~ What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)?
The only occasionally job for me was making things for gifts shops, usually winter-holiday and summer-vacation season, although crafting my products was more an artistic expression and money-making hobby.
I made dolls holding messages (or blank to write your own), hand painted gift and holiday cards, paintings, frames, painted small stones, ribbon/beads bows and roses, painted small decorative vases and candle holders… actually I always had arty-crafty pieces and sometimes I gave for sell in gifts/presents shops.
~ What is your favorite month of the year?
Each month has a beauty and meaning, inspiring, but I will say January only because birth month is special.
~ What three things in nature do you find most beautiful?
Sea – calm or restless, sparkling of the waves, power, hidden depths, therapeutic
Trees – Every tree has its own personality (I have miniature mandarin tree trying to grow bonsai)
Flowers – I have many photos of flowers here and on Flickr
I also like birds and I enjoy seeing birds photos on others blogs
miniature mandarin tree
~ List at least five of your favorite spices? (excluding salt and pepper)
red paprika (not hot)
red pepper flakes (hot – dried and crushed red pepper)
colorful mix pepper
parsley as herb and spice
sesame and cumin seeds (for small bread rolls)
parsley, for cooking, garnishing and green bouquet 🙂
~ Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Spend time in nature, the sea has a way of deeply relaxing us… we feel refreshed and filled with energy.