5/16/12

FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

I've been reading ALOT of blogs by artists lately, and I find the most interesting ones are the ones where I learn a little about the person that is writing the blog - the ones that go beyond the actual artwork.   I found a post called 8 Random Things About Me written by Robin Jane Fingher that really gave me some insight into the person behind the artwork.  I realize I have never really written about ME.  So here goes!

1.  I am left-handed and proud of it!  Left-handed people tend to be right brained.  Knowing this, you can understand why I became curious when I kept seeing the popular book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.  A local art center offered a class with the same name, and the rest is history!

2.  I learned to play the piano at age five. My grandfather had a music store and was a piano tuner.  My dad re-built pianos for a hobby.  Many of my cousins (I have 34 first cousins) play an instrument or know how to tune a piano.

3.  My family has a long history in Georgia - we go back over 200 years.   This is unusual living in Atlanta, which is a city of transplants.  

4.  I love to learn about the history of Atlanta.  In fact, I used to give historical walking tours  for the Atlanta Preservation Center.  Among the tours I gave were of the Fox Theater, one of less than ten atmospheric theaters left in the United States.


5.  I've taken tango lessons.

6.  I love love love to read.  I read - on the average - two books a week.  In fact, I read EVERY day.
My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird, in fact I named a dog after the character Scout!

7.  Speaking of dogs, I can't imagine not having one.  I have two dogs right now - Waylon and Ziggy.


Ziggy is currently the number one dog in his agility class (okay, it is a class of one!).

8.  I have had the same "day" job for over 23 years.  I place "time" for advertising on both television and radio.

9.  My favorite food is salsa - I could eat it with anything.

This is it for now - it is time to go paint!!!

I look forward to hearing some fun facts about you guys!!!!











5 comments:

robin jane fingher said...

I really loveed this post Vickie. It sure is great to get to know the person behind the creative process. Thanks for the link love too :) We have loads in common. Books, dogs, decades in the same day job! Your blog looks great too. I look forward to more posts.

robin jane fingher said...

I really loveed this post Vickie. It sure is great to get to know the person behind the creative process. Thanks for the link love too :) We have loads in common. Books, dogs, decades in the same day job! Your blog looks great too. I look forward to more posts.

Vickie said...

Thank you Robin! I'm learning alot and raring to go. Yes - we do have alot in common - I think that is what inspired me to write about this when I read you blog!

Frances Clements Fawcett said...

Yay Vickie! It's so fun to read about you! I love learning about your salsa passion ...and that your dog is an agility ace. I have two Australian Shepherds who are agile when it comes to snagging treats!

xo Frances
ps - your blog format looks wonderful!

Vickie said...

Thank you Frances - I love you blog - it is so entertaining! Ziggy just started agility - I think he is going to like it