Making A Mark– authored by Katherine Tyrrell. Her stamp appears on many blogrolls that I scour and is often accompanied by high words of praise for her dedication to her art and the business of marketing art. She’s thorough, extremely knowledgeable and ( so unfair ) very talented. Generous with her readers too. You should have her bookmarked if you don’t already.
I’m a little late in responding to this wonderful recognition on her blog which she posted last week ( See HERE ).
I was nominated twice for her year end “Best of ” Contest. She called for art bloggers to send in nominations for ” The Best Female Portraitist “, and best all around Portfolio.
Sue Smith of Ancient Artist ( in my blogroll at right ) nominated this one of mine for Portfolio:
From this previous post.
Look into Sue’s blog for great motivational musings on keeping all the facets of an artists’ life on good speaking terms with each other. She’s not ancient at all. She’s open eyed wise.
The second surprise for me was a nomination by Paulette ( also in my roll ) of Becoming a Renaissance Woman.
Paulette’s use of colored pencil is wonderful. It was a search for roosters on the web that brought her to my blog where she found:
From this previous post and the goose bump story that was its’ narrative.
Thanks Sue, Paulette and Katherine. Really, the mention was present enough. The ribbons and bells of the outcome are secondary. What carries heft here is the exposure to fellow artists, and the daily gifts of shared information, support and the variety of creative expression that makes this format as vital as it is to all of us.
Maybe another post before the new year, maybe just time enough to eat too much cake.