Thanks

Special Thanks

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People leave impressions. For everything you do and have done. For those of you who have shaped my life and made these characters possible and for those who have offered your support and encouragement, or have inspired me.
Mum, Dad, David Dando-Moore, Sam Dando-Moore, Rachel Bradshaw, Lucas Bradshaw, Blair Shelmerdine, Nick Ridley, Neil Middleton, Nan, Nana, Granddad Ray, Granddad Eric, Richard Moore, Archie Moore, Isaac Moore, Ivy Moore, Emily Moore, Kath Kanji, Norman Troake, Amir Kanji, Steve Troake, Paul Troake, Jenny Troake, Seánagh Troake, Ellen Troake, Nikki Turner, Chris Turner, Annabelle Turner, Robin Moore, Jean Moore, Louise Moore, Alice Moore, Lynne Dando, Robert Dando, Darran Lloyd, Jasmine Brennan, Chantal Boudreau, Ien Nivens, Cynthia Echterling, Ren Garcia, Steve Haynes, Gavin Lees, Helena Hann-Basquiat, Sarah Valeri, Pamela Spiro Wagner, Frankie Stein, Stephanie DaviesRichard Guest, Darnell Cureton, Mark Thimesch, Helen Howden, Graham Casselden, Rusty Selwyn, John Clinock, Kenny Beachmount, J.R Floyd, Peter Saga, JRD Skinner, Hernán Jara Droguett, Michaela Staton, Deborah Walker, Heather Stevenson, Allen Veitch, Sister Ancille, Rich Feitelberg, Siddiqui Fayesal, Andrew Carey, Azriel Johnson, Kim Williams Justesen, Breanne Rowe, Justine Hedman, Samantha Quinnell, Elizabeth Judd, Arthur Imbrey, Anna Moray Parker, Chris Nurse, Frances Woodley, Matthew Rampley, Kelly Priestley, Betty Devine, Sammy Devine, Ken Devine, Damian Hemsworth, Matthew Ridley, Sam Ridley, Tori Amos, Neil Gaiman, Cyndi Lauper, Anne Rice, Alan Moore, Alma Alexander, John Martin, Toni Morrison, Joanna Russ, Frida Khalo, Alexand Merek and Katherine De Somme.
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Awards

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A special thank you to Laura Crean for three awards. The Sunshine Award, The Versatile Blogger Award and I Am Part of The WordPress Family Award. You can visit Laura’s poetry, art  and stories at her wordpress site.

Sunshine Award

“The recipients of the Sunshine Award are bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”
“The recipients of the Sunshine Award are bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”

This award was given to Unbound Boxes Limping Gods by Jasmine Batchellor-Sequeira who has a wonderfully thoughtful and imaginative blog called Tales Through Time Thank you so much, Jasmine.

Now here’s the rules.

Post the Sunshine Award image, answer the following 10 questions and note 10 blogs you wish to nominate.

Ten Questions:

1: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? (answer) Probably the South of France by the Mediterranean.

2: What’s your favourite time of year? (answer) Any season but winter. I hate the cold and dark days.

3: Which words do you hate most at this moment in time? (answer) Pop and proctor.

4: Which words do you like most at this moment in time? (answer) Wobbly and befuddle.

5: What are your favourite and least favourite terms of expression? (answer) I can’t stand idioms, they make me shiver and feel dead inside. I like unexpected phrases that don’t quite rhyme or match, but somehow go well together.

6: Which writers/artists/Musicians inspire you most of all? (answer) Toni Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Frida Khalo, John Martin, Tori Amos, Kathe Kollwitz, Ian Banks, Anne Rice, Margaret Attwood.

7: What is your greatest passion? (answer) Writing and illustrating Unbound Boxes Limping Gods.

8: Who do you love most in the world? (answer) My Mum and my son.

9: What’s your favourite animal? (answer) cats

10: Where can you be found online, other than wordpress? (answer) Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Google +, Pinterest, Readwave, Wattpad. Linkedin, Tumblr, Stumbleupon.

And now to the bloggers I’m giving this Sunshine Award to:

1: From one left handed blogger to another, a truly inspiring blog, gutsy, candid and uplifting. You deserve the Sunshine Award, Bill, for bwthoughts.

2: Eric Alagan has LOadS of awards, because of his versatility as a writer, but I thought I’d offer him one more for his blog Written Words Never Die.

