Meet Houndgirl!

We caught up with new member Houndgirl and asked a few fun questions. Get to know your new community member and don't forget to say Hello!

EP: Good evening and welcome. Wonderful to have you join us. Let's get started right away. If you could meet any person in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?


Houndgirl: Pleasure to be here. Glad you brought that up. Meet or really get to know--it's a bit difference. I would really like to pick the brain of George Washington. He not only knew how to serve, how to persevere when things got hard, but to grow a company/plantation, diversifying in many directions to make money. I'm a creative (graphics/printing) and while I can multiply in base six and 12 (the measurements of printing), when it comes to base ten with a dollar sign, my brain shuts off. I'd like to model him.

EP: Next question. What is the best advice you have ever received? Who gave it to you?


Houndgirl: Tough one. "Always do your best and no one can take that away from you." I don't remember where I learned that but I think it was something I read. Not to many people gave me that kind of worldly advice--definitely not my family.

EP: That was so interesting, I almost lost my place in the question deck. What activity have you always wanted to try, but haven't yet? Why?


Houndgirl: This is like twenty questions. Woodworking. I love making things and tried to take shop class in high school but, as a girl in the 1960s, I wasn't allowed. My mom went down to the school board and got them to allow me to take drafting--the first girl in any of my classes. In one class the teacher put me in the back of the class and had me copy pictures out of a book while he taught the boys how to draft. I made my copies but I listened intently to what he was teaching them and, as a graphic artist in the days of paste-up, I used a lot of what I learned just by listening. Back to shop, I haven't pursued it too far because I'm a little afraid of some of the power tools. I've never seen anyone use them, close up--just New Yankee Workshop--and I don't want to lose any fingers. As a graphic artist, I live by my fingers.

EP: Excellent. What compelling insights you've given us. Well, that concludes our up close and personal interview with Houndgirl . Stay tuned readers, for our next New Member Interview.

Until then, be sure to pay a visit to Houndgirl's profile today and say Hello!
Houndgirl Houndgirl
56-60, F
Feb 24, 2010