Thursday, February 12, 2009

Taking Care of Business

I'm hoping I can be forgiven for being a bit distracted of late, but I have a bit of catching up to do. Yesterday friend and fellow blogger/artist Sheona Hamilton-Grant deemed me fit to receive a blog award. She also selected many of my own favourite blogs to receive the award, so I'm going to encourage you to check out her list and visit those blogs, and then come up with the suggested seven more here!

There are a lot of blogs I could name as favourites to which I'd like to pass along this award, so exclusion in no way means those not mentioned are any less appreciated! I also realize when I visit the blogs of others that I have a rather underwhelming blog roll on the right. Anyway, maybe one of these days I'll fix that! job here today is to name seven blogs that I admire, and pass on this award to those bloggers. Then I'm supposed to list seven of my favourite things.

Some deserving blogs I think you should check out, in no particular order:

1. Margaret Dent's Life in a Fishbowl
2. Kim Ratigan's Paintings and Portraits
3. April Jaroka's Ugly Rabbit
4. Carrie Lewis Horse Painter
5. Michelle Grant, Unbridled Imagery
6. Judy Wood Art/Photography
7. Art With A Bark, a collective of several canine artists!

Now, seven of my favourite things...hmmm...

1. Horses, though there are days I question my sanity for that.
2. My dogs, for reminding me some things are still black and white.
3. Chocolate. Good, quality chocolate!
4. Painting on linen.
5. Water - the lake, oceans, rivers...though the torrent running past my barn today is less than welcome.
6. Music with great lyrics.
7. A good book...which I seem to have a hard time finding these days, let alone finding the time to read when I do!

Well, that was kind of fun. Now I have to figure out how to pass the 'good news' on to those bloggers I've named! Like I said, the tip of the iceburg, but I'm guessing this process is kind of viral (my apologies to those dealing with cold and flu this winter!) in that this list expands as new recipients are named!

Off to the barn now to deal with that...temp is dropping, wind warning is in effect, so I have a bunch of cooped up horses today!


April Jarocka said...

Thanks so much Linda. I Just want to say thanks for following me at Ugly Rabbit. I have simplified my url so many apologies for any inconvenience. it's now:

Linda Shantz said...

I just double-checked the link to be sure it's right! I also know that you've got one of these before, but there's nothing to say you can't get another! :-)

April Jarocka said...

Thanks Linda:) Have a good weekend

Karen Thumm said...

Congratulations on your blog award, Linda!

I'd also like to point out that I'm a follower of your blog but am not listed amongst the followers.