........ I'll still forget to bring my camera.
Sorry about the rather rushed nature of the responses, it was all a bit last minute on my part :(
1. Where does this find you? Tell the story of how you got here.
Lurking and working in Lewisham SE London, just a mile or so from where I was born and brought up. (Don’t know what happened to that childhood dream of a little cottage in the country). I have lived most of my life in London, though I have also travelled extensively and lived abroad. I still maintain very strong links with Cambodia.
2. Why do you moblog? Which of the posts on your own moblog is your favourite, and why?
I first became aware of Moblog nearly 3 years ago when the son of a very good friend of mine went into hospital for a bone marrow transplant. His name was Alex and he set up a blog so he could inform family and friends of his progress. He soon had quite a following on the site, people from all over the world, complete strangers befriended him and were incredibly supportive. Sadly, Alex died in January 2007, aged just 20. Alex was the reason I started to Moblog. The people I met here are the reason I continued. I liked the vibe, though things are a lot quieter now, it is still a very friendly and supportive place to spend a bit of online time.
3. What tools do you use to create your mini-masterpieces, how long do they take from start to finish?
Mini-masterpieces !?! Hahaha! Well, that would be telling ….. OK, well, it varies. I use a mixture of drawing, adapting faces from photographs of the Mobloggers concerned, a bit of clip art and a smidgen of imagination and a lot of photoshopping …… as to the time it takes, that varies as well. Something might catch my eye as I wander through the site and I just do a rough sketch of what I think the final outcome will be. Friday is my day off so I usually spend an hour or two putting the cartoon together on my laptop and posting it. Other times I might start a pic in the evening after work, leave it a day or two then go back to it and change or add something new and the final result bares little resemblance to the original. Other times I might see something and do an instant cartoon and post it straight off.
4. Choose one CD, one book and one film to be stranded with on a desert island
Ah, now this would depend on how long I was going to be stranded for. It would have to be a compilation CD, as I really do not have a favourite (but no extreme heavy metal). The book would be a collected works (probably of Oscar Wilde) and the film, mmm, something by Jean Renoir, mainly because I have always felt slightly frustrated that I have never given them the time they deserve (my french being quite poor I always feel I miss out in the translation). It would also give me the chance to brush up on my language skills.
5. If you had to choose only one form of entertainment for the rest of your life, what would it be: listening to music, reading books or watching movies?
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS
6. If you could take a year off, what would you do with it?
I would love to go back to Cambodia for an extended visit and do a bit more work on a couple of the Education Projects I helped set up a few years ago.
7. Which food could you not live without?
I was going to say chocolate, but then I remembered that the thing I missed the most when I was traveling and working abroad was toast and marmite.
8: If you had to choose to only draw OR take photographs, which would it be, and why?
It would have to be draw. As anyone who has visited my blog can see, I am not a great one for taking photographs :(
9. What is the biggest problem faced by mankind today, and how would you solve it?
Well, a very simplistic answer would be ‘the Evils of Capitalism’ and how would I solve it? Time for a Revolution, methinks …..
10. What is the most important thing that is going to happen in your world in 2009
A good friend of mine is going into hospital to start treatment for cancer in the next few weeks, so my mind is very much on that at the moment. I just wish that by the end of the year she will be cancer free, back at work and singing silly songs and baking scrummy cakes.
Oh yes, and my son should be graduating from university this summer :)
Posted by MaggieD