List mentors, dead or alive, you wish you could have access to.
- Jamie Oliver Cooking is not my strong point. I love to bake, but healthy, creative meals elude me… (my husband) Jamie does most of the day-to-day cooking around here, and I'd like to contribute more. Jamie (Oliver) is the TV chef who I most often find myself saying “Oh! That looks so good!” (Well, he and Paula Deen, but I'd die of a heart attack long before finishing my 100 Things if I modeled after her! LOL)
- Tim Gunn I love him! Since the first season I watched Project Runway. He's kind, funny and impeccably dressed. He had that short-lived TV show where he restyled an entire wardrobe for a woman. I can't tell you how long I spent scouring the interwebs, trying to figure out how to submit myself for that show! His style is effortless and classic, and something I aspire to dress more like.
- Tina Fey I'm totally convinced that Tina and I would be instant BFFs, should our paths ever cross. If I got a chance to hang out with her, I'd totally change the name of this blog to “Hell yes, I'm a funny girl!” because Tina's hilarity would rub off on me and make me instantly as funny as she is. I'm not looking to rock the stand up world or anything, I'd just love to be able to whip off some of the one-liners she delivers on 30 Rock (or did on SNL) Also, I'm not very good at writing funny (different from *being* funny) so I'd love to be able to do that better as well!
- Ali Edwards She is pretty much responsible for my scrapbooking the way I do (when I actually do it!) Having been following her online (Eek! I sound like a stalker!) for more than eight years, I'm still in awe of her ability to truly live the sentiments that so many people talk about. Living in the moment, making the most of a creative, authentic life, silver linings… she's got it all, and I could use a little more of that in me.
- Annie Leibovitz Portraits I'd love to be capable of taking. Her work isn't just about the amazing props and concepts; her colors are incredible, and whatever she does to get people to do some of the crazy things she capture (Whoopi Goldberg comes to mind!), I wouldn't mind knowing some of her subject-interaction tricks! She was the first artist that I really found on my own, in high school, and she has never let me down. I just love her work,.
- Any Depression Era Housewife I'd love for her to teach me The Art of Making Do. Crafting a dinner out of an empty pantry, making a pair of pants last longer, entertaining your family with nothing… our (my) generation has lost so many of these skills, in this buy new and toss the old society.
- Anthropologie's Art Director Sometimes I want to curl up and live in the Anthro catalog. Gorgeous, lush rooms full of amazing things. I wouldn't be able to deal with living in all of it, but I'd love to have the skills to bring a little of that look into my home!
My friend Karen is blogging along with me again this week, check her list out over at TimeCrafted (I'll bet you're on the list!)
I'd also love for you to leave a little love for my friend Michelle, who is writing along for the first time! You can find her over at Life in Training!