Tuesday, September 22, 2009

This is what I know so far...

For the last few weeks these thoughts have been forming in my head, a list, of sorts, of things that I know about myself.

* I like bold colors. Not obnoxious bold colors, but bold colors that say, "here I am, this is the color I was made, I am glad to be this color and I think I am good at being this color." I should be like a bold color, even if the color is pastel.

* I like material. There I said it. I like the different textures, the patterns and the pleasing idea that a piece of flat material can become something dimensional. (Like making a hand towel look really really cute...there are still two more days to the end of the give-away! Thanks for all of the participation and great comments!) I like to think that I am like the material, learning how to fold and bend and turn into a more dimensional person.

*I also like paper in the same way that I like material. Feels good to get that off my chest! I like to make paper for books and cards, and seed paper. Paper is a must in my house.

* I like office supplies. Especially if they are crazy cute. There is nothing like finding a great pen that writes smooth and silky. Once I find a pen I like, I buy 2-3 because I know when they run out of ink I'll never be able to find them in stock again. Also, office supplies make me feel organized, and I like being organized.

*I like my toast/bread buttered to the very edge. Not ALMOST to the edge, and not only part of the edge. The.whole.entire.edge. Please don't leave any of the bread poking out naked.

*I like being in my garden and working in the yard. I love growing things. I love it. I love how it makes me feel like I have accomplished something great. Puttering around the garden and the yard provides me time to get in touch with myself.

*In that same light, I think tomatoes are beautiful. when I pick one out of my garden and it is deep red with its cute little green stem cap on, I hold it up so I can look at it and I think it is a perfect example of beauty.

*I like zucchini...in small amounts. It's just sooooo hard to get them to grow in small amounts!

* I like carrying my 1/2 bushel basket to my garden and bringing it back to the house full of fresh garden stuff to eat.

* I like tomato soup when it is made from beautiful home grown tomatoes. ummmmm yummy.

* I like when my husband looks at me and sees me like I am 20 years old. Granted he has to squint and pretend, but I still like it.

*I like looking at How-To books. They get me all excited to DO something creative and/or new. I like how my mind starts whirling with ideas about how to change one idea into something slightly different. Fun!

*I like taking pictures. I love it. When I look through the viewfinder of a camera, it is like stepping through a door into another world. I become completely lost in discovery. I can't even describe it.

*I like writing. I use to write in my journal every night. I have 27 journals that span my life from 1972 - 2007. But it is not just journals that I like to write. I like to make up stories and short essays. I like putting words together to paint pictures.

* I like being with my family. They are the people who I love the most, and the treasure of my soul.


  1. Every single one of those things is the exact reason I love you! You did exclude some things but that's ok, there aren't enough words in the world and definitely not enough space in your blog for you to write every reason I love you.

  2. Oh and just because I can't resist...
    All of those things are all of my favorite things too.
    Are you imagining a NACHOOOO accent?

  3. mom...I love the things about you that make you YOU! I have a lot of the same interests for the same reasons, except I don't like tomato soup. Yucky. You can eat all that yourself. And I LOVE zucchini: fried, baked, roasted, fricaseed (sp?), however. Too bad we don't live closer. You could give me all your extra zucchini, and I could give you all my extra tomatoes. Love you!

  4. I love all those things about you and I love that you know you...well parts of you...we both still have a lot more to discover about ourselves I would say but it is awesome when discoveries are made. Love you.

  5. I love that you are my sister. I think you are the most wonderful, creative person I know. I love being your camera assistant because I have looked through the view finder many times only to discover your true beauty. What a lucky person I am to have always had you in my life! I love you!