Writer's Interview: Daisy Mariposa

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Meet Daisy....

Daisy Mariposa is a consummate writer. From parodies on art to Comet Halley (Halley's Comet), where she received the 2012 Hubbie for Most Interesting Hub. Daisy writes with a commanding, informative and unique style.

In this interview, Daisy explains how she became one of HubPage's first Apprentices and much more.

Please join me in getting to know Daisy better.

Photograph of Daisy Mariposa, the author, which Mohan (Docmo) Kumar used when creating the parody "Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring".
Photograph of Daisy Mariposa, the author, which Mohan (Docmo) Kumar used when creating the parody "Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring". | Source
"Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring", a parody based on Jan Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring", created by Mohan (Docmo) Kumar
"Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring", a parody based on Jan Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring", created by Mohan (Docmo) Kumar | Source

The times I feel most relaxed ....

I feel most relaxed when I’m creating craft projects, taking photographs, preparing artwork to be used in my Hubs, and researching and writing articles for HubPages. I have always found it very relaxing to engage in creative activities.

The times I feel saddest are...

I feel saddest when I learn about hunger and poverty and cruelty to children, the elderly, and animals. I don’t watch news programs on television, and I very rarely read the news on Internet sites any more.

I also feel sad when I hear people grumbling and complaining, when I hear people saying negative things, when I see people acting in a negative manner. I greatly dislike negativity. There’s no need for it, no use for it. I wish I could wave a magic wand and have negativity become positivity. Think how much better the world would be.

Something I'd like to teach others...

I am already teaching others about art history and geography via the articles I write for HubPages. I’d like to continue doing this. I’m certified to teach all art subjects in Kindergarten through the twelfth grade of high school. In addition to my degree in Fine Arts, I have occupational certificates in Travel Management and International Business. My writing for HubPages allows me to use the knowledge I gained in school and through my travels. By writing “educational” Hubs—articles about painting genres, artists, a specific painting, a museum—I’m teaching in a more relaxed atmosphere, I’m teaching without a traditional classroom.

My secret passion ... my dream job....

My dream job is the one I currently have. I work from home as an assistant to a very talented writer. I do Internet research, fact checking, and copy editing (editing for grammar, syntax, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, inconsistency in logic, inaccuracy of facts). I also convert manuscripts currently in Word format to the format required for publication as e-books. I do this by writing the XHTML code, not by using conversion software. (The result is much cleaner code if one writes it oneself.) I’m also responsible for the design, creation, and maintenance of the author’s blogs.

Most hated gift I ever gave someone ...

Very few of the gifts I have ever given someone were opened while I was present. I put a lot of thought into the gifts I give. I don’t know if I ever gave someone a gift which they hated. I would hope that anyone to whom I gave a gift wouldn’t be insensitive and thoughtless enough to tell me they hated the gift.

The best gifts I have ever given are friendship, loyalty, and love.

The gift I could have done without ...

I have received very few tangible gifts in my life. I can’t think of any gifts I could have done without. I’m both surprised and happy when someone thinks enough of me to give me a gift.

I received one gift which I thought was a bit unusual. A friend knew that I had purchased a few pieces of unfinished furniture, and that I had spent many hours sanding the pieces by hand and then staining them. One year, this friend presented me with an electric sander as a Christmas gift.

I can tell you about a gift with which I was thrilled. My good friend and fellow HubPages author Mohan Kumar, whose HP pseudonym is Docmo , surprised me by creating a special painting. Mohan took a painting by Jan Vermeer, “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” and a black and white photo of me as a three-year-old that was on my Facebook wall, and created “Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring.” His creating the new painting wasn’t something to be used in a Hub. It was just something he was inspired to do.

If you peeked in my junk drawer, you'd be surprised to find ...

I don’t have a junk drawer. I have been drawing discernible objects since I was a year old and creating craft projects since I was two or three. All extra space in my house is taken up with art history and photography books, painting and craft supplies, and completed craft projects.

My date from Hades ....

If you’re asking about a bad date, I can’t think of any.

