A MAGICAL WHIMSY

A MAGICAL WHIMSY IS DEDICATED TO PROMOTING DOLL MAKING SITES, MIXED MEDIA SITES, AND CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR'S SITES. PLEASE VIEW MY SIDE BARS FOR VARIOUS LINKS TO CREATIVE ARTIST'S SITES.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

TIME TO AWARD MY FAVORITE BLOGS THE LIEBSTER AWARD...

'VALINA' HAND-MADE BY JANICE MOORE-PETTY
THE LIEBSTER AWARD IS AWARDED TO THOSE BLOGGERS WHO HAVE 200 OR LESS FOLLOWERS.  IT IS A CHANCE TO ENCOURAGE THE KINDRED SPIRIT ARTIST MUSE.

THE WORD LIEBSTER IS GERMAN FOR 'FAVORITE'

My list of bloggers whom I have chosen is in no way an exhaustive list as I have many favorite blogs who have MORE than 200 plus followers.  Their blogs speak for themselves as some of my favorite blogs have over 1,000 followers!  Among my favorites are: 'Castles, Crowns, and Cottages' blog with Anita Rivera; and 'A Fanciful Twist'  typepad blog with Vanessa Valencia.  Those two blogs are my daily muse. They have too many followers to award them the Liebster Blog award, but I wanted to recognize my two favorites just because!!!

Today I am only going to highlight one of my friends blogs and will post more blogs as the week progresses.

The first blog I am going to award is to 'Cheeky Rose Boutique' hosted by Janice Moore-Petty.  Janice creates amazing dolls from her own paper mache recipe.  Her most favorite kind of doll to create is the Queen Anne style doll.   Her blog site is: http://cheekyroseboutique.blogspot.com/  (The link to her site is also on my right side bar).   I won the most gorgeous doll on Janice's blog a couple of years ago (Time flies!) so I will post 'Valina' the doll I won.  I cherish this doll!!!

'VALINA' IS IN THE STYLE OF THE QUEEN ANNE DOLLS.  SHE IS DRESSED IN A HAND-SEWN VINTAGE HEART DRESS, WITH A VINTAGE LACE BODICE.  SHE IS WEARING HAND-SEWN PANTALOONS WITH LACE UNDERNEATH.  SHE IS ALSO WEARING A HAND-SEWN LACE PETTICOAT.  'VALINA' HAS RED MOHAIR  WHICH IS APPROPRIATE FOR VALENTINES' DAY.  SHE WEARS A SWEET RED HAT AND HOLDS A TINY PAPER HEART ON A WIRE ATTACHED TO HER WRIST THAT READS 'LOVE CONQUERS ALL!'  I ADORE THIS PRECIOUS DOLL!
 PLEASE BE SURE TO VISIT JANICE AS SHE SELLS ON ETSY AND EBAY AND LOCAL ART GALLERIES WHERE SHE LIVES IN FLORIDA.

AND NOW ON TO THE QUESTIONS FOR JANICE!

1.  Who inspired you the most in the realm of art while you were growing up?
2.  When you are creating your dolls, do you tend to find an 'Ah! Ha! moment when all of the right fabrics and ideas come together?
3.  Do you make sketches of your creations before making them into your dolls?
4. What on-line sites have inspired your creative muse, such as ning sites, swaps sites, challenges for magazines, etc?
5.  What advice would you give to a fledgling artists to encourage them to get started to make their own dreams come true in the realm of art?
6. Are you a Mozart person or a Beatles person or do you tend to like both styles of music?
7.  Who has been your guide in life?
8.What are the five best individual words that describe who you are?
9. Please list all of the sites where your dolls and creations can be purchased or seen on-line or in galleries.
10.  Please list four positive things about yourself.
11.  What are your latest goals and how do you hope to achieve them?
PLEASE ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS ON YOUR OWN SITE AND CHOOSE SEVEN MORE BLOGGERS OF YOUR CHOICE TO RECEIVE THE LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD.

Congratulations! And...Thank you Janice!  And now it is your turn to nominate and post the Liebster Award on your blog sidebar as a recipient of the award, and contact seven people who you wish to nominate and notify them.  Please link back to my blog with the Liebster Award logo on your sidebar.  (You can download and use both the logo on this post for your own post and also download to your own files the Liebster logo on my side bar to place on your own sidebar).  And please link it back to my blog:    www.http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/     Thank you so very much!
posted by Teresa

5 comments:

Janice Petty said...

Ola, Teresa! You are amazing! Thank you so much for the Liebster award and your generous spirit in wanting to boost my blogger visits. I will copy and paste the questions so that I can answer them in the sequence you have listed. Then I will follow the other instructions you have posted to the letter I hope! Have a wonderful week and look for some evidence of new dolls very soon! Hugs and blessings, Jan

Palomasea said...

Hello dear Teresa!
Janice is indeed so talented, and what a kind friend you are to award the Liebster...

I can't even imagine blogland without Anita's and Vanessa's blogs!

I loved seeing your message for my post, thank you so much.
Roses are magical flowers to me, and you are blessed to have them growing at your home...
I wish you a splendid week, sweet friend!
Hugs,
- Irins

Jennifer said...

Oh congratulations to Janice! Going to check out her etsy and blog!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Teresa
Just popping in to say "Hi"!
You are amazing in awarding lovely blogs.
Thank you for just coming to leave a comment when you do. I so appreciate your visits and thank you for leaving such encouraging comments as I know how inspired you feel when visiting and that, of course, is my intention.
Have a wonderful day,
Warm hugs,
Suzy

Cindy Groulx said...

Hi Teresa thank you so much for doping by :o) I soon going to be starting a new bog children s short stories. Fairies and Me Literary Review :o)

Have a wonderful evening

http://cynthiasfairiesandme.blogspot.ca/