3: I’d also like the Sunshine Award to go to my fellow writer / illustrator F Kenneth Taylor who weaves history and politics so skilfully into his work.

4: Talented graphic designer and fellow writer, Laura B Williams, also deserves The Sunshine Award, for her very informative and creative blog Laura B Williams Designs

5: Gabriela Blandy, for The Sense of A Journey, an imaginative and addictive blog.

6: I’d like to award John Henry Beck for his smart character observations and short stories, at his blog Free Fiction, I write you read, life goes on.

7: For her fantastically entertaining and witty blog, Being The Memoirs of Helena Hann-Basquiat, Dilettante, I’ve nominated Helena for The Sunshine Award.

8: I’m nominating Apurva Kandicuppa, for the Sunshine award, as she is a very talented artist and writer, for My Experiments With Words.

The Blog Of The Year Award

blog20125starsI am hugely honoured to receive The Blog Of 2012 Award from a truly great blogmaster, John Clinock. John runs an inspiring and amazingly artistic feast of a blog, known as Art Rat Cafe. Thank you so much John! I am also pleased to receive the second award from Joe at I Am For Change, who writes a very positive and refreshing blog. Thank you also to OA Writings Poems, Paintings for the third Blog of The Year Award. Thank you to a very talented artist, Heekeow, for her Blog Of The Year Award.  Thank you so much Tarisai Mzwimbi for his Blog of The Year 2012 Award, which gives me my fifth star! Thank you so much Joe. I will now award this to three very deserving recipients, who are all talented and prolific.. Their names will be revealed after the rules.

1. Select another blog or other blogs who deserve the ‘blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3. Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/   and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.

5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘join’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.

6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

7. There are stars to collect! Yes, there are stars to collect! Unlike other awards, which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different! When you begin you will receive the 1 star award, and every time you are given the award by another blog, you can add another star!

8. There are a total of 6 stars to collect. At which time your “badge” will look like this: blog20126stars

You can check out your favourite blogs, and even if someone else has already given them the award, you can still award them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Now for my nominations and the criteria for my decision.

I am always impressed by imaginative and prolific work, which captures artistry, and takes me somewhere else. I love escaping into worlds created lovingly by others, whether they be writers, artists or photographers, if they can translate their vision and allow me to go on that journey with them then I think they deserve this award. My nominations are Chantal Boudreau, for Word Blurb, in which she reviews, interviews, and shares her own very prolific writing and stylish illustrations. Chantal has written in many genres, has been published numerous times and is an amazingly talented writer/illustrator. Ren Garcia For The Temple of the Exploding Head, an insight into his imaginative mythology, The League of Elder. Ren has not only written a mind-blowing series in The League, but has ingenious ways of promoting his world, through mixed media, through art and video, through humour and has even had made models of his wonderful characters.  Both Chantal and Ren are talented writers, who also have the good fortune of possessing great business heads (something I lack personally) They also have in common with my third nominee the ‘need’ to create as if it is intrinsic to their life. Finally but certainly not lastly, Richard Guest for The Future is Papier Mache, in which he takes stunning photography of people in the city around him, capturing moments with them, translating moods and feelings, sharing many real life ‘characters’ with his viewer. I have become captivated by his work. He has a great rapport with his subjects, which shows in his photography. Richard cares about the people and places he photographs and tells us about them. Because of this his reader/viewer becomes engrossed in his work.

The Imagineer Award

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Thank you to Steve K Smy for nominating Unbound Boxes Limping Gods for his Imagineer blog award! You can visit Steve’s site Imagineer-ing and adventure in e-books, here.

The Very Inspiring Blog Award

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Thank you to Shehanne Moore, for nominating me for this award. Thank you to Rebecca Bond for her Very Inspiring Blog Award. Thanks to Word Wabbit, for their Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Laird William and Lady Glyn of Glencoe for their Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Michael Sheridan for nominating my blog for this Very Inspiring Blog Award.  Thank you also to Allison Boroda, for This Very Inspiring Blog Award and to Russell Boyle, from Boyle Poetry for his award nomination and Chandra Lynn for her nomination. Thanks to Joe from I am for change, for his award. You can visit her blog at ChandraLynn.wordpress.com. Thanks to Motivational Talks for this award. Here are the rules.

