Making My Day

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Before I went to Australia I was lucky enough to get two You Make My Day awards. The first was from the lovely Cally, who’s been mentioned here several times in the past. The second was from Australian artist, Feed The Dog (check out her gorgeous cushions on Etsy).

Thank you both, I appreciate it and I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to respond.

“You make my day-Award” works like this:
1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day.
2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.
3. Display the “You Make my Day Award” logo. (Optional)
4. Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.

So I now need to pass on the favour and give them out to five other people. Not all of these are blogs but they are all sites that I regularly visit and get excited about.

You Make My Day Awards

I’ve written about Suzi Blu before and I’m still a big fan. Her videos make me laugh but they also inspire me to get off my butt and into the studio. I admire her sense of fun, her utter passion about art and creativity and the way she just gets on and does things.

I love Elsa Mora’s quirky style. Elsa is a prolific and dedicated blogger and I admire the commitment and honesty she brings to writing about both her art and her life.

Eliza from Back Yard is to blame for getting me into the 101 Things meme and for that she certainly deserves an award! She’s been quite unwell lately but before appendicitis struck (ow, get better soon Eliza), she was blogging up a storm about her creative process.

Goblins are traditionally the low level bad guys in role playing and video games – just there to be killed for points. Goblins is a wonderful web comic that turns that convention on its head and explores life from their point of view. I once had a dream where I was Queen Of The Goblins, so it makes me happy to see my little guys getting the love they deserve. Funny, poignant, hard hitting and beautifully drawn and written, this comic continually amazes me with its quality. Although it’s far from daily, it always makes my day when a new episode appears and it’s well worth your time to start at the beginning of the archives and catch up with the story so far.

If you’re a knitter, crocheter or otherwise interested in fibre arts and you haven’t signed up for Ravelry yet, you absolutely must. I love it there and spend far too much time on the forums when I should be in my studio (bad, naughty artist!)

So there you go, 5 great places to check out on this lovely Sunday afternoon. I’m suitably inspired: I’m going upstairs to my studio to get cracking with some work – or at least some tidying!

I am an artist & purveyor of obsessive projects based in Hebden Bridge, England. My work involves the accretion of large numbers of small objects - pins in fabric, knots in string or hundreds of envelopes - to make sculptures that deal with fragility, loss, repetition, obsession and time.

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