self revelations

I was tagged by sweet Ms. Molly with the honest scrap award. Here are the rules:

I should share 10 true things about myself, pass the award on to 10 other bloggers, let them know about it, and they link back to me when accepted.

Here are the truths:

1. I hate to have my picture taken. I tried to do some self portraits this morning, since I need a headshot for an upcoming show. Obviously I could not even get my whole face into the frame and it felt surreal to sit there in my empty house staring at the lens. I don't like photos even if there is a real person behind the camera.

2. I cry at the drop of a hat – when watching old movies, listening to the radio, or reading blogs, especially if the story involves dogs, lost love, or small children. My boys are used to my sobbing. They just shake their heads. I hope it means I have a big heart.

3. Old fashioned bicycles bring me joy. They are pieces of art and I am lucky enough to have one myself.

4. I like things simple, neat, and clean, but my house is almost always a mess. Tidying up is time consuming, and there are so many other things I rather do.

5. I love soccer, especially watching my kids play. For some parents the soccer circuit is a chore, but I am always ready to go. And if the boys don't play I'll watch our college team (go cavaliers), or an occasional MLS game if I can find it on the tube.

6. My studio holds more fabric stacks than I will ever be able to use. Sometimes I don't want them to be used. They are my treasure trove.

7. I collect craft books. Other people's creativity is inspirational and I am always eager to learn about new printing methods or sewing techniques. Secretly I wish I could write a craft book.

8. I get up at 5 every other morning to run with my girlfriends Amoret, Lynn, and Virginia. It is the best time for relaxation, gossiping, and political discussions.

9. Mystery novels are my favorite reading materials, preferably substantial ones with lots of intricate details, and intriguing personalities. I love authors like Henning Mankell, Johan Theorin, Elizabeth George, and Maj Sjöwall/Per Wahlöö.

10. The first thing I read in the Sunday edition of Washintong Post is date lab, the blind date story facilitated by the paper. It makes me happy when it works out.

And my honest scrap award goes to:

Run with it if you like, but no pressure if you dont. You will always be on my blog roll whether you spill your secrets or not.