I'm 49, married, and have a 19-year old daughter and 17-year old son; plus our 19-year old nephew lives with us.
Things I do for my soul: * Send long chatty letters and other happy mail * Art journal * Keep a written journal * Draw * Collage * Watercolor and gouache * Cook and bake * Sew * Garden
I sketch, art journal, make mail art, keep a written journal, and I also paint with acrylics and watercolours. I'm trying my hand at illustration lately too. I have several favourite thrift shops where I pick up vintage papers and fabrics and all kinds of stuff that makes me happy and find their way into my work. My daily journal is a Seven Seas blank book filled with Tomoe River paper and I use a fountain pen as much as possible in it.
***Disclaimer: these may have been taken completely out of context. "You write like a serial killer." - April, 2015 "Your letter had just the right amount of cock." - August, 2015
The Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch
John Rain series by Barry Eisler
Nowhere Man series by Gregg Hurwitz
John Sandford - anything he writes
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
Also starting The Good Money Revolution by Derrick Kinney, based on a recommendation from Jon Acuff, another favourite
Other favourite authors include Neil Pasricha, Johann Hari, Katherine Ryan, Joy Ellis, David Sedaris, Harlan Coben, Bill Bryson, Glennon Doyle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Joshilyn Jackson, Jenny Lawson, Robert Galbraith, Sarah Knight, Gretchen Rubin, Max Berry... I could go on all day but that's a good handful of authors I watch for.
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