Hi- I am only dating people within a 10 mile radius of SF ( 10 a day from way too far away-sorry)
Mostly I am creative-just ended a welding class-I carve stone- but I have been painting with oil for the last 2 years.
I am current in most all areas of life, open,kind,compassionate,passionate,fun, profound, playfully silly,spiritually minded, smart,an amazing friend,very well traveled,well read/educated,deeply adaptable from living/traveling alone around the world.
I am amazingly very comfortable to be with.I can make you feel more comfortable in your own skin-through my love of the unique quirks in each of us.
Im crazy about films- acted in them- worked behind the camera 1/2 my life- now I take great joy in watching them- lately I am in love with The Usual Suspects.
I like jazz,old soul or gospel -the older the better.
Miles Davis-Coltrane-Billy Holiday-Etta James-Diana Krall-Ray Charles-Nina Simone...
I love cooking.(I lived in Italy many times.)
I have learned to cook a fabulous meal from what you think is 'nothing in the fridge.I am a bit of a foodie actually.I love to cook with someone or just have them taste test it all while doing some chopping and sipping.
For many years I have worked in film, in the art dept and as an art director.I lived in Rome and Tuscany for 3 months-an artist's residency-studying stone sculpture.
I am fresh,cultured,wise and very honest.I say anything-but am always appropriate when it counts.ok (ok I blow it on odd years sometimes.)
I grew up in NYC and NJ.I went to a tough love boarding school in Florida 1 year when I was 17. Guess I Smoked too much pot as a teen.
I have so much that is cool, funky, fun,on the $ - smart and open-direct-this is like so many east coasters.I am happy to try anything-without too much pain involved.I can be a bit funky, but I love to be classy when appropriate.I'm usually in low jeans and a sexy feminine strappy top.
I traveled the world singularly many times searching for adventure-experience-love-more of who I am. Now I want a partner to share this amazing life with.
I speak Italian fairly well.I can even be funny in Italian!
I was a therapist in a high school-woah that was intense-LA teens!I also taught kindergarten through 8th grade.
I wrote a chick version of a Bukowski book. I read a lot.I'm always reading at least 3 books.It is my serenity-my personal quiet/meditation time-therapy.I love men that read.
I volunteer for those less fortunate often.
I have a rough and rugged outdoorsy side too.I don't go to a gym anymore but I am thin and still like my body.I prefer to excersize outside.
I want to restore a home and learn how to do much that goes along with that.
When I was an Outward Bound instructor in Colorado(many moons ago) I climbed the 3rd highest peak in N. America 14,433ft.Mt. Elbert with 15 teenagers in tow. It was perhaps my most glorious moment and most rewarding experience.
Something fun and comfy-
I dig artistic-creative- intellectual men (but I am open to different types of men.) Please be into some healthy things,(I do eat anything I want-but most often healthy) new thinking / not mainstream and some personal growth.I'm sorry but I prefer TALLER men.I'm really sorry- but please - I get 3-4 emails a day from men under 5'9 .I am 5'7 but 5'10 with any heels.Bit limiting but hey-honest-but anything 5'9 and up is fine.
I value deep communication and creativity to the core.I have a master's in psychology and had a big effect on me.
I like to reflect on life, love and the meaning of it all- especially over a bottle of red wine.I am for sure a squishy romantic-I even put on candles when I watch a movie-and yes I am 1 women that actually lights candles and reads in the bath.
People that love to travel and challenge themselves outside of their comfort zones are my favorite type. I like to be with people that have depth-that want and need to get below the surface.I am possibly looking for my life partner.