Here are the rules of the award: 1. The winner may put the logo on her blog. 2. Put a link to the person you got the award from. 3. List seven things you love. 4. List seven blogs you love. 5. Leave a message for your nominees.
Here are the seven things I love (in no particular order):
- listening to the call of the Mourning Doves
- ideas that challenge me to think in a different way
- watching people immersed in what they love to do
- exploring new places
- the smell of food cooking--especially if it has garlic in it!
- library sales
- a glass of wine, chocolate chip cookies, and a good book
Seven blogs I love and I recommend you visit:
The fellow crafters and bloggers I've met online are among the most generous people I've met. They are constantly helping one another by promoting one another's products and shops, giving thoughtful advice and constructive criticism when it is sought, and generally offering unconditional support. Within the past few days I have been awarded the One Lovely Blog Award from two more artists whose work I admire: Linda, a jewelry artist whose Etsy shop is full of fun and affordable accessories and Elaine, another wonderful jewelry artist whose creative products on Etsy deserve a visit! Thank you both, Linda and Elaine! To those reading my blog, I encourage you to visit their blogs and shops, as well as the links of the wonderful artists I've listed in the above list. As much as I'd love to pass this award on to 30 (or at least 15) more artists with lovely blogs, I have nearly exhausted my list of those I am acquainted with, being still somewhat new to the blogging scene, and having passed the torch to 15 crafter/artists last week. In the future, I will continue to feature the work of those who inspire me and hope that as my following grows, I can help others get the recognition they deserve.
Thank you for helping me to bring awareness to the world of handmade art and craft!