Saturday, May 26, 2007

I've Been Tagged

I've been tagged by my sister Joan.
If I understand the rules correctly, I now have to tell 7 things about myself that no one knows (well, my sis probably knows all of them), and then tag 7 other people. Let's see if I can find 7 people I know who haven't been tagged before.
About me:

1. I was named Michelle after my father, Michael, and got the nickname "Mickey" from one of my father's boyhood friends. My brother Joe was named after my Mom. We sometimes do things a little backwards in my family.

2. I was exposed to art at a young age when my aunt took me to the art museums in NYC on my birthday outings. I knew right away that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up.

3. When I was about 10, I accidentally stuck my hand into a wet oil painting belonging to an artist who was next to me on the Fire Island ferry. I was trying to keep from falling when the ferry lurched.

4. I wanted to play for the Yankees when I grew up (in addition to being an artist, of course). The closest I came was a mom's softball team when my kids were little.

5. My favorite foods are lobster and ice cream (not together).

6. I met my husband on a trip to a dude ranch with a church youth group. I was from New York and he was from Pennsylvania, and we met in Massachusetts.

7. A couple of years ago I joined a beginners senior tap dance class and have performed in two of their annual shows.

The 7 people I tagged are:

Rhonda Carpenter -
Susan Roper -
Cia Price -
Jane James -
Dabs -
Marilyn Fuerstenberg -
Elizabeth McRorie -


Joan said...

Yes, I know all those "secret" things and have videos to prove some. I still laugh about the painting on the ferry...maybe it wasn't an accident...maybe you just needed to get "into" the art. See you tomorrow for our sisters' art day.

Jo Castillo said...

Michelle, how fun that you and Joan paint together. I like your blog and will come back and read more later and check out your tagged friends.


Dabs said...

OK... you made me post some things about myself...:)

Jack said...

I'm also a watercolorist living in New Jersey. Flemington Area.

My name is Jack. I'm a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, and have been painting about 12 years, but I have a daytime job.

I enjoyed seeing your work. It's different and refreshing. I like your use of color a great deal.