Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hip Hop

Happy Easter Bunny Day! It's that time of year when our house smells like Apple Cider Vinegar the day before Easter (from egg coloring), and Honey Glaze Spiral Ham the day of Easter! All quite Pagan I suppose. Each year I have a hard time throwing out the beautiful egg dye colors we mix. I know as an artist I should have had other creative projects lined up to use the dye for after the eggs were done, but I didn't... I don't recall ever being that on top of it. Getting the eggs, supplies, dinner, baskets, chocolate, etc. usually has been my limit! The artmaking comes from the joy of feeling a crayon melt smoothly on the still warm hard boiled egg before getting to choose the deepest most brilliant color of dye that will coat it.

An Easter Bunny Day surprise was left for me by Linda from Blue Starr Gallery! Artmaking in the North was chosen for the Kreativ Blogger Award! Thank you Linda. The rules are that I am to pass the Kreativ Blogger award on to five other Blogs I feel are deserving -which will be difficult to choose only five. One of my favorite things about Blogging is making random, surprise Blog connections through other people's Blog Rolls. I also appreciate people who Blog regularly, a least a couple of times each week. Though I don't formally "Follow" any Blogs, I do read several each day to get the inspirational side of my brain warmed 
up. With so many talented people out there in the Universe, my laptop has provided a wonderful secret portal into many creative studios. So... without further ado here are my 5 choices;

*To a fellow Alaskan Artist, I first choose Anji Gallanos of On Ruby's Hill She has many, many followers, she is talented, she is honest, she is inspiring, she is creative, she is sharing & giving and her Blog always manages to cheer me up, even when I didn't think I need it.

*Whitney Smith of This Artist's Life
Her talent as a potter keeps me inspired but it's her honesty about what it takes to be a full time professional artist that is always soooo true to heart. I hope to some day be as honest in my Blog about the trails and tribulations as a professional artist, as she is able to be. 

*Geninne of Geninne's Art Blog is simply lovely.
Her illustrations and images of her workplace are sunny, artful and always radiate luscious colors. The drawings of her birds are happy and make me want to break out my watercolors and paint in the mid day sun every time I read her Blog!

*Judy Coates Perez is a Mixed Media Artist who has inspired many people through her designs, illustrations and processes. She has been recognized by many professional publications and her Blog is called Painted Threads. This is one of those Blogs I like to read because I always find other artists in other mediums sharing their talent through the www. Judy's illustrations on fabric have even inspired me to create sculptural clay pieces.

*Teesha Moore of Teeshas Circus.
Just take one look at her work and her Blog...  How does one person have this much creative energy?! This is another Blog I like to find those surprise connections through. 


Anonymous said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


cindy shake said...

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Whitney Smith said...

Hi Cindy,

Thank you for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger Award, you must think I'm terribly rude for not acknowledging this sooner! I appreciate the kind words and your comments, you're the person I"m writing for. And your work is fabulous!

P.S. You can remove spam comments!