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25 August 2008 58 comments

Meme, meme, memes....



Creativity

Creativity has been attributed variously to divine intervention, cognitive processes, the social environment, personality traits, and chance ("accident", "serendipity"). It has been associated with genius, mental illness and humour. Some say it is a trait we are born with; others say it can be taught with the application of simple techniques.

Although popularly associated with art and literature, it is also an essential part of innovation and invention and is important in professions such as business, economics, architecture, industrial design, science and engineering.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Many of my blogger Artist friends are really creative people so I have decided to recognise their creativity (as defined above) by designing this award to give to the following Creative Bloggers:

TYPOS.DAYLIGHT.FATE/Much of a muchness/Lisa Lorenz Studio Blog/Peripheral Vision - Inner Sights by Lynda Lehmann/Gurney Journey/Amy Lilley Designs/Christy DeKoning - Travels in Watercolor/Photography by KML/Aerten Art/New York Nitty-Gritty/GREGORIO ART STUDIO/Jafabrit's Art/Artscapes - Musings on Art & Life/restnrileks/Ascender Rises Above/SULLY'S DESIGN STUDIO/The Colorist/Emila's Illustrated Blog/IMPROVISING VERSATILITY/See It. Draw It. Share It./New England Lighthouse Treasures/Candleday/A State of Art Portraits/Robin's Woods/Fine Artworks and Original Paintings From A Creaky Easel/SHARON HART/am-art/Sharron "Shez" Marshall/PORTRAIT OF A PAINTER/Blooms and Blossoms/lines and colors/Thrifty Collage Artist/Sacred Circle Mandelas/constance rose textile design/Azure Islands Designs/Mother Henna's Blog/Sharon Wright Artist/everything is contextual/Non-Linear-Arts/As It Stands/Linda Blondheim Art Notes/ART & LIFE/Celeste Vaught Art/OUT OF THE GRAY - Portraits of heArt/Leet Gallery/Pink Crab Creations/and last but not least - WORLDS LARGEST RECORD BREAKING MEMOTAG : "The Technorati Twister!" -a truly creative response to this post

thank you for your creativity and inspiration !!!!

I've been tagged...

the lovely Mariuca @ Mariuca's Perfume Gallery has tagged me for the following memes and because August is my meme month I am doing all three


MEME 1
Mariuca was tagged by Nick and Mrs. Ezman
According to the rules, I am to list down the household chores I hate and why I hate them. Then copy the image provided and tag as many people as you want. Add your blogs link to the domesticated divas linky love and leave a comment at Stripe and Yellow to be added to the master list.




These are 3 chores that I hate doing:
1. Putting the garbage out....because the bins are down in the basement and they have really heavy lids..
2. Dusting...because one day after I have dusted ..the dust returns (a bit like SPAM)
3. Cleaning glass doors...because half of my apartment is made up of floor length glass doors


DOMESTICATED DIVAS: Living the Healthy Life / Stripe and Yellow / Vanity Kit / Mind Bubbles / Something Purple / Em’s DetourMe,Myself+2 / Kidd Designs / FunFierceFabulous / Ozzy’s Mom / Insights from the Grocery Cart / Living A’ La Mode / God’s Best Gift / MommyAllehs Up-Close And Personal / My Precious Niche / Just Me.. Eds / Eds Mommy Life / Aggie Shoots Aggie Scraps / All Kinds of Me Stuff / The Salad Caper / Winding Creek Circle / InkBabyStudios / Joys in Life / Me and Mine / Little Peanut / Creative in Me/ Pea in a Pod / Sugarmagnolias / Notable Bistro / Around the World / I am Mommy / All About The Memories / Enchanted Play / In Depth / A Housewife’s Journal / Life Together Starts / As We Face Forever / My Happy Place /Iam Dzoi / Suburban Sass / To the Moon and Back / Raising Sandy / Walk on Red / All Things Me / Because Life Is Fun / Feels Like Home / Growing up with Bea / My life… my own piece of heaven / Around the World / Hobbies and Such / My life in this Wonderful World /My Online World / / My Virtual Closet / My Views On My So Called Life / The Real Deal The Real Me / Changing Lanes/ Pit Stop/ Around the World / The Fountain Of Happiness / The Joy Of Life Forever / Love Is / Phtographic Memories / My Colorful World / Strawberry Gurl / Quicker8 / Mommy’s Little Corner / The Dawn That Shines / Journey to Prosperity / Homelife / Sheng’s Simple Thoughts / Coriander Dreams / Gorgeous Traveller / A Traveller’s Domain / Lemon Iced Tea / It’s My Party / My Wonderful Life / Simple Life, Simply Me / Sassy Finds / All things Yummy / Shangrila Journey / My Charmed Life / Mommyhood and Me / Crissy’s Zone / Crissy’s Library / Vis Vires /Crissy’s Haven / My Daily Thoughts / Abby’s Way of Life / Princess Bela / Women Xplore / Our Journey to Life / My Planet Purple / And so I am / Arlene’s Random Ramblings / Life’s All About Lourdes’ Mia / Faery Dancing / Purpled Sky /Almanac Queen / Caramel Corn / Sunny Side Up Foodie / Mamakshop /My Sweet Escape / Anything Goes! / Her Name is N.O.Y. / / Mariuca's Perfume Gallery / laketrees /YOUR BLOG HERE



