Thursday, February 25, 2010

Poster Sketch: The Power of Sunshine

I was recently honored with my second Sunshine Blog Award, from Teresa of T.Rusk4u. I think that the award is very well named, since sending out nominations is a great way to brighten someone’s day. There is nothing like a burst of sunshine to inspire new energy and creativity.

The Sunshine Blog Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others in the blog world. The rules for accepting the award are:

1. Put the logo on your blog or within your post.

2. Pass the award on to 12 bloggers.

3. Link to the nominees within your post.

4. Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

This time around, I am nominating some of my favorite, newer bloggers, who are working hard to create memorable articles and journals for everyone to enjoy. My newbie Sunshine picks are:

Sunshine Blog Award

Little Bear’s Mom
act natural * feel good
Joanniel Creations
Tres Belle Knits
Craft Dinner!
Gothic Soul Retreat
KSK Designs
Lovelies From Mihana

And a few of my favorite veteran bloggers:

Cutie Patootie Beads
Enchanted Beads
bstudio designs
The Art of Zen Crochet

To celebrate the Sunshine Award, this week’s Poster Sketch is a collection of bright and sunny designs. Many of these pieces are inspired by different solar deities such as Apollo. Others feature distinctly sun inspired shapes and colors.

Etsy Picks: Beauty of the Sun

Row 1:

Sun Man Brooch by Marynickydesigns
Apollo Earrings from XquisitebyLadyM
Garuda Earrings by Kezzmit
Distant Sun Lampwork Focal by EithneGlass

Row 2:

Inti Raymi Necklace by 7oh1jewelry
Surya Chandra Beaded Necklace by moondogtreasures
Antiqued Sun Shine Goddess Cabochon by sculptedwindows
Sterling Silver Sun Moon Necklace by abeadonawire

Row 3:

Grandfather Sun Ceremonial Necklace from theluckyfish
Colors of the Sun Lampwork Focal by WhitneyLassini
Swirly Sun Necklace by EquosDesigns
The Beaded Suns Dreamcatcher Necklace by Mariquez

Row 4:

Sunshine Ceramic Pin and Pendant by firedupladies
Topaz Sunflower Pendant by StickLizardDesigns
Red Sun Goddess Amulet by mysticorb
Rising Sun Medallion Necklace by TheJewelryChateau

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  1. Thank you SO much, Mortira for the nomination! what a wonderful surprise...and a lovely idea for an award :-)

  2. Thank you as well, Mortira! This is a MOST lovely surprise! I have to agree with Soapstar here: this a fantastic idea for an award! There are so many Etsy artisans who have inspired me in many ways and to have an award for them is stupendous idea!

    ...Who do we contact about this stellar idea? (smile)

  3. I wish I knew where the original Sunshine Award came from. Sometimes blog awards have a 'link back to us' rule, but when they don't the creator gets lost in the long, long chain of nominees.

  4. Thank You so much for including my piece in this fantastic feature! I greatly appreciate it.


  5. What a wonderful surprise on a day I really needed it, thank you so much! :) My computer died this morning, upsetting listing & blogging plans until I can get a new one, but I'll make my post as soon as I'm on a computer (hopefully my new one!) long enough to do it. Again, thank you - for pointing me to some new-to-me blogs I can check out, and for really cheering up my dismal day!

  6. I'm so honored to have been featured! What a great way to wake up. Thanks for the smile!

  7. What a surprise when I logged into my shop today.
    Many thanks for including my focal on your sunshine post. What a lovely thought with the rain and wind lashing around my ears at pc is under the eaves of my house...
    I love your other choices, so much brightness and talent.
    Many thanks again...
    Su x

  8. See, this is exactly why I chose you! You've taken this and stepped it up a hundred times by tieing it into this feature! You are awesome!

  9. Mortira, thank you for the Sunshine Blog Award nomination! I certainly need it around here during these snowy, grey days!

  10. beautiful collection there ... thankyou for including my Sun Man.

  11. Mortira,
    Thank you so much for the nomination! I needed a little sunshine on this snowy day and you hit the spot! Hugs to you and I need to learn how to join the fun here.

  12. Thank you so much for the nomination, Mortira! I am awed to be in such company. I have a long ways to go in the blogging world, but I am enjoying the learning process.

  13. Thank you, Mortira for the nomination! True sunshine!


  14. So enjoyed browsing through your collection - and again thanks for including Garuda!


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