Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I have been Tagged!

I have just been tagged by Kim!
This is a really fun way to get to know your blogger friends! The rules of this great game are:-
1. Put a link in your posting to the person who tagged you.
2. List seven (7) unusual things about yourself.
3. Tag seven (7) other bloggers at the end of your post and comment on their blogs to let them know.

Have a look on Kim's site to see her seven unusual things!

Here are my seven things about myself:-
1. I went to school in three different countries by the time I was nine.
2. I am hyper-sensitive!
3. I was a chorus-girl! I met my husband on the stage, he was my partner in the operetta, Pirates of Penzance.
4. I have brought about 80 babies into this world! I bet I had you worried there for a minute – I was a Midwife/Registered Nurse.
5. I drove a mobile clinic around the dusty farmlands of the Eastern Cape, three of us being the only health care the farm workers had easy access to.
6. I am an army Mum; my son is in the British army and is serving in Afghanistan at the moment.
7. I spent 8 months in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates last year, while my husband was consulting to a Sheikh.
The seven (7) bloggers that I am tagging are:-
Suzanne
Diane
Liz
Kathy
Sharon
Carolann
Mineke



16 comments:

Carolann said...

Hi Dianne, it was very interesting to hear more about you. What an fulfilling career you have had as a midwife and nurse. Don't know if mine will be as exciting to read about but sounds interesting get involved in tagging. What do I have to do? How do I make the link in my posting?

Kim said...

Wow Dianne! I am so glad I tagged you, because I can sure see an amazing story develop here.

A Nurse-Midwife is very cool and to think you provided so much help to those who would not have otherwise had it. How did you keep from crying when those babies were born?

A Chorus Girl? My you do have a varied life, Dianne! Your art stretches the span of the art world.

An Army Mum, too! Dianne, how you do this is amazing. Maybe a very good reason for starting to "create art for you" as oppose to for sale. This takes amazing strength.

So you are a traveling girl, too. Now I think it is great since travel is something I so enjoy. How was it in the UAE?

Thanks for doing this, Dianne, I didn't realize until you said so yesterday how good this exercise is in evaluating what parts of us become a part of our art. You have such a rich, varied life.

Hugs!

Dianne McNaughton said...

Hi Carolann, you need to spend some time and think about what you want to say. So much of what we do and achieve is buried under "that is not important" - well that is what I do. You then need to write out the addresses of your tagger and 7 bloggers. To create a link in your text of your posting, write the blogger's name, highlight this and then run your mouse along the posting toolbar until you find "link" and click on this. A box appears where you can type in the bloger's address, do this and then go back and carry on typing. When you post it, go and check that the links for each person are correct cause its easy to make a mistake - easy to correct, go into edit posting and repeat the process. Hope this makes sense! Looking forward to seeing your posting.

Dianne McNaughton said...

Dear Kim,
Thanks so much for your comments! I loved this exercise, it really made me think. Yes, I cried every time a baby was born, a miracle every day - what a happy job!
I have written a little about my time in the UAE, see my first posting on 28th June - it was instrumental in completely changing my whole direction in painting! A very tough time with a very positve outcome.

Kathy Hebert said...

Consider yourself tagged again!!!! :) - Kathy

WILSONART said...

Chorus Girl and Midwife,,,LOVE it!
So fun, getting to know people better through these silly Taggings!
That's a LOT of babies! My Jack was delivered by a midwife,,,I was there,,,she was so very, very good! I had been a little nervous that she was on call instead of the doctor,(being completely un-informed about it) but later learned that the midwife had delivered more babies than the doctor had.
God bless ya'll,,,,,do you cry at each birth? I think I would,,,,talk about miracles!!!

WILSONART said...

Ha,,,I hadn't read the comments before I asked about the crying,,,I am NOT surprised!

Mineke Reinders said...

Very interesting, Dianne! You've had quite a rich and varied experience, thanks for sharing. Thanks for the tag, too. It's been quite a while since I was tagged, so I'll play along. Am I misremembering this or has the list of unusual things about yourself and fellow bloggers to tag grown from 5 to 7? I'm quite intrigued by your experience living in the UAE, because I had a similar but opposite experience living in Turkey (similar in that it changed my focus, opposite in that there was an abundance in new visual stimuli). I really enjoyed your post about that, too.

Dianne McNaughton said...

Oh Kathy! Do I have to think of another 7 things! Lets see yours first!

Dianne McNaughton said...

Hi Babs, glad to hear of your experience with Jack's birth - my granddaughter Brooke was also delivered by a midwife. A doctor once revealed to me in SA that they are trained to intervene and deal with complications and find it difficult to stand back and allow the whole labour and birth to take its course naturally whereas we midwives are taught primarily about allowing nature to take its course. Empathy and intuitivity play a huge role!
You are SO lucky to have been at Jack's birth, what a memory to treasure!

Dianne McNaughton said...

Hi Mineke, yes, the list seems to have grown to 7! I am having so much fun with all the comments. I see you often give your paintings a Turkish name - are you Turkish yourself? My niece spent a couple of months there and absolutely raved about the people and the country, she even learnt a bit of the language and cant wait to return. Have you written about your experience there and how it affected your way of painting? I would love to read about it.

Dianne McNaughton said...

Babs, where did I come up with the word, "intuitivity"???? it should just read "intuition"!!!! Tooo early in the morning (6am) I think.

Thea said...

Dianne, i'm so glad i stumbled upon your blog. Good to follow other south african artists. Will link you on my artists list.

Dianne McNaughton said...

Hi Thea, thanks for visiting my blog, I had a look at yours and enjoyed reading your posts and looking at your paintings, you have a lovely expressive way of painting.

Suzanne McDermott said...

Dianne! Thank you for tagging me. I don't know how I missed this except that I was tagged twice within a few days, have been in the midst of a book release and fighting a virus which finally knocked me out. In bed now, I've been looking through the blogs I've missed. I've been tagged a few times over the past year + but it used to be only 5 items. I'm glad that it's grown to 7 so that I could learn more about you. 80 babies! Mobile clinic! The Pirates of Penzance is the best story, though. I also enjoyed reading about your legacy reworking.

Dianne McNaughton said...

Hi Suzanne, hope you are feeling better soon! I am looking forward to reading your unusual things.
Thanks for the comment about the legacy painting.