Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thanks Maia and Karen Beth

So, when I came home from vacation I discovered I had been nominated for two blog awards. When I shared this news with Geoff, his response was "What? You?" And when I told him one of them was the "Rockin' Girl Blogger" award, he just laughed and laughed.

Don't let this interaction fool you. He is a very loving and supportive guy. Really.

My pal Maia is responsible for the Rockin' award (I am pretty sure I was rockin' for at least a minute or two in 1991.) and I am thrilled to pass on to:

stilettoheights because, honestly, she really is rockin', even off-line. And her letters to celebrities are the sole reason I am excited to wake up on a Wednesday morning. (Okay, I love my kids, too. And coffee.)

zellmer because she refers to doing a great deal of rockin' pre-baby (and look at her picture - she's still rockin'), and her blog was the first Mommy blog I found that I enjoyed reading.

tracey because, well look at her playlist and try to argue with me. And because she writes a very engaging gardening blog that feels like it is about a lot more than gardening.


The other award was invented by Karen Beth of Zazazu. It is the "Uplift Award" and I am so touched that she mentioned me. I am not able to express how much it means to me that someone who reads my little ramblings finds them uplifting. I am also a little self-conscious, because she mentions my One Small Change series as a reason for the award, and I stole the idea from Gillian.

So naturally, I want to pass the Uplift Award along to

Gillian who inspired One Small Change and writes from Nottingham, England, which always gives me a little thrill. Her artwork is lovely, and it is wonderful to read about her process and the inspirations behind her work.

Eva whose blog is so lovely looking. When she is not writing about her beautifully embroidered animal creations, she posts thought-provoking and often spirit-lifting links, poems and quotes.

MissFickleMedia who has been so supportive of my work and my process. She is a kindred spirit and I always look forward to reading what she has to write about her kids. Also, I love watching her process as she develops new products and new looks for her popular pendants and gorgeous fine silver jewelry.

MsBelle because she is the kindest, most supportive blogger/seller out there. She is always the first person to comment on my new work, the first person to congratulate me on my successes, and I swear, she was even more excited about my front-page appearance than I was. It has been exciting to see her develop a signature look for her shop and even more exciting to see her work gain the attention it deserves.

Beck because she is the best writer in blogland and at least once a week she publishes a post that makes me think perhaps she is living in my head.

And finally, Karen Beth, can I pass the award back to you? Karen-Beth's blog is like a little yoga class for your brain. Amazing, serene photos and quotes that remind you to slow down, breathe deeply and appreciate all the beauty and goodness that surrounds us.

Thanks, friends.


maia (glassbeach) said...

You're welcome, Steph! You are rockin' (Don't let Geoff convince you otherwise!) It's great to have you back!

Tracey said...

You have been so missed, girl . . .

Your energy, enthusiasm, creativity and sense of humor are da bomb.

You are *both* rockin' and uplifing! Without question . . .

I am honored to be included and nominated . . . Tracey

Beck said...

My gosh. Thank you! I'm so flattered!
Your awards were well deserved. And I'm glad you're back.

stilettoheights said...

I am pretty rockin, lol.

I don;t know if I can say that without sounding totally old and trying to be hip, but...I am very flattered, and....letters to celebs are the sole reason I like to get out of bed on Wednesdays too.


Recy Vintage & Creations said...

Thank you for passing it back to me. You are just such a doll! Loved your nominations too! You rock! said...

This was so nice!
I feel as if I now know these people you have mentioned and I can't wait to visit the blogs I've never been to!

I, too, feel you as a kindred soul. From the first moment I read your blog.
Your thoughtfulness, your open mind, your love and care for your children, your struggle to find yourself in the midst of the indentured servant role, I relate to it all.
I love the fact that others are attracted to your writing and small changes.
You deserve these rewards!

zellmer said...

Aaww shucks. Thanks for your nice comments. I have missed you this summer. Welcome back.

msbelle said...

Thank you Steph. You're so very sweet!

eva said...

Oh, I have been away too long!!!!!
Congratulations on your awards!!! I think they suit you perfectly - You are a princess with good, clear visions and with strength to pull it all together.
Thank You for nominating me :)!!!
I feel so special :)))))!!!