It seems I've been 'tagged' by my good printmaking friend, Ellen Shipley (http://pressing-issues.blogspot.com). Thanks, Ellen!
These are the tagging rules:
1. List 7 random facts/habits about yourself.
2. Choose another 7 bloggers to tag and list their names in your blog.
3. Leave your 7 tagged bloggers comments to notify them of their tagging and to direct them to your blog for tag instructions.
So here are random, little known facts about myself:
1. I'm the oldest of 9 children and, no, we are not Catholic. (My grandmother was a twin, my mother had two sets, and one sister has a set.)
2. When I was in junior high I wanted to be the first woman President of the United States; I have since acquired great wisdom and am happy to be a granny.
3. My first school experience was at a huge Mexico City school at the tender age of 3 (I don't remember anything so it must have been good).
4. I've traveled to and from Spain when I was 7, 11 and 15 ... via long freighter trips with various stops along the way... once at Cuban sugar cane fields, once at the Canary Islands (to bury the ship's captain and wait for a new one).
5. I can never remember a punchline in a joke so I'm always a great audience, which delights my husband.
6. I hate licorice and Brussel sprouts. Please don't give me your recipe! ... icky!
7. My math skills are abominable... but I am a nice person inspite of it.
And (drum roll, please)... as some of my friends have already been tagged... I'm going for new blood... and some very interesting artists that I have recently discovered:
1. Janey of Janey's Journal (http://janeysjourney.typepad.com/). Check out her drawings; they are fresh and simple with a lot of expression.
2. Amy Stoner's Fine Art Blog (http://amymstoner.blogspot.com/). Amy is a art dynamo. I've got a few of her prints and love them.
3. Sue Woollatt's From the Studio Window (http://studio-window.blogspot.com/). Sue has gotten back into her engraving and it's wonderful.
4. Jennifer Schmitt's Blue Notes - A Printmaking Sojourn (http://azuregrackle.com/blogs/). Jen is a relative newcomer to printmaking but she has us all excited about the Periodic Table project she started.
5. Tina Mammoser, London Artist (http://tina-m.blogspot.com/). Tina is a friend from Wet Canvas, a printmaker who has moved over to painting more, wonderful dreamy abstracts.
6. Kris Shanks' It's About the Art (http://shanksart.blogspot.com/). Kris is both a printmaker and painter and her wonderful pieces are always places I would like to inhabit.
7. Lynette Clay's Original Art (http://www.lynxes123.blogspot.com/). Lynnie is another Wet Canvas artist friend that does stunning trees that dance ... You need to check out her block to see what I mean.