Heather ‘tagged” me with a meme yesterday and I looked it up on Wickpedia:

“a unit of cultural information, cultural evolution or diffusion — propagates from one mind to another analogously to the way in which a gene propagates from one organism to another as a unit of genetic information and of biological evolution. ”


“Internet meme, a meme or fad that spreads through the internet.”

It requires that you “tag” 5 other bloggers , kind of like a bloggers chain letter of sorts but without the negative consequences attached for breaking the “chain”. When I realized I didn’t even know 5 other bloggers well enough to pass this on I let her know but thought I’d answer the questions anyway. It’s a way of getting to know a little bit more about some of the other artists/makers that interact and share their work here in internet-land. Kind of like the things kids do on myspace.
So, here goes:

What were you doing 10 years ago?
raising my two boys (now 17 & 18) and running my porcelain company (since 1978!)

What were you doing 1 year ago?

Closing my porcelain company, doing a little consulting to other artists, and beginning a 1 year sabbatical to study shibori and put together a new endeavor. I started this blog to record that process one year ago August. This time last year I was in Japan with my boys for one month. I grew up in Japan and it was like going home.

five snacks you enjoy:
potato chips-especially spicy ones! (see bad habits!)
dried fruit and nuts
whatever fruit is ready in the yard(apricots and plums right now)
anything with pesto smeared on it

Five songs that you know all the lyrics to:

a serious downfall of mine…unless i’m hearing it i can’t remember the lyrics!

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
the same thing i’m doing now but with more traveling
go to Iceland
go to Alaska
go to Kawaii
go to Europe
go to Japan every year for one month

Five bad habits: it’s a good thing this is limited to five!
losing things…keys, glasses, i could go on
wanting to control things
cleaning up after my kids (still)
potato chips
procrastinating when it comes to things i don’t want to do

Five things you like doing:
making things and teaching kids to make things
taking pictures
traveling with my kids and phil

Five things you would never wear again:
uncomfortable shoes
fishnet stockings
wedding dress
Annie Hall style clothes
too much makeup

Five favorite toys:
my macbook
Nikon D40
paintbrushes (currently sumi-e)

Feel free to comment, copy the meme to your blog, or ignore the whole thing altogether.
If you want to copy it to your blog or to the comment section, here you go:

What were you doing ten years go?
What were you doing one year ago?
five snacks you enjoy
five songs you know all the lyrics to
What would you do if you were a millionaire?
five bad habits
five things you enjoy doing
five things you would never wear again
five favorite toys

2 thoughts on “memes…

  1. hrsj

    You have an interesting and full life Glennis! Thank you for answering the questions. Wow you have two boys and you grew up in Japan! Thanks for reminding me you had a porcelain company before; it seems from looking at your shibori work that you’ve been doing that forever.
    I am envious of your apricots and plums!
    Thank you again; I have enjoyed reading about you.



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