The first award is Van Gogh's Ear from Kelly of Red and the Peanut! (Thank you, Kelly!) I have learned so much from Kelly's blog and look forward to learning a lot more about birds and their calls, nests, habitats, and the like. Kelly is a great photographer as well as a budding artist and has recently been sharing some of her artwork. Please do pop over and say hello! (I must say I love the creativity and thought that went into an award styled on Van Gogh's ear!)
The second award is A Passion for Painting from Karie-Ann over at Pet Portraits and Wildlife! (Thanks Karie-Ann!) Karie-Ann does a phenomenal job creating colored pencil portraits of both domestic and wild animals. Her blog is definitely worth a visit for a dose of creativity and talent!
With this award comes another list of seven things I love. In no particular order:
early foggy mornings • santa's white christmas coffee by barnie's • getting lost in the "moment" of painting when the world falls away • true creativity • birds' nests • the blogging community • making "friends" with folks in other countries such as Belgium, Canada, England, and Sweden, just to name a few.
And as always you're suppose to pass this on to seven more blogs. I'm breaking with that strategy and instead want to introduce you to a few more blogs that I enjoy immensely. Again, in no particular order:
Teri at Teri's Painted Daisies - Teri's always got something on the go from daisies to cactus!
Andrea at Colouring Outside the Lines - check out Andrea's awesome bird artwork, not to mention her wonderful photography!
Teresa at Teresa Mallen Studio - Teresa is another fantastic colored pencil artist as well as a motivational teacher. Well worth the read!
Donna at the Happy Painter - this lady is just flat out creative and her work is always fresh and fun!
Chuck at My Quirks and My Compass - Chuck is an author and he shares daily excerpts from the novel is currently working on. He always leaves you wanting more!
Toni at A Spattering - another very creative artist, Toni's artwork is outstanding!
Sheona at Black on Grey on White - a fine artist using graphite, her work is exquisite!
I do hope that you'll check out all of these blogs for a dose of creativity and motivation! Each is outstanding in their own way! Again, many thanks to Kelly and Karie-Ann as well as to the kind blogging community at large for welcoming me and making me feel a part of something very special!