Date Joined: June 15, 2017
Last Online: September 20, 2017
Birthday: January 12
Country: United States
I am a 34-year-old queer femme living in the rainy Pacific Northwest with my partner and our two dogs (Captain and Sailor). I'm a creator of all sorts (performance, costumes, baking, etc) and these days I far prefer quiet time at home working on a project to just about anything else.
By day, I work in HR for a large tech firm. I have a little spot next to my desk for art, which is currently quite bare...looking forward to filling it with ATCs, postcards, etc!
Knitting & sewing - I knit sweaters, socks, LOTS of lace, and am just learning brioche & mosaic. I have sewn burlesque costumes for many years, and lately have been sewing more clothing for myself - vintage styled dresses in particular.
Collage/papercraft - I do a lot with collage & watercolor, and sometimes lead community events involving creating multi-media art, so I maintain a fairly sizeable stash, including lots of thrifted/repurposed supplies.
Baking & cooking - I bake all sorts of things, and would love to receive your favorite recipes, particularly for gluten free treats and healthy vegetarian meals.
Gardening - I have space for lots of food & flowers in my yard; my favorite things to grow are berries and flowers for bouquets.
ATC blanks (particularly watercolor, but I can use any type)
Camping (I go all of the time in my restored vintage camper!)
Embellishments (rhinestones, anything glittery, washi tape, stickers...)
Journal prompts, jewelry (earrings of all sorts, short necklaces, cuff bracelets. I love thrifted/vintage/junk jewelry and findings)
Kawaii, Knitting - socks, lace, miniatures, sweaters...you name it!
Modern graphic design (bold geometry, icons, simple lines)
Nature images (especially forests, birds, flowers, and water)
Purple, Poetry (something you've written, a favorite of yours), interesting paper of all sorts
Queer things - not just rainbows! (think ACT UP, radical queer liberation, queer icons...if you're queer yourself I would love to hear something about your life & experience)
Recycled/reclaimed art supplies (I LOVE thrifting for supplies and making things from unexpected items)
Tarot cards (would love to receive interesting/simple spreads to try)
Vintage anything (particularly love the 40's)
Witchy stuff (crystals, candles, written spells, etc), Where the Wild Things Are, Washi tape/paper
Fiction: anything by Christopher Moore, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Barbara Kingsolver. I would love to read more by contemporary queer writers of color.
Non-fiction: I enjoy narrative historical non-fiction (I'm in the middle of Devil in the White City), anything by Malcom Gladwell, and I LOVE Brene Brown's work.
I have an eclectic taste in music but particularly love modern folk, female vocalists (Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, etc), 90's hip-hop, bluegrass and of COURSE the goddess herself, Dolly Parton!