The facts of my life are pretty straight forward:
I am a textile artist. I like to keep my hands moving, sometimes drawing, sometimes sewing. And my shelves are full of wool, much of it I've dyed with natural dyes that I grew (or better yet, gathered) myself. My mind relaxes in the meditative rhythm of detailed work. Lately I've been making zines instead of textiles.
I am a mother to a 6 year old child. I live with my partner/baby papa, martince. We have a long history together.
The people I get to know tend to stick around, and I'm proud of that. Many of my relationships don't fit into normative categories. I believe each connection has a natural level- a portfolio of intimacies- as unique as a fingerprint. I enjoy the process of feeling for this natural level and adapting as it changes through time.
I am a forager and scavenger. Some of my best friends are plants. I'm at my best in the wilds.
I ride my bikes all over town, often with my daughter or some groceries added to the load.
I embroider old wool blankets. I can tell you just about anything you want to know about textiles.
I am making small inroads into herbalism. I like to make gentle medicines from plants
Judith Butler (Last winter I read the first 2/3rds of Undoing Gender about 3 times. I still don't think I have finished it.)
I keep coming back for more natural history, social theory, radical sci-fi, psychology, and fiction about western North America.
Non-Violent Communication, Mushrooms Demystified, and Cascade-Olympic Natural History are classic in my life.
Can we just talk about the rest in person?
I eat anything made with quality ingredients.
a healthy body
creative queer babes, which is pretty much all my favorite people
skin on skin
the dream I had last night
how to create the right balance of social time and alone time
the right combination of exertion and rest
what plant is that? and how am I going to look it up.
what clothes will perfectly capture my gender expression of the day?