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Liebster Award

September 12, 2012

Lets start with one more “thank you” in the last few days… Thank You, The Design 411, for nominating our Blog for the Liebster Award!

Have you ever heard of it? To tell the truth I had seen such badges on a few of the blogs I follow, yet I didn’t know what this was about. Well, it’s a great way to spread the word about the nicests blogs on the net!

Anyway, here are the rules:

1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.

2. They must also answer the 11 questions the ‘tagger’ has set for them.

3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.

4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.

5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.

6. There are no tag backs.

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11 Things About Us

1. We, i.e. K&J, run Decor-Art and this blog as a joint venture.

2. We were born in the same year.

3. We have known each other since we were 6.

4. We went to the same school.

5. We found the same teachers extremly scary.

6. We lived together for a while (studying at uni).

7. At the moment we live at least 2000 miles apart.

8. We don’t live in the same country.

9. We are early risers.

10. We LOVE art.

11. We like visiting museums and art galleries, oh, and shopping!

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11 Questions from The Design 411

1. Why did you start your blog?

J – I haven’t started it yet…
K – (She has in a way, as often Jovita offers great topics to write about.) I had another blog before Decor-Art, so I guess it was my idea. It’s a good way to find like minded people, to learn lots of new things, to broaden your horizons, to gain more knowledge and, of course, to share our artwork.

2. Which city in the world would you most like to live in?

J – New York
K – I’m not a city girl, but I think I’d try London.

3. What is your current goal?

J – Life free from worries.
K – To find out what I really want in life (that’s the ultimate goal).

4. Where is the most inspirational place you have been on holiday to?

J – Sardinia
K – Mallorca

5. Who is your favourite blogger, and why?

J – Kristina. Very artistic, great pictures.
K – Vanessa Cabban. I love her artwork and the way she tells everyone about her life, everything’s well illustrated.

6. What inspires you the most?

J – Nature
K – Agreed!

7. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

J – I wouldn’t really like to change anything, rather to improve…
K – Sometimes I’d like to be a bit braver.

8. What is your greatest achievement?

J – None yet, but it’s coming in the (near) future.
K – Nothing that I’d consider worth mentioning.

9. What did you want to become (in the future) when you were younger?

J – A doctor or a ballerina.
K – A journalist or a vet.

10. What one thing can you NOT live without?

J – Friends.
K – Family.

11. Who is your favourite architect?

J – Aldo Rossi
K – Antonio Gaudi

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Get ready, here are our 11 questions for the nominees!!!

1. In your oppinion what makes a blog interesting?

2. What visual art form do you like the most and why?

3. What is your favourite season of the year?

4. What is the most interesting museum you have ever been to?

5. What is the most inspiring book you have ever read?

6. Do you keep any pets?

7. What is your motto?

8. The best advice you could give to your friend?

9. Who is your favourite contemporary artist?

10. How many languages can you speak?

11. The best way to celebrate your Birthday?

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And finally, our nominees are …. (alphabetical order)

1. Anna Wilson Patterson – a visual record of Studio life. Work in progress, inspirations and exhibitions.

2. Art Calling – this blog started in 2008, to share Sarah’s journey as an artist searching for more engaged ways to work with her creativity.

3. AV Barber – a relatively new writer with a unique and original style: combining poetry with descriptive passages to illustrate, educate, and entertain.

4. Enchanted Woods – a city girl who recently moved to a farm on a small Canadian island in the Pacific Northwest.

5. Houndini – a musician and teacher by day…and indeed evening, Alan loves spending his spare time exploring second hand markets, antique centres, flea-markets and other equally sentimental environments full of nostalgia, history, photographs and memories…

6. Marisa Seguin – an illustrator originally from Vancouver, BC and now living in Milwaukee, WI.

7. My Funny Eye – Famapa likes taking pictures.  A lot.

8. Paint Drops Keep Falling – Claire is a painter and surface pattern designer and blogger based in Birmingham, West Midlands, England.

9. Recurring Dream of Goldfish – musings about art and other matters.

10. The Big Forest – gaining an international reputation for its handcrafted and designed goods. Maker in Chief sits in his hut making extraordinary artists bears and animals, men’s and womens’ accessories in woolfelt and natural yarns and other goods to delight and inspire.

11. The Colour of Ideas – an artist living in Manchester, who loves anything creative and is inspired by many things.

Please take a look at these wonderful blogs, diaries of extremly creative people! They are worth a visit!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 13, 2012 10:07 am

    Hi K, A heartfelt thank you for the nomination for the Liebster Blog Award. I am honored. I don’t think I’ll be following up on it though. I honestly don’t follow enough blogs to know of any with less than 200 followers. I’m also trying to cut down on computer time due to a shoulder problem. And my under 100 ( I think) followers are about all I can keep up with at the moment!
    thanks again, though. Sarah

    • September 13, 2012 2:14 pm

      Hi, Sarah,

      I understand your wish to spend less time on the computer, I know how all of this can suck you in; all of the posting and replying to comments becomes like a big burden, so I agree that it is “healthy” to know when to stop. To tell the truth as much as I love blogging and finding out new things, sometimes it is so overwhelming! and time consuming, of course.

      The award is just a game. Your blog is worth visiting (in my opinion), so it’s on our list.

      K.

  2. Shermaine permalink
    September 13, 2012 10:17 am

    Congratulations on the win!

  3. Recurring dream of goldfish permalink
    September 22, 2012 12:32 pm

    Hi K,

    Thank you so much for nominating me for this award. Unfortunately, I will not be able to participate as I just don’t have enough time to do so. I am graduating in a couple of months and I have a lot of work to complete, including paintings and sculptures, for my graduate exhibition.

    Kind regards,

    M

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