A great date would be spending the afternoon and evening on a deserted beach with someone special, enjoying the summer sun, cloudless sky, gorgeous sunset, shining moon, twinkling stars, sharing a bottle of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne.

My worst/ or funniest vacation story ....

I’ll tell you my most terrifying travel experience. I was traveling from Orange County, California to the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. (The Atacama Desert is the driest spot on earth, with no appreciable rainfall for more than 400 years. It’s located on a plateau between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Why was I going to the Atacama Desert?—to observe and photograph a total solar eclipse.)

My friend and I attempted to fly from John Wayne Orange County Airport to Dallas, Texas to Miami, Florida to Santiago, Chile. (We were to spend a few days in Santiago before flying to Arica in northern Chile and then travel by rickety bus to a Chilean army campground on a plateau west of the Andes.)

“Attempted to fly…”

The pilot of our flight couldn’t land in Santiago due to poor visibility. With only an hour's worth of fuel left—the pilot was insensitive enough to announce this—he requested permission to fly to Mendoza, Argentina.

No problem, you might think...wrong! Chile and Argentina were having skirmishes at the time—border disputes—and weren't on friendly terms. Do you remember the book and movie "Alive"—the fact-based story about a plane crash in the Andes Mountains?—I won't go into details about what the passengers did in order to survive.

With only a half-hour of fuel left, the pilot flew over that same part of the Andes. He even mentioned that we were flying over Aconcagua, the same mountain! Can you imagine how terrifying this was—crossing the Andes Mountains in an aircraft with only a half-hour of fuel remaining?!?

When we landed in Mendoza, the passengers had to remain on the plane while it was refueled—with the windows covered.

A life goal on my bucket list ....

The goals on my bucket list are all related to travel. I am fortunate enough to have visited more than 30 countries, island nations, and island dependencies. I would love to travel to all 50 of these United States. I would love to travel to 100 countries. I would love to take an around-the-world cruise or a cruise around South America.

These would be “working vacations.” I would write, photograph, and remember. I would share what I learned.

What I most look for in a friend...

I look for honesty. If I do something that’s wrong in any way, I want my friend to tell me—to volunteer the information without my having to ask. If I ask for advice, I want an honest answer.

I also look for loyalty. I don’t want a friend who runs hot and cold—someone who’s my friend one week, who doesn’t care about me the next, and then is my friend again the week after that.

Something I will never part with...

I will never part with my 17.3” laptop computer, my scanner, my digital SLR camera and associated lenses, my digital movie camera, my Kindle Fire tablet and accompanying stylus, my two models of Kindle e-book readers, and my passport.

A life lesson I will never forget....

I’m an individual, I don’t fit into a mold, I don’t behave or act or do what everyone else does merely as a means of “fitting in”—and that’s OK.

The worst part of getting older...

I have no idea what the worst part is of getting older. Is there a “worst part”? As each day passes, I become smarter and savvier. I look, listen, experience, learn, share my knowledge, and help others.

“Old” is a state of mind. I’ll become more mature, but I won’t become old.

A writing lesson I learned the hard way...

I’m very sorry, but I can’t answer this question. I have asked a few people what the question means, and I haven’t found anyone who understands the question.

Regarding writing, the best advice I can give anyone is... write. Don’t ever stop. Write about what you know, write what you feel, express yourself. There was a period after I joined HubPages during which I considered stopping writing. Dave Roome, one of my first HubPages friends and an excellent writer, convinced me to continue writing. I wrote a series of haiku dedicated to Dave, whose HP pseudonym is thejeffriestube called Haiku My Heartfelt Thoughts and Emotions in 17 Syllables.

My favorite movie and why...

I very rarely go to the movies, and I don’t watch television. I don’t have a favorite movie, television program, actor, or actress. I enjoy Disney films — the older ones. I especially enjoy the original Fantasia, not the sequel…for its creativity, artwork, animation, and music

What subjects / genres do you enjoy reading/ about ?

