Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Thinking Blogger Award
I was tagged and awarded the "Thinking Blogger Award" by the wonderful, Ruby who is a fabulous woman that blogs out of Malaysia. I find her very uplifting and full of life. Thank you, Ruby for the award ;)
Now, I am to select 5 bloggers whom I feel deserve this award. It's hard to choose, but I just let them come to me, not 'thinking' too much about it as many bloggers make me think! For those awarded - see the participation rules at the end of this post.
Studio Lolo (Laurel) blogs out of Pacific Grove, CA. She is a fantastic artist who inspires me on many levels. The incredible paintings she posts for Illustration Friday are always moving, but she also includes heart-felt stories to go with her paintings. She is a retired veterinary technician and her love for animals is quite evident. I'd say she's a advocate for animal rights and has a heart of gold. Thank you, Laurel for all your kindness you share with us. "Replenishing Her Spirit" is the piece that really drew me to her.
Steve shares beautiful photos from New York City. I connected with his images immediately. His sensitivity to light drew me in and upon further investigation, I learned we have much in common; we both are attracted to Zen Buddhism, he doesn't watch TV, he has a concern for the well-being of others and I imagine he 'walks softly on the earth', giving our mother earth consideration. This is quite evident in his gorgeous photographs. I am always moved by his posts. Thank you, Steve, for your inspiration. This is the photo that caught my eye upon my first visit to his blog.
Lyrically Yours (Cathy Delaleu) is a moving and gifted writer out of New York City. Her way with words is breathtaking and her style is woven in sensuality. She recently published her book of poetry, "Wrapping Thoughts Beneath Emotive Rain". In addition to enjoying Cathy's poetry, I look forward to her down-home gratitude list. She makes me smile, cry and want to embrace myself and the world with such honesty and care she brings to fellow bloggers. Thank you, Cathy for taking me deeper into myself.
Cergie (Lucie) shows her lovely images from Cergy le Haut: Val d'Oise-Ile de France :France. I love exploring France through her blog. She has an incredible eye and I find her photos very intriguing. She shares interesting tidbits about her culture in her comments on my posts, so I am always learning from her. I admire her for posting in two languages! Lucie is very spirited and she brings joy to my life. Thank you, Cergie...Lucie. ;) This is the photo that caused me to pause and find out more about her.
Layla (aka Barbara) comes out of S. California and has several blogs. I found her at Gone But Not Forgotten, a cool blog dedicated to rock musicians that have died between 1969 and the present. Her love for classic rock goes deep. She took me back to my youth. Later I discovered her blog Writing From the Inside Out, that is filled with fun, thoughtful posts prompting questions which provoke one to express from the inside out. It's evident, her concern for others and our struggle through life. Barbara I find refreshing, thank you.
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.
Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking!