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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

What I Loved Doing in 2008

for Mixed Media Monday and Wednesday Stamper

My friend Serena honored me with this award. Serena, whose blog is Dream With The Fishes, is an artist of uncommon creativity and one who takes the time to build relationships and to unselfishly give of herself and her resources to support other artists. If you have time to visit her blog, you will be delighted!

As a very happy and fulfilling year comes to an end, I want to recognize some of the kind souls who have fed my soul, cheered me on, and lifted my spirits with their creations. Click on the names of the blogs listed below to meet these extroidinary women.t

Sharon at All Norah's Art for her tea parties and her "Sisterhood of the
Traveling Paints" stories

Jennie at The Artistic Stamper for the pats on the back, her three lovely blogs, and for introducing me to so many exciting new artists

Roc at What's Up Roc? for simply seeing into my kaleidoscope head and understanding

at Taluula's for sharing the process and for introducing me to the indomitable Mabel

Bev at Indy Bev for letting us peek into her childhood memories and for sharing her art and photography

Sandy at Stempelchaotin for being the hardest working woman in Blogtown and for always being there for me

Marie at Ozstuff Online for taking me all the way around the world to see her amazing digital and hand-drawn art

Heather at Creative Solace for her kind words, generosity of spirit, and amazing collages

Shannon at Original Bliss for a wild combination of humor, spirituality, art, and politics

Bel at Bel's Nook for miles of quirky inspiration and color intense enough to give me happy eyes

The rules for this award are as follows:
1. Add the logo to your blog.
2. Link to the person from whom you received this award.
3. Nominate 7 or more blogs.
4. Leave a message on their blog, letting them know they are “One Lovely Blog”!



*jean* said...

Your post is wonderful! I too have loved meeting my "tribe"...

I really love your collages and the quotes you choose...

Happy New Year to you and yours!


Ozstuff said...

Thanks so much for adding my name to your One Lovely Blog Award list. I am honoured and delighted!!

I love your most recent piece of art!!

Thanks again and cheers from Marie, melting away in hot-as-heck Perth, Western Australia.

indybev said...

Thank you so much, Alberta, for your kind mention and blog award. Yours is one of my favorite blog stops!

Audrey said...

Love your art!

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Alberta, thank you for the award. Delighted! Don't forget to add the Inspirational blinkie to your blog :)
Happy New Year
Jennie x

Sandy said...

My dear Alberta, thanks so much for this honor, this made me really proud. Thanks so much.

Your journalt site is again stunning. I loev them.

Happy New Year for you.

Taluula said...

Thank you so much Alberta, I'm so proud to receive this award, and thank you also for introducing to more brilliantly great bloggers.

I honestly love everything you do.

roc said...

you are so sweet. thank you for the kind words and believing i inspire you. i have a feeling that in reality it's just the total opposite!

Shelly Hickox said...

This is very cool! Wow, I love everything about it. Great work!

Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...


♥ visit me at www.afiori.com

Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy New Year!!!!!!

I am so thankful to have found such an insightful, inspirational spirit such as yourself here in the blogosphere. I wish I could knock on your door and give you a whole-hearted hug. But here is to sending you that thought!!!!

Blessings for an abundant 2009!!!!


Sandy said...

The quote is so true!
What a lovely piece of art!

I wish you a happy & creative year 2009!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Alberta!! xoxo

Anna Lefler said...

Happy New Year all around!!!

Your comment on my blog was hysterical - LOL!

Hope you're having a lovely Day #1.

Love and hugs,


Jeanne Estridge said...

Visiting via Anna's place.

Serena's right -- it is a lovely blog!

mystele said...

thank you so much for taking the time to encourage me on my blog! happy new year!

Sharon Tomlinson said...

Alberta, thank you so much for the encourgaging words and for this blog award. The problem is my chest puffs up and my head gets big with awards. But I love them. I look forward to a New Year watching each other. So fun!

~*~Patty S said...

Another wonderful piece Alberta! It's been pure delight to see your creations in 2008. I am equally excited for what 2009 will bring! Blogland certainly is an amazing place full of so many lovely surprises and people!
Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours!

Heather Robinson said...

Oh I am so honoured to be on this list. You are an artist that I greatly admire and I so appreciate your kind words about me and my artwork. What a delight to have found you.