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Thursday, 13 November 2008


I have just been tagged by Dianne!This is a really fun way to get to know your blogger friends! The rules of this great game are:-
1. Put a link in your posting to the person who tagged you.
2. List 7 unusual things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 other bloggers at the end of your post and comment on their blogs to let them know.

I have read what others have written about themselves and I am just so boring! This is really difficult, but here goes:
1 I adore and cherish my husband, Roy.
2 I love naturist holidays....the freedom, which is very important to me.
3 I was a doctors' receptionist for 16 years, and I was the nice, helpful, happy, one.
4 My favourite food is fish and I love them all except squid, if that is a fish, because I had the screaming abdabs cleaning one once. Never had oysters or lobster, something to achieve before I die!
5 I was expelled from school for swearing at a teacher and making him cry. I was an awful child.
6 I canoed on the River Nene from Wellingborough to Peterborough, it took a week, with 6 teenage boys, camping on the banks. Where do you pee? As the only female it was excruciatingly embarassing.
7 I adore and cherish my husband, Roy. I know, I know, but really there is nothing else!
Well actually, there is something else, I 'ran away' from home when I was 21, to escape a tyrannical, abusing father.
How could I have forgotten that I appeared on national television! A program called 'A Brush with Fame' which aired about three years ago. 75 artists converged on Cambridge for a regional heat. The first thing was a 1/2 hour self portrait, after which 50 of us were sent home again. Next was a 3 hour portrait of a celebrity, after which 10 artists were left standing, me included.
Then another 3 hour celebrity portrait. I didn't win the heat, but was thrilled at how far I got and enjoyed the experience immensely. The processes of filming were fascinating. I painted Barry Norman and Lord Charles Brocket.

These are the three judges, Christian Furr, an artist who painted the Queen, David Lee, art critic and editor of the art paper The Jackdaw, and Gerald Scarfe, caricaturist.

My 7 bloggers of note, just because I love their paintings, are:

1 Michael
2 Theresa
3 Qiang
4 Marc
5 Nigel
6 Greg
7 Michael



theresamillerwatercolors said...

Hi Sharon! I enjoyed reading your list of unusual things.... you ust try that oyster, it's really good!

Your Bell pepper - LOVE IT! It's fantastic!

Rhonda said...

Hi Sharon,
I've enjoyed visiting your site and seeing your wonderful art.

Dianne McNaughton said...

Hi Sharon, I so enjoyed reading your 7 sentances - there is nothing boring about you!!!! You were obviously quite a rebel as a youngster, probably because of your difficult father. I am so glad you have a wonderful husband who obviously cherishes you, this is quite a rare and unusual thing which you obviously appreciate!

Sharon Wright said...

Rhonda, thank you, and I enjoyed my visit to you, too.
Dianne, your comments are very true. I often wonder if good can be apreciated without the bad, although I'm sure such extremes aren't necessary!