Liberality gave me this award. It came without rules! Hooray! But it does seem to require you to express why you blog, and it is about blogging for friendship.
And that hits one reason right on the head. Actually that's not why I started blogging, but it is why I continue. All of you.
The other is that I find this a ready and congenial audience for my art. Like Susan (of Phantsythat) or Linda (of Vulture Peak Muse) I feel right now that this is all the audience I need for my painting. I'm painting for me - but I can't JUST do this in a vacuum - it would seem silly. And your comments do encourage, instruct, and guide.
Many thanks to Liberality and to all of you.