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Rosa1

Rosa1
Date Joined: October 1, 2017
Last Online: November 16, 2018
Birthday: June 11
Country: United States

About Me

I am a retired/disabled elementary reading teacher ~ I love to draw, doodle, paint and craft.

I live alone in a log cabin in the woods with a couple of super cats and a Newfie :) I like to read and bake, old movies are fun too! I like mysteries and novels ~ I've pretty much grown out of romance. I own quite a few DVD's too, because there are so many movies I just don't mind watching again, and yes I do have the entire Harry Potter series ~ both book and DVD :)

I have RA, so when I am able and my hands are willing, I like to draw, crochet and try all sorts of crafts. Sometimes I even finish one :) Since I live alone, it seems my whole cabin is a craft room some days! I often have 3 or 4 partially read books lying around the place and art projects in various stages of completion ...

I usually have a few mysteries in progress as well as a fiction or two ~ I'm not a fan of pure romance but humorous/comedy romance is okay! I also like inspirational, The Shack for example. It's easier to say that I dislike gory horror - I have read Stephen King, but I like his older stuff, before he began swearing every other word... I do pretty much read everything from historical fiction, general fiction and fantasy to even some self-help :)

I also used to write, so I love journals, and junque journaling ~ and art journals are just an extension of that... I've only recently been trying my hand at creating/binding art/junk journals and while it hasn't always worked as planned, it's been fun. My biggest problem right now is storing and then finding the papers, ephemera, etc I've been collecting for these journals!

I recycle, upcycle and just try to re-use everything! I use a variety of papers, from junk mail to old maps and damaged books for art & crafts. This is because I am poor and also, I'd like to be far less wasteful. I think we're becoming too much of a disposable society and that saddens me. I have actually refrained from purchasing things in the grocery store because of too much packaging. Cardboard boxes I can re-use but when an item is packaged in a huge amount of plastic I often will pass it up!

The colors I use the most are warmer earthy tones. I know neon has a place, but I find it often too glaring. Otherwise I love all colors and am not too picky in that respect :) I will admit that last summer I looked at the clothesline one day and noticed I had 7 shirts/t-shirts all in different hues of red!

I respect art of all styles, but I am not fond of dark/goth gory images. I also am not overly fond of cute "safe" rainbow type images, but I understand others are and if that is their style then so be it! I feel the same way about religious art ~ it doesn't often speak to me, but if it's your passion, then go for it! I feel that we make art for ourselves & not to please another. We can tailor our style to gift to another person, but our style just is.

As for daily likes and dislikes, I'm pretty easy going usually. I love my coffee throughout the day, hot or iced! I drink way to much of it, and in the evenings I often switch to tea!

I guess if I had to choose a motto, it would be "live and let live."

One of my pet peeves are people who always complain they are bored. I have been too tired, just not willing to do something, or run out of time, but I have never ever been bored!!

Update 6/24/18 ~ since the initial writing of this profile, I have adopted another rescue, Coco - a more lovable knucklehead you've never met! He's been great for my older geriatric Newfie, he's been keeping her more active & our only issue, he and I, is his insistence that he take a dip and go for a swim every 5 minutes! Never had a dog who liked to swim so much :) He's keeping my floors and furniture damp ~ it's like living on a boat again!

Also = I live very rural and I won't mark "sent" unless I have posted an item. However, my mail carrier may or may not pick up & have the mail processed - depending on his schedule, so sometimes I realize the actual postmark may be a day off from my marking an item "sent." This is just life here :) By very rural I mean that I am right now dealing with a bear that is coming into my deck space and annoying my animals... This is besides dealing with the massive (car steering wheel size) snapping turtles crawling up from the lake to dig in my gardens and annoy the animals! Or the moose, fox, eagles and all the rest :)

