Saturday, 28 July 2012

Why, thank you or should I say Danke schön...

I've been nominated for a Liebster Blog Award! Thanks to John over at Gatepost Pictures who I 'met' recently via Sandra over at Sandraws and whose blogs I enjoy very much for the fact that not only is he a incredibly talented pen and ink artist who draws architecture amazingly well, he is also a very interesting man and every time I visit his blog I learn something new.

Apparently, and I've pinched this information from Linda who passed the award onto John, Liebster translates to sweetheart, darling, dearest one. The award originated in Germany in 2009-2010 and originally, it was for blogs with less than 3000 followers and somehow got adjusted to those blogs with under 200 followers (of which I am one - so whilst, I am glad I qualified for the award, if anyone would like to help me get over 200 that would be lovely too!)

John, on receiving the award had to pass it on to 5 other bloggers and I was really touched by his reason for choosing me, so much so I am copying and pasting it right here:-

'Nicola because her work is always as uniquely interesting as her narrative, and her care for the underdog' - how lovely is that!!

Now, the rules of the Liebster award stipulate that I must choose 5 more bloggers, also with less than 200 followers and so I would like to nominate:-

1. Scarlet from Arroz con Mango - She is a gorgeous lady who draws the most amazing portraits and who lives a very interesting life in the Sunshine State. It was thanks to her that I first discovered Paint Party Friday!

2. Sandra from Sandraws - She and I have a lot in common - we're both secretaries by day and artists by night! She, however, is an amazing photo-realist artist and she just qualifies as she actually has 200 followers, but shush! She's just been short-listed in a cover competition for Ken Bromley Art Supplies and so, if you would be so kind, could you please click here and vote for her incredible teddy bear painting 'Sherlock' to win! Thanks! 

3. Carla Rey from Wednesday wandered - even though I couldn't see how many followers she has on her blog so she may have 1000's I wanted to nominate her as she just makes me laugh with her funny tales of life in her world and I read all her posts in a southern drawl (in my mind, not out loud!)

4. Carol King who is always Painting, Drawing, Complaining! She just makes me laugh with her New York wit and she does cool paintings too!

5. Daniele at Creating Learning Flying - she is a free spirited artist who makes amazing art on toilet seats among other things and shares my love of body art!

Now, I believe I'm supposed to tell you 5 things you don't already know about me but I think I told you 7 such things when I got the versatile blogger award a while back and I can't think of anything else interesting about me, sorry.  So, can I cheat and ask you to click on the link above to re-read what I told you before?!


  1. Congrats on your award! Valerie

  2. Why thank you so much, amiga, and congratulations to qualify for numerous awards! You are a truly gifted and inspirational artist and I so enjoy visiting your blog to see and hear about your latest projects. Sending you warmth and sunshine from my state! :)

  3. Oh I am really chuffed! Thank you!! And thank you for the link to the competition too! The chances of me winning are SO tiny amongst all of those wonderful paintings and I was chuffed just to be shortlisted - but with each vote my chances get just a tiny bit bigger... can you imagine how amazing it would be?? Anyway - you're right, the award comes JUST after the arrival of my 200th follower, lol! But yes, let's whisper about that ;0)

  4. Hi Nicola, Congratulations on your award! You are very deserving of it. And thank you so much for passing it along to me! I am truly honored and appreciate that you enjoy my blog that much.

  5. Hello!I come from John Simlett blog...I received the award from a friend of Tuscany who works closely with cancer patients! So a group of bloggers linked by solidarity between patients who respond to the disease even with the blog ... I awarded that Konstantina that awarded Linda ... that completely changed the topic! Wonders of blogging! Today I know a lot more blogs than a week ago ... It 'a pleasure to have met you and your wonderful blog!!!

  6. oh how super sweet!!! Congrats on the award!!!!


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