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Rosa1

Rosa1
Date Joined: October 1, 2017
Last Online: August 7, 2020
Birthday: June 11
Country: United States

About Me

*********** April 15, 2020 ~ I'm writing this as I may have artwork going out late and I apologize for that but... I just got my phone and internet back about an hour ago. I got my power back last night, April 14th. I lost power around 9pm April 9th. I live 1/2 mile in the woods and there were (unknown to me until yesterday) trees and lines broken and tangled in three places along my driveway. All I could see was the section by the house. On the night of the 9th we got 18" - 2 feet heavy wet snow and that's what took all the trees down; apparently 1/3 of the state of Maine lost power. Since I am so rural to begin with, I am always one of the last to get it back :( I am old, tired, and exhausted! I will get everything I need to out as soon as possible, but right now I'm taking a few days to revel in hot showers and resting. thanks for your patience, Ruth ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

February 2020 ~ well it's a new year and I thought I'd re-write some of this profile, as it was beginning to sound a bit depressing... I had some losses and health issues but now it's time to haul up those big girl panties and move ahead! I still miss my Newfie girl Ebony, and someday I might bring another "giant" home, but we're doing okay for now. I'm still taking heart medication & probably will for life, but again, that's okay, the immediate fear has passed.

I am a retired/disabled elementary reading specialist 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 & a knucklehead rescue dog, Coco who is terrified of the cats. I like to read and bake, old movies are fun too! I like mysteries and novels ~ I also have a bunch of puzzle (sudoku, crossword etc.) books lying around. 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 cook, 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.

Collections: I love papers and save just about every different kind of paper I come across, up to and including maps, old book pages, brochures and even takeout menus that are unique in any way. I love ocean related themes (I lived for years on a cabin cruiser in the Hudson River in NY), poetry, and cats & dogs. I would be so happy to receive the Cryptoquip puzzle from your daily newspaper!! I love them and sudoku puzzles. I really don't want to do the entire alphabet of likes here, but I do love crayons (plain old Crayola or the like) they're one of my favorite art tools. I love flamingos and the smell of freshly cut grass or cedar. I love a good thunderstorm and rainy days do make me blue...

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 love tea almost as much as I love coffee & I enjoy a wide variety ~ love to try new blends too!

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!!

Also, I live in an extremely rural area 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 :)

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Ratings

ajmay rated for BS&S: Candle Magic on Jul 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the flip book and all the attention you gave this swap.
Response: It was fun to make ~ glad you like it!
DreamCloud rated for BS&S: August 2020 Tarot Reading on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the August tarot reading. I will let you know how the month turned out--keeping my fingers crossed for the prosperity! ❤️
Response: me too - for you! I am really liking these cards - do you have a set?
DreamCloud rated for BS&S: Lughnasadh 2020 BOS Page on Jul 29, 2020
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Comment: Ruth, I am once again the lucky recipient of one of your gorgeous BOS pages. I really love the artwork and the quotes and blessings that you selected. May you have a bountiful Lughnasadh! ❤️
Response: and to you also!
tcornell rated for Beginning of Summer Junk Journal on Jul 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your journal, and for hosting this fun swap too! It's fun to see everyone's personal style in creating these types of books.
Response: So glad you liked it! (I really do make "junk" journals - I don't have the funds to buy excess papers!) it arrived fast too!
xanthishome rated for 📚 Journal GIVEAWAY! on Jul 27, 2020
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Comment: I'm trying to do better with sending cards out lol
Jjean rated for 📚 Passion Planner GIVEAWAY! on Jul 27, 2020
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lovesreward rated for Make a Quote Note Card on Jul 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the note, tag and tea bag - I have been meaning to make some sun tea since it's certainly warm enough here at 100 degrees! I hop all is well with you, take care!
Response: you're very welcome!
Nevi2018 rated for Journal ideas and inspirations on Jul 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for such great Ideas
Response: you're welcome!
mandigutterrose rated for BS&S: Quote Challenge #1 on Jul 10, 2020
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Comment: I am constantly reminding my family that if they don't believe in magic, they will never find it. We can be a bunch of Debbie Downers sometimes and it's important to remember the magic in the good things.
Response: Yes!
DreamCloud rated for BS&S: Quote Challenge #1 on Jul 9, 2020
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Comment: 🍄 Thank you for posting the wonderful quotes, Ruth!
mammaNilangi rated for GROUP: Witchy Happy Mail on Jul 8, 2020
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Comment: Loved the little flip book you made and the goodies also, thank you 💜💜
Response: you're very welcome!
mammaNilangi rated for GROUP: Magickal Tea on Jul 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much and I love the tea 💖
Response: you're very welcome!
suepier rated for C19S Post cards on Jul 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and sharing your word of the day with me.
basykes rated for Journal ideas and inspirations on Jul 6, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the good ideas!
Response: you're welcome - have fun!
cloudjun rated for 10 Year Celebration! on Jul 6, 2020
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Pikapika rated for Haiku For You on Jul 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Haiku!!
Response: you're welcome!
arimails rated for Haiku For You on Jul 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely haiku :)
Response: you're welcome!
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Comment: Any day with animals is a day to celebrate- thank you for the fun!!
Response: it was fun!
Emilycatherine1989 rated for Spell Swap on Jul 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the spells and the tea! Funny we both picked birthday spells!
Response: I liked that! Don't know about you, but mine was in June ~ it was on my mind...
Emilycatherine1989 rated for Kitchen Witch Swap on Jul 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the recipes!

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Pikapika on Jul 4, 2020:

Animals celebrating 4th of July swap

Happy Independence Day!!!!Sorry I'm a bit late

nancylee on Jul 3, 2020:

Animals Celebrating 4th of July profile decoration

Animals Celebrating 4th of July profile decoration Thanks for joining these are bonus images- Happy 4th of July!

bluecrayons on Jul 2, 2020:

Animals Celebrating 4th of July profile decoration

yvonne401 on Jul 2, 2020:

Really cute, my sweet friend! Hope you have a wonderful July 4th weekend!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

AlfiahKhaier on Jun 30, 2020:

Haiku for you

Like the lightning

A magnificient force

Writing our life's story

bexthelibrarian on Jun 30, 2020:

Swap: Haiku for You

Bright starry clusters

Anatomy of the sky

I gaze up in awe


(Sorry the last comment didn't post with the correct line separation! Hope you are well!)

bexthelibrarian on Jun 30, 2020:

Swap: Haiku for You

Bright starry clusters Anatomy of the sky I gaze up in awe

sleepykitty on Jun 30, 2020:

Hello! :)

I hope I'm putting this digital swap -- "Haiku for you" -- in the right place on your profile. I'm brand new to this site. :)

Take care!!!

Carrie Jean


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