an AWARD by Joy, writer of The Joy of Six, who got it from Small Reflections who got it from Idaho Photo. THANKS, Joy!
I stole this part from Joy:
Inspiration of the Van Gogh's Ear Award
"You may know the story of Vincent Van Gogh a well known artist in history. Although a brilliant painter in his later years , he went quite insane and received the nickname of fou roux ("the redheaded madman"). The most bizarre of Vincent's behavior is when he cut off the lower part of his own left ear lobe, which he wrapped in newspaper and gave to a prostitute named Rachel in the local brothel, asking her to "keep this object carefully."After this he suffered recurrent bouts of mental illness, which led to his suicide July 29, 1890, when he was 37 years old. His works of art are priceless."
The point of this award
"We are all artists in our own way be it art, photography, writing, philosophy, comedy, blogging and we all go a little crazy sometimes."
Joy chose six people/blogs that I would probably have also picked for this award. I've thought carefully about who I'd like to give it to - and I've already decided to cap the list at five people. They are: