Saturday, August 4, 2012

Awards and Gratitude





View from our former home, Helen Tilston
They say things happen in Threes

My art partners, Violetta and Mary Rose

Violetta, Mary Rose and Helen
In the past three weeks, I have received and graciously accepted Three Awards from fellow bloggers

SUNSHINE AWARD Heather from  Lost in Arleshttp://lostinarles.blogspot.ca/2012/07/burning-bright.html
Heather and her dog Ben and partner Remi reside in Arles and her account of life in this heavenly corner of the world transports me to fields of sunshine, roming with Ben in a pool or any puddle of water, he is not select. Most importantly, I love hearing of the people whom they meet. 

ONE LOVELY BLOG award from Louise@ Ingredients http://cosmeticsbee.blogspot.ca/2012/07/green-luxury-redux-eminence-organic.html#more I find to be always interesting and containing important information on the complex ingredients used in brand cosmetics. Louise is also a student of fashion and design and has a very observant eye for trends and analysis of brands.


KREATIV BLOGGER AWARD http://thelifeofaneccentricenglishbooklady.blogspot.ca/
Jane is an antiquarian book dealer and lover of literature.  She has a fondness and love for animals and people.  He blog always teaches me and is full of surprises.  I feel like I am in England each time I read her posts.  It is always a delight to see her on my blog roll.

My sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all of you for your validation and most importantly your friendship.  


68 comments:

  1. Hello Helen:
    All of which you are so thoroughly deserving for your own blog brings so much joy and interest to so many of us and without which we should all be the poorer.

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    1. Jane & Lance

      Thank you for your kindness

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  2. Amen I say!
    I couldn't agree more with Lance and Jane...
    You are completely deserving of any and all awards that come your way!
    You are a prize!!!!
    Much love and congrats my friend,
    Love,
    Terri

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    1. Terri

      Your sweetness and kindness is always appreciated

      Helen xx

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  3. Hi Helen! You deserve all of these awards - congratulations! :-)
    Although the title has changed, my blog address is the same as before: http://cosmeticsbee.blogspot.com
    Also link here.
    Best wishes and hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Cheers,
    Louise

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    1. Hi Louise

      Many thanks for your support. I am happy to have found you again

      Helenxx

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  4. Congratulations! There is no better way to say it other than....well deserved. May you have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hello Bonnie

      Your good wishes are truly appreciated
      Helenxx

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  5. Dear Helen, I'm so pleased you're pleased! In connection, I read 'Innisfree' to my elderly Ladies and Gentlemen at my day centre this week and it was appreciated. Jane xx

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    1. Hello Jane
      Thank you for your support and gift of the award.
      I am sure your rendition of Innisfree was beautifully read and appreciated by your audience
      Helenxx

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  6. Dear Helen,
    You thoroughly deserve all of those awards and more. You are such a worthy recipient.
    We did try for tickets for the Olympics in the ballot but were unlucky. Not to worry though ..... I don't think that I have moved from the sofa since the Opening Ceremony !!!! I'm loving every minute of it.
    Have a lovely weekend Helen. XXXX

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    1. Hello Jacqueline
      Thank you kindly.
      Like you, I am loving the Olympics. I find myself looking at sports I did not even know existed. It is all so beautiful.
      Hope your week is very special
      Helen xx

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  7. Hi Helen, Congratulations on your awards, well deserved! Enjoyed your photo share today. Have a lovely weekend………

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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    1. Hi Emily

      Many thanks for your support and visit
      Helenxx

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  8. Congratulations Helen on your awards.
    Your posts inspire us.. I take great pleasure in reading them.
    well deserved.
    lovely photos.
    Happy weekend
    val xxxx

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    1. Hello Val
      Thank you for your constant support and friendship.
      I am happy your visit my blog.
      Wishing you a delightful week
      Helen xx

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  9. Helen, so well deserved! Your touch is so important to your fans and to your loved ones I'm sure.

    I had lots of bees hovering around the spearmint in my windowbox today and thought of you...

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    1. Hello

      Your kind words have touched my heart.

      Thank you for thinking of me. Bees are magical and all will be well when we see them in nature.

      Helenxx

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  10. Congratulations on your awards, Helen. How nice that you have found some partners in art and can enjoy your passion with others In Holland they say shared enjoyment is double the enjoyment. have a nice day

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    1. Hello Marja

      I love the wisdom of the Dutch expression. I shall remember that. Meeting and painting with Violetta and Mary Rose (pleinairecottageartists.blogspot.com) has been one of the best things to happen in my art journey. We have a great friendship too.
      Have a wonderful week

      Helen xx

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  11. Good morning Helen! As usual, the Hattatts said it perfectly. Actually, I have often wondered if I could convince them to write my blog for me since they always seem to express what I am trying to get at, only better. ;)

    You are such a gift and bring us all so much light. You deserve an award every single day in my opinion.
    With lots of love,
    Heather

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    1. Good Morning Heather

      Now that would be such a wonderful idea to get the Hattatts to be our guests/ghost writers. Hmmm! let's think how that could work. I wish they had been my English teachers but we can only glance back and keep moving forward.

      Heather, you are an extremely gifted writer and I love your style, curiosity and enthusiasm.

      I am glad to know you Heather and I think we can glance back and thank the Hattatts for that link too.



      Helen

      xx

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  12. My dear Helen, Many congratulations on your awards. You bring so much sunshine and warmth to each and everyone. You deserve it absolutely. Have a wonderful week, my dear. Best wishes, ASD

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    1. Dearest ASD

      Thank you kindly for visiting and your kind words.
      It is your blog that brings my infusion of Vitamin D.
      Wishing you a week full of joy
      Helenxx

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  13. Look at that light Helen, it is just wonderful and such an inspiration to paint by.