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you. You can visit Michael’s blog here at bakersfieldlad.wordpress.com. You can visit Allison’s blog Sandbag Heart, here

3. State 7 thing about yourself.

(1) I spend most of my free time writing and illustrating

(2) I sleep in the lounge on a 1940’s army camp bed (used to be my grandfather’s, he’d be so proud…)

(3) I have 4 cats

(4) I wanted to be a marine photographer

(5) As a child, strangers thought I was a boy called Gerald

(6) I’m pescatarian

(7) One night, Katherine De Somme materialised in front of me (briefly) dispelling my belief I imagined her.

Aaaanyway

4. Nominate other blogs for the Very inspiring blog award and tell them you’ve nominated them.

(1) Bwthoughts

(2) Art Rat Cafe

(3) Avenues

(4) The Future Is Papier Mâché

(5) A Girl Who Writes

(6) The Thiessen Review

(7) The daily blog of Judy Morris

(8) Mark’s Studio

(9) Beachmount’s Writing Corner

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

I am very honoured to be nominated by Art Rat Cafe. Thank you John Clinock.

1. The nominee of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award shall display the logo on his/her post/page and/or sidebar

2. The nominee shall nominate 10 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days. This can be done at any rate during the week. It can be all on one day or a few on one day and a few on another day etc.

3. The nominee must finish this sentence and post: A great reader is..

PLEASE NOTE RULES CAN BE ADDED TO/AMENDED if deemed appropriate; let’s be creative, and let’s grow & improve, but let’s also keep to the spirit of the award

My nominees are:

1: Michele Dacosta, (museum of documentary and fiction) for her inspirational documentary work, overseas.

2: The Amateur’s Quill, by Tebogo Ndlovu. Philosophical and poetic, and in her own words; “the phenomenon that we make an impact on the people around us, creating experiences that mold our characters and change our lives  adversely or favorably.”

3: Nathan Filbert for his beautifully crafted blog exploring language and art. Man of The World.

4: Just A Thought Inside My Head, for a very intimate and artistic peeling back of layers.

5: Lesley Carter, for her ultra adventurous travel blog, making the real world look fun! Bucket List Publications

6: Michael D Woods, Writer and artist. Pest Control Technician.

7: Falling Short of the Absolute Truth is an experiment in story telling.

8: Afternoon Tea, short stories by Darla McDavid.

9: Beautifully written poetry, by Julia Dean-Richards, at A Place For Poetry.

10: Pfugler, mythology and folk law from around our galaxy. Some unusual and creative short films by Cynthia Echterling.

A great reader is… open minded enough to explore new concepts, to recognise themselves in what they read, even if momentarily. Empathy and imagination allows us to place ourselves in the lives of others. Emotion, conjured by a fictional catalyst, can only work if the reader relates to and empathises with the characters. The writer is just a conduit, it’s the reader who breathes life into what he or she reads.

The Addictive Blog Award

I was very pleased to receive this award from Sonya Glyn Nicholson who writes an inspirational blog called Ironically: Rare, Acts & Deeds of the Style Prowess.

To accept, I must post the awards on this page, tell who sent the awards, write about why I blog and then recommend others (up to 10) and notify them that they have been awarded.

The reason I write.

Since an early age I’ve never really felt part of the real world. Although I am interested in real people, I feel somewhat disconnected for large intervals. I felt my body and my self didn’t quite belong together, because I wanted to be treated the same way as my brother, but society and nature derailed this delusion. As a child I used to face this inability to be part of a ‘group’ by becoming different people inside my head, by placing myself into the role of someone I was more comfortable being. Children do this a lot, but for some reason I never quite grew out of this phase. I didn’t start my first short story until the age of twelve, but found comfort in writing. It enabled me to express myself in ways that eluded (and still elude) me in real life. This mutated into other reasons through time, with my father’s death and all the inevitable questions that occur as a result of attempting to accept something so final. Hope springs from grief, along with many other conflicting emotions, which become fictional cocktails, mixed to create new lives, lived far away from the grimness of something so painful. I learnt to take parts of the real world and place them safely into new people, fashioned from everything and everyone who has had an impact on me in reality. Without this cushion I would be nothing, I would be reduced to feeling inadequately trapped inside the body which didn’t fit me as a child. The best thing I’ve done in reality, is to have created a real son, but in fiction I can create whole worlds, become anything I dream and share that with others in ways my clunky socially inept self couldn’t possibly pull off in reality.

