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Inspiring Bloggers Award


I want to thank  Maria Brinkley for nominating me for The Very Inspiring Bloggers Award.  Who knew there was an award for being an inspiration to someone else, and could you even ask for anything better than to be that inspiration?  I feel really honored that Maria feels I  can inspire herself, and others.  Thank You Maria for your heartfelt nomination. In accordance with the Rules of this award, I’m going to share seven more facts with everyone…

  1. My studio is so small, I can’t even change my mind in it!
  2. My husband, and two sons are all musicians!
  3. I’m very Green…Enviromentley speaking that is!
  4. I pick through garage sales, and thrift stores for art projects!
  5. I spend more time “Fiddle-Farting,” than actually getting any creating accomplished!  (I might call it project planning)
  6. My son-in-law works tirelessly to keep my gardens in perfect condition so I’m happy!
  7. I would go to the ends of the earth for my Grandchildren!

Well, now you know some more of my deep dark secrets! Now to on to letting you know who the 15 Amazingly Awesome Bloggers are who I am nominating for the Very Inspiring Bloggers Award…

  1. Just a Piece of Afrika
  2. Just Be
  3. Nubian Waters
  4. So I Started This Blog
  5. Bring My Dreams
  6. Abstractive
  7. Thoughts By Mello-Elo
  8. Agrigirl
  9. Longislandpen
  10. Eclectic Odds n Sods
  11. Three Blond Sisters
  12. S is for Soulful
  13. Dragon Fly Gypsy USA
  14. My Life Experiences…
  15. From Sticks to the Bricks and Back

Thank you again Maria, and  I thank all fifteen of these bloggers for being an inspiration not just to me, but to many others as well.  I know there are so many more of you that are awesome!  Keep up the great work!  You are……

Very Inspiring Bloggers


Day 15: Will My Voice Find Me?

Day 15:  Will My Voice Find Me?

For years now I have been my happiest when I hold a paint brush in my hand.  It really doesn’t matter if it’s a teeny-weeny paint brush, or a big honker house brush, I love to paint!  Watercolor paper can be laying right in front of me, and I can manage to find something creative to do with it. Or it could be a canvas, a board, or even a wall, I can find a way.

My voice is found in paint, and my artwork!

So when I hit a wall, and my inspiration dries up, I panic.  Pure and simple, it terrifies me that I will no longer be able to create with paint.  This is one of those times. If I have a project going, as I do now, I seem to fight it!  My deadline for this current project is the first of July.  It’s a doozy too!  I have three pieces that need to be finished.  I could eek out a week more, but vacation looming, I really don’t have much more time to spend.  There is another two projects that have to be completed by the first of next week, and I’m really lagging on those.  They haven’t even been started, and that’s a real problem!!!

So What Now?

I think my writing is taking over my love of painting in a way.  I’ve always wanted to write, and now I have the opportunity to learn and grow.  These little month long classes are wonderful to help do just that, but at the same time, my growing has almost come to a complete halt in the creating area.  Weekends have got to be creative especially since I’m so far behind in these projects.  I even sleep better when I’m busy rushing around painting, and pulling ideas together!

Where is your voice anyway?

Do I have two voices…my art, and my writing?  I certainly love them both, but are they my true voice, maybe.  By the way, and this might be the key,  I am a Gemini!  The twins, two sides, two loves, two voices…..  I’m saddened to think one of them might not come back, but it also excites me to think there may be something new, and interesting on it’s way!

Will my voice find me?

It’s been my experience that if you don’t agonized over things, they have a way of working themselves out.  I’m betting that…….

My Voice will find me!

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