Wednesday, February 14, 2024

10 on the 14th: Valentine's Edition

Answering 10 questions! This is a fun monthly thing instigated by Marsha In the Middle.
Page 5 of a stitched book project.
See explanation here.

This month it's all about Romance!

1. Would you rather have fruit dipped in chip dip or potato chips dipped in chocolate?
Either way, it could possibly work...

2. Would you rather publicly sing a love song or recite an original poem to your significant other?

3. Would you rather share the best meal of your life with Willie Nelson or Dolly Parton?
Dolly. She is a queen!

4. Would you rather receive a dozen perfect black roses or one rose in the color you love most?
If the roses have a scent, I'll take as many as I can get.

5. Would you rather spend an entire week of February dressed only in pink with purple hearts or red with orange hearts?
Any combo is fine with me. It's only a week.
Fun fact: Pink and Orange were the color and decor at Cakemasters, my first job when I moved to NYC in 1977.

6. Would you rather be treated to a day driving a Maserati around the Indy 500 race track or go for a carriage ride in the Scottish Highlands?
I already get the Indy 500 experience when Severo drives! I'll take a leisurely carriage ride and I'd love to see the Scottish Highlands.

7. Would you rather have your Valentine pizza delivered by Dwayne Johnson (the Rock) or Jason Statham?

8. Would you rather sleep on red satin sheets or flannel sheets with teddy bears on them?
Flannel! I love flannel sheets, even in the summer! Anyhow, most satin sheets are polyester and gross.

9. Would you rather receive a box of chocolates with your least favorite fillings or a bouquet of flowers to which your are allergic?
I'll take the chocolates. One can always eat just the chocolate part if the filling is too nasty.

10. Would you rather go on a surprise date or have planned it yourself?
Surprises are usually good with Severo, except for our first Valentine's dinner date, when he chose going to The Cheesecake Factory without a reservation. I think the wait was going to be something like three hours! (This is a constant source of joking every February 14). The night was rescued when we changed course, went to Chinatown, and had a restaurant to ourselves!

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

10 on the 10th: Ten Things for 2024

Answering 10 questions! This is a fun monthly thing instigated by Marsha In the Middle.

For January, Marsha wants us to make plans:
1. Continue to sketch pastel landscapes. A 100 Day challenge started 11/17/23

2. Relocate bags of scraps from the living room to the art closet. This means I have to find a home for everything in the art closet.
3. Do an art fair. stARTup Dallas? Other Fair LA? Superfine SF?

4. Drive across the southern edge of Canada en route to my 50th high school reunion in Troy, NY.

5. Get road trip maps collaged into a blank book BEFORE the trip. No repeat of 2014 and 2019.
Journal it in real time this time. (Finished the 2014 book on 5/26/22)

6. Become a certified Feng Shui consultant! (Ha. You didn't expect THAT one, did you!)

7. Apply to at least one juried art show and one grant every month.

8. On that note, make "Bloom" art for "Bloom" exhibition, application due 1/19.

9. 26 Fluevog sketches and patterns for the annual A-Z Blogging challenge in April.
Upload to Redbubble.

10. 100 more subscribers to my art email. WHAT? You're not on the A-list? Join here!

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Sunday, December 10, 2023

10 on the 10th: Xmas Edition

Answering 10 questions! This is a fun monthly thing instigated by Marsha In the Middle.
For December, Marsha poses many questions on the subject of Christmas.

1. Would you rather give up Christmas trees or Christmas cookies?
I'm Team Cookie - there's no way you can pry the cookies out of my grasp!
I don't think I've ever had a tree since I moved in with Severo (23 years). I do desultory decorating in the entryway.

2. Would you rather get one amazing holiday gift or 10 OK holiday gifts?
One amazing pair of Fluevogs, please!
The Fluevog Derby Swirl in Plaid. On my Wish List!

3. Would you rather wash your hair with pumpkin pie innards or with Christmas cookie icing?
Pass on both!

4. Would you rather surprise your people with their gifts or let them pick out their own gifts and then buy them for them?
I would be much happier with a wish list. I don't like to shop.

5. Would you rather eat only desserts the entire holiday you celebrate or only the main course?
I want to eat it all!
spoonflower link

6. Would you rather watch “A Christmas Story” or “Elf” all day long…day of your choosing?
No thanks. Give me the Yule Log!

7. Would you rather have a nose like Rudolph’s or ears like an elf?
Elf ears. A light-up nose would be very distracting.

8. Would you rather listen to “All I Want for Christmas” or “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” for an entire week?
This question reminds me of the time I worked at Strawberry, a boutique fast fashion chain in NYC. My branch was in the financial district. The year, 1977. An 8-track provided the store music and between Thanksgiving and Christmas we had to listen to Disco renditions of Holiday favorites. On repeat. Ad nauseam.
What is the Hippopotamus song? I don't think I want to know.

9. Would you rather have a “Ho, Ho, Ho” Santa laugh or an evil Grinch cackle?
I'm a crone. I'll opt for Cackle.

10. Would you rather wear red and green or silver and gold for the entire holiday season?
Since the metallics are usually synthetics and itchy, Red and Green I will tolerate. But I'm forever Team All the Colors!

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