I knit, crochet, paint and occasionally jumble everything together, usually with mixed results... I'm always wanting to try something new and and generally disappointed that there aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I'd like.
I live in a beautiful area of Southern California just north of Los Angeles. 20 minutes to the city - but look out my window at the National Forest.
Favorite colors: Turquoise. Orange. Indigo Blue.
Crochet - especially freeform crochet
Mixed Media - assemblage & collage
Paisley, and other Indian folk motifs
Silver, not Gold.
Stripes . Pattern mixing
Ikat, resist dying - any handcrafted printed process
Crafts from around the world.
Anything with lots of texture.
bits of ephemera from around the world
interesting & unusual papers - especially Italian/Florentine. or Japanese. or origami.
vintage images and photos
cancelled stamps - especially from other than the USA
anything Asian/Indian/Middle Eastern
text, fonts, words
Loteria cards/images and other game pieces
I've just started collecting postcards. I'm happy with whatever I receive although any of the following would be especially appreciated:
U.S. State Map PCs. I'm still missing: AR,CT,DE,ID,KS,ME,MD,MS,ND,NE,NV,NH,RI,SC,WA,WV, WY. Here's a map of my State Map cards http://craftingwithstyle.blogspot.com/2013/04/state-map-postcards.html
Architectural PCs: Museums, Churches, Schools, Government Buildings, etc. Either interior or exterior images.
Typical touristy PCs, preferably with the name of the city, state or country on it somewhere.
PCs of Original artwork. After years of collecting ATC's I'm moving up in size slightly & making postcards and am inspired by seeing what other people make.
PCs with images of artwork, i.e. the ones they sell in museum shops or that artist's make to advertise gallery shows.
PCs with Hotels/Motels/Motor Inns Either present day or quirky vintage
**:Blooper: Cards" (i.e. the one I received from the Atlantic City Boardwak
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