Friday, April 24, 2009

MEME and Keeping The Flow

I've been tagged by my friend Lynn over at LLYYNN. I love Lynn’s work and always find her a source of great inspiration. She especially challenges me to think about colour in ways that I don’t think of naturally.

So the kiln is firing, I’m having a breather (and a glass of wine), and here are the answers to the things about me that you are just waiting with baited breath to know. But first….


Rules of the meme: Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your own blog; replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention; add one more question of your own. Tag some friends to keep the flow going, let them know they've been tagged.


What is your current obsession?

Fossils, specifically marine fossils of the Permian basin.

Which item from your closet are you wearing most lately?

Now that the weather is warm (hot) I’ve switched out my fleecies for generic cotton jersey draw string capris and t-shirts. This is my studio uniform, mostly in black.

What is your least favorite color?

Lavender, early childhood deep scarring from a floral organza Easter dress complete with hat and gloves.

What are you listening to right now?

Tiddas, an Australian aboriginal womens trio, that I was lucky enough to hear in a park near my home in N Fitzroy just before they finished their final concert tour.

Favorite vacation spots?

Hands down top favourite is Paris, followed closely by San Francisco, and anywhere that has good hiking.

What are you reading right now?

Farwell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D Houston. It was published in 1973 but I’ve not read it yet. It is a memoir of sorts of a Japanese
American girl and her family interred at Manzanar during World War II. It is good but quite sad so far. But WWII Japanese interment is inherently sad.

What four words would you use to describe yourself?

Caring, Generous, Intense, Silly

What is your current guilty pleasure?

Chocolate. Chocolate does not like me, it makes my skin do horrible things. I am currently paying penance for 3 Cadbury mini eggs and one full size from Easter.

What would you do if the internet was irreparably damaged and you had to find another way to connect?

Cry and then phone my friends to go out for coffee.

Where are you planning to travel next?

The Mother Land. Northern Iowa where my Mom and Sis are via Wichita where my daughter lives and through South West Iowa where my partners Sis lives. This is our annual journey to reconnect with our beloved families. It is lot easier to do now than when we lived in Australia!

What flower are you most anxious to see bloom this spring?

Come and gone, the redbud trees. Not really a flower per se but it is the harbringer of spring here followed closely in my garden by the peach, apple, quince, and old fashioned iris.

What are you most happy doing?

Spending quiet time with my now grown up children. Simple chat, games, walks, simple family time. Given I don’t get to do that everyday, playing in my studio. Not working, just playing with ideas. I love more than anything sharing my day with Peter and finding about his when he gets home. (Peter, I know you lurk on my blog, but this is true, not just for your benefit)

Care to share some wisdom?

My favourite poet is the mystic Sufi, Rumi, and I love his “let the beauty that you love be the work that you do.” It applies to so many facets of life other than art. I interpret this as you must find the thing inside you that has beautiful meaning and that can be a guide to how you live. To me it speaks to living a compassionate life for that is a beautiful way of living. Everything else will follow.

I've tagged:

Renate at Put A Little Magic in Your Life
Sharon at Livewire Jewelry
Erin at Every Heart Craft

There are just so many of you I'd like to hear more from. So hopefully we'll see some more from you all as this gets passed around.

Hope you all will play along and keep the flow!

Cheers, LeAnn


stregata said...

Lovely post, LeAnn! I will be in touch, have some additional questions.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Thank you both for being so generous and sharing and keeping the MEME (prounounced like "theme") going! I'm so thrilled to learn more about you, LeAnn!

For some odd reason my image of you is a very young girl, when you talk about grown children I realize you're more my generation, it makes me feel closer.

And I love redbud trees, too.

SummersStudio said...

Thanks for playing Renate! Looking forward to it.

Lynn, it is my silly side that makes that impression. If you could only see the stunning silver in my hair. My children are more than old enough to let be a nana. They just aren't cooperating.

sharon said...

I'll play LeAnn, but it may take me a day or two if that's ok because it's 1:36 a.m. now and I'm still working, but' I'll get it done! I fear I may be boring though!

SummersStudio said...

Thanks for playing Sharon. No one who can actually be awake and working at 1:36 am can possibly be boring!