About

Sometimes I long for the ocean… but I love my log cabin home on a mountain.

About Me?

Well. I’m flattered that you’re curious enough to read this. Hopefully I shan’t disappoint. πŸ™‚

I’m 21. (although I alternately get guessed as much younger… or 23.) I think it’s the lack of makeup… or my height, at 5’9″. Then again, how long could it possibly take one to grow that much hair? πŸ˜‰ (it nearly reaches my knees). I smile a lot. πŸ˜€

Things I love: God, first and foremost. He’s closer than the breath I breathe and knows every single detail about me, even the ones I don’t share with anyone else.

Colors. I love color, every nuance of every shade and how they mingle and play together in our vision. It’s breathtaking whenΒ I get it right and match something that looks splendid and sends a shiver of joy through me.

Words. They’re the tools of our expression… without them, we couldn’t communicate. Matching words together to make something beautiful is something that I think is lovely. I’m on my fourth novel. Maybe Someday I’m going to edit and polish and publish them.

Singing! Music is my delight! (no, no, that sounded too much like Lady Catherine de Bourgh…) Any otherΒ Jane Austen Fans out there? I love lifting my voice in song. And I can sing pretty well. πŸ™‚ I also recently took up the bass guitar to help out in church.

Dancing. Ohhhhh yes. I love dancing, whether it be alone in my room or in the midst of a happy, laughing crowd of English-Country-Dancers, moving to the music always stirs my soul.

Photography. I know, I know, everybody and their BFF is a photographer these days. I’m not. I still use the point-and-shoot modes on my Olympus PEN EPL-1, but thanks to my eye for spacial relation, I take good pictures, nonetheless. And I love freezing memories, to savor in later years.

Jewelry. I’ve loved sparkle and ‘gems’ since I was a wee little thing, and I love creating my own jewelry. (Visit my ebook site if you like making jewelry too). Beads and crystals and silver are so much fun to combine into stunning, wearableΒ designs.

Crochet! Yet another way I get to play with color… and this one’s soft and fuzzy. πŸ™‚ Yarn is fun to fiddle with, especially when, by careful motion with a crochet hook + a little patience + time, = something gorgeous. I started the craft when I was 8 years old.

I grew up in South Florida… right across from Miami but on the Gulf Coast. I don’t remember learning how to swim, I just always have. πŸ™‚ I went to the beach every week and built sand castles, collected shells, explored underwater with goggles, and turned my hair white-blond from being in the intense sunshine so much. When I was fourteen, my family and I moved to rural Georgia. We’re somewhere in the middle of the state, above the gnat line, but below Atlanta. Now we live in a log cabin on a hill with 30 chickens and a big garden… and I love it. I’m a country girl at heart.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to being your friend. πŸ˜€

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11 Responses to About

  1. Rachelle Rea says:

    So you. So loverly. So excellently, effervescently, exactly you!

  2. Lindsay says:

    Oh my goodness, so adorable, Julia! I wish I could write a profile as perfect as this. I’m terrible when it comes to the whole “about me” thing. πŸ˜› Anyway, I’m not too familiar with WordPress, but I can still follow you through blogger, so it’s all good. πŸ™‚ I’ll be looking forward to your posts! ❀

    • Julia says:

      Thanks, Lindsay! I wasn’t familiar with WordPress either, but the more I see the more I like! πŸ˜€ I think I’ll be posting much more now. So happy to have you following!

  3. Would be Authoress says:

    Welcome to WordPress Julia.

    I love the way you wrote this, I always feel so uninspired when writing about myself… πŸ˜›
    It does seem like everyone is into photography these days and I admire those that do, but me… I would rather not pick up a camera if I don’t have to… I know, I’m odd πŸ˜€

    Blessings,
    Allie Hawbaker

    • Julia says:

      Hi Allie! So glad you found my blog! πŸ™‚ It can be challenging trying to tell people about yourself… πŸ˜‰ You’re not odd, just unique! And that’s a good thing. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. hannah says:

    Your hair is sooo long! Do you ever get tired of it? My hair reaches the small of my back (I’ve never cut it) and I have a hard time finding ways to fix it that 1) doesn’t take forever (I don’t have time very often to spend an hour on it!) and 2) that stay nice. I can put it up, but if I wear it down I have to brush it very frequently, because it doesn’t take long for it to clump. Any idea?

    Oh, sorry this is so long! =)

    • Julia says:

      No problem, Hannah! Long comments are my favorite! πŸ˜€

      Yup! I grew it myself! (LOL. Sorry.) Good question. Sometimes I get a little tired of my hair, but never enough to want to cut it off. πŸ™‚ I often wear it in a easy-to-throw-up Shell Bun. You should definitely check out http://rapunzelsresource.wordpress.com. πŸ˜€ One of my favorite hair websites ever! It’s for ladies with long hair, and there are tons of styles ranging from easy to complex.
      My hair almost never tangles because it’s so silky and fine. I think that’s one reason I’m able to tolerate having it so long. πŸ˜€

  6. Stephanie says:

    Glad I found you! I visited your booth at GHEA a couple times and have loved the items I bought. I noticed the above link to your ebook on jewelry-making, but when I clicked on it some advertising-type page came up. Is your jewelry ebook still available, and if so, how do I go about getting it? Thanks!

    • Julia says:

      Hi Stephanie! Thanks so much for buying jewelry from my booth! I’m sorry about that, my ebook site is no longer up and running. HOWEVER – I’d be happy to email you any of the three ebooks I wrote on Earrings, Bracelets, and Necklaces. Shoot me an email at info@warfarebyducttape.com if you are still interested!

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