created and given to me by the artful Roger....
the van gogh's ear award
I am honored! Roger runs the show over on Idaho Photo...if you have not seen his work you owe yourself a few minutes to surf through.
Roger is always changin' things up....keeping his site fresh. Previous gigs include creative photo contests and the humor of Ol Tex...so check out the achieves as well !!
In Roger's own words:
Always remember you're unique.
Just like everyone else.
The point of this award:
We are all artists in our 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"!
(Roger gives such good advice)
Inspiration of 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.
Lately I have been terribly amiss at acknowledging and thanking people for various awards and recognition...I apologize...and resolve to do better in the new year...
Thanks again Roger.... 'ears to you! Happy New Ear!