Renaissance Girl

I call myself a “restless creative,” jokingly say I have two modes, obsessed and completely disinterested.  I follow my obsessions and slowly, painfully, I’m getting comfortable with doing that.

Here’s what I love, the big stuff that I’ve made “a job” of sorts:  making chainmaille and wire jewelry, painting (oil and watercolor), henna/mehndi, photography, writing, journaling, nature journaling, being in love with my family and my many critters (2 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 1 Senegal parrot and several African cichlid fish).

Here’s the little stuff I also love but the obsession with them shifts and I leave them behind and come back to them:  crochet, crafting, polymer clay, origami, kirigami, poetry, sewing, cooking, canning, homesteading, gardening, my planner, drawing, philosophy and earth-centered spirituality, liberal politics, animal rescue and animal issues, dog obedience & agility, napping with cats, horseback riding and natural horsemanship training, website design, gaming (tabletop pen and paper RPG games like D&D, board games, and to a lesser degree some video games if there’s not too much button mashing involved), playing viola and piano, hiking, kayaking, cycling, yoga, aromatherapy, cleaning my house (yeah, unfortunately, that usually lands last on the list until I inexplicably get obsessed with it… *sigh*).

And, I READ, every day, obsessively, nonfiction about whatever else takes my fancy and also fiction with a preference for historical fiction, fantasy and sci-fi, classics, drama, and a good story of any stripe, though I’m not fond of mysteries or western much, or trashy romance at all.