Anne is a fellow artist whose work has inspired me since I first saw it when she entered the Artist as Quiltmaker exhibition I curate in Oberlin, Ohio every other year.
The award is given for those who "spread love and truly inspire" with words, artwork or deeds. I am truly honored to receive it. Thank you, Anne!
I am also honored to pass it along, as is my duty. I have mentioned mentors and mentoring in my blogs before. In the arts, I think mentors and supportive friends are especially important. Not all of mine have blogs, but I would like to honor those who do with this Renee Award. To quote Anne, "There is no particular order in how I post these----everyone is on the same level for me. Friends, people who inspire me, reading I enjoy, folks who are working hard to make creativity a living, folks who just are working hard with life." Well said!
For her life long commitment to making art, her amazing work ethic, her fun spirit, her ability to engage you in her stories, and her never ending support and kindness, Susan Shie at Turtle Moon Studios.
For her great sense of humor, her great mind and amazing business acumen, fabulous stories, and kind support, Ginny Carter Smallenburg at Small Studio Productions.
For her dedication to research, writing and fun thoughts in an amazing website and blog, Patricia Cummings at Quilter's Muse.
For her support, especially technologically, and her commitment to her work, Andi Stern at Andi's Beads, another artist I had the honor of meeting through The Artist as Quiltmaker exhibition.
Finally, for now, another Artist as Quiltmaker artist who has been so supportive in my recent efforts: for her beautiful and inspiring artwork that is the opposite of what I do, making it all the more engaging, Terry Jarrard-Dimond at 24-7 Studio.
Thank you to all of you. It's your job now to pass this award along to those who inspire you.
I know I will be adding more "awardees" in this space at a later date. For now, my friends, enjoy their blogs, and thanks again to Anne, who has really helped me get going.