Tagged....hopefully I'm doing it right!

Home Stager with Stage it First

Okay I hope this is correct. I am just copying the format from Michelle Molinari's blog. So blame her if I did it wrong....hehe Thanks Michelle for picking me....I think?


•1.       Who is your favorite musical artist? My favourite musical artist at the moment would have to be Colby Caillat. She has such a pure voice and I love the easiness in the way she sings. I have many different types of genres that I like too so for bluesy jazz I love July Black. She is a Canadian singer and If you haven't heard of her music you should definitely check her out. My third choice would be my 13 year old daughter. She is an aspiring singer and she has a beautiful sweet voice.


•2.       Who is your favorite artist? Well if you have ever seen any of my paintings you would be able to tell right away that I am totally inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe!! I love her bold style with Flowers. She paints huge single flower heads and that is what I do. My art teacher said, "paint what you love, and keep painting it until you are done." Which is what I do.  I haven't tired of painting flowers yet.This is one of my 'Georgia O'Keeffe' Inspired paintings. Hope you like it.

•3.       Who is your favorite blogger? I have many favourite bloggers and they are constantly changing. One of the most memorable favourites is The Lovely Wife. If you haven't seen her blogs you should definitely check her out. She is hilarious!! I also like Elaine Manes , she is one of the most sincere bloggers and I have great respect for her.


•4.       If you could meet anyone (alive or dead), who would it be and what is the most interesting thing about them?  I would love to be able to talk to my father again. I would talk to him about Art. He used to paint beautifully and I didn't appreciate his talent when he was alive, so if I could talk to him again we would talk about our love of painting and I would ask him for some pointers.


•5.       What did you want to be when you grew up? I was once in a beauty pageant when I was three. Little Miss Tennesee. When the host of the pageant was asking the contestants questions, he asked me "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Much to my Mother's chagrin, I said, " I want to be a Mommy just like my Mommy." She just about died, because she wa s hoping I would say something brilliant like a surgeon or a lawyer. Of course I was only three. She wa s my whole world back then. As for a career choice, I have always done artistic careers, and I wouldn't change a thing.  By the way , I was third runner up. My Mom still has the trophy.

•6.       What is the most interesting piece of trivia you know? I love hummingbirds and I just recently read that they need to eat every 15 minutes. That's all I can think of now, but I know I have thousands of useless  bits of trivia somewhere in the recesses of my brain. I'm sure they will pop up after I finish writing this blog.

•7.       If you could live in any point in history what would it be and why?  I think I would like to go back to the 1950's. Everything was being invented and it was post war so there was a lot of prosperity . Plus I like the music of that era and also those dresses!

•8.       Most interesting job I ever had: I would say the most interesting job I had was a Make up artist. I did  some print work and that was very interesting and challenging to work with the photographers. They are very demanding. I also loved doing bridal. I would meet lots of different people with many cultural backgrounds. Also very demanding people!!! As you can imagine.

Okay now I think I have to tag 3 people? I hope that's right. I tag Cindy Bryant, Thomas Scott, and Joelle Green.

Comments (24)

Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Kathy ~ Love the new pic!  I love your artwork; do you ever use it on any of your jobs?  My daughter wants to be a make-up artist.  I told her she can do whatever she wants, after she finishes up college, since she wants to take classes for it.

(I hope this posts this time; it's my second try!)

Jun 09, 2008 12:32 PM
Charlene Storozuk
Dezigner Digz - Burlington, ON
Home Stager - Burlington Ontario

Hi Kathy!  I really enjoyed your MeMe.  I can see why you are inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe.  Her artwork is stunning but I have to say just like Elaine did, your painting looks just as beautiful as her work.  It's nice to learn a bit more about you.  P.S.  Love the new profile photo.

Jun 09, 2008 12:45 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Kathy, What an interesting meme, I really enjoyed it....and your flower is absolutely spectacular, I wish I had that gift!

Jun 09, 2008 12:47 PM
Kathy Somers
Stage it First - Toronto, ON
Stage it First Home Staging

Maureen: Thanks for stopping by.

