayer works in miraculous ways. Serenity is the goal, baby! My totems are the crow and the turtle. Open minded, but please don't try to convert me. I'm happy that you are happy.
Goddesses that are important to me are: Kuan Yin, Diana, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sarasvati, & Isis.
My mom was my craft mentor, clever Lil!
We camp on the beach in the spring, summer, & fall. We are fortunate to travel whenever we can. Mexico is magical. Punta Cana DR beach is my fav with those palms that go to the water... Costa Rica another visit??? I speak enough Spanish to get by and make an ass out of myself. Go to NC on a regular basis. Got to go on a bucket list trip to Scotland. WOW! I can't wait to go back!
I had the world's most affectionate cat, Smokey Boo Boo Lucky Cat. He went to kitty heaven 1/7/14. Best cat I ever had. We have inherited Mr. Marmalade. A loving old boy. Had to Marm down April 2017. Take videos of your pets. I am comforted by the ones that I have of him.
We recycle everything we can and we are down to one bag of trash a week. Love my garden, my stone walls, the woods across the street and birdwatching. I am a self proclaimed nature girl. I still love that dirty water, too. Boston was my home in the early part of my life.
UPDATE: I am not one for any prejudiced actions or comments. There is no need for perpetuating those sorts of things anywhere in my life. Art especially transcends all of that.
Disney blech, no likey! I don't care for the vampire look or bloody stuff but appreciate that is your art. Super cutesy isn't my preference either.
FLAKED BY @CraftyAnnie for Make Your Own Bubble Mailers. She is my friend, but I never got any package. I was the host on this swap, too. http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/72253
@lovestosew never send a WTA from Inspire Me group, I have since left that group.
When I join a swap, I look to see ratings of other participants and if there are a number of 3's, never mind the ones, I leave the swap.
I reuse packaging. Be good to mother earth!
Art & craft is always subjective, if I think you sent me your best work I always rate well! I can't say something isn't ART!
My rating (5.00) speaks for itself. I act like a responsible adult and expect the same from you. When I host, I use this disclaimer----I maintain the ability to question ratings and discuss them with you before assigning partners.
The fact is something created by you is great. Handmade is always appreciated.....any art you do, I will cherish.
I can always use letter sets.
mushroom My Fav nature pic, outside my front door.
My brother passed on 11/26/2009. Dedicating this section to him, my birdwatching mentor. Whenever I see a hawk, I think of you, Jack, watching from above. 2017 July a big hawk came through my yard this morning as I was eating breakfast on the deck. A big gift!
2017 April I have been watching the Cornell Univ. bird webcams. Osprey nests are very interesting to me. I monitor 2-3 nests within a mile from my home. 2017 Feb 24 snowdrops cover my neighbors front yard. A lot of geese have been flying in formation over or near my house.
2016 Fall- a very late fall this year, we still have some minor green leaves on low lying shrubs. Also, many yellow leaves still haven't fallen. I am blessed to have the time to take it all in.
I had blooms on window box plants up until Dec 7th.
2016 Spring - took some cool pics of the skunk cabbage emerging in a boggy area on my lunch break today.
Had an intense purple/red daybreak this morning. Love to hear all the birds singing their Spring songs. I could hear cardinals, mourning doves, chickadees, Carolina wrens, Phoebes, woodpeckers, robins and more this morning
"Aging is a kick in the crotchety." from It's Not Menopause... I'm Just Like This, Maxine's Guide to Aging Disgracefully
"Be careful ...the toe that you stepped on yesterday, may be connected to the ass you have to kiss today." Buddy Cianci, former Mayor of Providence RI incarcerated for fraud.
Where I like to keep ideas that either I want to do or have attempted. Sometimes the swap descriptions have the greatest links!
If you live in New England you should consider contacting @FarStarr for her classes. SHE IS AMAZING!
Lots of altering ideas link
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