Wednesday, January 21, 2009

two awards and some weirdness

Over the past few months I've got to know many very creative and expressive people through this blog world, and it has been really interesting and inspiring.

It is so encouraging to receive your comments and feedback to my writing, photography, and art. It really does make me strive to do better in each of these activities.

Leslie of Flowers of Life has passed along to me the Kreativ Blogger Award. Thank you, Leslie! You should check her blog out - she participates in the Chemo Angels program, using her art to bring some joy to those who need it most. It's a great initiative.

The rules ... State 6 things you love, and pass the award on to 7 others.

I love: animals, the wilderness, adventure, the ocean, mountains and my family/friends.

Do all good things come in pairs? Well, Barbara Martin, who has an interesting blog with historic tidbits, and details about the lovely hikes she goes on, has passed on to me this award. Thank you, Barbara!

The award "Premio Dardos" is for the appreciation of merits—culturally, literary and individually—of every blogger who expresses him/herself on his/her blog. The rules:

1. be tickled pink ;)
2. copy and paste the award picture to your blog;
3. write down the regulations;
4. link the blog who bestowed you the Award;
5. and finally nominate 15 blogs for the Award.

I always have a hard time nominating others to receive these awards. Each blog I read regularly is interesting in its own way, and each is pretty unique too, so it's hard to compare them and choose. So I will cheat ... and pass these awards on to all my readers, whose encouragement inspires me to write/paint more and take better pictures.

You will find the list of the blogs I like to read, in my profile page (until I figure out how to add them on the main page :)). Please visit them.

I've also been tagged by Vagabond to reveal 8 weird things about me ... I guess I cannot get away with saying there's absolutely nothing weird about me? ;)

1) I don't eat in restaurants that serve food in disposable (especially Styrofoam) plates and use plastic spoons and forks. If I do go to one of these, I carry my own spoon and plate from home. :)
2) I find the small details of ancient history utterly fascinating.
3) Once I commit to doing something, I cannot leave it incomplete, however hard or inconvenient the task may be.
4) I have been peed on by squirrel monkeys, capuchin monkeys, and a wild chimpanzee.
5) I lose interest in anything that becomes predictable.
6) My biggest fear is to have lived a life without meaning.
7) I am a pisces, but cannot swim. :(
8) I used to eat chalk when I was little - never colored chalk though - just white.

All done!


pink dogwood said...

It was nice to know more about you :)

3rdEyeMuse said...

congrats on the awards. :) it really is a pleasure visiting you.

Barbara Martin said...

This way we get to know a little more about you and whom you like to visit.

ArtSparker said...

The mindfulness of the first (characteristic?) is very impressive. A good thing to keep in mind.

I also think the way you included the awards & tagging in the post was very graceful.

~vagabond~ said...

Congratulations on your many deserve them all! :D
...and on your fear about living a life without any meaning...I concur completely. :)