Liebster Award


I’ve been nominated for the Liebster award not once but twice. Thank you, so very much bwhartwork  and TheStorytellingMom.

I really enjoy bwhartwork’s artwork and thestorytellingmom’s stories. When I started blogging I wasn’t really sure what I was doing ….just putting myself out there. I’ve found a lot of nice people on wordpress. Thank you all for your kind words and for visiting my blog.

11 Random facts about myself

1. I’m a Picture Framer. I’ve been framing for over 20 years. I frame other peoples art treasures. I design and help them pick out framing materials for their piece whether it be an oil painting, their child’s art or a jersey. You just never know what fun projects you”ll get!

2. I have two children, both are grown. My Son is married and is in the Navy. My Daughter is in College and studying Biology. Phew…. I finally have time to do my artwork. 🙂

3. I love kayaking with my boyfriend. I take pictures and he does his fly fishing.

4. We adopted a 5 year old Pomeranian last year a few days before Christmas.  We love her so much….. she’s such a sweetheart.

5. I’m original from Texas. My dad was in the Air Force; so he moved us around a lot. We ended our moving in Colorado; where I finished High school and College, and also was married for some time. Now I live in Wisconsin with my Fiance and my Daughter.

6. I am a Christian and I consider myself very spiritual.

7. I love Mexican Food. Chipotle’s Chicken Tacos…. I could eat them everyday for dinner, but I don’t. 😦 I’m trying to cut back on eating meat. So I guess I eat chicken once a month.

8. I love to travel and meet new people.

9. I love the springtime.

10. My boyfriend is so into watching PBS. He got me interested in Downton Abbey. I’m so looking forward to season 3.

11. I love Romantic Comedies!

Here are my answers to bwkartwork questions.

1. If you had to live in another country, what country would you choose?

I would Choose Canada. Some where secluded by a lot of trees and a lake, so I could go kayaking or sailing.

2. What is your favorite type of art?

I would say the post impressionist style; like artists such as Van Gogh, Gauguin,  Cezanne. I saw Van Gogh’s work at the Denver Art Museum. It was just magnificent. The thick layers of paint and the brush strokes; the prints and poster you see just don’t do his paintings justice.

3. What one thing you can’t do that you wish you could?

Play the Guitar.

4. Where would you rather live, the mountains or on the coast?

Where ever there’s a lake or ocean I’d be happy!

5. Who’s the one person from the 20th century that you would like to spend the day with and why?

I would like to meet the prodigy, Akiane Kramarik. I love her paintings and poetry they are very inspirational.

6. I your opinion who has the hardest job on the planet?

Parents, rising kids in today’s world of technology.

7. Do you think one’s quality of life was better when things were simpler?

Yes, we didn’t have a lot of the effects of global warming, and genetically modified organisms.

8. If you could go back in time, what would be the time period and why? (give me a 50 year period, Example: 1855-1905)

1878 – 1928 around there; to hang out with the Post Impressionist painters.

9. If you had three wishes, what would ask for?

1. Love one another 2. Everybody is treated equally and  3. Everybody has food nobody goes hungry!

10. do you think the world will be like 100 years from now?

a lot different than now 🙂 hopefully better.

11. If you could be stuck on one age your whole life, what age would it be and why?

I think I would choose 43, not to young and not to old, as long as I don’t have to develop my art style all over again. 🙂

Here are my answers to thestorytellingMom questions.

1. Name a fictional character you would want to be re-born as.

Grace Briggs in “Return to Me” because she gets Bob Rueland.

2. Name one negative character you have fallen in love with. Can be in books/ movies /anywhere.

This is a hard one. I don’t just fall in love with just anybody. I’m a picky individual.

3. Name a book/movie that has shaped/symbolize your childhood.

I liked watching musicals when I was little…. “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” is one that I could say that really sticks in my mind.

4. Name a song that can be given the title of ‘Childhood Anthem’.

Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World”

5. One good thing you would want your kids to learn from you.

Stay close to family, family is forever.

6. One bad thing you would never want your kids to inherit from you.

I can be a procrastinator at times.

