Monday, April 27, 2009

Obsessions, Favorites, and Admirations

I was tagged by the inspiring Dionne of the City of Dionne blog and shop.

What's your current obsession? Watercolor, sewing, crocheting, and blogging...oh, and as always, the beach
! What's your weirdest obsession? I'm a giant slob, but don't you dare get my tupperware cabinet out of order.

What are you wearing today? Art teacher attire: whatever barely squeaks by our dress code, but with a little quirkiness, hoping it impressed my HS girls .

Why is today special? Because it is Monday, a start to a new week.

What would you like to learn to do? Make furniture, jewelry, printmaking, and especially Graphic Design (Cecily or tutorials this summer?)

What's for dinner today? Seven Layer Dip

What's the last thing you bought? A $20 cotton dress with ruffles.

What's your favorite weather? When it's warm but breezy, and when everything around me is a bright shade of green. (sorry Di, it's mine too, you just said it so much better than I could)!

What's your most challenging goal right now? Deciding where to buy a house- by the coast (more expensive) or by the in-laws (cheaper and by the lake, but way inland).

What do you think about the person who tagged you? Where do I begin? Dionne is ridiculously inspiring, not only creatively speaking, but the girl is optimistic, organized, kind, invested in her blogging friends, and I get the feeling that when she blogs she is really writing for the reader, not as some self-involved catharsis, but more of a how can I make their day today? What would they find interesting? She also isn't afraid to mention her faith, and I can feel that she loves the little life she lives in Houston with her husbie.

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be? Just about where I am now in North County San Diego, only a little further down the coast: Leucadia or Cardiff by the Sea, LaCosta is nice too (Forbes' most expensive zip code), but while South Oceanside is more realistic, Coronado would be the life.

Favorite vacation spot? As a kid it was Whidbey Island, WA. As an adult, I loved Venice. But I still would love to make it to New York, Greece, and much of the artistic face of Europe.

What would you like to have in your hands right now? A pardon from all my school debt.

What would you like to get rid of? We've been living with most of our stuff in storage since Thanksgiving and I'm seeing that I can get along quite well without most of it. When we do buy a house, I have a feeling we'll be hosting a garage sale of the ages.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? Salt Lake, to see my family.

What's your favorite thing about the city you live in? The Beach! Not just where blue meets blue, but the whole coastline, the people, the culture, the architecture, the shopping, the laid-back style. And while LA and the rest of the Pacific Coast shares much of this, there's something so unpretentious about San Diego. That's what I love.
If you had $150 now what would you spend it on? A sky-diving lesson, or a kayaking trip for the family in the Lagoon

Do you admire anyone's style? I too like Zooey Deschanel, and I also like Kate Hudson. My friend Stacey's style is great too, but my former student Jen aint never afraid to be fun.

Describe your personal style. I've often been told I don't look like an artist, when I desperately want to be the unique, a little bit off one who sets the trends in a bold way. I try, but then I get lazy. It's hard to care when you live in a beach city. When people see me next to my husband, they think I'm the organized OCD one and he's the slob. Not true: his scruffy beard and athletic gear throws people off. But I must say, he loves me most when I'm fresh-faced and chillin' in beach bum attire.

Who's art show would you want tickets to? I loved seeing Alexander Calder at the Bellagio a few years ago, but I would really want to see some more of Jasper Johns' encaustic paintings, or Modigliani, or Botticelli.

What are three live shows that you have seen? Phantom of the Opera with Sierra, the Lion King with Jon, and the Nutcracker with my Daddy and Grammi on my 8th birthday.

Now the rules of this tag:

1. Respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your own invention.
2. Tag 7 other people you would love to learn more about. Here's mine:

~Stacey of Love and Photographs
~Elise of {pennyweight online}
~Dot of Dabbled
~Miss Aimee
~Tina of {Luphia Loves}

Also, I'd like to say thank you for all the support you've all given regarding my previous post; I did submit it, likely for the last time, but I think Miss Aimee is right, I need to take the time to create some new just-as-fabulous paintings.


Kotori said...

Loved reading this and getting to know more about you! Seven Layer dip for dinner? You are my kind of girl! Yum.

lori vliegen said...

what a fun tag...i love the thought of "art teacher attire" becoming the trendiest of trends, especially if it impresses your high school girls! glad you decided to submit your artwork to the's fabulous! :)

Dionne said...

Where the heck did you find a cotton dress with ruffles for $20? Steal!

Oh I love Phantom of the Opera. I would love to see it again - I love all the scene changes and costumes.

Also - please post the recipe for your seven layer dip! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Thanks for your compliments, I am blushing!

Anonymous said...

do you remember the apollo earrings giveaway from leah sakellarides on joanna's blog a few weeks ago?! well leah is giving away another beautiful piece this week on my blog, macaroni club! she is so talented, and so sweet to do this! i'd like to invite you to come visit macaroni club, and if you like this piece of leah's, sign up to win it!
xo... sarah

Miss Aimee said...

I will do this...but maybe in a few wks time. I am soooo overwhelmed with a project I am working on now. more later. thanks for the tag. xoxo

mic said...

we have the same exact style heroes! zooey deschanel and kate hudson are too cute for words. i'd also have to add naomi from rockstar diaries because she always looks adorable.

Halen said...

Yay! I loved your answers! I can't wait to repost - and I will repost the crafting contest... don't you worry friend. : )

Rachel said...

I love this blogging world and meeting new folks! Enjoyed this survey and love your shop!!

Gregg said...

I wish someone would come straighten out our tupperware storage. Every time I open the door, it throws up on me.

Mick and Tiff said...

Is that your Dad's comment at the bottom. Ha ha! That is funny. I feel that same way.

I will try and do this tag soon. I am just not as interesting as you are.

I really like the watercolor with the bike. Very cool, Linds! Can I tell you how excited I am for my bag!!!

jen jacobs said...

Linds, dang I miss you! You inspire ME. Even though I wasn't tagged I am going to post something like this on my blog ASAP. Great fun, feel like not a moment has passed.

Stacey Sargent said...

love this. promise i will do it soon enough. (im behind on posts). p.s. got the tea cup card. love lvoe love love it. I promise im sending you your half, but im working on new headbands...which you will get one of.