15 Minutes With … the Glenwood Springs Art Guild president
Name: Alice DavenportAge: 63Place of birth: Omaha, Neb.Occupation: Office manager, A&B Custom Kitchens and BathsWhen did you move to Garfield County and why? 1989; I was a substitute teacher in Florida and the jobs were running out. I was helping a friend move out here and decided it was time for a change, so I decided to stay. My family always went camping in the West, and I always liked the West.First thing you’d buy after winning the lottery: A house – nothing too big, nothing too smallBest vacation ever: San Miguel, Mexico. I plan to retire there. There’s a lot of entertainment and restaurants.
What do you do in your spare time? I’m an artist. I mostly dabble in watercolors, and some colored pencil, too.Greatest accomplishment: I’m the president of the Art Guild. I think it has been a lesson in managing people, which can be hard for me.Ever had a book, movie, or news event change your life? “I Married Adventure” by Osa Johnson. It changed my life because it made me want to be more adventurous.Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: I used to be a messy housekeeper until I went on flylady.net and learned how to do things in 15 minutes.As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A cowboyIf you only had three TV channels, what would you watch? I don’t have a TV. I prefer not to watch but if I did, they would have to be channels for drama and the arts.Any tattoos? No, but I like to wear temporary tattoos. That way I can take them off when I want.
If you could invite any three people to dinner, who would they be, what would you serve and what would you talk about? Picasso, Matisse and Van Gogh. I would provide a plate of colorful food and they could design their own dinner. I think it would be interesting to hear what they had to say. What’s the greatest invention of all time? Sometimes I think it’s the sticky note.FavoritesMovie: “Wild River”Breakfast cereal: Oatmeal or Shredded Wheat, especially Shredded Wheat with hot water on it
Color: RedArtist: Van Gogh, currentlyFood: ChocolateWeb site: flylady.netPlace in Garfield County: The overlook up at Colorado Mountain College, Spring ValleySport to watch: Ice skatingType of wood: Cherry because it darkens with age. My grandmother had an old cherry dresser – I think that’s why.
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