Saturday, January 03, 2009

Van Gogh's Ear Award

Van Gogh's Ear Award

Roger was kind enough to give me and others this Van Gogh's Ear Award. Here's what he writes about it:

Inspiration for the Van Gogh's Ear Award
You may know the story of Vincent Van Gogh a well known artist in history. Although a brilliant painter in his later years went quite insane he received the nickname of fou roux ("the redheaded madman"). The most bazaar of Vincent's behavior is when he cut off the lower part of his own left ear lobe, which he wrapped in newspaper and gave to a prostitute named Rachel in the local brothel, asking her to "keep this object carefully. After this he suffered recurrent bouts of mental illness, which led to his suicide July 29, 1890 he was 37 years old. His works of art are priceless.

The point of this award
We are all artist in are own way be it art, photography, writing, philosophy, comedy, blogging and we all go a little crazy sometimes. But if you ever feel so crazy to cut off your ear and give it to a prostitute "Seek Help"!

Always remember you're unique.
Just like everyone else.

Roger passed the award to so many wonderful people but there are a few that I would like to pass the award to...

EG of East GwillimburyWOW!

Jamie of Duward Discussion

Katherine of Views from Raven's Nest

Felisol of Far Side of the Sea

Sylvia of Sylvia From Over the Hill

Mojo of Why? What Have you Heard?

Sherrie of Sherrie's Stuff

Terry of Canadian Blogger
theteach

10 comments:

Roger said...

Congrats Mary!! You know why folks don't tell secrets in a corn field??? "To many Ears"! :D

maryt/theteach said...

Ha! Roger, Thanks again for the award!

Sylvia K said...

Congratulations, Mary! And thanks so much for this award! I wish I had been clever enough to take the photos that I posted today. I just took up photography when I started blogging and I've become just a mite obsessive.

Terry said...

Thanks so much Mary!
I see that people put these awards on their blog, but I don't know how to do it.
I will have to wait for Mr. Jim to come home. He helps me a lot in these matters.
He is the guy that taught me how to put You Tube downloads in.
He has my password so I will have him put this on my blog.....Thanks so much......Teach!
You are a blessing....Love Terry

Oh and my Felisol is on the list!
How great can THAT be!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

how unique Congrats

Felisol said...

Dear teach Mary,
you are too kind putting me in company with these wonderful people.
I'm deeply honored,- and a bit freaked out.
Can you believe Van Gogh's ear?
The haunted and highly gifted man.
Do you think he has enough humor to enjoy my folly?
Thank you once more for bringing a bright smile on the face of the entire family.
From Felisol & co

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Thanks so much, MaryT! I consider you to be one of a kind and feel pleased that you think I am too. Or are you suggesting I'm a bit crazy? Or a LOT crazy? Whatever! I accept the award with pride. ;-)

Patti said...

Congratulations, Mary. I was honored to be among great photographers such as yourself.

We are all unique, as Roger says. ;-)

Dianne said...

great award! isn't Roger the best :)

congrats to you and your wonderful choices

The Cunning Runt said...

Congratulations, Mary, and what a wonderful group of people to pass this along to!