Oh wow Steemians.
I cannot tell you how happy I am to share these lovely woman with you all.
She is probably one of the most loved Steemit peeps on the blockchain because she is so giving, so full of life and just has a mega kind heart.
And as requested, I dotted her artwork throughout the post!
So without further ado,
I present to you :
|Who are you? Tell us anything and everything you’d like us to know about you!|
(weirdly enough this is the hardest question for me and I really have no idea what to say)
I am, I feel, I do, I think, I create, I feel, I enjoy, I love, I live
|What makes your heart smile?|
my dog lucy most easily elicits a smile from me.
|How did you get onto Steemit?|
My friend Johie (@fairytalelife) told me about it and encouraged me to come aboard and even introduced me to other steemians who’ve helped me immeasurably.
|Where do you want to die?|
Either outside under a tree in warm weather on a thick carpet of dry moss (I’m warm and com-fortable) with balmy air against my skin and birds singing nearby. I want to be surrounded by as many of the people who’ve made my life worth living as possible! Ideally I have a little time to prepare myself for this too.
|When’s the last time you cried?|
About a minute ago thinking about lying under the tree and the sweetness of hearing the birds sing and the warm air and the people I love. It wasn’t a big cry, but tears did well upl!
|What’s something you DON’T like about all this new technology?|
When we use it to avoid dealing with ourselves, or each other or life. And the self consciousness that’s arisen with all of the selfies.
|What mistake do you keep making and why?|
I’m far too optimistic about how much I can accomplish. I work a lot and very efficiently yet am always up to my ears in too much to do because I agree to insufficient timelines and budgets for work. But the good thing is that this comes from a) wanting to do everything and embrace life fully and b) from believing that I’m superhuman and can do anything I put my mind to.
|What’s the best advice you have ever gotten?|
To listen to myself, to others, to nature.
|If there was something you could un-do, what would it be?|
Going into debt, ever
|Imagine that you magically have the ability to keep being alive without sleep, what would you do with the extra time?|
I’d play more - dance more, go to see more art and live music, I’d spend more time with friends, I’d go for more hikes and excursions out into nature, I’d do more mentoring which I love. I would write more and curate more for steemit! I’d read more about crypto and spend more time pre-paring food and maybe even growing it. I’d have more animals.
|What’s the stupidest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?|
Oh my, so many things!!
Probably the stupidest but also most brilliant was deciding to make art my livelihood ;-)
Moved to Seattle in 1990 sight unseen and without really knowing anything about it and con-vinced 3 friends to move with me.
|What makes your belly ache with laughter?|
Give me 10 minutes on the phone with my friend Heather and we’ll both be trying not to pee our pants with laughter.
|Tell us about 1 significant event in your life that really made you who you are.|
Taking a pottery class my sophomore year in college. When I worked with clay for the first night of class I felt I’d come home.
Here is a photo of me aged 10 that I've always loved
|What would be the scariest monster you could imagine?|
Some of the current world leaders who are so greedy that they will sacrifice human life and our natural world to meet their insatiable needs.
|What does Steemit mean for you?|
Ahh so much! It’s meant so many new friends and conversations that have given new breath to my life! It’s been a catalyst for helping me find my voice which has made all the difference. Steemit has also meant that I can continue as an artist. 2 years ago I’d hit a wall because of the changing economy and the equation of making art and being paid was no longer working. I had plenty of work and interest, in fact more than ever, but people seemed to have a much lower budget with which to purchase it. The work more for less paradigm was eating me alive. Steemit has opened the door of getting paid for the other end of my work - the process! And lastly, I love being able to support other people too with my comments, my friendship, my up vote, it’s so win-win.
A Sri Yantra
|What would you like your last meal to be?|
It would include chocolate mousse, some wild smoked Alaskan Salmon, avocado, cucumber, Castelvetrano olives, some of my perfect mackerel salad with plenty of celery, fresh Romano beans steamed to perfection, Mcconnell’s Mint Chip ice-cream, really good ginger cookies, flan, affogato, perfectly braised lamb, a few kinds of cheese - sheep’s farmhouse cheese, Humbolt Fog, and some delicious Israeli feta, fresh figs, dates, pomegranate, pear, some raw honey, some Himalayan sea salt Bulletproof chocolate, really good carrot, some super crunch romaine lettuce with pieces of butter-sautéed herbed shredded chicken inside, a soft-boiled 6 minute egg with salt, kelp and some Nori, lots of fresh sugar snap peas in the pod, crusty Grand Central Bakery baguette with salty Irish creamy butter, a few Speculaas, ….to name a few
|If you could change your name, what would you change it to?|
Veronica but said with a Czech accent
|If you could be an animal for a day, which animal would you be? Why?|
Well, if I was to live life as an animal, I’d choose to be an elephant. It would love to be so large and to have such a complex and nuanced understanding of the world, to love my tribe so dearly and to live in such a rich web of relationships, to live so long, to use vibration to communicate and be safe from most predators. Also to have such cute babies!
