Saturday, January 10, 2009

I Got Tagged!

I was tagged by an amazing artist and fellow Etsian Kendra, aka I'll try and think of things off the top of my head.

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the rules:link to the person who tagged you > post the rules on your blog > write six random things about yourself > tag six people at the end of your post and link to them > let each person know they've been tagged
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1. I took dance classes for ten years when I was young. Jazz, tap and ballet. I loved it and I'd like to own a pair of tap shoes to just flap around the house in.

2. I had a crush on my high school art teacher. I thought he looked like a rustic, artsy Richard Gere.

3. My favorite movie is A Room With A View but you'd hate watching it with me because I say every line just like the actors. Mr. Emerson is my favorite. "At the side of the everlasting Why, there is a yes! And a yes! And a yes!". Love it.

4. One of my favorite things to do on a snowy weekend day is to watch PBS cooking shows, Victory Garden and This Old House. They converge to fuel my future fantasies - dream house, dream garden, cooking with the fruits of our labor.

5. One of the first pieces of art I ever sold (maybe the actual first?) was a sketch of a band playing in a pub in Dublin to a man sitting at the table in front of us. I was with my parents and it was just after I graduated college. A very handsome young man from Portugal sat at our table and chatted up my parents but I was too shy. He just happened to have a tin of sketching pencils (I only had a black pen) and passed them over to me to use with a shy smile and dark, beautiful eyes. hahaha A girl's got to hold tight to those memories! If I had a younger sister I'd tell her you're only young once, don't be shy, TALK to the cute shy boy that's making eyes at you! ah well... it's ok, I ended up finding another beautiful Portuguese man that I fell madly in love with and married right here in my home state, so all ends well after all. :)

6. Sometimes I walk outside of my house to go to the backyard studio and I happen upon a dozen wild turkeys pecking around in the back yard (they aren't really mean, but they aren't animals you want to go run up to and hug - trust me - a local moron tried that and got attacked! He's ok so you're allowed to laugh at that one, I sure do.). I talk to them. "Hey turkeys. How's it going guys. It's cool. I'm in no rush" and usually I talk to animals when I'm alone but the other day my husband heard me and started cracking up in the living room. "What? Me talking to the turkeys?" I asked after I came back in to wait them out. "No, you used the McConaughey voice!". My impression of Matthew McConaughey is one of several random voices I like to play around with. So if you see some weird lady talking to animals - birds, squirrels, doesn't matter - like a laid back surfer bro, you'll know it's me.

Now for some tagging!


Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

And you dance -- maybe that's why your art is so vivid and full of movement!

Karen Faulkner said...

LOL...I talk to animals sometimes too (often to mourning doves lately), but I don't have a Matthew McConaughey impression!

Kendra Zvonik said...

I love your random thoughts- it's wonderful to get to know you. I talk to myself while I paint and sometimes to my dog. I don't have a cute accent though. That's hilarious!
I like your dream for the future. I hope you get there. I will have to revisit Room With A View.
Rufus Wainwright has a beautiful song called "The Art Teacher".
Thanks for the fun today, Jessica!

Andrea and Kim said...

Jessica you are a woman of so many talents - dancing, talking turkey, Dublin pubs - wow. I really like these random facts about you. You are better with painting/drawing while people watch. I have to have a particular, controlled environment to get into it. I think for one thing I do too many odd movements and would call attention to myself. As for talking to animals...sure I do that. I don't talk while I do a lot of things, but I do talk to random animals (grizzly bears in Glacier National Park, chipmunks in my back yard, etc.).

Cool post...and thank for the tag! I will think about what I might want to share. :)