I've been TAGGED!

"Celo Citrus" 6x6" Pastel

TAG, you're it!
This week I came back from Thanksgiving break to find out that I had been tagged by a fellow artist, Loriann Signori, who somehow found my blog in this huge pool of talent on the internet. I'm always amazed when someone finds my blog, coming from anywhere on this planet to comment on my artwork. I'm extremely grateful for anyone who visits and offers comments on my blog, bringing the artist community closer. So, without further adoo...

Here are the rules for being tagged.

You need to:
1. Put a link in your posting to the person who tagged you. Check out my tagger Loriann's blog.
2. List 7 unusual things about yourself.
3. Tag up to 7 other bloggers at the end of your post and comment
on their blogs to let them know.

So, here are some truths about me you may not know...

1. I'm short. I've always been short. I'll never forget when I was in 3rd grade I was called "shrimphead" by a mean boy, and I still remember how it made me feel.... Yucky! I've since overcome my height with confidence in who I am. Oh, 5'0" is my vertical dimension by the way, and I love having tall friends!

2. I love Green Tea Latte's. If I could have one everyday, I'd be in heaven. I must confess, sometimes I have to dig for spare change in my kids closets for just that one GTL fix.

3. When I was in 2nd grade, I drove my bike into a cactus! I was not very confident on the bike and this cactus had some long branches that hung over the curb, taunting me to fall into it. So I did. Just of late, my Dad told me that I was a kind of clumbsy kid, and so I guess he's right. I did get pricked near my eye, nose and mouth, but the doctor was able to patch me up leaving barely any scaring. Thank goodness my eye wasn't poked out!

4. Some 18 years after the cactus incident, my husband and I rode our mountain bikes down the entire Oregon Coast in 10 days. It was a great and challenging vacation trip and am so proud that I did it. Now, these days my only biking is done once a year for the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure.

5. When I was about 9 years old, I visited Disneyland and I saw portrait artists painting people's portraits right there in the town square. I secretly wanted to be a portrait artist painting at Disneyland when I grew up. Well...I do paint portraits, but not often enough.....and I'd still love to work for Disneyland...maybe.

6. When I retire (as if artists ever retire), I want to live in San Luis Obispo, CA. This sleepy college town warms my heart on the Central Californian coast. I love the coast line whether foggy or sunny. It always washes away my stresses. And it's an incredible area for plein-air painting.

7. I love spending time with my husband of 21 years. Is this unusual? Maybe for some, but not for us. We recently spent 3 days dating while the kids were in school prior the long Thanksgiving break. He's my biggest art supporter, for if it weren't for him I wouldn't have moved into this profession.

Now, I'm tagging these 7 artists, so be sure to visit their blogs!

1. Celeste Bergin Celeste paints in oils and is a plein-air artist in Portland, Oregon (where I live). I think she was just tagged by someone else, so she may have already posted.
2. Carol Marine Oil painter in a loose, clever style. Daily painter too!
3. Gretha Lindwood Gretha is one of my tall friends who is my painting buddy. Be sure to stop by and comment on her new pastel blog!
4. Margaret Dyer Pastels and and occasional oil. Incredible figurative painter whom I have admired from afar.
5. Bill Cone. I have found Bill's pastel work to be very intuitive and refreshing.
6. Michael King Michaels ubber-realism in pastels is incredible!
7. Michael Orwick. Michael and I are neighbors. Oils in the plein air and fantasy genre.

Oh, and I forgot, "Celo Citrus" is available unframed, $75.00


Blogger Celeste Bergin said...

thanks for tagging me, Brenda! I loved reading about you...it is fun to learn about all the people who have been tagged. See you soon!

11/30/08, 11:08 PM  
Blogger loriann signori said...

I have always loved your work. It's fun to read your "facts" .....now it feels like I know you a bit. Tag is a fun game. Happy painting, Loriann

12/1/08, 6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howdy neighbor,
Thank you for the tag and I'll get back to you and the tagging stuff soon, I'm leaving to the Big Island for over a week.

Catch up when I get back.
all the best and Happy Holidays.
All the best,
Michael Orwick

Orwick Arts


12/1/08, 10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forgot to say how amazing all these little studies are. You are getting so good, and your hard work is very inspirational.

12/1/08, 10:26 AM  
Blogger Alkemilla said...

I've found your blog too, and I'm happy for that.
Your way of using pastel is fashinating.

5/8/09, 3:25 AM  

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