7. If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, what would be the way to a child’s heart?

Hugs, love, and kisses!!!

8. One bad habit you are struggling to overcome.

More Patience….

9. If you are stranded alone in an island and offered lifetime supply of one thing (except food) what would it be?

A cell phone with skype so I could communicate with the outside world.

10. You are leaving the world and on your way to heaven, you meet those who are going to be born into the world. What one advice about the world/ life would you give them?


11. Make a wish

I wish my daughter and son will always stay close to me.

I nominate these 11 Bloggers

1. tamberrinoartstudio

2. georgiarahmos

3. anitamiller

4. jpsartblog

5. emilioartphotography

6. ablogdog

7. monkeyworks

8. fromthomas77b

9. picturette

10. littlecommas

11. pawelsobolewski

Here are my 11 questions to them

1. Who is your favorite artist, photographer or writer in the 21st century?

2. If you could be your favorite comic book/sci fi character who would it be and why?

3. If you could pick your perfect job what would it be?

4. If you won a million dollars; what would you do with it?

5. If you were offered a trip anywhere; where would you go and why?

6. If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

7. What is your favorite time of year?

8. Do you prefer living in the city or country, and why?

9. Do you like writing or are you more of a visual person?

10. Do you have a favorite song or singer, if so what or who is it?

11. If you had to lose one of your senses, which would you choose and why?

21 thoughts on “Liebster Award

  1. Thank you Eve, loved your answers, what’s funny is I had about the same years you did on questions 8, give or take a few, but for the same reason…man it would have been neat sitting there around the table with them listening to their conversations about art.

      • Muy duro! I first sand the ‘window area, then roll several coats of white paint, then paint the mats to match the painting… each one is custom painted, and truly adds a lot to the original, but whoa, it would be so lovely to hand them over to someone like you and say, ‘i’ve done my work and i gladly appreciate you dressing them up! z

      • Scroll down to “Red Capes” – The ‘fine art’ is on watercolor paper and has a border of white that separates the painting from the mat…

        the frames were made by a local carpenter, and then i sanded and painted them black… then the glass man in town only had enough glass for two pictures..i had fifteen to frame. four hours away in manta, where the opening exhibit would be, i went to three glass companies before i found picture frame quality glass. of course you know what steps went next, and no one here has glazier points.. they use little bitty nails!

        i have a point gun in the usa, and you can bet i’ll retrieve it and about a million points to take back to ecaudor!


  2. Again, thanks for the thought Eve.

    1) I’m very fickle, and like with musicians, there is no one artist whose body of work I like completely. 3) Probably a photojournalist. 4) Buy a house in rural Malta and paint, read, and write. 5) The Middle East area because of my interest in its history. 6) A bird. The kind that fly the winds, walk the earth, and swim in the sea – watch PBS, it’s very educational. 7) Fall. I love how the city is coated in colour. 8) I like the convenience of the city, but love the stillness of the country, so either just as long as there is a large area of water. 9) I love writing but am pretty useless at it so stick to visuals. 10) See # 1. 11) Probably my sense of taste, because I would miss the others more and to be frank, thinking of what to cook for dinner drives me crazy at times.

    • question 9…..I feel the same! question 11 ….I have no sense of smell ….so everybody smells the same to me,Great!
      Thanks Emilio for replying and answering my questions! 🙂

  3. Eve, that was so sporty of you. Nominated by two, and you have done justice to both nominations! And some of your answers have made me your fan! Like bwhartwork’s Ques 9. You come across as a very noble person. Also, a creative person’s personality comes out in his art. I congratulate you for your art, your wonderful life and also for this post. I must say Liebster is doing what it is supposed to do. Making new bloggers meet. I am glad we met and I discovered a true artist like you.

  4. I love Downton Abbey also and can’t wait for the new season. I think in early Jan. I also love Gauguin. His full bodied women and the lightness I feel when looking at his paintings. I think sun. The Musee D’orsay in Paris has several of his works. A fabulous museum if you haven’t been there.

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