A few days ago I was tagged by my friend Theresa Rankin in
Carthage, Missouri. She is a fantastic painter, an excellent
writer, and her blog is a delightful combination of facts
about her wonderful life, and the art of being a painter.
So here are the rules for being tagged.
You need to:
1. Put a link in your posting to the person who tagged you.
2. List 7 unusual things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 other bloggers at the end of your post and comment
on their blogs to let them know.
Here is a list of 7 things about me. I don't really have any
wild revelations to make because although I love my life
you might not find it at all remarkable or exciting.
1. I've been married to the same man for over 20
years and we are still in love.
2. I have two wonderful sons. One is in Korea
teaching English, and the other is studying acting
3. I studied art at the Ontario College of Art and
Design, but left half way through my studies to
take an English Literature degree at the University
of Guelph. I missed language, (not much talk at art
college). At university I felt like I lived in a waterfall
of delicious words and discussion.
4. My undergraduate thesis was on "Iconography and
Imagery in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene."
5. I teach English and Psychology at Seneca
College in Toronto.
6. My main goal in life is to be happy, and to try to
make those around me happy. Over a long life
of practice, I'm getting pretty good at it. Sorrow,
hardship and illness come without our bidding,
but remaining happy and kind requires
intelligence and dedication.
7. My joke with my friends is that I am shallow.
I do read Allure magazine, but I also read
more challenging literature for at least an hour every
morning and every night. Even though I pretty much dress in
a uniform (white shirt, dark sweater, jeans, or black pants),
I love the look of fashion, which is why I paint people in
beautiful dresses and evening wear.
8. I never forgot what it was like to be a teenager,
and still feel like a kid. That's why I relate well to
the young people I teach. When I was their age
I was a skateboard freak.
Here is the list of fellow artists I'm tagging:
Theresa Rankin http://theresarankinfineart.blogspot.com/
Flora Doehler http://floramary.wordpress.com/category/bear-river/
Eldon Warren http://eldonwarren.wordpress.com/
Liz Hirst http://www.lizamoveson.blogspot.com/
Aaron Lifferth http://aaronlifferth.blogspot.com/
Laurel Daniel http://laureldaniel.blogspot.com/
Susan Carlin http://susansartjournal.blogspot.com/
Belinda del Pesco http://belindadelpesco.blogspot.com/
David Lobenberg http://davidlobenberg.blogspot.com/
Forgive me for being still so novice at this that I don't
know how to use your names alone, and have it click to your
blog. Some of you have been tagged already. It's a bit like the school
yard tag game, gone all Dada -- or Cubist. You may be
tagged, and tagged again, and again. Perhaps the truth is that we
wander in the same circles on the net for a reason.
Ultimately I think that one of the nicest things about blogging
is this feeling of support you get when people like your work
and your blog so much that you get treated to being noticed.
As usual, I could add about 15 other sites on here, but this list
includes some of the sites I try to visit every day. They dazzle me
with their work, their daring and their consistently
Here's a little painting I did back in
my watercolour days.
The painting shows my husband on the
right talking to his friend Frank,
with Sam our son staring out at the
sailboats. The river is the Ottawa
River and the town across the water is Aylmer, Quebec.
Have a getting-ready-to-be-tagged day.