As a kid, what job did you dream you would have as an adult?
My first recollection of wanting any particular ‘job’ was in secondary school (UK 11 – 16). I was art mad and spent all my lunch hours in the art room creating. Luckily my art teacher, Miss Randall was very supportive and allowed me access to all the art supplies (and some non art supplies, one of which was the large noticeboard from the main corridor!) With free rein I created to my heart’s content, I utilized not just the usual paint, clay, paper etc. but the internal workings of clocks, cellophane, paper mache, wire and a lot more.
I dreamed of designing house interiors, some alternative, some not. I even planned to use my summer vacations to dress shop windows in London high street stores. My art teacher, Miss Randall actually sent some of my artwork to the Royal College of Art. I was accepted until she advised them I was only 12!
Alas my dream did not materialize but I have experienced many forms of art through the years and now have found my niche – writing. I sometimes wonder how my life would look now if I have followed that path. Maybe my parallel self is enjoying that designing life – who knows?
Incidentally I did watch a fantastic Netflix documentary, Abstract some time ago which highlighted designers and one just blew me away. I watched and thought that Ilse Crawford: Interior Designer had my parallel life. Maybe next time round I will go that route.
What job did you dream of having as a child?
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Today’s word is very apt as I have been given an award by fellow blogger – Ileandra Young, who I ‘met’ through the Sunday Snippets. You are sure to enjoy her blog – http://ileandrayoung.com/ so pop over and visit.
Teem – definition : to become filled with many of something : abound – yes I am teeming with thanks and the joy of fellowship.
The award requests the following rules are kept:
Display the award logo on your blog.
Link back to the person who nominated you.
State 7 things about yourself.
Nominate 15 bloggers for this award.
Notify those bloggers of the nomination by linking to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by ping back.
Seven things about me:
I am a ‘free flow’ writer – going where the voices tell me!
I moved to Canada 5 years ago
Paul Newman is my ‘perfect’ man, although Viggo Mortensen is a close second
I was accepted to the Royal College of Art in London
I read horror but so far haven’t written it
My favorite drink is pink gin & tonic
I love vanilla scent
Now for my 15 nominees:
These blogs are delightfully diverse and will appeal to your sense of fun. Enjoy getting to know them.