I learned recently that I have been awarded The Versatile Blogger Award from illustrator Koosje Koene in Amsterdam, Holland. Thank you Koosje! I am ready to pay it forward to more worthy bloggers.
So, here goes: 7 random things you may not know about me.
I don't like the taste of coffee even though I enjoy the smell of it. I sometimes linger near a coffee bar just to smell the roast beans and feel that tiny head-clearing rush of caffeine energy.
I enjoy reading classic children's books such as The Wind in the Willows, The Secret Garden, and Harry Potter. Its not unusual to find me checking out the latest children's novels (8-12 yr-old range) at the library. There's something magical about getting swept away in the stories and letting them fuel my art projects.
My sister and her family live on a beach in New Zealand, a place I hope to visit one day.
I love birds - watching them flit around the garden or in nature shows makes me happy. They symbolize light-hearted freedom to me. I also like to draw and paint birds and birdcage images. However I would not want a caged bird in my house - those lovely antique cages are prettier filled with plants :)
I enjoy reading home decor magazines. I especially like seeing the owner's pet(s) lounging about the perfect interiors but I feel cheated if their names are not listed with the photo description. It makes me giggle to read captions like "...and on the antique bed lies the owner's pug, Mrs. Wiggles".
I am fearless around bees ever since my 20's when I had a neighbor who kept hives. His bees would visit my garden all the time so I got used to them (I also know I am not allergic). He showed me how to capture bees between a plate and a drinking glass if one of them flies indoors. I am the official bug catch-and-release person in our household :)
I have never had a cavity in my life. My dentist would like to clone my teeth.
Here's my choice for bloggers who also deserve this award:
If you have a free moment, visit these award-worthy bloggers. You'll be glad you did :)