About Me

About Me

Ratings

shellbee8 rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration-November on Nov 17, 2018
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Comment: I loved the extras and the can't wait to try these teas! I also Love the quotes!!
JazD rated for Fill My Stocking - November/December on Nov 16, 2018
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Comment: I will be opening on Christmas. Thank you for the star and I love the packaging you sent in. Wish I could give you a bunch of hearts for your creativity.
Poohtat rated for CS: Doggie Deco_Nov 2 on Nov 16, 2018
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Comment: Cuties, Thank you
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Comment: I love the eggs! Thank you so much :D
Response: You're very welcome!
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome ~ and again, sorry (hope the first one shows up sometime!)
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Comment: Hi Ruth Thank you IL open it on Christmas day Spicemom
Response: You're welcome (I've saved all mine too :) )
Ree87 rated for Hand Made Christmas Decoration (2) on Nov 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the crochet snowflakes and star! :) Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome!
laterdayze rated for Homemade Ornament Swap on Nov 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the snowflakes!
Response: You're welcome!
MsBellaDonna rated for Halloween Card Swap #8 on Nov 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome hand-made card! I love the clever use for an up-cycled envelope too! Hope you're staying warm on these chilly autumn nights! (When my daughter gets over here we're going to try the pop-up balloon!) :)
Response: you're welcome! I popped a balloon (just had to try it!) a few weeks ago when I bought them & it's still inflated!
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Comment: thank you
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Comment: Thank you for participating in the swap, I especially love the vintage haunted house with black cat....Happy Halloween.
Response: you're welcome!
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Comment: Adorable! Thank you!
monsbrick rated for Uniquely Me #8- Color! on Oct 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Ruth! Loved it all!
Response: you're welcome!
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Comment: Yeah the journal page came yesterday & I love it...love the quotes and the napkin Thank you so much for making this a fun swap.
Response: you're very welcome!
Kellpepper rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2018 on Oct 20, 2018
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Comment: I love the puppies! Thank you!
Response: you're welcome :)
dawnakaulen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2018 on Oct 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! I used to love Monopoly & Yahtzee :)
Response: you're welcome! I'm still lucky enough to have friends in my life who enjoy a dinner and game night :)
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Comment: Thank you so much for "All" the wrapped goodies!!! MY stocking basket is getting full and tempting me to misbehave and open before Christmas, Fingers crossed I can stay strong! ... l Love the snowflake ornament you made, Thank you for sharing your artwork with me!!! Merry Christmas!!!
Response: I hope you do enjoy... later! I took most of it from your profile, so... :) you are very welcome!
vontakk rated for Halloween Card Swap #5 on Oct 17, 2018
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Comment: Got it! Waiting to open it!! I know I'll love it!! Thank you!!! This was by far one of my favorites!! I just watched It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown today and it reminded me of that! Love it! Happy Halloween! Thank you!! πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ
Response: you're welcome!
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Comment: I'm sorry this rating is so late! I had this buried in a stack of mail. Thanks for your zine! I love your crochetted snowflake! We have a few interests in common.
DixieDiane rated for Halloween Card Swap #4 on Oct 16, 2018
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Comment: Thanks
Response: you're welcome!

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Comments

Dana78 on Nov 15, 2018:

Post on Profile - Christmas /Holiday Movie Hi Ruth. Nice to meet you. My favorite movie is "Beauty and the Beast" (2017)(Fantasy /Romance). In my childhood I had read the book and love the story. Have a wonderful day!

yvonne401 on Nov 13, 2018:

Hi Ruth! I sent you Hannukah, Nights 7 and 8 today. The tracking number is 9505 5153 9138 8317 1562 30. It was sent in a padded flat rate envelope which you can open and take out the large envelope. You can also open this envelope because there are separate envelopes inside.

Blessings,

Yvonne

Bhindblueeyes on Nov 9, 2018:

Hello!

This is: CS: Doggie Deco_Nov From me, @Bhindblueeyes :)

ME because it's Friday!!! ...

Also me because cake is my jam ...

ittybittykitty on Nov 1, 2018:

Happy Halloween! Vintage inspired Halloween Profile Deco

Gatzcat on Oct 29, 2018:

Happy Halloween to you! I hope it is Spooktacular!

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-CPG Halloween Profile Bling - Global-

nancylee on Oct 28, 2018:

Vintage inspired Halloween profile decoration

Happy Halloween!!!

Bhindblueeyes on Sep 10, 2018:

THANK YOU
Thank you for joining Canine Shrine! My Radin and I are pawsitively thrilled to have you! :)

Barks and woofs,
Radin & Amy

CurioussCass on Jul 31, 2018:

Travel Images

I dream of traveling to as many US National Parks as I can because they all seem beautiful! One park on the top of my list is Glacier National Park. The mountains and lakes and trails seem incredible.

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CoryGerard on Jul 28, 2018:

Swap:Travel Images For Profile My favorite trip ever was going to Niagra Falls. I didn’t have the ability to see the Canadian Side but I did go on an epic bridge over part of the water as well as a boat ride close to the falls. I want to go again someday. falls

katmandu on Jul 24, 2018:

Travel Images for Profile β€œswap”

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My dream trip is to go to Tahiti in French Polynesia, the beauty of the place amazes me and speaks to my soul! If I ever get there it will be for a 2 week small boat cruise. FUNNY STORY: In the 80’s I had a friend at work that used to always tell me he’d take me and all I had to do was book the tickets and he would pay for them. I had another friend that was a travel agent and had her print me up some tickets that looked real and when I presented them to him with the $6000 bill he almost fell out of his chair and never brought it up again! I laughed for days!

Katina 🏝🏝🏝

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