For the short attention, here's the basic summary:
If you have or want children, I am not the mate for you (but this does not mean we can't chat and be friends, friends are good to have), drug free, no smoking, no alcohol problems, cuddly and affectionate. Main addictions are tea, art and sushi. Want to know more? Ask or keep reading :P I will note in advanced that I can sometimes come off as forward or overly friendly, this is a habit trained from years of vending at shows, where saying hello or not could mean making or missing a sale or a new friend.
When it comes to expressing interest, I seem to have trouble (or just no clue) how to distinguish between what's expressing too much, and not expressing enough. If I'm interested, I like to show it, I'm affectionate and attentive, but can also be distracted with work, so yeah, you might have to be a little patient with me at times.
Childfree. Like kids just fine, like friends with kids just fine, even have a nephew (by blood) or more (friend's), don't want any kids.
I'm a freelance artistic engineer with my own business (Silverfox Massage & Crafts)
To say that it's a 'major part of my life' doesn't really come close to portraying how much my work means to me. It is an expression of myself, of the skills I have inherited, developed, learned and honed. It's an excellent focus for my active imagination and love of making and designing things.
I'm a cuddly affectionate type, but I also have times where I'm not so cuddly as well.
Oh, and apparently when I'm intently focused on something like a project, I look angry? people have said this, but I don't see it (granted I'm not working on reflective surfaces at the time.)
... I should mention my humor can be all natures from rampant to dry to sarcastic to the occasional inappropriate
I am Pagan by lifestyle and general practice, and greatly prefer to date someone of similar nature, though I'm starting to think that even just pagan-friendly will be good. I'm not a highly religious type, it's more like a basic part of my natural existence, and I realize that my path isn't necessarily the right path for anyone else.
I've got a pretty good grasp on what I want to do with my life, now I just have to build sustainability with it. I don't have an empire, but I've got some land plotted out and I've started building, metaphorically speaking)
Trying to grow my business and usually end up trying to help other artists as well.
Hanging out with friends, trying to make new friends, searching for more events to sell my wares and services at.
If we hang out, I will likely suggest (depending on weather) movies, food, tea/coffee, bike riding, archery... etc.
Hugs, from what I've been told. I like to give big hugs. I also rather like to give compliments.
I can't cook a buffet's spread of dishes, but what I do cook, I seem to do pretty well at.
I like making\repairing/re-purposing things.
Oh, and I love dusters. I have a black leather one that I wear fairly often. plenty of pockets, and I like when it moves in the wind. Since I have plenty of leather upcycled from old coats, I might try adding a hood to it some day.
Dresden Files (I love this series! ... until "Changes" came out... that was a total bullcrap flop.... however, "Ghost Story" and Jim has been picking up the slack since... Cold Days, and I'm a fan again.)
The Mercedies Thompson series by Patrica Briggs
Dragon Quartet series
Count of the Monte Cristo
The "Otherworld" series by Yasmine
^i cannot emphasize enough just how much I love this woman's work. I even went to her concert in 2014 & 2015 ^_^
Three Days Grace
My Chemical Romance
Brunuhville (small artist, google them, you won't regret it!)
And more that I can't recall right off hand
Kale has quickly become my best friend for salads and soups.
Sushi is quite delicious
Almonds are epic. Period.
More foods than that to list, but if you spend any time around me, you'll find them out quickly enough.
Actually, I'm trying to move towards a much healthier diet... so needless to say, I'd like for someone who is/does/wants to as well :p
-- which item to make next, or when/where is another event or store I can vend at :P
... one could also argue that I just don't know what to say here, so I quoted a manga.
~ You think we'll get along, and can appreciate each others senses of humor
~ You have questions regarding my work
~ You're artistic and like cooking, gardening, etc.
~ The idea of walks in the park, treks through the forest, moonlight night adventures, or even just sitting in cozy setting with a good drink (like tea :P ) sounds like fun.
~ you preferably have a job (freelance or W2, etc) and can drive.
~ you have some goals and dreams for your life, be they simple or extravagant, and you have the determination to pursue them.
~ you are not married and not looking for an "open" relationship.
~ you are child free and desire to remain so.
Note, that not ALL of the above are required, but are preferred :P