Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tagged Again!!!

I have just been tagged again....Thank you Barbara Muir...fantastic artist, friend and admirer!
I will get to the rest of the game in a bit...but first!!! Hold the presses....we all know who Thomas Kincade is, right? Presents himself as a devout artistic Christian, right? You gotta read this...I just found it on Jeremy Lipking's blog and if you don't know who he is you don't know nothin'!! Click here for a very informative article of "The Painter Of Light" who obviously has a very dark side.
That said on with the game....but if I get tagged again I will have to pass!

So here are the rules for being tagged.

You need to:
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.

1. I received two scholarships...two years in a row..which was actually every other year because that was when they were available...to Scottsdale Artist School. I studied with John Budicin and John Burton.
2. My children are all part Hawaiian....my first two husbands were Hawaiian.
3. I actually lived in a tree house when I first moved to Hawaii...it was designed by an architect. I lived there for about three months and visited often for a couple of years after that. There was also a bus that was permanently parked beneath the tree and completely livable.
4. I danced Hula professionally for two years.
5. I am a baptized Catholic. My godparents were Elizabeth Taylor's secretary and his life partner.
6.I am also a baptized Mormon....but do not practice.
7. Although I owned several horses over the years. I broke my first and only colt at age 40 while living in Utah.
8. I am going to add this one because their is a reason I don't paint every day. I had back surgery due to a truck wreck...not my fault, thank God! The other problem was they discovered I had a birth defect of some kind....no wonder my back hurt from the time I was kid!! I have a metal plate and several pins plus a bone fusion in my back. I have died twice....yes certified dead! Once when I had spinal meningitis and once from an accidental overdose. I remember everything....it's just like the stories you have heard. I also suffer from mild depression...mood swings....whatever....and arthritis but some days I am either in a lot of pain or just blue.
Here are the 7 delightful bloggers and great artists..
Michael Lynn Adams
Karin Jurick
Diane Mize
Stacey Peterson
Michael Naples
Eldon Warren
Steve Atkinson

I received an email from someone that thinks I should rename my blog semi annual rather than daily! LOL! I imagine it was a brand of humor and meant to be funny. Well, unfortunately I can't name it semi annual since I have already painted 24 pieces this year ( low by my standards) ... and most of them have sold. On the other hand I have not been painting daily for the last month and a half. This has been a difficult year for painting between moving and a new relationship/family but there are many dividends that don't come out of a tube. Without knowing someones history very, very well I don't think I would attempt this kind of humor, but thats just me. I have been painting on a daily basis for many years....except this one.....oh, and one other time when I had to move from my home of 15 years, go through a divorce, found my lost child of 23 years and the woman that was as close to me as a mother died.....on the other hand this year I have a gift of a wonderful man in my life, many new friends from my move and blogging and some wonderful new doors of opportunity in the art world and more. So when I paint...I paint....and when I don't....I don't.
Here, below, for your amusement one of the absolute worst paintings I have ever done!!! It's soooo damn pink! And the one at the top is one of the most popular as far as prints.
Much love, Theresa

14 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

You do all that you do after spinal surgery! Hey. I told you on my blog that there are only 35 Vermeers in the world. Yet 333 years after his death each painting is revered. What does that tell us about painting?
It isn't a production tally, it's a
gift. You have it, and you're great.

Love Barbara

Marian Fortunati said...

Well said, Barbara...
Theresa... your work is wonderful......
It's for sure that most of us couldn't say they sold all the paintings they have created in the last year!!
AND.... what a fascinating life you have led... so far!
Be well...

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Theresa, Reading about your life is like reading a best seller. The Theresa I know on line is an upbeat and lovely person who is also a successful artist. May good things come to you.

bonnieluria said...

Theresa- I thought the LAST 7 things were enough to pale the rest of us into flake white.
And now you add THIS 7!!


OH my gosh ( or something stronger than that but this is YOUR blog..)
I can see why you'd be mentioned just on the basis of your painting ( and if this is the worst painting you've ever done, you might just have alienated the rest of us....just sayin')
But this life of yours is the stuff of at least an appearance on Ellen or Oprah.

I love reading your stories. And how wonderful to be in a place in your life and your blog, where you can do what you like, when you want.

NOTE: to anyone else considering tagging you again.
Do you think there are SEVEN more things that will knock us out?

Congratulations and your audience is growing.

eldon warren said...

the painter of light....his story is nothin. Yours on the other hand should be a book. One to inspire us all to make the best of life no matter what.
EW

bonnieluria said...

Theresa- PS- I didn't tag you back because you couldn't have anything to add!!
Unless you've been appointed to the new cabinet in DC since your last post.
But you've been mentioned on my newest.

Barbara M. said...

Hey Theresa,

Miss you,

Barbara

Happy Thanksgiving

vickiandrandyrossart said...

don't know how I missed this blog entry...hmmm...moving houses, kids in town for thanksgiving (with new 8 week old Liam), thanksgiving for 20 at our new house (mom and friends brought all the food)...whew, makes me tired to think about it.

good blog. can't wait to read about kincaid...btw, my friend Kippy in france would call your 'pink' painting a 'theresa kincaid'. She has done a few in the past that made her uurp! calls them 'kippy kincaids'.

vicki

Theresa Rankin said...

I don't know either Barbara...I just have to stay moving! Thank you for your confidence in me...you have no idea how much it's appreciated!

Theresa Rankin said...

Marion!! So good to hear from you and thank you for all the wonderful accolades. I am working on quitting smoking so I have not been at the computer much lately!

Theresa Rankin said...

Carol...thank you...straight from the heart!

Theresa Rankin said...

Bonnie ..you are a dear...and yes there very well could be a few more things to mention but the blogworld may explode!! Thank you so much for your comments!

Theresa Rankin said...

LOL! thank you Eldon...I love hearing from you!

Theresa Rankin said...

Hey Vicki....you have more energy than most....you still amaze me constantly!