Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Six Degrees of Separation

Last month, December, I was tagged by North Carolina artist, Atul Pande. I was surprised, flattered but sadly I was a bit too busy to follow up on it. I was in Japan at the time visiting my family. So I'm catching up and doing the tag thing now. The rules are simple. List seven (7) interesting things about myself and then tag seven (7) artists I find interesting.

Enoshima Island as seen from the beach road.

If you're ever in Japan, you've got to find a department store and go to the basement floor. Known as "depa-chika" in Japanese, it's where you find the groceries and prepared foods. Most are prepared on site. This man is cooking a traditional Japanese sweet treat, waffle type fish shaped cakes with sweet bean paste.

Vendors in the "depa-chika".

At the train station near my parents' home. I used to ride this all the time while growing up, but the trains are now more modern.
So here are my seven interesting things about me...
1) I was born in Japan.
2) I lived in Spain for two years.
3) I did the running of the Bull at a small town called Arcos De La Frontera and was caught in the street while the bull was rampaging.
4) I was a model for a brief time when I was a teen-ager.
5) I kissed the Blarney Stone in Ireland
6) I had my own business at age 13 teaching (tutoring) English to Japanese students.
7) I'm bilingual - English/Japanese.
And now here are seven of the artists I find interesting. love, admire and are inspired by:
Thank you!


Sheila said...

Yikes! I was so intrigued by your photos and information I am honored and surprised by your tagging. Thanks (I think) LOL... I'll get cracking... HUGS!!! So nice to know an internationally rounded artist.

Sheila said...

One more thing.... I think I'd rather deal with a guy with a knife strung out on drugs than do the running with the bulls. Talk about brave! Sugoi!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi judy!
i a honored to be tagged by you!
i love your 7 things!

Judy Mackey said...

Oh Sheila - Police officer - you did that day in and day out and I ran with the bull the one time. It was so scarry though - In Arcos they release only one bull and because of it the bull is actually frightened by the mass and charges at everything and everyone. I was lucky that as the bull charged towards me and the man standing next to me flinched and the bull put his head down to butt him - I was able to escape at that moment.
Have a wonderful brave day!

r garriott said...

Hi Judy,

Thanks for your message about the Photoshop tips! I'm glad you asked a question and I'll see if I can come up with a good answer. I think you images look pretty good, though! Nice artwork. I'm glad to have found a friend of Sheia's and your blog.