Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Stylish Blogger Award...... and the winners are......

Laure Ferlita, on her Painted Thoughts Blog, honored me and surprised me with the "Stylish Blogger Award!" Laure lives in Florida and is a very talented watercolor artiest and enjoys sharing her knowledge on her blog as well as with her imaginary watercolor trips (painting classes online). Please stop by and check her out.  Thank you, Laure!
As you may or may not know, (I didn't know) these awards always come with a "to-do" list and this one includes linking back to the giver, listing 7 things you don't know about me and passing the award on to others. 
Here are 7 things you don't know about me (do you really care?  I am going to pretend you do).
  1. I love salt!  I am a salt snob.  My dining table has little bowls of red, black, green salts from around the world.  Some are Hawaiian volcanic salts, some are colored with bamboo leaf extracts.  But my favorite salt is the French, Fleur de sel, which is the hand harvested "flower" of the salt crystal.
  2. I planned a watercolor painting trip in 2009 to Provence, France and it was a wonderful trip.  Everyone loved the hotel, the painting, the wine, the camaraderie.... The worse thing that happened, happened to me.  My purse was stolen with lots of money, my passport, my credit cards and basically any way of paying for all the things I was responsible for as well as all my identity.  This happened the day the students arrived!
  3. I was almost kidnapped when living in Greece in the early 1960s.  While playing outside, a man drove up on a motorcycle and offered me a ride.  I really wanted to go!  I told him that I had to go ask my mom and when she came out he was gone.  
  4. I never took an art class until I was in my 30s.
  5. My first art class was a watercolor class.  I just wanted to paint.  If I had known you had to draw something first, I never would have taken that class.  
  6. I was born in Japan.
  7. My husband doesn't know I blog.
Well enough about me!  Here is the exciting part.  I am passing this award to the following wonderful blogs:
A wonderful and noble blog about return vintage photos to their families
Stunning and inspiring watercolor journals 
Everything Provence!  Beautiful and full of interesting information about Provence
Beautiful art, beautiful blog
A great writer, fun to read, and she has a Jack Russell
Amazing drawings, great journals
Art journaling to the max!  Full of energy and excitement.  She makes fabulous letter stamps too.
Very painterly watercolors, fun read
Great examples of watercolor journals and fun drawings
To recipients of the Stylish Blogger Award:
1. add the award picture to your blog
2. thank and link back to the person who awarded it to you
3. share seven (7) things about yourself
4. pass this award up to 15 other creative bloggers


Laure Ferlita said...

My pleasure, Jacqueline! It's always fun to share awards with others who blog!

And yes, we do care! It's fun to get to know more about others we chat with every day! Love the new look to the blog—what fun you're having.

Julie Mautner said...

Hi and thank you! I'm very flattered!
Best Wishes,
Julie from

freebird said...

Wow. You picked my blog. Thankyou. I'll get it posted soon.

freebird said...

Oops. I meant to comment on your postings. Guess it's all the excitement.

Having my purse stolen would be awful. I'm sorry you had to go through that. The salt snobbery is interesting. You may enjoy this site I came across the other day Himalayan salt. (Hope I got the html right so the link is good). And thank goodness you were smart enough to ask your mom if you could go for a ride. Now, my 7 items might not be quite so exciting. Don't sit on the edge of your seat or anything.

Jacqueline said...

Julie and Freebird, I love your blogs! Laure, yours would have been on the list too but you had already won the award!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog. Sounds like you had quite a time of that last storm on Sunday too. It was pretty scary. So you were born in Japan. Did you live there long? I bet this Japan disaster is something you can really relate to because of that.
Interesting facts about you. I still need to do mine.

freebird said...

I'm not doing the links correctly so I'll just put the Himalayan salt addie here:

and I am letting you know I have my award posted on my blog here:

A Brush with Color said...

Jacqueline, you're very kind--thank you for thinking to include me in this list of talented people! Your blog is a delight! I've added you to my blogroll so I'll remember to check back often. Love your artwork!

Jacqueline said...

Thank you! Love your blog too :)

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Thank you so, Jacqueline! I hope to get it posted soon. I'm a bit behind but ever so gratefull!

Elva Paulson said...

Hi Jacqueline, Thank you very much for the kind honor. It was a wonderful way to discover your blog. I'm not sure I'll find time to do what I need to do. I've got three big deadlines looming over me right now ... all volunteer, but committments never the less. I don't normally get myself so committed.

Sara Louise said...

I'm a salt and pepper fanatic. Love to sample on the different varieties and play with them while cooking :-)