Hi all! Well, I'm not sure what to say, so I'll just mention a bit about myself and what I do. (Note: After the first few paragraphs, I'm just babbling about what I'm up to craft-wise, so you can just ignore it, lol).
My name is Amanda, though most people online all me Mattie (short for Matdredalia) or Manda. I'm a 20 y/o poly-bi artsy-gamer-girl-craft junkie who is trapped in the Arkansas portion of the Ozark Mountains due to ridiculous life circumstances, lol. My life pretty much revolves around gaming, reading, writing, music, crafting, and my family (my two hubbies, my little brother, my mother, and a hyperactive cat from hell).
I'm a crafting enthusiast, having been raised by my mother with the mentality of "why buy something if you can make a better version yourself for less money?"
As such, I've always made little things here and there. Money was tight for a long time, and as such, I created all kinds of ways to keep myself happy.
However, I haven't really done much creatively that I'm proud of, other than some writing and pixel art, much to my distress. There are so many creative endeavors that I would like to get into, and the truth is, it gets overwhelming when I stop to think of all the things I'd like to do.
Thus, I'm currently creating a project list for myself so that I can keep a variety of projects going, without getting burnt out on any one project, but still keep improving my skills along the way. Right now, I'm learning to knit (making several scarves at the moment) and make jewelry (I'm currently learning hemp jewelry making, and I'm going to progress to standard beaded jewelry soon).
However, with Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Years coming up, I think it's the perfect time to start another creative project I've been plotting for quite some time:
The one down side is a lack of money and the fact that I currently have to use my mother's kitchen. This is a down side because while my mother is an excellent cook with some amazing recipes in her repertoire, she sticks to tried and true family recipes and doesn't experiment. Personally, I think cooking is an art which means you leave room for personal creativity.
Or maybe I just take food too seriously.
Anyways, that's my life in a nutshell for the most part. (
) I may post my "List" up here in a few days, once I figure out what I'm going to be doing with it, lol.
Sooo, I'll see you all around the forum!