Answer Me This
1. What’s something you’ve won and how did you win it?
Probably what I won most recently was a photo contest at Theology on Tap and it might be because I was the only one to enter, but I’m not positive so I’ll take it. I posted this picture of me meeting Bonnie Engstrom of A Knotted Life. My prize was a Theology on Tap pint glass.
The funny part, which I only realized later, is that I wasn’t the one who took the picture, Bonnie’s husband was.
2. Do you save old greeting cards and letters, or throw them all away? Why?
I save my cards and letters because I have a horrible memory. I like to go back through them occasionally and remind myself of who sent me things when I was younger. Personal messages in particular are very important to me.
3. When you’re at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?
When I was living with my parents, I would always wear shoes or slippers of some sort either to keep warm or to protect my feet from unknown substances on the floor. At school, I could go barefoot in the summer but in the winter, I wore socks or slippers. Currently in my apartment, I go barefoot. I haven’t spent a winter here yet, so I don’t know if I’ll need to break out my cable knit slippers or not.
4. Who’s the most famous person you have ever met?
I met Casting Crowns many years ago when they were touring with Steven Curtis Chapman. Recently, I met Eric Whitacre, the man behind the Virtual Choirs, composer of Sleep, Water Night, Lux Aurumque and many more. We were supposed to choose between taking a photo or having him sign something but I got a photo AND two signatures. He’s probably the most famous person I’ve ever met.
5. What has been your best work of art?
It’s hard for me to pick a project and label it the ‘best’ because I generally end up being dissatisfied with all of my work by the time I finish it. None of my projects are ever “finished”; I simply work on them until I give up in frustration that it will never be perfect.
I’ve found that this is true for a lot of artists, there is no such thing as a completed work of art, only abandoned ones.
It holds true for this project as well. It was indeed abandoned, but this time only because I ran short on time.
This website, which I created in my Computer Art class, would definitely classify as one of my favorite projects, though I couldn’t go so far to call it my best. Something about the combination of words and photos, plus the fact that it was all about the things that are important to me, has made it stand out in my mind, among many other insignificant assignments.
I’m still happy with how it turned out, which is far more than I can say for most of my other works of art.
6. What’s your strongest sense?
Dare I say my common sense? I might get some people who disagree so I’ll play it safe and say my sense of fashion.
Speaking of fashion….
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