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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Guaraní
  • 56, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • artist, book designer, dog walker, yoga doer, hot spring ...
  • graduate degree in architecture, and more importantly, th...
  • From Washington D.C.
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About Me


to live creatively - that's the goal


hmmm. where to begin?
I dream of vagabonding around the world, but life got in the way. So for now, I try to get away now and then - I love meeting creative people and being inspired with new ideas and places.
and try my website if you care to know more:

We eat a paleo diet, (I have mulitple allergies and health issues). I grow lots of herbs and flowers in our gardens which I love to show to visitors. I also make soap, art, and drum beaters, all of which are here for you to try, and maybe buy! I also have a BnB room I rent out.


"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
~Anais Nin

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have a couch.
several, actually.
and I would love to sleep on your couch one day.


I met some lovely friends in Munich - and had a great time with several couchsurfers who stayed here.


some things I love: abstract expressionism, activism, altered books, altering stuff, anais nin, anti-capitalism, archetypes, art, art books, art journals, art museums, art retreats, art zines, artist communities, artist trading cards, assemblage, auras, avebury, bill bryson, blue, blurry self-portraits, book arts, camping, chai tea, chocolate, circles, collaborative painting, collage, collage art, creative outpourings, creativity, dancing in paris, day dreaming, djembe, drawing, drumming, finding meaning, flea markets, found objects, france, freedom, frida kahlo, garage sales, getting mail, goddess, gratitude, guitar, henry miller, hiking, holistic health, honesty, hugs, independance, intentional communities, johnny depp, jonatha brooke, journaling, joy, knitting, layers of paper, lists, mail, mail art, mary oliver, may sarton, mixed media art, nature spirits, new york city, open-minds, organic eating, outsider art, painting, paper arts, paris, peace, pen and ink, performance art, photos, photoshop, poetry, postage stamps, postcards, protein, reading, red hair, robert henri, rubber stamps, rufus wainwright, rumi, sabrina ward harrison, sark, self discovery, shamanism, shrines, sketch books, snail mail, solitude, solstice, spirituality, spoken word, stevie wonder, stone circles, succulence, SUSTAINABILITY, tea parties, texture, the artist's way, the ocean, thinking for oneself, tom robbins books, travel, tree climbing, trees, true friends, unitarian universalism, walking, water, weird art, whirling dervish, wicca, wild art, women artists, world travel, yarn, yoga, yoni, zines.

  • arts
  • books
  • poetry
  • performing arts
  • dancing
  • chocolate
  • paleo diet
  • yoga
  • dieting
  • walking
  • partying
  • flowers
  • reading
  • traveling
  • garage sales
  • knitting
  • painting
  • drawing
  • stamps
  • guitar
  • spoken word
  • hiking
  • camping
  • rock climbing
  • communications

Music, Movies, and Books

yes, yes, and yes.
All time fav: Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials.
Movies: lots! You can watch some of them with us if you surf here.
Another great book I love: "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss.
Music: John Mayer, Lee Morgan, Jonatha Brooke, Jazz and Blues, and moving around to Gabrielle Roth sounds.

I try to live in a story-telling consciousness.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Not eat for five days.
I also loved driving the ring road in Iceland, wandering a bit in Norway, and my favorite spot in the world is Aix-en-Provence. One day I vow to live there again.

Teach, Learn, Share

"Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things." ~Okakura Kakuzo

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Barbados, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, United States

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