Saturday, November 22, 2008

Oy! I've been Tagged! Twice!

First let me say, that I understand it is considered an honor to be tagged. And since I was tagged by my dear friend and mentor, Erika Nelson, as well as my new blogger friend Irit Bourla, I will honor their (dubiously : ) ) kind acknowledgement and play the game. It's definitely not a bad game. It's just that, well, here it is, I hope you can forgive my blatant bigotry: I'm anti-game. Don't get me wrong. Game is fine for some people, just not me. Other people can have their games, as long as they don't expect me to join in that stuff! But since I also live by the "I'll try almost anything once" creedo, I'll go for it today. I'm glad I came clean - now you all know that sending me a game could land it in the "dead zone" (creepy music here, please).

The Game:
This is a fun way to get to know your blogger friends in art! The rules of this game are:
1. Put a link in your posting to the person who tagged you.
2. List 7 unusual things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 other bloggers at the end of your post and comment on their blogs to let them know.

Seven Things about Me:

1. I stopped teaching community college about 5 years ago, so I could paint, paint, paint.

2. I traveled to Iceland this summer. Here's my favorite Photo:

3. I'm a good listener.

4. I've been happily married for 26 years and have two extraordinary teenage boys.

5. I'm new to blogging, just a couple of months. Erika is responsible for bringing me into the 21st century!

6. Everyone covets my dog, Lily. See photo - who can resist?

7. Hey, six isn't bad when you're anti-game

If I've got to suffer, so do you: I am boldly tagging these fine artists, whom I hope will not shun me for putting them in the game (heck, it's hard to tell who's game and who's anti-game these days):

John Singer Sargent
Dori Dewberry
Pablo Picasso
Suzanne McDermott
Carol Feldman
Susan Abbot
Winslow Homer


Suzanne McDermott said...

Hi Hillary! I'm honored and flattered that you tagged me, thanks. I don't know if I would say I'm anti-game (sort of) but I've been tagged several times before and played along. This past week, I've been tagged 3 times so it must be like the respiratory virus I've been contending with.

I love your photo from Iceland and I, too, covet Lily. But I have my own brood of three felines and you're welcome to meet my most beautiful Tallulah (Tutti).

I'm glad you were game for the game. And, by the way, I'm also glad you posted your after the fire paintings - really well done.

Erika Nelson said...

LOL good job good job! I'm proud of you being a good sport (you always are!) and honest (you always are!)!!! When are you going to paint that photo of Iceland? LILYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Hi Hillary, I am a bit of an anti-player. I have been tagged before and have not been good about playing along. I will try this time. I am touched that you thought of me :)

Dewberry Fine Art said...

By the way that is the coolest landscape photo. Lilly looks like a loyal companion. I will be married 26 years in January.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

You are a great artist my friend no wonder you were tagged twice..
BTW the cheese cake was great.Home made.

Hillary Miller said...

Well, I must say, this game doesn't suck as much as some games! I mean, I did get to tell you something about me, and so far I got Suzanne, Erika and Dori to write back - so, thank you!

p.s. Erika, In my opinion, that photo is as good as it gets. I feel it's a work of art by itself :)

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Also I was just checking the TALIT TZIZIT. The Hebrew writing is superb..May I ask from where is the Hebrew? Sunday school?

Hillary Miller said...

Yes, Irit, I went to temple Hebrew School, mine also had Hebrew High - Hebrew study for after Bar/Bat Mitzvah. I also studied a year in college. The Hebrew calligraphy is self taught.