Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Arte y Pico Award

Barbara at Moonbindery has been kind enough to give me this very striking award, which I really do appreciate. Thanks Barbara.

The rules for this award are:

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributing to the blogger 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-winners and the one who has given the prize should to show the link to the "Arte y pico"blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.

It really is hard to choose 5 blogs from the 20 or so I regularly read but these are some of the wonderful bloggers who invariably enrich my day:

Amy at Nature Morph, whose delicate paintings combine plants and animals in a most beautiful way;
Judy at judyinthedyes, a dyer, quilter, artist and a good listener;
Cheryl at Scrappy Cat, an artist in fabric, paper, photography, and a journaler;
Rhonda at My Handbound Books, a prolific and generous bookbinder;
Amanda at amandawatson-will, an Australian ceramicist and bookbinder.

Others like Astrid and Dana already have this award and there are so many more who deserve it. Thanks again Barbara.

If my image of this award is way bigger than it should be then that's because I've given up trying to make it smaller. If by some miracle it is smaller than I think, then that's all right then, but I have my doubts. Sometimes I think I'm computer literate and then other times I just realise I'm not... If anyone would like to give me instructions on getting that image smaller, please do.


  1. Hello Carol, thank you for your kind words on my blog :) Pleased to meet you... some lovely book works here, I think we share a fair few interests.. and I love the story of the barnacle geese :)
    All bests from Scotland

  2. Hi Carol,
    Thank-you so much for this award - I really appreciate your kindness and regular support, both of my blog and my work. I am looking forward to checking out the other blogs you have nominated - it's a great way to discover more talented people and their creations.
    Warmest wishes,

  3. Hi Carol, just wanted to say thank you for your kind comments on my blog recently, and especially your support for my little venture!

    Have you made any progress on the stitching yet? :)

  4. Congratulations on this award. I had thought of passing mine on to you, but someone beat me to it! You are well-deserving! Your comments on my blog are always so encouraging to me! I would like to see more of your art work. You must learn to toot your own horn more!

  5. I can't believe I never commented to you about this award! I certainly meant to - sorry for being so rude. But thank you so much for it - I was so surprised and happy to receive it. I've already nominated my recipients and passed the award along. Thanks again!

  6. Congratulatyions on your award, and thank you for visiting W&J! Don't you love those Scottie Tails?

  7. Hi Carol, to answer your question about Lulu, yes, I think she is s hoot! After a week of spinning, the llama seemed the natural choice to adopt! She is a new widget on my blog, so don't think you have overlooked her for long. Thank you for being a steady reader of my blog.

  8. Thanks for stopping by Carol, yes it is hard to choose classes, if I could I would take a hundred or so, but as it is I usually get a couple a day. This year I was lazy and only took 7 classes, but they were good ones! I will post more as I go along, so stop back...

  9. Hi Carol,
    Just realised I don't have your email address, could you email me? (


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