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I'd like to start this post by thanking Tracey and Molly for giving me the "Tell Me About Yourself" award... Thank you both so much - I am very honored that you thought of me!
The first part of this award is to share 7 things about myself that you might not already know. Well, since I have been wanting to play along with Andrea's interview I thought I would answer those questions... It is actually 10 things, so I hope you don't mind!
(I really admired the creative way Molly shared information about herself, and I fell in love with Karen's artsy answers to Amy's interview questions. So, since I was feeling inspired, I created a page in my sketchbook that answers Andrea's questions. You can click on the image at the top of this post to see my answers, or you can just read them below.)
1. What should you be doing right now instead of sitting on the computer?
Cleaning my studio! (See question 2!)
2. What's the messiest area of your house? and dare you to show us...
My studio. If I don't clean it soon, the next time I venture in there I will most likely not come out! Pictures? I'll have to dig my camera out first! Ha!
3. 5 simple things that make you happy right now, above and beyond the obvious like your family and your health...
squeezy bear hugs
perfectly ripe avocadoes
smiles from strangers
great big belly laughs
an extra hour of sleep
4. When did you last cry?
By the time you read this, I will probably have already cried again! Ha! I cry a lot... I cry when I am happy, sad, scared, angry... You get the picture, I'm sure. The only thing I do more than cry? Laugh! I laugh
5. Favorite book...
Impossible. Seriously. I loooove books... all kinds of books!
I could never choose a favorite.
6. How many pets...
I have 2 cats - Mona and Lisa.
7. 2 Goals... one huge and unrealistic one, and one achievable one...
I believe in dreaming big and I have been very fortunate to see seemingly unrealistic dreams become achievable ones!
My current goals involve art, kindness, and book ideas...
(I know it might seem like an elusive answer, but I am superstitious and I am scared of jinxing myself!)
8. 5 things in your purse besides money and a cell phone...
I don't carry a purse - I like to keep things in my pockets. Sometimes I carry a great big bag with my sketchbook, art supplies, and camera, though.
9. The emotion or feeling you hate the most...
Jealousy and the feeling of inadequacy that often accompanies it.
"Comparison is the thief of joy!"
10. If you could have 50 pounds of anything except money or gold what would you want?
I'd be very curious to see what 50 pounds of feathers would look like, but what I'd really love to have is 50 pounds of paint, or canvas, or pencils... 50 pounds of art supplies is as good as gold, as far as I'm concerned!
The second part of this award is to give it to 15 great blogs. Well, the truth is I read a lot of great blogs and I'd love to know more about all of them! So, if you're reading this and you'd like to play along please grab the award and leave your link in the comments so I can learn more about you! If you've already accepted this award from someone else, I'd love it if you would leave your link in the comments too! (It's not necessary to answer these specific questions, but if you'd like to you can find them here.)