Date Joined: February 6, 2021
Last Online: August 3, 2021
Birthday: February 21, 1991
Hello friends! I'm here because I thought having some happy mail from other people around the world would be a great way to have some human interaction during a time where we have to stay seperated.
I live with my hubby and two toddlers in Canada along the shore of the Great Lakes. We're so close to the water I can hear the waves when our windows are open. I have a science degree in Biology. I work as a Naturalist leading nature walks and talks. I also perform data collection and other field work on the different species and ecosystems within the park I work at. I'm just getting back into the flow of things in regards to work after returning from mat leave, and trying to get use to the pandemic situation in that environment.
I love being outside. Hiking and biking through any green space makes me happy. I adore the lake and I am so incredibly grateful to live right beside it. During the summer I'm swimming in it constantly with friends and family. My favourite outdoor recreational activity is paddleboarding. I've been canoeing since I was a small child, and I'm a certified canoe instructor. Yoga is something I've enjoyed on and off for years. I love the natural world and being immersed in it. So anything nature or outdoor themed is a safe bet with me! 🌿
I've always enjoyed doing creative things. I'm new here, but looking forward to sharing crafty creations with others. I'm really excited about the idea of ATCs and swapping little mini masterpieces. I bound my current sketchbook myself, which was super fun. Recently I learned what junk journaling was, so my sketchbook now has a bit of that going on, not a full on junk journal, but lots of scraps, stickers, tags, and washi added into it.
When I paint I mainly do illustrations with watercolour, but I sketch too. When I want to do an illustration without having to wait for paint layers to dry I colour with alcohol based markers. Usually I draw things from nature, and people. I adore combining those two things to make ethereal being, like mermaids, fairies, or goddesses.
Nudity does not offend me, especially in art.
'My Neighbour Totoro' - I adore this movie, the music, the story, the animation, gorgeous! Let me tell you, man is it handy having a toddler friendly movie as my favourite. I can watch it over and over and never get tired. I'm a fan of other Studio Ghibli films as well. 'Tangled' and other Disney films/fairy tales.
'Avatar the Last Airbender' is an animated series that makes me happy. 'Fullmetal Alcamist' (the original and brotherhood) is my favourite anime. These series have a spectacular story with phenomenal characters and character development. Another anime with an epic story is 'Code Geass,' whoo that ending! Gettin' chills now just thinking about it. Highly recommend.
I consider myself a casual gamer, espicaly now since I'm a mother of small children with little time and I'm not very good, but a gamer nonetheless.
I have to talk about my love affair with Pokemon, the infatuation is decades old. I've been playing it since the very beginning and have played every single one of the mainstream games since. Pokemon doodles often make their way into my sketchbook. I'm also into the trading card game, my husband and I do that together. We're very much looking forward to when our sons can play it with us.
If a video game has beautiful art I'm drawn to it. 'Ori in the Blind Forest' is absolutely stunning. Same with 'Zelda Breath of the Wild,' the world is gorgeous. 'Final Fantasy' has spectacular character design.
A - adventure, art, animation, autumn, amphibians, astrology
B - biology, botany, beetles, bats, butterflies, birds, beaches, biking, bookbinding
C - cards, crafts, cactus, caterpillars, cicadas, canoeing, campfires, cottages, character design
D - daydreaming, dragonflies, dragons, dendrology
E - envelopes, evening, elves, ecology, entomology, evolution
F - forests, ferns, florals, fossils, fish, frogs, foxes, fireflies, fairies, fantasy
G - greenhouses, gemstones, geodes, glaciers, geology, Greek mythology
H - hiking, handmade, hummingbirds, herons, herpetology
I - illustration, insects, ichthyology
J - journeys, jellyfish, journals and journaling
K - kitsunes, kingfishers, kayaking
L - letters, lakes, leaves, lichens
M - mermaids, mountains, mushrooms, moon, moths, moss, meadows, meteorology
N - nature, newts, narwhals, northern lights, night
O - outdoors, octopus, owls, otters, oceans, ornithology
P - pinecones, plants, Polaroids, photos, paper, painting, paddleboardling, picnics, Pokemon
Q - quests, quiet
R - rivers, rain, reptiles, ravens, relaxing, reading
S - stickers, stationary, spring, snow, snakes, sharks, stingrays, salamanders, streams, snorkeling, surfing
T - trees, travel, tea, turtles, toads, tundra, Totoro
U - underwater, universe
V - vines, villages, video games
W - whales, winter, waves, waterfalls, woodpeckers, wildflowers, writing, washi
X - eXploring
Y - yoga, yarn
Z - zentangles, zines, zoos
Favourite colours - blues, greens, purples, soft pinks, pastels, earthy tones
Now that I've sent out a few swaps I'm making this disclaimer to say it's my full intention to send everything on time. So far I've sent all my swaps early, and I don't intend to change that method of doing things. I've been taking pictures of most swaps I send out, forgotten on occasion, I'm still new to this. As time goes on it's becoming clear to me the postal services are indeed very slow. Please contact me if something hasn't arrived, being new I'm very dedicated to keeping a good rating so I can continue to partake in swaps. I'm having so much fun and don't want the good times to end 😄
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