strathspey
27 Brooklyn, NY
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My self-summary
I'm an illustrator, violinist, and weird art history trivia enthusiast.

At SPX for the weekend - say hi if you spot me! I live in NYC; location swapped temporarily for the con.

I love walking and hiking, and I've been spending as much time as I can in parks now that the weather's nice. On the weekends I throw brunch parties with some of my artist friends and we hang out and draw together.

I like to read archaeological journals, play board/card games or co-op video games, and collect tintypes.

INTJ, for those into Meyer-Briggs.
What I’m doing with my life
Just got back from six weeks in Ireland playing music and working on an archaeological dig.

I work as a freelance illustrator and comic artist while spending most of my free time playing fiddle around the city.

When I need to unwind, I quilt. I'm currently making a quilt for my grandparents with fabrics to represent all the places they've lived over the years.
I’m really good at
I've been playing violin for about twenty years now so I like to think I'm decent. I mainly play Irish folk music at jam sessions in pubs.

A friend who spent last Thanksgiving with me now calls me "the kitchen wizard." I make a wicked butternut squash risotto.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm more outspoken than they expected.

Also, my lipstick is really bright.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've been reading a lot of China Mieville lately and early-1900s New York history. I'm also very into graphic novels - think Blacksad, The Arrival, and anything by Kerascoet.

Good media: The Prestige, Amelie, Practical Magic, Let the Right One In, Arsenic and Old Lace, anything by Rian Johnson, Secret of Kells, Millenium Actress, Princess Mononoke, the X-Files. I'm really into hockey (though I'm not a Rangers fan - bonus points if you can guess my team).

My iPod is filled with traditional Irish folk music like Lúnasa, Dervish, and Chulrua.
The six things I could never do without
The internet, caffeine, music, my violin, a sketchbook, my weird cat who I adopted from the bodega down the street.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How, for a city filled with so many people, New York is actually a difficult place to meet strangers because we're all so tuned into our own little world. So many of us move here to fulfill a dream, which is fantastic, but then we become so focussed on that single goal that we forget to stop and just connect to other people and other experiences along the way.
On a typical Friday night I am
My big nights out tend to be Tuesday and Saturday for music events. Fridays tend to be quieter, often spent dancing along to music on Pandora, cooking dinner with one of my roommates, and inking comics.

I'm learning to (badly) play pool. Anyone want to go practice with me?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Someone had to tell me who the Beatles were about two years ago. I'd never heard of them and had no idea they were a band.

Also, I've never skated despite being a hockey fan.
You should message me if
You're an articulate, kind person who's passionate about something in their life and would like to go on a date.

Or alternately, you're looking for musician friends to play with, you're a fellow artist who wants to go gallery hopping with me, or you have a good book recommendation. I am interested in dating, but I'm open to befriending cool folks as well.
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