Monday, July 16, 2012

Kreative Blogger Award

Karen Anne Brady of Ireland Brady bestowed upon me the "Kreative Blogger Award". 

Part of accepting the award means I have to share 7 random, but well thought out facts about myself. So here goes:

1. I am generally a happy and positive person.

2. I am a health nut. I don't drink alcohol, smoke, buy junk food or eat or drink anything with sugar in it (except whole fruits) or eat any processed foods (except organic potato chips and Triscuits once in a great while).

3. I make most of the presents I give away at Christmas. 

4. I'd wear some version of Renaissance attire all of the time if people didn't look at me funny (except when on hiking trips, long distance travel or playing sports -- hard to do those activities in long gowns!). 

5. I love old architecture. I feel much more comfortable in older buildings and in older neighborhoods than in new buildings (it's hard to love boxy glass and steel structures).

6. I was a long distance swimmer as a child.

7. I love hiking and discovering things and places on foot away from traffic.

In accepting this award there are a few rules (which allow some leeway to be broken: check out the parentheses below):

When one receives this honor, there are a few rules they can (or not) choose to follow:
1. Post a link to the person who awarded you 
2. Share 7 well-thought out random things about yourself
3. Bestow this Award to 10 other deserving bloggers and let them know.

I am going to break the 3rd rule because I don't follow or read many blogs (except news and political blogs, but I'm not going to count them in). I'm sticking to art and music blogs:

1. Karen at Ireland Brady  -- yup, I'm giving the award right back to her because I read everything she writes.
2. AnnMarie at AnnMarieTornabene -- because I read all of her blogposts as well (her website is well worth checking out too at
3. Abby at MinstrelTales. Abby hasn't written much on her blogger, but she was an active blogger on Myspace for years (before MySpace disappeared and came back, that is!). She tells what it is like to be a traveling Renaissance minstrel in the modern world.
4. Terrance Frank Lazaroff of EtsyExtension. Frank is a gifted potter and shares tips on the business of selling crafts.

I also sometimes read the blogs of this musician and artist (more well known):
5. Jo at TheCartBeforetheHorse. Soft sculpture and dolls and lots of creativity! 
6. Lisa Lynne at LisaLynneFranco. Harpist sharing concert videos, pictures of her travels and the story of finding her birth mother.


  1. Lise, you are a sweetheart! Thank You!

    I'm with you all the way on preferring older architecture, my home was built in 1920 and its sturdiness and warmth have been hugging and protecting us since we moved in back on 10/1/1970.

    I'm off to visit your bloggers' .... I'm sure they will all be delightful! Thanks!

  2. Hey Lise .... come on over to my blog about "Celebrate Oz 2012" .... I have a bunch of give aways and I would love to have your name in the Give Away Drawing that I'll be holding tomorrow after Noon!

  3. Hey Lise, guess what? Your name was chosen for the 4th place price, a green heart amulet in my "Celebrate Oz" blog drawing!

    All I need to be able to send it your way is your address! You can send it to me at

    Karen Anne

  4. Wow! As I said on your blog, it is the first time I have ever won a prize! And I mean ever! I'm beyond thrilled to receive one of your necklaces!

  5. I am delighted that you were among the winners! You crochet don't you ... would you like me to include a copy of the pattern that I wrote up for this pattern? I'd be quite happy to include it in the envelope I send your necklace in ...

    Be sure to send me your address ... I am also at

    Big hugs!
    Karen Anne