I'm originally from a small town near Tahoe. I got my BA in Japanese and Dramatic Arts from UCSB way back in 2004, and I just finished my MFA in Web Design & New Media at AAU in San Francisco. Now that school is over, I am hoping to focus more on personal art projects, travel, and living it up. In the more long term, I want to get a group of artists together to go in on a shared work/studio space.
If you pay attention to Meyers-Briggs... I am an ENFP (Extroverted-iNtuitive-Feeling-Perceiving)
We're pretty rare and pretty awesome
I'm open-hearted and adventurous and I find joy in being alive and experiencing all of the beauty in the world. I am charged by social connections, learning, growth and rising up to meet challenges. At this moment of my life, I'm focusing on myself- growing as a person, developing my art, and thinking about the next step in my life. But I always hold space for a true connection with someone who will share my journey.
I'm an open book and completely honest. I don't believe in secrets and I don't hide my feelings. When I'm happy or upset, people see it on my face immediately. This makes social interactions a little more challenging sometimes.
I love contemporary art, especially graffiti, enjoy working with claymation, textiles, cooking, digital art, photography, music, and sharing inspiration with other creative types. I spend a lot of time in my studio and I'm running out of space on my walls. If I don't figure out how to market myself, I'll have to start packing stuff into storage and that makes me sad. I'm currently building an interactive iPad application for experimental music composition for my masters thesis project, but I'm having a hard time staying motivated on schoolwork. Most days, I'd rather be sewing, and there's no money in that, but I do it anyway.
I speak Japanese & Spanish, and dabble in a few other languages (Korean, Portuguese, ASL).
I'm a kick-ass cook. I especially like making Japanese & Korean food, although lately I'm all about Thai food. I sometimes go on pie-baking crazes, and always have more desserts left over than I can eat myself.
I am looking for a fellow journeyman to explore existence with. My ideal partner is someone who wants to experience the world with me, who wants to develop skills because he loves knowledge and learning, not because he wants to be rich. The kind of guy who will jump at the chance to explore tide pools and poke his finger into a sea anemone. My ideal partner enjoys challenges, wants to live abroad, learn new languages, is actively creative, and is as excited as I am to run and catch this train together.
Most importantly, my future love will never change his life to please me. He shares a similar joy in adventure and our paths will flow together side-by-side. I would never want anyone to change his path for me, and likewise, mine will not be diverted for him.