MEME 2
Mariuca received this one from Jean

RULES:
1. Add your blog/s to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. It’s okay if you only post these questions in one blog as long as you answer them.
2. Get back to Me {YEN} and I’ll add your blogs to the master’s list HERE!
Note that you are not ALLOWED to change the link of the here.
3. Copy from Start to End.
4. Tag as many friends online you know. But you don’t need to be tagged in order to join.
Copy these Participants.


Copy this Participants List: Me and Mine Creative in Me For the LOVE of Food Little Peanut Pea in a Pod It’s Where the HEART Is Around the World SugarMagnolias I Am Mommy All About The Memories Enchanted Play Just My Scrap Whats Up Simply Me Kitchen Deelite A Mothers Horizon In Depth A Life in Bloom Because Life is a Blessing Digiscraptology Joys iN life Life is What we Make it Photo Blog Dancing in Midlife Tune Mommy Talks Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps All Kinds of Me Stuff The Salad Caper Winding Creek Circle InkBabyStudios All Things Me Feels Like Home Because Life Is Fun Blessings and Beyond Mommy Earns Money Online Pinay Mommy Online Clark & Butchay’s Blog Butchay’s World Simply Jen Jenny Said So My Online World My Life in this Wonderful World Biz-N-Honey Aeirin’s Collections My Precious Niche Eds Mommy Life Just Me.. Eds My BIG Picture Merger Guru Quicker8 Insights from the Grocery Cart MindBubbles LivingtheHealthyLife VanityKit Stripe&Yellow SomethingPurple Em’s Detour Joys iN life Life is What we Make it Photo Blog Dancing in Midlife Tune Ozzy’s Mom Me,Myself+2 Kidd Designs Fun.Fierce.Fabulous Tints of My Heart Morphed when mom speaks walk on red kathycot buhay misis kathycot cooks Posh Post Reviews Flowersbythewayside The Fab and The Furious Blog In to Space Dancing With Butterflies Twisted Angel Pieces of Me Just Let Go Blessed Chic Hobbies and Such My World in My Own Word Colorful World of Shiela The Shopaholic Nightingale Day to Day Miracles Can of Thoughts Designs By Vhiel Anything and Everything in Between Vhiel’s Corner Lovin’ Life BigMoneyList Crissy’s Library Crissy’s Zone Crissy’s Haven Vis Vires Amazingly Me Jenn Was Here Shutter Happenings Le Kulitszie Familie Embracing Myself BLOGSILOG Digiscrapz: Captured Memories Cherry’s Comfort Zone Thinking Out Loud Buzzy Me Wishing and Hoping My Blog Portfolio Get Paid to Blog! PRC Board Exam Results Teacher’s Corner Pinay WAHM Random Thoughts Explore Manila My Colorful World Bermuda or L.A. celebrating life my life is peachy belly, body and beyond Woman Style Scribbles of My Life In This Game of Life The Shopaholic in Me The Callalily Space Juliana’s Site A Simple life Mommy’s Little Corner Life’s Sweets and Spices Moms… Check Nyo Simple Delights Motherhood in a Nutshell marshimallows A Great Pleasure Ramblings of The Phat when mom speaks walk on red kathycot buhay misis kathycot cooks My Random Thoughts My World Mom Knows Everything Tailgaternetwork Zook Light Melinda Zook Me, Myself and I Stranded Life iHeartREVIEWS Lady Banana A Great Pleasure Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery BEING WOMAN See N Read The Real Deal, The Real Me My Virtual Closet My Views On My So Called Life laketrees PoeARTica YOUR BLOGS"



