Four Awards

AWARDS!!!! Ok, I am not bragging
I am the worst
I have let these awards heap in a pretty pile
Ok,,,,, am I lazy.... not really
do I not care, so rare
do I feel honored, yes indeed!
do I have a problem with rules, absolutely
I am sure I need lessons in grace, acceptance and so much more
as in giving out awards-what is your resistance Tammie?
Often these awards come with: do this, do that and I don't like asking folks to do something they might not want to do. So I end up putting the awards off for a while and then making my own rules to go along with them. Boo hiss, yea, rah! I always did best with teachers that gave me a lot of freedom. Enough about me, more about me:

FIRST; a huge thank you for ALL these awards! My heart is tender with gratitude for your appreciation and friendship!

Recently I was give the wonderful Lemonade Award by the talented Emerald Eyes, aka Gel.
This award is passed to bloggers for showing great Attitude and/or Gratitude:

Gel is an artist in so many ways, poetry, photography, writing, painting, jewelry and I would not be surprised with other ways as well! I think you would enjoy visiting her wonderful blog.

A fantastic part of this award is that you do not have to pass it on, you can simply linger in its gift!

I give this award to Tanya Gwen Minnick, for truly I feel Tanya has made delicious lemonade from anything that comes her way. Her blog is a wonderful testament to this.

I would also like to give the lemonade award to Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth, because from my perspective she takes in the world around her as a muse, let's it flow through her and manifests as fantastic fabric art. Plus her photos are wonderful.

Also there is Ms. Shannanigans of Evil Shannanigans, this woman loves animals and takes action by not eating them and caring for them.... pretty darn cool.

Genie Sea has delighted me with this lovely "i x o your art blog" award:

Genie Sea's blog is full of her amazing art, insights and generous friendship.

With this award is a request to list 7 things I love:

1) Jesper ~ My son, Bob ~ my brother, Charlotte ~ my mother, Wyndi ~ my sister
2) all my family and friends here and beyond
3) in her many facets ~ nature
4) deep tender moments & light and sweet interactions
5) watching Annie find joy in a snowflake
6) red wine on a cold winter night ~ champagne on a hot summer evening
7) stars

I have come across some amazing art blogs lately that I am giving this award to and also feel happy to share with you:

My dear friend Donna at: Donna Grillo Art she has a passion for print making and filming interviews with working artists who make a living as artists. Maybe some day she will share her writing with us.... !

I would like to give this award to Vince at Vinpix. Vince is not only a dear friend and Donna's (above) husband, he is an amazing photographer, writer and artist of many mediums. He is also hooked up with Hollywood, so you can get some inside sights here.

Nancy: all pulped out, she has a wonderful art blog full of inspiration and beauty.

Stephanie Lee, at Semiprecious Salvage, here you will find wonderful jewelry, photography and stories, inspiration galore.

Sarah from Cottage Garden Studio does charming art full of whimsy, I am so enjoying getting to know Sarah.

Cheryl Ann has given me the One Lovely Blog award:

Cheryl Ann has a number of blogs. She fills them to the brim with tales of her life accented with wonderful photographs.

I would like to give this award to Abigail and Kage for their new blog Rusted Wings, I wish them a world of success, full of fun and blessings.

I would also like to give this award to Stephanie of Do What You Love, she has a lovely spirit and shares this with her stories, felted art, photographs and more, she does what she loves!

Tanya Gwen Minnick has given me:

Tanya is a wonderful artist/writer!
So in keeping with the spirit of this award behold 7 weird/odd random things about me:

1) I don't like eating while in the shower
2) Cool crisp air brings me to life, I know folks who run and hide
3) weird, well I look weird now... going through a pre-skin cancer/skin cancer treatment and I am a scary thing to behold right now!
4) I have many voices - it's a playful thing
5) I love heading to town, but then change my mind and go somewhere else
6) forest mushrooms are my friends, ok you all knew that
7) I notice peoples energy more than what they are wearing or if they shaved their beard off.

I am passing this on to people that I want to know Odd and Random things about, ha!

Murat11 : I choose you because for me you are full of surprises and I am curious what you will share!

Erin: Erin Sings I choose you because you have a whimsy about you that is rare!

Also: Bernie of two blogs, Natural Moments his amazing nature photography blog and Walking in Stillness his mystical sharing blog.


  1. Awww thank you hon!!! Glad you like my whimsy! You deserved every one!!I love your blog!!
    Hugs, Sarah

  2. Hi Tammy - thank you for all the support and wonderful things you post on my blog - "blush"!
    My "Dragon Eye" is listed on Ebay - I'm.. greenwitchsbs there! So sweet that you looked - thank you!
    Hugs, Sarah

  3. Congratulations on all of your awards. I haven't been visiting long, but I feel they are all deserved.

  4. Thank you so much for the award! I will post about it when I get a bit more time. A little swamped with life. I am really honoured and thanks for mentioning the animals! :)

  5. Congrads for all of these.
    I understand about that "pile" and identify with your intro.

    Your comments on my blog mean a lot to me as well as these kind words regarding me awarding you "Lemonade."
    What a kind and creative spirit you are, Tammie!

  6. Thank you, Tammie. "Only" "seven" odd things? That will take some winnowing, eh?

  7. And your post is a gift to all of us!... Sharing all these people with us,.. I'm so looking forward to taking time today to check out all the blogs you mentioned,.. I'm excited to think about finding new blog friends! Thank YOU!

  8. What a wonderful surprise....our first award....from you!!! What an honor... and congratulations to you for you are truly worthy of each of those you received!!! We may need a little help though with this again....but our blogging skills will keep getting better, right!!?
    Love you sweetie!!

  9. I did it! I feel honored to be asked.
    happy day,

  10. WOW! Conrats honey on your many awards. They are all bountifully deserved! You are marvelous! :)

  11. Thank you for the kind awards! Its always lovely to hear the kind words you have to share.
    We are sorry to hear you are having to go through a skin cancer treatment. We hope you the best, and send you warm and healing thoughts.
    Its great to catch up on your latest entries, and as always your words and photos are beautiful!
    Stacey and Bernie

  12. This is a beautiful blog...great art, great words, great energy...I see why everyone wants to award you...enjoy, jule


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