Friday, 20 March 2009

Another Blog Award!

Yay! Lucky me! I'd like to say a big big thank you to Kathy for awarding me the Kreativ Blogger award!

This was such a huge surprise for me, especially as I know that Kathy has looked at so many blogs recently, being involved with the One World, One Heart giveaway for 2009. So to be picked out of all of those is amazing!

According to the rules, I think I am supposed to list 7 things that inspire me, and then pass the award on to 3 other inspiring bloggers. So here goes...

1. I'm really inspired by nature at the moment. I've been watching lots of wildlife programs and I am just in awe of the beauty and intelligence that surrounds us. Well, not so much "surrounds" us, because a lot of it is on the bottom of the ocean or in far away lands, but you get my point!

2. Other bloggers are amazingly inspiring! There is so much beautiful art to see of all mediums, but what I love about bloggers is that you often get to see the work in progress, which inspires me to want to try their methods.

3. I find being creative is inspiring in itself. Some times I find it hard to get going, but once I do it's so hard to stop! When things go well I get a real buzz and I just want to keep creating.

4. Dare I say it? Bad art inspires me. I know really that no art is "bad", but sometimes I see mass produced ceramic pieces being sold and I think "That's rubbish, I could make something better than that". This happened quite a lot when I was looking online for images of polar bears.

5. This might sound strange, but archaeological finds inspire me. Not old pots and things like that, but mummified remains and human bones. It always makes me think "I want to make that!". One day I will.

6. I know I have already mentioned other bloggers, but I have to specifically mention Philippa, because if I hadn't come across her blog I don't know if I would even be on this journey. When I saw Philippa's work I was moved by art for the first time in my life, and was inspired to create for the first time in 19 years.

7. Umm... I'm not sure if I can think of anything else. I've mentioned life, death; good art, bad art; doing and seeing. The sky often makes me want to paint, but I know I'm not that good at it, and that probably comes under #1 anyway. Apart from that I don't think colour in itself inspires me. Music just makes me want to sing and dance. And I don't find the great artists of old half as inspiring as modern day artists who I can converse with personally. So I suppose that's it.

Next, I get to list other inspiring people to pass on the Kreativ Blogger Award to. Oh my goodness, there are so many!

Obviously I will start with Philippa, who reminded me of the purpose of being creative.

I have to name Mimilove because this lady actually makes me want to paint in water colour! Can you believe that?

Cynthia completely inspired me to hand build my own mugs, and decorate them with lino cutting.

Leanne opened my eyes to the world of coiling, and now I don't think I will ever look back!

And Mona really makes me want to draw animals - in colour even!

I could go on and on - let's face it, if I link to you then I obviously find you inspiring! I definitely look forward to reading what other people find inspiring.

In other news:

My polar bear is finished, but I haven't even had time to scratch me bum this week, so no photo's yet!

Since Leanne brought me that Reeses bar I keep craving them! My sister bought me a peanut butter Kit Kat, but let me tell you, it was lame in comparison!


Leanne Pizio said...

Thank you so much Linda!
You are quite inspiring yourself with your undaunted spirit and sweet nature.
Can we see the polar bear? can we see it...please?
I can barely wait!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the award, Linda! And for the little peak into your inspirations too...

Awe - too sweet to pass it on to me too.♥

Undaunted said...

Thank you Leanne!

Yes, I have photo's now, although they're not that good! I shall be posting them shortly.

Thank you Cynthia! Ooh, I love that little heart! How did you do that?

Kathy L said...

Can't wait to visit these blogs. Keep up the good work...I love to view your art!


Undaunted said...

Thank you Kathy! Have fun looking at the other blogs!