Tuesday, 5 February 2008

I've been tagged

Yes, I've been tagged by Celia . The tag rules as I understand them are:
1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2 Post the rules on your blog.
3. Post 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

Seven facts about me:
1. I'm an Australian with a Viennese mother but to my sorrow I never learnt to speak German.
2. I live close to Coogee beach but have also lived in western New South Wales on the black soil plains.
3. I started out as a preschool teacher but then worked for 25 years in the Research Library of the Australian Museum and became impassioned about rare natural history books, natural history illustration, book binding and artist's books.
4. I've travelled a bit (but not as much as I'd like) to Tuvalu and Fiji in the South Pacific, the US, Vienna, Prague & Budapest, and to New Zealand (more times than I can count).
5. I love dogs. And I'm fascinated by wolves, coyotes, dingoes...
6. My family and friends are more important to me than I can say.
7. I have two great kids, a beautiful daughter-in-law and the most wonderful little grand daughter, Sophia, here wearing all her Christmas finery at once.

I've tagged these people whose blogs I read daily. (I didn't tag quirkyartist because she was tagged a few days ago.) There are many others I also read but 7 is the limit so I had to stop. I hope you don't mind being tagged. Until this week I'd never heard of tagging (in relation to blogs) so here I go. Please have a look at these great blogs.

1. Amanda Watson-Will, an Australian installation artist, ceramicist and book artist.
2. Judy Carpenter, a US fibre artist and quilt maker, and owner of Barker, a very handsome poodle.
3. Rhonda, from Canada, a prolific book maker and book artist.
4. Gail Stiffe, an Australian paper and book artist. Gail runs the Women's Art Register.
5. BookGirl is a US book artist and marketing professional.
6. Mary Lee is a US book artist and arts manager.
7. Beth Lee is a US calligrapher and book artist.


  1. Hi Carol,
    Thanks so much for tagging me! I'm am touched! When I get back from Melbourne I will reply. And thanks also for your comment. Take it gently...yes, wonderful advice (and very timely after the day I've had today).
    P.S. I see you've done some more marbling - it looks terrific! I haven't had a chance to look properly at your recent posts, will catch up after the exhibition.

  2. HI Carol,
    Thanks for checking in with me before tagging me. I've done it once and don't think I know enough people to tag for the next round, so think I'll decline. Have fun!
    Mary (Riverlark)

  3. Hi Carol, First time I have visited your blog, since you were kind enough to leave a comment on mine. Your marbling looks fantastic. I have always wanted to have a go. I am adding your blog to my list for regular visits. I too love making books. Lesley

  4. Amanda, enjoy Melbourne, as I'm sure you will. Take your time with the tag.

    Mary, I do understand. It took me ages to actually get organised enough to do it but it was fun.

    Lesley, I'm glad we've found each other's blogs. There is so much amazing talent and inspiration out there in the book and art blogs, I'm constantly amazed and delighted.

  5. THANK YOU for not tagging me! I've already been tagged again.

  6. Hi Carol,
    I'm happy for you to tag me but I hope you won't be offended if I don't pass it on. I have links to yours and other blogs on my blog but I see tagging as a form of chain letter and I never send those on.

  7. Gail, I'm certainly not offended. As a new blogger I'm trying to get the hang of the whole thing and while I was happy to be tagged I did wonder about how other people felt about it. I was amazed at how much effort had to go into choosing people, telling them, and then doing the post. I've now had the tagging experience, it was interesting and fun but I think I'm over it now.

  8. Hi Carol, I really enjoyed learning more about you. :) Great list!

    I hope you don't mind, but could I link to your page on my bookbinding blog? I really enjoy yours!


  9. hey check it out my blog i find ur blog is good


  10. Thank you so very much Carol for your comment at my blog!
    It warmed my heart to know that someone so far away is thinking of us.
    XO Eva

    (Judy and Bertil are second cousins. Judy's maternal grandmother and Bertil's paternal grandmother were sisters).

    I got tagged by Judy a long time ago, and here's a link to my "tagging" answers ;-)


  11. "I've travelled a bit (but not as much as I'd like)"... yes, I know just what you mean.
    take care, grache

  12. I have really enjoyed exploring your 'tagees' blogs as they are so different from the textile blogs I usually visit. Thanks for playing along.



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