Arte y Pico Award from Paul’s Funky Stuff

Arte y Pico Award
Arte y Pico Award

It’s always wonderful to get recognition from fellow bloggers. A few weeks ago I got this award from Paul at Paul’s Funky Stuff. Paul is a swell guy who runs a very entertaining blog. He features odd pictures, videos, and stories on a variety of topics that would never occur to you. You should check him out.

Paul says The “Arte y Pico” award is given in recognition of support given, comments made and general all around blogging community spirit. How nice is that?

In accordance with the “Arte y Pico” guidelines, I’ve picked five blogs to award. So tough to narrow down but I have chosen these:

1. Gumby the Cat
2. Art & Clairvoyance
3. The Fearless Blog
4. Draw the Line
5. One Pink Goose

No matter what the rules say, no one is under any obligation to pass this along. I just wanted to feature some blogs that I enjoy.

The rest of the fine print…

The Rules thanks to http://arteypico.blogspot.com:

Rules:

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of 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-winning, 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-winning 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.
5) To show these rules.

I’ll more awards to pass along this week.

Tag alert! Here’s Who I’ve Tagged

First I want to feature a wonderful marble drawing I found this morning. Checking my blogroll I saw this post from one of my favorites Andrea Joseph. She does the most amazing detailed drawings of everyday things. As I sat in Portland, Oregon trying to figure out how to draw a marble, Andrea was across the Atlantic masterfully drawing a marble in ink. Her marble is blue as well. Spooky. Check it out.

Now, who I’ve tagged:

Anangeli@ Blue Dreams I just found this illustrated journal the other day, or rather she found me. She does charming pencils drawings

Doudy @ DouDy Sketche I mentioned Doudy in a previous post. I really enjoy visiting over there. I just met him through Blog Catalog and I would love to know more about him.

Mrana @ Bit by Bit I first noticed her pictures on the Flickr Everyday Matters group. I love her colored pencil illustrations.

Martin @ Drawings and Sketches by dibujandoarte I have mentioned Martin’s blog before. Martin has encouraged me a great deal and it would be fun to learn more about him.

Joan Y @ Drawing on Nature I found Joan through EDM and Flickr. She is a wiz with a Pigma Micron .005 and is such an inspiration.

Now each of you say five things about yourself and tag five others. Thanks again Wendy at Quirkyartist for tagging me.

More drawings soon…

Thanks For Your Support!

Instead of the usual picture and a lot of gabbing about me, I want to chat about you, the readers. I’ll be posting more art shortly.

When I started this blog in December I had my doubts as to whether anyone would come to visit. So as I start my third month of blogging I’d like to express my gratitude to all of you have stopped by, left comments and returned for more! I really appreciate all the encouragement and praise in your wonderful comments. I know that you don’t have to do it, but you took the time and that makes me appreciate it so much more.

This week I was thrilled to see that I was listed as a recommendation by DouDy Sketche. Thanks doudy. Those of you who have visited from there know that it is a delightful blog and a doudy is a delightful person. He says he is a beginning watercolor artist. Well, if he is a beginner, he has loads of natural talent because he has some really lovely work there. He writes great posts documenting his learning process. I really enjoy visiting there. I’m sure you will too.

I want to send more appreciation out to poet Malcolm Lloyd, who featured my colored pencil self-portrait on his blog Excited Fire – Erotic Poetry, Passionate Expression . He wrote a very nice poem to go along with it. Oh, and Malcolm. My mom liked it too.

Here’s more love. These wonderful artists have linked to my blog. Since I am a fan of each of these I am so pleased and grateful to have them add my blog their their blogrolls.

Felicity’s Philosophies and Other Curiosities

drawings & sketches by dibujandoarte

Nemosky Art

Africantapestry

It’s been a great two months of blogging. I feel more confident about my drawing than ever before. I’m starting to refer to myself as an artist without feeling like I’m telling a white lie. Thanks to every one of my visitors for providing much needed validation!

More pictures coming soon!

UPDATE: Thanks to the lovely PamYla for adding me to her blogroll as well. ^_^