62Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I am quirky, mostly happy, and an outgoing introvert. I love to create and build things, mostly using metalwork, enameling and textile arts. I have a wide variety of competencies , and find other skillful folks exciting and inspiring to be around. I delight in the grey cool damp days of winter far more than the sunny warm summertime, (which is a good thing considering where I live)

(and just so you know, I am not interested in being involved with someone who is committed to organised religion of any denomination, I am a dyed in the wool old liberal hippie gal...)
What I’m doing with my life
our plucky heroine is handcrafting trinkets, toys, and treasures, while fixing up a tiny city cottage with hens in the backyard ~ up in the damp Northwest corner of the Left Coast.

I moved to the NW in the mid 80's to go back to school. I have a degree from Evergreen in enameling and aesthetics, which since I actually make enamel jewelry and regalia means that unlike many with liberal arts degrees, I am using what I learned. I have been somewhat active in the SCA for almost twenty years.
I’m really good at
the creative materialisation of objects from idea to reality is what I am best at (at least in the techniques that I have skill with) primarily metalwork, enameling, stitchery and textile arts, design, and random other artisanry...
The first things people usually notice about me
I am a short, curvy, middle aged woman, almost always busy with making things of one sort or another.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Not much of a movie/teevee person, but made an exception for Firefly/Serenity, and am quite fond of Miyazaki.

I read science fiction and how-to manuals with equal enjoyment. (started reading science fiction when I outgrew reading horse stories) I read incessantly and voraciously, and have since before they sent me to school. There are a number of books that permanently changed the inside of my head, these three are the first that come to mind...
A Pattern Language, and The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander; Don't Shoot The Dog by Karen Pryor
Six things I could never do without
honest clear communication
tools and the ability to use them
people dear to me
I spend a lot of time thinking about
gratitude, design, handwork projects, friends near and far, home repair and re-configuration, traveling...
On a typical Friday night I am
working in my home studio on one project or another
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have been recovering from cancer diagnosis and treatment in 2012, so my physical stamina is still coming back. There are no current signs of cancer, and odds are that I will live a long life and die of something entirely different
You should message me if
some of what you see here looks interesting...
The two of us