Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tagged - I'm it!

I've been tagged by TWO of my plein air painting pals. Thanks you two!

Here are the rules for being tagged:

A. In your own blog, place a link to your tagger's weblog. Check out the blogs of my taggers Celeste Bergin and Brenda Boylan.
B. Mention the rules
C. List 6 or 7 unusual things about yourself, or quirky but boring, unspectacular details about yourself
D. Tag 6 or 7 other bloggers at the end of your post and make a comment on their blogs to let them know that they too have been tagged. This is a great way to let others know about you and your work through blogging.

I don't know if these are considered unusual but here are a few things about me...

I've always thought of myself as an artist, even when very young, although I didn't always have the nerve to mention it.

While in high school, I received my first commission. It was a portrait for a family friend. I cringe now to think back on how bad it must have been because I was working from a photograph with a heavy shadow over much of the face. I thought shadows had to be a grey made from black and white. Yikes.

For a couple of years I thought I wanted to be an interpreter and work at the United Nations. But that idea went away when I learned I could become a graphic designer.

During college I spent one summer as a forest fire look-out on Grass Mountain in Washington, in the Cascade mountain range. What a view I had of Mount Rainier!

My future husband-to-be and I met while scuba diving out of Port Angeles, Washington. Well, we actually met on the dive boat, not while under water.

After driving my beloved 1968 Mustang for 22 years, I sold it and moved up to the world of the 90's to a car that had seat belts with shoulder straps, TWO outside mirrors, rear window defroster, and air conditioning!

I am proud of my Swedish heritage and have embraced it in many ways such as participating in a Scandinavian performing dance group for 18 years, painting in the traditional Swedish dalamålning or kurbits style, and traveling to Scandinavia.

To begin, I am tagging the following with more names to come:

Craig Stephens

Karen Phipps

1 comment:

Celeste Bergin said...

it was fun to read that Gretha! We had a mustang too..a 1965. Unforgettable car.
You did well with your tag. Happy Belated Birthday!