I love fabric, because it's such a sensuous and varied medium for an artist to work with, and it's one where you're encouraged to TOUCH it. Fabric is something that is always close to your skin. If you'd asked about denim, I would easily tell you that aside from being my most plentiful resource on hand, they're the most comfortable. There is nothing like some well-worn and well-washed denim for the soft texture of it. And I get quite the steady supply here, when people ruin their jeans, I'll get free denim if I debone them and sort the pieces into stuff for patches or full clothes. I'm a little scared to try things like fine silk, satin has been a challenge to work with as it is! I've not yet explored wool either, but it's still out of my current price range ATM. I'll be sewing my own kimonos out of whatever I can get my hands on, bedsheets, store cloth, muslin or denim. Maybe oneday, I'll afford silk, but probably not in this lifetime.
2. superhero narratives:
Either someone narrating a hero's story, or the hero themselves telling it. I vastly prefer the former, because in those stories, you get the little tidbits of their daily life edging into the storyline itself, the food, the people they love, the music they'll relax to. Sometimes though, you get a lot of voice when the heroes tell it themselves. And I'll freely admit that i love reading them for the escape from my own life, and that I as a wee biter of legs, sometimes dreamed of flying like some of them.
This one topic I'm not even sure how to answer now, because it's become a complex thing for me. Physical love is still something that's simple for me, it's hugging those close to me, even if they're far away. Nothing goes below the waist these days, and I'm really happy about that. I'm by far more interested in platonic and intellectual loves than sexual ones. Then again I haven't done much exploring in this subject and it is something I should investigate...even just a little.
Wide, weird and varied tastes. Music is something I need in my life, most of all when I'm doing art. It stimulates my senses, my emotions, my thoughts and actions. The only time I don't listen to music is generally when I'm sleeping. Music meant to put me to sleep just irritates me, and listening to music while I'm trying to sleep at home is just impossible. The only times I've fallen asleep to music are at a dead exhaustion while travelling. These days it's hard for me to find just the right kind of music to match a mood or a job I need to do. Techno works for bread and pasta making (don't ask me why!) but not for when I'm sewing. Celtic punk is great for sewing, but not for anything else. Straight up 90's music is what I exercise to, though the odd remix and mashup does join in.
I live with my senses, and surprisingly I spend a lot of time learning through scent. Not surprising i'm a cook, you need to know when your herbs, spices and sauces are cooking properly and having a sharp sense of smells helps immensely with that. It's also a bit of a hazard because some perfumes will literally give me a headache, especially if they're laid thickly. Part and parcel of why I got into BPAL and other fine perfumes was the fact that I couldn't find scents that I wanted to wear in public. And it's amazing how the human mind can be manipulated just with a simple scent here or there. Citrus to wake up and brighten; vanilla and resins to curl into bed; spices, resins and herbs to pray.