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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Paying It Forward

I was recently given the Liebster Blog Award by Vincent at Figurine Passion. This means a great deal to me as it came from a fellow painter and a painter that I have the deepest respect for. I'm still new to the painting/gaming community and your acceptance of me is greatly appreciated.


According to the rules of the award, I am to pick five of my fellow bloggers to pass the award on to-paying the kindness shown to me forward.

Kris over at Wargames and Railroads There were many painters that inspired me to paint, but only one that made it possible and that's Kris. He gave me my first set of paints, a large set of paints. I didn't ask him, he offered out of nowhere and out of kindness. He also taught me, via email on those first figures. When I paint, I always hope to please my first teacher.

Michael at  28mm Victorian Warfare  Michael is as proper a British gentleman as you'd hope to meet. What he doesn't know is that I lurked on his page for months and months before I worked up the courage to comment and follow him.  Oh yes, I did. I read all of your posts Sir Michael, all the way back to the first one.  And my favorites were the dinosaur figures as they showed talent, creativity and a playful spirit.

Jay at Jay's Miniature Enterprises  Jay is a painter, a sculptor, a gamer and a man of integrity. I have so much fun visiting Jay's place and he has always made me feel welcome. Right now he's sculpting a squadron of flying mutant pigs and those of us who follow him eagerly await their first mission. It was a good day indeed when I found his page.

Tamisin at Wargaming Girl  Tamisin is the rarest of creatures- A girl that games, knows her history, paints and is accepted by the men as an equal in the gaming world.  I'm not the kind of girl that hangs out with girls. I don't talk about fashion, hair or makeup so finding female friends is difficult for me. Tamisin is the kind of woman I could share a pint with and talk with into the wee hours.

Marzio at  Fog Soldiers Blog  When you're a new painter like I am, you need mentors. People who paint professionally and are willing to share what they know are valuable. I feel privileged to have come to know a painter of this calibre and am grateful that he does so many tutorials on his page. He has also been unfailingly kind to me and gives me encouragement to become a better painter.

I am passing this award along with a no-strings-attached policy. No one is under any obligation to mention me in a post or to pass this award on. I have chosen to do so in gratitude to the person that I received it from. 

Today is Sunday folks and for me that's a day of joy, a day to be thankful for the life that flows within my veins.  So today lay aside your troubles and celebrate your existence.  I know I will.











68 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the award and I think it is very well deserved

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  2. Well done. it's always nice to be recognised for ones work and talent.

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  3. It's the prettiest looking Liebster award I've ever seen, that's for sure. It would mean a lot for you to feel accepted by the gaming community and I'm glad it happened.

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    1. They've updated it and I like it better than the previous version.

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  4. Well it goes with out saying that I am extremely flattered and incredibly proud to have had the award passed on to me. Now I do have a short prepared speech and I would like to start by thanking my parents, goldfish, tortoise and... I'll get my coat, but before I do however, I would like to say just once more thank, you my good lady.

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    1. Parents, goldfish and tortoise hahahahaha. You are most very welcome Sir Michael!

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  5. Congrats for te award, you have come so far in such a short period of time with yor painting. If you continue to improve at this rate who knows how good you will be.

    Ian

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    1. You've seen what I'm shooting for on my FB and we both know I'll never get that far!!

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  6. Congratulations to you Anne! And to your recipients too!!

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  7. Congrats on the award Anne. It is richly deserved - your painting is amazing and your blog is always entertaining.

    And thank you so, so much for including me in your awards. I'm sure that if we ever do meet we'll be drinking and chatting into the wee small hours.

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    1. And on the drunk train home because we'll be so pissed we can't walk!

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    2. More likely in the drunk tank together! *lol*

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  8. Congratulations Anne. Very well deserved. I would fully agree with those that you have chosen to pass it on to too! Good luck again for Tuesday girl.X

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    1. Thank you Rodger. Tuesday will go smoothly and I'll get a few days of pampering out the deal by my daughter so that's the bright side!

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  9. Congratulations on the award Anne and well deserved it is too. Also a great list of people and blogs to pass the award onto.

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    1. Thank you PK it makes me feel more like I belong with you boys.

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  10. Congratulations and great selections Anne. Well done all :D

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  11. Cusses...two on your choices I was going to pick :-D Interesting that you´ve chosen them as well. Nevermind..there´s soooo many I wanted to give it too it makes it better in spreading the award about.
    Congrats on getting the award..well deserved :-D
    Cheers
    paul

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    1. I had to beat you out of the starting gate Paul!! It was hard to keep it to just five as there are so many nice and talented folks out there.

