Friday, January 18, 2008

The "You Make My Day" award.

Inka ( ) nominated me for this award earlier this week. She deserves it far more than I - she's been wonderful to me the last few months and I can't express how much I admired her professionalism to begin with , and later her open heart and sweet spirit. She's a champ if ever there was one- I treasure our friendship and hope to see it continue to grow. And grow and grow and grow lol.

However , now it falls to me to select 10 more people for the make my day award and a) I may not have ten and b) I can't figure out how to make links out of their darn names. If anyone knows PLEASE tell me 'cause I am just not seein' it.

Let's see -

Bev - This woman has got my back when it comes to hunting for goodies and either sharing her techniques or creating and exploring new ones together. She has a wicked sense of humor and great talent - check her out she's in my Tour d'art.

Glenda - Glenda's mentored me since I was an egg. We met (because I tracked her down) through Collage Cats , and has helped me learn and grow since day one - she's really my best and oldest art friend , don't know where I'd be without her. She does not judge or push , but accepts me for who I am - and believe me nobody knows me better , at least not online! She is an art explorer , always finding something new to master - and doing it beautifully. Her art is as lovely as her spirit. And that's sayin' something.

Eileen - a new friend , whom I don't know well but who has shared her advice and help freely. She's a talented artist , who has done some Fantastic art that will make you want to lick your screen! I fell in love with her work not long ago , and spent about an hour nose to nose with my screen taking a very lonnnnnggg look lol.

Lori - is a crack up , her posts always make me laugh and her art is so sweet. She creates the most whimsical little creatures and spun sugar frivolities you ever did see. She offered long ago to help me with my blog , and I doubt she even knows I have one yet , but I'll have a link to her soon.

Cindy - Cindy is one of the most dedicated mod's a group has ever had. She's always there encouraging the list and stirring the pot , and at the same time creates beautiful jewelry and painted fabrics and and and - I don't think there's anything she doesn't do incredibly well.

Sue - Sue also makes beautiful jewelry and beautifully textured collages - I would love to achieve that level in mine. I love texture and paint - Sue's got that down to a 'T' and her work truly inspires me.

Rande - Rande is a tremendously talented artist. She's another who has never made anything that wasn't fabulous , and has also been a mentor to me , not to mention being there and listening when I was wailing into the wind.

Caryl - aka Chip - gave me the oppurtunity to explore and develop my interest in altered art by inviting me to my first RR. I don't remember how many collages I'd made at that point , but it was around 2-3. Not many , but she was generous enough to give me a shot and through her I've gotten to know and love a very special group of women. Chip , thank you!

where am I at? eight?

Nina Bagley - can I do Nina? I'm doing Nina. She's never heard of me lol , but nonetheless here I go. I love her books , and they are what finally led me to understand the difference between a 'handmade' book vs. and altered book. For a long time I thought they were the same thing , but au contraire , dey are not , nope nope nope... (Ducky , Land Before Time. Loved Ducky.)

Lynn Perella - my good friend Lynn who loves me - alright she's never heard of me either but what the heck. In for a penny in for a pound , and that woman makes the best paperdolls EVER. I have a thing for paper dolls (and have had one waiting at my table for months) and seriously , does anyone else even come close? I think not. Enough said.

I'm sure that the second I close down this post , I'll think of two 'real' people , whom I actually know that I should have included. I did have a list , you know.
I'll probably find that too.


Inka said...

You’re such an inspiration and a fab artist! I just wish I could be a fly on your wall so I could watch you create. I look forward to seeing each piece you do, as I know I am in for a real treat! It is I who am privileged to call you a friend!

Eileen said...

Thanks for the nice comments about my work. Your work is wonderful. You have an artistic halo around you and I have a feeling that everything you do will be a work of art.

carylsrealm said...

Wow! I'm in the same category as Nina and Lynne? :o) I would definitely like to thank the academy and all those who voted for me! I'm very humbled! Kim you are just too sweet!

Kim said...

You're such a geek , Chip! No wonder we get along so well lol.

Lori said...

ok, i am back:) i left to plug you into google reader before i forgot, hah!!! does that answer the procrastination question? you are SO sweet...i will send you an email monday about links if you still need that info and add you to my blog roll then:)
and thanks for the award:) :) :)

R2artstudio said...

Thanks for the "award". And with so many other wonderful artists too. And you make my day too! I've added you to my blog links the other day, but didn't get a chance to tell you.

Studio Panorama said...

Oh my goodness. Aren't you sweet and WOW... such austere company. This is, indeed, an honor.

You are a wonderful artist, but, even more importantly, you are a wonderful human being and I hope that you never lose your joie de vivre.

Studio Panorama said...

Wait. Does this mean that I have to do something now?

I love your blog, by the way... shewhowasneverevergoingtohaveablog. *snicker*