Before I began writing for HubPages, I read an average of 2-½ books per weeks. I read mysteries, historical fiction, and travel books. I also read computer technology and software-related books. Since I began writing for HubPages, I don’t have nearly as much time for reading. I’ve just about eliminated all of my reading for pleasure. The only books I have time to read now are ones that will help me advance my career as a copy editor, technical editor, publisher of e-books (converting the books from text to e-book format), and Web graphic artist.

What would be a subject/ genre that you would like to read more/ about...

I would like to read more collections of short stories written by the author for whom I’m working. He writes in several genres. His short stories, I think, have the widest audience appeal. The subject matter varies. They’re extremely good.

I would also read more poetry. Poems often use few words to express great thoughts or emotions. I like that.

Can you take us to a favorite piece of writing on HubPages by you that does not get much traffic...

One of my articles was awarded the 2012 HubPages Hubbie for Most Interesting Hub. Surprisingly, the article, Comet Halley (Halley's Comet), receives much less traffic than my craft how-to or museum / art history Hubs.

I was invited by HubPages to be in the beta test group for the Apprenticeship Program. This is the very first group. We began the program on March 1, 2012 and completed the program on August 31, 2012. Thirty - three people were in the group on March 1st. Only 18 people completed the six - month program. We're no longer Apprentices. We're Apprentice Alum. We have a green 'a' on our HP profile photos.

What song makes you want to pack up and leave the party...?

If you're asking what song I like the least, the answer is easy. The song that drives me crazy is “It's a Small World” by The Walt Disney Company. The song is sung repeatedly during a boat ride in Disney World’s FantasyLand in Anaheim, California and also at the other Disney parks. Whenever I hear that song, it becomes stuck in my head for hours, refusing to leave. Just answering your question has caused me to “hear” the song.

Your article, Dance Music of the 1970s: What is Disco Music?, gave me ideas for how to stop "hearing" that song. Of the many great disco hits you reminded me of, I selected Thelma Houston's "Don't Leave Me This Way". Hoping this is a bit easier on the ears, one of my all - time favorites!

Thelma Houston: Don't Leave Me This Way

Thank you, Daisy....

To honor your Half Birthday today, the HubLadies and I would like to take you on the trip of your dreams.

The Supremes song: "Love Train" will take us to our destination. So, up to you, Daisy... where shall we go?

Enjoy your special day. Thanks for taking the time to be interviewed.

© Maria Jordan (revised July, 2015)


Supremes "Love Train"

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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Bobbi, So nice of you to stop by and leave such lovely and accurate comments about Daisy.

Always happy to see you drop by, Daisy. Hoping you both have a great week. Hugs, Maria


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Bobbi,

Thanks for reading Maria's interview of me. I appreciate your very kind words.


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PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

Hi,

I really enjoyed reading this hub---it was great to read about someone I do not know personally but someone I admire. Because Daisy is always very kind and positive as she spreads fellowship to one and all.

Bobbi Purvis


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Tehjib, So lovely to meet you and thank you for your lovely remarks about Daisy and this fine interview.

Hoping 2013 is a happy and peaceful year for both you and Daisy.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Tehjib,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading Maria's interview of me and adding your comment. I hope you have an opportunity to read some of Maria's other interviews. She's done an outstanding job with them.


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tehjib 3 years ago from Bangladesh

I must say the interviewer and the interviewee was dynamic here. Very insightful, clear and interesting interview. Voted up!


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Nice to meet idigwebstes and thanks for your kind remarks to Daisy.

Hoping you both have a lovely day.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

idigwebsites,

Thanks for reading and commenting in Maria's interview of me. I appreciate it.


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idigwebsites 3 years ago from United States

Very insightful and interesting interview. We're glad to see Daisy's unique opinions and advices about everything in life. Voted up etc.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Thanks for stopping by with your meaningful comment, Cathy.

Hoping Cathy and Daisy had a peaceful Christmas and hugs to you both!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Cathy,

Thanks for reading my interview and posting your very kind comments. I appreicate it.


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Cathy Fidelibus 3 years ago from NJ

Wonderful interview.

