Languages - Fluent French and English and learning Kanji - I am about a grade 1 level on a good day but I can help you find what you need in terms of names etc.
Studies: Almost anything you want to know about Japanese culture - including details of the tea ceremony. I am your girl for japanese research.
Arthurian and Medieval literature.
Anything about Joan of Arc or William Blake.
Religious and cultural studies - Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto, Christian, Jewish, Sufi, Muslim, and on.
Alchemy and Tarot.
Fashion, and Haute Couture - (former fashion designer) know the business inside and out - glad I'm out but if you need to know something...
Branding, Graphic Design, Logo development, illustration, typography. (Former creative director)
I know clay sculpting, and bit about pottery.
Also I am an armchair GUT and TOE theorist - so I dabble - but seem to understand well enough -cause it blew my mind straight to God - Quantum Mechanics, Large and small scale physics, Black Holes, various theories...
(GUT - Grand Unified Theory, TOE - Theory of Everything).
I know a lot about bees. Dawn, I am going to want to keep in touch with you! I want an apiary too!!! Have you read Maurice Maeterlink's book The Life of the Bee?
It is amazing!
And Martha Flynn! I am certain we could eat a meal together! I used to freak my sister out with the things I would eat. Just for the fun of it. I'd try almost anything once. I love Klingon food! I have eaten quite a lot of exotic food.
Robust knowledge of the blues. (in more ways than one!)
I can also add that I am an expert at living with chronic pain, being bedridden for 3 years with a back disability, losing feeling in one half of my leg, (as well as my fashion career) then gaining everything back and being completely healed - (now here of course is my story...and it all healed when I started writing again - which I had given up in high school.) Awesome life. All of it.
I am an expert at ignoring messes, and anything else that might take me away from writing, illustrating, or anything else that is more fun than cleaning - which to me is pretty much everything.
I am also pretty expert at spotting frogs. :frog which is entirely different than watching birds. ;-)
I am best though at daydreaming. I do lots and lots of it.