Date Joined: March 11, 2012
Last Online: November 24, 2017
Birthday: June 15
Country: United States
I am a retired schoolteacher and I miss doing the fun arts and crafts with my students. I taught grades 2-6, and spent my last 8 years of teaching by looping, picking up my 4th graders and moving to 5th grade with all of them. I knew it was time to retire when the parents of some of my students were also former students of mine!
I am married to my recently retired husband, pray that we can be around each other 24/7 w/o hurting each other :). I have 2 children, a daughter and son, and 2 grandsons via my daughter.
My free time, of which I have a lot, is spent reading, crafting, traveling, walking around NYC and enjoying theater, both on and off Broadway, or driving out east to the end of Long Island. I run out of some free time around September when I start working on my Christmas ornaments for the year. I am now making up to 75 ornaments a year. I tried stopping this tradition about 5 years ago and everyone complained, so I'm still at it :)
I enjoy classical, smooth jazz, and relaxation music.
I love reading English mysteries, American mysteries, and suspense stories.
Foreign films, horror movies, and black and white movies are favorites.
My crafting favorites are many but I mostly enjoy photography, making cloth dolls and bags, jewelry, quilting, zentangling, making ATC's/notecards/bookmarks, circle journaling, and making journals with blank pages as opposed to lined pages (this way I don't have lines dictating where I place my artwork.)
My favorite colors are lime green, yellow, and earth tones.
I do not like faces or people on items, I lean more to landscapes, beach scenes, nature, and African/ ethnic motifs/scenes.