Now here are 10 very addictive blogs:

1: Deidra Alexander’s Blog. In her own words, “I have people to kill, lives to ruin, plagues to bring, and worlds to destroy. I am not the Angel of Death. I’m a fiction writer.”

2: Welcome to The Asylum, by the very talented J.S Chancellor

3: Word Blurb, by Chantal Boudreau, a prolific artist, writer and reviewer.

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you to Michele Dacosta, (museum of documentary and fiction) who has one of the most inspirational blogs on wordpress; for the photographic and documentary work she produces overseas in troubled  countries. I’m honoured to receive the One Lovely Blog Award from her! Thanks also to Tina and Caroline for The One Lovely Blog Award. You can visit their website, A Readers Review Blog, here. Thanks to Mary Myers for The One Lovely Blog Award. Thanks also to Gabriel for the One Lovely Blog Award to, Paharidotme at Discovering myself, and to Tebogo Ndlovu for the One Lovely Blog Award too! Thanks to Steven L Campbell for the One Lovely Blogger Award, and to Sage Doyle for the One Lovely Blog Award and Christopher at Reality Enchanted for his One Lovely Blog Award

Now for “The Rules.” Anyone nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award must do the following to keep this unique prize rolling:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to them in your post.
  • Share seven unknown things about yourself.
  • Nominate other bloggers and blogs you like or admire… 15 or so if possible.
  • Contact the bloggers you nominate to let them know and to link them back to your post so they can read “The Rules,” too.

The second “rule” demands that I share seven unknown things about myself, which will not be easy.

Here are the seven.

1. When I was young I thought I was  a boy.

2. I still secretly believe I’ll meet my characters one day, as they are as real as living people to me

3. I get on better with ‘loners’ than large groups

4. I used to have a big crush on Glynis Barber (Makepeace)

5. I prefer cats to dogs

6. My family are more important to me than most other things apart from writing and drawing

7. I’m generally quite a confused human being

Now here are the people who I believe deserve to get my vote for One Lovely Blog Award (If I could nominate Michele Dacosta as well, I would!)

1. My good friend Chantal Boudreau for her prolific writing, artwork and reviews.

2. The Unknown Phlogger for some beautiful art photography, poetry and writing

3. The Temple of The Exploding Head, by the very funny and talented Ren Garcia

4. My amazing son, Sam (12) for his ambitious and imaginative poetry

5. Welcome To The Asylum, by J.S Chancellor

6. Appropriately Frayed, by Unsouthern Belle

7. Living In Fairyland, An etiquette guide for sl!!s

8. The Future is Papier Mache by Richard Guest

9. Art Rat Cafe by John Clinock

10. Anelephantcant

11. Diabetic Redemption

12. Steven Leo Campbell, creating new worlds

13. If writing was a child’s play

14. Flying over a forest, LC Aisling

15. Nonoy Manga

I discovered today that I have won the Reader Appreciation Award after being nominated by Steven Leo Campbell. This is my first award for blogging, and I’m intrigued that it’s a reader appreciation one. I don’t know who created the award, but I’m glad to see that Steven was a recipient too.

The Lovely Blog Award, from Elisabeth Berg please visit Elisabeth’s blog here elisabethberg.wordpress.com

Thank you to Living In Fairyland for this sunshine award! 

Thank you Anelephantcant for this award!

Thank you, Julia at A Place For Poetry

Thank you to One Lovely Blogger award on Talking Tosh by Christopher Farley

Thank you to LC Aisling for the sunshine award

Thank you to Jofelyn at Sleepy Tales and Lucid Dreams

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Thanks to F Kenneth Taylor for The Next Big Thing Award. Check out his blog here.

Reviews and interviews

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The Thiessen Review by Katharine Griffifths (Interview with me)

The Blurb on other people’s words Cheryl Moore: Writer / Artist by Chantal Boudreau

Book Reader’s Heaven, interview part 1 with Cheryl Moore by Glenda Bixler

Book Reader’s Heaven, interview part 2 with Cheryl Moore by Glenda Bixler

Encountering Cheryl Moore, Her art, her words, a review by Glenda Bixler

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Links to friends on wordpress and elsewhere

