Friday, November 14, 2008


I am so very blessed~ I have such wonderful friends here in my "Bloggy World".~ When I first stumbled upon blogging~almost a year ago~ I need to check, because I believe my one year "Bloggy Birthday" is coming up.~Anyway, I had just quit my job as Master Scenic, at a local theatre here in Richmond. And was searching the net for the , "now what" answer.~I gave up my job, that I really loved, because it was incredibly time consuming. 9 full on, all the bells a whistles
productions a year. This theatre also is the largest children theatre tour company in America. Sending out portable theatre to schools all over the U.S.~ starting in the fall & going till the end of the school year.Vans arriving, more than likely at an elementary school in your hometown, filled with sets, costumes, props & most importantly the fine young actors that pull the whole thing off.

Anyway~ I loved it. But~ I was never home. And when I was I so very tired. Never mind that it left little time for my own artwork.~ After all, I am a studio artist, I became a scenic while looking for a job in the arts in my late 20's.
So~ there I was surfing the net ~ looking for answers. Then I happened upon a few artists blogs. And~ I was hooked.~ What is this?~What are these artists doing?~ Look you can leave a comment.~These artists are so talented!~Cool!~I want to do this.~ I need this!~How do I start?~I knew very little about the computer(still learning).~ But, I wanted/ needed to take part in this "Bloggy World".~
And~ I am so very happy that I did.~ I cannot begin to explain just how wonderful & important being part of this Bloggy World has been for me. I have met so many talented artists here. I have received incredible support & even love from my dear friends.~ Having my blog has made me accountable for goals that I want to achieve.~~~I only hope that I can be as helpful to friends, as they are to me.~~~~So, here I am on a Friday Morning~ waking up and finding that I have received a bloggy award & having been tagged.~ I had also received an award from my darling friend Katie May awhile back & really was touched, but could not give it the attention I felt it deserved.~ So, I am doing it today~
~~~Now, How Cool Is This ?~ My Very Own Award Ceremony~ on a Rainy Friday Morning~~~
~What a Wonderful Day!!!~

~1~ The Arte y Pico Award~ given to me by Katie May ~ I don't remember when I first met Katie, but, I can tell you that I was amazed from the start, by her talent & her very dear outlook on life. She is an artist that has only just recently started putting her art out there. For someone who has just now started painting on a regular basis, I am completely blown away.She has all that talent bottled up inside her. I am so happy that she is putting it out there for us all to enjoy!~Thank you Katie~Amy~
The Rules:
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award through creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.
2. Each award should have the name of the author with a link to their blog.
3. Award winners have to post the award with the name and link to the blog of the person who gave them the award.
4. Post a comment on each recipient's blog so they know they've been picked.
5. Show these rules and this paragraph explaining the awards origination. "The Arte y Pico Award has arisen from the daily visits that I make to many blogs which nourish and enrich me with creativity. In them, I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, ART, much art. I want to share this prize with all those bloggers that entertain and enrich me day to day. Doubtlessly, there are many and it will be hard to pick just a few."
~Now the hard part~
~1~ Kim, at the Twirling Dragon~just an amazing artist~ really~ check her out~
~2~ Christine Mercer Vernon~ I love visiting her, her art is personal & beautiful.
~3~ Jennifer Young~ love her paintings & she is always willing to answer questions.
~4~Myrna Wacknov ~she challenges you to learn more & her work is fabulous.
~5~ Greig Leach ~my brother-in-law, the most incredible artist, go see his art! & I love him very much. :)

The The Marie-Antoinette -A Real Person, A Real Award , was given to me by my Bestest Friend Leslie~ Thank you Les~ I love you too~
So, the rules for winning the award are as follows:
1. Please put the logo on your blog
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.

~1~ Jennifer at Hot Tamale Art Studio ~ I love, love her paintings & the way she mommy's~
~2~Di at Duda Daze~ what can I say~ hers was one of the first blogs I followed.
~3~LuLu at My Pink Turtle~ every time I visit, I want to stay~
~4~ Paz at Pazs a N.Y. Minute~ she takes everyday pictures of N.Y., so beautiful!~
~5~ Eric Orchard~ the everyday life an incredible illustrator~
~6~ Susan at A Walk In the Park~ love to see what she is creating on a daily basis~
~7~ Penhollow Street~ very inspiring~

~WoW~ I will have to do my "Tag" tomorrow~ Have a Wonderful Weekend~Amy~


Susan said...

Just a quick note to say thanks for the award. I'm really bad about passing these along, but I want you to know that I appreciate it and how much I like checking out your blog. Take care and happy bloggy anniversary. Hugs!

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

WOW Amy. Thank you so much. I've never heard of these awards, but what a wonderful picker-upper. I might not always comment, but I visit you often. Hope all is well and thank you again.

Anonymous said...

Awww! Thanks so much, Amy!

Big hug,

Pease Porridge said...

Awww, such kind words. Thank you for including me! It is very appreciated. I loved reading your story on how you started blogging. Sounds like you had a very demanding job. I am glad you are back to studio art. I love all of your paintings. The cheeks on your children look so kissable. I just want to pinch and kiss all those little cheeks along the side of your page. To be able to capture that is amazing. I will have to take some time with this and think about whom I will award. I will let you know when I have done it. Thank you so much Amy!

Penhallow Street said...

Hi Amy. Thank you for being so kind as to mention my blog. I enjoy many that you have on your sidebar and look forward to visiting the new ones. It sounds as if you will have more time to devote to family--a wonderful choice! Can't wait to hear more about your art goals too. Prayers and blessings!

Amy Gethins Sullivan said...

~But~ I should mention that I had only been back painting full time as scenic for 2 years~
I thought that when Rowan started school~ I could take a full time position again.~Not~

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for tapping me for the Bloggy award! I haven't had much time to blog or even check out others' blogs lately, but I will give some thought to passing the honor along. Keep up the great blog and thanks for staying in touch.

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

hi amy, i'm a little behind on things...thank you for the award! i will do my best to pass it on. and thank you for the lovely comment about my paintings, i've been in a funk this year trying to determine what direction i want to head and what i want to still say with my work, when i read that comment it dawned on me that the 'personal' aspect has been missing from all these explorations and that, quite possibly, has been why they don't feel right! so thank you for bringing attention to it!

Amy Gethins Sullivan said...

Yes Christine~
More than any artist that I have looked at, your paintings do have a very personal quality to them.They have emotions.It is like you are able to put a part of yourself into them.I really do love them~

Cris said...

Just dropping by to say--you have an award on my blog. Cris

Anonymous said...

stunning Art!

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