Saturday, November 19, 2005

Detective Work

I completed this exercise last weekend, but haven't had a chance to post it until now. In the meantime, I've really enjoyed seeing the answers I share with other Artist Way Quilters.

1. My favorite childhood toys were … my wheels: my scooter, my rollerskates and my bike.
2. My favorite childhood game was … LIFE board game.
3. The best movie I ever saw as a kid was … Mary Poppins.
4. I don’t do it much but I enjoy … singing.
5. If I could lighten up a little, I’d let myself … dance more often.
6. If it weren’t too late, I’d … train for a triathaon.
7. My favorite musical instrument is … guitar.
8. The amount of money I spent on treating myself to entertainment each month is … erratic, I starve myself and then I overindulge.
9. If I weren’t so stingy with my artist, I’d buy her … beautiful, artful clothing.
10. Taking time out for myself is … sometimes an excuse I use to procrastinate things I feel I should do before I can do the creative things I want to do.
11. I am afraid that if I start dreaming … the disappointment of not being able to find a way to live my dreams will be devastating.
12. I secretly enjoy reading … women mystery writers.
13. If I’d had a perfect childhood, I would have grown up to be … a mother.
14. If it didn’t sound so crazy, I’d write or make … a mystery novel set in state government.
15. My parent (mother) thinks artists are ... something only SHE is entitled to be.
16. My god thinks artists are … everyone.
17. What makes me feel weird about this recovery is … it may precipitate a change before I'm really ready for it.
18. Learning to trust myself is probably … going to lead to another life-changing event.
19. My most cheer-up music is ... Andean pan pipes or anything with which I can sing-along.
20. My favorite way to dress is ... elegant and comfortable.

5 comments:

Pat/SWquilter said...

I'm hoping that the fact that I'm participating in this group means that if a life-changing event comes along I WILL be ready for it -- but I know where you're coming from! I think the fact that you've already experienced some life-changing events in your life will make future ones more easy for you -- I hope so! On a purely theoretical level, I want a life-changing event and have for a long time, but my inner critic says "not yet, you need to pay off all your bills first," "you need more experience as a quilter, more $$ behind you, more whatever." I'm trying to internalize "Leap and the net will appear!"

Pat

Jane Ann said...

I've loved reading everyone's answers. I'm with you on the wheeled items (my maiden name isn't Jett for nothing), and the women mystery writers (only I don't read them in secret). Started with Nancy Drew a hundred years ago, moved on to Agatha Christie, Patricia Cornwell (finally gave her up for being toooo gruesome), Sue Grafton, Martha Grimes, Elizabeth George, Janet Evanovich--they just don't write fast enough for me.

sophie said...

I confess, I don't really read anything in secret ...

Gemia said...

Are you worried about reading deprivation this coming week?

I also loved Mary Poppins!

I tend to think that major changes of the sort that come from within (as opposed to ones forced upon one by outside events) really cannot occur unless you are in fact ready for them.

Debra Spincic said...

Why don't you just make your artist some beautiful clothes?

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