Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kreativ Blog award

My dear friend Olivia awarded me with the Kreativ Blogger award, thanks Olivia your friendship means the world to me. I am honored to receive this award.

So for part of this award I need to share 7 things you may not know about me. I've done this so many times that its hard to find things but I will give it a whirl.

1. In college I majored in Political Science although I wanted to major in Art. I was not one of those kids who drew all the time as a child. When I drew a picture it took me a long time to finish. I thought that made me not artist material so I didn't follow my dream. That was a big mistake.

2. I have written in journals on and off since I was a kid and didn't discover that I wanted to be a writer until I was in my late thirties. I spent the next 15 years reading about writing instead of getting down to actually doing it.

3. I like to have lots of time alone and at the same time I like to have lots of social interaction and activities.

4. When I was 21 I had friends who lived in a college town and they were renting a big house that had some extra rooms, they convinced me to move out of my parents house to a place 2.5 hours away. I never came back.

5. I lived for a year in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in  Houghton where it snows more than 300 inches a year. Since then I gauge winter in comparison to the one I spent where it really snows.

6. I love being by the ocean and its strange that I have never lived by one. I have seen both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. I wonder if its my Irish heritage that has me longing for the sea of my ancestors.

7. I really enjoy cooking when I am making desserts. I like to make cobblers. A favorite is to mix peach and blueberries together. So yummy.

Lastly, for the Kreativ Blogger award, you must pass it on to seven other bloggers.  I wanted to choose people that I have not chosen before. They are all women who inspire me in many ways. Here are the rules for the seven recipients:

1. Thank the person giving the award.
2. Copy the award to your blog.
3. Place a link to their blog.
4. Name seven things people don't know about you.
5. Nominate seven other bloggers who you admire.
6. Place a link to these bloggers.
7. Leave a comment on their blog notifying them of the award.

Gemma's Daybook    
My friend Linda at is one of the blogger on the list who I have met in person.  Her blog is full of creativity personal insight and wonderful art.

Dragonfly Reflections  I met Kelley when I attended the Writer's Spa in Taos, NM.  We were roommates and were delighted to find out we were both Art Journalers. Kelley's blog is honest and pure and full of wonderful ideas and art.

Everyday Possibilities 
Sherry is such a kind soul, I found her blog through Kim, the Queen of Arts. I love Sherry's art and her commitments to a better life.

Just Me and My Art  Jane is one of my glitter sister. We share a common art bond and have taken many classes together. I consider her my art sister.  In her blog Janet shares her daily journal pages and her journey as an artist. You'll be inspired if you visit her.

daisy yellow  
Tammy is from Texas and oh her blog is amazing. SHe does these incredible mandala's and many other wonderful tutorials and creative ideas.  I am always inspired when I visit her blog.  Its a riot of color.

Hanna is a an amazing creative artist from Sweden.  Currently hosting a post card swap.  She has some fantastic tutorials on her blog and always inpires me.

Art by Serena Serena I met when I did The Artist Way online.  She's from Australia and shares her life an art. She does beautiful drawings in her journal pages.  I wish I could draw so well.

Visit these ladies whenever you can, you will not be disappointed.
Have a creative day everyone


  1. Do you know what, I pride myself on my love of geography and have a pretty good knowledge of where most countries in the world are situated and their climates and terrain, but I struggle a bit on the States. I know where the biggies are NY, LA, Chicago etc.. but I hate to confess it, I don't know where Idaho is... Bad girl! I'm gonna go look it up now. I'm pretty certain I could spot Michigan (up top right? Great Lakes?). I'll post this before I check so I don't cheat! Let's guess Idaho too. Hmm, how about in the middle in the top half somewhere?

  2. OK, Michigan was spot on but I had Idaho roundabout where Missouri is! Back to the geography lessons for me ;)

  3. Thanks for the award, Kate. I found your list very interesting...your peach and blueberry cobbler sounds YUMMY!

  4. I enjoyed reading and learning more about you. Interesting stuff.

  5. Kate, it's evident why you were gifted this Kreativ award and I'm so touched and honoured by what you said about me and that you are passing this on to me.

    Reading through your 7 things I can see myself in just about all of them (except #s 1. 4 and 5) -- it's always nice to learn more about people -- some of these things we just don't ever seem to talk about on our blogs.

  6. Thank you Kate - I'm honored that you thought of me for this. I will never forget those first few minutes when we met in Taos and discovered we'd both brought art journals and supplies. We even sat on the patio one night and art journaled and, as I recall, discovered several other of the ladies that art journaled before the week was out. What a fun time that week was!!

    Love your list - so honest and heartfelt. Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. Kate, I'm sorry to be so late in responding. Life just got in the way of my blogging! Thank you so much for the award and for all the nice things you said. I look forward to taking many more classes with you and sharing art.

  8. Kate, Thank you for the award, and all of your sweet words! I will respond and pass on the kindness. And I'm thrilled that you liked the postcard and atc from Hanna's swap! ~ Tammy


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