... exploring in my creativity further in 2017

11 February 2012

My Favourite Things...

(As some of you participating in The Butterfly Effect may already know...) I just finished painting a series based on a few of my favourite things!

I've always loved the Nutcracker Ballet, the music, the story, the characters and the source of the inspiration - the Nutcrackers. I have a big collection that emerges every December...well over 100 and decided to augment my collection with painting portraits of the main characters in the ballet. (Much more detailed views in previous post.)

Here are my answers for the game:

1 - What is your favorite flower to bring to your enemy’s grave? Hmmm - can't think of any enemies and I can't imagine leaving them any flowers...

2 - What is your favorite bird to dress up as if you were in a parade? A parade? Gotta be bright and loud -  a parrot!

3 - What is your favorite pet quality you’d like to own? I'd love the ability to nap anywhere (and everywhere)! Napping is a skill I haven't yet acquired...

4 - Which one of your favorite celebrities would you marry if you could? Marry? {...a totally different thought/question than I'd normally think about when thinking of celebrities ;)  } 
Hmm - thinking of my answer to #10 - maybe Jon Bon Jovi...

5 - What is your favorite food to order when your in-laws are paying for the meal? My in-laws were gone/deceased before I arrived on the scene but who pays has never affected what I'd order.

6 - What is your favorite drink to accidentally spill on a person you like? Definitely water as it would cause them the least grief (and me the lowest drycleaning bill....)

7 - What is your favorite destination to vacation and/or live if you won a million dollars? Tough one! There is so much of the world I haven't yet seen to choose the one place where I'd like to live. To vacation there are so many places I have yet to see and would like to! One thing for sure that I would like to do is to go snorkeling and see beautiful fishies.

8 - What is your favorite color to wear to your best friend’s wedding? I wore turquoise but really it depends on what fits, looks great and is the stores at the time.

9 - What is your favorite book or/and book character you’d take with you on a lonely island? My sensible side says a survival manual of some kind and/or MacGyver! (Showing my age that I remember him... - hmm - do TV characters count?)

10 - What is your favorite song to sing in the shower? I don't usually sing but I have belted out It's My Life by Bon Jovi on occasion...
Fun quiz NatashaMay!!

And for Day 11 of Ayala Art's 29 Faces in February, inspired by the above quiz, here is my attempt to capture Jon Bon Jovi...

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. That was fun to read. :) Thanks for playing along.:)

  2. excellent face sketch!
    and I just love questionnaires. they are always so much fun

  3. Class portrait Eva! And are your decorative portraits painted on cork? :D XXX

  4. Reading that was like sitting and having coffee with you....fun and relaxed!

    You are utterly charming :)

  5. You totally nailed Jon Bon Jovi (I mean in capturing his looks with your sketch! LOL!) Love it!

  6. Lol, I love Cindy's humor there! Yes you've done a great job! I like all the different characters you are drawing, real people I mean.


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