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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

More Inspirational People

For days I’ve been planning this post because the incredibly poetic and gifted artist Lumilyon has blessed me with a special award. Receiving an award from someone like Lumi, who has the ability to create the most magical, beautiful art, is such an honor. I rremember when Lumi first started her blog and was so unsure about the whole thing, and now she inspires people all over the world with her stories and her art, and she always takes the time to encourage, teach and support others . “If you only do what you know you can do- you never do very much.” Tom Krause. Than you so much, Lumii, for daring to do something you didn't know you could do and making such a difference to so many.

I wanted to pass it on in the same lovely way she honored me. So here it goes to:

Shelly at Blue Ridge Lady for your sunny disposition, your extravagantly generous spirit, your beautiful garden photos, and your happy, candy-colored collages and kaleidescopes. “A true friend sees the good in everything, and brings out the best in the worst of things.” (Sasha Azevedo) Thank you BBFF, for inspiring me and for always seeing the best in me.

Nancy at Crowabout for your fabulous Flickr group and your unconditional support of my every new venture. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” (John Quincy Adams) Thank you, Nancy, for making me dream more.

Cathy at Reflections of a Ramblin Girl for, your willingness to take on a cause and your scrumptious quilts and collages.“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” (Mahatma Gandhi). Thank you, Cathy, for your compassion and for always reaching out.

Courtney at Quiet Girl for your deep sensitivity, your spirituality, and your powerful healing art. “Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” (Karen Ravn). Thank you for making me reach higher and look deeper.

Kim at Queen of Arts for your friendship, your raw honesty, and just for being the Rock Fairy. "Art does not solve problems but makes us aware of their existence. It opens our eyes to see and our brain to imagine." (Magdalena Abakanowicz). Kim, you've not only opened my eyes, but my heart, and you've encouraged me to imagine much more than I ever thought possible.

Ann at Taluula’s for your incredible digital creations and for co-hosting a fun new art challenge blog: The Three Muses "Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day." (Dalai Lama). Thank you, Ann, for being my muse and my friend and for giving me the opportunity to make so many more new friends.

So, now ladies, please take this award and give it to five other bloggers that make you happy. (I know, I know, I gave it to six, but I never could follow the rules!) and please take the time to visit each of the others, as well as Lumilyon and leave them a comment. You will be so glad you visited these lovely blogs and got to know the artists.


Nancy Baumiller said...

Oh my gosh! Hand me a tissue! Seriously I am crying! Oh happy tears! Thank you so much dear friend and for your never ending inspiration, love and support! I am so thrilled and honored! Much love and many hugs! xoxo NancyB

Terri Kahrs said...

Congrats to you, Alberta, and to all of the recipients! Well done! I am blessed to know many of these wonderful, generous, and talented ladies. Well deserved! Hugs & Love, Terri xoxo

PS Thank you SO much for your beautiful and heartfelt comment. I can't tell you how much it meant. xoxo

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Kim Mailhot said...

Well, Miss Alberta/Kathy, I think these are the most heart-felt and beautiful sentiments attached to a lovely blog award that I have ever read ! Thank you so much for honoring me with your kind and loving words. It really means a lot to me because it comes from me just being myself and opening up my heart. To be recognized for that so generously is really all we can ask for, I think. Thank you my friend ! You brought me to the top of the world again!

Taluula said...

Alberta you are such a kind and generous friend and thank you so much for this award and the amazingly nice comments you made about me.

BlueRidgeLady said...

Thank you Alberta!! I was so humbled to receive this lovely award from you, and want you to know how much your kind words mean to me. I'm proud to be included along with the other recipients, who I admire so much! Thank you sweet friend!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Congratulations on your award and THANK you for bestowing it on me! I am truly blessed to have found such wonderful friends who inspire me daily! When I first started blogging I did not realize all the benefits that would accompany it.
Your presentation of this award is awesome. I love the fact that you found a quote to go with each friend!
How wonderful you are! Your art and friendship is a beautiful thing.
Thank you again and hugs to you,

Courtney Putnam said...

Thank you so much! What a sweet and lovely way to show your appreciation. And I appreciate YOU, too!

many hugs,