journal and tagged

This weeks journal is 47{52}, the ingredients are: upholstery fabric, synthetic organza, tulle, color catcher sheet, dryer lint, paper, variegated cotton thread...

I got tagged by Vita, who's blog I recently discovered and thoroughly enjoy and her illustrations are delightful. I responded to a similar tag over a year ago, you can read my answers here. Let's if I can come with seven new goodies.... and try to make them art related...

1. While I was attending the High School of Art and Design in NYC, I got a really cool opportunity to attend drawing classes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We spend our Saturdays sketching in the Greek and Egyptian halls.

2. When I was about 7 years old in Russia, I read in a daily calendar a job description that really stuck with me. It described what a fabric print designer would do and I don't think I have strayed too far from that path...

3. I love doodling! Used to do much more of it especially as a teenager while on the phone. Now I mostly multi-task while on the phone and have to set aside time for doodling...

4. I majored in fashion illustration at the above high school. We would go out to the sidewalk on Fifth Ave and 57th street and sketch designer store windows while the passerby commented or got annoyed that we were taking up too much space.

5. When I was about 8 or 9 years old my parents gave me a book about an artist that really appealed to my melancholy nature. She was a prolific illustrator of some of my favorite stories and she died at 17... Nadia Rusheva

6. I used to devour Greek myths as a kid, first in Russian and then in English. I just discovered a great book for my girls that I cannot wait to read with them..

7. I started making a bunch of little art quilts from my Okoshechki/Little Windows series while doing Open Studios in Houston. I just finished and put them for sale in my new Etsy store. Come check it out!

Well, there they are, seven little known facts about myself.. and now I get to tag seven others:
Vivien
Melanie
Norma
Jane
Gerrie
Judy
Deb
Thanks for playing!