I'm a bare-foot book reader, a collector, a writer. I am a photographer, a model, and what I hope is an artist. I make jewelry, costumes & clothing, natural soaps and beauty products, paper from recycled junk mail, and I love to paint (particularly watercolor & ink).
I have been taking pictures for years, I'm very passionate about photography and cannot wait until I can upgrade my camera and be on the other side of the lens more. I actively model and work with a lot of art photographers (favorite shoots so far include Fairy Tales Gone Bad and SVU style Crime Scene) though I am working with agencies to begin commercial modeling.
I collect vintage toys & dolls, as well as modern designer & Japanese toys. I am especially fond of my Blythe dolls. I collect kawaii (goes along with my Japanese love) things and love anything related to Sanrio or San-X. I also really enjoy swapping (I mostly use swap-bot) which has lead me to collect things like ATCs (artist trading cards) and stamps from the packages that I receive from around the world.
I might use the word obsession a bit loosely (okay, I like a LOT of things >__< ) but Alice in Wonderland takes the cake when it comes to passionate love of a theme, story, or thing. I collect anything related to Alice (my wedding theme is Wonderland)... I love the Disney version (I am such a Disney girl, another honest obsession) but I also love twisted/dark Wonderland, classic Tenniel illustrations, and Japanese style Alice.
I am recently married and completely and madly in love with my best friend, whom I happen to think is the greatest person on the planet. He inspires me every day through the music he creates & his unique view of life.
I like all forms of media. Everything inspires me. Books bring me the most inspiration, they are my oldest memory and my oldest friend. My earliest memories are of my mom reading to me and I think that has greatly influenced my lover of literature. My favorite reading accessories are my cat and my giant papasan chair. There is nothing like snuggling up with a good book.
My husband and I are big T.V. fans as well- a few of my favorite shows include Bones, Legend of the Seeker (will never understand why that was canceled), Xena, Weeds, Dexter, True Blood, Firefly (Fox cancels everything good.. sigh), and Sex in the City.
As far as music goes, a few favorites include: Amanda Palmer, The Dresden Dolls, meauxdal, Suburban Soul, She & Him, Ryan Adams, Tori Amos, Elton John, The Smiths, Carole King... and I will admit to a love of certain superpop performers such as Miley Cyrus and Adam Lambert (that man is beautiful).