Friday, July 03, 2009

Being Kreativ

I have this belt buckle that says 'Art is a dirty job but somebody's got to do it'. I'm thinking today about being creative and what it means. Whether it means anything. It's the natural state of things, isn't it? Change, at base. Panta Rhei.

Anyway, the fabulous Alana just nominated this blog for a Kreativ Blogger award. I'm really astonished and touched, and also - although don't tell her - a bit embarrassed because Alana is someone whose courage far outweighs mine and whos writing just floors me.

Okay, now I nonminate seven other bloggers for the pretty pink award, and then I name seven things I like. Here, blogs I enjoy and that are often full of unexpected pleasures:

1. Shanna Germain's travel blog
2. Janine Ashbless
3. Gina Marie
4. EllaRegina
5. T Elle Harrison
6. Danielle de Santiago
7. Charlotte Stein

Seven things I like ...

When my baby kicks. Summer mornings, early. Purple and black plants. My cat's striped tail. The feeling of learning a skill, the thrill of feeling that I'm able.
Sea air. Watching my boyf when he's asleep - the point and angle of his shoulder, his freckled back, the curve of his mouth. Is that more than seven? I hope I did it right!

To all the nominees, would you like to participate by doing the same? Seven other nominees and seven things you like. xxx


Danielle de Santiago said...

when i press on the danielle de santiago link..i come out at my own page--must be me!

thanks a lot nikki..just the other day i saw that kreative blogger award sign at someone elses blog and my greedy me thought " i want that too"..:-)

ps: i m not sure if the question is rude..but i just cand hold myself back..are you pregnant??

Nikki Magennis said...

Heheh, it's only rude if you're looking at my belly when you ask that - and if I'm not! But yes, I'm expecting my first baby late this year.

Glad I got to give you the award you wanted!

Danielle de Santiago said...

i would only look at your belly with admiration..i m totally crazy about babies..actually i d love to have one myself .or 2..better two... just in case i break the first one or loose it on the playground or trade it for chocolate..naw..wouldnt do that

so everyone else must have known it before but maybe i just overread the post about it..if there is one?..anyway..big congrats..:-) you and your partner must be very happy now..

Danielle de Santiago said... i have to tell the people i nominated that i actually nominated them?

Alana said...

*Everyone, please note Nikki's list of likes reads as lyrically as a poem.*


EllaRegina said...

Congratulations, Nikki, on being Kreativ, and thank you for nominating me!

Now I just need to do my math right in response.

Wow, that must feel so cool -- a baby kicking from within!

Danielle de Santiago said...

@ ellaregina

even from outside its an awsome feeling when a baby kicks..must be ubercool from inside

Nikki Magennis said...

Baby kicking: Ubercool ... yes. And weird. Sort of alien. Just as strange as you'd imagine! But miraculous - the first communication. Sometimes it makes me shout.

Nikki Magennis said...

- Danielle, sorry, I don't know the rules really! I haven't told the people I nommed.

Danielle de Santiago said...

hmmm..i hope people will finde out that they are nominated since my blog isnt that wel visited yet...


Shanna Germain said...

oooh! thank you, thank you!

-unfolds her piece of paper for her speech-

I'd like to thank...

Hehe. This is so cool!

Janine Ashbless said...

Wow - thank you Nikki!

Still catching up on the weekend and not feeling the least creative at the moment, but the thought is appreciated!

Nikki Magennis said...

S and Janine, you're both people who've immensely inspired me - professionally and personally.

Just saying.

And yes, Janine, not been a great news weekend, has it?

Charlotte Stein aka The Mighty Viper said...

Just seen this due to tiswaz of other matters stopping me seeing things. Thanks, Nikki!

Does this mean you like my blog? Yeah! I feel all liked, now. Must go and investigate this kreativ thing.