I recently joined Artfire's BlogFire guild, and for the guild's first carnival we're expected to do an introduction.
Well, everybody likes talking about themselves, and I am no exception.
30something (the something indicates the back half of the 30s, doesn't it)
one son, scarily near 16
live in rural Tennessee
I have a restlessly creative spirit. I love poetry and reading, but I like nonfiction, fantasy and science fiction (but it must be well written, I can't stand "formula.") I have written poetry. I have journaled for years, but this blog seems to stand in for the most part, these days. I think I should get back to journaling, most likely. Lately the poet-muses have mostly left me in the care of the metal muse.
I love animals. I share my home with Rascal (a shih tzu-sheltie mix), Dink (a yorkie-sheltie mix, Rascal's half brother), my 5 cats, and a Senegal parrot whose only word is "up" although she does some great sound effects. I rode horses as a teenager and have dreamed of having a horse for as long as I can remember, a dream I hope to realize in the near future now that I've moved somewhere it doesn't cost the same as a mortgage to keep one.
I consider myself nerdily cool. I adore the Renaissance era, reenacting it, costuming it (although sewing is something I have not conquered yet), and especially learning Renaissance dances, which I teach to middle school kids. I love Renfaires. I have been addicted to MMORPGs (but have broken free... they eat your life). I play D&D or Star Wars RPG on the weekends.
I am Liberal. I have high hopes for Mr. Barack. Nuff said.
My religious journey has been circuitous and I am still a wanderer. The confusion of my past has left me reluctant to discuss my beliefs. One thing that I have firmly decided, though, is that I shall judge no one's creed. It is not my place.
I moved from Cleveland, Ohio to rural Tennessee to marry my husband Russ almost four years ago. I love Tennessee. The character, the landscape, the relaxed way of life. The picture above is from our Renaissance wedding celebration, complete with handfasting ceremony we designed ourselves. It was a blast. In a few days I shall tell the tale of our engagement, since the EtsyBloggers carnival asked for Valentine stories.
A year ago I took a metalsmithing class and shortly thereafter learned to make chainmaille, which then extended to wire wrapping, and lately I've been doing some bead weaving. Creating things is my passion and I think, after trying so very many creative things (under my bed are supplies that would fit in nearly every aisle of my local craft store), I have found my outlet.