Dani Hammond

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Industry Arts
Occupation Artist, Art Teacher...
Location Philadelphia,, PA, United States
Introduction I am an artist, a wonderer, procrastinator, friend, step-mom, nature-lover, woman, teacher, sister, daughter, griever, wife, lover, dreamer, peacekeeper, etc. I am inspired by: Nature, people that have compassion, a sense of humor about life, take action to create justice and equality...People who have vision and create from it and actualize it... Resiliency, Single parents, Kids, who remember to laugh and have fun, Frida Kahlo, People who love themselves and others unconditionally, People who are grateful for what they have, Life and Death... Oh, and Freaks.
Interests Making and looking at ART, music, sushi, trees, swimming in lakes and rivers, 30's, 60's, and 70's fashion, wasps' nests, squash soup, trash-picking, crows, ice cream that isn't minty, people-watching, contra dancing, wigs, looking for salamanders and crayfish, fire, hammocks, stones, feathers, making fairy houses in the woods, bingo, rituals, soft sheets, coffee, things made of old metal, laying in the grass, talking to strangers, thrift-shopping, Othello, masks, echos, making things out of clay, old motorcycles, lightening bugs, cheese curls, laughing, taking photographs, body odor, traveling, pin-up girls, french toast, Mexican folk-art, tattoos, coincidences, freckles, sharing stories, etc.
Favorite Movies Harold and Maude, Red Doors, Amelie, Saved, Drugstore Cowboy, Easy Rider, The Secretary, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, Spaceballs, Cool Hand Luke, Pulp Fiction, Valley of the Dolls
Favorite Music Quite a broad range: Neil Young, Jungle Brothers, Pink Floyd, Mazzy Star, Grateful Dead, Beatles, Radiohead, Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond, Sugar Hill Gang, White Stripes, Old surf music, Patti Griffin, De La Soul, Jane's Addiction, Led Zepplin, Bjork, Beck, Rolling Stones, Cowboy Junkies, Lhasa, Low, Ani DiFranco, Bread, Beastie Boys, Catpower, Curtis Mayfield, Air Supply, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Herbie Hancock, The Carpenters, Prince, Fugees, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, classical (especially piano and cello), jazz, bluegrass, etc.
Favorite Books The Spirit of Clay, Post Office, She's Come Undone, Naked, Amazing Grace, The Heroine's Journey, The Autobiography of Helen Keller, Women who Run with the Wolves, Junky, The Book of Questions.