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Five Truly Creative Blogs

The Colorado Rockies..(hand stitched and drawn by me!--I know--You're surprised--me too!)
A Work in Progress

 Stuffed but no texturing yet...it's in my head but not stitched...at present!



My dear friend Trudy of Sewing with Trudy, who is a very creative blogger, gave me this award and I am so looking forward to passing it on to five of the most unique blogs I have ever visited. (Ok...so I picked seven--can't help it!!)   I do hope you enjoy checking them out.





Shannon Mucha of  Blu Bambu..Art in the Every Day  Shannon takes stunning photos..truly amazing photos. She is also a graphic artist who drew all the images on the twelve worship banners that I sewed for our church. Shannon and Shona spent a whole evening many months ago (it seems a life-time ago!) giving me advice on everything from my pictures, to my color scheme, to my header to help me improve my blog. They have also single-handedly (or is that double-handedly?)  inspired me to pursue my fabric art. Shannon was chatting with me one day, at a party, and when I told her of my dream to make custom fabric art for people's homes some day--she said, "Why  not now?". I couldn't really think of a good reply to that one! 
The piece of art at the top of this post is a smaller version, (my entry for Shona's art show in The Woodlands), of a custom 5' x 8' wall hanging I'm doing on commission for a friend's new home. She's my first customer. Thanks Shannon for giving me that extra bit of encouragement! I'm dedicating The Colorado Rockies to you. :o)

 


Maria of Color Me Happy   She is my interior designer friend. She is incredible talented and creative. She knows color and fashion and how colors work with other colors and how they work with fabrics and furniture styles. She takes fantastic photos. One of the most interesting things she does is arrange objects-d'art for photos. So creative! I LOVE reading her old posts. If I'm going to sit and read something..the first stop is always Color Me Happy. I have so much to learn from her. Anyone who owns a home and ever wants to do something different with it..needs to visit her blog. And for sure, don't paint until you've seen her..or better yet--get a color consultation from her. No need for painting mistakes!

 

Melissa of Until Wednesday Calls... I know, I just gave her an award..but she really is truly the most creative blogger I know. She does things with fabric that I've never seen anyone do..clothes, alterations, crafts for children and takes the most fabulous photos I've ever seen. Her tutorials are just lovely and her cooking looks so pretty too. You will LOVE this blog--I promise! If you don't spend an hour on her blog, I will be truly shocked! :o)







Carolyn of Handmade by Carolyn-- I have to tell you  that I don't know how I missed this blog! It's just amazing!  She does the most creative photos of herself in clothes she made and or knitted herself. Wow--It's hard not to be jealous! I would like to sit all day and look at her pictures. How in the world does she EVER thing of poses like she does? You won't forget her blog once you have visited!




Shona of The Artistic Life  Shona, has been a personal friend of mine for many years. She is the one I told you about who posts the most gorgeous photos, poems, and altered art...with mothering as a central theme.


I've been enjoying a great weekend reading her book and trying very hard not to get off the couch and start a new project. I'm already so far behind in my current ones. If you've ever wanted to try a hand at art, she can help you get started. If you want to just be amazed at beautiful art..then stop by..today.





Five Minutes for Me by Natasha... I ADORE this blog, though I don't visit as often as I'd like. It's just gorgeous and she also takes fabulous photos. She started her blog to share something positive and beautiful for five minutes every day. I love to link up my latest or most favorite song on her Sunday Song linky party.  Her blog is like a beautiful vacation.

I have one more blog to tell you about but that will be later this weekend....

Well, I'm off to help my friend Laurie unpack in her beautiful new house tomorrow (Thursday), so stop by on Friday and I'll show you just how truly stunning it is! She is creative too, but doesn't have a blog.

So many of you are so amazingly creative and it made it very hard to pick..but these were really unusually so, so I wanted to give you some stunning places to visit till I can get back.

Happy Homemaking!


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8 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

These are some great picks, Donna. I have to say that Handmade By Carolyn is my personal favorite. I never miss her posts. She is so inspiring and creative.

Shona Cole said...

Donna, you are too sweet to include me in this list of lovely blogs. thank you, I love the photo of you and your dog reading!!!

shannon m. said...

Donna, you are amazing, as is your art! Thank you for including me in this list! Really unexpected & truly honored.

Natasha said...

Thank you so much for your sweet words-you really have made my day! I am so honoured to be part of this talented group of bloggers you have mentioned. I know of a couple of them and I look forward to visiting all of them soon. Thanks for the intro!

Congratulations on your award too Donna-you truly deserve it! I hope you will be able to visit again soon...I am missing your beautiful music!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Carolyn said...

Donna, congratulations on getting this award! You have a fabulous creative blog, and I'm honoured and flattered that you chose me to pass it on to, thank you! I have already received this award in the past, so I hope you don't mind if I don't writ another ten things about myself, but I will mention it and link to you in my next post.
Thank you so much!

Carolyn said...

Oh, I also meant to answer your question about my photos:
I take nearly all my own photos (like 99%), using a self timer. Once in a blue moon my husband or one of my children will be around to take one for me, but this is pretty rare!

Maria Killam said...

Hey I'm late to arrive, but thank you so much Donna! You are one of my sweetest and favourite friends in blogland!!
xoxo
Maria

MaryN said...

Donna, your sewn landscape is GORGEOUS! I, too, love the picture of you reading with your dog. Does it happen to be a min pin? :)
Your puppy looks like my min pin Daphne!

So glad I found you through the miz kate dot com Artist blog hop!
I am your newest blog follower. :)
Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

Best,
Mary C. Nasser
http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html

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