Saturday, January 9, 2010

Other awards and some more drawings...

I went back through some older posts and found that there were a few awards (blog hugs) that I had not posted about.  And I do appreciate those that have sweetly thought of me and passed them on to me! I finally am posting some here and will do the rest in  another post.

This 40's inspired one (I love that era of style, pictures and stories) was from Kathie at My Net Finds back in August! I am also passing this on to all those that have so sweetly left comments. Thank you! (Please let me know if you post this, I'd love to read your 10 interesting facts about you!)

The De-Lurker Award

It's the de-lurker award! This is to award ALL of the non-lurkers, and to thank them for their non-lurking lifestyle. Everyone enjoys comments, and making new friends. Please pick this award up after commenting :o)

So, those of you who are too shy to comment, get out of your comfort zone, and get this award!

Here are the rules:
1. I have to list 10 interesting facts about myself (hmmm...interesting?)
2. Pass it on to 10 more bloggers 
Rule Numero Uno...
1. I love pizza! (I seriously think that I could eat this about every specialty pizzas, but actually, if I eat one at a home...I do like frozen Tombstone pizza :o) Mexican food (ANY thing with cheese), Italian food (also ANY thing with cheese), Chinese food (esp Sesame this real Chinese cuisine?), Japanese food (mmm... love hibachi raw fish) could go on when it comes to food...I sum it up...I love to eat and try new types of foods. (but not too daring...ya know what I mean? please not any exotic fare that have ingredients like crickets, worms, animal tongues, etc)

2. I love watching the Cake, Ace of Cakes, Food Network's Cake Challenge, Cake Boss...

3. I love the shows about the different foods around the country and world. (ok...I realized that I have just been talking only food-related facts!)

4. One last thing relating to the first 3 listed...I would love to travel to try all these different foods that each city, state or country are famous for.

5. I have a "torus palatinus" (that I didnt know I had... until I was in dental hygiene school)... & a "geographic tongue".

6. Growing up as a military child and marrying military, I have moved and lived in 23 different homes, 12 cities, 9 states, 4 countries...

7. I would like (or *think* that I would) to parasail, hang-glide or do the zip-line... (well...I think that I would be braver, if I could do them tandem with my hubby!)

8. I am amazed by "baby sign language" and if that was around when ours were little would have loved to try it out. (hmmm...maybe if we do live near our future grandbabies...)

9. I also think that how awesome those are that can speak more than one language... and those that are fluent in even more languages? absolutely wonderful! (I wish I kept up with my mom's native language).

10. I have a tendency to doze off when watching a rented movie. (Not all the time...but hey, if I happen to doze, then it is like seeing a movie for the first time when we happen to rent it out again :o)


Ave from Made in Canarias awarded this "Blog Hug" to me back in November. Thank you so much! I love learning about others through awards with lists like these. 

The rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each.

Let's see...

7 things that people may not know: 
1. I love vintage/antique things, especially things that are quirky, unusual or unique.

2. I met my hubby at 16, engaged at 17, married at 18, had our first baby at 19.
(initially, we thought we'd wait a few years, but after literally every neighbor friend around us had babies...we changed our minds on waiting. And we've been blessed 3 times with 3 beautiful babies! 
3. I would have loved to have more children...but at this time in my life...grandbabies will be perfect! 
4. Whenever I get near a huge tree with large branches...I get the urge to want to climb up on it! 
5. I love to try new crafts and projects.

6. I would love to travel, travel, travel!
7. I'd love to illustrate a children's book.
7 creative bloggers - and their blogs

(..some of you may have an award free blog...but if you do post about it, please let me know so that I can be sure not to miss your post.)

Here are some more drawings that were ordered for Christmas gifts... 
(you can click on to each and see a bigger view...I think).
This first one belongs to Michelle at Stuttering Shell.  Go by, enjoy her blog, and see photos of her beautiful children.

Michelle gave this one to her sister and brother-in-law for their sweet golden retriever.  It was drawn from such a cute photo of Logan wet after swimming in a favorite lake.
Thank you for your emails: "...I received the UPS package the other day and everything looks wonderful!  My husband and I stood there just "oohing" and "aahing" over the drawings!"  &  "My parents adored the portrait of the kids and my sister & her husband said the drawing of Logan was perfect. Again, thank you for sharing your talent with me and my family...and for making our holiday special."

