Monday, April 23, 2007

Thinking Blogger....thanks

While reading the lovely Julie H's blog tonight I saw my name mentioned....Julie has nominated my blog for a "Thinking Blogger Award". I had heard of this but admit to not knowing very much about it, so of course what do you do when you don't know about something? it of course! This link takes you to the page where it all began and the reasons behind it.

The participation rules are simple:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.
Okay.....first up the lovely Sulea - her art is amazing and her words are just as ethereal and beautiful as her painting. Her thoughts are not all sugar-coated and fluffy, just real and from the heart!
Keron (colour guru) is my next one. She is another "wordy" person....just like I am, do love that in ya Keron! lol Beautiful art as well.
Crozza is a girl who doesn't post often, but we do exchange emails with little snippets of our lives and goings-on, but when she does post it's her wonderful pieces that are so full of her glorious "finds". I swear this girl must have the best trash-meter-ometer ever!!! (Not a real word....means she seeks & finds the best bits & pieces for her work) ;-)
This is a blog where I have never posted but I have been following it since December when I linked to it through another blog. It contains no art, no, that's not true, beautiful photo's..... but it is the sheer strength of this woman that amazes & astounds me. What she, her family and mainly her son have gone through and the tenacity and openness of her writing is remarkable. Certainly puts life back into perspective. If you want to read from the beginning of what I'm talking about, go to archives down the bottom of her blog, click on December 2006 and go to December 19th - A Serious Crisis.
Bel's Nook is such an inspiration....I love Belinda's vibrant use of colour, something I never feel quite comfortable doing....combining all those wonderful colours, she does it to perfection!
It's such a shame that only 5 blogs can be my favourites I have about 40 listed that I check regularly and love each and every one of them for very different reasons. Especially my close art-pals here in Perth (& Tom Price!). I will continue to lurk on some, post on others but definitely read them all frequently!


Sulea said...

ohhhhhhhhh i got a lot to live up to now.. lol Wow... thank you Kelsey :o) you know... i love reading your blog because it is always so full of interesting techniques, ideas and gorgeous artwork, not to mention getting a laugh or 2 from your great sense of humour :o) Thank you for sharing!

belinda said...

what a lovely surprise and honour!! most flattering coming from you, and it goes right back! i love coming here for the same reasons sulea described. got my graven stamps now but won't have time until after art & soul to mount them and try them out...

Jen Crossley said...

Thank you Kelsey it means alot to me coming from such a talented person like yourself I was honoured you thought of me.You always inspire me with your techinques girlie you are indeed the queen of Tech
Jen Crozza

Keron Lee (aka The Colourguru) said...

silly me......... I am STILL a little 'blog' challenged........... I just know how to 'rabbit on!' LOL!! Thanks for your kindness Kels. & right back at you! What a great blog your's is!