I also used a dirty plaster texture but can't remember the source.
With the rain we've been having this week, I haven't had the privilege of seeing a blue sky that much. So I went into my photos (taken only a couple of weeks ago) and found some blue sky. My "Tahitian Sunset" rose had decided to bloom in the unusual January warm weather. It looked so cool against the blue sky that I had to turn it into a "painting". It's always good to stop and enjoy a blue sky, so the creative process afforded me that opportunity to really drink it in.
Another spot of "blue sky" is when someone thinks of me and honors me with a blogging award. I've been really behind in acknowledging the awards I've received as of late. I know that I'm not remembering at least one, and I sincerely apologize if I missed yours.
I received this pretty award from Carolynn at Glowing Ember. The hearts are an instant fave of mine (I love Valentine's Day). The award is to be passed on to eight recipients and should be awarded to blogs "...[that] are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award." Since I can't possible single out only eight of my favorite blogs, I am passing this award along to every dear blogging friend because you all fit this description to me.
Then I received this absolutely adorable pink and green award from Debbi at Aunt Debbi's Garden. I'm supposed to list six things that make me happy... Hubby, kitties, gardening, church service, Chinese chicken salad, and sunshine. There are so many other things that I could list that make me happy.
I'm curious... what things make you the happiest and why?