Arte Y Pico Award


On Wednesday, August 13th, I received a wonderful email from Patrice Wall sharing that she selected my blog as one of the five to receive the Arte y Pico Award. I feel very honored knowing that my musings and paintings may brighten and inspire others!

Here is a description of this award:

Arte y Pico Award Origin
The designer of the award puts it like this..."The Arte y Pico Award has arisen from the daily visits that I make to many blogs which nourish and enrich me with creativity. In them, I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, ART, much art. I want to share this prize with all those bloggers that entertain and enrich me day to day. Doubtlessly, there are many and it will be hard to pick just a few.”

The Rules:
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award through creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.
2. Each award should have the name of the author with a link to their blog.
3. Award winners have to post the award with the name and link to the blog of the person who gave them the award.
4. Show these rules and the paragraph (above) explaining the awards origination.

My selections:
I subscribe to almost 80 feeds in my Bloglines reader, so this was extremely difficult to narrow down and decide who to share this award with. This being said, I decided to create two categories of award winners, one for blogs that are painting focused and the other for artistic blogs that to me is more about inspiring me into being a more creative person. Here is my list:

Painting Blogs:
Jeffery Boron of Artist Jeffery J. Boron blog
Susan Carlin of Susan Carlin's Art Journal blog
Kelly MacDonald of Kellye MacDonald's Daily Paintings blog
Carol Marine of Carol Marine's Painting a Day blog
Sarah Sedwick of The Daily Painting Project blog

Creative/Inspirational Blogs:
Marisa Haedike of Creative Thursday blog
Heather Moore of Skinny Lamix blog
Stephanie Levy of Studio with a View blog
Christine Mason Miller of Swirly Girl blog
Ale Balanzario of With Blueberry Heart blog

Some of these blogs I have interacted with via comments while with others I have not, though I rely on these blogs and many more in keeping me inspired and energized with pursuing an artistic career path. I am thankful for this opportunity to showcase and highlight their positive impact they have on my daily life.

And again, Thank you Patrice for nominating me!