Monday, July 13, 2009

Of virtual friends...

I have just received the most incredible award from one of the most wonderful people I have never met...yet I feel as if I've known all my life, Gemma of Greyscale Territory.

Gemma and I met online somehow a year or so ago, as we all do in this wonderful blogosphere, but a connection was made that has grown through the days, as we write back and forth across the sea, worlds apart. She's an English teacher from the land down under, Australia and she writes poetry and prose of the land she loves, the Dromana Shores in her Mornington Peninsula.

We walk the sea and talk of the sky and our love of the land and the simple things in life...she is the one who encouraged me to put my words into prose and share with the world the romance and love of an ordinary woman's day in the life.

This award, given by Bonnie Bonsai of Sydney, Australia:Quadrat in Focus, is the Bella Sinclair Award for Art and Inspiration. Such a heartfelt gift is to be given to others with merits you also admire, but without giving it back to my dearest friend Gemma and so many other deserving bloggers, I wish to pass this award on to another dear sister, Robin of One Still Frame.

The daughter of a friend that I met during my website days, she's an artist, a photographer, a loving daughter and mother and wife and has become a most treasured friend, again, whom I've never met, but we share a bond with the love of the land and a true friendship among the sisterhood. We share a cup of coffee daily and are inspired by each others words.

This is for you Robin...thanks for being just you...say hello to Mom...

Thanks Gemma, sweet sister of my soul...

11 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Wonderful award.....congrats!

Lori R. said...

YAY, way to go Sharon, a well deserved award, because you are the most "mulitple medium art talented" person I have ever known!! If only blogworld could see the art that I have seen oozing out of you! All sorts of mediums, you aren't picky as to what you put your Sharon stamp on... Congrats to you Miss Artsy...

cconz said...

A much deserved award! Congrats sweets.

summersundays-jw said...

Congratulations! I'm not an expert but I certainly know when someone has a way with words -- & you certainly do. A well-deserved award. Jan

misselaineous said...

What a beautiful award...and given to a most deserving lady. Your photos and your words make me smile...& think...& recall forgotten times...& sometimes make me shed a tear, or three. Not too many blogs can do all of that! *elaine*

donna baker said...

You do such a good job at blogging and I enjoy coming to visit often.

M.Kate said...

Congrats Sharon :P

Greyscale Territory said...

HUGS! HUGS! HUGS!

Your post is just bristling with the beauty of your soul!

And I say so humbly, THANK YOU for your wonderful friendship!

misselaineous said...

Hey Sharon Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving the comment. I agree with you on the Gloriosas...I read, somewhere, a little comment that seems to fit..." A weed is just a wildflower, growing in the wrong place" Appropriate, yes? Have a great we*elaine*

misselaineous said...

....Or as we say in the English language...have a great WEEK. Fingers moving faster than the brain this morning! sorry for the blooper! *e*

Golden West said...

Nice!