Sunday, August 8, 2010

Just Me.

Yesterday I played with my camera, and took some self-potraits... 
Just to be a little more chatty, I'm going to share with you ten things about me :)

1- I can make real mess in the house in a jiffy (I call it 'creative chaos'), but I am equally fast in making a picture-perfect home!

2-I have a ton of notebooks, sketchbooks, diaries, organizers chock-full of ideas, drawings and to-do-lists. If I don't write it down, an idea can drive me crazy! And I often get up in the middle of the night to sketch or write down something, without even turning the light on. Ugh.


3- My favorite shoes are flats and Timberland, but I can wear very high heels if necessary.

4- What I'd like to do is grocery shopping with a pretty fabric-covered basket without people looking at me like I am from Mars.

5- I can't live without flowers, and I firmly believe in their comforting, uplifting power.

6- My favorite food? Veggies (any type) and pizza. When I travel, I always love to eat grilled salmon. I think I have eaten salmon nearly all times I've been out for dinner. Why? No idea, love it!

7- I love silence. No music, no tv. I love to listen to my thoughts. I love to hear Nature's songs. Rarely, I listen to very soft music while I'm working or doing chores, but I prefer total silence. On Christmastime, though, I love having carols playing!

8- I dream of a zen home. On the contrary, I'm a 'pyramid-maker', as my hubby uses to define me. I can pile up an incredible amount of stuff with a great sense of balance. LOL. And naturally, I'm always looking out for something I've lost... :(

9- I'm a very good cook, but don't let me grill meat-you would end up eating meat as hard as rock!

10- I can lose track of the time in a bookstore, and I never come out empty-handed. And I looove to give and receive books (also used and old, I don't mind) as presents.

Have a great week everyone! 
Monica x.

26 comments:

  1. Monica I feel like I know you better now! Thanks for sharing. I can never leave a book store without a purchase. My Salvation Army has $2 Mondays. You can get as many books as you can cram into their shopping bag! Lots of fun.
    Have a great week. Anne

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  2. O Monica...such a lovely post...you are so sweet person......i really like your blog....give a bigg hug to Kim from my girls.......and one for you from me........wishing you a happy week....full of joy....

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  3. hola Monica...
    wouuuu que foto!!!
    estas muy linda!
    que mirada eh!
    cariños

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  4. How fun to see what your pretty face looks like, finally!!!! Thanks for sharing YOU with us...
    Isabel

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  5. Monica, I too just love silence. When I drive, when I sit at the computer. The only sound I like as well is rain. I was so uplifted by your feature in Artful Blogging. Wanted to get to know you after that!
    Brenda

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  6. Hi Monica,

    How lovely to see the beautiful you and to learn a little more about you.
    Your self portraits are wonderful.
    Book shops are one of my favourite places too, and never come out without buying a book or two.

    I hope that you are having a happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  7. Monica you are beautiful young lady!
    Have a great week.

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  8. I finally get to see you!!!! And you are so pretty Monica!
    I also love the silence :) and call myself "queen of the pile" :) those pyramids...what to do what to do...
    Thanks for doing this!

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  9. Monica this is a fun post and great pics.
    Alison

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  10. A really enjoyable insight into what makes you 'tick' Monica - love the photos too. Have an enjoyable and creative week! Best wishes, Lesley

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  11. lovely photos!! i loved this post, i could have written everyone of your 'things' (apart from the salmon)xxx

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  12. What fun! Loved this opportunity to get to know you better. And to "see" you is such a treat. You are one gorgeous lady!!
    I on the other hand, love the music or TV playing constantly. Unless I am computing or walking (for exercise). Then the sounds of the house or nature are preferred!
    I am a creative stacker as well!! Ha!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  13. Hi Monica,
    Thanks for some insights into you...I am learning so much from you and getting so much inspiration. I tried to track down your magazine in Australia, but the stockist near me sadly doesnt stock it. Will have to buy off the internet.
    Alicia xx

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  14. What fun . . . I can relate to so many of those, especially creating a mess but I'm not so quick at putting it all right again.

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  15. A lovely glimpse into the life of an even lovelier lady!
    (Shall we build pyramids together? lol I'm running out of space again and have begun a late summer purge of stuff and papers!)

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  16. Beautiful ♥
    Loved reading your "10 things about me" list ...we have very similar taste :-)
    Hugs to sweet Kim.

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  17. Dearest monica, it's so wonderful to know you a little better and i LOVE your self-potraits!! You are soo beautiful! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

    jacqueline
    http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

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  18. This was a gorgeous post, stunning photographs and really fun little bits that you shared about yourself. So very well done and lovely to read

    xox Rella

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  19. So nice to see you for real now.....
    Love your portrait pictures.....and I loved your story.....some things I see myself in it......so funny number: 1,2,5, 7, and 8.
    Fine week.

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  20. Monica, it's so nice to see you ! You have beautiful eyes and a lovely smile !
    These photos are gorgeous.
    I love salmon too and I have a lot of books, thanks for sharing these things with us !
    Nice week,
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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  21. Monica, there you are.....so beautiful! I am slowly getting better....slowly!
    I can sit at the computer for a little while each day. Your ten things reads like mine..wow!!!! How are the flying lessons?
    Hugs,
    Mags
    xoxo

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  22. Monica, I love this post. I believe we may be kindred spirits. I, too, love quiet, flowers, salmon, veggies, books and bookstores.

    Thank you for sharing with us.

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  23. Hello lovely lady! Thank you for sharing your self portraits with us! I also love silence. ;)
    Congratulations again on the beautiful hand crafted items published in "Home". I picked up a copy last night and throughly enjoyed it!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet comments you left.
    Give a cuddle to Kim and a hug from me to you.
    Have a lovely day!

    Debby

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  24. Love of silence, love of books--me too! And Salmon! Also a piler (pyramid builder), and a lover of notebooks and sketch books. And I keep every one!

    Painting on silk and in watercolor right now, just beginning the online exploration a few months ago.

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  25. Hello Sweet Monica!
    And now you have been upgraded to sweet, talented and beautiful inside and out Monica!
    To be honest, I was shocked to see how you look like... It was a pleasant shock, though!
    I thought you to were older... about 40 something?
    Only saying this, because of how talented and gifted you are...
    I said it before, and will say it again!
    I wish I was more like you!
    And you inspire me so much... to be a more calmer and thoughtfull person!
    Thanks so much, sweet girl!

    DEBBIE MOSS

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  26. How wonderful! I found myself nodding right along with each of those things. A "pyramid-maker" - lol! My husband would completely agree I'm one as well.

    Such beautiful photography and blog...thank you!

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