jo-sephine
40 Castlemaine, Australia
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My self-summary
Meandering and creative.
I like...making things for people, stealing fruit down alleyways for jam, taking photos, archives, plants, sitting on stoops, camping, watching documentaries, playing records,swimming in rivers, staying in bed all day just to get to the end of the book...
What I’m doing with my life
Recently the urges to leave the urban scene got too strong and taking a leap of faith I have landed in the country. So far I'm a very happy new resident of the sweet old town of Castlemaine. I'm still a regular visitor to Melbourne as I make the commute to work 3 days a week and I like the balance between city and country my new life allows me ( I knew there was a reason I loved that Richard Scary book 'City Mouse, country mouse' as a child).
So here I find myself exploring old mining shafts and listening to bluegrass jam sessions at the local and it's pretty fine.
I’m really good at
Making homemade pasta on mass. Foraging, living frugally and sharing what is left over.
Balancing my affection between my two cats.
The first things people usually notice about me
A rather distinctive piece of jewellery I always wear.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I had a list here that was full of dudes (great dudes) so I've decide to list a few of the ladies I love for there creative outputs

Flannery O'conor for her succinct and beautiful writing

Karen Dalton for making music that can not be catergorised

Lena Dunham because the world needs more feisty young ladies in the realm of pop culture

and Patti Smith, of course.

Food, it's a life long journey. I'm constantly learning about all aspects of food; the ethics, the cooking, the nutritional attributes. The more I put all these factors together, the more fun and satisfaction I get.
The six things I could never do without
Visual stimulation
clay
My friends
My family
Books
Hugs
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What book to read next, I am a self diagnosed abibliophobe

Libraries. People and how they work and why they are and all the stories they hold

Clay

And presently what my future holds as I transition into a country girl and embrace the changes that has on my lifestyle and psyche
On a typical Friday night I am
Typical?
Hmmm, something involving food, friends, wine, board games, bands, in various combinations.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I went to see a bibliotherapist recently whilst in NY. I now have a 'prescription' book list to sooth my psyche
You should message me if
You're grounded in the good things in life, like to put your nose in books, enjoy the smells of nature, don't mind getting your hands dirty ( or at least a couple of these things).
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