I loved what Daisy had to say about getting older, "Is there a “worst part”? As each day passes, I become smarter and savvier. I look, listen, experience, learn, share my knowledge, and help others. I totally agree with her." My experience as well, great stuff!!

voted up!


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Dear Daisy,

Thank you for sharing so many of these fabulous interviews today.

I hope that you had a peaceful and happy Christmas today and hoping 2013 is fulfilling and healthy for you. Hugs, Maria


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Maria,

Thanks, once again, for the opportunity to be interviewed by you.

Merry Christmas to your family and you.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

How very kind, Daisy...thank you and have a good week to come.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Eddy (Eiddwen),

Thanks for commenting in the interview which Maria did of me. Maria has a knack for asking questions which cause her interviewees to think. Her questions and the resultant articles are terrific.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

EVER so glad to see you, eddy. Hoping you and Daisy both have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Maria


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Another wonderful hub in this brilliant series Maria.

Great work and here's to so many more to follow.

Enjoy your weekend.

Eddy.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Thanks for being so DELIGHTFUL, Daisy.

Have a peaceful evening. Maria


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Maria (marcoujor),

It was an honor to be interviewed by you. Thank you so much.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Linda (Sunshine625),

Thanks for reading my interview again. Maria is such a great interviewer.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Thank you for SPREADING Sunshine, my dear friend.

Hi to Daisy and hugs to you both, MM


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Look who I found! MM and Daisy! Fab interview as always! :)


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

We DEFINITELY agree on that Daisy!

Hoping your day is lovely in every way. Hugs, Maria


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Maria,

Thanks very much. I feel that if someone takes the time to comment in an article in which I'm interviewed, I want to honor their comment by responding.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Good night, DEAR Daisy.

I think you did a most DECENT job with your responses. Hugs, Maria


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Maria (marcoujor),

I hope I haven't missed anyone. I tried to post a reply to everyone who commented.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Linda (Sunshine625),

Thanks for visiting Maria's interview of me a second time.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Linda, Good to see your LOVABLE smile again.

Daisy, You are a gracious lady with these DELIGHTFUL remarks to your friends, old and new.

Hope you both have a peaceful day. Hugs, Maria


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

moonlake,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my interview. Thanks, too, for viewing my Comet Halley video and article. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Genna East,

Thanks for reading Maria's interview of me. I appreciate your very kind words here, and in the comments you've been posting in my Hubs.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Myz (unknown spy),

Thanks for reading my interview and adding your comment. I appreciate your very kind words.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Rasma (Gypsy Rose Lee),

Thanks for reading my interview and adding your wonderful comment. I appreciate your continued support of my writing.

If you can get to Southern California from Riga, Latvia, we can go a red-headed road trip and visit all 50 states.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Vincent,

It's nice to "see" you again. I've enjoyed reading your poetry since the *SR* days.

Thanks for reading Maria's interview of me and adding your comments. I appreciate your very kind words.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Brenda (Hyphenbird),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my interview. I appreciate your very kind words.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

mckbirdbks,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading Maria's interview of me and adding your comment. I hope you have a chance to read some of my Hubs.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Frank,

Thanks for reading Maria's interview of me and adding your comment. I hope you have the opportunity to read some of my articles.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Ish (ishwaryaa22),

Thanks for reading Maria's interview of me and adding your comment. I appreciate your continued support of my writing.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Martie,

Thanks for visiting again. I'll occasionally send e-mails to my fellow HubPages writers when I spot misspelled words or other minor *ooops* in their Hubs.

I've been writing and editing professionally for more years than I'd care to admit, and it's work that I get paid for. The person with whom I have the consulting contract now...not a fellow HP writer...is most definitely compensating me for my work.

The profile picture I use for my HP work is one that I used on my bio page in one of the Information Technology books for which I was the Technical Editor. My real name (not my pseudonym) actually appears in the credits for a number of books.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Deborah,

Thanks for reading Maria's interview of me and adding your comment. I appreciate it.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Sheila (sgbrown),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for commenting.

