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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Theresa nominated me for Brillante Weblog!

award.jpgWOW, thanks Theresa Rankin for voting my weblog one of your favorites! This is SO much fun. Check out her paintings...they are top shelf. She just got back from the Richard Schmid annual art auction that raises tons of money for his favorite charity. Her paintings go for top dollar, and Richard invited her to attend the kick-off event in Colorado this year. Gosh, Richard is one of the great masters...and Theresa is on her path to be one too.
As the rules go I must pass this award to 7 other blogs that inspire me also and whom I view on a regular basis because of their painting ability, content, support and general information. Thank you again, Theresa for nominating me. I'm smilin'!

Sue Smith for her blog Ancient Artist: Developing an art career after 50 . OK, I don't know any artists who are ancient because art keeps us young. But Sue's blog is one I subscribe to and always enjoy. When too tired to be in the studio, and no new art magazines to read, Sue's articles fit the bill.

Durinda Cheek, one of my new buds I met through Kippy in France is a fabulously energetic en plein air painter who loves to travel. Her excitement helps me see 'the painting' in an ordinary walk (yeah, ok, it was ordinary Fontaine-Fourches, France between meals). I learned tons from the few days i overlapped the ending of my trip and the beginning of hers. European and Southern paintings by Durinda: Durinda's Art News and Views

Dianne Mize: Bagatelles and Meanderings...Not sure where i came across Dianne's blog, but I've been a subscriber for quite awhile. She also has another on composition. Her writing led me to Empty Easel, a wealth of information for artists.

Linda Blondheim Art Notes: Process-Travels-Food for her variety of tips, work-in-progress photos and recipes! Seems creatives do all sorts of things to keep the juices flowing.

Robin Maria Pedrero: Pocketful of Colors. Astounding articles and great in progress paintings. 

One of my first blogs, by Cynthia was an accidental stumbleupon! She is a writer creative and coach...anyway, I fell in love with her travel shrines she makes out of 'found' boxes. So, when in France last time I found 4 antique matchboxes that came home gently home with me for future travel shrines. Thanks Cynthia!

And, of course, the granddaddy of all blogs...Robert Genn, Painter's Keys. Robert started his newsletter way before weblogs got so popular. His site maintains one of the most comprehensive listings of artists, art quotes, and gives everyone an opportunity to have a listing on his site. His letters are saved for close reading...I always read his letters. I've even had work featured in one of his letters, you can search for Vicki Ross on his site and see it!

Rules of Acceptance:

1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add a link the the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
6. Participation is entirely voluntary (of course!).
7. Have fun...honoring the bloggers who inspire you regularly.


Robin Maria Pedrero said...

Well Thank you! I am going to come back later and follow up with the details of acceptance. I was just checking email to see if my gallery received my shipment and this delightful comment and award popped up from you.

You are right about posting in progress work and perceptions and fears. I have had a difficult time moving quickly in to the piece today fearful I might move in the wrong direction. So feel the fear and do it anyway is my motto.

Thanks again!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

I just finished, hopefully, a commission portrait of a couple...didn't want to send in-progress photos because there were some stages they barely looked human, let alone a likeness! Always enjoy your postings! It takes a bit of time to do your awarding, but it is amazing how many new sites I've been introduced to.

Erika Nelson said...

Congrats to your recipients Vicki and especially to you! Totally well deserved my dear!

I had listed and published my awardees before I could remember Robert Genn shame on me!

Durinda Cheek said...

Hey Vick- thanks for the award! I have enjoyed keeping up with things in Rogers, Ark too since our "contamination" in France this summer. :D

Happy Painting!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

erika: this award makes us network...and of course, I couldn't use you or Theresa. We are so lucky in this day and time to have a means of staying in touch with each other via internet! Not even I could talk on the phone enough to stay in touch with everyone.

'Rinda...'contamination' is right. Kippy told me to let you find your own opinion of La Bonne Etoile...and to not contaminate you with my opinions! She wanted you to like it there without me influening you to my views. Talked with another past kippy/workshop groupie last night for a l-o-n-g time...Candy Day! She was contaminated too!