Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunshine Blog Award

When I launched Creative Sprinkle, I had a need to express myself, but I didn’t know if anyone would really care what I had to say. I decided it didn’t matter. This was something I wanted to do for me. Still it is really nice to know that someone enjoys it.

Jackie from The Pleasant Peasant recently gave me a Sunshine Blog Award for bloggers whose positivity & creativity inspires others in the blog world. Too cool! I just met Jackie through the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy, and I really respect her opinion so the fact that she would include my blog means a lot to me.

In the spirit of the award, I’d like to share with you a few of my favorite bloggers who fit this mold.

Leah at Creative Every Day
Leah is the main reason I have a blog. She hosts a creativity challenge in November called Art Every Day Month. I set up my blog as a way to show what I was working on for this challenge. Her words of encouragement on my blog kept me going long after the challenge ended.

Deb at Deb Harvey’s Studio
Part of the fun of being in Leah’s challenges is checking out what other people are up to. Deb's blog was one of the first links I wandered into. She painted a picture of a fox that just made me happy, so I left a comment. Now we “chat” frequently through comments, and I have purchased a few things from her shop.

June and Jeanette at Art Freebies, Soartful Challenges, and Dezinaworld
These two women publish some of my favorite blogs. They share vintage images from their collections and show you inspiring ways their readers have used the images. Many of the images are free, but you can also buy very affordable digital art sheets.

Liz at The Fragrant Muse
I experience the world through words, images, and also scents. I am a big fan of aromatherapy to enhance my mood, improve my creativity, and keep me healthy. Liz writes a very entertaining blog about all things fragrant. Her warm, fun personality comes through in every post that is filled with helpful information.

Stacy at Pandora’s Compass and Tara at Love It/Hate It
These two ladies are my inspiration in the blog world and in my “real” life. Both are graphic designers that I have the honor of working with every day, and both have the most vibrant personalities that I have ever seen. Stacy is a new blogger with a wonderfully compassionate voice. Tara has been in the blogging realm for a while now, I have learned so much from her.

Rules of the Sunshine Blog Award
Technically I didn’t follow the rules. It is not that I’m a rule breaker, but I’ve reached a point in my life where I ‘d rather follow intuition than rules. Still I wanted to publish them here in case any of my honorees want to carry on the tradition in the spirit in which it was created.

Put the logo on your blog or within your post.

Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.

Link the nominees within your post.

Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.


  1. Hi Marie, thanks so much for your inspiration and for the beautiful blog award. I am thrilled that you should include us in this award and that you have been so thoughtful in your choices. I am inspired to check out the other blogs you list too.
    I shall list the sunshine award at art freebies and dezinaworld with a thank you and i know jeanette will be thrilled too. Did you let her know too ?
    Many thanks
    June xxxx

  2. Oh, Marie, thank you so much for your sweet words. It means so much to know that I was able to help out on your journey. You are a shining light in the world! So glad you're sharing it here! xo

  3. Thank you, Marie, for your very kind words! You always make me smile and feel so good, and I appreciate this award, so much!

    Your blog is wonderful, and I always look forward to your posts. You are very inspirational and I am so happy that we met!
    Thank you, again!

  4. Thank you so much Marie. How nice of you. I'm very honored. I'll pass the news along to June at Dezinaworld. I'm sure you will be hearing from her.

    Sorartful Challenges

  5. Hi Marie, You carried on the tradition perfectly, you will notice that before I gave the award to you, I changed the rules to say "if you want to" because I don't go along with giving people guilt trips about these things.

    Very nice choices on your blog awards, I am off to click on the links and enjoy their blogs, as well as yours. Have a lovely day.

  6. Congratulations on your award,that must be exiciting.You have a very pretty blog.Thank you for visiting me too.


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