ArtsyTallGrrl
56 Norfolk, VA
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My self-summary
If I had to pick one thing that defines me, it's my passion for the arts -- whether sculpted, danced, written, designed, acted, or any of a thousand other forms of expression. From klezmer to Korn, Rembrandt to Rothko, Metropolis to Memento, ballet to belly dance. Human creativity inspires and energizes me.

I'm a city girl. When someone of the manly persuasion invites me, I'll definitely go on walks, bicycle, or kayak, and have an awesome time. But if I’m doing the choosing, it’ll be theater, live music, festivals or galleries. “Sports” to me means dancing in bare feet in my living room, or snorkeling with Humuhumunukunukuapua’a in turquoise waters.

If you make me laugh out loud, I promise to return the favor. I'm no loner. If you startle at being touched, you'll be a nervous wreck by the end of our first date. I want to live in that yin/yang balance/tension that defines male/female. I like the man I'm with to be affectionate and demonstrative. Engaged. Not shy. Enjoying flirty, light communication when we're apart. I want him to meet me half way emotionally - we each give as much as we get (hopefully... a lot!)

As for the the entire catalog of desirable personality traits - kind, honest, generous - I don’t say this to be dismissive, but I'm taking those as a given for the decent people that you and I are.

Quick note, right up front, I fall for guys approximately my age. There's nothing wrong with a consensual June November romance, but it's not my thing.
What I’m doing with my life
I design jewelry guaranteed to start a conversation when worn.

My mermaid sculptures are a little manga and a little Tim Burton.

I'm loving the Dia de los Muertos trend - I make dolls that most people find more beautiful and celebratory, not as creepy as one might expect.
I’m really good at
Kissing it and making it better. Getting to the heart of the matter. Keeping my wits about me. Appreciating the authentic you.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm basing this list on comments from (too kind) strangers:
"Love your hair color!"
"You have a great smile!"
"I love your style!"
"You're so lucky you're tall."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books
I have a hard time settling down and reading. Instead of stacks of books, I enjoy films - documentaries these days. And I love NPR podcasts, especially "This American Life" and "Selected Shorts." Did you follow "Serial?"

Movies
I have lost count how many times I have seen Fight Club (but we can't talk about it). The Fall is the most visually stunning film I've ever seen. Cohen Bros or Gilliam (including Tideland, which NObody has seen.) The Talented Mr. Ripley had my heart pounding, Bladerunner, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Memento. Iron Man - there, I said it. Don't judge me. District 9, 9, Nine, and Nine and a Half Weeks. (Now I'm just kidding around.) Princess Bride and Nightmare Before Christmas.
Lots of documentaries these days: Through the Gift Shop, Pina, Jiro Dreams Sushi, Marwencol, Food Inc, Botany of Desire, My Kid Could Paint That, Page 1/Inside the NY Times.

Shows
I don't watch much TV. I have a big ol' flatscreen for movies, but no networks in my house. I rent cable series after my friends vet them for me. "Breaking Bad" has set the bar. Like, way high, bitch. Yo. "House of Cards" was delicious. "Peaky Blinders" was visually stunning and brimming over with 1919 testosterone. "Man in the High Castle:" Mind. Blown.

Music
First a disclaimer: it's a music preference, not a lifestyle. OK? Here goes: I love hard rock and Electronic Dance Music. There's nothing like Nu Metal when I have to psyche myself into cleaning the house. Do I have tattoos and ride a Harley? No.
Same thing's true for electronic dance music: Glitch Mob, Skryllix - very energizing. (If I refused to spell a Deadmau5 with a 5, would that make me less of a hipster... or *more?*) Then indie danceable stuff like Franz Ferdinand, Metric...
The six things I could never do without
Art galleries - they energize me.
A body in which to dance.
Goodwill: the emotion and the thrift store.
My navaho silver bracelet
Eyeglasses
#6, Ummmm, toilet paper? No, wait, I know... iPhone!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why in the wide wide world do so many people post photos of themselves sitting in the driver's seat of their cars?
On a typical Friday night I am
...at a movie.
I also love to dance. I want to take classes in swing dance so I can get my rock-a-billie on. Quieter nights, I might find myself at a performance. Later, it's nice to end the evening at one of those bars with a fire pit, and some artfully-crafted old tequila... neat, please.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'd like to wear high heels more often.
You should message me if
...your glass is half full and has a silver lining (and mixed metaphors don't bother you).

Don't message me if you live far away.
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