On August 31, 2012, ChasingART received a nomination for One Lovely Blog Award by Friendlytm, the creator of a most fascinating blog, My Notebook. I am honoured to accept the nomination, but I’m even more excited to connect with a fellow blogger who shares my interest in artistic undertakings. If you ever want to discover the excitement of the art world, you will want to follow My Notebook. Friendlytm has been a blogger for approximately 4 months, but the breadth and variety of his subject matter is remarkable. I am impressed by the way in which Friendlytm engages readers to embrace beauty and look for ways to integrate artistry in their daily routines.
I understand are three rules to accepting a One Lovely Blog Award:
1) Give credit to the awesome person who nominated you.
2) Describe 7 things about you.
3) Nominate 15 bloggers.
The credit goes to My Notebook. I am privileged to have bloggers like Friendlytm stop by for a visit. To me, blogging is about sharing thoughts, knowledge and experiences. We tell the story of our generation, and link our global village in ways never before imagined. Our heritage and cultural values are linked with the past by creative and performing arts; which, in turn forge the way for future endeavour. My Notebook creates a space in which to pause in the middle of a busy day, to breathe in the beauty of the centuries and come away refreshed to pursue our personal journey of discovery.
I’m relatively new to WordPress – my launch was May 1, 2012. I love art, music, history and travel. But most of all, I love connecting with others and hearing their stories. We live complicated lives that are exceptional and full of adventures. John Ruskin (1819-1900) said, “What we think or what we know, or what we believe in is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.” ChasingART is my way of understanding the creative nature of humanity.
Accepting this award has given me the opportunity to thank bloggers for their efforts in creating remarkable blogs that speak about art and creativity. They help me to chaseART.
1) River of the Heart brings together poetry, colour and tastes of life. Qiquan creates poetry that speaks to a journey of innovation.
2) Brissiemaz is creating a book and along the way, she is living an extraordinary adventure.
3) Hungry.Thirsty.Crazy Karina is a remarkable poet who is not afraid to tackle difficult issues with humour and compassion.
4) Not Only For The Birds Extraordinary photographer who shares his joy of hiking and bird watching. His love for the environment is captured in each of his photos.
5) Canadian Hiking Photography: A photographer that highlights the beauty, wildness and greatness of Canada, my country.
6) Picture Perfect Memories For Life: Coreen shares her artistic gift for photography. She puts her heart and soul into each photo.
7) MesAyah: Extraordinary musician that shares his life “through a mic.” His 365 daily challenge is to write one verse daily for a year.
8) Double May Combines travel, food, art and photography from all over the world and brings it to direct to your internet doorstep.
9) ConorCullen: Coner purchased his first camera in May 2012, because he couldn’t afford a Porsche. In my opinion, his money was better spent on the camera! See for yourself.
10) A Country Woman Who Paints: I love wandering through the pages of this blog. Joyful colour and paintings that make your heart sing. And then there is Bella…
11) Ed Spadoni Photography: For those who want to discover your artistic talents, Ed is an excellent mentor. He is dedicated to emerging photographers everywhere.
12) It’s a Beeautiful Life: A refreshing blog about dreaming, believing and letting go…documenting the adventures along the way.
13) My Logbook– Antonio De Simone believes the winner is the man who does not give up his dreams. Inspiring thoughts. The blog is written in Italian so use the translator. I am trying to practice my Italian!
14) Olivia May Photography – I knew that this blog was special when I read the post about Marie Antoinette and The Petit Trianon. Olivia May captures the story.
15) The Amateur’s Quill – Do not be fooled by the word “Amateur.” Tebogo, who speaks the artistic language of the Ndebele, is witty, generous and has an artistic flare that sparks open and candid debate.
Blogging has been a way to stretch my knowledge and gain a fresh perspective of the incredible world in which we live. I look forward to the ongoing dialogue.
Clanmother @ ChasingART