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Daisy Award, for you and for me!

on December 1, 2012

It is on rare occasion that a connection is available to the creator of an award. This time the beginning link in a chain of unknown number of recipients is Subtle Kate. In Kate’s own words on June 28, 2012, “I would like to start a new award. It’s called the Daisy Award.  Daisy’s are very sweet flowers, but they are stealth with hardiness. They’ll come up anywhere and beat the frost.  This award is for the brave.”

So with out further ado… there are of course rules to follow:

Number1Thank the person who nominated you. Thank you, Claire Cappetta .

Claire is a creative writer having recently retired from the financial world to concentrate on the dream of publishing a first novel. That dream has just come to fruition with the release of A Broken Ring. CONGRATULATIONS, Claire! (Read the First Chapter.) Claire’s story follows a woman’s journey through relationships, domestic abuse, inspiration and empowerment. Although a difficult topic to cover, the story is heartwarming and inspiring.

Number2Tell your readers seven unusual things about yourself. Alright I’m having a tough time with this! Because what is unusual about me?! There are ‘things’ that we all like and dislike but it is the word ‘unusual’ that has me stumped. I don’t have six toes (on one foot) nor one eye in the middle of my forehead! But, I DO have. . .

1. one grey streak in my hair that has been a part of me since I was a teenager

2. the wasp waist of the 19th century

3. Morton’s toe

4. a love for cappuccino but my morning coffee must be black – NO cream, NO sugar

5. a fondness for iguanas

6. an affinity for cats that is hard to explain

7. the heart of a tomboy

Number3Nominate several worthy bloggers: Since my ‘number’ is 5 I have elected to bestow this award upon 5 brave bloggers. As I pondered the recipients of this award from catnip, the following immediately came to mind with reasons why they are the bravest of the brave:

1. Serendipity: Marilyn Armstrong tells it like it is…no fluff, lays it on the line, whether you like it or not, tells it like it is. She will tease you with her humor, enlighten you with her photography and will shower you with tidbits of knowledge just to test you and see what you think. She has endured her own personal hardships being a cancer survivor.

2. A Hairdresser’s Diary: Chris Hannon is a victim of a major car accident that took her livelihood away as a hairdresser, make-up artist and model. She is a self-taught artist who learned to paint to help her deal with daily chronic pain. She is also a poet and has published a new book ‘Versify’. Amazing stories of her life as a hairdresser are published in her book A Hairdresser’s Diary.

3. A Writer’s Journey:  Micki Peluso began writing as a catharsis to heal the wounds of the death of her 14 yr-old daughter at the hands of a drunken driver. She has recently released her first book, a memoir – about her daughter’s death – . . .AND THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG. It’s a funny, poignant celebration of her daughter’s life more than a eulogy of her death.

4. Northwest Photographer: Bob Milke is a veteran. He served his country, your country, my country in Vietnam. He is also a great photographer. He makes you feel you are there when you view his photos. He frequents the Portland, OR Zoo and I do believe the animals await his visits. You will see what I mean when you visit Bob @ Northwest Photographer. Check out the expressions (‘smiles’) on the animals’ faces!

5. Taylor-Made Thoughts & Doodles: Taylor Fulks’ story is one of turmoil through a childhood of sexual abuse. Her debut novel My Prison Without Bars: The Journey of a Damaged Woman to Someplace Normal has just been released. On her blog, Tayor hopes to share the bits of information gleaned from her journey and encourage others, hopefully, to share their knowledge and expertise.

CONGRATULATIONS brave souls and keep writing!


11 responses to “Daisy Award, for you and for me!

  1. [...] It is on rare occasion that a connection is available to the creator of an award. This time the beginning link in a chain of unknown number of recipients is Subtle Kate. In Kate’s own words on June 28, 2012, “I would like to start a new award. It’s called the Daisy Award.  Daisy’s are very sweet flowers, but they are stealth with hardiness. They’ll come up anywhere and beat the frost.  This award is for the brave.” So with out further ado… there are of course rules. . .  [...]

  2. snapgrowl says:

    Nice award you started Catnip. I like what I read.

  3. Taylor says:

    Sharla…

    I am so touched by this precious gesture and your unending kindness toward me. I found you by accident on google+ and chose to follow you because you have a lovely smile and I love poetry, but never once did I think I would find such a generous and giving soul as I have found in you.

    I am honored and quite frankly gobsmacked by this award. As I’ve told you before, I have been doing open heart surgery for the last 27 years, so I am way out of my knowledge and comfort zone when it comes to computers and the social thing. Everything I have accomplished with this novel has been from scratch…with doors shutting in my face and my ignorance hindering my progress. Actually, eighteen months ago, I could barely email and had no clue how to use Paypal…pathetic, I know.

    I entered this writing vortex with one mission in mind…to tell my story, and I’ve done that. I am on a mission to get it out there, yes! But I can honestly say, that if I only sell twenty copies I’ve come out a winner. Both of my daughters have watched their computer illiterate mother write and upload a novel to Amazon, join Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest, and build a website. Through many tears, determination, and an iron will that refuses to give up, my daughters have seen me start this journey and reach my destination. What more could I possibly ask…what more can you hope to teach your children? Hard work and determination will accomplish anything.

    I only have ten subscribers (I dearly love and appreciate all of them) but if I could give an award back to you it would be “Southern Belle” award. I too, was born in a southern state, and a southern belle is the epitome of generosity and hospitality. You and I have never met, yet you honor me with you kindness, generosity, and knowledge as though you have known me all your life. What kind of person does that? Well, I’ll tell you! Someone with the heart of a lion and the soul of an angel. I’m truly blessed that I found you, followed you, and can say “I know her…she’s my friend.”

    Again, I am proud to receive the DAISY award, and honored by your post.

    ~Taylor~

    Sent from my iPad

  4. Teepee12 says:

    Wow Sharla! Just wow. I will give this the attention it deserves tomorrow … but just for today, thank you for being a wonderful friend.

  5. Chris says:

    Sharla I am so honoured. I swear God had decided to use you as the interment of His goodness. This is not the first time you have made me feel special and at a time I needed a lift. Bless you my friend and I will get to this when I gather my Daisy bloggers information. Thank you so much

  6. Alastair says:

    Congrats on this award Sharla

  7. lgyslaine says:

    Congratulations Sharla. And good weekend

  8. Can’t think of a more deserving person- I love Daisies and angels – and Sharla fits both descriptions. God bless you always. Truly, Jeannie Walker

  9. Félicitations Sharla!
    A bientôt,
    Eric

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