Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tagged - 7 things

1. I have a Bachelor of Education degree, but I never taught. When I graduated, I took a job in a library, which is where I really wanted to be. Today I work in the library of a college on the cusp of becoming a university.
2. I get a massage once a month, whether I need it or not.
3. I had a truly happy childhood, and a non-dysfunctional family.
4. When I was 14, I went into Junior High school, where they offered "real" art classes. I signed up and after the first class, the teacher told me I had no talent and could no longer be in that class. It took me nearly 30 years to pick up a paint brush again.
5. I love to cook and to watch cooking shows on TV (watching someone cook on TV is weirdly addicting).
6. I am passionate about reading, and about talking about books.
7. I try to learn something new every day, and to compliment someone every day.

9 comments:

phthaloblu said...

I'm really glad that after that mean teacher said those awful things to you, even if it took you 30 years, that you picked up the brush again. You have amazing talent and that teacher just had issues. I hate cooking, but, I love watching cooking shows, too. I love my girl on Every Day Italian. She makes it look so easy. Thanks for sharing!

Teri C said...

Oh my gosh, I think we are sisters! We have all the same likes and dislikes!

Natalie Ford said...

You so do have talent! *hug*

Teachers have the power to teach or to destroy! :(

caseytoussaint said...

I hope there are lots of art teachers out thee reading your blog and seeing how wrong they can be. It's nice to get to know you better.

Anna said...

Thanks for aharing! I am glad to hear that you finally dared to draw again! It is so important to encourage, not judge, any type of creative expression, don't you think?

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

The world is full of teachers who tell kids they can't draw, or write or have no talent for this or that. I know that because I've met so many writers and artists who tell stories like yours. It always mystifies me. What could these teachers possibly be thinking? I wish I could find your art teacher and make her eat your cyclamen painting. :-) Of course then you wouldn't have it anymore, which would be bad.

Linda said...

I'm seriously wishing never-ending ingrown toenails to several art teachers that I've heard of out there in the world! So glad you started painting again!

Emma Pod said...

Thanks for sharing your 7 things. I'm glad you have re-entered the art world! I think a massage a month sounds about right. How nice to have a functional family. And I love your last one to learn something new and give compliments every day. That is really nice

Dave said...

It's amazing how many art "teachers" there are out there who don't seem to think they have any responsibility to actually teach people how to draw or paint; they just want people in their classes who are already good artists. I'm glad you picked it up again!