Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Blog Awards Galore

I recently received not one, but two blog awards ... both from lovely and creative ladies. The first one is from Kate in the UK:

and the other award is from the lovely Barb in Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia:

For the award from Barb, I'm supposed to list 5 things that I love and choose 10 of my favourite blogs, so other than my beautiful husband, my friends and relatives my top 5 things are:
  1. My fur-baby, Beau ... I never knew how much love I could give a dog until I owned one.
  2. Creating art and trying new techniques.
  3. Going to a craft fair, recycle centre or a flea market with my fellow arty friends and a great find at either that I can use in my art.
  4. Taking in the wonder of nature, whether on our property, beautiful vistas discovered on trips or just the sound of the ocean.
  5. A glass of good red wine and good conversation ... nothing beats it.
And I send both awards to the people listed below, if they choose to accept them:
  1. Kyla - beautiful art ... if only she'd update her art more often.
  2. Shelly - a gorgeous person and great artist, I'd love to see more of her creations more often.
  3. Nic - another beautiful creative soul
  4. Marion B - such inspiration and the postage people queen.
  5. Samantha - such a diverse variety of art.
  6. Elizabeth - such a giving soul and more great art.
  7. Jo - an amazing painter and creator of art dolls.
  8. Jen - artiste extraordinaire.
  9. Kathy - fantastic artist.
  10. Lynette - such talent ... and personality
  11. Kate - I'll be sending the 2nd award as her art is just beautiful.
All fantastic artists in their own right and even if they don't accept blog awards, I want them to know that I love to visit their blogs and look at their art.

Thanks ladies for thinking I am deserving of these awards.


Sam Marshall said...

Hi Diana,
Congratulations on your awards and thank you so much for honouring me with them. I love visiting your awesome blog- your creations are beautiful and you are one talented Lady!

Anonymous said...

hi again diana
i have to thank you so much for your kind words, introducing me to ATC's and visiting my blog.
well, just a question though, like if you finish an ATC and have nobody to trade them with can you just, Give them? like a gift, that's what i mean. because i was looking at your works and well... they're really beautiful and i'd just love to give someone something that beautiful as a gift. only problem is that i usually have problem parting with something i did (and love so much). :) or maybe you can give them away, but just like bookmarks not ATC's =]
according to the link you gave me, it seems like there are no particular rules to making these ATC's except for the size of it, is that so?

and thanks for your encouragement. today was my first exam day and i... did ok, i guess. sounds fine, doesn't it? it's not really, for i would have said i did "well" if it's me from two years ago. :) but still, i don't think i deserve anything "well" since i didn't really put in much work.

and (this is last): gawd i love your slide -artistic journey-

hugs and kisses
senorita xy.

bockel24 said...

Congrats and a big thank you! I don´t post awards nor forward them, but I´m feeling honoured!

Jen Crossley said...

Congratulations on your blog awards Diana you so deserve theses,your work is just amazing as are you girl
Thank you for your kind words about my work and giving me a blog award it means alot
(captain Underpants)

Queen Of Toys said...

Lady Di,

Thank you so much for thinking of me with the awards, I feel really blessed to have such a wonderful friend in you, you trully are amazing. I am not good and doing this blog award thing, I sit not just for hours but days and days worrying and procastinating about who should get the award, there are some many people out there that are deserving and I just can't deceide. So mine will be to everyone that exists.

Thanks again Lady Di
Love Elizabeth

Lynette van Barrelo said...

Awwww....Thanks Diana!!! I'm flattered that you thought of me!!! I'm all upcited now!!!!

I've not been frequenting the blogs lately... bad me... Love your stuff!

Jo Wholohan said...

congrats on your awards and thank you so much for forwarding them on to me, you are so kind and thoughtful with your comments, i appreciate it so so much...... we are so close too, should get together some time :)) xx

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooooh thanks :-) Blog awards make me happy hee hee! Not sure who to pass it on to but I shall certainly put it in my sidebar. Thanks for thinking of me. Kate

Nic Hohn said...

thank you darling Diana for this honour.

Shelly said...

Oh my, have I missed a lot lately being blog-neglectful !! Your new look is fantastic and love the title.
Thanks for the award and cherished words.
I must get back into the swing of things soon.
All the best,