Thursday, June 26, 2008
The Arte y Pico Award
Twice in two days I’ve been presented with a lovely surprise.
First JENI and then PAGAN awarded me the ARTE Y PICO.
The award is given to recipients whose blogs exhibit creativity, design and interesting material and also for contributing to the blogging community. See the bottom of this post for the rest of the details.
Since I have two of them I decided to pass them on to two categories. I like categories and themes and symbolism. Keeps my chaos in check and helps me chose from a huge group of really talented folks that I adore.
The first category is young women I’d love to adopt. Smart, sassy, sexy, savvy women who I would be so proud to mother to death – in a healthy, non-obtrusive manner of course.
SNOOPMURPH – she adopted me! Poor kid, she didn’t read the fine print. Snoop’s blog is full of family and fun along with interesting posts about music and education and parenting. She is an astounding Mom and a good, sweet, supportive friend. Her children, her adorable handsome husband and her extended family are joyful to know.
TRANNY HEAD – another name I love! TH is irreverent to the nth degree. Her posts are hilarious. I always thought my son was a beautiful baby but you gotta get a look at her son! The Gerber Baby saw him and immediately arranged for plastic surgery. TH is a wonderful Mom while juggling law school and waiting for her hubby to come home from Iraq. I wish she wasn’t so far away; I’d love to offer free babysitting for life. I would also mention that she isn’t any where near as cynical and hard core as she likes to make out BUT she’d hurt me – so I won’t.
ETK – “I’m Just Sayin’” is part of her blog name and it fits perfectly. She shares her wonderful and often delightfully quirky observations. She shares them openly. etk is a whimsical soul and I love keeping up with her travels, her pink flamingo, her “baby” and all her other adventures of life.
LEIGHANN – more irreverence coupled with sexiness and sprinkled with lots of good momisms. I often call her ‘twisted sister’ but she’s younger than my son and I’d be proud to call her ‘twisted child’ and be a gorgeous granny to her “things”.
KNIGHT – she looks like a movie star and writes like a journalist. She’s interesting and open. She presents stories about her life and the world around her in a clear, no nonsense style while being a sweet and gentle person.
The second category is bloggers who have created and maintain projects. I often struggle to keep up with the blog so I have a lot of respect for those who extend their talents to reach out to and bring together fellow bloggers.
ANNA – her color related photo projects have made me appreciate so much more of my surroundings. Project Yellow was months ago and still I notice yellow wherever I go. She has made being stuck in traffic bearable! And when between projects her photos always inspire and awe.
ROGER – a very new blogger friend. His Creative Photography blog has only been up two weeks and already he has a good size circle of talented participants. When you visit the CP site make sure to check out the link to Roger’s main blog – great photos!!
MARY/the TEACH – I really don’t like the color red Mary LOL but wow have I found an appreciation for its place in a photo. Mary’s Ruby Tuesday project has brought so many great photographers together.
RAVEN – The Wordzzle Wonder Wiz! My vocabulary is better. My creative juices are juicier. My confidence in my writing feels more comfortable. All because of a hodge-podge of random words lovingly offered and tended to each week by a woman who should be published many times over.
Thank You JENI – grandma extraordinaire and keeper of the Bushisms.
Thank You PAGAN – artist, activist and soul mate.
Not all of us are into awards and less of us are into passing them on. It’s all good!
The blogging universe is populated by artists and heaven knows artists can not be tethered to rules or procedures.
Take the awards as they are intended. A nod to your talent and a small show of appreciation for who you are.
The rest of the award details are:
1) Pick five (5) blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog.