Friday, November 12, 2010

Downtime.

Everybody needs to take a break, sometimes. Especially a workaholic like me... 

But what DOES an enamelist/jewelry designer/photographer (who is currently re-designing her studio) *do* for fun? Recently, I was having lunch with a close friend, and he was actually shocked by all of my various extra-curricular activities. And he's known me for YEARS. So... here are some of them, in no particular order: 


When I'm *not* opening up very cool supplies wrapped in hemp, sewn together, and sealed with wax... (What? Doesn't everyone do this? ;)
I collect random scraps of literary ephemera from the old books I read to use in my personal artwork. I found this one on Halloween. Cool, huh?
I take pictures of everything, of course.




Sometimes, I let my friends use me as an artist's model. (Don't worry people, I always wear clothes!)

I'm an apprentice beekeeper.
No... REALLY. And I am proud to say that I have never been stung. I don't actually wear gloves, either. This is just a promotional photo.
I make handmade soap. Not to sell, just for fun.
I'm completely addicted to music. All kinds. This happens to be a Muse concert in NYC, otherwise known as 'the city.'
I spend as much time as I can, HERE.
Even if I need a bonfire to keep warm. I *love* fire.
I volunteer at a local stable where they rescue horses, and I ride for free. This is Mr. Blackjack, my new best friend of the non-human variety.
But no-one will ever replace this little unperson! It is my pleasure to introduce Esmeralda. Pardon her... she's a bit shy. Say, 'Meow,' Es.

 And there you go. A small snapshot of 'me.' I hope you enjoyed it! Have a great weekend, everybody. *Blessings* to you and yours...

xoxo


3 comments:

spoiledjap said...

I miss you!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Wow!! So many wonderful activities. Great learning more about you. And nice to meet Esmeralda as well!

Natanya Elka said...

Thanks, ladies! Yes... Es is one of a kind.

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