Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Arte y Pico Award

OK, Doc, see it goes like this. A wonderful blogger named Jamie at Duward Discussion was tagged for an Arte y Pico award by Linda of Are We There Yet. Jamie in turn passed it on to EProf who passed it on to Border Explorer who passed it on to DivaJood of Journeys with Jood. For reasons unfathomable to me, DivaJood has now presented the award to my humble blog, and one does NOT argue with a Diva, it simply won't do. Besides, I believe that smokey blue gown will be the perfect attire to wear on my Virgin Galactic trip to Mars with Sir Richard Branson.

I wonder if the CDC is aware of this award and its possible ramifications as a blogger contagion. Symptoms include a need to find some beauty in your life and a desire for harmonious surroundings since the award started out by honoring those whose hand crafts were posted on blogs. The award now goes to bloggers in a wide variety of areas with an emphasis on contributions to the blogger community, of which there must be several million members at least. What d'ya say, Doc?

Doc says while the award may be contagious, it is the good kind of contagious, kind of like the good kind of cholesterol. The lovely statue award is given to bloggers who inspire others with their creative energy and talents no matter whether it be in the form of writing, artwork, design, interesting material, or contributions to the blogger community. When a blogger receives this award, it is considered a special honor and, once presented to you, it is to be passed on to 5 other bloggers who meet the criteria.

These are the rules for keeping the nominations going forward. The newest recipient must:
1) Do a post naming 5 blogs for this award with a link to each blog;
2) Notify each blog you awarded by leaving them a comment;
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;
4) The award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the original link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award; and,
5) Do a blog post showing these rules.

Trying not to repeat previous nominations, here are my 5 nominees:

Fran of Ramblings blog reflects her passion for politics, her disgust with corpotocracy and war, as well as her excellent artistic taste. While she is currently touring the Giant Redwoods, she has been teasing us about an art piece she is working on that will be posted when complete.

Enigma of Watergate Summer is a muse of rare sensitivity whose blog promotes thoughtful discussion of ways we can mend our world and real life observations of our broken political system -- all that and great musical choices, too!

Mary of Get Your Own has been learning new ceramic techniques and posting the results. Also visit her beautiful My Mosiacs blog (her backsplash Tree-Of-Life is a true back-breaking wonder), and you will not fail to be inspired.

MauiGirl's Meanderings is wonderfully eclectic, with recent posts of a Cape Cod vacation as pondered by Baxter the Cat and his favorite nemesis, a certain family member of the pitbull persuasion. Someday, they will all get to Maui.

Ingrid who posts on Blogger Round Table is a blogger I've only lately come to know and appreciate. She is smart and funny and has traveled and lived around the world, from the Netherlands to Saudi Arabia, to her current life in Austin TX.

There ya go! And may I say, you all look FAAAHBYOOOLUSSS in those gowns, gloves and wings!


Mauigirl said...

Thanks so much D.K.! I am honored that you gave me this award! I will be sure to pass it on, although it is always difficult to choose among all of the wonderful blogs out there!

Ingrid said...

Whoo? Moi? Wow..and such good company I have as well, I dare say I think I've stumbled upon Mauigirl once as she 'looks' familiar and of course, our dear Enigma and Mary are in my faves list (although I keep it on my computer as I am terribly procrastinating on that blog roll of mine.. ehem)
JUST as I was feeling mighty uninspired/-ing and thought, I need to change the blah look of my blog.. my dear DK...you're obviously all about content and forgave my faux-pas look..merci beaucoup, seeing that I'm looking gorgeous in that blue gown..I surely ought to transform and snazzy up my place to reflect that..
I'll see if I cannot do that AFTER my Washington trip as I 'cunninly' figured I could have BOTH my kids in camp for at least a week..hehe..
thank you for giving me the genteelest kick in the booty as now for sure I'll be in the mood to do some blog-re-decorating!!


Ps.. and it's nice to share this award as how can one just pick one out of the many?..naturally, you've already taken away the opportunity for me to pass it on to these fabulous women..
as for Fran..I must come by and visit as we seem to be one or two degrees of separation in the blogosphere..

D.K. Raed said...

There are so many deserving blogs, but that is a happy conundrum, isn't it? I had fun with it & hope you do, too.

uh-oh, you've just reminded me of my own procrastination in setting up a blog roll. and uh-oh, snazzing up the place, I could use some of that, too! For myself, I am mostly about content & only try to throw in enough visuals to hold interest (and not sure I even succeed at that). You definitely deserve the Award and are looking good in that gown! I think the awards can be given to the same people more than once. There can never be too many beautiful statues on the mantle, can there?

And oh, while the kids are at camp, the adults are in DC, that is perfect -- sparing them from seeing the crumbling edifice of our nation's capital (sigh). Have a wonderful time!

Mary said...

I am certainly honored to receive the notice. And here I've been such an absent blogger and all. You are too kind.

DivaJood said...

Ah, you are deserving. I posted a congratulatory epistle yesterday, which blogger ate for dinner or somesuch nonsense. But there you are. You look FABULOUS.

As for you and Richard Branson, and Virgin whatever - I am going to become a Virgin Galactic Specialist Agent - there is a course, and stuff - very exciting.

an average patriot said...

Beautiful Award isn't it? You are deserving and you made some good choices. Congratulations and Happy 4th of July. I hope you Get out and have a nice day!

D.K. Raed said...

Your wonderful talent is really what the original Arte y Pico awards were all about. You wear it well!

At first I thought you were telling me what to have for dinner! I think oysters or clams or mussels would go well with that award. hmmm, so you will be my Virgin Galactic contact when I win the $2million lottery? And just because you take a special course, don't think that entitles you to Sir Richard. You have already ceded him. Just keep that in mind as you are getting certified (grin).

Avg Patriot:
Thanks, hope you have a good J-4th, too. I won't be getting out, unfortunately, but I will try to post about what has been preoccupying me lately & destroying my blog mind. Tonight, I have front row seats in my courtyard to the annual patriotic bombardment (which provides a tinge of shock'n'awe for me).

DivaJood said...

DK, just remember that as a VG Specialist, selling space tourism at 14% commission, that I happily ceded Sir Richard for Alan "The Voice" Rickman and will be getting wealthy on top of it all.

D.K. Raed said...

Diva: so you'll be keeping Rickman AND a $280K comm for each passenger? somehow, I think I just got screwed again .... I may have to go sob on Chris Cooper's shoulders.

enigma4ever said...

omg...I totally missed this- thank you for such a nice award and such wonderful company...I am floudnering who to give this to..I came here tonight- hoping I could award you...darn....oh well..I will find some wonderful bloggers- although so many wonderful ones have been awarded...wow..

( thanks for the lovely update above on Arkie and the wonders out there...)

D.K. Raed said...

Enigma: I think you can award the same bloggers more than once. Diva got AT LEAST 2 awards! Don't worry about it, though, just take care of your stomach bug. Awards are fun, but stomach bugs aren't. Hope you're feeling better soon.