However, if I had to choose an animal to be for just for one day, I’d be a Robin. Funnily enough I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately as I walk in the mornings because they seem to be eve-rywhere this week. Flying…that’s a dream for me. And they have such a beautiful song, they are a symbol of spring, hope and new beginnings, and they aren’t as vulnerable to predators like raptors.
A Durga Yantra
|What are you insecure about?|
Just about everything
|Describe your ideal life.|
My time is wholly mine, plenty of resources of time and money to travel, or do as my interests take me, I work as I want to, I live in a beautiful place and all my friends are my neighbors, I have access to healthy sources of all of my favorite and healthy foods, I have tons of support of all kinds, gifted healers are close by, talented and dynamic people all around engaging in inter-esting and life-giving endeavors, beautiful art, architecture and nature close by, I thoroughly en-joy my life!
|Have you ever saved someone’s life?|
|What do other people think is weird about you?|
That I’m on steemit so much.
Me throwing on the wheel
|What do you think is one of the best things about you?|
I have an effervescent enthusiasm
|What’s one responsibility you really wish you didn’t have?|
Sometimes loveable animals, this is a pool mosaic installed in Montauk, NY
|If you had a personal flag, what would be on it?|
It would be the gif. @stellabelle made for me.
|If a genie granted you 3 wishes right now, what would you wish for?|
- my ideal life
- 3 more wishes
- a lovely home and studio of my own with a beautiful view
|What do you think about when you’re by yourself?|
It depends, but most often it’s either something practical or something about the nature of “things” in life, more existential kinds of thoughts analyzing how things are and why.
|What would you want to be written on your tombstone?|
Ruth Frances Greenberg
She enjoyed her life
|Who is the person you trust most?|
My Yorkshire Terrier Lucy. She is tone of the smartest and most devoted beings I’ve known.
|What’s your favourite word?|
Today it’s applestruedel
A very intimate piece, this is a 10" glaze painting
|If you had 25 minutes to do anything you wanted without external consequences what would you do?|
Today it would be to sit each of my family members and a few other people down and say every-thing I would like to say to each of them. Not what they need to hear, nor what’s reasonable nor helpful, but just to vent out all of the old crap -the unresolved hurts and misunderstandings - so I can move on clearer and cleaner. Selfish I know ;-) but oh it would feel so freeing!
|Who is your fave (or one of your favourite) Steemians and why?|
Today it’s you. you put a lot of effort out to build community and use your creativity to engage. Your inclusivity, kindness and abundance of energy has positive ripples here.
Quince Tree mural - I've made more of this design than any other!
|If you were arrested with no explanation, what would your friends and family assume you had done?|
Climbing a water tower or trespassing in some way.
|When you looked in the mirror first thing this morning, what was the first thing you thought?|
hmm…that hair needs a cut
yup…a judgy look at myself
|What’s the most ridiculous fact you know?|
I have to quote @kerlund74 here - that sugar is bad for you. It’s just a crying shame that some-thing so wonderful could have such a negative impact on us.
Oh and also, the man who is currently our president in the US.
|What is something that you just recently realized that you are embarrassed you didn’t realize earlier?|
I misunderstand things all the time so this isn’t an infrequent feeling, but I can’t think of anything specific at the moment
Each year 1 made a set of limited edition cups or some kind of vessels. last year it was Eclipse Cups, here they are and 1 in use.
|What is your nickname?|
Ruthie, Fannie, Kino
|As a Human Of Steemit, how do you contribute to Steemit?|
I think I’m a good friend to many here, I sometimes have some good thinking to offer, I love supporting people who are reaching to offer the best they can. I’m not one of those people who is making great waves but in my own way, I think I’ve brought some good to this platform.
Oh Ruth! @natureofbeing, I cannot tell you how much this interview uplifted my soul.
I know you sent it to me quite a while ago and I am sorry for the wait, but it has PERFECT timing!
(Writing a post on it now so you understand why haha!)
Thank you for opening up your heart to us.
Thank you for being so honest.
Thank you for showing your creative process here.
Thank you for existing.
Thank you for participating on Humans Of Steemit!
YOU SHOULD ALL FOLLOW @NATUREOFBEING COS SHE IS DAMN AMAZING!
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You should go talk to him.
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