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.