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Gender Female
Industry Arts
Occupation Designer
Location Virginia, United States
Introduction I am an artist, a 150+ year-old historic house owner, a designer, a teacher, an urban homesteader, a preservationist, a singer, a dancer, a kerner, a typeface enthusiast, a conversationalist, an evolving seamstress, an attempter of mindfulness, a Fairy Godmother, and an amazon. I still wish that I could be a witch, a cowgirl, and a jazz singer. And Patty Lupone in Evita. I live with three dogs, two cats, two hives of bees, and one werepanda, the latter to whom I am married. I love my sister, vintage clothing patterns, handcrafted objects, quiet, toast, reading, traditions, concept, puns, holidays, mail, tea, carrot-pecan sandwiches, cooking, rain, dogs, hot chocolate, chickens, color, photography, boots, kitchen gardens, organizing, atomic-era portrayals of space, Wonder Woman, the woods, strawberries, zazen, mushrooms, gnomes, little houses, miniature donkeys, and my (super-smart, funny, and adorable) husband. Oh, and that photo portrait of me is by the amazing photographer Heather Addley. Check out her work at
Interests contemporary art, art history, literature, politics, history, architecture, historic preservation, Raqs Sharqi, critical thinking, writing, grammar, gardening, flower arranging, antiques, international culture, cuisine, meditation, Meditative Inquiry, Foster Care adoption, local politics, alter-egos, beauty, serendipity, peacefulness, anything themed
Favorite Movies Le Huitième Jour, The Eighth Day, The Dark Crystal, Amèlie, Fight Club, The Nightmare Before Christmas, De-Lovely, Big Fish, The Wedding Singer, Being John Malkovich, The Big Lebowski, Magnolia, Juno, Kung Fu Panda, Moonstruck
Favorite Music Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Ella Fitzgerald, Turku, Aretha Franklin, Zachary J. Mechlem, Billie Holiday, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, Solace, The Smiths, David Byrne, Morrissey, Pascal Obispo, John Bilezikjian, They Might Be Giants, David Bowie, Aaron Copland, Beirut, TV on the Radio, Jazz, Rap, Hip Hop, some Pop, medieval music, Middle Eastern music, madrigals, Sonos
Favorite Books Book Burning by Amy O. Rizzo, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Harry Potter Series, Madeleine L'Engle, Margaret Atwood, Amy Tan, Jhumpa Lahiri, Mayer Rus, cook books