Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Apparantely I have been given the Kreativ Blogger award from Diane Marshall. Thanks Diane. Now I am trying to figure out how this works. I notice when Diane posted what she was to do with it she had 7 artists to whom she passed it on to. and by clicking onto their names-their blogger sites came up. Guess I don't know how to do that so I will post the 7 names that I feel have been particularly helpful and to who I think have special painting passion for their work.
First I am to list 7 things about myself.
1. My college background is in Biology and Art. Biology in the sense of wildlife habitats and the ecology of wilderness.
2. In my early work life I did Highschool textbook illustration and a College Botony book on Paleo-Botony.
3. I once worked in a print shop doing art layout and design.
4. In highschool I cowboyed and worked in the mountains at a church Camp.
5. I have a wonderful wife, Two daughters, 6 Grand children and 2 Great Grandchildren.
6. I have a great love for my creator and a passion for the life I lead.
7. I am terribly alergic to Peas, Onions and green peppers.
7 of the Blog Artists I have come to really appreciate. Does this have to be only 7?
1.Gwen Bell, who has such great talent and a wonderful means of expressing it.
2. Peter Brown another very gifted artist who has wonderful insight and knows where he is going with his art.
3. Liz Holm who has such courage and does the most amazing work with all she has going on in her life.
4. Leslie from Dragonfies. A Photographer who has such a great way of expressing her love of the desert and its creatures.
5. Sheila, the Forensic artist who has such energy in both her life and in her art. It is contagious.
6. Candace Moore, a student who is doing the most marvelous art work and still seems like a true human being. She will be heard from.
7. Holly Bedrosian, Such talent and seems to be a very poised young woman. She is doing great things and is being heard from.
All these folks are an inspiration to me. I could list others but had to settle for 7. And I categorize all these folks in the same category and certainly not No. 1 through No. 7


hbedrosian said...


I am so honored to be included in your list of blog artists you appreciate, and for the kind words you wrote about me! I very much enjoy reading about your artwork and artistic journeys on your blog as well.

Candace X. Moore said...

Gary, Kind words from an inspiring artist and person. Can I put you on my list of 7? Honestly and sincerely...the sentiments are mutual.

Peter Brown said...

Wow, thanks so much for listing me Gary - it's not often I'm awarded anything!

I wholeheartedly agree with what Candace and Holly have said and can add that the scenes you paint so beautifully have me pining for wild, distant places and cowboys. OK, well, maybe not the cowboys!

Keep up the good work, and thanks again.

Leslie said...

My first award! I am truly honored. You are a gentleman with wonderful talent and a kind heart. So glad to count you among my blogger buddies - you've been such a great supporter from the start.

L.Holm said...

Thank you so much, Gary. I'm humbled.
Your love for your family and for nature shines through in your work. Honored to be in such good company. Wonderful to learn more about your background in biology and printing and graphics. Peas and onions and peppers, oh my! They're everywhere! :-D

Mary Paquet said...

Gary, thanks for joining my blog. I spent some time catching up on yours -- it's been a busy couple weeks here. You are such an accomplished artist. Your subject matter speaks to me. I have always felt so at home in the Rocky Mountains.

DEB said...

Gary, first, Congratulations!! You are so deserving of this award! Second, thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog. I really appreciate them.

Celeste Bergin said...

congratulations on your you need to learn how to is very easy!

Don Coker said...

Congrats, Gary! You are most deserving and I couldn't agree with your list of artists more! Also, thanks for your kind comment at my blog.

Anonymous said...

well done Gary! good to hear about your interests and 7 good choices to pass the award on to:) r.

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Dors said...

Congratulation Gary and so well deserved.
also for your 7 chosen artist... congratulations to you all.

Just reading about your trip to Yellowstone. It was interesting because... we are visiting Yellowstone on our trip to the USA next year. I can't wait.
Nev my husband loves his hobby of photography and me with my art..we should find plenty to jump up and down about.

September 30, 2009 10:15 PM

Rosemary said...

Congratulations! You and your blog are so deserving of this award! You inspire all of us!