A Lovely Gift

Today I received the loveliest gift
from Lis at

when she included me in her list for the
Beautiful Blogger Award.

Lis is working to
lead an authentic life with
all the pitfalls that get thrown 
in our way every day.  She is putting
herself out there in all facets of her
life and she has just about the most beautiful
little girl one could ever see.
I am in awe of her poetry and the
way she expresses the deep love
and connection she has with her daughter.
Her blog is a joy to read and an exploration
that takes me inward and away.

The requirements for accepting this gift
are to pass it forward to fifteen other
fabulous bloggers I have recently discovered
and share the news with them
and to reveal seven things about myself.

So fifteen fabulous blogs I recently
discovered and love in no particular order:

Now to the hard part, seven things
about myself:

As an only child, I was always shy
and did not partake in group activities so
I started this blog as a way to put myself out
there and force myself to engage.

If I could only eat one food for the
rest of my life it would be cheese.

My greatest joy in this life is
my adult son Jay.  We speak every day,
we work together, and we really like
each other, he is one of my best friends.
And, we drive each other crazy because
we are so alike.

I am afraid of monkeys, they creep me out
I think because they are so human and not human
at the same time.

I regret that I did not start a real farm
with goats and sheep long ago, now I feel
like I am getting to old to begin, but
I may do it anyway.

I believe that all animals and plants
are higher forms of life living here
to teach us ignorant human’s to wise up.

I want to keep expanding every day.

So thank you Lis for including me.

Today’s collage: Three


10 Responses to “A Lovely Gift”

  1. Mrs Moen March 2, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    Thank you so much, that's so kind of you:-)

    My aunt did actually buy a goat farm, and has sheep now…

    Did you use bubble wrap to print on your collage?

  2. lyle baxter March 2, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    corrine, sheep and goats are the best.when our kids were small we had a small farm. my husband was in the textile business with his family and I was the farmer. I loved them all!and could go on at length. I wont. you would have a fine time and you are young enough to handle it! I sadly am past that much physical labor!I learned to deliver stuck babies and chop off tails and other exterior unnecessaries! we had to move on and do other things but it was our favorite. lyle

  3. La Dolce Vita March 3, 2010 at 3:44 am #

    awww thanks, I was just doing a blogger friends and awards post tomorrow, so you will be in the link! and do the goats and sheep, you will love it!! thanks, Corrine xo

  4. Candace March 3, 2010 at 4:18 am #

    Corinne, what a great post! I regret not having a farm… altho I am doing my best living out in the almost wilderness, yes, inside Athens!
    I feel this is a true from the heart post and that I know you a little better as a person now and not just another artist!
    Speaking of art, that is a great piece you have treated us to.
    Take care and enjoy the week.
    Candace, Still in Athens.

  5. Connie March 3, 2010 at 4:38 am #

    All my life I too have longed for a farm!! Hansel, my honey, is from Costa Rica–and every time we go there–I pretend that his grandparent's farm is actually mine!! I have it in my head and heart that when we move there I'll be raising a few farm animals myself!!

    Thank you so much for sharing this award with me. I am truly honored and i have been really enjoying sharing with you in our workshop and through your blog. You do some of the most amazing, beautiful work. It is a great pleasure to get to know you.

    Big hugs!!

  6. kirsty March 3, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    Thank you so much for the award…and leading me to your blog! x

  7. Victoria March 3, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    Thank you very much for the award. I admit I am horrible about passing these on, (hangs head in shame) but very much appreciate the thought. :0)

    Your work is beautiful! I agree about cheese, (yum!) and the role of animals and plants. Hope one day soon you find yourself on that farm with goats and sheep… sounds like a perfect life! Look forward to visiting your lovely blog again! xo

  8. Erin Martineau March 3, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    Thanks, Corinne! I'm so glad you enjoyed my blog, and thank you so much for recommending it here. And what a treat–your art is wonderful! I'm looking forward to following your writing and your work.

  9. Marilyn Rock March 3, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    Thank you SO much Corinne for the Blog award; I am overwhelmed really. I so appreciate it. I, too, have trouble choosing a number of Blogs to pass the award on to as I love all of the Blogs, I visit, and wish I could give them all an award. I visit, here, often and plan on doing so. I love your art and words.

    Humbly – Marilyn xxoo

  10. Sanja March 4, 2010 at 8:38 pm #

    Thank you Corinne for giving me the award.
    Love your work!

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