Sunday, February 27, 2011

Blogger award

Wow, Stylish Blogger? Me?

Thank you Jodi at One Crayola Short. You are too kind! :)

Rules: 1. Shout out to the person that gave the award.

2. Tell 7 things about yourself.

3. Pass the award on to your fav 5 blogs.

Seven things, eh? Well here are a few things you may not know about me since I mainly talk art and not about a lot of personal stuff here.

1. I have lived in Oklahoma since I was 10 but will always be a Yankee at heart as I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY.

2. I have been happily married for over 10 years to an incredible man that I have been dating and known for over 15 years. We have two boys ages 5 and 7. They both love creating and exploring. As a family we prefer to be outdoors. We camp, hike, garden and go on adventures. As a couple, my husband and I like to go out and visit local restaurants. We are foodies. I am an admitted creme brulee snob. We rarely see movies. I can't even remember the last movie I watched in the theater. (I should mention our getting out alone is only do-able thanks to my awesome Mother and Father-in-Law who are happily willing to take care of the boys.)

3. Creativity is in my blood. My Mom is beyond crafty and a fabric whiz. She designs craft patterns for quilts and more. Find her at Cleo and Me. My Dad has always been an artist at heart and pours his energy into being the Director of Advertising for AWG.

4. I have always enjoyed the arts. I won Best of Show in the Oklahoma State Fair in 5th grade. I got a few big ribbons. I don't know where they are. That piece was sent to a Children's show in Kyoto, Japan. They sent me a beautiful painted wooden fan as a reward from that show. I still have it.

5. I lost my 'fine art' artistic spirit for a while in high school. I had a teacher that squashed it. I will never forget her or that conversation. I have seen her at shows where I've had pieces but have not ever spoken to her again. I didn't give up on art completely, I moved on to pottery but still had her words in the back of my mind. I got past it in college where I surrounded myself with art and painted again for the first time in several years.

6. I really love having the opportunity to share art with children. It is amazing and new each time to be able to watch their creative energy work. They have a freedom and spirit most adults forget about.

7. Everyday is a blessing. As a wife, mother, daughter, aunt, teacher and friend, I am thankful for each and every day.

Here are a few fantastic blogs I refer to for inspiration and pass the Stylish Blogger Award to! I have so many favorite blogs, these are a few.

Holly at Lines, Dots and Doodles

Kristyn at Her Dabbles

Hallie at Think Create Art

Jen at Paint Cut Paste

Art Project Girl at Art Project Girl

1 comment:

Hallie said...

Thank you Erin for passing on the "Stylish Blog Award" to me :) What an awesome surprise!! I love your blog! It's so cool we are able to network with other art teachers! Thanks again!!