April 07, 2005

The Thursday Three's First Anniversary

The first anniversary Thursday Three is also the very first ever Thursday Three in Terry's new mu.nu home. To make sure everyone understands the randomness of these questions and probably because Jim forgot to send him anything, we have an extra, especially random set this week.

#1) If there was one thing you could change about the way you look, what would it be?
Like so many other people, I'd dump the gut and the related stretch marks that came with child-bearing. I never knew how good my stomach was until it was gone. Sigh.

#2) In your house, right now, what is your favorite piece of artwork that you have displayed? I'm actually not sure what my favorite piece is. I have a lot of things I painted myself and a few other neat things that I like. But since I was just chatting about this with friends, I do happen to have a little tour of various pieces of art in my home, that I won't worry too much about anyone coming in to steal, because none of them are worth much. Link removed to tour of "art" in my house. E-mail me if you want to see it.

#3) What person living now would you most like to meet?
Terry, of course. If you mean famous people, I don't really know who I'd have much interest in meeting although I do think some of the writers for National Review would be great to know. I'd love to walk dogs with Jonah Goldberg and I'd like to have dinner with Jay Nordlinger, although I think I'd feel like an uneducated rube if I tried to talk with him. I'm sure he'd be very polite about it though.


I love your artwork, Jordana. And BOY, you gots a lots!

In case anyone wants to use it, I set up a York account under the name Nigel Tuffnell, password spinaltap.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 7, 2005 02:37 PM

OH! And next time you're in Birmingham, we'll eat some lunch!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 7, 2005 02:37 PM

I hope you'll be polite if I start looking like an uneducated rube while we're eating lunch. Not that I'd expect anything else from you.

Posted by: Jordana at April 7, 2005 02:39 PM

Seeing as how I tend to set the standard for uneducated rubes, I don't think you have much to worry about.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 7, 2005 03:02 PM

Great artwork. I'm partial to your paintings with the clear glass vases. Very, very nice.

Posted by: melissa at April 7, 2005 09:11 PM

Don't think of your stomach as gone, just missing-in-action. I know mine is underneath my chubbiness somewhere.

I liked the concept of walking dogs with Jonah. It would be a chance to be sociable, and you always have the dog to distract you if an awkward moment came up. The big question: would you go with the plastic bag for poop patrol/clean-up or would you go upscale with one of those carry-along metal scoopers?

Posted by: MarcV at April 8, 2005 11:25 AM

I especially like your self-portrait and the painting of your brother.

What sort of technique is that? Does it have a name?

Posted by: Janis Gore at April 8, 2005 06:45 PM

I enjoy Jonah and Jay, but the Derb is my favorite =] Impromptus, though, is great!

Posted by: Lenise at April 11, 2005 01:33 PM

Janis, I don't know if it has a name. You draw the image in pencil and then paint multiple layers of tempera (not egg tempera) around the drawing leaving a bit of space around the lines. Once you've built up 3 or so colors of paint everywhere, you paint india ink over the whole thing. When that's dry, you take a damp sponge or cloth and start rubbing. The india ink covers the pencil lines that you didn't cover with paint, but rubs off to reveal the layers of color in the other areas.

Lenise, I do like Derb too. It would be fun to go play in the Derb family treehouse.

Posted by: Jordana at April 11, 2005 01:47 PM