Saturday, August 23, 2008

Blog Awards

I haven't dispensed blog awards in quite a while. When I came across this one, I knew it was time to acknowledge and thank certain people whose blogs I look forward to, learn from, chuckle at, and over all appreciate.
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Trumpets Please!! The Perfect Blend of Friendship Award goes to:
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Melissa: All summer I've followed the adventures of you and the girls, from face paints to gurgling streams. And in between I've seen the birth of your novel, your photos of home, your honest and earnest efforts to be yourself and nobody else.
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Human Being: Your blog is new to me. I read your poetry and the comments you leave on my blog and I know you are a gentle spiritual woman, one I would be honored to have on my side.
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Carla: Your artwork! Your new website! Your willingness to be my friend.
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Anon: I'm hooked. Every day I visit your blog and marvel yet again at how you managed those incredible photos. I will never see, know or love birds without thinking of you. And your witty anonymous humor. Your blog is educational and wacky--my favorite combination.
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Val: Your work inspires and delights. I love how your love of art washes over you so naturally and fully. And I am always honored that you visit me.
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Citizen (CS to me): Reading your blog is like catching up on the comings and goings of a friend. I love following the adventures of your house, your yard, your kids, your meals, and now your heartstrings.
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Kay (Chief to me): Given the quality of your writing, your encouragement of my writing has meant so much. I love reading about your travels and family.
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Debra Kay: Thank you for your willingness to be confused and your bravery in trying to figure it out. And thank you for reading every word of my book.
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Miladysa: While I love your visits and your way with words, I most love seeing the lifelong friendship you and Melissa have forged. You both deserve each other.
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Hildegarde: I've seen your artistic talent expand right before my eyes. And I dare to imagine meeting you and Wieneke over tea and apple pie one day.
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Wieneke: You faithfully leave the most wonderful common sense comments on my blog, even when I take forever to visit you back. Ditto on the tea and apple pie.
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Pieterbie: Sometimes I read your comments and you feel like family.
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Baino: I'm just catching on to your humor and irreverence and I'm enjoying both!
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Jessie & Ruby: My blessings follow your success. I like that.
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Singleton: How many times I've been sad or worse and there are your butterfly words helping me up, giving me wings.
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Ces: What can I say? I love your paintings, I love your illustrations, I love your photos, I love your stories, I love you.

16 comments:

  1. Hey, thanks a million for this award, KJ. I don't deserve it, I'm sure.
    To answer your questions on my Rasta Roku photo, the photo was taken in Archachon, a little seaside town on the Atlantic coast near to Bordeaux and not so far from the Spanish border. I haven't been to Paris in a while now, but I worked and lived in Paris for 6 months back in 2005.
    I have no idea who the man with the backpack is, likely just a tourist like me.

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  2. Aww thanks KJ although I feel I'm in very selubrious company and my little blitherblog is not worthy. I'm constantly in awe of the fantastic 'slice of life' blogs out there (they're my favourites) It's very nice to be appreciated!

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  3. Oh, can you add links to your other nominees or put them all in your blog roll so I can visit?

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  4. Thank you very much, Karen, for this award ánd your kind words. I will proudly put him (or is an award her?) on my weblog.

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  5. Thank you KJ. Mwah! I hope this award will bring Anon back. I miss her birds but most especially her plants and trees.

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  6. KJ-thank you. I'd like more answers and less confusion, but perhaps in time.

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  7. Don't you love the perks of blogging? We get to meet so many wonderful people who open up our worlds beyond our own walls. Joining Illustration Friday has changed my life because that's what got me started on this journey. I feel like I have a whole team of friends, spirit guides, counselors, mentors and cheerleaders. Life is good here!
    I'm glad you have that, too. And thanks for the pre-fall hello from New England! It looks like we may be moving back there pretty quickly, and even though I've been in CA for fifteen years, I'm ready to go home. I just don't know how the transition will be now that I'm middle-aged. I'll just embrace it as an adventure, I suppose!
    Thanks for the visit KJ.

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  8. Muah! Sweet Friend. From way back when....to where ever we're all going....Much peace and love

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  9. oh the honor is all mine, dearest KJ...
    so glad you like my blog...

    i love your blog very much because i feel all the features of a good friend here in you and your words... you SHARE your reflections... your stories... your adventures... the things you like... and all in very friendly way... and you are so encouraging... your comments have always encouraged me to crow more!
    :)
    thanks again for this precious award from you...
    hugs and kisses...

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  10. Wow! What a welcome home surprise! :) Hooray and thank you so much, KJ -- this award means a lot! It has been quite a summer and I'm feeling twinges in my heart when I look at the calendar and know that soon the girls will be off to school. I'm so thankful you're my friend/fellow writer and that you read my blog and love it! :) Tsup!

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  11. Thank you, KJ! I am so happy - and honored - that we connected through this strange virtual world! I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon:) xxx - Carla

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  12. Wow, thank you so much ! and of course we are going to have tea one dag ! no doubt about that. I'll be back to pick up this fantastic friendship award (big smile)

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  13. Thank You dear one! I just love the way you say things :) you are tops in my book! Yes, I am near you right now and loving it! It is so beautiful here!!!

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  14. Thank you so much KJ! This was like gettting a cyber hug, and it is very much appreciated!

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