Why, hello! I’m the “me” in Humblebee & Me. I’m Marie Rayma, and I have a lot of somewhat odd, labour-intensive hobbies. I love to sew, design (graphic & costume), cook, bind books, make soap, whip together lotions and body balms, and do pretty much anything else I can figure out. Or try to figure out. I’m currently living in Calgary, Canada, where you can dress like a cowboy whenever you want, and pancake breakfasts are always acceptable.
I love writing and photography, and I’ve been working with HTML & web design for over ten years now, so a blog seemed like something I was eventually bound to do—or do again, as it were. I’ve had many different websites over the years, many of which I operated under the alias Torli Roberts. They included Make it Count, an incredibly popular Titanic fan site (still online, though not updated much), Blending Creations (the most popular and oldest online blend challenge for a period of several years), and a whole mess of fanlistings, fan sites, blogs, and personal sites. When I went to Australia for seven months in 2010 I kept a blog, Aussome, to recount my adventures to my friends back home.
Profession-wise, I’m a graphic designer, with a passion for books—cookbooks, to be specific. If you’re interested in seeing what I do, you can find my portfolio at MarieRayma.com. I’m also the Creative Director (oooh, fancy) at LiveOutThere.com, a super awesome independent online outdoor retailer. We sell great gear and have a lot of fun.
This blog is the answer to every time I’ve been asked “how do you do that?”. So, what are you waiting for? Dive in and fine out! I post every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.