We would like to thank Kim Gosselin of http://kimgosselinblog.com/ for awarding us the Versatile Blogger Award.
Breeze is delighted to have the honor of being the first Ogre, blogger with an Award. Thank you Kim for your kindness. For parents, young or old, or grandparents Kim’s site is a delight and I highly recommend it to everyone.
The rules of acceptance for this award are to share 7 interesting facts about yourself in addition to nominating 15 other bloggers for this award.
Our attempt at Seven “Interesting Facts”
1. I (Maria) am stubborn, so stubborn at the age of four I refused to be bullied into writing with my right hand. This set the tone of my life as I carried a bright sign titled: Bully me or die trying..
2. This site came about by an accidental comment on Doris Pacheco’s site and the subsequent follow up drawings and story.
3. Doris and Maria have never met. Doris lives in America and I live in Ireland.
4. Mudpile wood is an actual place. Situated near my home in County Meath.
5. Maria has had short stories printed in magazines.
6. My imagination will not switch off.
7. I love chocolate but it hates me – I seem to be allergic to milk chocolate as it brings on a sinus condition.
1 This project started with a photo of my favorite tree , a tree that I have never touched or hugged, it is my neighbors, but it fascinates me, he is my friend. The photo of the tree was for my time out for art I do every Thursday with my friend Lisa, she lives in Ecuador, and she is one of the reason I did this project, she does not know I have this page, and will find out today about the book and gets an award today.
2 I am an abstract painter, and Lisa encourage me to draw, had not drawn for more than 20 years, so I started having fun every Thursday and it made me take on this project.
3 And, just like Lisa, Gian Paolo a writer from Italy (a nomine too), inspired me to get off my comfort zone, he is really good at writing and creating characters, he has a thing with detail. So, he inspired me to create more than 15 characters.
4 I have never illustrated a kids Book before, my projects are very different. Maria does not know this but I got sick the first couple of days, I had no clue how to start and did not know how to do it either.
5 I went a million times to the library to see kids books, had to learn how to draw characters.
5 I made three characters with red hair red they remind me of a friend Jonathan Caswell,he very nice, funny and sweet, a poet, he always re-blog everyone.
6 Another interesting thing about the book, as I was finishing with the drawings, Maria published another book called Moving On, I did not know about. Please buy it.
7 Lastly, I had help from the best creative director, my niece Lillian she is 12 and she helped us in many ways. It is funny how kids tell you the truth, if she did not like somethings, she told us. Many things were cut out because of her.
*If you are an “Award Free Blog” or do not have time to accept please know that we understand. Your work is always very much appreciated.
THE LIEBSTER AWARD
We are all really happy, a big thank you to davidmbeecroft. He has awarded us the Liebster Award.
Before I explain the rules of the Award and answer David’s tricky questions I would like to say this about him: he has a way with words that stops you in your tracks and makes you think about why you do stuff. This, for me is a much needed few minutes of reading. I love his thoughts for today. Check out his blog on the link above and judge for yourself.
THE LIEBSTER AWARD
Which in our minds is a giant twelve foot shiny button that cannot stay still as it flashes like a rainbow coloured traffic lights.
The Questions were answered by Breeze with notes /remarks by Tulip in brackets.
Q1: Do you like tea?
Q2: What are you having for dinner tonight?
Q3: If you could have any super-power, what would it be?
To be able to shrink as small as a fairy.
(He wants to be able to fit into my kitchen and eat all the muffins and cakes!)
Q4: Do you have a super power/ ability?
Q6: How strong are you?
I can lift a 200 year old tree full of birds.
(It comes in handy if a tree falls to the ground)
Q7: What colour eyes do you have?
Q8: How are you today?
I am a little tired because I helped Hamish paint his house a beautiful shade of purple.