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Monday, November 24, 2008

Different Strokes Weekly, Oil, 6x8

This painting is in response to Karin Jurik's Different Strokes From Different Folks Challenge. I found it extremely challenging, with the light coming from behind, and there was a whole tableau to choose from & narrow down. I love a challenge, though, and the very neutral tones were fun to work with (how many ways can you say 'gray'?). And also I go to meet Katie May this weekend at Mary Sheehan Winn's Open Studio - what a great girl!, this is the three of us below:
Also..... I've been 'tagged' by Paula Villanova AND Katie May (so I guess I'd better play!) Here goes:

The rules:
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 (*including their blog links*) and comment on their blogs to let them know they have been tagged.

Now... my 7:
  1. I was the recipient of the Betty Crocker Homemaker Of The Year Award in my senior year of high school (I was desperate for reading materials, and pored over the Farmer's Almanac and Yankee Magazine the previous summer, so knew a few things about skinning peaches and making jam) and was the butt of jokes the entire year - I am absolutely domestically challenged!
  2. Being an artist was way beyond my wildest dream as a child... my family tried and tried to point me in a 'practical' direction.
  3. I can bake circles around almost anybody, and I can't tolerate pie crust that isn't flaky and light!
  4. In jr. high and early high school I was in a girl's guitar band, called... are you ready?.... The Pebbles. :0 We mainly played at Catholic Masses, B'nai B'rith (hope I spelled that right) meetings, other Women's Group meetings, the VA hospital, and.. funerals.
  5. My cats can hypnotize me and put me to sleep.
  6. My favorite thing to do is to just be with my husband - I am never bored (31 years) and am just happy, whatever we do.
  7. At the Holidays I can drive around for hours like a child, looking at the lights and decorations - the more elaborate the better, throw in a Santa & Reindeer, too!
Now.. I'm tagging


  1. That's a good painting!
    Hey , the photo isn't bad either, really. Wasn't that the funnest!!
    I had a great weekend. Very Codman-like :D
    Plus, I made money :)

  2. That was fun to read about you!

    Pebbles...cute name..

  3. "My cats can hypnotize me and put me to sleep"--you made me laugh out loud here, with understanding and with your phrasing.


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