Monday, April 21, 2008

Blogland fun

Tagged for: Ten reasons I like to blog.

I've been tagged by Karen at ascrapbookofinspiration. Karen has the most beautiful blog, so be sure to take some time and visit her!

When I first started blogging I knew very little about it. I started out hoping to sell some of my art and to get some exposure, and now I'm finding that some days I would rather visit all the wonderful people from far and near that I've met instead of painting.

I have found so much inspiration in many of your blogs, not only in a creative sense, but in a spiritual way. I will find just the right words or verses or quotes or songs on your blogs that really speak to me, and it's just what I need to hear that day or that moment.

I like blogging because it lets me be creative, using photos, colors, art and stories. It's like keeping a journal with all of your special treasures inside.

I have met so many friends, I never would have imagined!

I like the comments I get from each one of you and look forward to them every day. They encourage me to do more.

Last but not least, blogging is fun and it's usually the first thing I do in the morning with my cup of coffee in hand, and the last thing I do at night, popping my head into a few new places, before going to bed.

So consider yourself tagged if you've read this and have fun playing along!


I've also been awarded the Arte Y Pico Award from Penny at lavenderhillstudio. Thank you, Penny! Penny creates the most beautiful mosaic pieces, so be sure to visit her, and see her lovely work.

The rules for this award are:
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.

4. The award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico’ blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5. To show these rules.

I'm passing this award on to:

Suzanne at painterofthepast for her beautiful primitive and vintage style paintings and artwork.

Deb at postedfromhome for her wonderful quotes and verses and beautiful photos of nature.

Linda at abbycreekart for her amazing paintings of dogs, still lifes and abstracts.

Rosie at rosieswhimsy for a wonderful blog on her home and garden and also her beautiful handmade sewn items.

Rhondi at rosecoloredglasses for her lovely quilts and her wonderful inspirational blog.

So take some time and visit all of these very talented bloggers, and enjoy!


Deb said...

I loved reading your "ten reasons I like to blog" list. Congratulations on your award & thank you so much for passing it on to me :-}
Hope you, Otis & Riley are having a wonderful day!

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
Thanks for tagging me. I am flattered. I can hardly believe how blogging has enlarged my life so much! Thanks for being a dear friend.

Rhondi said...

Me again
I forgot to say that I agree with your "ten reasons I like to blog". I feel the same way.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I love your ten reasons you blog....isn't it amazing how one thing leads to that an addiction? Hmmmm......

Thanks so much for the award! I feel honored to be among such grand company!

Mary said...

Hi Donna,
Love your new header! Congratulations on your award -- it is so deserved!

Abby Creek Art said...

Thanks for the award, sweet friend...I am honored!

I really liked your ten reasons to blog. One of mine would also be because I get to meet wonderful Artists like YOU!xo

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on your award Donna, I love seeing what new and pretty paintings you've done. You are so very creative and it's always inspiring to visit your blog.
Thanks for passing it along to me...I'm honored to be part of the group you've chosen.

I agree with your 10 reasons you like to blog. I started blogging for some of the same reasons you mentioned. And have found that blogging is such a wonderful experience, making new friends, daily inspiration, and so much more!

PAT said...

I enjoyed reading your reasons for blogging. And looking through past posts.

We spent the night at New Bern NC, on our way to Charleston, a few years ago. We decided to take the road through the Outer Banks, from Virginia and down, rather than the big highway. Loved every minute of it! We walked around New Bern the evening we were there and wished we had more time to explore.


Sheila said...

Your ten reasons to blog include some of the reasons I have too. It's been great to connect with people all over the world, that we otherwise would never have met..!
Congratulations on the award, and to your nominees..

Donna said...

Congratulations sweetie!! So Deserved!!hughugs

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Donna! Loved reading your 10 reasons! I agree with every one of them!

Thanks for adding some wonderful new links of bloggers to your post! I know a couple of them, and the others, I am going to visit right now!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh what a great list of reasons you like to blog. Congratulations on your award. You know, it is so hard to bring myself to just spend a day creating without popping on the computer and seeing what creative muse is working on next. I feel the same way you do. Karen

Donna said...

The new header is really Pretty!! Love the photo!!hughugs

Susie Q said...

I so enjoyed this post and we are all blessed that you began blogging!

Your award is just beautiful...I will stop by and visit your recipients. Some are new to me.

Blogging has truly enriched my life in so many ways. Knowing you and owning your art are two of those ways!