Friday, June 12, 2009

Interview Game for Bloggers

On a recent visit with Lee Anne ("Nikki" from Sun Soul Art Thoughts - found HERE), I came across her post "Interview Game for Bloggers". I really liked learning a little more about her, so emailed her to play along.

She came up with some really terrific interview questions that made me pause and really think about the answers ... (questions are in green and answers are in purple)

1. Michelle, you are so kind and giving with your words to other bloggers and an inspiration to new bloggers.....what words have inspired you?
first off, thank you ... I don't know that I've ever seen myself in that light. so many things, let alone words, have inspired me ... my current favorite string of words:

"Live the life you have imagined". (Thoreau)

2. I see you do origami, knitting, doll making and are a genius with a sharpie......what, if any, new medium would you love to try?
lol ... perhaps the question ought to be what new medium DON'T you want to try ... I'd really love to work with glass (I think more a form of blowing, but would be thrilled to do stained glass, too).
(please note: I haven't learned how to knit, yet - but I can crochet long chains and simple granny squares)

3. How does your Mandala picture and the name of your blog relate to who you are as an artist?
Once upon a time I wanted to be an artist. In that dream I created art from a sacred place (inside myself & at the same time connected to the universe) that was meant for sacred spaces ... once in a while I live that dream. The name is a reminder; the mandala a map.

4. Nature is a reoccurring theme in your blog......what season (even in Florida) inspires you the most and why?
I have great appreciation for all the seasons, but am a May baby, so have a special fondness for spring ... spring tends to have lovely weather (no matter where you live), flowers bloom, days get longer ... it's a time of growth, renewal, new beginnings ... it's hope and possibility.

5. As a frequent visitor to your blog, you seem to balance work, family, your artist side and of course... all the time sharing online.. so well......What is your secret?
Ancient Chinese secret, don't you know ... honestly, I think that I appear to be much more balanced than I actually am. Work is easy - I have a schedule that dictates when I have to be there and that's all they get of me (fully when present and not at all when I am not) ... the rest? that's continues to be a work in progress.

If you are interested in playing along, here are the "THE INTERVIEW RULES"

  1. Leave me a comment with your email address saying: “interview me”
  2. I will e-mail you five questions of my choice
  3. You can then answer the questions on your blog {with a link back to my blog}
  4. You should also post these rules, along with an offer to interview anyone else who emails you, wanting to be interviewed
  5. Anyone who asks to be interviewed should be sent 5 questions to answer on their blog individualized for each blogger. Read their blog and their profile to come up with the questions.


Seth said...

Really nice to read a little bit more about you.

Pattee said...

I think this is a REALLLLY cool idea... I just don't think I'll be around a computer a lot in Montana.

femminismo said...

Yes, the interview is interesting. I love the meditation boxes (below) and I don't know any way to thank your mom-in-law, except by being the best daughter-in-law possible. (which I'm pretty sure you've got down pat) - Jeanne

sinnlighet said...

Nice blogg!! Me like!!

Agneta from Sweden

Janet said...

You ARE very kind and giving!!!

I hadn't noticed your Mandala picture ... it's very beautiful! Did you know I have a mandala tattooed on the top of my left foot?

Love what you had to say about spring, very true.

Please interview me :-)

shiborigirl said...

Hi Michelle,

Nice questions, and good answers! I'll think about doing this game in the near future...



Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Awe, what a great post here Michelle, we get to learn more about the precious soul that you are and keep us all going! You do inspire so many and share such a wealth of information on projects and upcoming events...I love that about you! Salt of the Earth my friend...forever and always!

Denise said...

wow, how cool of a game. I am thinking about if I want to participate. looks like fun. ... thinking ....

Pursuing Art... said...

What a great interview and wonderful answers!!! You do have a big heart and are a special soul! I totally can relate to your appreciation for Spring.

Keep on shining girl...~Lisa ;-)

Danielle said...

I really enjoyed reading this - thanks for sharing!

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