An Award that Has Inspired Me



There are artists in my extended community who truly blow me away with their energy, intelligence and abilities.   I am constantly amazed at the level of commitment and tenacity, not to mention the level of artistry I am presented with by my peers and by artists who come to me for coaching and career consultations.  I am also in awe of how legions of artists have learned to take their careers into their own hands by utilizing websites and blog formats.    My blog is still in its infancy and I’ve yet to find the right formula to share information for artists while showcasing work for my collectors.   I do LOVE the fact that this little blog has so much potential…..we’ll see where it goes.   I am working on it.

Today I was happily surprised to be  given an award for my blog by an artist/blogger/colleague/friend  Casey Klahn.   Casey is a pastel  artist and super blogger from Washington State.   His exquisitely minimal pastels remind me of why I chose to work with this medium in college.   I was influenced by an exhibition of George Segal drawings and sculpture at CSU Long Beach.   Segal produced a series of simplified figures in bold pastel colors.   Casey’s work has a similar immediacy.  He has a kinship with Wolf Kahn but I always think of those George Segal drawings…..Thank you Casey!   You have inspired me to blog and blog some more.

 The Noblesse Oblige Award is given for the following accomplishments:

1.The blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances of different cultures and beliefs.
2. The blog inspires, strives to encourage and offer solutions.
3. There is a clear purpose at the blog and it is one that fosters a better understanding of social science, politics, economics, the arts, culture, science or belief.
4. The blog is refreshing and creative.
5. The bloggers promotes friendship and positive thinking.

The rules are as follows:

1. Create a post with a mention and a link to the blogger who presented the award to you.
2. Display the award conditions.
3. Write a short post about what your blog has thus far achieved.
4. The blogger must present the award to blogs in concurrence with the award conditions.
5. The blogger can display the award at any location on their blog.

In kind, I am presenting this award to  intuitive artist, mandala maker and blogger extraordinaire  Sue O’Kieffe.

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  1. i am honored and touched by your recognition, victoria. what a sweetie you are.

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