This logo was for the dear friend of Mary.  A couple of years ago, I had drawn an LSU tiger for one of Mary's family members.

 I appreciate the word of mouth of those that have one of the Personalized Sketches artwork that I do! As well as, greatly appreciate those that are interested in them.  Mary's friend Val ordered this one for her son. It is a helmet with her son's highschool logo. I do have quite a number of different helmets and school logos, so will show those on another post.

As always...thank you for stopping by and commenting!

Blessings & Aloha!


~ RM said...

Oh my goodness... Thank you for thinking of me!! You just made my day! :) I have the crazy geographic tongue too, and someone told me it's possibly due to a food allergy- turns out I never seem to have a problem with it until a few days after I consume a milk product. (Which stinks- I love cheese as much as you do!) OH well... Funny- we have a lot in common, did you know before I became a stay at home mommy, I was an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant? ;) I loved it, maybe I will go back to it one day. It really helped calm to 'builder/crafter' in me....

Also, I meant to tell you a bunch of times already, I just LOVE your drawings! They are so creative and original. I'm thinking about having some fun like this for my daughter's room, these might be *perfect*! She loves our dogs so much, maybe we could get one of each done?

Sorry this comment is so long, perhaps I should have emailed you! :) Happy shopping with your hubby!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

I loved reading your lists :-)

Tom Bailey said...

You do have a great talent for putting together lists like Kathie said.


xinex said...

I am so happy to read more aout you, Maria. You are brave for wanting to zip line. Te last cruise we sailed on had a zip line and both my 11 yr. old granddaughter and 72 year old sister went for it but not me, lol. I am a chicken. But I had parasailed, only because someone had to go with AJ cause she wasn't heavy enough to go by herself and I was so nervous, so never again.....Christine

Jen said...

It's always nice to get to know people a little better! Thanks for sharing! As always, your drawings are fabulous!

Maggi said...

Wowowow, congrats on the awards and thank you for passing them on to me! I love your drawings, these are gorgeous!

2003beachbunch said...

Congrats on all of your awards :-) Sorry I haven't been by in awhile. The holidays, travel, and family visiting has kept me off of the computer! Everyone LOVED the sketch! Thanks again for doing that!

yonca said...

Congrats on your awards and thanks for passing Kreativ Blogger Award on to me. BTW, I love travel too. I wish I can as much as before.Maybe next year:)


both my daughter and my son have geographic tongue. never heard of anyone else who had it. i have never even told him he has it yet. he's 7. i'll wait until he asks.

Too Many Hats said...

Congrats on your awards! I love the cake challange show - my 12 year old son loves it too - they amaze me.

HeatherOz said...

Congrats on your awards! It was fun learning more about you!

~ RM said...

THanks again for the blog hug and award! I posted my seven things/seven blogs.... Check it out when you have a moment! ;)

xinex said...

Thanks for coming by Maria. Don't forget to come back on Monday cause I want to show you the rest of my Polish pottery collection. I know you have a gorgeous collection also..Christine

LAnderson said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your wonderful comments! You have a lovely blog and I will visit often!

Mary Anne Gruen said...

Congrats on the Awards!!! I love pizza too! And though I don't fall asleep during rented movies, my husband does. LOL

I like the De-Lurker Award! It sounds like fun!

Now let me see. If I want that Award I should put it on my blog, offer it to all those who make comments if they want it. And then write 10 interesting facts about myself. Is that right?

Jessica Cangiano said...

Thank you dearly for the beautiful gift this blog award, sweet soul, and for sharing some fascinating facts about yourself (I'm wild for pizza, too, and love to whip up homemade thin crust ones for my husband and I all the time - I wish you lived nearby, I'd invite you over for a pizza and movie evening tonight!).

Sincere thanks for your wonderful comments recently, and again for the lovely award. I truly hope that life is smiling upon you, dear friend!

Tons of hugs,
♥ Jessica

Alely L. said...

Super sweet! Congratulations on all of the awards! I really need to de-lurk! I am right there with you on #'s 1,2,3,4,9 and 10! lol! Thanks so much for sharing!


Mary Anne Gruen said...

I did the De-lurk Award today with the 10 Interesting facts. Thanks so much again!

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