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Phlogit

Word Blurb, by Chantal Boudreau

Johndwmacdonald.com

A Place For Poetry

Stevenleocampbell

Living in Fairy Land

If writing was child’s play by LC Aisling

The American Book of Changes, by Ien Nivens

TalkingTosh.com

Doug Stubber’s Blog

Diabetic Redemption by Judith Atwood

We Like Humans by Cynthia Echterling

The Temple of The Exploding Head by Ren Garcia

Anelephantcant

The Future is Papier Mache by Richard Guest

Welcome To The Asylum, by J. S Chancellor

Jasilandia Underground, By Jasmine B Brennan

Kim Williams Justesen

Azriel Johnson, writer 

Justine Hedman, Artist, Writer

Ella Ragland, art

L.E Fallon

The Cola Factory

Joyce Ragland

Adrian Chamerlin

Franz McLaren

Rich Feitelberg, Paraphernalia in my Pocket

593 thoughts on “Thanks

  1. Hey Cheryl! Thank you for checking out my writing and for subscribing :). I hope you find my cornucopia of stuff ‘n such interesting.

  2. tq for subscribing. may i interest you in my other blog which i am well known to scribble also? i love your blog name! unbound boxes limping gods .. have a nice day!

  3. Thank you for liking my post which brought me to your blog. It’s amazing. You’re one talented woman. Which material do you use for the drawings?

    1. You’re welcome, I love your sketches! Thank you, I’m glad you like the blog too. 😀 I draw on paper, mostly with H through to 2B pencils, and then scan it in.

  4. Thank you for choosing to follow my blog. I hope you continue to enjoy my posts. Thank you too for introducing me to your interesting site.

  5. Thank you for finding and following my work. I have been amazed at your material here, and I am looking forward to really diving into what you have created here!

  6. Thank you very much for following my blog and thus prompting me to see your work. Wow, what an inspiration your blog is for me! I’m actually fairly new to blogging and am totally impressed by all your work, creativity and talent. Thank you again~ Liz

    1. Hi Liz, thank you for taking the time to visit and likewise, I’m impressed with the portraits on your blog. Good to meet you. I’m really glad you like the stories, it means a lot to me. Cheryl

  7. Just wanted to say that I had a look at your drawings on Flickr, and I especially love the one with the girl looking through a partly opened door. You are a gifted artist and writer! =D

  8. Wow you are so talented, I’m so glad I clicked on your blog because I’ve only just read a few stories and I already love you. Your illustrations are seriously inspiring and amazing. I feel honored that you’re following my blog! Keep up the good work and please neve stop posting.

  9. Hello Cheryl, it is so nice to meet a fellow artist and writer such as yourself!
    You have such an amazing blog. Your illustrations are beautiful! You have a terrific grasp on details and perspective, and your shading is gorgeous. I am going to go through your entire blog to view all of your drawings and to read your work!
    I look forward to seeing your future illustrations and reading your future writings! Thank you so much for following my blog! I am truly flattered!

    1. Hi Alison, likewise, I love the movement you capture in your art (something I have trouble with in my own work) and am glad you took the time to visit. You’re very welcome here! Thank you. Cheryl

      1. Thank you so much as well! Capturing movement and perspective always seems to be incredibly difficult in art. You do such a lovely job! I can’t wait to see more of your work!

  10. Thank you for the like on my blog. Your blog surprised me, I did not expect to see just an array. Between sketches and drawings your a very creative person! I’ll be interested to see where your short stories end up.

    1. Hi Mary, good to meet you (I came across your blog, because I love Tori too, *wishing happy birthday to her*) Thank you for visiting my stories, it means a lot to me. Cheryl x

    1. Hi Anna, it’s good to meet you and thank you. Your posts are very informative as an indie writer, and I’m looking forward to reading and learning more. I’m glad you like the stories.

  11. Hi Cheryl, thanks for stopping by and subscribing to my blog 🙂 You’ve got a pretty impressive body of work here which I’ll surely be back to dip into in future. I love how you never know what you’re going to discover when you click on that link…Cheers, Andy.

    1. Hi Sara, very good to meet you. I love the idea that you’re taking up your father’s photography quest. Some beautiful memories and also great photos shared. Thanks for taking the time to visit, I appreciate it. Cheryl

      1. You are so welcome! Your War Party: Unbound Boxes Limping Gods illustration is so beautiful…what mediums did you use here if you don’t mind me asking and the size?

      2. Oh War Party is an older painting, it’s all illustrated on 120g/m2 paper and then coloured in photoshop! (I can’t paint well with real paints!) 😀

  12. Many thanks for following Dragonshades. Listening to shapes, seeing words and hearing silent stories is the result of my spending a lot of time in the company of Nature, animals, birds, wood and stone. Keep on doing what you do it is wonder-full.

