Hi everybody! School is out for summer! Yeah! Now I should have more time to devote to making this site more inspirational for my readers. I look forward to writing more often, doing some travel, and creating more art.
I got an email a few weeks ago telling me that I had won a blogging award. I was surprised. Then I was proud and honored. Then I was confused. I wasn’t sure if I had actually won an award or was just nominated for the award. After some research I have determined that I have received the Kreativ Blogger Award. Yeah! Thank you Jericha Senyak for sending this award to me.
The Kreativ Blogger award comes with the following rules:
1. You must thank the person who has given you the award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who has nominated you for the award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.
I wondered about the design of the award logo. It seemed strange to me that a creative award would be without color. I also wondered about the spelling. Why Kreativ? In searching the internet, I found some answers. Simon at Simon Food Favourites shed some light on the subject.
Apparently, the originator of the award is Hulda from Norway. The word for creative in Norwegian is kreativ. That makes sense. The original logo for this award is very different from the one above. So when did it go gray? I placed Hulda’s logo here so you can compare.
Simon came up with some interesting ideas about how to handle the Kreativ Blogger award. One idea I totally loved was to ask award winners to create their own version of the logo. Simon’s blog is about food, so he made a new logo with one of his special dishes. I, on the other hand, played with my new Ipad and came up with this more colorful version of the award logo.
Okay, enough history. I have some rules to follow, so here goes. I’ll start with thanking the person that sent me the award. Thank you again, Jericha!
Jericha Senyak writes for her blog The Museum of Joy. Take a moment and go to her site. I think you will enjoy her sense of humor, honesty, and style. You may remember that I wrote an article for her blog last month that was posted in a series of three. Here is a link to the first of those three articles titled Simple Steps to Creativity.
Now I get to tell you seven interesting things about myself. Hummm… Let’s see. What do I want to tell you that you don’t already know? I guess I’ll number these so I can keep track. These are going to be rather random.
1. I was on the horse judging team when I attended Texas A&M University. We traveled to national competitions and ended up winning most of them. In fact, I don’t remember losing any. Whoop! It’s an Aggie thing.
2. I have a degree in Biomedical Science. Does that make any sense to you?
3. I am a Reiki Master and use this wonderful healing energy on a daily basis.
4. I met my husband when I went on vacation to Hawaii.
5. I am a chocoholic. I go into withdrawal if I do not get at least one piece of chocolate a day.
6. I have always wanted to play the guitar. I have a guitar. I fiddle with my guitar, but I just am no good at it. I did play the saxophone when I was in Junior High and High School so I do have some musical ability.
7. I haven’t figured out what I want to be when I grow up. I love to learn and have a desire to do and be so many things.
Okay, that’s done. I hope I haven’t put any of you to sleep.
Now here comes the cool part. I get to make my list of bloggers that I think deserve this award.
Texas Homesteader – Lara DeHaven is the owner of this blog. Her blog is dedicated to sharing the experiences of a family in Texas living a more self-sufficient existence in the 21st century. Lara is my daughter. I helped her get started blogging and she has done an incredible job. I am very proud of her blogging success.
Creative Everyday – This blog is beautifully done. The author is Leah Piken Kolidas. She shares her artwork, thoughts on living a creative life, and what is inspiring to her.
Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers – Kris Bales is the author of this educational blog about the life of a homeschool mom. Her articles are informative and she has a great sense of humor. Kris has just moved her blog to WordPress. If you come across any glitches, please be patient until she gets settled in. Her fitness blog has been incorporated into the site as well. Kris has been very helpful with advice for me with my blogging adventure.
Brush Fire Painting Blog – Naomi Rifkin founded Brush Fire in 2003. Brush Fire Painting uses the power of the arts to heal hearts and transform lives. The organization teaches Process Oriented Painting to unleash the therapeutic qualities of the creative process. They believe creativity is a basic human need; and they strive to bring art to the lives of marginalized youth throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The blog gives some creative insight into this work.
Jimmie’s Collage – Jimmie’s blog is full of Homeschool How Tos, Curriculum ideas, Artist Studies, and more. I got to know Jimmie when her daughter, Sprite, entered her artwork in the online art show I host at my other blog, Art For Homeschool. Jimmie has helped spread the word about that ongoing project of mine. So I am happy to send her this award.
The Navasota Current – Long time friend Russell Cushman writes this blog. He is an incredible artist, writer, and history buff. I think you will get a kick out of reading his articles.
Watercolors With Life – This blog belongs to Jean Haines. You will enjoy reading her posts and seeing her beautiful watercolors. She paints without drawing. I would love to do that!
I have completed my task. I have received an award and passed it on.
I want to take this time to say “Thank You” to all my readers that have stuck with me through the years even when my posting has been sporadic. I really appreciate you!!!!!
Now, I’ve got some comments to post. Have a great day!