LAYER ONE:–
Name: Kim aka laketrees
– Birth date: August 09
– Birthplace: Australia
– Current Location: Australia
– Eye Color: Blue/Green
– Hair Color: Blonde
– Righty or Lefty: Righty
LAYER TWO:–
– Your heritage: English/Welsh
– The shoes you wore today: ugg boots
– Your weakness: procrastination
– Your fears: people who lie, flying
– Your perfect pizza: Vegetarian
– Goal you’d like to achieve in life: to paint forever
LAYER THREE:–
– Your most overused phrase on AIM: ?
– Your first waking thoughts: to make the juice
– Your best physical feature: my finger nails
– Your most missed memory: dancing on stage
LAYER FOUR:–
– Pepsi or Coke: Coke
– McDonald’s or Burger King: McDonald’s
– Single or group dates: family
– Adidas or Nike: Adidas
– Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Lipton's black tea
– Chocolate or vanilla: Vanilla
– Cappuccino or coffee: Cappuccino
LAYER FIVE:-
– A famous person, dead or alive, would you interview: Sir William Dobell
– Movie you can watch and say the lines along with the actors: Dr Zhivago
– Name two of your passions in life : Painting and my Family
– Least favorite time of day: I love every minute of my day
LAYER SIX:-
– Use hairspray or gel: both
– Your favorite meal: mango chicken with spinach
– Color that is inside your head when you close your eyes: Dark Purple
– Listen to classical music: a lot
– Ever said LOL in real life without thinking about it: no
::END::

MEME 3

Konichiwa Meme by AikoAiko
And last but not least, Mariuca was tagged with this adorable and very simple meme by AikoAiko




Rules:
Copy the text from Start Copy Here
Post it in your blog. Make sure you copy it in compose mode (blogger) or visual mode for the others. This will enable you to copy all your friend's link as well. Have fun doing it.
In the next number, add your blog url and link it
Add the greetings that you use frequently or one that is in your traditional language.

1. All About Kawaii says Konichiwa
2. Mariuca's Perfume Gallery says HOLA!
3. Yenzz's SeeNRead says Hi!
4. laketrees says G'day
5. A Great Pleasure says Aloha!
6. Maiylah’s Snippets says Hallu!
7. Moms... Check Nyo says Hello!
8. Your blog says

I am tagging:
John SPEEDCAT Corrine Renny Cooper Durano Amy Miss Moneypenny Christy JimboyPogi Diane Debbie Dolphin Lynda and YOU

I know some of you don't do memes...that's ok...you are under no obligation...
you can pick none ..one ...two ...or three


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58 comments: to “ An Award and .... so far...

  • Emila Yusof 18.8.08
     

    Thank you for the award, Kim! Am truly flattered!

  • Christy DeKoning 18.8.08
     

    Hi Kim! I've powered up my virtual windows machine to come pay you a visit :-)
    Imagine my surprise to see that I've been honoured with a beautiful creativity award. Thank you Thank you Thank you!
    I wanted to also let you know that to celebrate my 100th post today, I'm giving away an ACEO print to the first 4 people who comment (in case somebody you know might want a cat lol)
    Thank you Kim!
    Christy

  • Kim 18.8.08
     

    my pleasure Emila :) :)
    have a lovely day :)

    you're welcome Christy...
    oooh a free cat print !!!
    lol..rushed over and commented...I'll be back over later to drop my card ;) :)

  • rizal 18.8.08
     

    oh Kim,

    thank you.. thank you..

    restnrileks is honored to be awarded.. Whoaho! just make my Monday morning (having breakfast in front of my pc.. hehe)

    have a great monday Kim..
    :)

  • Amy Lilley Designs 18.8.08
     

    What a wonderful surprise Kim...THANK YOU...it means so much to me coming from you...I'm truly touched...and of course, to be in such excellent company...

