Thursday, September 3, 2009

self revelations

I was tagged by sweet Ms. Molly with the honest scrap award. Here are the rules:

I should share 10 true things about myself, pass the award on to 10 other bloggers, let them know about it, and they link back to me when accepted.

Here are the truths:

1. I hate to have my picture taken. I tried to do some self portraits this morning, since I need a headshot for an upcoming show. Obviously I could not even get my whole face into the frame and it felt surreal to sit there in my empty house staring at the lens. I don't like photos even if there is a real person behind the camera.

2. I cry at the drop of a hat – when watching old movies, listening to the radio, or reading blogs, especially if the story involves dogs, lost love, or small children. My boys are used to my sobbing. They just shake their heads. I hope it means I have a big heart.

3. Old fashioned bicycles bring me joy. They are pieces of art and I am lucky enough to have one myself.

4. I like things simple, neat, and clean, but my house is almost always a mess. Tidying up is time consuming, and there are so many other things I rather do.

5. I love soccer, especially watching my kids play. For some parents the soccer circuit is a chore, but I am always ready to go. And if the boys don't play I'll watch our college team (go cavaliers), or an occasional MLS game if I can find it on the tube.

6. My studio holds more fabric stacks than I will ever be able to use. Sometimes I don't want them to be used. They are my treasure trove.

7. I collect craft books. Other people's creativity is inspirational and I am always eager to learn about new printing methods or sewing techniques. Secretly I wish I could write a craft book.

8. I get up at 5 every other morning to run with my girlfriends Amoret, Lynn, and Virginia. It is the best time for relaxation, gossiping, and political discussions.

9. Mystery novels are my favorite reading materials, preferably substantial ones with lots of intricate details, and intriguing personalities. I love authors like Henning Mankell, Johan Theorin, Elizabeth George, and Maj Sjöwall/Per Wahlöö.

10. The first thing I read in the Sunday edition of Washintong Post is date lab, the blind date story facilitated by the paper. It makes me happy when it works out.

And my honest scrap award goes to:

Run with it if you like, but no pressure if you dont. You will always be on my blog roll whether you spill your secrets or not.


  1. Thanks so much, I will have to think a bit this evening...
    Thanks again and again...

  2. Thanks for the tag Lotta! I'm so sorry that I haven't been able to visit as frequently as before. You're always such an inspiration and you will never part my list either.

    This will definitely be my Monday post. Which helps me with MY 'blogging blues'. Your post about that is exactly what I've been going through—almost word for word.

    And... I can totally see you writing a craft book. I know it would be gorgeous. I'd be the first in line to purchase it! :)

  3. thanks you so much for the tag and thanks for sharing your revelations ... do you really wake up at 5 ???

  4. thanks for sharing. i think your self-portraits look great. i'd rather not do them, either. getting up at 5 to run - wow! i'd be napping by 7 ;). and, your craft book would be wonderful. enjoy your weekend!

  5. i loved reading this lotta. good to come and see you and learn more about what makes lotta the very talented, fit and mystery loving....lotta!

  6. lotta - those portraits are so completely sweet and lovely! thanks so much for the tag . . . ! i will ponder myself this weekend . . .

  7. Lotta, how fun to get to know you even better! And the photos are LOVELY! But 5 o' clock, really??!! Have a lovely weekend!

  8. thanks Lotta for the sweet comment on my blog - I wish I was good at these tags - I like your answers - always finding inspiration here - happy you will continue blogging.

    arounna xo

  9. kind thanks for the tag! had great fun answering spontaneously. very impressed by your 5 a.m. running date! and i agree with the other comments, i would anxiously await a craft book penned by you.

    linked to you a few weeks ago regarding your blogging blues as well. i found comfort in the company and questioning. thank you.

  10. Thanks for sharing. I loved reading more about you.

  11. I love the image of the stacks of beautiful fabrics that don't need to be anything else, but what they are to be treasured. And I loved getting to know you a little better, Lotta, so thanks for willing to share these little snippets of who you are here...

  12. love it! the running at 5am, woof! good to know...but i'll never be able to meet you at that time! the self-portraits are beautiful--and i love your new headshot for the blog.

  13. du har klippt dig! jatte snygg. passar dig verkligen. roligt att lasa dina 10!

  14. Wonderful to read about you! Your list is great and I so relate to the stack of materials in your studio.. The way I feel about my art paper and paints.. 5am I dream about running.. by 6am I am up but all but running.. by 8am all I do is running around.. :)

    Thank you for sharing!



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