Friday, May 1, 2009

A May Day Bouquet...

...of well wishes...
snail mail...
and delightful little bits of recognition.
I am so deeply touched by your kind words and sweet wishes
and am
so very thankful that you enjoy...what I love to do!
Today...My heart simply swells with smiles!

First of all...a cactus ATC!!!...from Lolo...
It arrived "Snail Mail" style today...this was a fave of mine!
LOVE it!
(...also, see the beautiful award Lolo designed further down on this page.)

This was received from Texas...
via email...just today also...
and now passed along to each of you who pop in for a visit
everyday...or every now and then.
Pass on the love! :)

This was received from California.
Laurel is a brilliant writer and a deeply soulful artist.
Her pieces are always a treat for me to see...
filled with imagination and uniqueness.
The marriage of her words and her brushstrokes take my breath away.
I feel good about the world around me each time I visit her.
Laurel not only designed this beautiful award
but who also wrote these heartfelt descriptors
gracing it:
"This award goes to fellow bloggers who visit frequently
and raise my spirits with their kind words of encouragement,

their beautiful images
and their wonderful outlook on life.
They make blogging a positive experience
continue to make my life richer."
Please feel free to pass this award along to your friends.
Thanks to all of you who raise me up! xox
you know this means the world to me! :)

This was received from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
If ever you wanted to do a bit of armchair travelling...
visit Caroline.
You will be in for a big treat.
Her posts are filled with exotic photographs and beautiful artwork.
I love stopping by regularly
and seeing what she is doing in her little corner of the world.
She is amazing!

This beautiful award was created and designed by the talented Peter Breese.
So, in the true spirit of the award
I pass this on to each of you "even keeled" friends
who through thick or thin
always seem to artistically cheer me on
to do my best
and have joy in my heart.
if you are reading this...that means YOU!!!
Thank you all for sharing your art/photography/writing
and being such an inspiration!

Finally, this was received from Rhonda in Kentucky...
An amazing and talented artist
whose blog is filled to the brim with glorious artistic expression.
Her photography always interesting and engaging...
Her paintbrush an extension of her heart.
Her words lift one up.
I feel I always learn something new about our craft
when I visit her.

The actual "guidelines" for this award are
to list seven things
one is passionate about
and then
to pass this award on to seven others.
Tonight...I am gently tweaking the rules a bit...
my intentions in doing so are
to simply spread the joy I felt in receiving this
and pass this on
to those of you who also deeply love what you artistically do...
To those of you
who live your artistic life
with passion
and who, like Rhonda, paint it with the colors of your soul.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

You also write the most beautiful words to go with your art or just expressing yourself. Your art takes off where your words begin to fade... marvelous.

MuseSwings said...

A bouquet of awards and pictures for May Day! How beautiful! Congratulations to you!

Julie said...

Hi Margaret! Hope you are feeling better! Congrats on all the awards (you much deserve)! Lolo is so sweet and thoughtful, I tell ya! Beautiful.

studio lolo said...

It almost makes kidney stones worth it eh Margaret?!

These awards come to you because you give so much back to us. You truly fit the description of my award to a tee. Thanks for all you do!

And I hope you're feeling so much better!

Teri C said...

You are well loved in the world of blogging! All your 'wishes' are just beautiful.

Hope you are feeling better phsically. We know the mental is intact with all this beauty.

Lynn said...

Love the rewards...of awards...
enjoy your weekend.

3rdEyeMuse said...

look at all that LOVE and ADMIRATION!! wonderful. truly wonderful. :)

Claire M said...

Congratulations for all the awards you've received to recognize your special gifts. Many of my days has been brightened after visiting your blog. Thank you for coloring my days a little brighter!