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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

makes my heart smile award!


My precious mom gave me this awesome award and 
I'm so excited to pass it on to the other people in the 
blogging community I've fallen in love with! 
Thanks so much, mom! 
You truly are the greatest mom and best friend ever!
I am so thankful for you.

So here are the rules for the award:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog (just right click on the image and copy, then paste to your blog post)

2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award

3. Nominate 10 blogs

4. Put a link to their blogs

5. Leave a message for your nominee's

Blogs that make me SMILE~

*Before I begin, my mom's blog (the one who nominated mine) is by far the one who makes me smile the most! I'm so proud of who she is and what she stands for. Her blog and artwork surpasses my imagination! 

1. ----> Ok. So this isn't exactly an "artist," but she was my best friend in high school: Katelyn Bridges. Her blog is the way we've been able to keep up with each other recently. She's one of the funniest people I know; and therefore, never hesitates to make me smile. 

2. ---> Miss Elsie Flannigan: I took a class from her and fell in love with drawing and painting people... and doodling. Her entire site is packed FULL of inspiration to no end. I didn't realize how many other people loved her until I entered the yellowbarnart contest. She's a pretty popular lady! Everything about her site brings me happiness... and a smile. 

3. ---> Steve Hill: He's just an awesome guy with a beautiful outlook on life. He sees God in everything... and that makes me smile. 

4. ---> So these girls have just made my month. Even if I hadn't won the contest, I would still love their work. They make me smile because they inspire me to reach my dreams as they are reaching for theirs (to own an art supply store!). 

5. ---> Who doesn't smile at vintage goodness?! I also love this site because it has the "vintage wedding guide." I mean, let's be honest... all girls think about their weddings... even when they don't have a fiancee, much less a boyfriend. Because of this site, ideas about my big day are rolling in. 

6. ---> This group of girls is new to me but I immediately wanted to go make a quilt... which I have no clue how to do. Thanks for making me smile about the quilts I've been dreaming of making since I looked at your blog! 

7.http:/ ---> Danielle Thompson: Her children are precious! I love her photography - her use of colors is PHENOMENAL! 

8. ---> I love Kelly's work! I would really love to take one of her classes soon! She uses mixed media and it is beautiful work! All of her journals make me smile. I hope to have a collection of journals like that one day! 

9. ---> Holly Neufeld: Her art is similar to Elsie's but her's makes me smile just as big. Great photography and an abundance of inspiration. 

10. ---> Tascha from Canada. This blog makes me smile because she has a skill in painting that I fear I may never achieve. As an artist, I think we can learn and add our own touch to things, but this woman has an incredible gift! I just love it. I don't know how else to explain it. 


Kelly Kilmer said...

Thanks for your kind words!!!!! ;)

Elsie Flannigan said...

thank you soo much.
you made my day. i like your blog!
XOXO. elsie

Katelyn said...

thanks whit! you are so sweet. you make me smile!! i'm glad we are blog friends!

Amanda said...

Whitney! For such a young lady, you are very wise...I am greatly enjoying your blog. ;) Amanda

Steve said...

Thank you so much for the award Whitney! I'm flattered and EXTREMELY blessed by your incredibly kind words (and flattered to be the only male on the list! lol). Take care.