I am Kaleidoscope-Kirin.
Kaleidoscope: because I dabble in what feels like damn near every type of art!
I draw. I paint. I take and edit photos. I write poetry. I do beadwork, and am looking into starting my own line of plushies. I knit/crochet. I scrapbook. I like to play around with vector art and face paints.
Someday I would like to try my hand at modeling and portraiture. I would also like to try pottery, and take another wack at making my own clothing with a sewing machine. Fractals are interesting, but from a distance seem too complicated for me.
Basically, I am a jack of all trades and a master of none. I like to experiment and branch out. I am ok with this lifestyle and feel it will be a few decades before I settle into any one realm of expression ...if ever.
I also sing (for fun), and dance.
I have not particularly tried my hand at any musical instruments yet.
If there is one thing I am not, it is stable. I am an all-over-the-place person who changes like the seasons on crack. I'm like a little kid hyped up on sugar in an empty hotel, running around and opening all the doors, just to see what's behind them. Sometimes I find something that catches my fancy for a while, and I'll jump on the bed or do pull-ups from the bar in the coat-closet before losing interest and moving onwards. Metaphorically speaking. And I have my favorite rooms that I come back to time and again. Literally these would be my passions of dancing and writing. In my analogy they would probably be a deserted ballroom, and a small outdoor gazebo in the sunshine with a fountain trickling away nearby.
Kirin: a tribute to my best friend from childhood!
She's not dead or anything, and there was no bad blood, but we have long since lost touch. Nonetheless I have never met such a compatible soul, and I will always miss her. She left a lasting impression, and is a major reason why I am who I am today. She was a ray of light when everything else was tumultuous. Her name was Karen.
Thanks for reading all of this!!