Saturday, May 05, 2007

The Army is on the March and Random Facts About Me

First, it should be said that today was a very productive day. The kind of day where you blink and 5 hours have passed. Poof! Those hours were poofed today between returning phone calls to my friends/family (what was I just saying in my last post?) and cutting, gluing, and creating more flowers for my cards.

For some insane reason, the stack of paper that was "calling" to me was much, much larger than usual today. Really, I wasn't supposed to even be making flowers today. The idea was to photograph cards. Until I realized that what I thought was a stack of finished cards was a stack of blank cards. Oops. So I pulled out my bag o finished flowers to finish up a few more cards to photograph. But I decided I wasn't feeling the inspiration on any of the flowers in my bag because many of the papers were ones already up in my shop--I wanted something new to look at! So then I decided to make a few flowers. Which turned into prepping enough paper for zillions of flowers. I only turned a small amount of the prepped papers into flowers and I still ended up with 81. Sigh. I really need to learn how to NOT do everything with such gusto.

Anyway, today's end result? No photographs, no new cards (though a new idea, hopefully to be finished tomorrow!), a stack of prepped paper, and these:

My Army of Flowers

My husband calls them my "army of flowers". I like the sound of that. Today my desk, tomorrow the world!

Second, I was tagged by the talented M of Backwoodscreations for a meme of 7 random habits/secrets about me.

• Start with 7 random facts/habits about yourself
• People who are tagged have to write their 7 things on their blog
• Then choose another 7 people to get tagged and list their names
• Don't forget to leave them a comment to tell them they have been tagged and to read your blog

My facts:

1. I have a "thing" for color. I adore rich, bright, vibrant colors and have an uncanny ability to match colors (and reproduce them in paint). If I see a piece with strong colors it is almost always instant love. I am not a fan of pastels and I just miss the point entirely of "muddy" colors.

2. I love geometric shapes and organic shapes. Usually all one or the other. Straight lines should be perfectly crisp and straight. Squiggly lines should be squiggly and wild. Poorly drawn straight lines make me cringe. (Even though I can't draw them either.)

3. I also have a "thing" for texture. Sock seams are the bane of my existence and I have been suckered into more than one clothing purchase on the grounds of "but it's sooooo soft!". Items that naturally "fit" in my hands while I carry them in the store almost always come home with me.

4. I have been singly sighted (sight in my left eye not my right) since birth. I generally don't think about it. The lack of depth perception isn't a problem unless you are playing outfield. The hardest part about it as a kid was not being able to use those red/blue 3-D glasses. When my husband and I went to Disneyland, we watched one of their 3-D shows and they had glasses with clear lenses for each eye. For the first time in my life I was able to "see" in 3-D. The story was lame and the effects were pretty cheesy but I was entranced.

5. I was a Girl Scout from 8th grade to 12th grade. I was the dorky kid who sold Girl Scout cookies at my high school but I sold more cookies than almost anyone else. My troop went camping about once a month and I made some of my best friends there. It's also where I picked up the "dragon" moniker which later became "Mrs. Dragon" and the name of my etsy shop.

6. When my husband and I made the move from CA to AL we drove through 6 states en route (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi). Previously, I had only been to five states other than CA. (Washington, Arizona, Wisconsin,Minnesota, and Alabama). That single trip doubled my total.

7. I was raised on country music (in Los Angeles, that was...interesting in junior high). About the end of junior high I started listening to alternative. Sometime around my sophomore or junior year of high school, I discovered 80's music. It was like finding a whole new world of awesome. : )

Most of the people whom I would tag have already done this meme or a variation on it. Phooey. So if you would like to take up the mantle--carry onward! If you have someone you would like to see do this, just drop a comment and I'll tag 'em!

Still, go check out The Dreamy Girraffe and Dragon Whimsy.


  1. great list, isn't it fun to get tagged?

  2. your army of flowers looks should crop it all perfect and sell it as a photograph. :) my friend used to call such piles her "minions". :)


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