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Occupation Artist and Mapmaker
Introduction I'm an artist making maps of fairy tale lands and treasure maps while soaking up tales of pirates, sailors, princesses and princes, fairies, wizards, heroes and heroines, dragons, and all sorts of imaginary creatures. I live in Virginia with my husband and infant son in a wacky house built long before we were born. I have also worked as a television producer, a journalist and a bookseller, and I have also lived in Southern California, Nevada, Philadelphia, eastern Germany and the Czech Republic. I love bright colors, books of all sorts, quirky art, fairy tales, subtle jokes and artificial fruit flavors. I can be reached at paintandink at gmail dot com.

My links to and Dick Blick Art may be affiliate links. If so, I will receive a portion of the proceeds from purchases made through these links.
Interests Almost everything but currently concentrating on: books, art, cartography, scuba diving
Favorite Movies Lost in Translation, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Amelie, Chocolat, Shakespeare in Love, Sex and Lucia, Rat Race, The Big Lebowski, Moulin Rouge, Adventures in Babysitting, Run Lola Run, The Princess Bride, Stranger Than Fiction, Juno, Love Actually, The Red Violin, Lord Of The Rings
Favorite Music Floating Men, Wilco, Alejandro Escovedo, Alison Krauss, Ray Charles, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Etta James, Concrete Blonde, Udo Lindenberg, Ryan Adams, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, The Pietasters, Madness
Favorite Books The Time Traveler's Wife, Ender's Game, Song for the Basilisk, Anne Of Green Gables, Neverwhere, A Wrinkle In Time, Trader, The Worthing Saga, Jitterbug Perfume, Good Omens, A Song for Arbonne, Water for Elephants, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

If you were a pirate, how would you avoid laughing when saying 'poop deck'?

What? I'm not a pirate?