  13. What an extraordinary blog you have here. A writer who illustrates her own stories… it’s very impressive. Your drawings have a distinct style, and you’ve built up an enormous body of work. Truly amazing. Wishing you all the best! : )

  14. Dear Cheryl, Thank you so much for your strong support and appreciation for the work that I’m doing independently and with my colleagues at The Peace Project. You inspire me with your exceptional writing and drawing. Wishing you all the very best and congratulations on the One Lovely Blog Award 🙂 Mx

  15. Awesome sketches Cheryl ! I didn’t know anyone who could weave wonderful stories and sketch awesome sketches at the same time…… All the very best to you..

  16. Cheryl, Thanks for stopping by and deciding to follow along. I’ll happily catch up with your stories as well! Beautiful illustrations 🙂

  17. Thanks for stopping by my humble little blog, I’m glad you saw something you liked 🙂

    I love your artwork, it really is beautiful, I’m a little envious, I still can’t draw people and yours have fantastic life about them.

      1. 12 years and counting, and finally getting closer to where I’m just about ready to start sharing whole portions of it. I don’t have a set timeline, that would probably ruin it so I take my time and make sure it’s really ready.

        And thank you for following, it encourages me to work harder on it and always puts a huge smile on my face one someone takes an interest.

  18. Hi Cheryl, another ‘thank you’ for following the blog and sharing your work. Your illustrations and short stories are inspirational. Good luck with getting the whole thing out there.

  19. Greetings Cheryl, thank you so much for following my blog. I’m glad you found something you liked there, and I hope I can continue to entertain you. I’ll have to have a peruse of your blog as your sketches are really expressive, and your style of storytelling seems very original and intriguing.

  20. Thank you so much for following my Hamilton Color blog, shoot, I just got that one started for work and only last night settled on a theme. already have two followers in just 24 hours. I’m hoping you will stick around as we have some interesting art articles that will be posted.

  21. Hi Cheryl, thank you for following my blog. Your site here looks amazing and the illustrations are lovely. I look lovely to seeing your upcoming work. If you’d ever be interested in giving an interview please just let me know 🙂

    1. Hi Katie, you’re welcome, I’m enjoying reading the interviews and reviews. Thanks for stopping by, and I’m glad you like what you’ve seen here so far. I’d be happy to give an interview any time. LMK when you’ve got time and I’ll give you my email address so we can talk about it. Thank you! Cheryl

  22. HI Cheryl,
    I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for following my blog. Your artwork is beautiful! Writing takes courage and a willingness to look deep inside yourself.

  23. Hello, just a brief note to say thanks a lot for taking the time to stop by – and follow – my “beeseeker” blog. Will be back to take a look at your work when I have a little more time. Be lucky.

  24. Hi Cheryl,
    Thanks for visiting and “liking” my post on thesaltwatertwin. What a lot there is to explore here! I’m excited to dive in. Maia

  25. Thank you for visiting my poetry blog ! You seem like a really cool woman, Cheryl. I like your artwork and your writing very much ! I’m going to enjoy looking all of it over….JEFF

    1. Hi Jeff, you’re very welcome, I really enjoyed reading Fate’s Lilting Laughter, thanks for reading this story, I appreciate it, you’re welcome here any time! Cheryl

  26. Thanks so much for stopping by my foodie blog Rogue Pastry Chef, i too am a author, but i only have written one novel so far…I am working with a great editor to get it printed:) hope the same for yo cuz your work is amazing. look forward to chatting in the future 🙂

    1. Opps yo came to Sown in Peace lol i should read better….I do have a foodie blog called Rogue Pastry chef, as well….but im glad you liked it anyway and i hope you check in form time to time:)

      1. No problem, what’s your food blog called? I’ll take a look. (I’m always hungry lol) 😀

    2. You’re welcome and it’s good to meet you too, good luck also with the publication. Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I appreciate it. 😀

  27. I love your imagination. I also love your epitaph: The writer breathes life into a story, but the reader keeps it alive. My favorite quote is similar: from READING IN THE BRAIN, by Stanislas Dehaene: he quotes Alberto Manguel, who says: “The existence of the text is a silent existence, silent until the moment in which a reader reads it. Only when the able eye makes contact with the markings on the tablet does the text come to active life. All writing depends on the generosity of the reader.”

