Thursday, June 11, 2009


So I got tagged with some interesting questions the other day and since I hadn't played in a while, I thought I'd give it a whirl.

What is your current obsession?
I love 16" fashion dolls, cake, and sweet tea. To name a few.

What is your weirdest obsession?
This is many to choose from. I spend a ton of time organizing my toolbox before I leave anywhere, I call it my 'traveling studio' and its packed full of tiny art supplies. I have miniscule watercolors, collapsable brushes, small pots of gouche and little bottles of ink. That way, I'm prepared for anything. This is better than mentioning my inability to leave the house without food for later.

What are you wearing today?
A thin, dark knit shirt over a layered skirt that has embroidery and printing down one side. Cotton and comfy.

What's for dinner?
Pan seared steaks with a side of spinach, almonds and grapes. And sweet tea, of course.

What would you eat for your last meal?
Key lime pie, a basil pistachio truffle, my mom's fried chicken with rice and sliced tomatoes. With a cream soda float.

What's the last thing you bought?
Sapphires, labradorites and spinels wire wrapped into delicate chains, to make necklaces for my dolls.

What are you listening to right now?
Cold play, Glen Hansard and Azalea singing the theme song to Scooby Doo.

What is your favorite ice-cream flavour?

What do you think of the person who tagged you?
I love Jean Yates. She's wild, smart and sassy. And I like how red her hair is. I also love that she loves dolls. So much to like about Jean!

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
HAwaii! I love it there. They eat spam like crazy and its pretty and warm. Where else would I want to go?

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
The William and Mary Museum in London to stare at the miniatures and jewels.

Which language do you want to learn?
I wish my brain could hold italian, french, spanish, chinese, japanese and latin. That would be real nice.

What's your favorite quote (for now)?
Its a toss up between the old country saying 's**t or get off the pot!' and 'Let the beauty of what you love be what you do'. I think its a Rumi quote and I probably worded it wrong, but you get the idea.

What's your favorite colour?
Peachy pink, the color of my girls sweet cheek.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
Either my floral printed sarong that doubles as a scarf or shawl or any one of my hoodies. They are like security blankets.

What is your dream job?
Writing and illustrating stories, while making dolls and carving stones.

What's your favorite magazine?
Selvedge or sometimes High Fructose.

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?
A pair of metallic leather sandals with a floral motif from Anthropologie.

Favorite designer?
I like Jean Paul Gaultiers early work to make me swoon, but I think I'd actually wear Marc Jacobs.

Do you admire any one's style?
Cate Blanchett always seems lovely and cool.

Describe your personal style?
Think comfort, jeans, boots, flip flops, t- shirts with lots of jewelry. I wear bangles everyday, hoops in my ears and charms around my neck. I love embroidery and soft fabrics.

What are you going to do after this?
Sleep or eat ice cream.

What are your favorite movies?
Stardust, Lady in the Water, Sense and Senseability, Practical Magic, Hot Fuzz, The Matrix, Howl's Moving Castle and Pride and Prejudice.

What are you reading now?
The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories

What's your favorite fruit?

What inspires you?
Beautiful art, sad songs, birds, strange flowers, art supplies and good books.

What's your favorite work of art?
Since this is too hard even to choose between a few, I think this question should be:

Occupations considered?
1. dermatologist2. archeologist3. law enforcement4. writer5. fashion designer

The rules:1. Respond and rework; answer the question on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention.2. Tag eight other people.

I'm tagging: Cheryl Ann, Jamie Hogsett, Nina Bagley, Heather Wynn, Carter Seibels, Beth Hemmila, Greg Ogden and Jane Wynn.


hint said...

What fun! Thanks for tagging me.

Ditto on the Cate Blanchett and the archaeology!

Jean said...

as usual, I never think anyone will actually respond and do these things, so I am delighted with your fun answers! You rule!!!
love, jean the red!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, ditto on the fun. Also on the archaeology - my chosen profession at the age of 7. Glad to get to know you. Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

I am so craving pistachio ice cream now

Cynthia Thornton said...

Yep, these are fun! Yet sometimes hard to decide what to write. I am also craving pistachio ice cream, Heather Wynn.

lorrwill said...

Azalea singing the theme song to Scooby Doo would probably make me cry from the cuteness.

B & B said...

i just recently ran across your blog after much drooling over green girl studio's beads. such lovely whimsical stuff! and i'm so pleased to read you are just whimsical. i *love* your paintings and am desperately trying to work a print into my budget. i also love your brother's jewelry (i like your's too, but for some reason i'm more drawn to his). i've been following his designs through the mags and finally decided i wanted to track the two of you down. i'm a jeweler, too. my sister and i sell at the local farmer's market. i'm also a painter, a writer, a potter, a knitter... oh, the list goes on.
cheers! beth