I've been TAGGED!

I have been tagged by Wanda!

Here are the simple rules to being tagged:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

Here are my random/weird facts:

1. Most of you probably don't know (unless you've been reading here for a while) that I had heart surgery when I was 6 years old. My grandfather often came to visit me during the 6 weeks I was in the hospital and later told my mother, “Lenna is so bored that she put a crayon between her toes and is drawing pictures that way!” I had Patent Ductus Arteriosus, a heart valve problem that was fixed with some complications at the time; but I have lived a healthy life since then.



2. Did you know that my great uncle was a famous American Impressionist at the turn of the Century? His name is William Glackens, and I am named after his daughter, Lenna Glackens (pictured to your left). William Glackens married Edith Dimock, who was also an artist and the sister of my grandfather noted above. I have a whole page devoted to William Glackens on my website.

3. I have never created an "Inchie" before, but have now signed myself up for TWO inchie swaps hosted by Frieda Oxenham!!



4. My studio is still only partially unpacked, with lots of boxes all about, even though we moved in September- 3 months ago. We did not OWN our home until the middle of November, but still . . . you would think I could have unpacked a few more things! It has not stopped me from creating, just gets a bit frustrating at times. (which means I will attend to it soon - I hopE!)

5. I am seriously considering taking a job outside of my art and my teaching only because the extra money would certainly help with any expenses of our new home.


6. Every year I visit beautiful Wolfe Island, in Ontario, Canada - the largest of the Thousand Islands. I had a dog named Coda for 5 years, and he now lives on this Island with Farmer John Posthumous. This farmer adopted Coda after I could not keep him anymore. Last summer Steven & I saw Coda (in John's truck) for the first time in 2 years. His granddaughter told me they are inseparable (John is in his late 70's or 80's) and Coda seemed to recognize me, but was obviously farmer John's dog now. I felt settled after seeing Coda like that.

7. I met my husband when I was only 15 years old, but did not marry him until I was 48! Did we have a very long courtship? No . . . our first marriages ended when the same thing happened to both of us: our spouses cheated on us and left. It all worked out for the best though! Steven and I were good friends for many years; Steven even watched my children grow up and used to draw silly pictures for them. At that time I never thought of Steven romantically . . . . Steven on the other hand, freely admits now that he has always had a crush on me! : ) We are very happy to be together and still very much in love.

I am tagging:

Carla Kurt - http://anonyrrie.typepad.com/

Frieda Oxenham - http://friedaquilter.blogspot.com/

Debby Harriettha - http://innerreflections.typepad.com/

Eva Nyberg - http://eva-minabilder.blogspot.com/

Maggie Hannigan - http://creativegleanings.blogspot.com/

Vicci Henderson - http://www.moonstarsandpaper.blogspot.com/

Cat Dodt-Ellis - http://catworx.blogspot.com/