Thursday, October 20, 2011

interview giveaway!

So on wednesday I posted my answers to Amy's interview, go check it out if you missed it...

and now like I promised I have another interview that I want you all to play along with... and as incentive... I'm having a giveaway to celebrate over 100 followers and almost 100 posts... here's some of what 3 people randomly drawn  could get in the mail just for cutting and pasting the interview and answering my questions...

                                                A pendant made from one of my watercolors...
   An ACEO
Don't hold me to that literally as far as the ACEO goes as I may not be able to locate the original so it may be a different one...
                                                                       And ................
                there will also be an 8x10 print of one of my falling ladies,

So here's too much info about me...

1. What should you be doing right now instead of sitting on the computer?

                    Getting in the shower to get ready for work.

2. What's the messiest area of your house? and dare you to show us...

                    My closet is totally a mess, clothes everywhere and tons of beaded necklaces   and scarves hanging... but that part actually looks pretty.

3. 5 simple things that make you happy right now, above and beyond the obvious like your family and your health...

                  1.) A rose my husband brought me last week (I sketched, painted and photographed)

                  2.) Wind blowing leaves off the trees
                  3.) CANDY PUMPKINS

                  4.) Messy or used paint brushes

                  5.) Crows in the road

4. When did you last cry?

                 I cry easy and often, but the last time was when my husband called me at work from home as he gets home before me and cooks fancy gourmet meals, (Yes, you ARE jealous right now, I know!) and he puts my son on the phone...
                Many of you know my son is autistic and even though he repeats what we say sometimes, or repeats lines from movies or even rarer asks for what he wants, he's still considered nonverbal as he doesn't initiate conversation... so my husband says to him, "tell mommy you love her", and my son said..."love you... foreber". ...... I could cry again typing this.

5. Favorite book...

                Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

6. How many pets...

                We have 2 cats and a bunch of fish is all right now. This is Tyrone, he used to be Peabody but then became Tyrone when we put him outside for peeing all over the house. He needed a tougher name and actually became the leader of a street gang who he shares his food with, and they've learned to hunt in a pack... a truly scary thing to watch. He was eatting a  squirrel 2 minutes before this photo.

                And here's BobDole, his mom, whom he hates.

7. 2 Goals... one huge and unrealistic one,  and one achieveable one...

                 I want to quit my day job, earn $100,000 with my art so we can get a cabin in the woods with a big pond, big enough to have a tiny little island on it. The island only needs to be big enough for an adirondack chair and a beach umbrella so I can sit out there and sketch. I originally wanted an arched bridge to it but that wouldn't keep the kids away now would it! (So I'll paddle to it in a canoe I keep hidden.)

                And 2nd: I want to lose 30 pounds by Christmas, You might think that's more unrealistic than the cabin and pond, but I think I can do it, with yoga  and taichi and no more candy corn!

8. 5 things in your purse besides money and a cell phone...

             My mini sketchbook
             a little silver frog to remind me of frog magic and water!
             Burt's bees lipstick, the only makeup I wear.
             3 or 4 hair thingy's
             my camera

9. The emotion or feeling you hate the most...

             Guilt... I avoid guilt at all costs by trying to do the right thing but it still doesn't work, I feel guilty about everything,I feel guilty I haven't done enough for  the rest of my family because of the autism, I feel guilty I haven't cured my son (I KNOW), I feel guilty for driving too fast, eatting too much junk since then I won't be healthy enough to live forever for him, I feel guilty for feeling guilty , good lord!

10. If you could have 50 pounds of anything except money or gold what would you want?

              Glitter, not to use in art, but just to roll in or toss in the air! can you imagine!

OK so now it's your turn, cut and paste to your blog, make a post and link it up here...You've got a month,till November 20th... then I'll draw names from everyone who played along!
and since I did include some art I feel justified in linking to paintparty friday,creative everyday, whimsical wednesday, maybe even creative fridays and fiberart friday.

For some reason I can't get the linky to go on the bottom of the post so I put it on the top of my blog, which is good as it'll stay there anyway...


  1. Wonderful art work and great interview of yourself ~ will try and link up ~ may not get to it till next week ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

    PS Love your dreams, your cats and your husband for giving you a rose. ^_^

  2. This is so much fun! :) I'll definetly play along. :)

  3. Great to find out new things about you! Will try and join in the fun this weekend!

  4. What a wonderful way to get to know you! I adore the image of the Cat with little black cat and the single rose painting. So simple and moving. Blessings to you my fellow dreamer!

  5. I soooo adore that SEAGULLS ACEO...I will try and do your Interview too!

  6. great to have you in the whimsy mix again!

  7. What a great post and such a wonderful dream island (+ hidden canoe, lol) Beautiful art work!

  8. Love the pendant you made of one of your watercolors! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  9. Terrific post and most interesting. Loving all the artwork. Happy PPF, Annette x

  10. Good luck with all of your goals! Thank you for telling us more about yourself.

  11. So fun to get to know you more :) The phone call got to me, too. Sweet boy. 50 pounds of glitter would be quite a sight! I love your artwork you threw in! I'll try to join in the interview game too.

  12. Thank you for posting those questions and answers about yourself. Here I've been reading your blog for some time but have learned so much more about you in this post.

  13. Great interview!! Not sure that I'll answer but great questions. Tyrone - lol!

  14. hilarious about the cat. i have 2 cats that needed new names when they moved outdoors also. They are rather tough, but they sleep in a house with a heater that i switch on at night when it drops below 50 F.
    So they are tough, but only because they've got it good.

    I love that you caught tyrone eating a squirrel - my cats brought a bunny to the door for me. Except that it was dead.
    and they ate the face.

    so it was sad.
    and now i feel this is an inappropriate comment even though it was my weird way of saying i "get" your cat situation...

    ugh. stop overthinking this amy...

  15. great post and loved the interview... so going to link up and do it next week.. little scared of your cats though... cats are just freaky at the best of times... but squirrel feasting animals are way to animal planet for me... makes me glad i am on the other side of the world xx

  16. oh, I love the painting of the rose! Not sure I have time right now to answer the questions, but it was nice reading.

  17. I will definitely play along... It may take me a bit, but I'll definitely play along :)

    I enjoyed learning more about you - this is fun!


  18. Love your art work and that rose is awesome. Happy PPF!

  19. I will give it a go this week as I enjoyed learning about you! Great idea!

  20. I love your painting of you on an island! Sweet! I too have Burt's Bees in my bag, and my husband has been cooking gourmet meals for me ever since we got married! Sometimes i take pictures of his well arranged dishes! This is a fun interview and I'll see if I can do the same! Patsy from

  21. Awesome artwork! Thanks for linking to Just Journals.

  22. :))
    i answered. i linked.

    i can help you put mister linky where you want it next time if you want :))

  23. I love this post! Found out so many things about you!

  24. OMG!!! How did I miss this post??? So sorry, and I've been waiting to join in too!?! :S Will get it done today, promise :D XXX

  25. I would LOVE to have any one of your beautiful creations!
    Here's my post:

  26. I read about this challenge on Stephanie's blog last week, and decided to answer the questions. Little did I realize it would take me nearly a week to get all the photos and answers. I never worked so hard in my life! Here is my post: