Thank you to http://athursdayschild.wordpress.com/ for this award.
- Display the award logo on your blog.
- Link back to the person who nominated you.
- State 7 things about yourself.
- Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
- Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.
Seven things about me
- I love reading! In school, I read more than a book a day, not counting schoolbooks. This continued for many years, but I’ve slowed down a bit now; I want to make stuff, too . . . I read mostly books that make me think, unless I need a break from thinking; then I read mysteries that make me puzzle-solve; a simpler sort of thinking.
- I love colour, pattern and shape. In nature, in art, in music, in language and languages, in everything! To me, the Arts and Crafts movement in England was a peak experience in human development. (also the Hobbit House at Bag End! This is why I love designing/making and also freeforming things like art, sweaters, shawls, prints, etc., even when not all of my projects are successes.
- Things I have learned about myself recently (and passionately wish I had learned long ago!) are my strengths: Intellection (Philosophic thinking), Connecting (I connect with people easily and deeply), Strategic (which I’m pretty sure I remember as problem- or puzzle-solving; they say it is ‘finding alternative ways to proceed after spotting patterns and issues’), Input, which is seeing deep meaning in EVERYTHING!!! Oh, so true! Last of the top five (all we were given and I wasn’t paying $600 to learn the rest; using the top 5 is all one really needs to get through life) is Learning (and I am a Life-Long Learner!! of anything!). I mention all this here because I have spent my life thinking of my strengths as faults and trying hard to correct them, rather than learning to use them for good (mine and other people’s). So I offer this to you if you are interested. To learn yours, buy a book called “StrengthsFinder”; in it is a code to use on their website; take the test (it’s not too long) and you will receive your top five strengths. There is a bunch of information on the website and the book, of course, has more. The code is one-time use only, sorry. The company I worked for thought it was good enough that they bought a book each for nearly half of the 300+ staff. My results were not a surprise to me; only that these were strenths! More info at: http://www.strengthstest.com/ (produced by Gallup, incidentally!)
- I love the ‘wholeness’ of all things; people from birth to death, plants from seed to seeding, and so on. No one stage is ‘nicer’ or ‘prettier’ than another to me. And my life, too, easy, hard, successful, failing, growing, aging, all of it.
- I am an INFP (Idealist-Healer); when I was tested (for work twice and by a counselor once), I scored at 95% Introvert, 95% Intuitive, 85% Feeling and 95% Perceptive. It’s a weird combination, believe me! Want to know what YOU are? Go to: http://www.keirsey.com/ and click on the four-coloured circle at the top right of the screen. Have fun!
- Because I love (passionately) philosophic thinking, I really, really love that one member of the Norwegian government is a philosopher. I think every government and corporation should have a philosopher on board, because if you don’t ask the right questions, you won’t find the right answers . . .
- I love: art; music; language, languages and languaging; gardening, creating all sorts of things, however badly; reading; my new friends discovered through blogging; horses (especially Morgans and Percherons); dogs (Collies, Border Collies and Afghans); cats (calico or black; huge ones with very long hair!); my old truck (alas, with us no more, it was an extended Ford Ranger named Star Ranger after the book); harvesting and wildcrafting; every art and craft known to woman; minimalist camping; . . . . . I guess I could have just said I love being eclectic, ’cause I do!
The bloggers below are all people I have met ‘Virtually’ recently, and would like to offer the award to:
Check them out when you have time; they are all interesting and fun!