Happy Friday, everyone! The wonderful Sissh of Sissh Art Journal has nominated me for a Liebster Award! The Liebster Award is a way to get to know other bloggers, discover new content with smaller followings, and to celebrate blogs that we love, so a huge thanks to Sissh for the honor! Along with the award are some fun questions that I am going to answer below. If you want to know about squirrel meat, P.G. Wodehouse, and awesome yet obscure people from history, continue after the jump:
- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
- Copy and paste the Liebster Award badge to your post.
- Nominate up to 10 new bloggers.
- Answer the 10 questions the person who nominated you asked you.
- Create 10 new questions to ask the bloggers you nominated.
- Copy and paste the rules to your post.
- Notify the bloggers you have nominated by leaving them a comment on their blog.
My Answers to Sissh’s Questions
1. The book or the movie?
I usually prefer the book, but a well-done adaptation can be absolute magic as well. And there are rare exceptions where the movie is better than the book (Austenland, Stardust, and The Princess Bride come to mind).
2. List your top 5 travel places.
I’m gonna interpret this as top 5 places I’d like to travel to one day. I’ll go with London, Rome, Venice, Seville, and Anaheim, CA.
3. Did you have a secret hideout as a child?
There were lots of fun little nooks in our backyard when I was growing up, but none of them particularly secret.
4.What’s your favourite game?
I’m hopelessly addicted to every incarnation of Sushi Cat.
5. What is the last book you read?
Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse. It was awesome.
6. Do you have a favourite historical figure?
I have two really obscure historical figures that I have loved for lo these many years:
The first is Elizabeth Bisland. She was a young female journalist at the end of the 19th century who competed against the then-superstar reporter Nellie Bly to be the first person to actually go around the world in eighty days. The story of that race is the subject of a very awesome book called Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman, which I heartily recommend. She really struck me as an intelligent, plucky Southern lady, and I think it’s a shame that history has mostly forgotten her.
The other is Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. He was Queen Victoria’s youngest son who died tragically young, but he also had an amazing scholarly mind and was friends with Lewis Carroll, Oscar Wilde, and Benjamin Disraeli. He was also the only one of Victoria’s sons to be happily married, and his wife Helena was an equally brilliant person who ran a school system before her marriage and solved math problems for fun.
7. If money/time/fear/anything else wasn’t an issue what would you be doing right now (with your life or just an activity/hobby)
On a larger scale, I’m really blessed in what I’m doing with my life right now. God is doing beautiful things, as always, but recently He’s given me eyes to see it. It hasn’t always been easy, but I wouldn’t change a thing.
I wouldn’t say no to a trip to Disney World, though.
8. What is the strangest food you’ve ever eaten and liked.
Squirrel meat is surprisingly succulent and juicy.
9. What’s your favourite thing about yourself?
I enjoy being able to be enthusiastic about little things.
10. What is the last movie you watched?
I caught the tail end of The Fantastic Four (the newest version) the other night, and it was hilariously awful. The last movie I watched in its entirety was Knight and Day, which is silly, but also a lot of fun.
1. If you could only do one type of drawing for the rest of your life (portrait, still life, urban sketching, etc.) what would it be?
2. What was your favorite book as a kid?
3. If you could spend a day with one living celebrity, who would it be?
4. What’s your favorite piece of clothing or accessory in your wardrobe?
5. If you weren’t blogging about art, what would you blog about?
6. What’s your favorite tool in your art supply stash?
7. What are some of your interests besides art/blogging?
8. What is your favorite film or TV adaptation of a book?
9. If you could only read one author’s work for the rest of your life, who would you choose?
10. If you could time travel back to one day in history, which one would you choose?
I nominate these amazing artists…
Have a great weekend!