Friday 29 March 2013

Liebster award, eh?

I'd never heard of this until Laney from Izzybeads nominated me, but it sounds like fun! It's a little way of finding out about bloggers, promoting other bloggers, and , well, it's a bit of fun. Thanks, Laney!

I've been making some earrings for a challenge and working on my BSBP reveal, so I thought I'd take a moment to finally fill this out. Enjoy!

So here goes. Laney asked me these questions:
1.  Are you tidy or untidy when you are working on your craft?
Bit of both, really. There is method to the madness that is my supply stash, but I don't have a craft room. I have to put my tools and beads away after I use them every day, so I don't make too much of a mess. The box my supplies are in IS a mess.

2.  What is your favourite colour?
I have a few. My favourites have always been blue, black, and green (especially combinations of blue and black of black and green!). I'm starting to love other colours and will use any colour in my designs. Orange and purple are coming to mind, and I'm using more white and earth tones.
3.  What is it that inspires the craft that you do?
The need to do it. I find the materials inspiring and making something with them very satisfying. It's my creative outlet, plus I love beads. I find nature inspiring, most of all, colour, and the quirks of what is or isn't beautiful. I'm drawn to mixed media as well, and find that style inspiring.
4.  Are you a night owl or a morning lark?
I can be both.
5.  Who do you admire and why?
I admire all sorts of people. I'm a shy people lover. I admire people who are good at what they do and people who tried very hard to get there.

6.  What is your favourite meal?
I'm not a favourite meal kind of person. I like Italian food, oriental hubby and I do a lot of cooking. But mostly him :)
7.  Where would you like to live, anywhere in the world and if money was no object.
Very tough question. I love beautiful remote places. I always felt I could live out in the Scottish Highlands in one of those old stone houses. Somewhere I could go on remote walks would be nice.
8.  If you could be an animal for the day, which one and why?
Not sure about that! You expect me to say a bunny, don't you? :)
9.  If you could choose any time in history to live, which era and why?
I used to think I was born a couple hundred years late. I love craftsmanship and working with my hands and simple life (ehem, internet...). But I love the freedoms we have today.
10.  How do you start your craft/piece of art, with sketches or just get on with it?
I get on with it. I very rarely sketch something. I shuffle the beads around or get a mental picture. I go with what feels and looks right with some thought about the interest of the materials.
11.  Do you have a favourite artist and why?
Many, many. I'm eclectic, but I have favourite artists in different styles. Ivona Posavi PŠak for wirework, Luthien Thye for assemblage, Mary Anne Melo for that other-worldy-middle earth style. There are many artists I admire daily.
And there you have it! Apparently I'm supposed to nominate some bloggers, but I'll have to do that bit later.
The rules of the award are as follows..
- List 11 random facts about yourself
- Answer the 11 questions which are given to you by your nominator
- Ask 11 questions for all the bloggers that you nominate to win the award
- Nominate 9 bloggers with less than 200 followers to win the award
- Go to each of the nominees' pages to inform them about their nomination
- Thank the blogger who nominated you by mentioning them and linking their blog in your post

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