Sunday 25 September 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

Ok so I've been a bit slack with posting this but a couple of weeks ago a lovely lady called Di,  who recently befriended me through Etsy due to our mutual love of writing and journaling, has passed this award onto me: 

To accept the award, the following must be done:
1) I thank whomever I received the award from, and link back to them
2) I must share 7 things about myself
3) I must pass the award along to 15 blogs that are newly discovered by me

So thank you so much Di, I'm so honoured - I'm not sure I've ever received an award before, except for those rubbish team building ones at school - so will wear the award like a badge of honour (or at least my blog will on the sidebar hehe). 

However before I share my 7 things and pass on the award I can't mention Di without mentioning the wonderful book she has bestowed on me, which I think anyone interested in journaling should know about. About a month ago Di and I did a swap, one of my then 'in process' Prompted Art Journals for her published (check her out!) book Time to Write to Yourself. As you might expect the book gives you journaling exercises & is beyond encouraging but Di has also looked into the scientific reasons why journaling is good for our mental, emotional and even physical health.  I have been kept awake reading this when I should be long snoozing and am so impressed with it. If you are at all interested in learning how journaling can benefit you (I journal LOADS and have still found this useful) I'm positive you'll enjoy it...and Di, I'm so VERY happy you mentioned Stephen Fry's The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within in your poetry section! I love all of Stephen's books (as much as I do the man) but this my special favourite as I, like most, fear attempting to create poetry as much as I do realising I'm suddenly naked in public.  So if you feel the same but still want to give it a go I thoroughly say check out wonderful Mr Fry's book too, but listen to me going off - sorry - back to the point we go...

Ok so, 7 things about myself:
1) I have a terrible diet, I can honestly go a year without eating one fruit or vegetable but regularily eat chocolate for breakfast.
2) At 27 I loathe clothes shopping, except the once or twice a year I can be bothered.  At 22 (and all the years before) I LOVED it, go figure!
3) I am an only child and think this is the reason why I need (at least a little) time and space to myself everyday. Otherwise I unintentionally get VERY cranky with people ;)
4) Caffeine is my only addiction
5) I'm single and my friends would say I'm very hard on any interested men, but I just think it's good sense to do a practice paper before sitting an exam.
6) I'm a city girl and feel much more at home in a crowd than in the country. I MISS LONDON! sob sob :(
7) I have been everywhere ever connected with Jane Austen (lived in a couple of them too - just because she did), this also includes all historic houses in the tv productions & films adaptations.

So in summary I'm a nut.

Now the 15 blogs I've 'recently' discovered doesn't really apply - I'm so new to blogging that all the blogs have I ever visited are recently discovered to me so I am having difficulty limiting to only 15 great ones but here goes:

1) Bohemianne Art - A talented artist who I stalk frequently on flickr to see what wonderful new things she has created. I especially love what she can do with fabric - just fabulous.
2) Art of Mine - Blog of a lovely lady and friend I met through the net, she does such beautiful work that makes me think of wonderful Victorian shabby chic-iness.
3) Angelia's Art Journal - A wonderful art journaler, who's style is bright and makes me smile everytime I look at one of her pages.
4) Creative Carmelina - a very popular blog, if you've ever looked you'll know why.  Very talented and beautiful artist of many talents.
5) Alchemy Art Memories - Another artist whos work I often stalk, and in return makes me smile
6) Kellys Art Journaling - A fellow believer in the healing of journaling and fabulous artist - just check out the pages in her recent calender & Gone with the Wind posts, stunning!
7) Mamie Janes - Lovely blog of a junker called Jane, who repurposes treasure she finds into the most wonderful & exciting things - a woman with a mission close to my own heart.
8) Marmalade Rose - Blog of a fabulous artist - her recent post has pictures of old sketches she did years ago - sketches that, for me, it will take years to get as good as.
9) All Norahs Art - Another extremely talented artist, who also does some online courses that look like a lot of fun
10) Pringle Hill Studio - Another great artist whos art journaling in particular I really love
11) Stamping Ground - Blog of Julia, who's not only the gracious host of What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, from which I have found a plateau of talented bloggers, but a very talented crafter who finds great uses for vinegar bottles...!
12) The Queen of Creativity - Blog of Kate, who is a fantastic mixed media art, another artist who's faces I absolutely LOVE
13) My Art Journal - Diane is one I actually have only recently discovered and I absolutely love her style, her work is just beautiful go check her out
14) What's Up Roc - Roc is another fantastic art journaler, whos vibrant pages have so much to look I can look at one for 10 minutes and still be seeing new things
15) Sacred Yoli - Finally Yoli is a mixed media artist whos work is so beautifully bold and colourful it's sure to inspire

Wow that was HARD, picking only 15! The tough task of picking their top fifteen is now up to these fifteen mwah ha haaaaaa.  Bye for now, Jenny x


  1. LOL - mwah ha haaaaaa indeed! Thank you so much most wonderful Jennibellie! I'm honored that you've put me on your list!!! Totally!!! I'm very impressed with the descriptions of each blog which makes me want to visit them even more than just because you like them. And finally,'re a little nutty...but in a crunchy peanut butter sort of way...or maybe cashews or pecans...all my favorites.

  2. Oh thank you so much for mentioning my blog!
    I am be many other beautiful and artful beings!
    you have made my day...such kind words..I'll have to check out your other fav's.....

    Ciao Bella - and fellow nut!

    Creative Carmelina

  3. the ones I don't already know and love, I mean!

    ciao again

    Creative Carmelina

  4. Yay, yay, and thrice yay! Okay, so it's more Frankie Howerd than Stephen Fry but you get my drift!

  5. I'm honored, Jennie! Thank you so much for you kind words about my blog; it's always an honor to be recognized (and awarded!) by a peer. This is just the excuse I need to engage in some blog surfing today, and I'm going to start with the wonderful blogs you've mentioned in this post. :o) Big hugs and much love to you!

  6. i am very humbled that you would consider picking my blog in your top 15. what a beautiful compliment. thank you so much! i look forward to watching your blog!

  7. Jennie--what a nice surprise to come home to after I've been out of town. It's always such a compliment to be recognized by fellow bloggers and artists like this. Thank you so much--I appreciate it very much being in the company with these other talented ladies.
    P.S. Great blog too!

  8. Oh thank you for all the wonderful things you said about my blog. You are so sweet. I am off to check some of the blogs you listed. So you must have been to Bath. I went to the Jane Austen museum when I was there in 2004. Oh you are my kind of nut...


  9. Hi Jenny! Thank you SO much for visiting my blog & following. I am so glad you did, because now I found your blog. :) I love your videos & your journals - major swoon. I love how you include so many little bits & pieces. Fabulous! I adore all things Jane Austen too and drink WAY more coffee than I should admit. :) Looking forward to visiting those other blogs. Have a beautiful week!

  10. It's incredibly kind and flattering of you - thanks!

  11. Thank you so much for stopping by my page and of course, for the nomination! I will be sure to check out your other recommendations as well. I have been a bit blog constipated lately, but I am making a commitment to update my blog and arte!

    Gracias Amiga!


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