Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thinking Blogger Award

A little while back I was honored to be nominated for a Thinking Blogger Award by . I was surprised that my art could move people. I started contributing to Illustration Friday to give myself a creative kick in the pants, but so much more has come from the experience. I'm thrilled to have stumbled upon it and so many creative folks who share my passion. As part of my award, I'm supposed to nominate 5 people who's blogs inspire me to think. This is hard to narrow it down to five, but here they are in no particular order.(I'm sorry I don't know how to link them.)

Neilornstein: His rich paintings make me reach into the deep recesses of my mind. There's always a glimmer of light in a dark scene that draws me near. I'm always moved by his work.

Hardwax: Miri moves me along the same lines. Her work just draws me in and makes me go deep even if it makes me uncomfortable. I always come away feeling priveleged to be part of her art experience.

Quiet Storm: Nobody can draw like this guy. I'm left breathless with each post I come across. He makes graphite sing about having a purpose!

Ascender Rises Above: Not only does she post beautiful and thought-provoking images, but she always chooses a piece of literature or poetry to absolutely nail the entry. I never come away from reading her posts without saying "WHOA!"

Get Zapped: I have to give the award to the awarder! She gives us all a place to get centered in this crazy world. Her daily postings inspire and move me to a greater place than where I began. She's a breath of fresh air in a polluted world and reminds us that we can all be a part of the solution. Thank you Michelle.

I'm sorry to have left out so many more that inspire me. I thank each and every one of you who contribute to this experience for me. You've made me better in so many ways! I'll see you down the road.


  1. You were surprised? Your art inspires me. I especially liked the painting of the woman in the ocean, as well as the Wall Flower series.

  2. Thanks, Bluerose. I enjoy your art very much as well. The woman in the water sold last month, and I hope to continue to get more wallflowers done for a show. I also sold "Replenishing Her Spirit" last week. It's kind of saying so long to a friend, but it makes me happy to see others enjoy my art. Thanks again for all of the nice comments you've left. Peace, Laurel

  3. Laurel, I've just seem in the comments on my "Camouflage" post, you have nominated me for the "Thinking Blogger Award". I'm honored by the award, and honored that the marvelous Studiololo has awarded it to me, that makes it all the more special.
    I will give this attention soon, although as you found, it is difficult to pick five.

  4. Studio Lolo; I havent forgotten about you!!
    I was awarded the thinking blog last month by another kind soul; so I didn't complete it this time. I did, however, Blogtip you this morning. You don't have to do anything in return on a blogtip - it is simply tipping your hat to another blogger. Take a peek and let me know what you think.

  5. Hardwax, it was easy to pick you!

    Ascender, thank you! I'll check it out!

  6. all they said are true...this is my first time to pass by your site and i already knwo im coming back...frequently :)