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU..

    blessings,
    Amy :)

  • Kim 18.8.08
     

    you're very welcome Rizal..
    enjoy your breakfast :) )

  • Michelle (artscapes) 18.8.08
     

    Wow! Thank you Kim!!! :)
    I have had a great Sunday here - enjoying a beautiful waterfall near one of my favourite places to paint - so this was a wonderful surprise to top off the day.

  • Kim 18.8.08
     

    hello Amy
    hehe you're welcome..I'm so glad you like it..
    have a wonderful Sunday :) :)

    hi Michelle
    glad to hear that :) :)
    there's nothing like a surprise award ..especially on a Sunday :) :)

  • Mariuca 18.8.08
     

    Kimmy!! Thanks for being such a great sport and doing all three memes LOL! :)

    Oh I forgot all about dusting, which I also despise since dust sets off my sinus problem and I'll end up sneezing for hours, so usually try to avoid that he he!

    Wow, you have a fear of flying? That is one problem I don't have although I fear water! And I don't usually eat vegetarian pizza, but recently Domino's came out with a new vege flavour, which I've tasted once and it wasn't bad at all LOL! :):):)

  • Linda Blondheim 18.8.08
     

    I am speechless with joy at being the recipient of your award. Wow Kim!!
    Love,
    Linda Blondheim

  • Casey Klahn 19.8.08
     

    Thanks for the Creative one, Kim!

  • Speedcat Hollydale 19.8.08
     

    Mango chicken with spinach?? I knew I liked you! Ha haa!!

    I also like the dusting/spam comparison ... luckily I have avoided BOTH for some time now. [knock on blog]

    I will give it a go here in my 0007 blogging headquarters :-)
    Eric "BeardedCat" Hollywood

  • Speedcat Hollydale 19.8.08
     

    .... almost done (laughing)

    I think you will like my version of memtastico

  • AscenderRisesAbove 19.8.08
     

    Kim; aww thanks so much for the award. Any creative day is a reward in itself; so an award for my reward!
    I tried to pick up the image on my blog but it turns black and white - and placing it on my black background makes it transparent. The first time that has happened.
    Also wondering - do you have a facebook; I searched for you but can't find one.

  • genxsters 19.8.08
     

    Wow! What a surprise! Thanks for the award Kim. I really appreciate it. And great company too. I'm glad that your shoulder is finally better. Take good care of yourself so we can enjoy more of your paintings! :)

  • cooper 19.8.08
     

    Thanks for some great links Kim.

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  • Kim 19.8.08
     

    hi Mariuca
    the memes were fun..and I just got carried away ..lol
    you have a fear of water....I bet you don't like Jaws then...
    I know I get more nervous when I watch movies about plane crashes :)

    glad you like it Linda...
    you're very deserving of it :)

    you're welcome Casey :) :)

    it's a pretty tasty dish Speedy..
    I'm looking forward to seeing your memes ;)

    hi Ascender...
    I've modified the image...so it should copy now...I had it in a table before..
    I am on facebook...but I don't use it because of time limitations....

    thanks Mellanie..
    it's my pleasure :):)
    have a great day !!

  • Kim 19.8.08
     

    you're welcome Cooper :) :)

    will check out your links Pay Your Review :)

  • Leet 19.8.08
     

    Hi Kim
    Thanks for nice award for me - I really appreciate it :)
    I add your site in my blog-roll too as Leet's Partner...

    Cheers - Leet

  • John 20.8.08
     

    Most kind, Kim. I return to yhou the goldene cap award- for all thise lovely swim moments, even that long long race that is the Aussie highlight....in the US they must have gone to commercial breaks six times...all my best for your kindness, generousity and support.