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  12. Congrats Anne, well deserved and well payed!

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  13. Pfft he must have ran out of people to give it to or took pity on you hahahahaha

    Congrats on the award though, I'm sure it would look too tacky taped to the fridge.

    Well deserved in the end, after all you did make a cat god and that deserves man awards.

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    1. You bugger at least people like me, whereas you...well you're disgusting. Hey I did get a blog out of visiting you today. The verse I wrote is going to be posted on my blog at months end. And through the magic of autopost, it's already scheduled. Nothing left to do know but sleep!

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    2. Damn that cat is helping you? Hmph this just will not do.

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    3. It wasn't intentional on your part Cat, so no need to open a vein over it!

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  14. A well-deserved blog award, Anne. Sending you best wishes for tomorrow!

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    1. Thank you Debra. It's Tuesday though for the surgery!

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  15. That last paragraph is wonderfully written and has given a broken hearted me a much needed boot up the arse haha. Congratulations on the award too, it's much deserved and I'm glad that it means a lot to you since it was from somebody who's very skilled at your hobby.

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    1. You and I have to lift each other up over the Winter Matthew. When I get down give me swift one and remind me that Spring will one day come.

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  16. A more deserving recipient of this honor I can't think of at this moment. Congratulations, Anne! You are a skilled diplomat and figure painter who is eager to learn, practice, and pass-it-on.

    I'm truly humbled by your generosity...thanks much.

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    1. Thank you Jay-now get those porkers out of the oven and up in the air!!

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  17. A polite lady as you are Anne, makes our little world seems nicer from day to day. :) We thank you! :)

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    1. Thank you Thanos!! Your lady is now on the painting table!

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  18. Congratulations for your award Anne :-) and thank you for passing the award on to me ;-) and for your kind words, really really appreciated!

    However other painting guide posts will follow. WWI, WWII and ECW. And obviously a lot of pictures of the Expo Model Show ;-)

    Marzio.

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    1. You're welcome Marzio and I'm looking forward to the pictures!

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  19. Indeed, congratulations Anne, well deserved! You are getting better with every mini. And thank you for passing it on to me, although that means I may have to stop working on those buildings and start populating Calamity with miniatures.

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    1. You're most welcome Kris. I love those buildings you're working on and don't get distracted by some new shiny lead and forget about painting the figures to live there (says the woman who just bought figures that have nothing to do with her current project).

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  20. Very nice Anne. Looks like I have some new blogs to check out.

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    1. That's one of the main functions of the award-to introduce bloggers to one another. Some really good painters on that list.

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  21. a well deserved reward for you....and some new people to check out myself....nice...happy sunday anne...hope you're feeling better today

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    1. I'm not slowing down until I have to. I'll play and paint up until the time I have to go. Taking it easy comes afterwards with pain meds!!

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  22. Cool beans and congrats.

    Happy Sunday :-)

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  23. big congrats, Annzie, sorry I'm late at the red carpet :)
    Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday before the week that awaits us! We need our batteries charged and refilled!

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    1. No worries darling. I've done some painting and now I'm going to take a nap! Big doings for a Sunday!!

      You take care of yourself today dear!

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    2. today is almost over here in Europe, dahling, it's evening. I'm gonna finish the day by watching a few episodes of ONCE UPON A TIME and eating sweet red apples in the process :)

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    3. Do you know they don't have real fresh produce here? It's all picked well before it ripens then shipped hundreds of miles in trucks where it's supposed to ripen but just gets hard and tasteless. I've had to grow my own berries and veggies because of it. Simply dreadful.

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  24. I shall echo everyone else's sentiments and unoriginally say, congratulations to you on your award. You deserve all the accolades you receive.

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  25. Hola amiga
    FELICIDADES te lo mereces.
    un abrazo y un saludo

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  26. Congratulations! I really can't even imagine the honor :)

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  27. Congrats on the honour Anne, you deserve it.

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  28. Congrats with the award! Good choice of the others!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  29. Well done Anne, a fine award indeed.

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  30. I am so happy for you, Anne! Congratulations on a well deserved away, my friend! I love the updated look of it too! Very cool.

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    1. You should look at Vincent's work Elsie, it will know your socks off.

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  31. If anyone deserves an award, it's you! I'm glad you didn't tag me with an award though...you've seen what I do to those things! lol

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  32. congratulations and ditto about your not hanging out with female remark, they are complicated!

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