. . especially since Becky so sweetly gave me this award:
It's the Arte y Pico, and you pass it on to five other bloggers who inspire you.
And it's so easy to find 5 inspirational bloggers, because I'm inspired by all of you!
I'm passing it on to:
Debbi at NorthernExposures Debbi posts incredible action shots of her very talented daughters, and portraits that have the most lovely coloring and lighting ever. Debbi has taught me about RAW and custom white balance.
Jeanne at Creative Bliss and Heather at JoyRevisited are incredibly talented digiscrappers, who also fill their blogs with all kinds of other very creative craft projects that make me want to play and play and play! It's no surprise to me that the titles of their blogs include the words "Joy" and "Bliss!"
Gypsy Girl at On the Go Photo is inspirational for her adventurous and loving family. She's the mother of 6 boys, 1 very sweet daughter, her husband builds golf courses, and they travel all over the place! Vicariously, looking at her photos, satisfies some of my wanderlust!
In Mandy's work,the mud pie princess, you see divergent thinking in action! I love the quotes she includes, the lighting and composition of her work are breathtaking, and she challenges me to expand my perspective beyond the predictable.
These are five that happen to rapidly come to mind right now. But what I love about doing the POTD, and hanging out at the JessicaSprague.com playground is the generosity of sharing from all of you, of your knowledge and creativity!
I think we average about 35-40 posts a day on the POTD thread; every night is another treasure trove, whether it's from the postings, or the comments. These days, I actually WORRY about when I go out of town; I don't want to be cut-off from my fellow bloggers!
Since this week's theme is water, I thought I'd add water to these teacups and float buds in the water for these photos. My daughter is going to be a bridesmaid this summer for one of her best friends. There's a shower next weekend, and my daughter, Dianna, asked me to pick up some teacups at thrift stores for her, to be used as part of party favors. For weeks, I've had these cut flowers, starting to wilt, and thought I'd get one more photo op out of them.
I set them on a mirror for an extra little reflection.