Lovely Blogs

What a sweet surprise!  My blogger friend Rita Barton recently awarded me with a Lovely Blog award.  Rita is an artist with an adventurous spirit and shares pictures of her life along the seaside (I can smell the salt air in her photos).  She also posts yummy, healthy recipes & pictures of her artwork.  I totally agree with her -"meeting" friends through blogging is such a cool gift!   Thank you, Rita.

I'm supposed to share 7 little known things about myself & then share 7 of my favorite bloggers.

Here we go:
  1. My great great Uncle was the Governor of Maryland.  Check out his sweet top hat.
  2. I so get a kick out of learning my family's history.  I inherited tin photos of my ancestors, a giant, 100-year old family Bible, and a letter from Abe Lincoln's son that my grandmother kept in a tiny metal box.   
  3. Other than Antiques Roadshow, Downton Abbey, & the NFL, I really don't watch much TV.  Too antsy to sit in one spot for long.
  4. I met the love of my life at a tailgate party. :) 
  5. I loved Physics & Biology in school.  Bill Nye the Science Guy & Mr. Wizard were my favorite shows as a kid. 
  6. I wanted to become a Veterinarian too.
  7. I seriously want a pet skunk.

And here are 7 of my favorite blogs.  Hope they inspire you too!
(Note:  I hate being exclusive with this.  Makes me feel icky.  I'll be "sprinkling" some of my favorite blogs in upcoming posts.  In the meantime, check out the "Inspiring Artists" link in the sidebar.) 
  1. Serena Lewis at Art by Serena Lewis.  Serena notes in her blog that she doesn't do blog awards, but I hope you'll still take a look at her work.  She is a naturally-gifted, deeply compassionate artist living in Australia.  She has a huge heart for animals too.
  2. Ashley Ann Campbell from Under The Sycamore.  Love her crafts & photos from her day-to-day family life.  I've been completely wrapped up in her recent adoption story. 
  3. Isabel March from Isabel March Photography.  I found out about Isabel when my hubby & I were looking for a engagement photographer.  She is absolutely fun, and she totally draws that out in others.  I love her sassy confidence.  If you are in the Philly, PA area & are looking for a wedding photographer, take a peek!
  4. Vicky Williamson.  Vicky's watercolor sketches are always inspiring.  She works on her sketchbooks & journals and shares them frequently on her blog.   
  5. Cris, Artist in Oregon.  Cris is another watercolor artist I like.  Her posts make me want to live on a farm and have lots of ducks in my backyard too.
  6. Pat Elliot.  Pat is an artist from England.  Love that she plays in different mediums.  
  7. Belovedbomber.  You know what?  I'm not certain of her real name. I call her BB.  She writes about uplifting topics.  Her posts are refreshing and encouraging.  

Do you have a blog?   I'd love to check it out!