Sharon Himsl and Cherdo (on the Flipside) who have wonderful blogs that I love to read. They are so interesting and inspiring so I decided that my mom's birthday was the perfect time to showcase this award.
I have been asked to write 3 things that have inspired me these past few weeks and I have to say it is difficult for me to have just 3 because I can even be inspired by the morons we see on the TV every day (Grammy's come to mind) since they inspire me of what I don't want to be or do. I am inspired by chocolate because it is luscious and divine but this is food so it gets just a special mention. So on to my first!
My Mommy:) I have included a picture of her from the 50's when she owned her restaurant in Toronto
and here is a recent picture of her at Christmas in the long term care home she now resides in.
Her love of music, art, laughter, fun and her unending love for her children (me and my bro) has inspired me beyond mere words. She has survived bombings, fire, rape, being shot at, starvation, escaping to the West (Germany),a severe brain injury, an abusive first husband, travelling to an unknown land all before she was 30. She found a loving man(my dad) and created a beautiful home filled with memories no person can take away. She has always been my rock. Her love of freedom and speaking ones' mind has made me love her all the more. Even though dementia has robbed her of some of her memories and her ability to be on her own she still can laugh and wear a funny hat on her head. I hope, one day, she can forgive me for needing to place her in a home that can care for her, I have a hard time forgiving myself but that is the norm I think. Oh, she turns 87 today!
2- I am inspired, every day, by my husband who laughs with me, protects me and can drive me nuts but he is my hubby. I am inspired by my friends who stay with me through thick and thin and know all my dirty secrets and I am inspired by my fellow bloggers who have taken the leap and have written books and have not taken "No" for an answer. They see the positive even when things don't look that way to them and always give encouragement-how nice is that!
3. I am inspired by creating. I love card making and love looking at other card makers and what they can do with their artistic talent. I am humbled by their creative touch. Below is my card about gratitude
I used cuddlebug, dye pads and bronze perfect pearls for the background. Stamped the bounty and coloured it with gamsol pencils. Stamped the saying. placed everything on papers (blue and burnt orange), added the ribbon, grape metal piece and butterfly.
Craft Your Passion-Anything Goes
Now I am to nominate some people so here are a few (it's supposed to be 15 but I am naming a few)
Vidya Sury-She is herself inspiring and I made this card thinking of her. Did I make you smile Vidya?
Robyn Engel-You are so funny and full of life, I enjoy your blog.
Drew-A Fistful of Films- All about film baby! He has great taste and love his blog-have to check him out
Kevyn Knox-Loves film, Comics and has a unique look at things and never short for words
Asha Martins-Great card-maker and so creative and a lover of animals-Go Rosie!
Becca Cruger- Started blogging in the fall about her card making and does she ever deliver! Great card maker who loves her Grandmom and I believe is her inspiration:)
Susie Mac-A great teller of takes about her daily life from her hubzam to her Mama and a great photographer
Anabel Marsh-She travels with her hubby everywhere and brings so much to light about what she has seen and experienced-love the pics
OK There we have it. So here are the instructions....
Rules for the Nominees:1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link to their blog.
2. Display the award logo.
3. Nominate 15 other bloggers (more or less) and provide a link where they may be found.
4. Go to their blog, leave a comment to let them know they have been nominated.
5. Mention three things that inspired you the most during the past few weeks.
If you don't want to do this, I am not offended but I just wanted to name you all and hope some will check you out:) Have a fabulous day everyone!