Friday, December 2, 2011

7 Links Project

I was honored to be chosen by artist Katherine Keane to take part in the My 7 Links Project.

For this project each blogger selects one post to fit each of seven categories and then nominates up to 5 more bloggers to do the same, and so on, and so on, as a way of "uniting bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint venture."

Here are the seven categories and my links:

Most Popular:  Live a Life you Love  This is a recent post about Steve Jobs, tied in with a description of a short trip I took. I received a few comments, quite a few "likes", many emails and I even had a few people tell me in person that they enjoyed the post. 

Most Controversial:  I am Disappointed This was a tough one because I tend to stay away from politics and other "sensitive" subjects, but this post about our "Second Saturday" event in Sacramento was one where I had strong opinions and felt compelled to share them.

Most Helpful:  Hand Coloring - The Video This was easy - not only do I have a video demonstrating my technique of hand coloring, but I also include links to other helpful posts, including one about the papers I print on.

Most surprisingly successful: Virtual Tour of my Studio  I was surprised by the positive response to this video I made of my old studio.

Post I am most proud of : Doesn't Get Much Better Than This  This post was about a perfect day with my son. I love sharing about joyful experiences.

Most Beautiful Post:  Peonies and a Poem A beautiful poem by a studio visitor inspired by an image of some peonies I was working on.

The next step was to nominate other bloggers to take part in the project. I do love the connections that occur in the blogosphere and was delighted to receive positive responses to my invitation to participate. To show the strength of the connections, a couple of the bloggers I asked, had already been approached by other people. (You can only participate once.....)

I invite all of you to check out these four bloggers:

Rhiannon Connelly: Starry Blue Sky    I mentioned Rhiannon in a post I did back in 2009 about Polaroid SX70 processes. I love her work and her blog is a lovely combination of technique and travel journal.

Kim Manley Ort: Be Inspired Blog I was introduced to Kim's work and her blog last year and find her images to be calming and her writing inspirational. She reminds me to seek the beauty in the everyday.

My studio mate JJ Jacobs: Coming Abstractions  I am looking forward to reading about JJ's new adventure - full time artist and self employed entrepreneur.

My daughter Nichole:  Live Rhythm I think her tag line says it all: "Meditations on intentional living and creative consumption." Her blog is fairly new, but I am sure in no time she will have enough posts to easily link to the 7 different categories. And she's my daughter....did I mention that?

So there you go......this was fun! Have a great weekend!


  1. These are wonderful links Dianne and I enjoy both your writing and your beautiful hand colored photography. I am glad that you shared your opinions about the "Second Saturday" event. I find your insights and experiences valuable!

  2. Thank you Katherine and thanks for inviting me to participate in the 7 Links Project!