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msashtree

msashtree
Date Joined: August 11, 2019
Last Online: November 6, 2019

Country: United States
Instagram: ms.ash_tree

About Me

Hello all! I am a former avian field biologist turned office manager passionate about adventure and all things crafty. I have worked on research projects in Arizona, Colorado, and Oklahoma. Currently I am in Colorado and love to hike all over the country and beyond and use geocaching as a fun way to get me outside in places I wouldn't have gone to otherwise! I have currently done 7 of our 14ers and hope to do more. When I'm not at work, I'm usually out adventuring and exploring someplace new or reading and journaling.

I like to do or try everything at least once, which has led to some pretty strange experiences, but the world is so big that it seems like a shame not to know as much about it as you can!

I once drove a gondola on our Pueblo Riverwalk, and have also been a singing nun with my best friend at the Colorado Renaissance Festival. I looked at ecotoxicology in passerines along the Fountain Creek watershed, and tracked quail through a surprising amount of hills in the Oklahoma panhandle. I've reached the highest points in 6 U.S. states (as of 9.15.19) including Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. I've been to the San Diego Zoo and the Tampa Aquarium. I've volunteered at an equine horse rescue, a library run bookstore, and the local zoo. I've been a dance extra in indie music videos, performed in several musicals with local theatre companies including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cabaret, Once Upon a Mattress, Copacabana, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Guys and Dolls. I have been a backstage manager, assistant director, and spotlight operator. Currently I am working on different art techniques that I am using to create my first ATCs which I am very excited about, and the construction of historical garments (I've already got a pair of 1940s tap pants, my 17th century shift, a Regency dress I made out of a sheet, and a half-finished pair of 1890's combinations!).

If you have any ideas on new things that I can try, I'd be excited to learn about them!

Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking, sewing, knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, watercolor painting, bullet journaling, drawing, and doodling.

Favorite Books

The Scarlet Pimpernel, Dracula, Anne of Green Gables, The Truth-Teller's Tale, Harry Potter, Daddy Long Legs, Austenland, Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Woman in White, Ready Player One, Digital Fortress, anything written before 1900

Aesthetic

I currently describe my aesthetic as a vintage Ravenclaw librarian adventuress. Fashion history before 1960 is fascinating to me. Somehow, 80% of my wardrobe has become blue and grey and I love it. Suspenders, below-the-knee skirts, historical corsetry, waistcoats, jodhpurs, petticoats. But everything also needs to be functional, as you never know when you are going to be called away on an adventure and will need a sturdy shirt and pair of pants.

Artsy Likes and Dislikes

Likes: all washi tape or stickers, Art Nouveau, the Victorian and Edwardian eras, beautiful handwriting, collages, literature or library related material, history related items, vintage items, and I guess I'm going to start collecting postcards now :D

Dislikes (unless of course the swap is asking for these items): Most modern art, religion related material, politics related material, cartoonish items, gore, drug related references, bright pink.

Favorite Animals

Owls, blue jays, bluebirds, praying mantis, octopus, sloths, emus

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Comment: Thanks! Haha that's too funny that we got matched up when we're practically neighbors.
Catt007 rated for New to ATC on Oct 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC, it's very cute :)
Malliecat rated for New to ATC on Oct 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Calcifer atc I love it so muchπŸ₯°πŸ˜
Dinkyde rated for New to ATC on Oct 28, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the happy ATC.
ablev92 rated for Chitchat on Instagram ! on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: thank you for the comments and likes this was a fun little e exchange
kayos rated for Chitchat on Instagram ! on Oct 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely comments πŸ’•
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Comment: I loved learning more about your cats, thanks!!! :)
dcp0112 rated for Watercolor ATC on Oct 8, 2019
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Comment: Adorable ATC, love it. Have a fun and spooky Halloween!
monsbrick rated for Watercolor ATC on Oct 7, 2019
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Comment: This is super cute! Thx!!
Rockmask rated for Watercolor ATC on Oct 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for such a cute ATC! Lots of love from another Coloradan!πŸ–€
Response: You're very welcome! :D <3 <3
Jouaient rated for Postcard in French on Oct 5, 2019
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Comment: Merci! J'aime l'autumne et Halloween aussi!
Response: Merci! J'ai adorΓ© t'Γ©crire! <3
BlueberryLady rated for Happy Little Notcards #94 on Oct 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cute Kitten card and recipe. I haven't had Caramel Apple in years...I have Cousins over in Hotchkiss, Colorado.
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Comment: Hi Ashley -- thanks for the beautiful autumn card. (Still so SUMMER HOT here :( ) best, al
66adore rated for Postcard in French on Oct 1, 2019
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Comment: Very beautiful postcard of a painting of R.L. Shell (Rosemount Museum). I like it very much! Thank you, Ashley!
Response: Merci! Je suis heureuse que tu aimes ca!
pbcquiltlover rated for 24-Hour Single Stamp Trash on Sep 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for everything - this was a great swap!
Joeanniee rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #163 on Sep 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
BLUR rated for 24-Hour Single Stamp Trash on Sep 24, 2019
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Comment: Love the unique "scraps" - so happy to see it arrive today. Thank you! I will put them to use :)
wokeupmissing rated for 24-Hour Single Stamp Trash on Sep 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for participating in my swap. Look forward to adding those first attempts to my journal.
skinny52 rated for 24-Hour Single Stamp Trash on Sep 22, 2019
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Comment: Fun stuff, thanks!
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Comment: First off, beautiful stationery! Great job on getting your JERM done this week. Yes, it wasn't every day, but over half, and that is something to be proud of. What works for me is alarms and timers. I have alarms on my phone and use Google to set my timers. If I know I am not going to finish within the time limit, I put on my white board "Project Start" etc. Helps me get into that mind set. Good luck this week!
Response: Thank you! For this week I decided to set up a list of goals in my Bullet Journal (I don't normally do it because I find that I don't usually stick to it when I do it that way), and so far it seems to have helped! Perhaps I should get a white board! Seeing things in bold letters in plain sight might help! <3 good luck with your goals!!

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