    Andy Murray - can't believe it!

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    1. Hi Tabitha

      Yes, there is no excuse to not paint with this light.

      I am so happy for Andy Murray and his fans.

      Helen xx

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  14. Congrats on the awards, Helen! well deserved :)

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    1. Hello Becky

      Many Thanks - Wishing you a week of joy

      Helen cc

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  15. Congrats you have a great blog,very interesting!

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    1. Hello Angela

      Many thank for your kindness and for following
      Helen xx

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  16. Congratulations! You certainly deserve these awards.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Hello Alice

      Thank you for your kindness and for following

      Helen xx

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  17. Congratulations Helen! How wonderful! Thanks so much for your visits!

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    1. Hello Jacqueline - Thanks and it was a wonderful surprise.
      It is always a joy to visit your blog

      Helenxx

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  18. Last week, a strange rose bloomed in our front yard, her thick, verdant stem shooting up from the browned bush seemingly out of nowhere. Last night, three buds on the single shoot opened at once.

    Congratulations on your trio of awards, Helen -- well-deserved. And absolutely lovely photographs of you and your fellow artists.

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    1. Hello Suze

      Your rose sounds extra special. How unusual,

      Thank you for your visits, for following and kind words.

      I love your new blog.

      Helen xx

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  19. Congratulations on your awards - your blog is such a celebration of beauty and a pleasure to visit, the awards are very well deserved. xxx

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    1. Hello Mrs. Exeter

      Thank you and your kind words mean very much to me,
      I feel your blog is always interesting and educational.

      Helen xx

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  20. How wonderful Helen...your charming, thoughtful, and always beautiful posts bring much pleasure to so many, the awards are so well deserved...Brava!!!
    xo J~

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    1. Hello Jessica
      How kind of you. One of the greatest prizes has been in meeting and feeling a close connection to fellow bloggers. Who knew this was in store for us?

      Wishing you a week of joy

      Helen xx

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  21. Congratulations on your awards,how brilliant for you.
    I love the photograph of you three delightful ladies.. you all looks so happy and delightfully chic!

    Hugs Jane

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    1. Hello Jane

      Thank you for your kind words and support.
      We do have a lot of fun and challenges in painting plein air.
      Wishing you a week of joy'

      Helen xxx

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  22. Congratulations, my friend!
    Each of these is so truly well-deserved.
    Wishing you a beautiful day!
    xo.

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    1. Hello Lisa

      Many thanks for your wishes and constant support

      I return the wish and hope your week is extra special

      Helen xx

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  23. All so very well deserved dear Helen!
    Much love
    Di
    xxxx

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    1. Hello Di

      Many thanks and sending you my very best wishes for a delightful week.

      Helen xx

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  24. Sweet Helen! You are just a beautiful soul my dear. THANK YOU for your kind words on my post, your visit and wishes. No wonder you have received these awards; KINDNESS is just part of who you ARE!

    Enjoy a fabulous August week and I will be back in a few days! Anita

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    1. Hello Anita

      Thank you for your visit, support and for following.
      Wishing you joy and happiness with your friend

      Helen xx

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  25. I'm so happy for you and you totally deserve it! Congratulations!!
    Stacy

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    1. Hello Stacy

      How kind of you to say such words.

      Wishing you a week of fun

      Helen xx

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  26. Hooray for you! Very well deserved. Thanks for all the sunshine you bring our way! XO

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    1. Oh my what a beautiful wish.

      Thank you very much and wishing you a week of discovery

      Helen xx

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  27. It is no wonder that you received three awards almost simultaneously... full of sunshine, lovely to the highest degree, and creative beyond compare! You bring all of this and more to the world and to us.

    Bises,
    Genie

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    1. Hello Genie
      You bestow such kind wishes and compliments and I thank you with sincerity.

      I always love to visit your blog

      Helen xx

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  28. A heartfelt congratulations to a very deserving person for receiving these three awards. The photos you shared are lovely!

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    1. Hello Sanda

      It was a surprise to receive such awards. Thanks for visiting and commenting
      Helenxx

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  29. Hello Helen, congratulations on your awards, and may you be the recipient of many more!

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    1. Thank you for such a beautiful wish.
      Having recently discovered you, I am enjoying reading past issues of your blog

      Helenxx

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  30. Congratulations, Helen! So well deserved :)

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    1. Hello Elizabeth Rose

      You are so kind. I love your blog your sketches always amuse

      Helen x

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  31. Dearest Helen, congrats on your awards! If anyone deserves it is you! You have such an interesting blog - I always envy you for your life in the sun and your talent of painting! In my next life... Thanks for your very much appreciated comment today. I thought everyone had forgotten about me and I am so glad that this is not the case. I had a lovely time in beautiful Ireland - the weather was cold though - and I shall post about something you might now tomorrow and the following days. Enjoy your day! Christa

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    1. Hello Christa
      Thanks for your kind words and your beautiful blog always transports me to your beautiful country.
      I am very fortunate to do what I love and for my friendship with Violetta and Mary Rose.

      Looking forward to hearing of your experience in Ireland

      Helen xx

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  32. I agree with the others, very well deserved. And I also believe things really do come in threes.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Sam

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  33. Hello Sam

    How kind of you to stop over and say such kind words

    Wishing you a week full of joy

    Helen xx

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  34. Hooray xx Well deserved ! Your blog is always a refreshing respite when life gets ordinary <3

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  35. Hi Helen

    Congrats on the awards and I am so glad you led me to your blog. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work

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