Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Sunshine Award

Many, many thanks to Rosemary Sexton for nominating me for the Sunshine Award. The Sunshine Award is a blogger award for creativitiy and positivity! What a fantastic surprise…I am soooo stoked about that.

The rules for accepting the award are:
Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
Link the nominees within your post.
Let the nominees know they received this award.
Link to the person from whom you received this award.

I now have to pick 12 artists who I think deserve this award. That is going to be hard because all those I follow (and those I have not found yet) are amazing artists. Here’s my list in no particular order, but know that each and everyone of you deserve an award…

Kay Henderson – absolutely spectacular American Indian portraits with wonderful background stories.
Sam Dolman – Sam does farmyard animals and other animals as well, beautifully and realistically.
Sheila Tajima – art that makes you sit up and take note of the powerful messages she paints into her pieces.
Celeste Bergin – an extra applause for the consistency of her blogs.
Sophie Ploeg – amazing oil artwork.
Carol Nelson – her 100 portraits in 100 days has been an adventure. She never fails to post a new one every single day.
Paul Coventry-Brown – his still life work is amazing.
Graham Hanks – Greywolf does great work even on his so called quick studies.
Adebanji Alade – his sketches are wonderful and emotion filled pieces of life swirling around him.
Judy – An amazing blog she’s put together and maintains showing masters paintings of strong women of the Bible. Not a religious blog, but definitely an informative one and evidently one that takes a lot of research.
Dean H. – of Deano’s Den. He does everything and never forgets to post a little bit of inspiration along with each new blog.
Deborah Younglao – Silk Paintings like you may have never seen before. Amazing stuff.

> There are 3 ways you can make a real difference to this blog.
1. Share the link to this site with just one other artist, art collector, or someone who would be interested.
2. Post your thoughts in the Comments section.
3. Email your ideas and/or suggestions on what you would like to read/see more of at lokeforrest@comcast.net


  1. You, Lokelani are always a beam of sunshine in the blogosphere. Thank you so much!

  2. Lokelani, thank you very much for the ray of sunshine and the link! It does me good to know you enjoy my work and blog. it really is appreciated. When I find the time I'll try and forward the award - just need to find 10 worthy winners (so many to choose from!). Thanks again.

  3. Thanks so much Lokelani, I really appreciate you thinking of me. Your blog very much deserves the award)

  4. Thank you so much Lokelani! I see I'm in good company with the other blogs you chose!

  5. Congratulations! I will definitely check out the sites you have mentioned.
    Have a great week!

  6. Congrats, Lokelani!
    I enjoyed watching your process of "Sing Praise". Wonderful painting!