Thursday, June 26, 2008

Arte y Pico Award

My friend Betmo of Life's Journey has graciously presented me with the Arte e Pico Award. The award is given to recipients whose blogs exhibit creativity, design, interesting material and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language. I am, of course, honored, as Betmo is someone I'm truly happy to know and learn from in the blogosphere.

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, so everyone will know the origin of this award which is here
Arte y Pico

The five bloggers I'd like to present this award to are:

Bobbie of Almost There for her photographic talent and her ability to build bridges between a nostalgic past and an ever-changing present, with an uncertain future. I look to her blog daily for interesting writing, beauty, hope and honesty.

Sherry at After The Bridge. I admire Sherry for her talents as a poet, as well as her delicious posting choices of poems by other poets. I love seeing snippets of her life, especially her beautiful granddaughter and her sweet puppy Max. There is always something at her blog that makes me smile or think or celebrate. I can't go a day without checking what Sherry has posted.

Minnesotablue at Random Thoughts.This lady's writing is what gets me over to her blog so frequently. I don't know what it is about it but every time I read a post, I take away some savory piece of wisdom. I often go back to her posts to re-read them, just in case I missed something. I admire Minne greatly for thinking outside the political box and doing so freely and without hesitation.

Singingbear at Tiz Yer Tiz: Bear is in what sounds like a beautiful place in England somewhere. Another creative blogger with amazing poetic talents, which I feel very lucky to be able to read regularly. Bear's creative posts span music, art, poetry and reflection. Another blog I can't go without checking daily.

Dianne of Forks Off The Moment: I love her blog and I read it frequently. There are so many comments for every post that sometimes, I feel like I'm merely echoing what everyone else has already said. Dianne is a creative photographer, she is political and is not afraid to express it, she is a talented, creative, funny writer. I love her comments on my blog. I just can't thank her enough for what she brings to us, her readers.

It's fun bestowing accolades on people I admire! That was fun. Thanks again, Betmo, I really enjoyed this. Oh, and a word to the lovely bloggers I just gave the award to: I won't be offended if you are too busy or otherwise not into this type of thing, and you're not able to follow through. Really.

Peace to one and all,


  1. So I come by to check out the Mom/SG1 post - I love to follow up on comments

    and what do I see!? the lovely award you sooooooooooo deserve and I think to myself - "how cool, jeni awarded me this the other day, how wonderful that it is traveling around"

    and then I scroll and see wonderful bobbie and cool minnesota and - and - holy crap! ME - thank you so much pagan.

    I hope it isn't greedy but I'm going to put both of them on my sidebar and I'm going to pass it on to 10 fellow bloggers rather than 5. 1/2 from you and 1/2 from jeni's award.

    I can't begin to tell you how I feel so out of your league. Your art, your poems, your incredible political writing where I learn so much.

    I'm thrilled that you get something from me as well - ain't that the best!?

    OK - my freaking comment has become a post ;)

  2. I love it!! I think you're wonderful and brilliant and balanced and happy.
    Thank you.

    Love and Peace,

    (I should come out more with my name but my paranoid fantasies about someone from the school I work finding this blog. Hell, someone probably already has. (rolling eyes)But I think in comments it's safer.)

  3. thanks so much! i check yours a few times each day too.

    i always learn something's like me co0ming to visit you and meeting your friends.

  4. And don't you love the Winged Woman?

  5. Sherry: I feel so at home when I visit your blog. You remind of certain old friends - and that is a very good, good thing! :-)

  6. Cool, and congrats - it's well deserved!

  7. Congratulations Pagan! Very much deserved. Yours is one of the first blogs I check every time I log in. There is always something thought provoking, fascinating or just sheer fun.

    I'm so flattered that you think I'm worthy of the award. I will try my best to follow it up as soon as I can. One question: Do the rest of us have to nominate 5 other blogs as well?

    Peace & Love.

  8. Hi, Bear
    No. You don't have to follow up unless you want to. At least as far as I'm concerned. I don't want to create work or obligation for anyone. I just had a good time doing this.

    I'm glad you like here, my friend

  9. First, congratulations! It is so well deserved.

    Thank you so much, Gina. I am flattered beyond words that you would do this for me. I have already chosen five more recipients. There are so many wonderful blogs out there. (I would have chosen Dianne too, but thought she had enough to do choosing 10 more.)
    I hope you don't mind that I put your name in my title. I didn't think there could be a problem, since you have it in your email address.
    Again, many thanks.

  10. Pagan: I am humbled by your award. I have really never written before except maybe a essay fifty years ago in school so this is especially wonderful to me! I loved your blog from day one, I love your relationship with your daughter and find you art displays beautiful. I must tell you a secret however. I do not have a clue as to how to transpose the award on my blog. The one I have on my sidebar Magnet babe did for me when she was here. But let me make it perfectectly clear., I have it embedded in my heart.

  11. You're quite welcome, Minne. As for posting the award on your blog sidebar, I could tell you how but it's really not what's important. What matters is that I wanted to let you know I appreciate reading your blog.



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