Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Blog Award

Cynthia of Oasis Writing Link (OWL)
has honored me with this colorful and dynamic award. What a charming acknowledgement of my efforts here at OWL blog. Thank you, Cynthia!

Here is a description of the award

This award recognizes the following attributes:

1) The Blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervades amongst different cultures and beliefs.

2) The Blog contents inspire; strives to encourage and offers solutions.

3) There is a clear purpose at the Blog; one that fosters a better understanding on Social, Political, Economic, the Arts, Culture, Sciences and Beliefs.

4) The Blog is refreshing and creative

5) The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking

Here are my responsibilities:

The Bloggers who receive this award will need to perform the following steps:

1) Create a post with a mention and link to the blogger who presented the Noblesse Oblige Award to you.
2) The award conditions must be displayed in the post.
3) Write a short article about what your blog has thus far achieved preferably citing one or more older post to support:
4) The blogger must present the Noblesse Oblige Award to blogs in concurrence with the award conditions.
5) The blogger must display the award at any location on their blog.

I'm truly honored because I have always wanted to be more than an art blog.  Mainly because I had little confidence in my art and thought I would need to have stories to entertain any readers.

It's funny how writing my stories of my past life helped to bring about my Art for Saving Animals Project.  

One of my first articles showed how I've always loved helping people:

A Little Story

My second story brought tears to some people's eyes but reminded me how I loved helping animals too:

Another Story

So I guess some way, some how, the two loves melded together and became a way to still help and still develop my art through the Art Saving Animals Project. 

I've also thrown in a couple of outburst regarding my personal life in regards to my kids and dealing with my ex and I do appreciate the support there.  My main goal is to continue to be myself, continue to develop my art and continue to deal with life and with everything that comes toward me (good and bad) with the help of my friends.

I'd like to pass along this award to Sandy Sandy

for her inspirational blog "to keep negativity at bay."

Also to James Parker who with his lively and funny posts is always looking to make everyone's world a better place to live.

To Linda (Artwolf) whose blog was one of the first that I found to combine art and consciousness for our world and animals.

Finally Narayanan Hariharan's blog called  He is very proud of his country, posts beautiful photos and promotes a greener environment.  

Thanks and hugs to all.


Quwwa said...

Much respect!! Congradulations are in order!!!!

Manon Doyle said...

Congrats Sheila! Well deserved!

Darlene Twitchell said...

Congratulations Sheila!

Linda (Artwolf) said...

Congratulations Shelia, much Love Lindax.
Thank you so much too, its an honour..

Michelle said...

Congradulations on a well-deserved award!

Dean Grey said...

Congrats Sheila!


Charlene Brown said...

Well deserved Sheila, for all of the reasons above! Now get back to the DSFDF drawing board! I'm looking forward to your take on the current challenge -- your paintings are always special.

L.Holm said...

Congratulations, Sheila! This award fits your blog to a tee. Inspirational, motivational, and contributes so much to all of us who visit and share your journey. hugs!

Mary Paquet said...

Congratulations and so well deserved! You are awesome and so is your art. I just reread those two stories and they put a lump in my throat. I admire your gusto and "no holds barred" approach to life.

Edward Burton said...

Congratulations, Sheila! Very well deserved indeed!