Awards to Gratefully Accept and Pass On

To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower… hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour…’ William Blake

I have been nominated for a couple of awards over the past few weeks and am “officially” accepting them at last! It’s so encouraging to be thought of by fellow bloggers in this way , especially as it gives me the pleasure of re-directing my followers to their excellent blogs as well as the chance to highlight some others I have come to enjoy and admire.

I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Ethel and Thomas Davis of fourwindowspress (find inspired artwork, photography, essays and other writings) AND by Subhakar Das of FicFaq (about writing and the writer’s life).

I was nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award by AZ of Verse Not Prose ( poetry and reflections of a very mature, wise and talented young woman). AZ has just begun a second blog Andrea Nadine Muses .

Thank you Thomas, Ethel, Subhakar and AZ! I encourage all to visit their blogs as soon as possible!

And now it is my turn to do some nominating and I strongly encourage my readers to visit the following ten blogs (in no particular order) which I have not nominated previously:

For the Versatile Blogger Award: Heather Whitney Gibson’s poetry, music &  art David Francis Barker’s artwork and poetry poems and reflections Erica Sosney’s poetry &  passion for music Stories from various authors

For the Kreativ Blogger Award: Betty Hayes Albright’s poetry Angela Jane Grace’s poetry Ina’s fiction & poetry AJ’s poetry with purpose poetry by Michael Marsters

I hope all of the above bloggers will accept their awards. It is not required that the awards be passed on, but below are the ‘rules’ to be followed or not:

Nominate fellow bloggers (I will leave the number up to you).
Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
Share 7 random things about yourself.
Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Add the Versatile and Kreativ Blog Award logo on your blog post.

And please visit other wonderful sites on my blogroll!

Last AND least, here are seven random things about me:
1. I live in a log cabin.
2. I once lived in an English Abbey.
3. I developed an English accent when I lived in the UK so “no one” knew I was an American (proved interesting…).
4. I worked for PBS as a volunteer coordinator.
5. I wanted to be an actress and singer.
6. I’m of English & Italian extraction, with a little French and Dutch thrown in.
7. I’m fascinated (and humbled) by the lives of the saints.

Wishing everyone a Healthy, Peaceful and Fulfilling New Year!

33 thoughts on “Awards to Gratefully Accept and Pass On

  1. I always like to read the list of “revelations” about the author, when they accept an award–you have some very fascinating ones: the abbey intrigues me, especially; the PBS connection, and your interest in the saints. My list sounds almost foolish by comparison–but perhaps that was my intent… Wishing you all the best in 2012–God bless you richly!!


    • Thank you so much! It was my pleasure to pass this recognition onto your blog!

      I love living in the cabin…it is cozy and easy going…and seems so much a part of its natural surroundings. Thanks for asking.

      Hope it will be the happiest of New Years for all!


  2. Congratulations, Bardess, and thanks so much for the nomination!! It is greatly appreciated. 🙂

    As mentioned in an earlier comment, I’m unable to follow through on accepting the award, but am planning to post a thank you to those who have nominated me for awards in the past. At present I’m still trying to figure out how to insert working links into my posts. The feature for doing so just doesn’t seem to work for me!

    At any rate, so glad you have received these nominations, as you truly deserve them both! And thank you once again for thinking of me. 🙂


    • Thank you, Betty! It was my pleasure to nominate you. Of course you can accept the award as is comfortable for you. That is just fine.

      But FYI, to insert a link, highlight the words or put the cursor where you want it. Then click on the link icon on the top line of tools. It will open a window where you can paste the link and also check if you want it to open in a new window. Then save and it should be set.

      I think you can also copy a link and just paste it into the text of the post.

      Blessings for the New Year, may it bring you fulfillment in all ways!


  3. Bardess, I always suspected you had a lot of UK in you–the term “bardess” sort of tipped me off. I was so pleased to see I am already following almost all the blogs you nominated and from which you have received nominations. I have been missing you, just wondering where you were when I received notice of this post last night. I ADORE your artwork and see your bio in your artwork and in your poetry. So pleased to know more about you. Congrats! May your 2012 be filled with light and love and laughter and peace!


    • How nice of you, Granbee, to say you were missing me…well, my posts. I’d rather be more visible in my creativity than in ‘real’ life. Thank you for all your wonderful writing (which I am catching up on a little today…) and comments everywhere I see you. I so look forward to more of your profoundly entertaining posts in the New Year! Blessings for health and love and peace to you in 2012 and far beyond!


  4. Thank you very much for your nomination! It is a real honour! I will soon check it all out! So you are partly Dutch 🙂 Maybe we are related!

    Happy New Year! And the best wishes for you and your wonderful blog.


    • Hi Ina! It was pleasure to recognize your beautiful inspiring writing and spirit! My grandmother’s (on my mother’s side) maiden name was Allers…her ancestors came to the US (Illinois) in the mid 19th century from England (Nottingham area), but it seems migrated to England from the Netherlands. I think the name is originally German.

      I’m trying to catch up on your excellent poetry posts today! Wishes for a healthy, happy and fulfilling New Year! Best of luck on your new publication.


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