    Virginia Anderson
    http://justcanthelpwriting.wordpress.com/
    http://canwritingbetaught.wordpress.com/

  28. Hello,
    I just wanted to stop by and thank you for subscribing to the content of my new blog, postcardsanonymous.wordpress.com. Have a great day and feel free to send me a card 😉

  29. Wow! What great writing and drawings to go along! It’s going to take me a while to “catch up”, but thanks for following me – I wouldn’t have found out about your work unless you did.

  30. Thanks for following my blog Cheryl. Yours is certainly one of the most distinctive I have yet come across on WordPress, well done!

  31. Hi Cheryl — your work is beautiful. Will definitely find the time to peruse your stories — very intriguing! Signed up to follow your blog and thank you for the same.
    Toodles,
    Barbara Jean

  32. Lovely combination of writing and illustration skills. I wish your stories to reach far and wide sooner through publications. Nice to have seen this blog. Thanks for visiting pages from serendipity.

  33. Hello Cheryl Moore,

    You’ve been to my blog a couple of times and expressed “Like” so thank you for that. I’ve been to your blog a few times and realize the complexities that make up a person need not be understood to be appreciated. (That’s my way of saying, “Wow! You go girl!”)

    So now I’m asking for your help. If you or any of my daughters (or sons) read these posts (http://mlbergitn.wordpress.com/tag/alice-zeorlin/) what would your reaction be? Not so much what is your reaction to my reaction but “What is your reaction to global protocols, manifested in local politic?”

    I’ve tried to be fair and honest in my approach to life. We share that trait.

    Dan

  34. I would love to be alone with your drawings. They could tell me their stories to write for them or perhaps poems? You draw such interesting characters!

  35. Cheryl Thanks for visiting my blog. You are my No. 1. Appreciated it very much for stopping by so that I have the opportunity to follow your blog. Amazing works!!!! I like your header design and the image you picked for yourself! Great to see that in this community there are so many talented and artistic people around. It makes me feel more and more humble now. Btw I do prefer cats than dogs, and will be putting up soon some simple sketches of my cat who had passed away in September 2012. Have a nice day! Heekeow

    1. Hi Heekeow, likewise, I think your artwork is beautiful, and love the colours you use to blend and create depth and warmth to your paintings. I’m glad you visited here, and look forward to speaking with you in the future. Thanks for reading, I appreciate it. Cheryl.

  36. Hi Cheryl, thanks for stopping by my blog. The fact that you did has given me the chance to get to know your work, and I’m enthralled. You have some powerful stories and illustrations. I love your blog and am looking forward to getting to know it better

  37. Cheryl, thank you for appreciating my writing! I am stunned by sheer volume of work on your blog – what a great collection of stories and sketches!

  38. Hi , I am joining the Blog Awards Trail and have nominated your blog for an award – VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD. If you havent seen this yet you can read more about it on my blog, if you have already done this or you are not interested thats ok!

    1. Hi Michael, thank you so much for this award. I’m going to do this today, and I’ll let you know when it’s done. It will be on my thank you page once I’ve finished. Much appreciated, Cheryl

  39. Cheryl, thanks for visiting OurHerstory.net today. May I also suggest a visit to view my verbal poetic work at susanbourne.net and visual poetic work at allbourneart.net.

    Keep creating,
    Susan Bourne

  40. Thank you for following Word Play For Today. I’m looking forward to enticing the creative mojo inside that brain of yours and reaping the benifets your skilled imagination offers to the written word (not to neglect your renderings… Beautiful). Thrilled to read what you have in store for us!!!

  41. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my Random Penguin post! Your artwork is absolutely incredible. Keep on doing what you’re doing!

  42. Hi Cheryl – you have put your awards together beautifully and congratulations for them all – you richly deserve every one. Thank you so much for nominating me for The Very Inspiring Blog Award and for the One Lovely (I always want to call it ‘loverly’)Blog award – I am flattered and honoured to receive these from you – a creative master who’s work I hugely admire – I will be posting these soon. Hooeee! – this is like an early Christmas…

  43. Hi Cheryl – Thanks for dropping by and deciding to stay 🙂
    I’m already in awe of your creative talent. Can’t wait to explore the grand work you have here. Such a pleasure to not only write your characters perspective but also design their personality. Great words, great illustrations.
    Regards
    S.

