Hi all:

I’ve been talking about books and recommendations for Christmas and intended to carry on giving you suggestions, just in case you’re getting stressed over the task of having to choose something for your loved ones.

A few of my blogger friends are very talented artists and I wanted to invite  you to visit their pages for inspiration and just the pure joy of contemplating their creations:

Janet Weight, with her magical hummingbirds and watercolours:

http://www.janetweightreed.co.uk/

Vera Komnig, whose abstract art always manages to bring my spirits up with the colours and textures so vibrant. As she acknowledges that not all of us have huge walls, like in the art galleries, she has created a collection of smaller pieces that I believe would make incredible Christmas presents:

http://verakomnig.com/kunst-kaufen-buy-art-fur-den-der-schon-alles-hat-ausser-platz-an-der-wand-for-the-one-who-already-has-everything-except-wall-space/

My friend and sister in arms blogger, Sally Cronin, has been posting in her blog Smorgasbord over the last few weeks, a variety of posts with ideas of presents for Christmas and I had to share (as she’s much more thorough than I would manage to be). Don’t miss the art by Sarah Vernon (whose work I love), books, music, suggestions for your author loved ones….

http://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/sallys-grotto-the-christmas-gift-emporium-of-unique-indie-endeavours-week-four/

And she keeps updating it, so keep visiting.

Author and master blogger Seumas Gallacher

Author and master blogger Seumas Gallacher

Now, due where do is, Seumas Gallacher, master blogger, Scotsman extraordinaire, writer of bone chilling thrillers, and one of the most congenial men in social media, was kind enough to give me this award:

Written Acts of Kindness Award

Written Acts of Kindness Award

(Psch…: If you want to know a bit more about him, check my previous post)

Among the rules are that it can be given as many times as you want but only to one person at a time. I’ve like to give it to all the readers, and to my fellow bloggers who have become a family to me. As the rules say I can only give it to one at a time, I’ll offer it to the aforementioned Sally Cronin on behalf of the troops.

Author and all around good egg Sally Cronin

Author and all around good egg Sally Cronin

If you want to know a bit more about her work, you can check my previous post here:

https://olganm.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/guest-author-sally-cronin-media-health-books-dogs-and-everything-else/

Here are the rules:

  1. You are welcome to give it out as many times as you like, but it is only to be given to a maximum of one person per blog post. If you wish to give multiple rewards, please space the blog posts so the sincerity is maintained.
  2. Introduce the person; say how they encourage, help or inspire you; then link to their work and/or social media profiles. There may be a specific post you wish to link to which helped you. It’s up to you.
  3. Please publicise your award post to Twitter or Google Plus using the hashtag #writtenkindnessso that others can find and follow the award winners.

This award is open to anyone to use. You don’t have to receive it, in order to be able to give it. Once you have received it, it isn’t obligatory that you must pass it on.

Please, everybody, feel free to share and pass around as it is for all of you!

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