Thursday, January 10, 2008

My Interview with Janet Wallace from A Slice of Pink

When I first discovered blogs I fell in bloggy love with Janet Wallace from A Slice of Pink. Janet, a semi newlywed, recently left teaching high school photography, and coaching the school’s robotic team, to purse her law degree. She is cute as a button, has a black belt in shopping, and a continuous sunny outlook on life.

:: Why did you start a blog?
I was bored! I worked in an office job with a substantial amount of free time to waste on the Internet. Also, my husband told me that blogging was "the wave of the future" and, being an Aquarius, I like all things futuristic and ultramodern.
:: What has blogging brought to your life?
Blogging is a great creative outlet for me. When I was a little girl, I would create little magazines and newsletters out of construction paper, paste, and photographs. I loved taking those little "All About You" quizzes in teen magazines and filling in blank books with collages, quotes, and miscellaneous thoughts and ideas. My blog is simply the grown-up version of all that fun. I've also had the good fortune of making many blog friends over the years--several that I have met in person for lunch, drinks, coffee, and baseball games.
:: What advice do you have for new bloggers?
Write often, be genuine, and run spell check. Describe your perfect day.My perfect day would be spent touring a foreign city--a visit to an art museum (one with a fabulous museum gift shop to browse in), lunch at a bistro with some fabulous chocolate dessert, exploring a used book shop, and dinner at a great local-favorite restaurant (with champagne!).
:: Law school is…..
A true study in contrasts--completely horrible and quite wonderful. Whether I absolutely love it or want to drop out immediately depends entirely upon the day. It's frustrating and demanding but interesting and absorbing.
:: What keeps you going?
:: Name an artist, photographer, musician, or author that you like or admire.
This is a hard one because there are so many--my bachelor's degree is in Art History so there are dozens of artists and photographers that I like and admire. Most notably would be Leonardo Da Vinci, Henri Matisse, and the Post-Impressionists.
:: What inspires you?
Kindness, pure and simple.
:: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and what would you do there?
I'd go to Costa Rica where I would learn to surf and become fluent in Spanish. I might need to stay for awile!
:: What's your favorite gift to give?
I love to give Moleskine journals, wine, and gifts by local artists.
:: In 2008 …
I'm going to write more letters, embrace learning, eat lots of apples, be kind, and laugh with my husband as much as possible.

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Zandria said...