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The Wonderful World of NessaButterfly

27 February 1981
A Mind Spilled Over

My mind is a vessel. It is filled with ideas, images, thoughts, feelings, and experiences. They pour in like raindrops; sometimes they drizzled, but often I'm caught in a downpour. My mind floods. I do what I can to keep myself contained, but I can't: there is just too much. There is only one way to keep the pressure from building beyond what I can manage: a pen. A small stick filled with ink connects my mind to a blank page. This is where I release that sea of emotion; where storms rise up and are captured where they can never die down. This is my safe place. This is where I am. This is where what is furthest from reality becomes concrete. This is my mind spilled over.

I'm married with 2 kids-- a son born Dec 2006 and a daughter May 2009. I spent 6 1/2 years in Florida but now I'm back up north in Seattle. So close to my beautiful British Columbia. I'm only happy if I'm making stuff: clothes, costumes, jewelry, accessories, etc. I'm a cosplayer-- I make and wear character costumes year round-- not just halloween. I've actually won quite a few awards for my costumes. I have a business, Nessabutterfly Creations to sell all the goodies I make. http://www.facebook.com/Nessabutterfly.Creations

Okay, well, I used to have a business-- I had to close it because I was diagnosed with colon cancer in Oct '11. I had my colon removed in November, and started chemo in January. I'm supposed to be done in June, but every possible issue has popped up to delay treatments, so it's unlikely that I'll be done by then.

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