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Thanks to morzsa for this great idea!

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions and leave the answers as comments on my LJ.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

From morzsa:

1. How did you start to make jewelry?

I was raised doing all kinds of crafts, so it has always been a part of my life. My mother and I are bound together by crafts. We collect random crafts and obsessively purchase everything needed for that craft. I had purchased this breast cancer awareness beaded bracelet, which I adore. I wore it constantly and one day it broke. I mentioned to my mother that I needed to go try to find the things to fix it myself. She said she had some beading supplies, and since her arthritis had gotten so bad, she couldn't use them anymore. She gave me her stuff, and I went to get a few other beads to replace some that got lost. I fixed my bracelet, and then, because I had so many beads left over, made one for a friend. It just kind of expanded from there. People liked the things I made, so I kept at it, pushing myself to make new things. Thankfully, it also relaxes me.

2. How did you pick your sons' names?

*laugh* Well, I spent a lot of time reading those baby names books. I started making lists of the names I liked. When my husband and I were on the way to Hawaii for a friend's wedding, and I was about 3 1/2 months pregnant, I told him I could no longer take calling them 'baby a' and 'baby b', or 'this one' and 'that one'. We were lucky to know at that point they were boys. Believe it or not, Michael and Matthew were the only names that we both agreed on, so that was it! Their middle names, Richard and William, are the first names of his father and my father respectively.

3. What's the best thing about being from the South?

It has to be the comfort. The comfort you feel around friendly people, the comfort of a slow-paced life, the comfort of just sitting outside in beautiful weather.

4. What is your earliest memory?

It's just a snippet. I have this early memory of being in my room, I must have been a little less than 2, hanging on around the edge of a table. It's a very swift memory. The next memory I have which is of any length is playing out on our front porch with little people. The gardens were jungles, and 'we' would spend a long time there. That's why it is so fun to watch my kids role play, because I can identify with it.

5. Who was your favorite teacher? Why?

Hard question. I have had many who have had significant impact. The one that had the most impact on who I am today was probably Professor Braden, one of my art history profs at Auburn. She believed I had an eye for art, along with a good memory for facts. She took me in as a teaching assistant, and gave me the opportunity to push myself in areas where I was uncomfortable. She started me on the path into leadership in business, I believe, because she gave me confidence in myself and my knowledge. Even when you don't have an experts grasp of an area, you can still have a good mind and be able to form a perfectly valid opinion. What she taught me had absolutely nothing to do with art history, although she did teach me a great deal about that. However, I think she was the start of what I am today.


( 5 thoughts — Whatcha' think? )
Apr. 16th, 2005 05:18 am (UTC)
That was fun! Now, interview me!
Apr. 16th, 2005 07:46 am (UTC)
1. What prompted your interest in theology?
2. How long have you been writing, and why do you enjoy it?
3. How did you and Kevin meet?
4. What was the accident that happened in your home to cause such injury, and what is one positive thing that you have learned from the experience?
5. How did you and Kevin meet the mother of your children?
Apr. 16th, 2005 12:30 pm (UTC)
1. I think it was my background. I was christened Catholic, I converted to Mormonism, then left the church, investigated Jehovah's Witnesses, attended ICOC... And then I found out that my bio dad is Jewish... So I guess I just wanted to figure out what is the power behind Western Culture.

2. I started taking writing seriously about 4 years ago, around the time I was diagnosed with cancer and I started to lose my other talents. It is a creative outlet and it is a liberating experience.

3. First we met when he was a missionary and I was a 11-year-old pain in the arse. Then we met again at the bookstore where I worked about three years ago.

4. I fell down the stairs. Simple as that. It took only one wrong step. Positive thing? Give me a few more years before I can see anything positive about my situation.

5. She is a friend I met when I was 12. When i was 16 (and she was 18) she told me she wanted to have my children. So it was simple.
Apr. 18th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
The last time I did this I was drowned in requests, but I'd be interested in swapping questions with you.
Apr. 18th, 2005 03:02 am (UTC)
Eh, just answer here. No need to post in your journal :)

1. Which do you consider your 'true' self: The artist or The geek?

2. What do you think of living in Dallas, and in what part of the area did you settle?

3. How quickly after the release did Laurel have 'Here Come the ABC's'? :)

4. If there were five places you could visit if money and time were not an object, where would you go and why?

5. Who are your favorite artists, and why?
( 5 thoughts — Whatcha' think? )