Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tag! I'm it.

Chris over at Twilight and Sunrise tagged me for this Book Meme. Here is my task:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five people.

1. Okay, so I am down in the studio, and the nearest book to me is The New Creative Artist: A guide to Developing your Creative Spirit. By Nita Leland. Were you hoping for Dumas or Shakespeare? Come on, you had to know it would be an art book, lol!

2. The title on this page is Bend Reality by Changing the Rules, and is talking about creating abstractions in your art by using design to alter a literal image.

3. There are only 5 sentences total on this page, the rest being technical instructions, so I will work with what are here. The 2nd sentence is: "With every design change, the image moves further from the illusion of reality."

4. The next 3 sentences are: "The more altered the image, the more abstract the art. Eventually, it may become pure abstraction, revealing no apparent connection with the original subject. Intelligent use of design makes such a transformation work." Gosh I hope this isn't boring to you! But this is the stuff I read, and it was this or a book on acrylic techniques, and I think that would have bored you more.

5. Pick 5 folks, hmmm. Let's see how eclectic a list of folks I can come up with. The more diverse and unusual books and answers, the better! Okay.
How 'bout Mama P, Pamela (in the comments, no blog), Crissy @ Soliloquy, PattyMomBobJoanna @ WPMS, and WTMCassandra @ Lutradur & Lace Adventures. Honestly, I could think of 20 people to tag, so if you want to do this, I would love to see it. Just let me know you did it or put it in the comment section if you don't have a blog.

Okay, off to finish some UFOs. My oldest sister has a birthday tomorrow, I owe Amy a fabric post card, and I have some art that I can tidy up and photograph so I have some pieces with which to stock an Etsy shop of my very own.

And an update about the videos for up and coming talky blogs: I accidentally dropped and broke the Boy's camera when he left it laying somewhere it didn't belong, so we don't have any yet, but are working on it. Gotta get his camera repaired first.


Cassandra said...

I posted a response on my blog!

Pamela said...

Oh How fun is this!!

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).

Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck.

I had to bring my "car book" into the office today since we are on "snow commute" at our house:) Phew, otherwise you might have gotten an excerpt from a dry HR journal since I am at the office.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

"For it is my opinion that we enclose and celebrate the freaks of our nation and of our civilization."

Oh now, how fun is that taken out of context?! I so love that!

4. Post the next three sentences.

"Yellowstone National Park is no more representative of America than is Disneyland. This being my natural attitude, I don't know what made me turn sharply south and cross a state line to take a look at Yellowstone. Perhaps it was a fear of my neighbors."

Ah, I kinda liked Yellowstone... and Prince Charming really did...until the campers across from us left fishy crackers out and I couldn't stop thinking about the Grizzly Bears we were surely attracting!!

5. Tag five people Hmmm...

Thanks for sharing ~ looking forward to seeing what others share.

:) P

Needleroozer said...

I love that first line! I,too, loved Yellowstone, but have never been colder while tent camping in my life, and yes, I could never stop thinking about the bears, either.

I have tried to get through that book more than once! It works well to put me to sleep at night, though. Good for you for reading such a tome!

Thanks for playing, ladies.

Pamela said...

My pleasure ~ you bring so many new and interesting things into my life:)

Many thanks.

I am hungry for bisuits now....