Two really cool, really talented blogger friends of mine have recently bestowed on me some blog awards. I received the One Lovely Blog Award from Stu of Tale Spinning and bornstoryteller. Stu has an incredible amount of creative energy and has the output to prove it. Yet he still makes time to lend his support to fellow artists in a variety of ways.
I received the Versatile Blogger Award from Rolando of Rolando’s Website. He also is a champion of the creative community to which he belongs. He generously shares his keen observations of the writing business with us as he makes his way along the path of self-publishing, most recently with his charming collection of short stories, The Sun Zebra.
I’m supposed to reveal something about myself and pass the award on to other bloggers. But as you will see from revelation #1:
1. I’m not passing these two awards along. Don’t get me wrong: I’m a sucker for blog games for a number of reasons. Even if I don’t play along fully, I at least try to acknowledge the person who thought enough of me to send me the shout out. But the last few times I’ve tagged people for one or another of these blog memes, my response rate was quite low and in most cases I was completely ignored. Narrowing down the choices from among the great bloggers I know is the hardest part anyway, so I’ll save myself the trouble of naming anyone. I’ll still get the same result.
2. I wish I could draw. But the fact is I’m woefully horrible at it.
3. All the photos of myself I place around the internet have been taken by me with my cell phone camera. I insanely imagine these pictures to be self portraits, a la Frida Kahlo. Don’t judge. (Picture of Frida Kaho painting courtesy of Frida Kahlo Fans.)
4. I have a tan already this summer. See photo above, also my next post.
5. I’m not good with numbers. This item was added after I had already published this post, realizing I had skipped it.
6. I’ll pretty much tell you anything about myself if you ask. For the most part. Let me put it this way: If I hide something about myself, it would be for a reason other than embarrassment.
7. I believe in karma in its various, mysterious forms. This belief drives much of what I do. I try to keep the good stuff heading in my direction.
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