Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

I have never received a blog award before, and my friend Rena Sawatski sent the Kreativ Blogger Award to me--thanks, Rena! I've gotten to know her through several online art groups and have several pieces of her lovely artwork. Rena lives in Canada, just one of many women around the globe I have come to call my friends through this crazy art exploration we do.

The Rules: List 7 things that you LOVE and link to the person who has tagged you. Choose 7 more bloggers to give the Kreativ Blogger Award to, then leave a comment on those 7 blogs to let the recipients know you chose them.

So here are the seven things that I love. I'm going to need to muse on 7 recipients--I think the people I would tag have already received blog awards 7 times over!

  1. My husband and children, all of whom support and encourage my artwork. These days they are really cheering me on as I work towards the fall launch of an shop. Thanks guys, you're the best!
  2. My work. I'm lucky to have work I love, working with intelligent, fun people who care about improving our community. I'm not saying it's easy, but it's meaningful and I'm passionate about it.
  3. Music! Live music, recorded music, local music, many genres. What did I do before my iPod? I listen to all sorts of stuff and love to sing along.
  4. Community. This means different things to different people. For me, it really boils down to friendship. So for my friends of long acquantaince, for my Soroptimist sisters, fellow volunteers, moms, community workers, artists, etc., I'm better off for knowing you. Thank you.
  5. The capacity for reinvention. Ten years ago I was not a visual artist. At all. Two years ago, it was a major hurdle to utter the words "I am an artist." Today, I'm embracing new identities and charting new courses. That's cool!
  6. Art! Others' art, my own process, color, design, blogging, magazines, books, galleries. It's a really big, art-filled world out there.
  7. Gardens. Those that grow food, those that harbor beauty. Those quiet restful places where I am drawn to a drop of water sparkling in the sunlight, or a sunny space where I can work up a good sweat amending compost into the soil.
  8. My list would be much longer than 7...I haven't even mentioned books, chocolate, coffee, wine, travel, fabric, paint, dogs, cats, my parents, etc.

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