Thank you to everyone who left comments about my last post. I was just kind of rambling about things (as I'm prone to do) so it's good to know that others might find some inspiration in it. Keeping a sense of humor saves my sanity so if I can share the laughter then something good has come of it. And Kathy, it's been a delight to work on your Poinsettia House. The beauty of the designs you selected took me into a world of grace and elegance.
Thank you to Casey for giving me the Bella Sinclair award. The background of the award is this:
"This award was designed by Ces for her friend Bella. Ces wrote:- I designed this award to celebrate art in the blogs and to honour the value of friendship, sisterhood, sharing and caring. It is to be awarded to the gifted, accomplished, eloquent and talented blogger, whose friendship and influence inspire us to do our best. That I named it after Bella Sinclair is because she epitomises all of these things. "
I'm humbled and honored to receive such an award. Thank you Casey. I'm passing the award on to two people. One is Tracy Topps, ( http://minisontheedge.blogspot.com/ ) who in addition to being a very talented miniaturist is also a fantastic mother, wife, and a good friend......and she does it all while waging her own battle with Graves Disease. The other is Teresa (http://minimadwoman.blogspot.com/ ), a wonderful miniaturist who is a ray of sunshine on even the most dreary days. Teresa is one of those genuinely *good* people. She has a sweet heart and a pure soul.......a rare treasure in a harsh world.