Versatile Blogger Award


I want to give a huge thanks to the lovely and talented illustrator Inkblot Miyazaki for nominating this little blog for the Versatile Blogger Award! It’s truly amazing to be included among so many multifaceted bloggers! When you have a chance, definitely check out The Particular Ones. Inkblot’s charming, Tim Burton-esque drawings will make you stop, smile and reflect on life.

The best part of being nominated is having the opportunity to shine the spotlight on my favourite bloggers. I nominate the following blogs that continue to make me laugh, inspire and motivate me through their writing, paintings, photography or other creative projects. Here they are in alphabetical order:

Alex Shaffo 

Hilarious and wacky cartoons based on the artist’s imaginative interpretation of the everyday.

Be Illustrated

Haunting black and white conceptual illustrations and poetry about love, heartbreak, healing and hope.

Billy von Raven 

Multi-talented artist who creates intricate ink paintings and composes captivating melodies on piano.

Elenacaravela’s Blog 

Stunning and expressive portraits in oil paint as well as an illustrator of children’s books.

Grey Graphic Novel 

A complex graphic novel exploring the grey area between good and evil. The blog features the works and collaborations of two multi-talented creatives including comics, poetry and short stories.

Jordan’s Blogalong Extravaganza

Witty writing with sharp insights on popular culture and chronicles the author’s personal journey of achieving his dreams of becoming a writer and comedian.

Melanie Ezra 

An artist who uses paper and beads to create extraordinary collages.

Monday, Wednesday, Tuesday 

Whimsical paintings and unique fabric illustrations that are always a joy to see.

Nomadic Polar Bear 

Follow the adventures of this traveller as she takes you across Europe and North America with her stunning photographs.


Chronicles the creation of the comic book with many helpful tips. The artwork is amazing!

Signs Sighs Sights 

Emotionally charged paintings that are sometimes accompanied by poetry and philosophical musings.

Steven L. Campell

A self-published author of fiction and fantasy books who also happens to be a gifted fine artist and a cartoonist.

Stuff and Nonsense 

An inspirational blog from a versatile artist documenting the process (and sometimes struggle) behind her creative projects.

the comic bookist

Every Monday, you`ll find a new kick-ass monster illustration.


Gorgeous watercolours from a painting master who has worked in the medium for five decades.

Here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:

1. Acknowledge the blog that has nominated you. 

2. Disclose 7 facts about you.

3. Nominate at least 15 blogs for the same.

So I’m supposed to reveal stuff about myself here. Problem is, I really blubbered and spilled my guts in this post not too long ago. I hope it’s okay that instead of talking about myself, I wrote out summaries for the creators above to hopefully entice readers to click on the links and check out the wonderful blogs for themselves 🙂

Quick update:

I’m a little behind this week but Helping Mitch will return to its regular-ish schedule shortly. Okay back to scribbling!

10 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award

    1. Thank you again for the nomination Inkblot Miyazaki! It really means a lot to me 🙂 Really looking forward to following your thoughts and drawings which you are able to bring suchincredible depth to.

  1. Congratulations and best of luck with your nomination – I’ll keep everything crossed for you. And thank you so much for the mention! That was entirely unexpected 🙂 . My finger is poised to click on the links you suggest – can’t wait!

    1. Hi Rebecca! I enjoy your blog a lot – from the pastels to the watercolours to the iPad painting – so it was a no-brainer to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I realized I didn’t make that very clear when I posted last night so hopefully it’s clear now! 🙂

      1. Well Zhangah, the admiration’s mutual! You’re right, I didn’t understand (what a newb, as my son would say). Thank you so very much for nominating me; you should see the huge grin on my face 🙂 . I had my busiest blog day yet yesterday, thanks to you. Hmm, I’ll have to have a good think before I post up my ‘official’ thanks and nominations…how exciting!

      2. Rebecca, what a wonderful way to start a Friday to learn that you had a busy blog day yesterday and that perhaps this post sent some traffic your way 🙂 Haha you are not a newb at all, I really should have been more clear about the nomination. Any ways, looking forward to seeing your nominee list and of course your upcoming projects!

  2. Odd, but I didn’t know how to call what I draw now and then. And you’ve helped me to realize it in that remark of yours as an out-looker and artist. Thank you a lot for the appreciation, Angela.

    1. Yuriy, I’m glad I was able to help in a small way. it’s funny how we spend so much time with our work yet not know how to articulate it ourselves. I’m starting to think maybe art is truly about connecting with people and exists as a dialogue between maker and viewer rather than a physical entity.

      1. You know you’re quite right. Moreover, I believe that you could jot down your ordered thoughts and judgements with the same success as you draw. You’ve had there “the stage” or “period” when you mastered the skill and acquired a talent of vision of, ordinary only at first sight, natural places and objects. They’ve conquered me immediately at the mean time. I can only imagine how much time it takes you and the artistic isolation for them to be lined and shaped and turned into the images that contain and carry the energy. I feel it. Anyway, it’s what only the inspiration can do or the habit, or a sudden prompt from somewhere nowhere.

      2. Thank you for such an in-depth comment and for the encouragement. I truly appreciate your words. That’s really what I’m pushing towards, to transcend technique and the material to create something emotionally engaging and meaningful. I’m very grateful to know artists such as yourself who understand that.

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