    UI am having a horrid typing day - fingers are DUI it would appear without my having indulged, honestly,

  • S. A. Hart 20.8.08
     

    Wow! What a pleasant surprise. Thank you for this recognition.

  • Miss Moneypenny 20.8.08
     

    Hi Lieutenant Meme Rroth of the Sixth Meme Twister Taggerinis,

    Your Meme has been posted with my introduction and Me-Mentos (my highlighted comments digitally typed in minty blue ink)

  • Debbie Dolphin 20.8.08
     

    Hi Lieutenant Meme Rroth of the Sixth Meme Twister Taggerinis,

    OMG!

    There are so many links in your Meme Post, I never saw your Creative Artist Award presented to New England Lighthouse Treasures! Thank you for unexpected hidden surprise!

    Debbie Dolphin has been sailing on the Flying Dutchman in search of that eternal Lighthouse to shed some light on the digital darkness in the Blogosphere. Hopefully, Jos can save me? ;~))

  • Kim 20.8.08
     

    thanks very much Leet..
    have a wonderful day :) :)

    haha John...
    it's the same here...the commercials are longer than the events...
    I think it would pay to watch the highlights on youtube....hehe...and the added bonus is the funny videos that you find :) :)

    you're welcome Sharon...
    it's a pleasure to visit your site.. :) :)

    hi Miss MP...lol..
    I can't wait to see your me mentos...
    I'll be over soon ;) :)

    ROFL DD...
    we must not forget your artistic creativity with the keyboard...
    I don't think I have quite as many links as Speedy...hehe...he has outdone the meme of all memes at his place...in fact he might be suffering from meme burnout !!
    happy sailing on the Flying Dutchman...
    I'm sure Jos will have the right directions mapped out ;)

  • Speedcat Hollydale 20.8.08
     

    The Technorati Twister is Makin Waves!!

  • Speedcat Hollydale 20.8.08
     

    Where do I comment on the sports/gymnastics video ... because I liked it a lahh

    Ha haaaaaaaa!!!!

  • Hapi 20.8.08
     

    Gain up to 600 visitors in a day for just one message here.

  • Azure Islands Designs 20.8.08
     

    What can I say...I am truly honored to be included in such a wonderful group of "creative" people...the fact the award is of your doing makes it so much more special!!!
    Cheers

    PS...the gymnast is hilarious!! Can you imagine being on a bus or train and someone starts doing that kind of thing??? :0)

  • Kim 20.8.08
     

    isn't it funny...I put it in as a feature for the week...Speedy.... so glad you got a laugh out of of it....reminds me of you lol...
    have had a busy day ..I'll be over to check out your twister tomorrow after a good nights sleep..zzzzzz

    my pleasure Heather :)..
    I saw the video on TV here this morning...it's hilarious isn't it eh !!!
    haha I think I'd clap too...his endings are just too funny :) :)

  • Shez 20.8.08
     

    You would have laughed when my jaw dropped wide open,upon seeing my name on this list Kim. I'm so surprised, and pleased, thank you!! I'm honored to be amongst such a wonderful group of artists.

  • Petra Voegtle 20.8.08
     

    Dear Kim,
    I am totally embarrassed because I have just realized that I did not say thank you for your award. I hope you will forgive me :).
    It is really very sweet of you to send me that award - thank you very much!!!

    As always,
    warmest greetings,
    Petra

  • kml 21.8.08
     

    Many thanks, Kim!! I am most honored!!

    Kathy

  • Miss Moneypenny 21.8.08
     

    A Very talented gymnast!

    Speaking of cheeky, his funny video would shine if he performed nude streaking in a bus and train gymnastics event! :~)))

  • Costescu 21.8.08
     

    wahoo :) thanks so much for the award Kim! what a great way to start my rainy day :)

  • Kim 21.8.08
     

    that's great Shez...
    you're very welcome :)
    have a great day !!

    no worries Petra...
    I'm glad you like it :) :)

    hi Kathy
    my pleasure and thank you for your comment :) :)

    haha Miss MP...
    now that would be a sight....I love his wig and leotard though ;)

    you're welcome Tracey :)
    have a cosy one :)
    we're due for rain any day too....

