Monday, January 17, 2011

My first blog award!

I have been honoured with a blog award - actually two!  Aquariann, a fantasy art shop on Etsy, passed the Stylish blogger aware and Versatile blogger awards on to me.

A a gracious recipient, I am to:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded me these awards
2. Share 7 things about myself
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

(Do I even follow 15 blogs?  Guess we'll find out)

I found Aqariann's blog on Etsy.  It might have been in a post calling out to various zodiac signs for interviews.  I can't quite recall, but I'm glad I happened upon her.  Her avatar (one of her own pieces) has such an engaging gaze!  I always spot it in the forums.  Her blog feels like snippets of myself!  We share very much of the same interests.  I like lurking around her blog.  Thanks for these awards, Aquariann!

Now to set about my tasks!  Facts about me:

1. Western Zodiac: Pisces.  I married a Scorpio.  We are both water signs and our signs are compatible.
2. Eastern Zodiac: Horse.  I married a Tiger.  Our signs are compatible.  Surely this is good fortune that we are compatible under BOTH zodiacs!!
3. Favourite colour: blue - must be something to do with the water sign?
4. I love languages and writing.  I wanted to be a translator, but I knew my job would be replaced by machines before I would be ready to retire.  So, I became a Chartered Accountant instead.
5. I can probably count the things that I can cook on one hand.  I think I would starve if not for my husband.
6. I have casually played MMORPG's since university.
7. I have three recurring dreams: two are just strangely disturbing or uncomfortable and one is a night terror.  I've never had the night terror when sleeping with company.  (I shared a bed and then separate beds but shared a room with my sister until the beginning of highschool and now I have hubby!)  I've only had the night terror 4 or 5 times in my lifetime.  Thank-goodness it isn't frequent!

Alright and 15 blogs:
1. Digital Artist Diane Carubia from Di's Digital Downloads.  She frequently posts new drawings and I just love looking at them.  I have a few that I need to try out.  (I'm still hesitant with stamping and digital stamping.)
2. Digital Artist Mo Manning.  I LOVE the flow of this art.  Plus I LOVE that it is multicultural - the same person is published with many hairstyles so that we can celebrate all kinds of people.
3. Nun-of-a-Kind.  Linda has just a fun sense of humour.  It's always uplifting to read about the Sisterhood!
4. Felicity Lingle.  Felicity has a wonderful down to earth point of view without being boring in the least!  I could learn a lot.
5. Quilly Nilly.  Tracey puts a punch of colour in every design.  Her art is very happy to look at.  Being a glass-half-empty kinda gal myself, new posts on her blog always lift my spirits.
6. Jodi Kutz Stampin' Up!  This is my cousins' wife.  Never a dull moment in their house with two children zipping around.  She always weaves a story in with her art.
7. Indie CEO.  Linda offers sage advice and always trying to motivate us entrepreneurs!
8. Embellish Magazine.  The design team for their challenges is awe-inspiring.  I enjoy scrolling through their projects.
9. Etsy for Animals.  The team's treasuries get posted here with items for sale on Etsy that support animal causes.  There are also articles on different animal topics - like care for different kinds of animals.
10.  Tracy's Treasures.  Tracy found me first.  After a while, I realized she is on Two Peas in a Bucket which is the scrapbooking forum I haunt from time to time.  Her blog is the perfect mix of paper crafting, life and food.  It's a great variety with a good story teller fashion.  I imagine Tracy as someone you would hang around at a party with 10 other people enraptured in her tales of life.

That's it.  I'm out of blogs!  Sorry I can't make it to 15.


  1. I am delighted to have given you your first blog award! And what lovely compliments, thank you!! *blush*

    I am in the same boat for culinary talents - I'd still be living off ramen noodles and hot pockets if not for my Ogre!!

  2. Thank you for the blog awards! I am honored. I will be following these instructions in the next few days too. This is great to discover great new blogs. Thank you so much.

  3. Thank you! And thank you for your sweet comments! I'm a water sign too, a Cancer. : )

  4. Thanks so much for the award! Are you sure about the sign you are?? Much controversy in the news about "signs" last week!
    So nice to hear that you are not a cook. That would make one too many talents for one person to have! You are talented enough!

  5. You so deserve this award.
    Thank you so much for passing the award on to me.
    And thank you for the sweet write up. You made my day :)

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