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About me

Occupation "self-employed"
Location Delavan, Wisconsin, United States
Introduction I love art. I love to make art! I used to make strange dollies long long ago. I still make them occasionally. (See older posts on my blog.) Most recently I am trying to sketch/draw/paint. On little tiny canvasses. And at the same time I am trying to knit/crochet (mostly hats and scarves because they're easier for me to do.) I love animals, especially dogs (my chocolate lab Buster) and goats, which I used to have. I also like lambs and sheep and owls. I hate squirrels, but am fascinated by them. And I like cats. But my cat of 11 years seems to be turning quite mean sometimes.
Interests Art, art journaling, knitting and crocheting sporadically, mostly in the colder months of the year (oct. to april in wisconsin); cooking and baking; wanting to get back into strange dolly making and getting my sewing machine fixed...Oh and wait, did I mention GARDENING in the most beautiful huge perennial garden and borders that were a major reason we bought this house!
Favorite Movies It's A Wonderful Life, Gone with the Wind, Wizard of OZ, All the Thin Man movies, Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon in Mrs. Miniver and Random Harvest; most of any well made movie from the forties, romance, suspense, all time favorite movie:Jules et Jim, Murmurs (sp?) of the Heart. Also love Amelie, Chocolat (the version with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp), Nightmare Before Xmas...more to come...
Favorite Music Classical choral music: Handel oratorios, Bach Masses, "Folk" music, Bluegrass/"Country, " music, "Singer/Songwriter" music, Emmy Lou Harris, Alison Krause, Bob Dylan, Abigail Washburn, Nancy Griffith, Abigail Grush, Rachel's, Iron and Wine, Cat Power, Bonnie Prince Billy, Over the Rhine, and some more I'll be adding...
Favorite Books Old time favorite: Little House on the Prairie books. Newest favorite author: Elizabeth Berg. More authors I like: Alice Munro, Alice Adams, Ann Tyler, Margot Livesy, Joyce Carol Oates, Jodi Piccoult, Jennifer Weinstein, Jane Green, just read The Deep End of the Ocean by J. Mitchard...and was happy to discover a "new" author" (then I watched the mediocre film of the book...I should know by now that films can never live up to the book) and some more I'll be adding.