A Leibster?


A Lobster!

lobstervowels and accents

change our meanings and understandings – 

come visit me

under the sea 

where I walk a straight line – most of the time

while you walk a path you question.

This humble blog has been nominated for an award – which is an honor, but not as much of an honor as being able to commit to this daily practice has been for me. –  for this honor is more of an exploration.

I am not well versed in the ettiquette of acceptance – But I will do my best – the award nomination comes with rules, wich I have rudely cut and pasted from a wonderful blog I like, who nominated this daily practice:

Beverly Dyer’s The Art Prescription.


The rules:

The Liebster Award is very unique in the fact it brings recognition to the smaller blogs of the ‘verse. With that in mind, all of the nominated blogs will have under 200 followers.

1. Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog. ( I just learned how to create link! so already this is paying off!)

2. Post 11 facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.

4. Display the Liebster Award logo.

5. No tag back thingys (I don’t know what these are) ( me either).

11 facts about myself:

1. I am a storytelling animal.

2. I am also a painting animal who paints animals….

3. I believe one should never confuse a fact with the truth.

4. I am a minister.

5. I am a mother.

6. I am a daughter.

7. I paint as part of my daily spiritual practice.

8. I believe in the good.

9. I believe in the true

10. I believe in the beautiful.

11.  But more than anything, I believe in love.

Here are my 11 questions from Beverly Dyer:

1. What if there was no such thing as money?

There are societies all over our globe, although they are increasingly scarce that have no concept of money.  Money is a human made construct with a fascinating history.  A really excellent book on this is The Soul of Money by    .

2. Do you like being alone?

I am never alone.  honestly, although on rare occasions I am without human companions. I love my species, but I equally love my daily breaks from active interactions with them.

3. What’s your favorite flower?

I try to never play favorites, but my gardens would tell you that it must be the rose, as I keep planting them.  Clearly I must go and get some iris!

4. Are you doing what you love?


5. What’s your go to vice for a bad day?


6. What were you like at age 10?

I moved three times – dwellings, homes, houses – but as I was also riding bikes and jumping ropes – I was always moving.

7. What could the world use more of?

Compassion and empathy.  Gentle care – our world and her inhabitants are in trouble and we are all needed.

8. Are you a lark or an owl?

Both! it’s the noonday sun that scares this bird..

9. What does the word vacation mean to you?

Chocolate. – see number 5.

10. When is the last time you picked up some watercolors?

Two days ago.

11. Is there an animal you identify with?

er, um the storytelling animal? —  I admit to a  mammal centric bias.  As a small child I pretended to be a cat with an invisible human friend.

Here are the eleven questions I pose to those whom I nominate. ( this is a bit like a chain letter, I supposed – but I am learning so much, I am preferring to think of it as an exercise.)

My picks for the next Leibster: 11 really 11? I can manage 5.






oh and 11 questions?












I can’t do this anymore tonite — but it was fun and here is another blog her words are powder and light!  I will have to continue tomorrow in the daylight.


About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.
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1 Response to Leibster?

  1. beverlydyer says:

    Thanks, yes a bit like a chain letter. But it was fun and I like your answers! Cheers, Bev

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