Date Joined: March 15, 2010
Last Online: August 9, 2018
Birthday: March 17
Country: United States
I'm interested in a variety of artistic endeavors..enjoying the challenge of creating something to swap here at Swap-Bot. I love seeing how my partners create their art and hope they feel the same when they receive something I have created.
I currently live in North Carolina with my daughter and son-in-law, and Grace, the cat. We added to the family! Dogs...Jax and Sasha! Oops...another dog! Rocky came for a visit and stayed. I grew up in Southwest Ohio where I married and raised our family. The majority of my life I lived in rural areas. What's not to like about the country! Now I live on the outskirts of the capital with crazy traffic!
I have been creating 'stuff' for some time. I can't say that I think I'm an artist, but I do like to create with paper, cloth, yarn, glass, jewels, and anything else that I come across. I have the time to indulge myself. I enjoy figuring out how something was made then making one or more.
What am I up to today????
â€¢ 'Tangles'! Boxes, cards, ATC's, 3.5 squares, and anything else with an open surface. For the past several months I have created a tangled postcard for a local police officer. This was a challenge from my church to thank an officer for the courage they display doing their job. So...I decided if one was nice, I would continue encouraging them. Fun for me. Wonder what they are doing with their postcards?
â€¢ Stained glass! Pieces hangs in various places throughout the house. I also have created consignment pieces for others. Goal would be to sell the stained glass as there is just so much you can hang at home!
â€¢ ATC's! Love doing ATC's. Prior to joining Swap-Bot I hadn't created many of these mini works of art. Not sure if mine can be called 'works of art', but I have fun making them.
â€¢ Then there are.... post cards, water color, acrylic, pen and ink, needle work - crocheting, quilting (got to get back to this), paper folding, cards....well, you name it, I'll try it! But there are things I haven't tried. But I will! Someday.
I like to give of myself to people. I think that most people enjoy receiving something that you have taken the time to make. I hope you will too.
There is always time for a good book - romance...mystery...comedy! It's all there if we just open the book and turn the pages. Now I have a kindle! Just a flick of the finger and the page has turned. I have a list of books to read.
Television? Well, yes. That's what old people do. Watch television.
Again, here we go with the mysteries! Cops and Robbers are always a hit. I usually watch in the evenings. Busy the rest of the day doing fun stuff.
I like blues, black and white combinations, pinks.
Who doesn't like chocolate!!!
Photos outdoors - How many pictures do I have of the water, trees, flowers, old barns, animals, doorways, old buildings, and naturally the family. More then I want to count.
Nature at its finest. The winged and four footed creatures around us.
Everytime I buy a candle, it's vanilla...must like that smell!
Jeans and a t-shirt, spikey hair, and comfortable shoes. Might be an old lady, but want to be a funky old lady!
Sitting in my chair, reading a good book or watching television with Gracie, my cat, asleep on my lap. Jax, Sasha, and Rockie, the dogs, asking to go out.
Vacation with friends to interesting places.
Learning to do something new. Even if I can't do it well. But I know I will try again.
Spiders!!!!! Bugs!!!!! Crawlie things!!!!!
Not knowing how to fix things...car, dryer, roof, broken window...all those things my husband took care of.
Loss of loved ones, but knowing that this is all part of life. But I still don't have to like it!
Update 2018...things change in stores and this is what has happened at GoingLocal. I was told that they would be redesigning the store and I was requested to remove my items Spring 2018. Since I wasn't selling...I wasn't surprised. When the store was in Raleigh I sold a variety of items and earned enough to pay rent. Then the business moved to Wilmington and sales were reduced. Now I have a variety of items boxed waiting to see where they will go next. Maybe they will be used as gifts and donations.
Since September 2014 I have been placing handmade items into a local store. Going Local NC only has handmade items from North Carolina artisans. I have rental space where I sell various items; hand stitched journals, albums - hand stitches and hard covered, tangles - mandalas and cards, handmade envies with note card - from scrapbook paper and old dictionary pages, and stained glass - abstract mirrors, birds and ladies, butterflies, stars, and I'm working on cat boxes.
I have been pleasantly surprised with the sale of various items. Mostly my hope is to "made rent" which I am doing. No...I am not making a fortune, but I'm keeping busy doing things I love to do...and if I sell something...that's even better.
Going Local NC is on fb if you wish to check it out.
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