Friday, March 19, 2010

Kreativ Blogger Award: What a thrill

After a few days without checking twitter, I noticed to my surprise that I had been nominated by Moshe Mikanovsky for a Kreativ Blogger Award! Moshe is my hero for many reasons, but this was such an nice thing to do. Thanks Moshe!

So I backtracked to Moshe’s tweet and blog entry to find out what one does when nominated so that I can keep this moving along. Here are the rules:

The Rules
  1. You must thank the person who has given you the award (tweeted immediately!).
  2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog (here it is!).
  3. Link the person who has nominated you for the award (Moshe Mikanovsky Art Blog).
  4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting (see below).
  5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers (the easy part).
  6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate (even easier).
  7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated (working on it)
7 things about yourself that people might find interesting :
Here they are...
  1. I have been collecting folk art by Philip Melvin for 15 years. I have more than 60 pieces. They are everywhere.
  2. Proudly, Violet (my business partner of 20 years) and I have designed 12 stamps for Canada Post. Our most recent issue, a stamp commemorating Canada's first Gold medal on Canadian soil (Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics) is especially exciting.
  3. I have of late become obsessed with patterns. I can't stop making them and thinking of things to do with them. If you have any ideas, I would love to hear from you!
  4. Over the past few months, I have reinvented myself as a ketubah designer and surface designer. My company names are Fresh Ketubah and Fresh Surfaces. I am not exactly sure where this will take me, but the ride so far has been very invigorating.
  5. I spent 12 very important years living in northern Israel, on Kibbutz Adamit. That experience will forever be with me and continues to influence my life.
  6. This summer, my mom passed away after a very long illness. I needed something to motivate me and fill the space left behind. My friends and family thought this was an odd choice, but I started running with a group of amazing people called the Richmond Spirit Runners. Considering that I have never been athletic or even interested in something this physical, maybe it was a curious choice—but it has been an amazing experience. I am now up to 14k and who knows, maybe there is a half marathon in my future (don't tell anyone!)
  7. I truly believe that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. I have some new goals and I am going for it!
My Kreativ Blogger Nominations are:
That’s it!


  1. I am your first cousin, and I only knew 2 and 5.


  2. It is so interesting to learn about people, and I love the way you put also images :-)
    LOVE #2 - I always collected stamps, still have my childhood collection with me...
    And of course, as an Israeli, there is no way I can't love #5....
    And sorry to hear about your loss, but it is amazing how good things can come out of things like that...


  3. Aw, thanks Naomi, that was lovely to see you give my blog a Kreative Blogger Award!