Remember the childhood game of tag, you're it? Well, tagging is part of the blog world, too. It's fun when you have the time to participate. I chose today, Sunday, to spend some time playing tag indoors after enjoying the gorgeous sunny day in Seattle. What a contrast from yesterday when I painted the gray landscape!
A Canadian artist Joanne Griesbrecht, whose work I admire, "tagged" me on her blog.
This is how the game works:
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.
My list of 7 not-so-usual things about me, even though I'm pretty much a "garden variety" artist, are the following:
1. I did my first painting (pastels) of Woodside Store (California Bay Area) when I was in grade school as part of a Girl Scout badge project. It was really pretty good.
2. Until high school I never was in one school longer than two years because we moved. I survived quite well because I loved new places and new people. I still get the "two year itch" but find it hard now to pull up stakes when the time comes.
3. I learned to play soccer in grade school, played collegiate field hockey besides all kinds of other sports. I also was a member of the county junior posse drill team, riding horseback in drills while carrying a flag on a pole!
4. Lots of 4H(raising/showing cattle) and FHA (home economics) kept me busy and provided plenty of fun. I even raised/showed Berkshire hogs! Have you tried to make a pig go where you wanted it to by using the end of a pole?
5. I wanted to major in piano but the college I attended wouldn't approve my second instrument (saxophone......played in marching and dance bands). They would accept voice, but I flunked the audition! So, I majored in chemistry (which I loved.......colors, even then) and worked in teaching and research until job openings disappeared for chemists in my area.
6. I studied four foreign languages and can't speak nor read much of any of them anymore, but they're a great help for crossword puzzles.
7. I took a watercolor class in 1976 and instantly loved the flowing water and paint. I still have my first watercolor, a farm landscape, to remind me of that experience. However, my brother critiqued with his construction foreman/superintendent eye "the silo is not plumb"!
Here are the blogs I'll be tagging because I like these artists' work.