About Me:Many of my friends call me an eclectic gyspy. I have designed and made my wardrobe since I was 13. I come from a long line of Irish seamstress and my Great-Grand-Mother taught me to put love in my sewing and my Great-Great-Grand-Mother taught me to bake and put "love in every 3rd stir". I decided to create costume after seeing Sleeping Beauty, but the costume of Malicifant: the wicked Queen was the costume I wanted to make. This is when I started to realize the depths that costumes could create for charaters. I also love creating beatiful clothing for large-Goddess body Women.
Music:Everything is music and I love music in everything. I listen to Glen Miller to Stawberry Alarmclock to Nickelback. From Pastsy cline to Carrie Underwood. From classic to rock opera. Sarah Vaughn to Nora Jones. tribal to cultual. Music fills my life in all forms
Movies:My top Favorites: The 7 faces of Dr. Loa, Labyrinth, Willow, The Man Who Would Be King, Bringing up Baby, Hatria
Books:Once a year I re-read 3 books by Zenna Henderson: Holding Wonder, The Anything Box, The People. I read all different genre of books. My mind is open to all styles and histories. I am usally reading 3 different books at the same time. I love to absorb them. I also love to listen to audio book while I work in my sewing studio.
Likes:The world, her animals, plants, people, the oceans. I love life. I like to be patient with people and animals. I like to explore. I love my animals, 3 Eskies: Kodiak,Yeti,IvoryRose. 2 cats:Xena(old girl)and Rikki-Tikki. Isis and CC pasted away. I have a little found black kitten: Rikki Tikki. Also my brother brought his dog: German shepard-Rocky (I call him Rocky Raccoon)
Dislikes:Saddness, hate, war the typical. Also I have a hard time with people who are not aware of their surroundings: ie drivers doing everything but driving. I want to teach people to learn to live in the moment, plan for the future, but act in the now.
Hobbies:I don't have hobbie, I do art.
Art of cooking, sewing, cleaning, photography, singing etc... My illness has taught the value of time and that intent and focuse is the way to find love in all my actions.
Vices:I have a wee bit of a temper, the gets the better of me. I love to talk (not gossip)about the world, cultures, books, movies.
Virtues:Need to ask my friends. Mostly I try to love and be patient with all including myself.
Heroes:Kathrine Hepburn, Cher, Carol Burnette,Borcenia (sp), Mother Theresa, all the wise women of the past who are nameless but have helped their people. Also my husband, Mark, who takes care of me when I can't.
I have been gone for so long. My husband took a pay cut and my computer died and then we lost our home. I was able to find a hotel were 4 dogs and 2 cats as well as my husband and I live.
I went through a very hard time I had 15 days to pack 13years of house pluse a very large sewing studio and approx 2500 costumes, but thanks to the help of wonderful friends we did it
I was very sad and cried a lot at first but now I know that this is the time for my husband and I to follow through with our dream of moving to Oregon and build the life we have talked about. It will not be easy but then again any thing truly wonderouse does take time.
I am on a friends computer and will follow up when I can. Enchanted folk was the only site that I truly want to keep updated. I feel the friendships I have made here are valuable and enrich my life.
Take care and hope to talk to all of you soon, Love Kimberly
I have lost my mother today to the other side, so let me tell you who she was to me.
I knew this small little being who used to stand on tip toes and say I am 5'6" and I would laught and say no I am 5'6" and I am looking down at 5'2" with bright eyes of blue.
This small little being taught me that singing in the grocery store while doing extremely boring shopping would make it a bright adventure.
This small little being taught me that shopping malls were made for dancing down the corridors and streets would brighten the life of those who worked there.
This small little being showed me that rain does not dampen our wings, but lights them up, so as to let others to see the colors in our wings.
This small little being brought the magic of listening to all types music to hear the voices of all fae to see where all the doors were and how to open them.
This small little being showed me the magic of sewing to create all the looks of fae I now make and help others to express their own magic.
This small little being brought eight bright fae souls into the world and helped us to carry more magic in to the world.
This small little being was a very tall bright fae soul who taught all her children to not let the pain of living dampen any of our bright souls and to carry our own magic to help others to live with their own bright magic.
And I shall miss singing with this bright little soul who was my mother: Shirley Arlene Jewell.
Why is it I don't check in more often. When I am here looking in on my friends and reading what is going on in your lives, I feel contentment and wonder. Things are still tough here, but I am holding the faith. I have not been able to work-out at the swiming pool, because we can not afford it at this time, but I have check in with our local rec center to see if I could volenteer in their office or some of their programs in exchange for swiming time. I am awaiting their response.
I am still sewing and making costumes and will for as long as I can, because I love it. I am making a lot of "Steam Punk" costumes, and other new trends. Yet I still do my other skill, I am trying to restore some vintage Kimonos. also, I am coming up with new clothing styles for my big women collection. I am still hoping I can create a budget to set up and maintain a website to sell my cloths and costumes. I love being in my sewing room, but when things get hard I forget this and get lost in the emotions of the battle of the bills and stay away. I always have to pick myself up and remind myself why I am doing what I am doing.
Oh, I found another litter of kittens in my yards about 5weeks ago, and a friend of my found a dog she had been seeing it hanging around for a few days so she fed it. then one day she notice it had a hard time getting it hind end up. So she took him home and fed and love on him for a few days. Then the dog stopped eating, so she took him to the vet. The vet said it was a very rare and expensive dog and he was dying, my girlfriend, the vet and I all agree that the dog became sick and instead of taking responsibility for the dog, the old owner put the old dog out on the street. My friend paid for the dog to be put to sleep and she held him and told him he was a good dog while this happen. People who take on pets need to understand that they can't just trow them away when they become ill, but that is part of the lessons we need to teach people.
Spring is coming and there seem to be some kind of conjunction in the Universe that is suppose to effect many postive changes, I think this is exciting. I have been "seeing" new wonderful good changes.
So much is not happening. My husband and I are still trying to make on his pay cuts, but we are doing what we can and looking forward to making our future together brighter.
I recently found that I had lost a book that I have had since high school, it was a hardback first addition and it was a book that I reread off and on. I was heartbroken. I told a friend who loves books as much as I do (in fact I think she loves them more) anyway I received a late birthday gift she found a copy of the book it too is a first addition. she found it in a state library sale a few states away. this gift was wonderful. This book is a collection of short stories by an author Zenna Henderson. the stories were published in the "50s" and "60s", so the fact she found the book was something of a miracle. I have been re-reading the stories the last few nights and found them wonderful and simple. Not fill with plot complication and twist and turn just some wonderful stories fill with imageination and magic.
Well this has fill me with inspiration to take simple basic steps to fill my life up. Believe in what I can do and hope the energy/magic of the universe fills up the rest. I know that is all I can do.
I hope this works I do want to meet many of you at the Fairy gathering this fall.
well off to take simple basic steps, love to you all.... Kimberly
It has been a very rough summer. My husband lost his job. we had a death in our family. We lost our truck and we are slowly getting on our feet, but we have a long way to go. My brother was laid off of his job two weeks ago, so he moved in with us. this way we can help each other.
Now that I am back on line, I wanted to reconnect. In the next few weeks I will be working on getting my website up so I can sell my Custom costumes and cloths that I design and make. I hope to be doing alot more shows next year and let my company grow.
My husband only has two semester to go and then he will be done with college, so he is looking for a job in his new field.
So maybe by spring our lives will be where we want. I know this is not long. I just don't want to go into how hard it was this last 6months. I just want to focus on the here/now and the future which I know will be better, because I am working on making it better.
So all out there who are struggling, I wish you the magic to make it better, because that is what I am doing. Love to you all