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.