I’ve never thrown a big party, and I do my determined best not to attend any. And by big I mean what most people would consider moderate miniscule. I used to judge myself really harshly for this. These days I’m more about honoring the truth of who I am. And the truth is I am SO blessed to have the most amazing friends who love and accept (and celebrate me!) in all my quirky, eccentric ways. Thank you beautiful friends!
Even though it’s not likely I’ll ever host a huge affair where every awesome person I know has the opportunity to meet every other awesome person in my world, that doesn’t mean I don’t like to find other ways to expand our mutual awareness of all the wonderfulness that populates this world. And in a way I suppose that’s why I blog. To share bits about what delights me, and you can see if it lights you up too.
Which is why I have to say I was really excited to stumble upon Tammy of Daisy Yellow who has a mission to spread happiness and love by sharing links of creative blogs that inspire. The goal is to post a list of five blogs on Fridays, and you know I want to play! I won’t include Tammy’s blog in my list of five because I’m mentioning it here, but seriously do check it out and poke around. She’s doing some great fun stuff, and you’ll likely want to follow her. Also be sure to check out the links of other folks playing too. What good stuff will we find this week?
I have a kajillion links to share so I’ll try to make this a regular feature. But here are 5 randomly chosen for your enjoyment:
- I love artist poet Cathy Cullis. Her work is quirky and folklorish, and I’m particularly enamored of her people. I love this embroidered piece dreams and forget-me-nots. Throughout her blog Cathy often talks about her process in a way that resonates with mine – sort of dancing in the mystery of connection as each piece unfolds. With her work it always feels to me like she’s revealing more than creating.
- I adore Katherine Dunn – it’s as simple as that. I love her art and I love her heart, and I love that she blogs about her adventures with her husband, whom she calls the Dirt Farmer, and all the beloved rescue animals that populate her haven in the world known as Apifera Farm. She has so much to teach about her take on the everyday sacred, and you know how much that topic is dear to my heart. The good, the hard, the beautiful – it’s all fodder for Katherine’s creativity.
- I was first introduced to Bridgette Guerzon Mills through her gorgeous handmade journals of which I’m lucky to have a couple. But as I’ve followed her work over the last several years, I’ve come to deeply love and appreciate her. I now own a couple of her amazing encaustic paintings which are ethereal wonders. She has done some wonderful collaborative projects that she talks about on her blog, and I really like how everything is an opportunity to reflect and think deeply for her. I’m linking to her latest post from earlier this month, which is a sad one. We had some devastating floods in Chicago and her studio was destroyed along with years of work and journals. It’s heart-breaking. But Bridgette will find a way to carry on, I know she will. That creative spark flames so strongly within her, no flood can put it out.
- Kelly Letky blogs as the Blue Muse and her May entries have showcased some wonderful flower photographs along with thoughts, poetry, and color studies. I’m linking to her post called Blooming, which is a lovely invitation for us all.
- Anna Kunnecke’s blog, Sit at My Table is a relatively new find for me, but it’s a keeper. Brief little daily entries, small stones with lovely photographs that are quick reminders of the precious ordinary moments of life.
So there you have it. Hopefully some new finds to intrigue and inspire.
Have any of your own finds to share? (If you blog and have 5, do consider playing in Daisy Yellow’s Friday link love, so you can spread the love even further.) What kind of blogs are your faves? Do share, you know I love to hear! I’m also linking to Lori Moon’s May Flower challenge as a number of these posts are flower-related and it’s fun to spread the love. Do go over and poke around there as well.