Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I have received 2, yes 2, blogger awards! Thank you!!

Good morning world!! I have received 2 blogger awards and now I must pass them along, but seems that those I was going to send them to got one too!! But the conditions are that I must tell you 7 things about me that you don't know, hmmm, I think you must all know my mundane life by now, but I will think hard.
But before I do this, I must Credit those who gave them to me! The first being Tonya from Such a sweetheart she is and always taking the time to be nice to me on my Facebook page, thanks Tonya, so much. I feel honored!

The second being my friend and Facebook  cheerleader Max. She is always there first thing every morning trying to make me believe that I am going to have a good day, hey some days it works! Thanks Max, I feel special, very special! Take some time to check out these lovely ladies and their wonderful creations!
Now as for what you may not know about me, let's see.....
  1. I am a widow of 23 years, my husband died when he was 29, I was 27. A very rough time for me.
  2. I have 3 grown girls and 7 grandchildren, 5 boys and 2 girls.
  3. I used to display at about 12 craft shows a year in Ohio, Pa, Virginia and New Jersey. Unfortunately, I only do one now, don't have the energy or time anymore, though someday, I would like to do more!
  4. I used to paint mainly miniatures in 7 different colors for shadow boxes and many wood cutouts, my passion has changed a little.
  5. I love cats and birds, spend alot of time watching and feeding birds.
  6. My favorite place to vacation is the Outer Banks of NC, Hatteras to be exact, no place on earth like it!
7. I want nothing more than to be able to paint for a living, but then, you may have known that already, seeing that I am always complaining about the lack of time! I have always wanted to have a shop and teach painting classes.
There you have it, I can't think of 7 more, so this will have to do for now. Thanks again ladies, now to think of 7 people that I want to give mine to........


  1. OMG this is the first time I have seen your work...even though I have come to recognize alot of my "LINK" fans. I think the Blogs give us more leway to put what we want out there than FB does. Your stuff is lovely...I haven't tried painting yet but when I do I want a very country look like yours. As for art for a living...we have that in common.

    As for Kraftymax...we have been friends going on 15 or so yrs. I was even in her wedding. Wonderful, wonderful person. I wish I hadn't had to move 3 hrs away from my friends and home town of St. Augustine. Anyway I digress....Lovely art and I will look forward to hearing from you again soon.

  2. Thanks so much!! I know Facebook doesn't always let everyone see and hear enough of our lives or work, so that's what prompted me to do this. I didn't think I would have enough to say that really interested anyone, but funny how I am finding things, lol. Max is great, my morning inspiration, you are lucky to have her at least part way close to you, I am afraid I am way far away. Here's to both of us finding out way to art as a living, I know it can be done!!

  3. Well deserved, Eileen.
    and I can second how lovely Tonya is!

    I love the blog, it feels more companionable somehow than FB does. I knew you'd love doing one too :)

  4. Ms. Eileen, you soooooo deserved this award! I just love all your 'little' cat 'funnies' on your blog...oh ya, and all the things you write about! Don't worry, we'll meet one of these days! Please keep your 'chin up' and smile -the whole world will wonder WHY!! ~KM

  5. Thanks Eileen....for my award I am working on my fun to do.....

  6. Thank you pat, it is fun and I am finding that I have lots to talk about and love the fact that I can show more of my stuff.

  7. Max, I love cats, they have held my heart since I was little and unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, they are my best friends, they love me no matter what I say or do, they keep me company when I paint, they are always there! Trying to keep the chin up! Thanks for being there every morning when I wake up!

  8. Glenna, I look forward to seeing it when you get a ittle of it done, hope I helped some!


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