Monday, August 1, 2011

7 Links Challenge

The 7 links challenge has been circulating blog-land. This challenge lets you take a step back, reflect and share some posts again. It has been quite fun and interesting reading other bloggers choices. My friend Carrie Waller has challenged me. Be sure to visit her blog. She is a FABULOUS watercolorist!

The challenge asks you to revisit:

Your most beautiful post
Your most popular post
Your most controversial post
Your most helpful post
A post whose success surprised you
A post you feel didn't get the attention it deserved
The post you are most proud of

Then tag other bloggers and it goes on and on. I think this is a great idea because there are some gems hidden in most bloggers archives so this is a great way to dust them off and let them be seen again. 

So here are my 7 links:


Your most beautiful post

"Midwest Quilt: A View From Above"


© Nancy Laliberte

This is probably my most favorite painting. It was one I painted shortly after I decided to follow my dream and become a painter. It depicts the farm and countryside where I grew up in western Wisconsin, where my love for landscapes became imbedded deep within my head and my heart. I submitted this piece in the first show I entered. I was worried it would be rejected for not following the theme of the show. It won Best of Show. Ignorance is bliss. 

I held onto this piece, and gifted it to my parents this past winter on their 50th wedding anniversary. Hence my most beautiful post--THANK YOU Mom and Dad :-)

Your most popular post
Page visit-wise, my most popular post is the one where I am riding on Robert Bateman's coattails. In people's quest to find information about "Robert Bateman Painting Demo," Google sends inquiring minds to my blog. Shameless! What can I say other than, "THANK YOU Google"  

Your most controversial post
Sorry to disappoint, but with so much controversy in the world, my work is about peace, beauty and tranquility. Painting from life versus a photo is about as controversial as I get, and, yes, I do both. 

Your most helpful post



© Nancy Laliberte

http://nancylaliberte.blogspot.com/2010/08/old-and-new.html
I chose this as my most helpful post, because I painted this tractor plein air. I was a little daunted at first, but I kept reminding myself, shapes and color notes, shapes and color notes. Bit by bit, stroke by stroke a tractor emerged. It was empowering.


A post whose success surprised you





Definitely, my sketchbook posts. I had no idea! I sketch to have fun, play around with watercolor, different pens and to strengthen my drawing skills. I'm thrilled they are inspiring others to do the same. I will keep posting them, if you all keep sketching, too. 
http://nancylaliberte.blogspot.com/2011/06/sketchbook-saturday.html


http://nancylaliberte.blogspot.com/2011/06/sketchbook-saturday-experimenting.html


A post you didn't feel get as much attention it deserved
This is a hard one. I have my personal favorite paintings regardless of the attention they may or may not receive. I liked this series of paintings and wanted to share them again : ) 






Square Foot Garden Series
© Nancy Laliberte

A series of nine 12" x 12" paintings colorfully depicting a square foot garden.


The post you are most proud of



Misty Day Bouquet
© Nancy Laliberte
http://nancylaliberte.blogspot.com/2009/05/misty-day-bouquet-misty-day-bouquet-6-x.html
Hands down, my first blog post is the one of which I am most proud. After following other blogs for a few months, I made the commitment to begin blogging to record my progress and share with others my love of art and painting. I posted it on Mother's Day. Like other working moms, it is a juggling act balancing studio time with being a mom. My family inspires me in ways they may not realize. I am blessed.


Now I'm challenging:
Sharon Rotz
Marilyn Miller
Nancy Goldman
Nancy Standlee
Lynn Lancaster
Carol Horzempa

2 comments:

Carrie'sCreations said...

Nancy, fabulous post!!! Your paintings are so beautiful! I had so much fun looking back at them all. Your "Midwest Quilt" scene is just so beautiful and I love that you gave it to your parents, so much love:) I think your square foot garden series may have been some of the first paintings I saw of yours it is just a great series!! And you know how I feel about your sketches, truly inspirational!!! So happy to get to know a little more about you! I feel like we're in the Mommy/Artist club:)

Kathy Cousart said...

I enjoyed getting to visit your blog and getting to know you through the 7 challenge. Really like learning why you chose each one- they are all beautiful. Especially love the Midwest Quilt though:) Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting!

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