Saturday, August 18, 2007


Debbi Baker just let me know that she has nominated me as an Inspirational Blogger. I'm always thrilled to hear from someone that enjoys reading my blog, as I'm never quite sure if I have the right mix of art, gardening, and news to interest anyone, let alone inspire them.

Part of the award process is to pay it forward by nominating 5 blogs that I find inspirational. There are an incredible number of blogs these days, and I read many of them in the evening when I am relaxing with a glass of wine. Here are some of my favorites (and yes, I know I've included an extra one --- I couldn't get my favorites down to only 5):

Miguel Herranz - a blog of his sketches from life in Italy

France Belleville - another blog that features daily sketches

Karen Bettencourt - a collage artist

Inge Mardal & Steen Hougs - a duo of textile artists from France

Rayna Gillman - a textile artist

Virginia Spiegel - a mixed media artist whose blog includes inspirational photos

4 comments:

Joanna van said...

Thanks for sharing these blogs. France Belleville is amazing. It's really is interesting to see how some types of talent can be innate. I really believe that some people are born with this type of ability.

Joanna

Rayna said...

Wow, Karen - high praise coming from you, who has one of the best and most inspriational blogs around! And OH -the pressure to keep it up...
Thanks.

Beate Knappe said...

yes I agree with Rayna - your Blog is a big source of inspiration - thank you and congratulation of this award

Anonymous said...

It is always nice to notice when we can be inspirational to others, so it was a pleasure for us to read that our blog once in a while is in good company with you and a glass of wine. Tres sympa, as the French say.

Inge & Steen