Friday, September 12, 2014

Storyteller's Journey

"A Beautiful Place"
Last week I was honored to receive the Very Inspiring Blogger Award from a dear friend: the author Elizabeth Varadan. She is super inspiring herself! Elizabeth enjoys writing mysteries, historical fiction, and children's books. Be sure and visit her wonderful blog: Elizabeth Varadan's Fourth Wish.

I love the phrase at the lower left hand corner of this blogger award:
Keeping the Blogosphere a Beautiful Place. I think that's why I enjoy blogging as much as I do. There are so many wonderful blogs, of all kinds, that have the ability to beautify my life. (Elizabeth's blog is definitely one of them since she regularly shares about her travels to Spain and India.) Besides the numerous writers' blogs that I follow, I also follow a few blogs hosted by a variety of artists. That brings me back to the criteria for this wonderful award: The recipient is required to reveal seven things about herself, and then pass it on to seven other bloggers who she finds inspiring.

So, here are seven things about myself that you might not know:

1- My hair is so naturally kinky that I get a Brazilian blowout every three months.

2- My favorite meal is: cheese, bread, wine, and chocolate...of course!

3- I've had three gardening accidents (two of which required stitches!), but I still love it.

4- I make a to-do list every morning, otherwise I'd never get off my computer.

5- I manage the business side of my husband's art career. Lately it's been tough to keep up.

6- Walking in the woods, or along the beach, is my favorite thing to do.

7- My all-time favorite adult novel is A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. It doesn't get any better than that for me.

Next, here are the seven blogger nominees who inspire me:

Kriston Johnson -
Celeste Bergin -
David Burbach -
S.P. Bowers -
Ruth Schiffmann -
Loree Huebner -
Grace Lin -

These wonderful folks inspire me with their blogs, and with their lives.

Thanks so much to Elizabeth Varadan for honoring me with this award.


  1. Hi, Victoria, I enjoyed learnng all these new things about you. I'm a list-maker, too, otherwise, I'd never get anything done. And I agree: bread, cheese, and wine make a great meal.

    1. I'm not surprised we have a few things in common, Elizabeth. Have a wonderful Tuesday.