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Friday, January 2, 2009

A Unique NEW Award from Roger of Idaho Photo

Make Time for Small Reflections
Roger of Idaho Photo dropped by yesterday and left a comment & link to pick up an award he just made and presented. This is what he wrote about the Van Gogh's Ear Award:
"Every year I like to make up a award and hand it out to people that make a difference in the blogsphere. I like to make it a award for all to enjoy and pass out if one so wants to, I just ask if your going to give it out to link back to me as the creator of the Van Gogh's Ear Award."

Inspiration of the Van Gogh's Ear Award

"You may know the story of Vincent Van Gogh a well known artist in history. Although a brilliant painter in his later years went quite insane he received the nickname of fou roux ("the redheaded madman"). The most bazaar of Vincent's behavior is when he cut off the lower part of his own left ear lobe, which he wrapped in newspaper and gave to a prostitute named Rachel in the local brothel, asking her to "keep this object carefully. After this he suffered recurrent bouts of mental illness, which led to his suicide July 29, 1890 he was 37 years old. His works of art are priceless."

The point of this award
"We are all artist in are own way be it art, photography, writing, philosophy, comedy, blogging and we all go a little crazy sometimes. But if you ever feel so crazy to cut off your ear and give it to a prostitute 'Seek Help'!"

I'd like to share it with
the following bloggy friends:

Small Reflections ... Smile Back

Thought for Today
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams


Martha said...

Just stopping in to say hello. I hope your holidays were happy. Sorry I haven't been around much, been sick for two weeks, ugh!
Wishing you a Happy New Year! :-)

Sandee said...

My post will be up this evening. Roger is one of the first bloggers I met. He's indeed a very special friend as well. I so love his yearly awards. I'm glad you got it too.

Have a terrific weekend. Big hug. :)

Carole Burant said...

What an unusual but wonderful award:-) I've read a bit about Van Gogh and his bizarre behavious in later years...I guess we'll never know exactly why he cut off part of his ear. Such a talented artist and such a shame he led such a troubled life and died so young. Congratulations on receiving this well deserved award:-) xoxo

threesidesofcrazy said...

Congrats on the unique award!

RW said...

I glad you like it! You so deserve it! And that Thought for today is awesome and fitting!!

Hugs to you to!

Akelamalu said...

I feel extremely honoured to receive such a prodigious
award - I thankyou sincerely. I'm not as mad as Van Gough but I'm getting there! ;)

Roan said...

Now that is a great award! I like this thought of the day. I must be very creative since I often allow myself to make mistakes. Well, allow might not be the proper word!

Maude Lynn said...

This has got to be the coolest award ever! Thank you, Storyteller!

Anonymous said...

What an interesting award. The ear looks real!

Joy Des Jardins said...

What a different award...I love the though behind it...thank you for sharing it with me Virginia. I definitely have my 'mad' moments; but I don't see me loping off any body parts any time soon...I need everything for as long as possible. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness and generosity sweetie... Hugs, Joy

Tumblewords: said...

Congratulations on your achievement! You are so creative and enthusiastic. Don't be choppin' parts, though. ;0)
Oh, thank you! I'm honored that you presented this award to me... And, I love the links to several bloggers I don't know - I'll be checking them out...Thanks again.

Momisodes said...

Ah yes, I do remember that story of Van Gogh.

Thank you so much for sharing this outstanding and very unique award with me! I can't wait to get it up on my page :)

Unknown said...

What a fun, unique award for a posse of unique peoples! :) Thanx and Congrats!

lucy said...

Thank you so much for the acknowledgement!

lucy said...

Thank you so much for the acknowledgement!

ellen b. said...

Good morning! Thank you so much for your kind award and words you shared in the comment on my blog. I appreciate it and you. Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Ivanhoe said...

That is soooo cool! Thank you very much :o) I will add it to my award post that's coming up this week.

Karen said...

I feel very honored--and don't worry--I'll definitely get help BEFORE I cut off my ear!

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