Maria's interviews are great! Her questions are very inciteful.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mary (mary615),

Thanks for reading my interview and adding your comment. I appreciate it.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Joyce (writer20),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading Maria's interview of me and adding your comment.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mary (tillsontitan),

Thanks for reading and commenting in Maria's interview of me. I appreciate your very kind comments.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Rosemary (Rosemay50),

Thanks for reading Maria's interview of me and adding your comment. I'm glad you've enjoyed my geography quizzes. I hope to create another one soon.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Pam (Pamela99),

Thanks for reading and commenting in Maria's interview of me. Thanks, too, for reading and commenting in my Hubs.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mohan (Docmo),

Thank you for taking time from your very busy schedule, my friend, to read Maria's interview of me. I appreciate your continuous support of, and encouragement for, my writing.

Thanks, once again, for creating *Daisy Mariposa with a Pearl Earring*. It's very special to me.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Rich (rcrumple),

Thanks for reading Maria's interview of me. Thanks, too, for your very kind words and your support of my writing. I can always count on you to read my articles soon after they're published. I appreciate it.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Nellieanna,

It's nice to meet you. I very much appreciate the very kind words you had to say about me. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your writing.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

The Frog Prince,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading and commenting in Maria's interview of me.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

bravewarrior,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for your very kind words here, and in the HubPages fan mail you sent me. I appreciate it.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Martie,

Thanks for reading my interview and commenting. I appreciate your adding your very kind words. I guess I really am one-of-a-kind...and I like that.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Car51,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my interview and adding your comment.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Audrey (vocalcoach),

Thanks for reading my interview and for your comments about how great an interviewer Maria is. Maria elicited answers from me which I didn't know I had!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Vinaya,

Thanks for reading my interview and adding your comment. I value our friendship and appreciate your very kind words.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Laurinzo,

Thanks for your very kind words about both Maria and me. I appreciate it.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Dana,

Thanks, my friend, for reading Maria's interview of me and for adding your very kind words.

There's an icecream truck that's been driving through my neighborbood for the past few days...playing "It's a Small World." Just writing my comment has caused the song to start playing again...help!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Joseph (Lord De Cross),

It's nice to "see" you again. How nice of you to remember that we both used to live in Union, New Jersey!

Thanks for your very kind words about Maria's interview of me.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Janine,

Thanks for reading Maria's interview and sharing and tweeting it.

Thanks, too, for being such a great supporter of Maria's interview series.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Terrye (TToombs08),

Thanks for reading Maria's interview of me and commenting. I appreciate it.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Sunnie Day,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for commenting. Maria is a talented interviewer. I'm happy to be among the writers she chose to interview.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Bill (billybuc),

Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my interview.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Daisy, you're welcome. I'm glad you did because your interview is shining!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Rema (remaniki),

Thank you for your very kind words. I appreciate it.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Alecia,

Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my interview.

Writing is an ongoing learning process. One should never stop writing...or learning.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Linda (Sunshine625),

Thank you for encouraging me to be interviewed by Maria. I appreciate it very much.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Moonlake,

Thanks a MILLION for your MEANINGFUL comments. You are never too late to stop by... I love seeing you. Hugs, Maria


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Maria enjoyed your interview with Daisy. I didn't realize I was so behind in checking out all the interviews. I have been to Daisy's Comet Halley (Halley's Comet) hub and enjoyed it. Love the music on it on Comet Halley.

Great hub voted uP!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Genna, Your feedback GENERATES so much positive energy. Thanks for GATHERING and expressing so beautifully what makes Daisy GREAT.

