Monday, April 16, 2007

Thinking Blogger...

People are spreading the love all over blogland with the Thinking Blogger award. Mary and Karin were each kind enough to acknowledge my own slice of blogland here at ArtsyMama with the award. Thanks ladies for the sweet comments and appreciation. This is how it works. Once acknowleged you are supposed to continue the meme by choosing 5 people to award, I decided to pick ten since I was chosen by two different people. Ok, this is virtually impossible to pick my “favorites”. I’m really not one to play favorites. So I got out my pack of vintage animal rummy cards that I found at an antique store in Seattle and decided to choose a blogger that went with each card. Ok ladies, now don’t take this too personally (the character comparisons) or read into it too much. This is just FOR FUN! Hehe. So here are 10 bloggers that inspire me:


Pretty Kitty- Heather hasn’t had her blog PresentPast for very long, but she continues to post eye candy that would make anyone swoon. Her photography and eye for design are impeccable. Thanks for all the gorgeousness!





Silly Goose- Love Lia’s ArtJunkGirl blog. She is so playful with her creativity and tells it like it is. Thanks for reminding all of us to let loose!





Sassy Squirrel- Laini Taylor is so absolutely sassy. She is an artist and author. That girl can do it all! Love hearing bits about her exciting life through her blog. So fascinating to get inside her brain for a bit.




Turned Turtle- I don’t even know what this means, but I pick Ulla at Ullabenulla because her blog helps turn my usual way thinking upside down. Love all the amazing art she shares and she sees things from such a wonderfully fresh perspective.






Wise Owl- Love the scrapbook pages/altered art pieces that Ashley Calder produces. Her style is so unedited and *present*. She inspires me like nobody else to just BE!








Wooly Lamb- This made me think of Stephanie at Little Birds Handmade. Her wonderful use of so many different medias is so inspiring. She could literally take the wool off a lamb and turn it into something amazing. Her fabric pieces are divine. Love her style!





Slick Chick- Bonnie is one slick lady (in the nicest sense)! She reminds me to stop and smell the flowers each and every day. Love her attitude and the way she makes me think.






Sly Fox- Patty Van Dorin comes to mind because she is so sly with using such interesting techniques and supplies in her work. She transforms those objects and comes up with the most stunning work!!



Funny Bunny- I chose the one and only Anahata for this. Not that I find her blog hysterical or anything…it’s just SO her!! Her style is amazingly full of life and vibrancy.






Brown mouse- Tricia Scott is my pick for this. Her blog is so reflective and enduring. Not sure how this makes her a brown mouse. Her blog and her art are just lovely and from the heart.

So that’s it! Really, thank you all for the wonderful inspiration you provide. This blogging community is absolutely amazing!
Cheers!



23 comments:

Jeanne said...

Welcome to the Club! We nominated some of the same bloggers - great minds think alike!

Lilli said...

What a cute way of acknowledging those blogs. Very sweet and fun :)

Laini Taylor said...

Hi Kari & thank you for including me!!! Those cards are so cute -- I love them! LOTS of cute stuff on your blog!

Laume said...

Oh!My!Gawd! I had these cards! When i was a little girl, i had these cards! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed clicking on in and being surprised by seeing these images again. Thank you!

Oh. And I'll be sure to go check out all the nominated blogs too.

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Your blog is fabulous-congrats!!! I can't wait to peek at some of these blogs you have listed-it seems like no matter how many you read there are always so many more fab ones that you need to know about!!! xo-Mel

Lori said...

Kari, I love this post!! I found some blogs courtesy of this post that I had never heard of before. Of course now my bookmarked favorites list is waaayyy too long!! I'm sure I'll adjust. THANKS!!

Tricia Scott said...

yes, i love the cards too!and only you would come up with such a clever way of nominating blogs! you are quite an amazing lady, kari. i know i have said this before but i feel very lucky to have found your blog. you are such an inspiration to many.
thank you for the nomination.
:)
hugs,

BonnieRose said...

Thank you for the award.. big hugs, this shud be fun! hugs so.. I'm a slick chick huh? way cool.. thks Kari!

Felicia said...

I look forward to visiting their blogs.

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

thanks for sharing some great links! lots of them are already daily reads of mine... can't wait to check out the others!

Ulla said...

Oh wow! How wonderful! I am totally honored... You are so sweet - do I really point things in a 'turned around perspective"? how fun... now I will have to continue the game...

PresentPast Collection said...

Thanks so much for the Pretty Kitty nomination! The vintage card images are adorable! I feel honored to be a Kitty! So sweet of you!
Fondly, Heather

Cheryl said...

Oh my GOD!! I had those cards when I was little. I can't tell you what I felt when I opened your blog this morning...what memories. Now I want to run out and find some.

Allotment Lady said...

I don't know how I found you - blog hopping - but I am so glad I did - have now bookmarked you so that I can pay you a visit again soon.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Kari, leave it to you to have the most darling way of acknowledging the blogs that inspire you!
YOU inspire me. Lidy

Nerissa said...

This was so cute. Thanks for sharing. I'll have a fun time looking at some of these blogs. It's always fun to look at "new" ones I've never seen.
Nerissa

Sadie Olive said...

Great links, and such a beautiful blog you have!

Ashley said...

Those cards are so cute! Thank you so much for including me :) :)



Ashley

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ITS A FRONT PORCH PARTY!

IT'S A FRONT PORCH PARTY!
I am going to have a front porch party on the morning of April 30th.
so come on over and sat a spell.
bring your mountain dew ,coffee or what ever,cracker pie or anything else even art work. Just bring y'alls selvs.
ALL Y'ALL HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT TO THIS POST BETWEEN TONIGHT AND BY 8 A.M ON THE 30TH AND I WILL DRAW A NAME ON THE 30TH AND THE WINNER WILL GET A FREE PAINTING OF CHOISE.
TITLES Y'ALL CAN CHOOSE FROM ARE ON MY EARLY POST A FEW WAYS DOWN POST THAT SHOWS ALL MY WORK.
IT WILL BE A 11"X 8" SO LEAVE THEM COMMENTS SWEETPEAS.
FOR EVERY 50 DIFFERENT COMMENTS EACH A DIFFERENT PERSON/BLOGGER THERE WILL BE A WINNER UP TO 200 COMMENTS.. LETS GET READY FOR A PARTY DARLINGS.

The drawing will be right after I have my meds,see to my auggie and tucker and my garden.

stephanie said...

congrats! to you and all the lovely blogs!!

Twinkle Pink said...

I love your idea of putting a cute card to represent individual blogs and its a great way of finding out about new ones.

You are a great source of information, great blog!

best wishes Ginny

lia said...

this totally cracked me up! you are too funny. I think you are right on the money though and very cute cards! I'm also drooling over all the may baskets and your AB pics...I think my eyes need to go on a diet now! xo :) ~Lia