Liebster Award – ok, I’ll play!

A frog – maybe I’ll paint him …

Snehal Kank is a visual designer, artist, and dog lover 😍 on WordPress and you can see her beautiful work on her blog. She’s nominated me for a Liebster Award. This isn’t the first time I’ve been nominated, and in the past, I never had the time to follow up with it, but this time, well … the timing is right. Thanks, Snehal!

The Liebster Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers, as a way of promoting and recognizing their efforts and accomplishments. With this award, I’ve answered a few questions Snehal has asked and in return have selected a set of nominees and posed a few questions for them. Here we go …


The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Copy and paste the Liebster Award badge to your post.
  • Nominate up to 10 new bloggers.
  • Answer the 10 questions the person who nominated you asked you.
  • Create 10 new questions to ask the bloggers you nominated.
  • Copy and paste the rules to your post.
  • Notify the bloggers you have nominated by leaving them a comment on their blog.

Snehal asked me:

  1. Describe yourself in few words or Picture.This is a photo of me taken today …

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    Hi, I’m Cynthia
  2. What does painting mean to you? It’s a form of self-expression and way to create visual sensations. It’s visceral and powerful. It’s something I am passionate about and want to do for the rest of my life.
  3. How do you find your happiness? Happiness happens when I tune into the moment and turn off negativity. It happens when I least expect. It happens in small things, in small ways, in big things, and big ways. Happiness happens the best and the most when it’s shared. I find happiness in art, in play, in work, and at home.
  4. What is your favorite medium (oil, acrylics, watercolor or any other) for painting?I’d have to say watercolor pan paints – they’re so easy to transport, set up, and work with  – for ease and convenience, and I’d have to say I like them the best for their effects, the way the paper glows through the color and how the colors can be layered. I like pan sets with LOTS of colors. One day, I will treat myself to a big, expensive set. For now, I am fine with whatever I can find or get.
  5. What is your favorite social media? (to promote your art)
    I like Pinterest. It’s a great way to share inspiration and sort of like having a million magazines right at my fingertips. I like curating ideas, photography, artworks, and much more on Pinterest as well as promoting my work as a blogger and artist. It all melds together and flows, one into the other.
  6. What is your favorite seasonal activity? Living in Florida now, it feels like the whole year is seasonally summer – but I’d have to say gardening. And that definitely has a cycle here – with now being a great time to plant. I am starting a garden in the center of our lawn and it feels like a work of art – well, not yet, as everything is so small and needs to flourish, but definitely a stage in a work of art – with nature and a higher being definitely contributing!
  7. Which country would you like to visit and why?Italy. I’ve been to most of Europe (UK, Spain, France) and Italy is next on the list.
    I want to visit the Amalfi coast and paint what I see there.
  8. Which brands do you recommend for other artists? ( colors, papers and brushes etc.)I’d like to promote Crayola fine tip water soluble markers – Target sells them. They’re made in Italy, too, I think! They’re great for sketching and playing around. Lots of great colors. You don’t have to spend a lot to be creative. And these markers are very affordably priced.
  9. How do you find inspiration for your artwork?Nature is full of inspiration. I just take a walk outside.
  10. How frequently do you write a post on your blog? Every day or every other day!

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Now, I’d like to nominate:

A lot of my blogger friends have already been there done that with this award so I am trying to pick bloggers who this award might be new to (how’d I do?).

My questions for these bloggers are …

  1. What gift does blogging give you?
  2. What do you cherish more: “Likes” or comments?
  3. Have you met anyone who reads your blog but would otherwise have been a stranger?
  4. Do you like blog posts with lots of words or lots of pictures and why?
  5. What time of day do you like to write or create your blog posts?
  6. Have you ever felt the need to blog but didn’t know what to post?
  7. How personal do you get with your posts – tell all, I’m an open book, give a little glimpse, somewhat in between?
  8. Did you ever read or see a blog post that totally changed your attitude or how you felt that day?
  9. What direction do you plan to take your blog in moving forward?
  10. Are you working on any blog challenges at the moment and if so, what kind?


16 thoughts on “Liebster Award – ok, I’ll play!

  1. Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored at work so I decided to
    check out your blog on my iphone during lunch break.
    I really like the knowledge you provide here and can’t wait to take
    a look when I get home. I’m shocked at how fast your blog
    loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G ..

    Anyways, good blog!

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  2. That’s so amazing 😍 enjoyed your all answers 👍🏼 thanks for continuing the fun👍🏼 so sorry for late reply!

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  3. Well, you are a little darling with sharing your creativity with us non-creative types. I appreciate your boldness with colour and design and think it all looks fabulous on your various products. Nature is fabulous, ain’t it! Cheeri-pip. 😀

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      1. You’re sweet, many thanks! Cheeri-pip is VERY British….Australia being a British colony. I’ve given you another one on another comment. *smile

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  4. Many congratulations, Cynthia! Much deserved – indeed, I was actually going to nominate you myself in an upcoming post, but I guess I’ll change it now 😛 Lovely answers, and great questions you’ve set too.

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