Have a happy day. Hugs, Maria


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

(I’ve been away for the past ten days and haven’t had time to comment; so I’m just now catching up with this terrific series. )

I’ve only begun to read Daisy, recently, and what a pleasure this has been. We both hail from the same state, originally, and any Jersey girl is a gal of substance. I especially liked her comment, “I’m an individual, I don’t fit into a mold, I don’t behave or act or do what everyone else does merely as a means of “fitting in”—and that’s OK.” She is an assistant to a writer, but Daisy, herself, is a very talented writer. I am so pleased that Dave Roome convinced her to keep writing! Thank you, Maria and Daisy, for this fascinating interview. :-)


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Wow, spy, we could SAY the SAME about you...it is always SWELL to SEE you. Hugs, Maria


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

wow,,,so this is daisy.. beautiful woman with such an amazing talent.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Gypsy,

Always so GLAD to see you...This does indeed sound like a GLORIOUS dream to see all 50 states. Have a GOOD night. Hugs, Maria


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome as always Maria. Daisy is one fantastic lady and I just love reading her hubs. Since she has the same dream I do one day I wouldn't mind traveling the 50 states with her. Hugs to you.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Good Afternoon, Y'all,

Daisy, I am so DELIGHTED that you are happy with your interview and look forward to seeing you anytime.

Mike, You are MIGHTY nice to dole out such a sweet compliment.

Hyph, I HAPPEN to recognize the same sweet and gentle quality in you.

Vincent, You are well VERSED in recognizing wonderful writers, as you are, my dear.

Hope everyone is having a lovely day. Hugs, Maria


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Another masterpiece interview of a very talented creative writer. I've had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of times in the Hubs and in FB. She is very talented and I know her author that she works for has to be delighted with her brilliant assist. Every great author needs a brilliant assistant to keep them on track and inspired. I'm certain that Daisy is definitely an inspiration in so many ways. Bravo for this wonderful interview Maria. We all got to know a little more about Daisy Mariposa.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Ah, what a nice lady. Somehow she is (like another of your interviews) just as I expected. I love the sweet nature and gentle heart. Thank you Daisy for honoring us with your contributions to the writing world.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Maria,

I am honored, my friend, that you included me among the talented writers in your terrific interview series. Your questions were very thought-provoking. They encouraged me to verbalize about myself, something I rarely do.

As you suggested, I am going to be posting notes to thank those of your readers who mentioned me in their comments after reading your interview. Thank you for the opportunity to do so.


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

mar, your interview series is becoming the benchmark which all other interview series will be measured against.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Daisy, Your comment is DROLL and DELIGHTFUL. Good to see you...

Mary from Tillson, It is MIGHTY TERRIFIC when you stop by.

Joyce, Your visits make me JUBILANT. I love Daisy's name and translation so much.

Mary, Thanks for your comment, especially MENTIONING Daisy's talent.

Sgbrown, Thank you SINCERELY for STOPPING by. I wish to visit your writing soon.

Deb, You are a DARLING to leave such a DEAR remark.

Martie, Your MORNING MUSINGS require some MULLING on my part.

Ishwaryaa, Your beautiful name makes me smile, thanks to LORD's INTRODUCTION in his recent writing. Good to see you!

Frank, You are such a FINE gentleman. Bless you, too.

Thanks to each of you for taking the time to leave such lovely comments. I appreciate each of you. Hugs, Maria


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Maria, thank you for exposing and showing off hubbers in this format.. I don't know Daisy Mariposa.. but you clearly brought her to light in this showcase.. bless you girl Frank


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A wonderful interview! Daisy is really a very talented hubber! I enjoyed reading her craft and quiz hubs. Looking forward to more engaging interviews from you! Way to go, both of you!

Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Good morning, Maria and Daisy. I normally wake up in the morning with something on my mind that has really intrigued me the previous day.

This morning it was Daisy's statement, "I work from home as an assistant to a very talented writer. I do Internet research, fact checking, and copy editing (editing for grammar, syntax, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, inconsistency in logic, inaccuracy of facts)."

Daisy is a highly accomplished writer - one of the bests in HubPages. Surely she deserves to be properly recognized by any writer for the work she is doing for him? I always give credit to others when they had checked my work for grammar errors, and to anybody who had contributed to a hub of mine, even to those who had only inspired me to write a specific hub.

Now I wonder, what is the etiquette about this. I guess Daisy regards her work as merely 'helping a friend', so she would not mind not being acknowledged. But the 'very talented' writer ought to do the 'right thang' by mentioning her name in his/her writings, stressing his/her gratefulness for her contributions to his/her success.

