Thursday, January 13, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award -

Yah! I am so touched to have received a stylish blogger award from Susanna http://susiart.blogspot.com/
Its a bit of fun but it also really means a lot to me as it tells me someone really enjoys my work. That is magic for me.


Here are the 7? things about me.


1.  The first thing is I take many things very seriously, and want to put my best into them, (unless it’s something like house work etc) so I apologies in advance if I don’t give you 7 things about me and 15 blogs to pass the award onto, it’s not that I don’t care it’s just that as I ponder over it for ages and I use time I probably should be using for many other things, so there’s number 2 –

2. I am time poor! I work full time and try to do art and I have a family who need me and… but many of us are so I am sure most of you can relate to that

3. I am unpredictable – even to myself so might even end up doing all 7 things about me and 15 blogs – I won’t know until I am done!

4. I’m finding it hard to do everyday things today – much of my country is experiencing severe flooding – extreme in parts and there has been loss of lives and property and its really very tragic and so out of anyone’s control.

5. What I could say in 5 words, I’ll probably say in 35… I’ve always been that way. It amazes me when people do essays and things like that and say "how can I possibly do 2000 words"…. Maybe quality is something I should think about tho :-)

6. I love my friends and family – they are my life blood. Trouble is I don’t see too many of them often enough – Distance - :-(

7. I love emoticons

These are the blogs I would love to pass the award onto if they are prepared to receive it. Number one for each is their amazing art which I enjoy immensely. Each though has brought something else to me in some way.
A few people might already have one too but I figure they deserve a second anyway.

1. Chris http://forrestillustration.blogspot.com/
2. Jack  http://jacktoon.blogspot.com/
3. Melissa http://melissalibanillustrations.blogspot.com/

Each of these people came into my blog very early on, when I first started illustration Friday posts and they have taken me from someone who loves to draw to a member of a very lovely supportive and nurturing global artist community by making me feel a part of that.

4. http://rapturepetsitting.blogspot.com/ Erin's love of her animals is palpable. I adore it
5. http://mrspoqui.blogspot.com/ I love what Mr Spoqui does
6. http://cadernodepintar.blogspot.com/ My comment I wrote next to this blog when I was planning this was " sheer joy in her heart" - I think I will stick with that.
7. http://laineyparker.blogspot.com/  A very sweet and gentle blog with lovely artwork and sharing of experiences
8. http://rayferguson.blogspot.com/ I just love this, the art, the humour, the reality captured in the art….
9. http://edrianthomidis.blogspot.com/ Art and art information - love both _I'm like a sponge with other artists tips and teachings
10. http://www.willterry.blogspot.com/ I think Will is a wonderfully generous artist, he shares so much of his art knowledge with people like me through his blog. I admire him.

There are so many others but hey - I'm exhausted, I now need to go and have a good lie down, you will need one too after reading this post!

Did you make it to the end? Let me know :-)

11 comments:

  1. I made it to the end.

    I think your comment about not finishing stuff needs a little modification to accept time is often the telling factor for finishing, not the careful deliberation you do.

    I don't have time to check out the sites of your fellow artists right now.. having someone to afternoon tea (good excuse), but I do appreciate your comments on how they have enhanced your art and enjoyment of it.

    I think I saw Susamnna's message to you the day she sent it. I was lurking.

    I'm very proud of you.
    You deserve that award.

    I have seen your talent blossom as you have continued in your blog.

    BUT

    I would like to add that having slept in your old bedroom at 'home' over Christmas, and woken to your artwork, you have always had talent.

    Love,
    your sister

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  2. My pleasure Chris.
    Kerrie, awww Thank you so much! Love you!

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  3. Hi Janet, nice to read from you about your 7 things!
    Wow...the flood...must be quite something...they worn that Netherlands will be overflow also one day....
    Take it easy!
    Warm regards, Susanna

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  4. love the art pics
    wendy

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  5. Thank you so much Janet,

    I'm honored and humbled at your generosity. This has made my day!

    Warmest Regards,

    Edrian Thomidis

    DESIGN BLOG |ILLUSTRATION BLOG

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  6. Great learning more about you, so sad with the flooding, wishing you all well. I love the fact that you love emoticons! And a big thank you to you!

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  7. Thank you Janet, I am honored and what a positive note to start out my day!

    I really enjoyed reading this post and your 7 things - so fun learning those extra bits that we don't usually get in a blog. Also it was great finding other's blogs that I did not know were out there.

    Please stay safe with all the flooding.

    Lainey

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  9. Thank you for such kind words about my illustrations. It is such an honor for you to choose to give me this award. It really does mean a lot to me.

    Thank you!
    Ray

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