Monday, November 14, 2011

imagine my award!

Imagine my surprise when I was contacted on Facebook a while ago by Shellie Sakei and given the Versatile Blogger Award!  Shellie and I struck up a friendship on Twitter months ago, but I had no idea she even was aware I wrote a blog.  She writes over at Shellie Sakei and is pursuing a writing career, for which I commend her.  Check out her blog.  Shellie is a very focused writer, and I believe she will be published someday.  Which makes it all the more special that she passed this award to me.  Thanks, Shellie.

Part of the responsibility of sharing this award is that I have to tell 7 things about myself, and pass this award to 15 bloggers.  Well, if you have been reading this blog, you know I like to change things.  I changed the "this moment" series on Fridays to suit my creativity, and soooo, I am changing this up a bit.  Especially since I have received this award once before.  Call it metamorphosis.

So I will list my favorite bloggers first.  There are more than 15 (twisted rule one).  This is a group of bloggers I joined months ago.  The owners of the group set a challenge to blog and comment on each members blog twice a week for three months, and three months later there were still quite a few of us left standing.  Here is the group as it stands today, and it is probably my favorite group of people to blog and chat with.  The writers have different styles, different focuses, and come from all walks of life in locations all over the world.  The support and friendship I have gained from knowing them is immeasurable, and has propelled me forward when I stagnated, and given me feedback when I didn't know if what I wrote was worth reading.  I hope you will check these blogs out.  For a hit and run reader like me, to have one group that I stick with, is the best compliment I can give them.  

Here they are:

The other requirement for this award is that I share 7 things about myself (as if I haven't shared enough already!):

  1. I laugh a lot.  And easily.  Sometimes inappropriately.
  2. I think I was born with a paintbrush/pencil in my hand.  I can't remember NOT having one and putting my world on paper or canvas.
  3. I'm curious about everything.
  4. I love to fish, especially when I out fish Stevie Wonder.  But don't ask me to eat fish.  Ugh.
  5. Color sets my brain on fire.  It brings about emotions so strong I can't really express them.
  6. Having a camera in my hand feels like an extension of my body.  Taking photos makes me feel like I am sharing pure emotion.
  7. I am passionate about caring for those less fortunate.  And when I see someone doing wrong, I can't keep my mouth shut.  

And there you award...thanks again to Shellie for sharing it with me...and thanks to the day we first tweeted each other.  She's a wonderful person, and I encourage you to check out her blog.

If I haven't learned anything else, I know now that writing is work.  Yes, it's rewarding, but it's work all the same.  Some days I wonder why I ever started blogging.  Then I sit down and start typing, and realize it is because it is another way to create.  Sharing thoughts is what brought me to blogging, and keeps me reading and writing.

What do you like to share?  

~cath xo
Twitter @jonesbabie


  1. You are the best Cathy. Congrats on the award!!

    I'm so honoured that you nominated the PBAU group. I wholeheartedly agree with you that they are my fave group of people to share, blog and chat with!

  2. Congrats to you Cath! And thanks for sharing :) xoxo

  3. Cathy, you, with your beautiful, intense blog, deserve this award - and many others. If there's an award for unusual creativity, you should get it for your photography and haiku verse.

    Thanks for the mention.

  4. Congratulations Cath. You deserve this award many times over. Writing on so many diverse topics from the serious to the wacky, wonderful photos, art, poetry and a great sense of humour. Definitely a Versatile Blogger! Thank you for sharing with the group.

  5. @Janine Thanks Janine. I ruminated for a few weeks on this one before I replied to Shellie's award. And could think of no more appropriate group to share it's been a wonderful collaboration for the past several months. :D

  6. @Lalia You deserve it my gutsy, honest friend. xo :D

  7. @Penelope J. Thanks Pennie, that isn't the first time I have been called "unusual" but you have said it in the nicest words I've heard. I appreciate your support and feedback. xo

  8. @hocam Actually Mary, I don't think I could ever stick to a blog with a "theme". I wish I could and envy those who can and do produce beautiful blogs on a single topic or subject. But I discovered long ago my brain isn't wired that way and to try to force it to perform would be to kill the creative side of my brain. Which is where my blog lives. :D Thanks for the lovely comment. xo

  9. Cathy,

    Thank you so much for being my friend. I am so glad we bumped into each other on twitter. Thanks so much for the kudos!

    You are a wonderful person, thank you again.

  10. @shelliesakai the pleasure is all mine Shellie! :D