|The most original Liebster award I found was by DRHGUY, I don't know|
the gentleman , but this was clever.
|Erin revisited: some lightening her, some |
darkening there, some cropping
On Google, I found I wasn't the only award winner. Many winners of the award had researched its origins: in Germany, around 2009 - 2010. Liebster translates to sweetheart, darling, dearest one. I got the impression from what I read the someone in the cooking category may have been the originator and it took off from there. Originally, it was for blogs with less than 3000 followers and somehow got adjusted almost immediately to those blogs with under 200 followers.
There are several plaques one can choose to display . I thought
DRHGUY's was the most original, yet too centered in the Chicago area
for the world wide net. Here are the others my recipients can choose from, (there are more on Google, feel free or not):
My top choices-- Roger, Jean, John, Sharon and Kathryn-- give me consistent support during my floundering about to find wherever the hell I fit in the fine art world. I didn't do them justice yesterday.
Roger Akesson has his own unique, very strong style and is consistent; I'd like to achieve his total focus.
His work is reliable. Mine is not.
Jean Spitzer's nudes are outstanding; the mood of her works, her palette is imaginative and she's making waves with iPad art I think are formidable.
John Simlet is brilliant. His articulate architectural drawings are enviable and he IS a real sweetheart to boot, always supportive.
Sharon Wright does wonderful paintings, full of love. She's so skilled, very generous with her procedures, and way too humble, but that's what makes her such a darling.
Kathryn Ragan is a skilled, meticulous, sharing watercolorist,traits this impatient gal will never have. In her busy life, she always finds time to move ahead with her art. Her dedication is amazing.
I don't think I gave my top blogbuddies enough accolades being partially still under the influence of remnant anesthetics. I screwed up their links. I didn't pay them enough homage. I hope they will forgive me for such a shoddy award presentation. I did correct that post as soon as Roger tipped me off.
Then this morning, I'm thinking of all the blogs I follow. I follow them because they energize me, they nourish me, they astound me in some unique way. I wouldn't follow them otherwise. They are all my followers and my followers are all very dear to me--particularly when they leave comments, for it may look like I know what I'm doing, but I'm still finding my way. They help me clarify my path and for that I'm very grateful. Whoever launched this award originally requiring recipients have less than 3000 followers was slightly over ambitious do you think? Two hundred and one and out of the race would be fine with me. It took me forever to reach a hundred. There's some really good company on the other side of that fence not to be ignored for they are sweethearts too--Celeste Bergin and Dan Kent and, and ,and...my list goes on. But they are all there for you to see. So I made a new heading for my favorite blogs list Liebster Blogs All. I don't mean to take away from my five top choices, I just don't want to neglect the others who have been so helpful and so dear to my development over the three years I've been blogging. They are all award winners especially Christine Peterson, who was my very first follower and gave me such a thrill that morning when I saw there was a stranger, someone not related to me, someone I didn't sign up myself on my roster.
As for what I told you about my self that I had kept personal, well that's for another day. But it was all true. I was never one to breast my cards.