  • MelsDolls 21.8.08
     

    what an awesome surprise! thank you kim, I am truly honored :)

    *hugs*

    Mel

  • Kim 21.8.08
     

    you're welcome Mel :)
    have a great day :)

  • Speedcat Hollydale 21.8.08
     

    Moneypenny really likes gymnastics ... and yes, I should put on an Olympic show. hmmm

  • Kim 21.8.08
     

    hehe Speedy...
    I have a funny feeling your Olympic show could be a sellout...
    Miss MP could be a gymnast or a judge :)

  • 1,000 Faces of MotherHenna 21.8.08
     

    Thank you so much, Kim!!!
    Lots of miracles to you!!!
    k-

  • RennyBA 21.8.08
     

    What a great collection and really: You deserve them all Kim!

    Thanks also for tagging me! It's an honour to be listed and thought of as a friend you know :-)

  • Kim 22.8.08
     

    thank you very much Kara :) :)

    thank you Renny :)
    have a great weekend.. :)

  • Suzan Buckner 23.8.08
     

    Kim, Thank you so much for this reward!! I feel very honored to have been included!

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVEEEEEE your new blog design!!
    Live Artfully!
    Suzan

  • anandi 23.8.08
     

    Hi Kim,
    Many thanks for the award.
    Yes, it was a fabulous experience to be there and the feeling was totally different. Inexplicable!
    Thanks once again.

  • Celeste 23.8.08
     

    Kim,
    Thanks so very, very much for this honor. Oh, what a thrill to be recognized by and among such a talented group of individuals!

  • Sharon Wright 23.8.08
     

    Oh, my, what a totally delightful surprise! Thank you so much for your award, and thank you for telling me because I missed it! I am speechless.....no I am not...Thank you for support and encouragement, it means so much to me. You are amazing.

  • Kim 24.8.08
     

    thanks very much Suzan...
    I'm really loving the white space :) :)

    my pleasure Anandi!!
    great to read that the exhibition was such a success for you :) :)

    you're welcome Celeste...
    have a great weekend :) :)

    haha...Sharon..
    it has taken me a while to get around and let everyone know...
    thanks for calling in :) :)

  • Tomas Karkalas 24.8.08
     

    Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog. It was so fine to hear your joy regarding my art. It was great to hear about the award too. Yet I dont found my name here.

  • Kim 24.8.08
     

    hi Tomas...
    you're welcome...
    your link is in line 8...sorry they are all very close together and easy to miss :)

  • Lindsay 24.8.08
     

    Hi Kim,
    Thanks so much for the cretivity award. Sorry I've been missing in action. I had a bit of an internet break and then we went away on vacation. pant pant....Life is interfereing. Anyway, I'll be around some more!!

  • Gregorio 24.8.08
     

    Once again I would like to thank you for the recognition and kind words about my work.To be included along with so many other talented people is indeed a great honor for me.Thank you for being you and helping the artistic community.I would like to say hello to every one included and wish all love and kindness.

    Take care Gregorio

  • kim 24.8.08
     

    Thank you Kim! You are always giving me some great link luv!!!!!! I shall do the same...

  • Kim 24.8.08
     

    hi Lindsay
    lol...funny how that thing called life can get in the way...
    have a great weekend :)

    thanks Gregorio
    it'a always a pleasure to promote creative and artistic people :)

    hi Kim
    thanks for calling by....have a terrific day :)

  • juj 24.8.08
     

    Hey Kim! Thank you sooo much for the lovely award. My apologies for being so late to getting to it, too much work has meant my poor blog has been neglected these last few weeks, and consequently also my visiting of others. I'm really touched by the honor, especially coming from someone whom I consider to be one of the Queens of Creativity. Thanks again, juj

  • Kim 24.8.08
     

    my pleasure Juj
    thank you for your kind words...
    and for calling by...
    have a creative weekend :)

  • aikoaiko 26.8.08
     

    hi, thanks for posting the greetings tag, i'm Aiko! Konnichiwa!

  • Kim 31.8.08
     

    Konnichiwa Aiko :) :)

About The Author
Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news