Kathy: Thanks for the kind words. Yes I have used my artwork in my staging....my own house! But never had the nerve to put it in another home because I am still not confident enough about it to put it in someone elses home. I would hate for the homeowner to say, "ew, I don't like that" But I think I might in the future in the right situation.

Charlene: Thank you so much! You guys are so kind. That is why I love AR ...very supportive.

Carole: Thank you Carole, I appreciate the compliment. If you think you would like to paint you should take a class. You would be surprised...what a great teacher can do to bring out the artist in anyone. I have seen people in my class who had never painted or drawn a line and after expert instruction have progressed from lemons to landscapes! But I must admit we have a really great teacher.

Jun 09, 2008 01:01 PM
Michelle Molinari
FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor - Lafayette, LA
Feature This Real, Estate Staging & Curb Appeal Concepts

Yay! You did good, girl!

I loved reading more about you, you artsy-fartsy thing YOU!


Jun 09, 2008 02:10 PM
Kathy Somers
Stage it First - Toronto, ON
Stage it First Home Staging

Michelle: You make me laugh. Thanks for nominating me.


Jun 09, 2008 02:14 PM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Oh Kathy!  You truly have many talents!  Do you use any of your painting in your staging work?  Julie

Jun 10, 2008 01:00 AM
Kathy Somers
Stage it First - Toronto, ON
Stage it First Home Staging

Thank you Julia! Up until now I haven't but maybe in the right home I might. I do have my artwork on display in my own home which is up for sale....don't know if that counts.


Jun 10, 2008 02:11 AM
Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells

Good job Kathy! I was meme'd weeks ago and I still have come up with mine.

Jun 10, 2008 06:45 PM
Kathy Somers
Stage it First - Toronto, ON
Stage it First Home Staging

Thanks Susan! I'll look forward to reading yours:)


Jun 11, 2008 09:13 AM
Kristina Leone
Lionheart Home Staging, LLC - Minneapolis, MN

Nice to get to know you a bit more - I love Georgia O'Keeffe as well!

Jun 11, 2008 12:49 PM
Kathy Somers
Stage it First - Toronto, ON
Stage it First Home Staging

Thanks Kristina! Isn't Georgia O'Keeffe's work incredible? I love it.

Jun 11, 2008 02:06 PM
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Love the Georgia O'Keefe too.  Interesting getting to know you.  See you later on meme.

Jun 11, 2008 06:49 PM
Michelle Pimentel
Empire Home Staging Solutions - Upland, CA
ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging


This whole meme thing really gets around, I got tagged too!  Love your Georgia O'Keefe painting and #4, I wish I could talk with my Dad again also!  Thanks for sharing a part of yourself with the AR community.

Jun 11, 2008 07:28 PM
Kathy Somers
Stage it First - Toronto, ON
Stage it First Home Staging

Thanks for stopping by Terrylynn!

Michelle: Thanks you. I will look forward to reading your meme.


Jun 12, 2008 02:51 AM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Kathy!  First of all love your Page, the colours are Fab - Love your painting.........very cool!  I picked the 50's on my meme too!  And I loved the fashion then........I loved reading and getting to know a little about you - and you're now added to my Canadian Contingent!  :-)

Jun 12, 2008 02:05 PM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Hey Kathy I decided to pick you for the Canadian Bloggers Challenge!Canadian Bloggers Connect a MEME Challenge :-)

Jun 13, 2008 04:49 PM
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
New House Utah - Utah Hero Homes

My kids are very into Colby Caillat and I have to admit that it's turned me into a fan. I think its funny that she tried out for American Idol singing her own song... they passed on her and her song sold huge. Excellent meme!

Jun 14, 2008 05:49 AM
Kathy Somers
Stage it First - Toronto, ON
Stage it First Home Staging

Liz: I have been extremely busy these days and I have to appologize that I haven't had a chance to do the Canadian Meme challenge. I will do my best to get to it.

Chuck: I didn't know that about Colby Caillat!!! Learn something new every day.


Sep 16, 2008 07:29 AM
Dick & Sandy Beals
Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC - Wilmington, NC



Sep 17, 2008 01:01 PM