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I'm Sharyn :) I'm a bit of a jackie of many creative trades, a wearer of many hats. I sell vintage and upcycled goods, do tiny watercolor paintings (now I'm painting small as opposed to my 6 ft hand-built canvases in college). I'm a huge sweet tooth. Strawberries are my favorite fruit. Alpine lakes are my favorite kind of lakes. All creeks are magical. My film camera collection keeps growing full of half-broken cameras to test that sit in my room as decor for years. But I still photograph all the time. I work and teach in a community darkroom. I curate events and art shows. The list goes on.. Anyways, I used to travel a lot and I'm slowly getting back out there as everything opens back up. I'm fully vaxxed and all that. I also respect body autonomy and personal choice as long as people respect mine :) This is a platform to embrace different cultures after all and I'm always interested in learning peoples stories.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
To connect with the world!
- film making
- art history
- film photography
- analog photography
Music, Movies, and Books
off the top of my head: Everything is Illuminated, True Stories, American Beauty, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles . Napoleon Dynamite, Miyazaki films, Wes Anderson films, Documentaries, any nature film narrated by David Attenborough ^_^
Daughter, Andrew Bird, Beach House, mewithoutyou, Chelsea Wolfe, Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile, David Bowie, David Byrne, St. Vincent, Deer Tick, Eivor, Father John Misty, Frankie Cosmos, Glenn Miller, Gogol Bordello, Gotan Project, The Heavy, Interpol, Jungle, Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, La Femme, Little Dragon, Mac Demarco, Man Man, Marriages, Mr. Bungle, My Morning Jacket, The National, Nicole Dollanganger, Nosaj Thing, O'Death, Omar Rodriquez Lopez, Patrick Watson, Foals, Porcupine Tree, Portugal. The Man, R.LUM.R, Real Estate, Ron Gallo, Russian Circles, RY X, Royal Thunder, San Fermin, Sharon Van Etten, Sigur Ros, Sisyphus, Sleep Party People, Sun Kil Moon, Soley, Tash Sultana, Tame Impala, This Will Destroy You, Thundercat, Tobacco, Tomahawk, True Widow, Valdimar, Vulfpeck, The War On Drugs, Wardruna, Warpaint, Waxahatchee, Witch, Wovenhand, Xylouris White, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yo La Tango, You Bred Raptors?
Books: I prefer non-fiction. Pretty much anything about art history, photography, fine/contemporary/conceptual art, cooking, philosophy/psychology, autobiographies, travel stories, memoirs, etc. I just want to understand the world I'm in. I want to take it all in and I can only hope to give enough back.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I saved a child from drowning when I was 5. Her father worked at a factory that made trophies and made me a golden and purple trophy that says "Sharyn Lifeguard". So I guess from an early age I've had the inclination to help people . ^_^
Teach, Learn, Share
Photography(film and digital), vegan cooking, art (painting, drawing, sustainable art and sculpture)and art history, jewelry-making
What I Can Share with Hosts
Cooking, cleaning, art, organizing, photography
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Panama
Countries I’ve Lived In
Austria, Ireland, United States