One month until the Cherished Blogfest arrives!
Last year my blogger friends organized the Cherished Blogfest in which we talked about the most cherished objects in our lives, sharing stories, memories, and emotions.
I wrote and painted about Buddha Ball (above), which I’ve had on my altar for many years, on my other blog, zenkatwrites. As a result of this blogfest and reading / engaging many others on their blogs,
I made some real life cyber friends!
By drawing objects and their memories
in the Bright Ideas journal, below, I see
how objects I keep are linked to memories so that each time I see or handle the
object I think of the memory. Drawing the object embeds the memories in my paintings — which is why a sketchbook is so
much better than photos when I travel (right, from a trip Mitchell I took last May)!
This year I will paint my entry on this page — and I invite you all to do the same.
What object do you cherish? Show and tell us on
Cherished Blogfest July 29, 30, 31!
Dan Antion, Sharukh Bamboat, Damyanti Biswas, Mary Giese,
Peter Nena, Cheryl Pennington and I (hosts) will be getting to know you through the story you tell about one of your cherished objects. Tell us what your object is,
post a painting/drawing/photo of it if you like, and tell us why you cherish it.
500 words, pictures, posted on the 29th, 30th or 31st of July 2016
(or all three if you are ambitious!) Through the Cherished Blogfest Linky List you can share your story and make new connections and renew old ones.
Help us spread the word: save (right-click, save image)
the badge, right, and place it on your sidebar.
Tell your friends on social media.
When the Cherished Blogfest goes live on the 29th, you will enter your blog post entry into a second Linky List. That list will be preserved here so that your post will continue to be associated with the Cherished Blogfest and people will always be able to find your post from this site.
BTW, I will be writing on both my blogs,
because my artist self cherishes very different
objects than my other self.
Wow these selves can get confused….
©D. Katie Powell.
My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back to dkatiepowellart.