Thursday, November 1

not your average joe blogger...

Wally, the not so average dog

I decided a while ago that I wanted to get to know some of the people that stop by here.  I'm often seeing interviews with some of the 'celebrity' crafty bloggers like Wee Wonderfuls, Posie, Nikkishell,  Angry Chicken.  They are inspirational and I love reading about them but, not all of us are having are doors beaten down wanting to know our secrets.  So, here is the first interview with your not so average joe blogger.....

Oh but first of course we have a winner:
David and Melissa
(email me your snail mail to receive your prize: whizzme (at) bigpond (dot) net (dot) au)

Now please read on and meet Linda from Two Pink Possums;

1. Where did your blog name come from? 

I wrote down blog names for weeks in my journal. I knew it would just click when it was the right one! I had possums and pixies in my mind and I have always called my girls "possum" especially when they were little so that seemed natural to use. Of course I have 2 girls so it was Two and because they are girls I added the 'pink" and finally I was happy!

2. What inspires you to blog?

Other bloggers inspire me to blog. Sometimes I don't feel too good and not up to my own blog but I get a lot of enjoyment out of catching up on the blogs of people I have come to know as my online friends. I also like to think of my blog as my online journal and that inspires me to make work either 2d or 3d. It's like a little bit of pressure on myself to keep creating even if I am not well.

3. How often do you read other blogs?

How often I read other blogs really differs from week to week. Sometimes it may be nearly a week and I haven't had a chance or felt like being on the computer so suddenly I feel like it (or have the time)and I am flat out trying to catch up on them all. Other times I try to look at a couple each day. That is ideally the best way for me to do it. I also try to catch up on Flickr as well. I find Flickr is a wonderful online community too.

4. If you could only read one blog, which one would you choose?

If I could only read one blog it would have to be Cindy's 2Paw (the link is fixed thanks de vliegende koe) Cindy is such an entertaining writer. Her blog is always so much fun to read and she is a wonderful knitter too. I love to see her latest creations especially her socks! As you know Sam, knitting socks is something I have down for my next life!!! Cindy lives in Tassie too so it's nice to share that as well as blogging.

5. What's your favourite crafting tool?

My one favourite crafting tool would have to be....??????? very hard to answer. I have stuff everywhere that I couldn't live without, but I would have to say my sewing machine.

6. If you could have your dream job tomorrow, what would it be?

My dream job once would of been a Graphic Artist. That is what I first studied to do a very long time ago, but gave it up after a year. More recently I studied art again majoring in Ceramics and all I wanted was to be able to earn money from it. I had to give that up in the end (after graduating) for health reasons. So now my ideal job would just to be doing exactly what
I am doing now, sewing and drawing and painting when I can but actually get paid for it!! How wonderful that would be!!


How wonderful indeed - my dream too Linda.  A big thanks for being the first interviewee.  I hope you enjoyed meeting Linda.  I plan to have more interviews, maybe one or two a month. 
Now better get ready, off to learn more about counselling.





14 comments:

de vliegende koe said...

How wonderful too read and a great initiative! I’m sorry to tell you the link to the blog mensioned refers to the Typepad.com site. I would love to see the blog mentioned.

de vliegende koe said...

It’s late here, I meant mentioned...

Geek+Nerd said...

I enjoyed the interview, nifty idea! It is true, as much as I love reading about all of the people that you mentioned - I could recite their life stories by now!

joanne said...

ooohhh walllllyyy what have they done to you??????? and they bag squales.......

Jodie said...

hey , great idea !!!
yay for linda - a wee little teeny tiny celebrity now !!!

Louise said...

What a great idea - I enjoyed reading that. I look forward to the next one!

2paw said...

Samantha, nice to meeet you too, and I love your interviewing of 'real' people!!! How exciting to see Linda being interviewed, I feel I need her autograph now!!! It is nice sharing an island with her. Looking forward to your next expose!!!

greenolive said...

what a wonderful idea! Can't wait to read the next one.

blackie said...

Great idea. How fun to see Linda interviewed...and she didn't even have to get tizzed up a la Parkinson

Stacey (Sheeps Clothing) said...

Great interview and a lovely idea. Its one of my favourite blogs and its always nice to learn more about people.
Hope the counselling is going well for you - such a worthwhile cause.

David and Melissa said...

Hi Samantha,
What a fantastic idea to do to interview people. There are so many talented people out there-and Linda sounds likes one of them.
By the way I was so surprised when I spied that I won a prize. Thank you a million times over!
Keep the good work up!
Love Mel!......

Linda said...

thanks so much for asking me to be your first interviewee Sam! I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next one you do!!

Kirsty said...

Great Idea Samantha!!!
Still love looking at those little dolls you made for Morphe 2. They sit just under their matching print. I just moved them to just above where I sit and bunker in each night!!!!

Claire Falkingham said...

Hi Samantha,
Great interview, so nice to read about someone other than the usual 'famous bloggers' - so refreshing and interesting to boot!