Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

I am honored to announce that Mamie Smith of Artistic Imaginings, nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!  I’m thrilled and can’t thank her enough – wow.  Mamie is one of those beloved souls who loves living her life through art – her blog is a special place.  Please take a moment to visit her blog.

Here are the requirements for the award:

~Link back to the blogger who nominated you.

~Nominate 15 bloggers.

~Share 7 facts about yourself.

The following are 15 bloggers I’ve nominated for this wonderful award – please take a moment to visit their blog, you’ll see why they made my list of nominees:

1.  Violet at was the most pleasant find recently.  Her blog displays some amazing art – I’m captivated and have only just started to explore her postings.

2.  Tamara at is an oil pastel artist, whose work I’ve come to admire.  She has an extraordinary ability to capture her children (cute, as you’ll see) and others in her life that have significant meaning.  Tamara’s paintings give you a beautiful view into her life.

3. you can’t help but love the gorgeous images of Exiled’s flowers – wow, in one word.

4.  Seedbud at where you’ll see how imagination meets poetry in her eyes.  Simply amazing talent!

5.  Cheryl at amazing talent for illustrations, stories and poetry.  With 5,000+ followers we know why her blog is so popular.  If you haven’t explored this blog be sure too, it’s a great place to spend some quality time.

6.  Carol at  Carol describes herself as an urban sketcher and believe me, her sketches are an amazing view of the world around her.

7.  Calee at has an amazing talent for taking shots at just the right moment.  You’ll love her images.

8.  Alana at has a fascinating blog that showcases all her art, some pieces she does as projects with her friend Bec.  You’ll like her postings – I think her work is beautiful.

9.  Deb at is an extraordinary artist – whose paintings I’ve admired since starting my blog.  Her paintings are beautifully done, you’ll enjoy I’m sure.

10.  Nancy at I just came across a mixed media artist, who has an amazing talent for showcasing ordinary things, like leaves!  Her work is beautiful and interesting.

11.  Bryan at has a great blog that provides many useful tips and how to draw using oil pastels.  He has a nice body of work that I’ve only just started exploring.

12. another new discovery for me and I love the site.  The artist explores different mediums, has many interests like illustrations.  Her latest posting was done with Ink & Paint and it’s beautiful!  The artist is extremely talented with work that’s very engaging.

13.  Chris at has the most interesting blog showcasing gorgeous paintings using watercolors.  What I really like about the site is it’s all about color – with some amazing posts on the topic.

14.  Vickie at has painted some amazing scenes of the sea.  This blog is new to me, but one that has captured my attention.  I’ll be sure to check back often.

15.  Jackie at is a fabulous writer.  Her blog, “whispers from the heart to inspire the soul” is a collection of her writings that are lovely and touching.  It’s a wonderful place to get lost in someone’s words – I’m excited to go on the ride and experience her world.  I think you’ll be as well.

Seven facts about me:

1.   Dove chocolates are the best, I could eat them morning, noon and night.

2.  Tornado’s scare me, including the entire time the weatherman  warns it’s coming!

3.  I cherish old friends; they are a gift that keeps on giving.

4.  Seeing the world through a photographers lens, is fascinating.  I like finding what caught their attention.

5.  Long walks are fun and exhausting, I love them.

6.  I’m not a shopper, but I love to browse Home Depot and Lowe’s.

7.  I love spent roses, the older and more withered, the better.  I find the petals take on more interesting colors the older they get.

About Mary

Oil Pastelist
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17 Responses to Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

  1. exiledprospero says:

    Mary, i am very pleased that you find my blog inspiring. In truth, i was attracted to your pages because i like people who are passionate about what they do–that’s what inspires me. And so the good news is that we have established mutual admiration. The bad news, and there’s always something lurking in the penumbra, is that i’m afraid i’m not very good at receiving awards.

    The basic problem is that it would be hard for me to find fifteen blogs such as yours. Many blogs i’ve seen are well-established and have received every award imaginable. Others simply don’t accept awards. It’s all very complicated.

    i hope that you accept my convoluted reasoning. Instead of offering you an olive branch for my intransigence on the matter of awards, i offer you a rose. And yes, this is a sly reminder that you have (practically) promised to paint a rose bouquet for me. Your landscapes are wonderful and i know that your roses will be too.

    • Mary says:

      Thank you for your comments and I do understand your position, I’m not in disagreement. I look forward to seeing more of your images and hope others take an opportunity to do the same, they are extraordinary. Mary

  2. P.S. I’m looking forward to taking some time to visit these websites, thank you! xo

    • Mary says:

      Hi Jackie: Thank you so much and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the blogs, there are some incredibly talented folks who inspire me. Congratulations and looking forward to reading more of your posts. Mary

  3. Mary – thank you so much for passing the award along. I love long walks myself, Dove chocolates ARE the best…and you’re so right with what you said about beautiful photographs. They become an intimate look into someone’s heart, beliefs, inner truth. Art, of any kind, gives us a glimpse of the ‘sacred’ present in the artist. Lovely…so glad to be connected with you, my friend. Much love…xoxoxoxo

  4. violetski says:

    Congratulations Mary and thank you sooooo much for nominating me! I really appreciate ❤

  5. Carol King says:

    Hi Mary, thank you very much for the nomination! I really appreciate it! I enjoyed reading the seven things about you.

  6. Marilyn G Russell, Allied ASID says:

    Congratulations on your award Mary!!

  7. Healthy A-Z says:

    Congratulations! I totally agree that you are very inspiring!! Hmmmm,browsing Home Depot and Lowe’s? If that’s where you’re taking your long walks, no wonder they are exhausting. Just teasing!

    You’ve nominated some very talent people! I enjoyed visiting their blogs/websites. I really got lost in time visiting them. Inspiring and beautiful! You choose the best food for the soul!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks so much Cyndi! Don’t you just love all the nominees blogs – they are great.

      I was just starting my next painting, a seascape and this one is an exciting scene. Thanks again, Mary

  8. Congrats Mary, and thanks so much for the nomination!! Very kind! ❤

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