For me this is quite a sensitive issue, as I have spent most of my life 'behind the curtains' keeping kings and queens on their thrones. Today it seems to me that I've wasted time and energy on them instead of on myself.

Yes, Daisy's statement made me wake up this morning in the pool of bitterness I try to avoid. My hat off for her for doing so much for another writer without being recognized. Or maybe I am wrong, maybe Daisy regards a financial remuneration as more than enough.

Daisy, I really hope you are happy and contented!

Hugs to you!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow Daisy is a great hubber.. this is a great interview.. great lady..

Hope Daisy had a great birthday..

Blessings

Debbie


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

What a wonderful interview! Daisy sounds like an amazing woman! You have done a wonderful job once again!

Happy Birthday Daisy, you are a remarkable woman! :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Thanks for giving us the chance to know Daisy better. She is truly a talented writer and Hubber.

I voted this UP , etc.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great interview with Daisy. Her last name in English means butterfly.

I've never heard of this lady before. I do wish her A very happy birthday.

It's good to get to know her.

Voted up and awesome, Joyce.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Daisy does marvelous things with the printed word and reading this hub just proves how talented and delightful she truly is. How lucky I am to be following both of you talented ladies.

Another great subject Maria with your terrific comments and music choices.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Good Evening, Y'all,

Jim, That is a JEWEL of a comment. That shindig sounds JUST amazing...

Nellieanna, I smile broadly when I see you have visited... you have carved a NICHE in my heart.

Rich, I am REALLY enjoying getting to know you as well and appreciate your visit.

Docmo, Thank you for always DELIVERING the most gracious remarks.

Pamela, It is PARTICULARLY lovely to see you this evening.

Rosemay, So wonderful to see you and thanks for RELATING to this interview and the music.

Hope everyone has a peaceful evening. Hugs, Maria


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A very interesting interview Maria. I used to take her geography quizes but never seemed to do very well. Lol.

Daisy I read the book 'Alive' so can imagine just what was going through your mind, A terrifying experience for you and everyone else.

It was nice to hear the story behind the profile picture too.

Loved both choices of music Maria, once again you have done an awesome job.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

Maria, Again this is a very interesting hub. I don't know Daisy well, so it was nice to learn so much about her. This was really a very interesting hub and I will read some more of Daisy's hubs.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

This is another great interview Maria. Daisy has been a good friend who originally introduced me to HH. Her apprenticeship journey and the constant stream of instructive hubs are an interesting read. I did the parody painting of the Vermeer when Daisy was doing many similar parodies of various Hubbers. I am delighted she has chosen it as her profile pic! thank you Maria for your enchanting series of interviews with so many interesting women writers here in hubville.


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Great topic and great hub! Provides a greater understanding as to what makes up this tremendous hubber! Great Job! Up & Interesting


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Another amazing Hubber, another woman I'd not previously met on Hubpages! Reading the comments following the interview, I gain even more insight into her personality and all its many facets. Such extraordinary versatility! Daisy is admirable in many respects and interested in a wide range of interest, some I share with her. I couldn't resist looking up Vinaya's interview of her, as well, which piqued my interest all the more!

As always, Maria, you bring your interviewees into clear light, in such a way as either to clarify my impressions of them or to introduce me to some I hadn't known, but now whom, as a result of your interviews, I'd very much like to know better - as in this case! I've peeked at Daisy's hubpage, too, and see so many worthwhile and interesting hubs to be purused! Thank you for opening another valuable Hubber to me. You always present the interviews so individually and attractively, too! It's my pleasure to come and read them!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

What a showcase of talent this is turning into Maria. Starting to brainstorm the Texas Hubber shindig!

The Frog


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA Author

Good Afternoon Y'all,

Thanks to each of you for taking the time to stop by this wonderful interview with Daisy on her special day:

Sunshine-- You are DETERMINED to be the best pal a gal could ask for. Thank you for helping me this morning.

Alecia-- You are DELIGHTFUL every time you visit.

