A Very Nice Gift

A super nice surprise came my way today and I'd like to pass it on. Faerwillow  left this gift...Pretty thoughtful don't you think.

There are 3 simple steps for the recipient to honor

1 Thank the one who sent it your way
2 Sum up your blogging motivation, philosophy, and experience using 5 words
3 Pass it on to 5 others whose blogs you feel have real substance

Dear Faerwillow whose astute insights, and the stunning photo journals of her enchanting family trips keep me sighing and dreaming about Cali. Thank you so much for including me with the two talented artists...honored.

Five words to sum up my motivation?!  I'm not a wordy blogger, but selecting only 5 words is a challenge? Aesthetic  Rebirth  Felicity  Maintain Relevance  Inspire 

And finally, let me make it clear that narrowing the selection down to 5 was a pretty difficult task. Here are todays choices:
1 This super talent is sort of dark, sort of sweet, immensely addictive. I imagine that her studio smells like fresh cut grass, lemons and sweet clean babies:  artandghosts
2 Lynette unfolds the stories of  her life like the petals of an intricate bud. She's lived a juicy life and is constantly surprising me. She is a generous soul.
3 This blog provides a bit of mystery and a whole lot of talent and I am drawn to it like a bee to clover:   harem6
4 Anita is energy incarnate and I visit her because I wish I spoke French. And while visiting I feel romantic and indulgent, and she fills my eyes with the most amazing images and I would love it if she were my neighbor.
5 The dolls created here at Evelyn's Wonderland could have strolled the Carnivale of Venice, lost their minds after a cruel affair with a 19th century artist, cast spells on primitive politicians or danced at the Moulin Rouge.

I hope they bring you inspiration and joy and fill your homes with art!


  1. Dear, dear Elizabeth!

    This is a great honor and surprise!!! I am so flattered that you would mention me amongst these other bloggers that I am sure, offer so much diverse inspiration, entertainment, information and beauty. MERCI BIEN!!!! I am working on my new post this morning, and I will most definitely include this honor in my post! WOW! You are so kind. Isn't blogging fun, addictive and a great way to make you write and also MAKE FRIENDS? I have been blogging for 19 months now, and it has been one of the best experiences to motivate me to write and compose, other than academic work!!

    Thank you again, and come back later and watch for my response!!!

  2. God morning ou bien, BONJOUR, Elizabeth!

    I am just about finishing my post....I will probably be done in about an hour...thank you again for this lovely award! Anita

  3. Congratulations on your blog award! It's an honor well deserved. :) Theresa

  4. Congrats woodwings ;) Love your choices 1, 3 and 5 are amongst my favourites :)

  5. Hello Elizabeth:

    Congratulations on the award! And thank you so much for your lovely words about me! How kind of you..I am honoured that you put me in the company of these wonderful ladies! I have not been on the computer in the last couple of days, except to get my Project Genesis post ready. I will come back to participate and visit everyone when I get a chance. Thank you again for thinking of me....:)


  6. ~so sweet you are with your words...INSPIRE...that is what you do for me...i adore your work and words you share...congrats to you adn all you've passed this along too...much l♥ve nad light upon you always~

  7. Hi Elizabeth, I'm sorry to be so late in leaving a comment. Congratulations on your award!!! I would love to also thank you for your lovely words about my wonderland! I'm so honored to be amongst these talented ladies! I will definitely add this badge to my sidebar, thanking you and linking back to you! Thank you so much again! Hope you're having a lovely day!