I'm a warm, wide-open (perhaps less than I think I am) person and a perpetual optimist--often to my detriment. Very visually-oriented and a bit distractable, I'm one of those people who get captured by the play of shadow on a wall, intertwining vines crawling up a tree, etc. Unsurprisingly, I'm mainly an artist in the non-work world and my daughter seems to have picked up on that. She draws more than I ever did at that age. Ask me for a link to a web page of my art (mainly oils and pastels) if interested. I'm also very into music (playing and listening), sometimes play too many video games with my kids, and enjoy most outdoor activities (camping, canoeing/kayaking, biking, hiking, etc.). I also tend to have serial passionate hobbies where I immerse myself in a subject until I reach at least a level of competence.
I am artistic, eclectic, and loving
[6/10 addition] While I think that theoretically polyamory is an ideal for the sexes to interact, I think both evolutionary and environmental vestiges tend to get in the way. Humans seem to be on the cusp between monogamy and polysomethingorother and it tends to cause conflicts in every culture that I've been able to research. While I'm curious about poly aspects, I have no problem being monogamous (and likely prefer it--but then I've never been in a relationship with sufficient trust/security to explore the other much. In the long run, no matter what, I prefer "until death do us part." I have no interest in having serial/sequential partners.]
Note: I am not interested in a long-distance romantic relationship. I'm not sure what my distance barrier would be but 1000 miles was waaaaaaaay too far for a sustainable long-term relationship as I found out.
Note 2: I show as online much of the time because I rarely shut browser tabs and they're open either here or at work or both. Don't take it personally if I don't respond quickly.