    1. Hi, thank you so much for visiting. I’m enjoying reading your blog btw as it’s very diverse and interesting, so many categories to choose from! I liked the boy with a guitar. I agree, writing is everything (to me, well almost 🙂 ) Good to meet you. Cheryl

  44. Hello Cheryl! Your blog is AMAZING, and I’m truly honored that you liked my poem and is now following my blog. I’m just starting out and have a lot to learn and do, but your stories and illustrations are very inspiring. I’ll have an illustrator for my stories soon, and then introduce different aspects of my blog to the public that will be both helpful to writers and interactive. I hope you’ll come back and read my new entries, as I’ll definitely be visiting your blog often. THANKS SO MUCH! Take care! 🙂

  45. Cheryl..first I want to thank you for visiting and signing to follow my blog…savorthefood.wordpress.com . Also I want to express WOW!! what a blog you have here. Am I right to say these are your drawings? What excellent illustrations and drawings.

    Your cat stares at you all day because it feels privileged to be the pet of such a learned writer and drawer of her own illustrations. 🙂

    Thanks again for sharing and following my blog. I look forward to your future post’s.

    Chef Randall
    savorthefood.wordpress.com

  46. Hi Cheryl,

    I would like to add one more star to your “Blog of the Year 2012” Award!!

    http://heekeow.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/

    Thanks for sharing with us all your beautiful creations in writing and illustration!!! Truly impressed by what you have done, although I hardly have time to read and follow your story, but each time when I stopped by quickly, I always so touched by your efforts and talents.

    May you have a wonderful and meaningful 2013.

    Cheers,
    Heekeow

  47. Thank you for liking my blog Cheryl. Your artistic out put is phenomenal.
    If in the future, may be at the stage of publication you would like to collaborate with a photographer, I’d be pleased to illustrate photographically your created world on intersecting lives and the themes that they weave.

    I have only written one short piece myself,

    http://sinclairgordon2012.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/perspective-on-autobiographical-fiction/

    so not taken the plunge as yet.

    Gordon.

  48. Hi Cheryl. I see you already have an Award or two on here. I really like your Blog and the work that you are doing on it. I want to nominate you for the Reality Blog Award because you draw a beautiful grey-shaded and poetic reality. The link to the Award is here: http://wp.me/p2qfuv-sz. I don’t know if you got it already, but I just thought I would send it to you just in case. Take care.

  49. Thank you for Liking my blog post Affirmation, Gratitude and Merkaba! Gratitude Dance! I love your sketching and your words and sketching go together like peanut butter and jelly! :~) Congratulations! on your awards! :~)

  50. Hi Cheryl, thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. Your blog is awesome and I can see why you’ve been nominated for Best Blog. I love your artwork and slightly envious. I’ve always wanted to be able to write a short story and draw characters, but sadly I got the writing gene and my sister got the drawing gene.

      1. That’s OK! I’m glad to see that you’re a writer too! You can check out some of my writing on my blog if you’re interested! I currently have a discussion going on about Writing Advice, and it would be great to hear your views! 🙂

  51. Hi Cheryl. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. You’re drawings are amazing! What an incredible amount of work you’ve done here. I wish I could draw my characters, but I have no skill in the visual arts. Instead, I have to satisfy myself with scouring the internet or through magazines for images, or else gawking at people on the street who resemble my characters and hoping not to get my a** kicked for staring too long.

  52. Hey Cheryl, Thanks for following my blog. What a discovery to check yours! I love your illustrations, and the definition in your characters. All the best with your world!

  53. Thanks so much for following my blog … I thought it was gonna be another poet .. .but I stumbled onto a storyline that hooks me … I read #69 and #70 and now I wanna read from the beginning … 🙂 The illustrations rock too! *Diving in to start from the beginning*

  54. Good morning Cheryl! Thanks for visiting & following my blog today . I absolutely love the illustrations in yours, I don’t want to miss a thing so I’m reading from the beginning. Zadry 🙂

  55. You are absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing your talents. I’m new to blogging and have found so many great sources of inspiration out here. I can’t wait to dive further into your site. Thanks for following me.

  56. Hi Cheryl, thank you for liking my post and following my blog. Love the illustrations, and what you wrote about your dad. Will have to give a longer read.

    1. Hi Chiarina, thank you! I love your style of art, and was impressed by Sejour and Just My Cup of Tea. It’s good to meet you, I’m glad you stopped by, you’re very welcome here! Cheryl