Somewhere in the tornado that was my life immediately prior to my Seattle trip, the Brainripples blog received two nominations for the Thinking Blogger award thanks to the gracious recognition of two people whose work, humor, writing, and blogs I sincerely admire: Anita Marie Moscoso of Owl Creek Bridge, and SpyScribbler. If you don’t already lurk around their webpages, be sure to swing by with a lazy Friday afternoon you want to kill so you can enjoy all there is to read.
Arboreality was also nominated with the Thinking Blogger Award in April thanks to Sylvia of Sister Earth and Classical Bookworm. It was a serious challenge to select just five nominees considering how many blogs I read, browse, admire, and enjoy.
So here I am again, with the same old bittersweet dilemma. I want to tell you about all the artist blogs I admire, all the well-composed, ridiculously-inhuman quality blogs that there are out there! The only thing that makes this any easier for me, is that I’ve already taken five off the list at Arboreality’s Thinking Tree… but that’s a mere needle in a vast evergreen forest.
So without further ado, here are five blogs that make me think:
(1) Via Negativa by Dave Bonta
(3) The Woodring Monitor by Jim Woodring
[If this dude’s art doesn’t make you scratch your head, maybe (4) Crack Skull Bob will. I just LOVE art off the beaten path.]
(5) Vietnamese God by GodKnows
[I love how blogs allow us to see another part of the world; Vietnamese God offers insights into his culture (and its cuisine). And while her homebase isn't far from me, Crystal of (6) Wide Open Wonder loves to explore and share her discoveries.]
(7) Endlessly Red on Our Snow by Alex Williams (a.k.a. Endlessly)
[There’s something meditative about the steady stream of poems Endlessly shares. Similarly, Joanna Powell Colbert’s (8) Gaian Tarot Artist Journal is always a reliable source of introspection.]
(9) Bingorage by Eric Keast
[Along with his art, Eric and bloggers like Larry Mitchell of (10) The Native Blog help give a voice to the current events affecting First Nations / Native American / Indigenous peoples.]
Yep – that was ten! Neener neener. But hey, I received two nominations, so why not get you all thinking twice as much?
If you have a (#) by your blog’s name, you have been nominated with the Thinking Blogger Award, compliments of yours truly.
If you were tagged with the Thinking Blogger Award and you want to participate by tagging others, be sure to stop by The Thinking Blog (where this meme originated) for more info. Here are the easy rules:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme
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