santa cruz wharf

05 January 2009

friends, romans, countrymen..... lend me your

svangogh

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!

11 comments:

Roger said...

A Happy New Year to you to and I am glad you like the award! Love the tittle lol and thanks for the shout. :D

Desert Songbird said...

Ear's to you, Kat!

Skittles said...

Congrats to you!!!

Mel said...

How kind of him to give you his whole ear......I think.....

I'll now have to make a visit and get a glimpse into the uniqueness of Roger.
(bettin' it was the left ear--right one is still in tact..)
.....just sayin'....

Linda said...

The title of your post is exactly what I thought when I got the award from Roger, too! So, see, it is true what they say about brilliant minds thinking alike!!

dadshouse said...

"ears to you" - that's funny.

I always thought Van Gogh gave his ear to a girlfriend. I guess that was the kid-friendly, PG-7 version they showed us on cartoons.

Bond said...

Congrats..if anyone deserves an ear it is you!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Congratulations. Roger is the best isn't he.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

I, Like The View said...

only 37? I didn't realise that

how tragic

but, look, see, how remembered he is. . .

a well deserved award - congratulations! (for the third post in a row, if I remember correctly!)

XX

The CEO said...

Well done, I like your blog. He shows good taste, and ummmmm ear.

crazy working mom said...

Congrats, Katherine. :)