Saturday, April 21, 2007

Eclectic

I've mostly thought of myself as middle-of-the-road eclectic, but a conversation about music brought home to me that I am definitely at the far end of the scale. Not just in music, but in art, tv shows, cuisine and interests.
There are few artists or genres that I like everything in, but the music I like includes Avril Lavigne, Kid Rock, The Fabulous Heftones, Jonathan Coulter, Captain Farmer, Bach, Indigo Girls, Emerald Rose, Barenaked Ladies, Ricky Skaggs, Martina McBride, Willy Nelson, Queen, A lot of World music including African, Celtic, Lithuanian, Pacific Islander.. Lots of stuff from lots of cultures (too many to list and I don't remember all the names)
In art I like cave paintings, impressionists, cubism, realism, abstracts, landscapes and portraiture (sometimes still life, but less often unless it has a modern twist) I like seminal cultural art from all over the world (My interest in anthropology rears its head here). I love art quilts, collage, photography and architecture, Georgia O'Keefe, Salvador Dali, Monet, Manet, Ansel Adams and Miller. Again, many more than can be listed or that I can remember right now. I love watching shows on archaeology, history, knitting, science and technology. Ellen Degeneres, Stargate SG1 & Atlantis, all the Star Treks, Deal or No Deal, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Top Chef, Blood Ties, The Dresden Files, Most Haunted, Dead Famous, Project Runway and loads of documentaries and biographies. I don't watch many things that are depressing, its really difficult to pull myself back from my own depression if I do. I'm currently limiting shows I watch to optimize my writing time, so the above list has shortened quite a bit recently.
Cuisine, eating and cooking. I love every type of Asian food I've tried. Not every dish mind you, but every culture. I also loved it when we had the 'Transylvanian Family Restaurant' here in town. Really good Eastern European food. This is reminding me I haven't had breakfast yet.
I guess the only person I've found to match my wide range of interests is Oscar. We don't like all the same things, but we both love to learn, and love trying new forms of lots of stuff together and alone. We love introducing the other one to something we encounter.

I'm a damn lucky woman.

(image is of a signature quilt I put together from bits of cloth a very eclectic group of quilters wrote on and exchanged)

3 comments:

Coyote Lill said...

I wanted to comment on your next post, but there's no link to do so...

It's stunning. I can't believe you did it with paper and leftover paints. I love it, and I would love to see you photo transfer it onto some fabric and use it in one of your quilts!

I think you should name it Sacred Heart of Courage. It takes courage to create, moreso when you're in such a heartsore place, and it reflects the Goddess in you that you were trying to touch.

Ysabeau said...

What a busy person you have been! I really agree about the eclectic ness, that's how I am, too.

I'm having trouble posting comments, hope this goes through.

B*B, Ysabeau

Lynx said...

Name suggestion for painting: Freedom.

As to eclectic: what am I, chopped liver? Or does my lack of respect for Harlequin-type books limit my eclecticness???
And don't forget that you are eclectic in your creativity: poetry, short stories, painting, drawing, crocheting, knitting, quilting (just because you don't now, doesn't count against), spinning for crying out loud, flowers, cooking.... the true Renassaince Woman. Even if I probably spelled renassaince wrong!
I miss having you around here. Thank Gods for the Internet!