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Last Online: January 3, 2018
Birthday: March 14, 1958
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a 54 year old widow who is still trying to figure out who I am, now that I am alone. My husband and I had been married for 22 years, no kids, self employed artists. I have a couple of young cats who keep me on my toes. They are sisters, but couldn't be more different if they were chalk and cheese. Koosh-Koosh is my little sweetheart, and Melon, well let's just say she has a challenging personality and leave it at that. I live in my studio, it's pretty raw space, but it has great windows, high ceilings, and open floor plan. I love crafts of all sorts, scrapbooking, bookmaking, papercrafts, to that end I'm a packrat. I love to find new uses for old things. I'm an Aunt 12 times over, so they add alot to my life. I paint every day, though lately my work has been pretty dark. I might have to get a real job, but I don't know as what. I'm just learning to use the computer at my local Library, I've gone from "hopeless to pathetic " so it's slow, but I'm getting there. My favorite colors are jewel tones and earth tones. I'm not so into pastels, but I like them sometimes. It really depends on my mood at the time. The only color I just can't stand is the toxic-pea green I was forced to wear as a bridesmaid. That was an expensive dress too! I don't really collect anything in particular, though I seem to have quite a few things with turtles or lizards on them. I also like hawks, love to watch them soar. I seem to paint bears alot, I like thier shape, and they sell better than my lizard paintings. I'm all about comfort. I don't dress to impress, my furniture doesn't have to look good, it just has to be easy to clean and be comfy. I love antiques, but I don't want to be responsible for them. I like vintage stuff, my favorite flower is the pansy. I love making dotee dolls....it's become my latest obsession.

Favorite Music

I like all kinds of music, from opera to country, I love going to local open mike nights to hear new original music.

Favorite Movies

give me a feel good tear jerker

Favorite Television

I don't watch much tv, but I like the Ellen Degeneres show. I also try to catch survivor

Favorite Crafts

I like them all, I don't do well with yarn, but I think I've at least tried it all. I love to bead, embroider, and weave, but I need to let my 2 kittens grow up and get lazy before I get back to those pursuits.

Things I love

I love beads...all types and sizes. Alot of people don't care for seed beads...frown on pony beads...don't think that plastic beads are real beads at all, but I love them all. I seem to go through alot of amber colored beads, I can never have too many rocailles or pearls. I think I like the lampwork beads the best.

embroydery floss...any color

bits of ribbon, lace or trim of any sort

ephemera, especially vintage style things

clip art

handmade paper scraps

any type of rhinestone, buttons, game peices etc appropriate for altered art.

tea...especially black or herbal

gourmet cofee


cat related items

anything with a bear, hawk, lizard or turtle on it,

anything that is related to Native American culture.


esew123 rated for Spirit Doll/Goddess Doll Swap on Jun 29, 2013
Comment: Love my spirit doll. She is beautiful. Thank you so much.:-)
supacarol rated for "Hoop La" Swap on Jan 21, 2013
Comment: Love the hoop! The beaded heart is fabulous!! Thank you!
choke rated for alleycat & choke pvt trade on May 16, 2012
Comment: I can't wait to use these paints! I'm not normally into bright colors but I was intrigued by having a bunch of different colors. Thank you so much!
Response: glad they arrived, have fun!
Comment: Thank you, I love it. The extra's are great too.
unusualdancingfaerie rated for Faerie Journal on Jul 1, 2010
Comment: OMG <3<3<3<3 WOW i dont know what to say thank you and hearts just dont seem enough the effort and work you put in to the journal it is perfect just amazing thank you so much and the picture i dont think i could say thank you and how wonderful they are any where near enough. put it this way first thing i said to Hubbie was he has to give me a daughter now to pass it along to. thank you so so much <3<3<3<3
Response: I'm so glad that I got you for a partner....because I knew you'd appreciate my efforts....enjoy!
OliveAndMadi rated for Olive and alley on Jun 6, 2010
Comment: Love everything!!! Awesome package THANK YOU!!! :-) Ribbons are fabulous!
Garrent rated for Beach Babe/Dude Art Doll on Jun 5, 2010
Comment: Very cute, thanks for the doll and the adorable doll pin!
Tinker60 rated for Naked Lady ATC on Apr 15, 2010
Comment: Very nice. . . although I've always been myself, I was never like this ATC : )
Comment: I thoroughly enjoyed reading you letter. It sounds like you have an interesting life and I so agree with your life philosophy. Thanks so much for sending!
Comment: Thank you for the nice note. I admire you for your work ethic. Congrats on the interview, I hope they use the footage so you can see yourself. Have a wonderful day.
sherartcee rated for Quarterly Art Dolls- 2010- March on Mar 29, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the doll she was cute and really represents spring. love her.
BrandiLady rated for beads 4 a cat on Mar 28, 2010
Comment: absolutely loved the cat! thank you.
Response: I'm so glad you like it !
Tarabell150 rated for April Fools Button Fairy Swap on Mar 8, 2010
Comment: I love the button fairy! Very clever and creative and you are quite the painter! Thanks so much for the adorable button fairy :o)
Comment: Wow it was well worth the wait.It is so beautiful.Thanks so much and thanks for joining the swap!
Response: I'm so glad it got there and that you like it! Thanks so much for your patience.
Garrent rated for Fall Art Doll Swap on Dec 10, 2009
Comment: She's so gorgeous! She came on a really crappy day so she really cheered me up and is even more appreciated! Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad that you like her, she was made with love!
celticblue rated for Crow or Raven ATC on Nov 9, 2009
Comment: I'm so glad you didn't keep the crows...I love them. :-)
jadedmama rated for DC:Dirty Skanks on Nov 6, 2009
Comment: Skank-a-licious
puddy rated for Give Me a Hand...a Zentangle Hand on Oct 12, 2009
Comment: thank you for your hand, it is amazing
Katharines rated for Handmade Jewerly Swap 1 on Sep 2, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much for the pretty little bracelet. It fits perfectly too!
LMM rated for EDIT: "Design a..." Series: Elephant on Sep 1, 2009
Comment: Fabulous Elephants! I'll get the photos up with my own and let you know!

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crescendo on May 26, 2020:

Hey I just stopped by to say Hi, thank you for keeping us all entertained on FB, and I have fond memories of swapping with you and prayers lifted group. hugs to you, fellow human, from Sue.

CurlyTea on Mar 19, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

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RyeRye on Jul 2, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

RyeRye on Mar 21, 2016:

THANK YOU THAN YOU THANK YOU for this most creative starfish! OMG you are an incredible beader my friend. I just love and adore and will cherish it!

bjmonroe on Mar 14, 2016:

Wishing you a birthday as special as you are!

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