Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thank You Alberta




FOR ALBERTA: A FIREFLOWER ANGEL

Through her blog Amusing Muses, Alberta shares her glorious and uplifting artworks and Creative journaling, accompanied by beautiful music. Her blog dazzles with colourful creativity and her energy is infectious. So, I'm deeply honoured that she has chosen me as one of eight artists to receive the Creativ Blog award. When I began this blog in January, it took me a day to pluck up the courage to make a post and another day to put together two sentences to accompany my artwork - I was THAT afraid of what others would think! It is because of the kindness of creative spirits like Alberta that I am slowly finding the courage to express myself once more after several years of thinking that I'd never be creative again. Here's what the originators of the award have said: "This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award."

Here are the names of the other blogs chosen by Alberta. They are all well worth taking time to visit and enjoy:
Artiphy the Heart
What's Up Roc
Bluebirds Living In The Meadow
Bulles Dores
Green Weeds
It Must Be Mice
Tumblefish Studio
and last, but not least, for those who have not yet vistited:
Amusing Muses

5 comments:

katherinemccullen@yahoo.com said...

My heart is too full. You are such an incredibly gifted artist that it's hard to believe you ever doubted yourself. I know, however, just what that feels like and how paralyzing it can be. I wish I had realized years ago that to be fulfilled artistically, all I had to do was just START. That's the advice I would give anyone who has a dream. Just start. It feels good. You learn. You grow. You become. Somehow, last year from reading Violette's blog (Violette's Folk Art), I was able to pick up a paintbrush for the first time in 20 years, and as you can see, I've hardly put it down to sleep. I've discovered a whole world of people like me and people who support me and help me develop whatever abilities I have. You're one of those people, and, not only that, I truly love your work. It feels good not to be afraid to do what you dream of doing, doesn't it.

Love,
Kathy

lynne h said...

oh, lumilyon, this angel is so full of joy and fire -- i love her. and i want to say thank *you* for sharing your art with us... we love it -- you inspire us... xo (and you're right -- these blogs are well worth taking the time to visit)

jen said...

Wow what beautiful artworks. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog and bring me here. Very inspirational indeed. And congrats on the award- very very well deserved.

pondlife said...

well done!!!

Ozstuff said...

Beautiful - so creative and artistic. Your work is always so impressive, Lumilyon. (I have spent many happy times staying in and exploring the Cotswolds. Lucky you to actually live there!!)