Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Passion For Painting Award


Woah! Stop the presses! What a pleasant surprise to receive this award from the one and only Sheila! It's called the Passion For Painting and was created by Kim Ratigan. Sheila has it all...she's talented, innovative, and if personalities could have dimples, that would be her! Thank you, Sheila. Check out her blog here.
I'm supposed to pass this along to passionate painters which would be most everyone in the right column. But alas, I'm limited to 7 artists. These folks certainly fill the bill, because they are passionate artists all.

To those I've linked to, in turn you can link to the person who gave you the award, pass it on to 7 other bloggers whose work inspires you, and list 7 things you love. Or not.


Liz Holm
Ann Buckner
James Parker
Holly Zemak
Olga Wagner
Carol Schiff
Patrice Lynne Young

Then I'm supposed to list seven things I love. I've used these things before, but they all still hold true.
1. I love to listen to the sacred sounds of a pre dawn morning...waking bird calls...before the cars and people start to roar.
2. I love the heavenly smell of fresh coffee and sizzling bacon.
3. I love music in the Southern Gospel vein. Other times Country, 50-60's Rock and Roll, Blues, or Classic Standards when I'm in the right mood
4. I love the lure of new tubes of oil paint and the promise which they offer.
5. I love my toy poodle Dolly. She gives unadulterated love and completely forgives my mistakes. If only humans could be as compassionate..
6. I cherish the Holy Word.
7. I love all the excitement of the world of internet art. Blogging is most always a joy!

24 comments:

  1. Dean...Mucho Gracias for this super award. I indeed have a passion for painting...I sometimes have to get the energy and talent co-ordinated, but.... Your choice for the 7 things you love, gets a big 7 thumbs up from me. You OK!

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  2. And I love how poetic your are with your paintings and your words. Thank you Deano.

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  3. Congratulations Dean! I can certainally SEE your passion in your work as well as in what you say! You deserve this!...and I've said it before, but will again...love the scriptures!

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  4. Dean, bless you for including me with the other terrific artists you selected and for recognizing the passion I have for painting. It was a wonderful viewing pleasure visiting their blogs and reading a little bit about them. As always I am impressed by your abilities no matter the subject matter. I just love those impasto strokes you lay down!

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  5. Congratulations, and thank you so much, Dean! You know how to give a boost when needed. : ) Am honored. I see in addition to love of paint, we share a love of our poodles! Liz

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  6. " I cherish the Holy Word."
    Not only do you cherish God's Word, you paint it, as well.

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  7. I am honored! Thank you, Dean! And congratulations to you, as well.

    I've an awful day coming up tomorrow - so this was just the lift I needed to get through it. Can't wait to make my list and my choices - some of which will echo yours. Again, thank you for thinking of me.

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  8. James...you are welcome...well deserved!

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  9. You are welcome Sheila...you sure know how to make a person feel good!

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  10. Thanks, Suandra...Saying it a million times would not be nearly enough..."love the scriptures"!!

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  11. Thank you for the nice comment, Ann. You highly deserve the award! Love your passion for painting!

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  12. Hi Liz. I'm glad the award served to boost your spirits a little. We all need that now and then. Bless our poodles!:)

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  13. Thank you, Angela...no kinder words have been spoke of me!

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  14. You are very welcome, Patrice! You deserve this award very much! Keep the passion in your painting!

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  15. Thank you Dean for including me with the other artists. I am currently checking out each blog, there is so much wonderful work to enjoy. You have an inspiring blog and a knack for bringing people together.

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  16. Dean,
    I am so glad that you found me! I love your art, especially the "piggies" and "La Jolla Cove". Glad to see we were both awarded this nice award. You should be proud as you are very talented!

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  17. Congratulations for your award Dean. Very well deserved, my friend.

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  18. Thank you, Holly...It's such a great opportunity to share each other's art and thoughts!

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  19. Hi, Irit! Thank you for the award. Unfortunately, I just did this one a few days ago. But that doesn't diminish my sincere appreciation.

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  20. Hi, Leslie! Thanks for the super nice words! I really enjoy your style of artwork!

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  21. Thank you, Edward...glad to be your friend!

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