Double Original Friday – Wakuwafu Award

A little more than a week ago I was nominated by Little Monster Girl for the Wakuwafu Award! A hearty thank you to Zela and friends for the nomination. If you like a little adventure, a lot of fun, and don’t always want your comics to be G-rated, then definitely head over to LMG Comics and follow along!

The Wakuwafu Award was started this month by a pair of anime bloggers at the blog Wakuwafu and I felt in the spirit of the visual arts nature of their award and blog and the fact it is double original Friday to have a little illustrated poetry fun with it. Everything comes in threes here!

1) Three things about myself, as a haiku:

A Marcy Haiku

Pirate cat owner,

but does not have pierced ears.

Does adore hummus.

(non haiku commentary – 1) I am the proud owner of a one-eyed cat, we adopted him that way, so we don’t know how he lost his eye – he will be featured on Silent Sunday, so stay tuned. 2) Just never got around to it, but that doesn’t stop distant relatives from giving me earrings. 3) I will eat it straight out of the container if no one is looking. Crackers only dilute the experience.)

2) Answer three questions posed by your nominator:

a) What inspired you to start blogging?

      I wanted a way to meet other artists and poets, gain some confidence, and provide myself a motivation/schedule for producing new work (I work well with deadlines/schedules). I would say that blogging at here via WordPress has way exceeded all of my expectations and has really come to be a joy in my life.

b) What time is it right now?

      11:48 am

c) Do you have a favorite pair of shoes? Can/will you share a pic of them?

     I do have a favorite pair, they are brown Børn short boots, and I will illustrate one for you as the art half of the double original Friday:


3. Three questions for my nominees:

a) What has surprised you most about blogging and/or sharing your artwork online?

b) What does poetry mean to you? (What is poetry, when you come right down to it?)

c) What meal (or snack/drink/food related ritual) do you most look forward to each day?

4. Three Nominees:

My award nominations come with a no-strings-attached clause. My main purpose is always to send folks to go see bloggers who are doing fun/unique/artistic/amazing things on their blogs and are also in the early-ish stages of building a following. If they take up the award, that’s fantastic, but there is never an expectation on my part. I just hope folks mosey on over to their sites and enjoy their work as much as I do. Okay! I went with a visual/comic/doodle theme:

a) Silence Killed the Dinosaurs – I have only recently become acquainted with this awesome comic, but I am so glad I have! A comic of spiders reenacting Pride and Prejudice? Yes, please!

b) Jennifer Barrile – Artist. Illustrator. Muralist. Ms. Barrile’s sketchbooks are a source of beautiful and inspiring artwork, quotes, and poetry too!

c) Monday Tuesday Wednesday – Ms. Sharon Mann’s artwork and doodles are gorgeous and she recently convinced me to buy some Mineral paper to try to get colors as vibrant as hers. I also appreciate the schedule as the title and inspiration of her blog! Especially since Monday’s tend to be my least creative days!

Thanks again, Little Monster Girl, for the nomination and I hope everyone has a great weekend!


    1. You are most welcome! I’ve so enjoyed your blog and look forward to more comics – you hit all the artistic highlights as far as I’m concerned (spiders, Jane Austen, talking plants and furniture…)!

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  1. Loved your haiku, Marcy! And your boot illustration is FAB! I also love Sharon’s art! Will check out the others you also like. Enjoy your weekend! 😊🎨💚


    1. Thank you, Jill! I am always looking to put a little “Illustrated Poetry” twist on each award 😀 Same to you – I wish you a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!


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