While I enjoyed getting this award from The Pagan Sphinx, I was really most moved by her words about me in the post.
And I will do the half she would like most for me to do (the five addictions) - but I won't pass it on to five others, because I haven't got the energy to sort out who to choose.
But I will tell about five addictions:
1. Dearest's laugh. I will go to significant lengths to hear it, and I can't go long without it or I wonder if the world is ending.
2. French Ultramarine. It is in every painting I've done, I think, and it seems to get more and more space on my palette.
3. Olives. All kinds, but particularly green or black cerignola (from an Italian or Greek deli is best) and peppery calabrese.
4. Drawing the human nude. Who'd have thunk it seeing me hating figure drawing classes at my first art school experience.
5. Dunnys. I can not explain this one - at all. I have four Series 4 Dunnys and a French Series on my art table, and I have four of them in boxes (Series 5), unopened, under my art table. I am prolonging the feeling of not knowing which they are, and postponing (three months now) the opening. Four times now I've almost opened one - decided to do it, but then got distracted and resisted the temptation again. Maybe the fact that they are artist designed (street artists) has something to do with my fascination - but I think it's mostly about the surprise, and the suspense. And they have attitude. They are so not like me.