Tuesday, January 6

I've Been Given.....

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:

Naomi, Lois, Jamie Dawn, Brenda and Rosemary. Read them and enjoy! and thanks again to Joy!

9 comments:

Joy Des Jardins said...

You are so welcome Judy. I love visiting your blog because you post about so many different things...I never know what I'll find. You post a lot of unique art done by artists...which I love, and you know that because I've posted similar things. I find your posts very creative in many ways, so I thought you were a good choice for the award. Happy 2009 sweetie.... Hugs, Joy

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, thank you so much Judy....I dearly appreciate this Award....
I think of Van Gogh often....The fact that he never sold a painting in his whole life...(Outside of his brother), and yet---HE Changed the face of 'Modern Art', completely....I've always thought that maybe, if he had HAD some success in his lifetime, maybe he would not have gone mad as he did....
Anyway....I thank you very very much, my dear!

sage said...

"After this he suffered recurrent bouts of mental illness,"

I think he was a little crazy before he sliced off his ear!

Kay Dennison said...

Congrats, Judy!! Joy awarded it to me, too, and I feel honored to being such august company.

Now I have to figure out whem I'm going to blog about it and who I'm going to award it to!

Blonde Goddess said...

Congratulations! You are so multi-talented that you deserve a multitude of awards!

Lisa said...

You deserve all the awards! Congrats!

No_Newz said...

Congratulations for you being awarded, and thank you for choosing me as a recipient. I am so honored! XOXO

PI said...

Congratulations and very well desrrved.
Poor Vincent!

Carmi said...

I love the sentiment of this award. How true that we are all, uniquely, artists. I'm so happy that you've been recognized, as you, of everyone I know, are an artist in so many ways.