Suzanne McDermott, a wonderful watercolor artist, has "tagged" me on her blog, Landscape into Art (http://suzannemcdermott.blogspot.com/). On Suzanne's blog I'm tagged along with four other artists ... I've looked at their blogs and am delighted to be in the same list with such accomplished art bloggers.
Being tagged means I need to list five things about myself and then tag five other artists ... It's a great way to encourage people to visit more art blogs.
So first, five things about me:
1. Today is my birthday!
2. I'm not as disciplined as I used to be (Exhibit 1: I spent all day trying to finish a job that I should have finished days ago!)
3. I find it really hard to think of five things to say about myself ... after two I was stymied.
4. I wish I could a) paint a tree like Andrew Wyeth, b) ice skate, c) have more cats.
5. The love and affection and support of all my good friends and my brothers, every single one of whom called to wish me well today, means more to me than anything and makes me feel very grateful and humbled.
Now for the easy part: recommending the sites of other artists whose work I enjoy.
First, I'd like to direct you to the websites of Jan Hart, whose New Mexico workshop I attended (and loved; see my archives) in October, and her son, Jay: http://www.janhart.com/ and http://www.jonathandowens.com/.
I've been exploring numerous inspiring blogs (when I should have been working; see #2, above), and I hope I'm not violating any blogging etiquette by tagging these bloggers who I don't know personally, but I really enjoy their blogs and think you will too: http://www.laurelines.typepad.com/, http://www.janefranart.blogspot.com/, and http://www.kerriarceo.blogspot.com/.
And I have to add an honorable mention to the first blog I started visiting, the one that inspired me to create my own, and keeps inspiring me in so many ways, Sarah Wimperis's delightful www.muddyredshoes.blogspot.com.