Hello! I'm a watercolor painter, fourth generation quilter, modern macrame jewelry designer maker, portrait artist, and writer. I love bright colors and bold prints, outer space, old faery lore, science and science fiction, documentaries, video games, reading, and keeping busy.
I'm disabled and have nothing but time on my hands, though sometimes there are band-aids as well because of the craft work I do. Much like my mother I can't really just sit and do nothing. Just watch TV? Ha! Nope, I'll have a quilt I'm working on sitting on my lap as I stitch away and watch TV or a movie. The need to feel productive is vitally important.
I grew up around quilters, my mother being the most important to me. Through her I learned the love of color, go bold or go home mentality in that regard, and have applied what she taught me to everything I do. I've been making modern macrame jewelry since I was nine (that's 20+ years of work right there), painting since high school (wow, I feel ancient now), and took up quilting in 2015. Seeing as I have a lot of time on my hands I dove right in. I've now successfully sold a variety of quilted items, ranging from hot pads to bed quilts, on my Etsy page.
My watercolor paintings are more abstract and somewhat surreal instead of realistic. I don't aim for realism at all. Instead I aim to make the real look like a dream or something out of a nightmare. Make you feel something as you look at the painting. Recently I've started getting my paintings printed on fabric, and intend to purchase some myself for a quilt. For now it's sold on Spoonflower. I do sell my paintings, the originals available on Etsy and prints/products available on RedBubble and Fine Art America.
As for my writing, that's tied in a lot with my gaming. I love writing fanfiction! Namely Dragon Age fanfiction. I do write original things, but fanfiction is so much fun and the foundation for the story is already there. It's far from easy, but it's incredibly enjoyable. I also write poetry, short stories, and someday I may write something for publishing. For now I write only because it's fun and to give my fingers a minor break from getting poked by quilting needles or getting rope burn from the cords I use in my jewelry work.
When I'm not keeping physically busy I'm usually somewhere comfortable reading a book, or in my living room playing video games. Getting lost in a different world is the best vacation on a small budget. Ah, and yes, I'm very much an introvert.
I'm do have an Instagram account, but nothing is posted there due to not having a mobile device. I have only a basic slider phone. I'm working on being more active on Twitter in order to bring more traffic to my Etsy shop.