Rema-- Thank you for your DARLING remarks, I am overdue for a visit in your corner.

Bill-- With as busy as you are, it is so DECENT of you to stop by.

Sunnie-- Thank you DEEPLY for stopping by with all you have on your plate.

Terrye--We are DESTINED to DIALOG DAILY and I love it.

Janine-- You are as pretty as a DIAMOND. Thank you for your steady support of this series.

LORD-- Thank you for DRAFTING such a cool comment.

Dana-- Your remarks show much DEVOTION to Daisy's writing.

Laurinzo-- It is DOWNRIGHT awesome to meet you. Thank you.

Vinaya-- May thanks for your DETAILED comments and for pointing out the DIFFERENCE in our interviews.

Audrey-- You are just DYNAMITE with your beautiful comments... thank you, my dear.

Car51-- How fun to DETECT someone else who celebrates their Half Birthday... We will have to check with Daisy, either way, such a beautiful name, I agree.

Martie, Thank you for DRIFTING in with your awesome remarks.

Yes, Sha, thanks for reinforcing the importance of living our DREAMS as Daisy does.

Hope everyone is having a peaceful day and HI to Daisy. Hugs, Maria


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Maria, I love this series. I've met people I didn't know before you brought them to light. What an interesting woman!

Daisy is living my dream. I think I need to hit the follow button and learn from her!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Daisy is indeed an individual in an exclusive Daisy-mold. She really behave and act her authentic self. Her hubs are unique with high educational value.

Again, marcoujor, you published an excellent interview.


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Car51 4 years ago

Like Daisy, I also celebrate my half birthday! What a wide array of writings! Thanks for introducing me to Daisy! Is Daisy Maripose a pseudonym? How lovely to link a daisy to a butterfly!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Maria - These are interesting questions. I enjoyed Daisy's answers and getting to know her better. You do a great job with your interviews. Better than a "talk show" so I'm giving you a hubtime award. "And...the hubscer award goes to - marcoujor! Up and sharing.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I have always loved Daisy's straight forwardness. Her hubs are useful and informative. There is so much to learn from this wonderful writer and friend.

Daisy, in this interview you show your other side which I could not see when I interviewed you.

Maria, you have featured a fabulous lady.


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Laurinzo Scott 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

Very interesting hub , about a very intriguing woman. We are blessed to have some pretty incredible people on hubpages. Daisy is defintely one of them. So too is marcoujor for having written a very interesting and entertaining article.


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

Another great interview. So happy to learn more about Daisy. What a wonderful lady. She has been a real friend to me in hubland...

I laughed out loud (really) when I read the part about the song "It's a Small World". Daisy is so right. That darn thing is stuck in my head now. And the freakiest thing is that it doesn't take much for it to gain an ominous quality. Thanks Daisy :P

Looking forward to more of Daisy's great works (I am a big fan of her art history and craft hubs) and more interviews by Maria.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Been to those Andes and know what Daisy went through. Amazing interview. My respect to both of you ladies. Still remember that Daisy live at those Five points in Union New Jersey. Thanks for letting us know more about Daisy. Nice pics!


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

What can I say that I haven't said before Maria. I truly am enjoying the series and learning as much as I can from your interviews of these wonderful, yet diverse women. Thank you taking the time to do this series and have of course voted, shared and tweeted as always!!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Mar, your interviews are always so compelling and thoughtful. Nicely done.


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Always such a joy to read your interviews and learn more about these wonderful writers. Thank you for sharing Daisy with us! Great job my friend,

Sunnie


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

You have done well again, Maria! Excellent and entertaining interview. Well done Maria; it's always a pleasure to read your work.


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi Maria,

Lovely interview. Happy to have read so much about Daisy who is a very talented and kind-hearted person. Hats off to you Maria for this great work. Cheers, Rema.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

Happy Half-Birthday Daisy! And great job once again Maria! I agree with Daisy that writing is a continuous learning process that only helps you grow. It is easy to get discouraged but once you start it's harder to give up. Another enjoyable interview :).


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Interesting interview about Daisy. Well done to the both of you.

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