Hi there. I like Things. Especially Things that make messes, like ink, paint, scissors, clay and wax. I like Things that don't normally go with other Things, but when they meet create Art anyway--like watch parts and hot glue.
I can't draw. I can put things together kind of nice, though, so maybe I'm more of a designer than artist. Or I'm an assembler. Is that a thing? I know I'm an arts and craftster. That's where all those wonderful clothing-ruining things come in. Most of my hands-on art includes at least one rubber stamp, and a healthy dose of ink. But after years of mostly doing things that clutter up the desk, I'm moving into the digital realm and am madly in love with Illustrator, but I don't consider my digital work art so much as design, composition or "practice."
I spend most of my time volunteering, studying up, working, surfing the net, cleaning, driving around, or making my friends wonder why they put up with me. When I'm done with all that, I game, read, stare at a screen or make stuff. I have an affection for llamas that predates DA by many years, even if most of them are snooty, spitty, unkempt creatures. I love them anyway. I want to hug them all, ALL THE LLAMAS.
Current Residence: East Coast, USA
Favourite genre of music: All
Operating System: Winders
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: ...what?
Wallpaper of choice: Wood and brick.
Skin of choice: Clean.
Favourite cartoon character: Brock Sampson and The MONARCH
Personal Quote: "The question to ask is not 'Who will let me,' but 'Who will stop me?'"
Favourite Visual Artist
Maggie Hogarth, Ursula Vernon, Illusioner, Soyarama, Bill Sienkiewicz, Weedlace, Matt Busch, IllyArt
Star Wars, tonsaothers
Favourite TV Shows
Firefly, Star Trek, Great British Bake Off, South Park
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Rush, Sturgill Stimpson, early Marillion, Coyote Run, Todd Rundgren, Bela Fleck, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, Rosedales
Ray Bradbury, Nevada Barr, Bentley Little, L. Jackson-Braun, Vonnegut, Charles de Lint
Half Life 2, Everquest (don't judge), Plants vs. Zombies, making things go boom.
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Ink, paper, and anything that will ruin the carpet--and occasionally Illustrator or Photoshop.
Music, books, animals, arts, crafts, driving, being alone