Saturday, September 5, 2015

Tagged! Liebster Award

I want to thank Billa  who  noninated me for the Liebster award in this tag game so I thought it would be fun to play on this post. The tag line of this award is to 'discover new blogs'.  So let's have a look at the rules:

Thank the person who nominated you link back to their blog.
Give the readers eleven random facts about yourself.
Answer the eleven random questions from the person who nominated you.
Nominate eleven bloggers to receive this award.
Invent eleven questions for your nominees...

Ok...Eleven random facts about me....

1. I love to read, mostly history, biographys, historical fiction. 
2. I love potato chips. 
3. Pinterest is my digital hoarding board...
4. I hate, no despise football...
5. I like watching Lawrence Welk on Saturday
6. I love getting up early in the morning, I get more done.
7. I like long walks every morning. 
8. I dislike fish.
9.  I hate long car trips.
10.  I don't own a Kindle and refuse to own one, I'm old fashioned like that.
11.  I love tacos!

Ok, before the nominations, I'll answer Billa's questions-

1 Have you got a secret dream or wild project?

The only project that could be called 'wild' that is int he works is my Chateau project which is my 1:6 scale custom Marie Antoinette and Louis XVl dolls and the scenes I've been working on which is kind of on again, off again..
2- When has a project exceeded your  wildest expectations?How? 

I would say a couple of times it would have to be my LaBelle's boutique when I took a large cardboard packing box and turned it and a bunch of scraps and stripwood and wanted to challenge myself, on a budget that I could create something spectacular without having to use a fortune in ready made products like some artisans I know. And I did. It's reception on my flicker whenever I take pics of it is astonishing, the most I invested into that project was the spray paints needed for the textured siding/exterior. Another time, I took another large cardboard packing box and did the replica of Laura Ingalls' dugout home which I never finished but the exterior was wonderful. Both of these exceeded expectations.

3-Chocolate, white, dark, milk, or none at all? dark 

4-If you could have dinner with 3 fictional characters, who would they be?

Hmm. Since I have been watching Poldark on Masterpiece theater, I would love having dinner with him, possibly  the dowager Countess from Downtown Abbey &  Marianne from Sense and Sensibility. 

5-What's your all time favorite movie?

not fair, since I have a few. Gone with the Wind, Sense and Sensibility, Titanic, Lion in the Winter. 

6. If you could choose a career other than your actual one, what would it be?

hmm. Probably a miniature set builder for movies.

7. What time period would you like to live in, other than the modern one?

Probably the Victorian era. 

8.What is the most versatile tool in your arsenal?

my exacto knife

9. Winter person or summer person?

actually neither. But I will take summer.

10. What do you wish you could most organize properly?

My whole house. lol. Really? My doll room.

11. What do you do to find inspiration?

I read, flip through old magazines, look at Pinterest, or friends photos on Flicker, anything can be of inspiration to me, such as when I exercise or walk, or go antiquing, or just idly sketch.  I think inspiration can depend alot on what drives the person too. 

Now for the nominees!



3-  Vanessa

4-  Farrah Lily

5-  Chandra

6- D7ana

7- Muff

8- Brini

9- Days of our Little Lives

10- One Sixth Avenue


Now, my questions for you!

1. What is your dream project you'd like to do?
2. Do you have a favorite sport?
3. Name your favorite top 3 movies you love & why...
4. What is the fartherest place you have ever traveled to?
5. What is your favorite season of the year?
6. What music do you like to listen to while working on a project?
7. Favorite time period you would like to travel back in time to?
8. Do you keep a journal?
9. Do you have a project that has gone beyond your wildest expectations?
10. What is your favorite tool to work with?
11. What do you do to find inspiration?

Now back tomorrow to regularly scheduled pictures of dolls and other 1:6 scaled projects!

Here is a little of the mindless antique wandering I did today...


Smaller Places said...

Your mindless antique wandering is such a soothing, cool shade of blue!

Great fun seeing people's answers!

billa's dolls and fashions said...

Hi Lisa, great choiche of movies! I also love long walks.
I've been following your Chateau project for a while, and hope to see more!
You're right being proud of La Belle's is simply amazing.
Love your antique wandering pictures!

D7ana said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks for nominating me. Fun to see what we have in common. (I also dislike football - and baseball, basketball, lol. On the other hand, I like some fish - shrug.) Best wishes for organizing ;-)

Lisa Neault said...

LOL...Thank you. Smaller places, My mindless wandering through antique stores or thrift stores sets me to taking pictures to get ideas to decorate. I love how people stage their wares..this nautical theme was gorgeous.
Billa, long walks are my bit of fun at relaxing and getting into shape.I have tried running briefly on again and off again. I like walking best.

D7ana, I guess being force fed football by first hubby made me hate it the most, but I'm not fond of basketball either, for reasons of gym in school of being forced to play it by a sadistic female gym teacher- while being not very good at it!, I don't mind, not fond of it either, but don't despite it as much as I do football and basketball. I was much better in school at soccer and dodgeball.

Fish- well, I don't mind catching it but hate eating it or cleaning it. Weird considering my mother's family grew up on the water and I spent most of my childhood on the water being taught how to catch seafood- crabs, fish, etc. and being taught how to cook it. Maybe that's why I'm not fond of it, lol.

Organizing as we speak!

monstercrafts said...

Congratulations for your prize! Some of your answers are pretty interesting

Muff said...

Ditto on potato chips and long walks. I even enjoy the monotony of walking on a treadmill or elliptical for hours on end. I would prefer to walk out doors but then you have to deal with traffic, stray animals and ugh, the sun.

Thanks for nominating me!

Lisa Neault said...

Glad you enjoyed my answers monstercrafts! Muff, I knew you and I had the same quirks! And walking helps reduce the side effects for me, at least, of those darn potato chips. I love them, but my hips and tummy don't love them! LOL... I love walking on the treadmill too, especially when it's cold outside. Or hot outside. lol.. I usually try to walk in a park or something as the traffic can be pretty bad, even in the rural area where I live. Looking forward to what you come up with!