My name is Jonene Ficklin, and I'm a full-time wife, mom, writer, and professional artist. I've been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil. I use colored pencils, oil paints, and watercolors. I love what I do!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Award and a Friend's Contest

Woohoo! Julie Daines of gave me an award today - thanks a million, Julie!

Please go visit her site. Now is a great time because she just happens to be running a contest.  (And who can resist an Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card?)

So, onward.  Here are the rules of the award:

  1. In a post on your blog, nominate 15 sister bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award. (Fifteen isn’t mandatory, but it’s a nice gesture. Try and pick at least five.)
  2.  In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
  3.  In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you with a link back to their blog.
  4.  In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
  5.  In the same post, include this set of rules.
  6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs
So, seven random pieces of information?
1. I'm shorter than I used to be.
2. I like sunshine.
3. I'm wearing running shoes.
4. I'm not a 'runner' per se - unless you count doing it in my car. (Then I run A LOT.)
5. I'm participating in a first page contest on (See the January 23rd post: for last weeks entries, and see today's post to vote for the latest round (it's coming after 10:00 a.m).
6. I didn't win in the first round, but I'm doing the home challenge. Be a doll and go vote for your favorites. Don't worry about trying to get mine. We all have pen names and we're not allowed to share them.
7. No, I'm not giving any hints.

Next, I'm passing this award on to these wonderful and amazing bloggers:

Leisha Maw:
Lydia Kang:
Kyra, Chris, Ann Dee and Carol:
Elizabeth Mueller:
Chersti Nieveen:
And all the fantastic writers at Scribblers Cove:
 which are: Elizabeth, Emily, Susan, Rachel, Elizabeth, Chersti, Amber, Leisha and Rebecca

Congratulations, all and thanks again, Julie!


  1. Thank you Jonene! I love that color. My favorite!

    I still so enjoy the print of the Tahitian woman I won so many months ago. To this day, I'm in awe of your talent. :)

  2. Ha ha, thanks so much, Lydia. I'm in awe of your talents, too - writer, doctor, artist - wow!

  3. Jonene, thank you so much for thinking of me! *HUGS* I'm so excited. :)
    #AtoZChallenge 2012 Co-host

  4. Congrats on winning the award and for the others, too! :O)
    #AtoZChallenge 2012 Co-host


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