About Me

Donna MartinezI’m a creative gal living and working in Texas and the author of ImagineMechanix. I’m also the mother of one very brilliant male child (naturally, I’m biased); an owner of cats; a cultivator of gardens; a knitter and crocheter, a writer and artist; an avid film fan; and a sometimes chef.

I have a Master of Humanities in Literature and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and design. I’m a marketing propagandist by profession.

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My favorite artists are Henri Matisse, Gustav Klimt, Joan Miro, Edward Hopper, and David Hockney.

I have many favorite authors; a partial list includes: Jane Austen, Graham Greene, Herman Melville, the Bronte sisters, George Orwell, and George R.R. Martin (Finish the series George!). I have a very strong preference for British literature.

Classical music that moves me to tears includes Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Symphony #9. I also enjoy the work of Saint-Saens. I like a variety of contemporary musical artists. Lately, I’ve been listening to Broadway musical productions. I’m also really fond of Big Band, Disco, and contemporary dance music!

I prefer British films to American films. British TV programs are better too. I’d be lost without the BBC and British dramas and comedies on PBS.

14 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. I’m a mom, a blogger, and a Ph.D. student, and I need your help. I’m doing a study about why women blog, and you have been selected at random to participate in a short survey about what motivates you to blog and what you get out of blogging.

    Here is the link: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/231228/women-bloggers

    Thanks in advance for your help. Feel free to contact me at gmmasull@syr.edu if you have any questions.

    Gina Chen
    Ph.D. student
    S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
    Syracuse University

  2. Ello, then,
    Whut iz all this now.. I find no indication that you’ve never been to a Dead show. Gracious Me…..

  3. Dear Argot,
    I’ve loocking your blog and I like it.
    I was surprised to see a you tube video of christina branco,
    try listening Mariza gente da minha terra or something else of her, I hope you will like it.
    Love some of your favorite artist or writter,
    excuse some mistake I ‘ve probably made,

  4. would like to use your wayward wave scarf pattern and photos in an article. Would you give permission, please? Everyone is knitting scarves this Christmas, so I hear from the shop owners.
    Sharon Watterson

  5. Thank you for adding me to your blogroll! I do believe we have a lot in common and I hope to get to know you better!

    I have also added you to my blogroll 🙂

  6. Dearest Kindred Spirit,

    We lost touch somehow along the road. I saw you are following me on twitter. I joined but never have the time.

    I am now eight years into the vaccination damage done to my son. Using biomedical intervention and specific therapies, his voice came back to us! He has traveled from severely autistic to high-functioning.

    It is a long and winding road with many twists and curves. It is no easy path. But the first time he was able to say “I love you Mommy,” when medical mainstream doctors had told us it would never happen has made the journey more than worth it.

    I never was able to return to teaching because of Ethan’s health, but I have subbed from time to time.

    Please send me an e-mail. I would love for you to come out to the farm some time. e-mail me and I will send you my cell#. I have missed you! –Haven

  7. Hello, Thank you for listing me on your cool places to shop. Its good to get feedback. I too am the mother of a puzzling child, tho mine has become a teenager, only have a small but perfectly formed Burmese cat. And am obsessed with Pattern.

  8. I like your new Miro header. I just read your “about me” page; I didn’t realize you have a child AND FIVE cats. That’s great! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I’m finally getting around to updating my blogroll. I’ll put your new site on it.

    Hope all is well.


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