I am a teacher, an artist & a very creative individual who is not easily bored. I like to spend my (spare) time learning new skills, laughing at myself (or students & the interactions between), making things (including large batches of vegie soup), gardening, enjoying my own company, or hanging out with my eclectic bunch of friends.
What I’m doing with my life
I have recently progressed through the arts & creative writing, to Teachers College & have basically landed a dream job teaching Multi Materials Tech, which is incredibly fun & rewarding & challenging & an ultimate time sucking vortex...This basically means I have very little space for a social life at present, so even though I may have the best of intentions to keep up with replying to messages...realistically I'm a bit slack at it so please don't hold your breath :) I am also working on illustrating a kids book I wrote for my seven year old niece.
I’m really good at
I like... writing, drawing, photography, crochet, weaving (harakeke), sewing, painting, jewellery making, sculptural paper constructions, mosaics, floristry, & occasionally I paint the odd mural.
I also bake a good pie and make a killer omelette. ;)
The first things people usually notice about me
Well it was always--"Wow, you have amazing dreads!"
(I cut them off a year or two ago.)
I also get--"You always smell so nice." (bit strange, granted.)
But I think what strikes most people is my smile when I'm grinning like a batty idiot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books- The Prophet, Memory Wall, Jitterbug Perfume, Not Her Real Name, The Alchemist, The Hobbit, Where the Wild Things are, Dr Seuss, Giving up the Ghost...Art/Photography/Design books.
Movies- Mr Nobody, The Fountain, Big Fish, Water for Elephants, Amelie, La Vita E Belle, Black Cat White Cat, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Stranger than Fiction, The Other Guys...Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson etc...most things, indie/foreign except horror/thriller or realistic excessive violence really.
Shows- Breaking Bad, GOT, Girls, Orange is the New Black, True Blood, Mad Men, SouthPark, True Detective, Family Guy, Bobs Burgers, Penny Dreadful, Vikings, Sons of Anarchy, Carnival...
Music- Florence & the Machine, The XX, Avalanche City, The Lumineers, The Postal Service, Tom Waits, Thom York, Bob Dylan, Underscore Orchestra, Electric Wire Hustle, Tipper, People Under the Stairs, J5, Arrested Development, Fly My Pretties, DJ Shadow, Radio Head, The Cival Wars...
Food- Italian, Thai, Mexican, Turkish, Kiwi roast styles...I love good soups, salads, pizza, pies & pasta especially homemade. Big fan of growing my own vege & herbs (& flowers, edible & otherwise.)
The six things I could never do without
Lemon & ginger/peppermint tea
The people I love in my life
My camera/pen & paper/crochet hook & thread...etc, etc.
Ample amounts of spare time.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
So many different things--I'm a bit of a random tangent.
At present it's mostly how to improve my lesson plans, or other fun things I can create with the kids, or behaviour management strategies...
On a typical Friday night I am
At present I'm super over worked so I love nothing more than taking
off my shoes at the end of a gruelling week, sipping peppermint tea
& falling rapidly unconcious.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love to sleep diagonally in bed.
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