Saturday, January 17, 2009

kreative blogger ... awesome :)

Julie-Ann, from HeavenlieghArt, gave me this super awesome blog award! Thanks for thinking of me Julie-Ann!

Julie-Ann's art is just beautiful, btw. She does primitive angel paintings.

Six thing I love are:

1. I love my family. My two children and my grandchildren are the lights of my life. My parents, who've been married 54 years, well, they've known me all my life :). And I'm lucky enough to still have my lovely grandma, who will be 94 this year. I have more unconventional family as well ... people who have become family through long association. And I love them, too.

2. I love art. What a little word for such a big world. I think art & creativity are the foundation the universe rests upon on, springs from ... and includes all the senses. I love visual art, music, dance, all of it.

3. I love the wonderful people I've met here online. There's an openness and generosity that has enriched my life immensely. For me, it's always been difficult to find that niche where I felt I fit. By having access to so many people all over the world, I've found there really ARE people like me out there!

4. I love animals. People usually think I must be a "health nut" because I'm vegan. But that's not at all the case. I'm vegan because I love animals and the world we share, and I believe in every fiber of my being that all animals have the right to their own lives and they exist for their own sake and not that of anyone else. They're each a unique & beautiful expression of the creativity of the universe.

5. I love spring air. Here in Michigan, we only have a few of those damp, warm, breezy days that smell absolutely heavenly, but they're wonderful.

6. I love gardening. I love growing plants. Indoors, outdoors, in pots, in the ground, in baskets. I love flowers, Lilacs are my favorite. But what I really love is growing food. It's awesome to eat what you helped to grow and just as awesome to feed it to others. Last year, there were 2 or 3 months that I ate almost exclusively out of our garden. This year, I hope to increase that to several months or even the full year. As well, we'll be cooperating with a local food pantry to get fresh produce to people who may not be able to get it.

7. I just love that I'm part of this amazing and wonderful world.

Now, I need to nominate 7 other people for this award.

1. Renee aka PaintedSkyWoman is a talented painter and awesome person. She's very generous with everything she does.

2. Morna Crites-Moore is an awesomely talented textile artist. Her creations are just stunning.

3. Gigi is SO supportive to everyone.

4. Amanda is an awesome person who is on a raw journey to vibrant health. She creates an amazing life every day and that's awesome.

5. Anne does just about everything. Photography, painting, etc.

6. Leslie is fabulously generous and contributes in some way to so many worthy causes. She's a true inspiration.

7. NollyPosh ... omgosh, what can I say about Nolly? I'm totally crazy about Nolly. Her writing makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me think, feel, see. She's amazing.

8. (yes, I need 8!) Elizabeth Ruffing is an artist and illustrator ... I love her work.

Thank you again, Julie-Ann!



paintedskywoman said...

That is a lovely honor Lisa. You are very kind. Gchi-miigwech! Big Thanks!

Gigi said...

Thank you Lisa for the thoughtful and sweet honor. I have openly thanked you on my blog and since I don't know enough people yet to nominate seven I have just acknowledged all my friends in that post and expressed my thanks.
I have been and am still sick with that pesky cold that is going around and since I am not feeling myself I inadvertantely deleted your post in error that you sent nominating me. Forgive me, I shouldn't be around anything technical when I am under the weather. LOL HA HA :)))))
Thanks again for this wonderful honor. You are very sweet!
BIG Hugs,

nollyposh said...

Omgoodness Lisa Thankyou for that ~beautiful~ comment and i feel the very same way about yOu... Your art often brings tears to my eyes and makes my heart feel so full... i just ~love~ the *magic* that is yOu Thankyou <3

Amanda said...

Lisa, thank you so much for nominating me. It is such an honor! I would have loved to nominate you for the award, but of course, you already have one!
Love to you! ~Amanda

Leslie said...

Hi Lisa-Thank you so much for the Kreative Blogger award, I really appreciate it. I've never received this award before and I will pass it on to some well deserving artists and friends.
I'm not sure if you checked your email but I received the wonderful moonflowers print-I love it very much-it's so awesome. You are so very talented, loving, giving and such a kind soul. Thanks for being my blogging friend.
Sorry to hear about having to give your turkey away, but I'm glad he will be in a nice spot. Hopefully you can go and visit him from time to time.
Blessings and joy to you and your family always,

Elizabeth Ruffing said...

Thank you, Lisa! And thanks for your very nice comment too! You're so sweet :) Hope your melancholy feelings pass soon. I'm glad you found a nice home for Louie that's nearby too.

Take good care,


Anne said...

Hi, Lisa! Congratulations on receiving this lovely award! And thanks so much for thinking of me, too! :-)

MORNA said...

Hi, Lisa! Thank you so much for thinking of me when giving out this award! I will put it on my blog with a link back to you. I love my Lisa Cole prints - they are on my studio wall, where I can see them every day. I must admit, I'm terrible at making those lists and choosing seven people is impossible - I always feel so terrible about the ones I didn't name. So, I've pretty much given up! :)