Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Thank You, Alicia!

Last week my talented friend Alicia passed along this award. A lovely surprise, that lifted my spirits!

I'm supposed to list 7 things that I love. These are completely random:

1. Ebony Design pencils. Absolutely the best.
2. Seeing what form my children's creativity takes. Fascinating!
3. Getting lost in my sketchbook and finding an idea.
4. The smell of a wood stove and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, together.
5. The internet! Without it, how would I ever have crossed paths with an illustrator in Venezuela, a painter in Mexico, an artist in Pennsylvania... and so many, many others? I love this side of technology!

Now, to pass it on... Julie, Kelly, Christine, Elizabeth, Tara, and Phyllis... whose work and thoughts I find inspiring, and who have all probably gotten this one already!


Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

how fun! congratulations...i love your blog, look forward to your maps and little doodles!!

i'm such an idiot i'm reading this and thinking...ooo what artist in pa? someone in my back yard? ' duh, i am thick sometimes. thank you! i'm smiling and so thrilled to accept and pass this one on!!

Jennifer Thermes said...

Haha-- that's funny, Christine!! :-)

Elizabeth said...

How kind you are!
I love awards; they are such fun.
Yes, blogging is such a super way to discover new simpatico friends and lots of people with ideas.
Love your header.

Elizabeth said...

The next word verification is
Who makes this stuff up?

Julie said...

Hi Jen! Thank you! A list of things that I like, now that shouldn't be too hard. My bookstore duty is almost over --hooray!

Jennifer Thermes said...

Thanks, Elizabeth! Who knew the computer had a sense of humor? ;-)

Great, Julie! Looking forward to next week!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Oh thank YOU Jen! You derserve the award for being so talented and wonderful :o)

I am so glad to have "met" you. We have to make it in person one day!


Frank Gardner said...

I'm glad to have crossed paths with you too Jennifer.
That WAS me right? LOL
Christine's comment was very funny.

tlchang said...

(so is it 5 things? or 7 things?)

Thankyou Jennifer - you are most kind. I hope to respond when I finish this small series of 'field trip' posts.

Jennifer Thermes said...

Alicia-- We will, someday!!

Haha, Frank-- Yes, very funny! And yes, you. You're the only painter I know in Mexico... so far! ;-)

Hi Tara-- Good question... I'm not sure! I'd say whatever you like. And, of course, take you're time. These are just for fun! :-)