Rule # 1.) Thank the person who gave the award.
Thanks very much again Phyl of There's a Dragon in My Art Room and and Mrs. Hahn of Mini Matisse! It is greatly appreciated. You are both clearly amazing art teachers! (I did not include you in my blog list below, only to spread the wealth to 2 extra bloggers.)
Rule # 2.) Share 7 things about yourself:
1.) With a background in fine art and graphic design and quite a few courses in art history, I reinvented myself at 40, and absolutely love my "new" career as a children's art teacher!
2.) I have been with my husband literally half my life. (Met at age 21 and will be married 18 years as of next month). He is an amazingly creative Director of Banquets and Caterer. He loves to cook for me, even after his crazy banquet hours.
3.) I have 2 children, 8 and 15. My daughter loves HGTV and is already planning her future dream home (hardwood floors, marble countertops ect.). My son is 15 and that means I am barred from discussing him in any way. :) Too bad because he is quite funny.
4.)We have 2 rescue Terrier-mix mutts, who bring us a lot of laughs! This is despite their obvious quirks. Kobe has a definite case of Napolean Complex and loves to trash talk only the largest dogs: Pit Bulls, Mastiffs, ect.. Ally, who looks likes a leggy Benji, hates all loud things with wheels: skateboards, UPS trucks, motorcycles ect..
5.) I try to live by my mom's mantra, "be here now" and my Dad's practice of "plan your work, work your plan." I reiterate: try.
6.) We live in a wonderful SoCal beach town, just a couple blocks from the ocean. This means there is no reason for the kids to say, "I'm bored." But of course some things are inevitable :)
7.) I hope to one day have the opportunity to travel abroad. Italy would probably be my first choice. For now I am content to watch Anthony Bourdaine's, "No Reservations" and Samantha Brown on The Travel Channel.
Rule #3) Pass the award onto 15 other bloggers you have recently discovered and enjoy.
3.) MN Art Gal
5.) Vivid Layers
6.) Meri Cherry
8.) Fem Manuals
10.) Kids Artists
11.) Learning Parade
12.) Quest Artists
13.) Art Project Girl
14.) Apples Love Oranges
15.) Laugh Paint Create
I could mention many more! Recipients, feel free to pass the award along if and when you have the time. I know everyone is in back to school mode.