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.

Portrait Swap with Ujwala

Portrait Swap - Ujwala

I just completed my first portrait swap. Aside from a little nail biting it went great. My swap was with Ujwala from draw the line. We thought it would be fun to combine a portrait swap for the Portrait Party blog with an ATC exchange. Here is my entry. It took a lot of sketching to get what I thought was a good likeness from the photo that she forwarded to me. Then the challenge was drawing the final image on a 2.5″ x 3.5″ card and working out the tones on her face. I’m really proud of the result.

If you’ve followed Ujwala’s blog you know that she is all about trying new things and challenging herself. For her first ATC she made an acrylic painting. Wow! You can see her painting of me here. She’s inspired me to try painting a few cards myself, and to try a few new techniques to stretch myself more.

So thanks Ujwala! It will be so great to get my card. I’ll have another piece of art for my collection and a souvenir of a great experience.

I would love to do this again. If anyone would like to do a swap with me sometime, let me know.