|Laya will pwn your face. Don't be disillusioned by her cuddly nature and lack of opposable thumbs.|
Seems like my favorite things to play with are Swarovski Crystals (shinies), freshwater pearls, and ribbons: lots and lots of ribbons in all sorts of obnoxious colors and patterns. Most of these items took up residence inside my head as a child, thanks mostly to my maternal grandmother who had a habit of giving me pretty things just because I told her I thought they were pretty. Case in point being a set of incredible vintage Swarovski Crystal jewelry (she called them Aurora Borealis Austrian Crystal), and a rosary made of said crystals. It seems that a lot of the things I've been creating are inspired by items I had as a child. And why not?!
I caught the crafting bug as a fairly small child. My prized possession was always the biggest box of Crayola Crayons I could afford. I still have a 96 box stored in my desk that's only occasionally used. The fire was fueled in Girl Scouts -- we did loads of crafts in Scouts, it was great. I took art classes all through middle and high school. I am kicking around the idea of minoring in art in college -- it's great fun!
Aside from all that, I enjoy going to car shows, tinkering with photography, playing video games, gardening, and shopping for shoes I usually can't wear anyway!
|Water lilies picture I took last September at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Not bad for an obsolete point and shoot camera!|
Well, I suppose that's good for an introduction. Good to get the "boring" stuff out of the way so we can move onto better things! Take care until next time!
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