The Longstockings blog, which is a must-read if you are a fan of young adult literature. A recent post about a contest prompted me to tell you about this wonderful young adult novel, just in time for summer. If you love baseball and love stories, this book is for you. If you know what it is like to be a fan or to love something bigger than yourself, this book is for you. If you remember what teen-aged love is like, this book is for you. If you want a chance to win two tickets to see the Cubs at Wrigley Field, this book is for you.
Arte y Pico Award My dear friend Katie gave this award to me. It gave me a thrill because I have never thought of myself as particularly creative. I have always been an art lover with hands that just don't work very well. (Not kidding about that. I have fine motor skill issues.) Blogging has given me my first real creative outlet and has helped me feel creative instead of just hearing the teacher-voice in my head saying, "You know there are as many ways of being creative as there are birds in the sky." Katie makes me feel creative. In passing along this award, I'd like to honor those who are creative in ways I can never be; people who create with their hands, imagination, and a few craft supplies. Here are the winners in alphabetical order. (Winners, please click here for award guidelines.)
~ Art Tea Life ~ Sandy is a woman who can do it all: drawing, photo shopping, bead work, altered art... You name it, and I am fairly certain she can do it.
~ Dulcy's Doorstep ~ My friend Dulcy is a hooker, rug hooker that is. Each rug she creates is her own design. They are simple and evocative; a modern piece of Americana. They are beautiful.
~ Feathered Nest ~ Dawn is one of the most creative women I know. Everything she touches turns to beauty.
~ Maude and Mozart ~ Laura is a wonderful collage/stamp artist whose work has been featured in Sommerset magazine. Her blog is always full of vintage goodness plus movies and books that are sure to please.
~ Scrumdilly-do! ~ There's nobody like JEK. Her blog is nothing short of craftylicious!
Sweet Yoli, of the wondrous eye and gentle heart, chose to pass this terrific award along to me. I feel honored, pleased, and slightly giddy. When you have a blog you are continually opening your heart and life; placing yourself on display and hoping that you will find people who "get" you. To be given an award like this makes me feel that I have found kindred spirits. With that in mind, I would like to pass this award along to some of those kindred spirits. Please click here for award guidelines.)
~ Bird Tweets ~ Robin is a woman of many talents: photographer, writer, computer collage artist, cook, people-lover, but most of all - questioner. More than any other blog, Robin's posts trigger quiet contemplation. My comments to her have often been the start of posts for my own blog. Always, her questions help me to know myself better.
~ Doors Are Everywhere. Open Them ~ Beth is a wife, a mother, a philosopher, an artist, a poet. Spending time in her world will expand your own. You will be glad you stopped by.