Naomi Baltuck of Writing Between the Lines has nominated me for the 2012 Blog of the Year Award! Apparently, this is an award which can be conferred multiple times. I think Naomi has gotten nominated 7 times in the year she’s been blogging. I’ve been blogging for a year and one third, and this is my first star. Naomi is a published author and professional storyteller. How cool is that?! Her blog is a delightful place where family, food, twinkly lights, travel adventures and costumes all blend into a magic world of pictures and words that reminds me that the real world is actually that enchanted kingdom where our dreams come true. In her Blog of the Year post, she cites a list of nominations that is currently serving as my map to blog exploration. I have already discovered a poet to follow from her recommendations, and I’m looking forward to that enrichment!
To read more about this award, click here.
I just nominated a few bloggers for The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, but I follow another whom I will nominate for this award: Elena Caravela. Elena is an artist who shares her imagination in the form of sketches, watercolors, photographs, oils, and digital blends of all these techniques. I am awed at her skills and humbled by her collaborative spirit. When I write stories and poems for children (which I plan to submit for publishing as part of a New Year’s goal), I imagine her illustrating them because she is all about encouraging the artistic talents of others (see her blog & book: Portrait of a Girl and Her Art).
So, blog on! all you artistic, creative souls out there. “We are made of star stuff.” – Carl Sagan