Saturday, June 30, 2007

Five Thoughtful Places

I was tagged by Lori Greenberg, aka The Bead Nerd as a Thinking Blog. My task is to steer you to five other blogs that make me think, bestowing them with the title, Thinking Blogger.....

1. Smashing Color. If you have not checked out this great blog by Maggie Maggio yet, get yourself over there right away. Maggie has done a wonderful service for artists in all media with the way she has dissected and reconstructed color. I thought I understood a lot about color until I started reading her blog. Tip: The tutorials start at the beginning posts.

2. Christine Kane. I love Christine's blog. She is a very wise woman with tons of insight into what it means to be a creative professional, or just a person trying to live a life that is true to your heart and spirit. Do yourself a favor, check out her blog. She will be holding one of her creativity workshops in my area....when I am away at a show.....go figure......maybe next time.

3. Polymer Clay Notes. Susan Lumoto may not be your typical Thinking Blog....but she makes my gears churn after a visit to her site. For those of us who are visually oriented, Susan's blog is a feast of inspiration, and thought provoking images. Susan regularly opens my eyes to the wonders being created all over the planet.

4. Woolgathering. I aspire to do what Elizabeth Perry does. Each day, she creates a drawing or painting in her journal, and shares the image on her blog. The most ordinary moments are observed, captured and shared. Isn't this what art is really all about??

5. QuinnCreative. I just found this blog, but I like what I have seen so far. Now she has already received a Thinking Blog award, so chances are this is not so welcome by her....but I think if you are reading my blog you will find some food for thought at her blog. Check it out.

The participation rules are simple:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).

Thanks Lori!


Cat Therien said...

your blog is always the first one I visit from my google reader, Judy. You not only make me think - you make me smile and you challenge me to reach for those goals and STRETCH!

Thanks for taking the time to give us links to other thinking blogs. I've checked them all out (Susan's has been on my reader already) and have learned some new things today.


Judy said...

Thanks Cat! I am glad to hear that you smile as well as think....and we all need that encouragement to stretch, don't we?

Snoskred said...

Wow, these are great! ;) Inspirational. I'm putting a link to this post aside for my next weekly wrap up. ;)


Michelle Davis Petelinz said...

Thanks for the list, Judy.
One correction, though. The Quinn of QuinnCreative is a woman. I've been reading her thoughtful, well written entries since the winter, and just missed meeting her at a show we both suffered through in Februrary or March of this year.

Judy said...

Thanks snoskred! I am glad you enjoyed the list. It is hard to limit it to just five.....too many good blogs out there.

And Michelle, thanks for the correction, (sorry Quinn!)....I will correct the entry.