Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tag, you're it.

Tracy Helgeson tagged me on my other blog like....10 days ago, but I'm happy to repost it here as well. Ok, here we go:

5 Things you don't know about me:

1. I was born in Pella, Iowa, a little dutch colony which oddly enough was the childhood home of Wyatt Earp. Each year they hold this insane Tulip festival to celebrate their Dutch heritage or something. My parents were students at Central college at the time I was born. And in fact I am supposedly the first Black child to ever be born in the city. My birth made the newspaper and little old ladies from town came to sneak a peek at me. Or so the legend goes. *rolling eyes*

2. I’m crafty! This is probably true of mosts artists, but I am really good at…just making stuff. I sew handbags, make jewelery, decorations, pillows, table cloths, and soon I will try my hand at doll-making. I made the above bag years ago. I still think it's adorable.

3. There are 2 things I've always wanted to do: I always wanted to learn to play the guitar. (I’m actually adding that to my to-do list for 2008. ) and I've always wanted to write and publish short stories. I've always been a writer, but I've never published anything. I just finished reading Blake Nelson's Paranoid Park (can't wait to see what Gus van Sant has done with it!) so now I'm toying around with the idea of writing Young Adult or YA fiction. Being a grown-up is over-rated anyway.

4. I can’t draw. I mean I do it, but not well. In fact I’m pretty horrible at it. So much so that I thought I’d maybe try to do the NYSS drawing marathon to loosen up and learn how to do it again. I’ll add that to my 2009 to-do list.

Sol y Flores Para Liora, 1997. Juan Sanchez. Duotone Lithograph from photo plates with Collagraph from two sintra plates, acrylic paint, silk roses, Handmade Paper.

5. And last but not least: I really hated graduate school. A lot of it just had to do with being at a weird place in my life, but in general I found all but a few classes quite miserable and all but a few of my classmates quite intolerable. If it weren’t for a handful of good professors like Juan Sanchez and a few friendly buddies like Jeff Sonhouse and Tricia McLaughlin‎, I think I would have just packed my bags But alas I did finish.

And here I am.

Ok, that's it. And now I will tag these 5 folks:


Shanster said...

I LOVE your blog! I discovered it 2 yrs ago before going to France and I was researching French things - watched French movies - learned 30 French phrases. My husband sells wine and sold a butt load of French wine, won this "working vacation" (no spouses allowed - wtf?) so I came out when it was over and we went everywhere! Rented a car and drove ALL over - Vezelay, Saumur, Troyes, Reims, Paris. We had a blast! Anyway, been reading your posts ever since and LOVE your sense of humor, pictures and everything about your blog!!! Thanks for putting it out there, it makes me happy!

Anonymous said...

Interesting post! That's quite a claim to fame being your town's first black child but really strange as well. When you're a famous artist people will write that in your bio as the offbeat little known fact about you, hehe. Was it a little bit Amish were you were?

Travel said...

How little the world knows about each of us, thanks for the peak into your hidden side.


Madame K said...

Shanster--thanks for stopping by! Glad my goofiness brings you pleasure.

Also, I can't really authenticate whether or not I was actually the first black kid born in that town, but frankly---sounds about right. And i don't remember too many Amish, but maybe I just blocked that part of my memory as well.

Anyway, that was a fun post.