I’m a creative, experienced, multi-purpose artist and art director
who can take projects start to finish in a variety of styles.

Good designs sell –
my designs sell out!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

My first blogging award! Thanks Michele! You can see her blog at Mushroom Tender. She does some great posts, so I'm thrilled to be included on her list.

As part of the award, I'm supposed to say 7 things about myself...

1. My favorite color is red, followed in descending order by green, blue, purple, orange. I really kind of hate yellow.
2. I'm third of 7 kids. Yeah, 7. I wasn't consulted in the family planning.
3. My great aunt was an artist too.
4. I love dogs, especially my little mutt Penny.
5. I enjoy learning new things, and studying things with my niece.
6. I love water sounds -- as long as it doesn't have anything to do with faulty plumbing.
7. I really want people to buy bath tissue made out of recycled paper to save old growth forests!

Michele already claimed some of my favorite blogs, so check out her site to see her recommendations. Part of the fun of getting this award is that I can spread it around to 15 others, so check out these sites...

Ces & Her Dishes
Curious Art
Richard Ewing
Andrew Finnie
Jack Foster
Patti Gay
Susan Sorrell Hill
Jane's Journal
Debra Keirce
Land of Whimsy
Tony LaRocca
Rand MacIvor
Nancy Bea Miller
James Swanson


  1. Hey Linda, thank you very much!
    You have great taste and style I see and am honoured to be in such company!

    Looking forward to checking those blogs you recommended!

    see you :)

  2. Thank you very much! I am so happy because I discovered some amazing artists in your list! OMG! I just found and love Curious Art. Thank you!!!

  3. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! You are absolutely terrific! I just went through your catalog and I am so beside myself. Your flies! OMG! OMG! Be still my heart. Do you sell prints through Etsy or anywhere?

  4. OH, again, I always thought you are a terrific artist but I was wrong. You are absolutely most fabulous and wonderful. I love it when I see pure talent! Okay, now I need to calm down and get some sleep.

  5. Oh goodness. My heart is palpitating. Good night.

  6. Michele did the right thing to award your blog.

  7. Congrats Linda and very well deserved, I so enjoy your blog both for the artwork and your writing. Many thanks for also passing it on to me. I loved reading your random 7....who would have thought you are one of 7....busy parents eh-LOL. Take care,
    Jane x

  8. Congratulations! And Thank You Linda!!!

  9. Congratulations ! Yay for you!!! xo - heather

  10. Congratulations and thank you Linda! I enjoyed your list very much. Feel same about the tp!

  11. Thanks everybody!! Spread the love! The only bad thing about this was that I couldn't put everyone on my list that I like. Maybe someone will give me another award sometime and I can fill out my gratitude with my other blogging friends.

    @Ces, I think I'm in love with you! You are excellent for my ego!! I haven't done Etsy yet. If people want to buy things, they can contact me directly. I keep thinking of opening a spot there though. Maybe I will?

    @Nancy, If we both work to get people on our side about the tp, maybe someday this won't be an issue any more?

    @Jane, 7 kids, and only one other is an artist. Not so sure what that says about genetics and artistic abilities :)

  12. Hi Linda! I was happy to share the "Stylish Blogger" award with you! You deserve it, for sure! I see some familiar blogs on your list- and will have fun visiting the new ones!
    P.S. It's great to learn more about you! We're both 3rd kids from large families,(as they often used to make 'em, back in those days). Look forward to discovering more as I follow your blog! :o)

  13. Congratulations Linda!! And Thanks so much!! I look forward to checking out your picks :)

  14. Thank you so much, Linda! What an honor!

  15. Thanks Mary Lou and Leah! Well deserved!

    @Michele, Obviously 3rd children are the best! Thanks for giving me a chance to spread the love around. Blogging can be such a happy experience :)

  16. Congrats Linda, and thanks for the mention!

  17. Thank you so much for the award Linda! You really deserve it! In a short time you have catapulted to the top of the creative blogosphere! The marriage of your great stories and terrific artwork is a matchless. Thanks again!

  18. Thanks so much for including me in your award list... I'm very flattered you think so highly of my work.
    And congratulations are in order for you as well. Well deserved.
    Thank you.

  19. Thanks Jack and Richard! You both deserve awards too. Glad to spread the happiness around :)