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This is Part One of a two-part blog by a guest blogger. It is most especially for my painter followers (and art interested followers) as it will be talking about a Blog Talk Radio Show called the AMO Art Chat hosted and directed by Linda Fisler. Linda has developed a show that highlights interviews with some of our present day masters in Representational Painting. I personally have been inspired, motivated and educated through her show and am hoping that my support of it will help increase it's listenership.
First, I’d like to thank Eileen for the opportunity to guest on her blog. It is a very nice honor!
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Linda Riesenberg Fisler. I grew up around Cincinnati, Ohio and always have had a flair for creativity. As a child, I would create stories to entertain and like most children, would say “Let’s pretend…” a lot! A happy childhood, filled with sports, make believe, crayons, pens, paper, typewriter and a vivid imagination. Then high school and the question of what I wanted to be in my life arrived. Did I mention I loved movies? Chuckling now as I recall the look on my parents’ face when they asked what I wanted to be when I grew up and what college I wanted to go to; my answer “University of Southern California to become a film director.” Did you hear them faint? The disbelief—a young girl in 1979 going to USC for Film—not my little girl!
So being sent to my room for some “soul searching” and knowledge that I’d never turn them around brought my Irish stubbornness to the forefront. No degree in film making, not interested in college. “Get a job then.” And I did. I worked at Procter and Gamble for 26 years, resigning after achieving the goal of manager (one of only a very few who achieved management without a college degree) to follow my dream of living a creative life. During my years working at P&G, I wrote like a madman—creating a novel I’m putting finishes touches on now. I also picked up my love of painting.......
Tomorrow - Part Two.... The AMO Art Chat Show and it's prestigious guests