Roz Fulcher has very kindly given me a "Thinking Blogger Award."
While I do actually try to "think" when I post, instead of just sounding like what I think is called a "Cheese Sandwich Blog ("Today I ate a cheese sandwich..."), I am not dong much thinking lately, having decided that my muse must has gone off on vacation, probably to the south of France. I suspect the muse is actually hanging out with Aline and Robert Crumb, because I wish I could and I can't (although I did have the knock-me -over-with-a-feather pleasure of having Miss Kominsky Crumb actually comment on one of my posts in which I gushed relentlessly about her incredible talent for wonderful humor and funky art).
But I digress. I am supposed to be thinking, instead of just rehashing old posts. So I am going to have to fire up the old brain and do some writing, muse be damned.
Thank you, Roz, for lighting the proverbial fire under the proverbial tush and making me less lazy and unproductive.
And now I also would like to give the Thinking Blogger Award to six other people (it's supposed to be five, but I am giving it to someone who has already gotten it) whose blogs I enjoy, and who make me think:
Hip Writer Mama--who inspired me to actually share my long journey to publication, and who sincerely feels a determination to inspire others to keep working towards their dreams. Edited to add: And I see she has already been given one, but she gets another, too.
Whateverings--because Paula Becker amazes me with her wonderfully fresh sketches, vignettes, and ability to render in a serious and lighthearted way with equal talent, and to bop back and forth between the two with the greatest of ease.
Lectitans--Because there is a quiet urgency and seriousness when I read Kimberly's blog. Oh, my. I see she already has the award. Still, I give it again.
Bottom Shelf Books--because Minh Le always has a very interesting take on books and manages to provide a slant I didn't think of.
DEVAS T. RANTS AND RAVES--Because I am never sure what to expect from Don Tate, and I find him honest and direct in the nicest way.
Chat Rabbit--because Liz makes me think about and embrace the important relationship of STUFF to ART. Many people don't get the significance of junk, collecting it, and how it molds what we do as artists. Liz does. She also makes me want to get more of it, which may or may not be a good thing.