Share Your World – January 30, 2017

Another day of gray skies and white grounds – getting twitchy here. Feeling confined. I want to go for a walk on non-icy surfaces, in relative warmth. Tomorrow, groundhog, I'm wanting you to be nice to all of us! In the meantime, Cee has offered another chance to escape, and I’m going to take advantage of it.

What is the most incredible natural venue that you’ve ever seen in person? Oh, but there are so many. The Pacific and Atlantic oceans (are they a venue?), The Grand Canyon, the Badlands in North Dakota, Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, The Rocky Mountains from Colorado to British Columbia, I’m sure I’m forgetting some of the others I’ve seen.

How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order? I had two brothers, the eldest eight years younger than I. The youngest passed on several years ago.

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why? Probably a sneaker, something that holds up to lots of abuse, but keeps the feet comfortable, and is appropriate for many situations.

What is the strangest/weirdest thing you have ever eaten? When I was in my early teens, we visited some family friends in either Montana or Wyoming, I’ve forgotten which – because it’s been a year or two since I was in my early teens. Anyway, we joined them for dinner, and I took what was offered, enjoying the meat I was eating until I asked what it was – it was Elk tongue. It didn’t taste so good after I learned that. Then, as a younger adult out to dinner with friends, I was challenged to eat some Escargo – I took the challenge, and I enjoyed it.

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful for surviving the week without having lost friends, given my political position and need to stand up and say what I felt – on social media, not so much in person, mainly because I’ve been keeping to myself most of the time. It feels necessary to withdraw for awhile. I am looking forward to, or wishing for, more sanity in this world – in the week coming up would be wonderful, but I could make it until the week after if necessary. Wondering if the government could now get over the “shock and awe” part of starting off and settle down in a quieter, better thought out manner. Hoping.

And now, a shameless advertisement for myself, for my ink arts. I have set up a Facebook page, but then I moved on to set up a WordPress blog because the Facebook page felt cumbersome. I’d love it if you’d visit the new blog, take a look at what I have to offer, and if you’d like, contact me about purchasing something. The address for that blog is Come on over!

This is one of the items I will be offering for sale, once I get the finish put on and get it on the backing.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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10 Responses to Share Your World – January 30, 2017

  1. Ooh, elk tongue! The closest I’ve been to that delicacy is pickled beef tongue. When I was 9 or 10. Not a good idea, Mom! [shudder]

    Best wishes with your art work!

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    You art work is just so beautiful. Thanks Carol for sharing this week. As always I enjoyed reading your responses.

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  3. A similar thing happened to me with rabbit, as happened to you with elk tongue. I was happily enjoying a meat casserole with a goup of friends, at the home of one of them, when someone mentioned that it was rabbit (I’m not sure what I had thought it was) and then after that I didn’t enjoy it quite so much!
    I love those paintings.

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  4. Robin says:

    I would be a sneaker, too. 🙂

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  5. Heather says:

    I guess I’m a pretty adventurous eater. I’ve eaten several tongues (the texture isn’t my favorite), sweetbreads (thymus – YUM!), squirrel, rabbit (I love well-prepared rabbit), escargot, mountain oysters. We watched Bizarre Foods for a while, and I’m not sure I could eat all the odd things he ate.

    Looking at your set of tiles, I’m wondering if you’ve considered offering a whole set for a backsplash. I think you could start it, and then take a commission if someone were interested. Subway tiles might be a good shape to work with too. Of course, here I am offering unsolicited advice. This might also sound like a terrible idea. Feel free to do what you will with my suggestion 😉


    • Carol says:

      I appreciate your suggestion about the back splash – my personal feeling is that a backsplash consisting solely of painted tiles would be a bit much – I can see tiles scattered perhaps, as focal points, though. When I was at the local Christmas bazaar I had a woman ask me about that, which I had forgotten till just now. I wonder how the tiles finished with resin would hold up – the ones I use for coasters are fine, but they aren’t exposed to the same kind of splatters that a backsplash might be. Food for thought. Thank you.


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      • Heather says:

        There’s a local tile maker here in TC who makes and glazes tiles. I know people collect them and many have used them in backsplashes. I am way harder on a coaster than I am on my backsplash, but I could just be that one person who’s not normal. I’m so happy you’re selling your work 🙂


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