Date Joined: June 7, 2017
Last Online: September 20, 2017
Birthday: April 27
Country: United States
I share my home in North Carolina with my husband of 25 years, our dog, and sometimes our son and daughter. My daughter just graduated from college, and my son is almost done.
For many years I devoted myself to parenting and homeschooling my children. This time in my life is all about me. I am still trying to figure out what's next. I enjoy the extreme luxury of being able to stay home and craft all day.
I LOVE COLOR. A recent, very long search for a new (used) car brought us to a plain white mini van. The salesman, knowing my fear of driving, encouraged me by saying white cars are the safest because they are the easiest to see. My husband laughed and explained to the man that if I had a choice, my car would be the color of my shirt. :) It was bright pink. :) He was exaggerating. I would choose turquoise.
spring green, turquoise, pink, coral, creamy yellows, soft oranges
Geninne Zlatkis, Sehnaz Bac, Kaffe Fassett, Sally Mavor
I DON"T like movies that are creepy, extremely violent, or depressing. Other than that, I'm easily entertained. The Proposal, Dirty Dancing, The Princess Bride, the Bourne series, Goodwill Hunting, The Blind Side, Notting Hill.....
I am a reuse artist. I enjoy the thrift and creative challenge. It gives me great pleasure to make pretty things out of trash. I am a jack-of-many-trades, but master of none. Often I start with the materials, figure out a use for them, and then figure out how to prettify them.
I do a bit of sewing, quilting, embroidery, painting (well, coloring with paint pens), collage, card making, scrapboking, SMASH journaling, ATCs. and of course mail art.
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Handmade items are treasures for me. Even if the swap calls for store bought, I would prefer handmade always.
Found images and words for collage and smashing (from magazines, junk mail, paint ads, wrapping paper, etc.)
Embroidery floss (bright, unusual colors)
Wool felt scraps
As far as particular images go, I hesitate to say because I enjoy being surprised and getting a glimpse of your style and taste. In general, I like pretty, happy, colorful things.
A art therapy, ATCs
B buttons. birds, berries
C color, carousels, chandeliers, china, clouds, collage, county fairs
E elephants, embroidery
F felt, flowers, fabric, fairy tales, folk art
G gratitude, green
H handmade, hardwood floors
L lavender, letter writing
M mosaics, miniature things, mail art
O old buildings
P pizza, patterns, postcards
R rainbows, rainy days, re-purposing stuff
S sincerity, stained glass, smooth stones
T trees, tea, tolerance, thrift stores
V vine-ripe tomatoes
Y yard sales
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