Tuesday, March 4, 2008

pass it on

upon awaking an art award was awaiting from absolute vanilla, as described:

Art Prize and Award

"This prize has arisen from the daily visits that I dedicate to many blogs which nourish me and enrich me with creativity. In them I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, ART, much art. I want to share this prize with all those bloggers that entertain me day to day and to share this prize with those who enrich me every day."

I love vanilla's take on 'the rules' which are:
The usual rules apply, post award on blog, pass award on to five others. You know the drill.

the mouse bestows this beautiful angel/fairy to the following (in no particular order & yeah, I know I can't count):

lettuce for her always artful images and words
jenclair artful quilts, book reviews and an amazing ability to weave loving kindness in her frequent posts
steve for providing a virtual zendo with his beautiful photographs and thoughtful posts
e who has been blowing me away with her visual gifts since she was two years old - thanks e for always teaching me new ways of seeing things
marie art infuses all marie's posts be they on her habitat, fiber works & mixed media, or her daily life
ched the most artistic cat I've run across... seeing that I've known thousands (if not millions) of cats in my life this is saying a lot!
michael he with the most magical eye - whose photos bring the beautiful pnw to the north coast

thank you all for beautifying my life!

as I have been planning to play the book meme here goes (rules modified for those of us who are adverse to tagging!)

The rules are:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.

"Humor" itself is a word of many meanings. In the Middle Ages and through the Renaissance it meant, among other things, one of the four principle body fluids that determined human dispositions and health (sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric, melancholic); and in physiology it still means "any clear or hyaline [transparent] body fluid such as blood, lymph or bile." Some other definitions in The American Heritage Dictionary are: "the quality of being laughable or comical;" "a state of mind, mood, spirit;" "a sudden unanticipated whim."

from: helen m. luke's kaleidoscope: the way of woman and other essays parabola books, 1992

on this day in herstory:
1917 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives.

7 comments:

jenclair said...

Wow! Thanks, Kim. Such a nice way to begin a day!

Love the bit about the humors: my goal is to be sanguine (like Chaucer) not melancholic (like Hamlet).

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

LOL, love the synchronicity of our posts today!

Colette Amelia said...

State of the World 2007.

Page 123

5 sentence and next three:

Millions of people live today in conditions similar to those described by Josaphat. Economic poverty prevents them from buying nutritious foods or medicine and from recovering belongings lost during disasters. And so they must cope with the risk they are exposed to any way they can.

Maybe in a couple of weeks I can read something light and cheery?

Ekim said...

Oh, Kim, you are a sweetheart.

Steve said...

Thanks so much! What a great compliment!

I like your humorous book excerpt, too. :)

lettuce said...

thanks kimy

:o)

kimy said...

synchronicity lives!!!

j, e, s, & l - you are welcome. thank you - you guys rock!!

jen - I'll go with your goal too!

ca - light and cheery would be a good counterpoint! best of luck getting through it all. hugs.