Monday, July 20, 2009

I feel like I've hit a Jackpot!!

I want to express my sincere thanks to Laure, Krista, and Sarah for sending me blog awards recently (and I apologize for being slow to post this information!!). It certainly was a thrill to find out about each one. Thank you so much! I think I hit a jackpot!! (I've always viewed my 3 sons as a jackpot, and the 3 blog awards feel like another jackpot.)

from Laure at Painted Thoughts Blog

from Krista at Hope in Everyday

from Sarah at Sarah's Tentative Artsy Steps

I certainly have been enjoying my visits to their blogs, and I think that these 3 ladies have some amazing art on their blogs. I appreciate the encouragement that they have given me with my blog. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and use the links above to check out their interesting blogs and you’ll be in for a treat. The next step is for me to tell you 7 interesting things about myself:

  1. I've discovered that I do better (i.e., feel better) with COLOR in my life. Having color around me is like sunshine to my soul. I don’t necessarily wear colorful clothing all the time, in fact I frequently favor neutrals. But, I do like to have color around me – paints, flowers, fabrics, yarn, beads, nature, shells, sea glass, and even rocks.

  2. I love live music – from youth concerts when my sons have played in band to professional concerts, and art and wine festivals. There is just something about live music that resonates throughout my body. Just a week ago I went to a fantastic concert with Dave Koz!!

  3. I love walking on the beach, and I’m always drawn to ‘look for treasures’ – shells, rocks, and sea glass.

  4. Cooking and chocolate: I love to cook – what I want and when I want. The day to day routine can be a grind, but when I get inspired, I love to get in the kitchen and cook. I especially like to bake. As far as chocolate….. what isn’t there to love about chocolate??

  5. I love to read, and I enjoy finding ‘quotes’. One fun book I’ve recently enjoyed is Scatter Joy by Kathy Davis.

  6. I love my family and I enjoy finding different ways to interact with them and keep in touch.

  7. I love the art blogs that I’ve been visiting, and I enjoy seeing creative paintings and entries that other artists post to share. It is exciting to make art connections with people around the world. I find that fascinating!!
Look for Jackpot Part II when I pass on 7 awards.... I tried to make it all of this post, but I had problems with the tool. So.... it will be a separate post.


Claire M said...
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Laure Ferlita said...

And let me say TRIPLE congratulations!! How wonderful to know more about you. I too have a love of live music and chocolate. As for color, I don't think I could live without it so I'm with you there too!

Thanks for playing and sharing, Claire!

Lin said...

HI Claire!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! OHHH What beautiful sketches too -- I'm going to add you to my blog roll so I can find you again. I couldn't access your FLICKR ... but I thank YOU once more -- and am so glad to find you! (don't know what took me so long!!!!)

Claire M said...

For those of you that follow my blog, I apologize for the flurry of updates to the two latest posts. I had endless problems LATE last night trying to post the information. Repeatedly everything looked fine in 'preview', but when I tried to 'publish' I would either get frustrating HTML error messages, or the the formatting would be garbled. My apologies for the redundant posts while I tried to fix things. At some point I managed to get something that is readable, and now I'll leave the two posts alone.

Krista Meister said...

I had a great time reading your post and knowing more about you, Claire!