Friday, February 6, 2009

Tagged and tagging back!!!!

I have been tagged by a very talented artist over there in California, Marian Fortunati. Check out the beautiful paintings on her blog.
Thanks Marian! The part I love about tagging is that I get to tag 7 other fine artists. There are more I would like to tag, but that's the rules. I apologize if you have been tagged repeatedly. It's a compliment! And this way others will get to meet you (through the blogosphere) and appreciate your wonderful blogs. So here they are:
1. Jala Pfaff- an amazing artist whose paintings range from a small still life to magnificent portrait to a calm Rothko -like abstract in pastel. SHE can make an avocado into art.
2.Brian Eppley- what juicy landscapes and produce he paints! Thick yummy paint!
3. Bob LaFond- a pastelist with a hankering for his towpath and canal. (I can sure understand that!) Vibrant color!
4. Karen, A Visual Journey- Karen has become a master right before our very eyes-amazing work!
5.Casey Klahn-Now I realize most people know his famous blogs about art, moley sketching and pastels. If you don't you here's your opportunity. While he spends a lot of time promoting and helping others you should really check out his pastels! Wolf Kahn is his hero, need I say more?
6. Dori Dewberry does it all- figures, landscapes, interiors, portraits and even a still life or two.
7. Brian Mcguran- who does beautiful work with the moleskin exchange- cool project, check it out

Now comes the harder part and tagees this is for you too, You must list 7 things about you- something we don't already know.

Here are a few from me.
1. I did my first plein air painting at age 10.
2. When I was young and lived with my Mom, my brother and I would swim across the lake and back each morning (during the summer). My best memory was one morning when the fog was so thick we could barely see our arms. The silence was broken only by the rhythmic stroking of our arms.
3. I did the polar bear plunge in frozen Lake Michigan, twice.
4. I met my husband, Paul, on Valentine's Day 10 years ago. I knew it the minute I saw him.
5. For years, each summer, I would pack my bike in a box and take a plane to a European city. With only tent, sleeping bag and a few clothes I would cycle 70-100 miles a day (till I finally tired or got somewhere good). I never had an idea where I was going- only that I was going. I would buy a map when I figured out. It was a great time in my life. I met so many wonderful people and saw fantastic things.
6.My sister is an amazing person. She has a big heart. She has been my biggest supporter throughout my life. Even when I doubted she always believed in me. Thanks Toni.
7. When I was young I insisted that people call me LuluBell. Now where did that come from??????


Karen said...

Hi Lulubell, Thanks for the tag...I'll get on that.

You factoids are so wild! Biking through Europe, plein air painting at 10?! And, just so you know, the Polar Bear Plunge is this weekend! I thought (for about one second) about going in your stead, but then quickly changed my mind. :)

Jill Berry said...

Congrats! I'm looking forward to checking out these new sites. Thanks for the comments recently about my warm landscapes and beach scene. I thought about you when I had to paint in a coat last week.

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks for the tag, LuluBell! I'll attend to it sometime this weekend...but now, bed, after struggling with 2 clementines to the point of total exasperation. :)

Loriann Signori said...

Karen and Jala,
Have fun with the tag. I can't wait to read your 7 things.

Thanks! And a coat! That must be a rare day for a Floridian.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

My niece's beloved dog was called Kaluah, and ended up nicknamed Lulabell. It's a great name ;)
After reading the factoids, all I can say is that you are INTREPID!

Marian Fortunati said...

Gosh how really interesting to find out these things about people through these tags... although I have to admit your interesting facts have my envy meter really on high. Yeah!!! you know how to live the life you were given!!
Also fun to visit the sites you've mentioned... Great artists.. some I didn't know before. THANKS!!

Brian McGurgan said...

Thanks, Loriann! I posted my seven facts a few minuts ago and will have to think of seven bloggers to tag.

Loriann Signori said...

Mary, It's so nice to know I have a kinship with Lulubell the dog. I be she swims too!
Intrepid or a nut...I guess it depend on your point of view. Teehee.

Loriann Signori said...

Marion, Thanks so much for tagging me and giving me the opportunity to share and meet more friends! So many great blogs so little time.

Loriann Signori said...

Brian, You're welcome. I'll go check out your facts now!

Bob Lafond said...

Loriann, Thanks for tagging my blog. Actually I am new to this. I need a few days to get my tags together.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Wow...I so enjoyed reading your 7 things. You do know how to live. Thanks too for thinking me worthy. Just in the listing you wrote a very nice thing about me, I'm touched to be included. Now to think of 7 things ???????

Loriann Signori said...

Dori and Bob,
I was delighted to have the honor of tagging you both! Enjoy the fun and I can't wait to read your 7 and see who you tag.