Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
You were Marie Antoinette, the young Austrian Princess whisked off to France to be crowned Queen. Marie Antoinette suffered much oppression and hatred from the French people because of her love of luxury. She was graceful, extravagant and loved a good party! She was a social butterfly who flitted from event to event, always in the latest fashions. She faced a lonely, friendless existence in France so she made her own fun and drew comfort from her indulgence. She had a very kind nature and was a devoted mother and giver to charity, which is a side seldom seen of this famous, misunderstood Queen who was a fashion icon as well as a monarch.
Take the quiz and let me know which queen you are!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wahooo...made it through another holiday. This year I was so sick and am just now getting over a horrible cold. My poor family probably thinks the dinner and general house cleanup fairy died. But, no she is slowly coming back to life and looking around at a messy house. Time to dust off the broom and get to work. I love this time of year - actually to me this is spring cleaning time. I generally throw out what we don't need anymore and start fresh for a new year.
Artfully speaking I plan to do the same. As all artists know there is so much 'stuff' packed here and there that we cannot seem to get rid of. Some trash will be turned into treasure someday. Perhaps I just need to organize a bit? Hmmm..that means buying more 'organizing' stuff. Or... I could decide to not have a garage sale, donate all the stuff to charity and put my artsy stuff out there. (Down south garages are meant for storage...unfortunately we can never seem to fit our cars inside them. For those of you lucky few up north with basements...I just say LUCKY YOU!!)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...
You Are a Marilyn!
You are a Marilyn -- "I am affectionate and skeptical."
Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.
How to Get Along with Me
- * Be direct and clear
- * Listen to me carefully
- * Don't judge me for my anxiety
- * Work things through with me
- * Reassure me that everything is OK between us
- * Laugh and make jokes with me
- * Gently push me toward new experiences
- * Try not to overreact to my overreacting.
What I Like About Being a Marilyn
- * being committed and faithful to family and friends
- * being responsible and hardworking
- * being compassionate toward others
- * having intellect and wit
- * being a nonconformist
- * confronting danger bravely
- * being direct and assertive
What's Hard About Being a Marilyn
- * the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind
- * procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself
- * fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of
- * exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger
- * wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right
- * being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations
Marilyns as Children Often
- * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn
- * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger
- * form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent
- * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel
- * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent
Marilyns as Parents
- * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty
- * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence
- * worry more than most that their children will get hurt
- * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries