Well, lo and behold, I check my messages this afternoon, only to discover that I've been awarded an award for creativity and good blog design by Paula. Creative? Artsy? Me? Hmmmm.....
OK, maybe that picture is artsy. But, it really did occur, outside my front door a couple of days after Christmas. The color is not photoshopped. And I got lucky and found it, so does that make me creative? Thanks, Paula.
As I said, this award is given for creativity and design and so forth; see here for the original explanation, in Spanish, which I comprehend almost not at all. But the award is pretty, isn't it?
These are the rules of this award:
1. Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and their contribution to the blogging community.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his or her blog.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name of and link to the blog that presented her/him with the award.
4. The award winner and the one who has given the prize has to show the link of Arte Y Pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. Show these rules.
Well, Paula, you chose 2 of the 5 people I'd have chosen, plus yourself; dangit, now I have to think harder. So, without further ado, here goes:
Gaylen of GMarie. Nice photos; a lady who sews like I do. Plus, I love her dogs. Check out Lucy and Beau; what's not to love about those faces?
Kevin of Closet Cooking. What's not to admire about someone who cooks in a self-described "kitchen the size of a closet" and makes such handsome looking food?
Trina of Nitoy's Homeschool Journal. I love her photos of Manila...a world away from me, a place I will never see, and yet, teaching the child is so much the same!
Cidell of Miss Celie's Pants. Pretty clothes, great sewing commentaries, great photos when she goes to visit her mom in Panama, another place I will never see, a nice, down-to-earth style.
I'll have to defer the fifth award; my brain is whirling about what I like and why. And in conclusion, I would like to thank my dearly beloved, my children, my kitchen, Calvert School and my dog, without all of whom this blog wouldn't be possible.