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Monday, 20 October 2008

Arte y Pico award...

Twelve degrees at 9am this morning. Overcast and damp, with a wind that's shaking the leaves off the trees in gusts, to little B's delight.

As you can't fail to have noticed this Monday morning, in the right-hand sidebar is an award! And just so that you can't possibly miss it, I've duplicated it on the left. Thank-you to Jacqueline Smith, author of the site Jack Mandora, A Book Lover's Nook, for nominating me. Jacqueline's site is very well-written, and often fascinating. It has opened my eyes to Jamaican literature, a branch of writing I now know is too rich, too interesting to miss. Jacqueline, your praise and input on many occasions are very much appreciated.

The award originated here and the term Arte Y Pico, according to its originator, "translates into a wonderful phrase in Mexico, 'lo maximo'... It will never find its counterpart in English, but if it HAD to, it would be something like, Wow. The Best Art. Over the top." The award singles out sites that demonstrate unusual creativity and skill (Louise buffs nails on sweater with a sickeningly self-satisfied smile).

I'm told that, in the tradition of all good chain letters, I must recommend five other sites for the award. On my list, I have two artists, one writer and one VERY FAMOUS PERSON. I'm still thinking about number five...

So here goes, in no particular order :

First : Jazmin Velasco's blog, 'Tlalocland News'. Jazmin is an accomplished artist, illustrator and printmaker, originally from Mexico, and now living and working in London. Her blog is accompanied by a website showcasing her work : www.jazminvelasco.com/.

Second : Daniel Eubank's blog, which relates her artistic adventures as expedition artist for the Phoenicia Expedition. A Californian artist fast hitting the spotlight with her trademark paintings of water, you can see her work at www.danielleeubank.com/.

Third : 'The Leaping Thought', written by the beautiful Milena, who is based in Texas, USA. It's thoughtful, well-written and worth a visit any day of the week.

And finally : To Paulo Coelho, whose blog is full of fascinating things to think about, particularly on the subject of intellectual property and the internet, and for making my day by visiting my site a couple of weeks ago.

10 comments:

Vanessa said...

Congratulations, Louise, on your first award. Much deserved!

Jazmin Velasco said...

Hola! thank you so much for my award. Lots of kisses from London.

Anonymous said...

Recognition is a wonderful thing, it inspires and confirms, but most of all, it lets us, your readers, know what good taste we have.
You are a beautiful and insightful writer, congratulations.

Tismee2 said...

Hi Louise, not sure where you found me from but hello!

What a beautiful place to live. I am particularly fond of blogs from other countries, usually they are written by Brits who live there as I am only fluent in my own tongue - I am embarrassed to say!

I'm at work now but will make a point of exploring your blog more when I can appreciate it.

Thanks for following me.

Gail

Louise said...

Hi Gail - I found you at BATW...

chrysalis said...

A well deserved honour!!! Can't wait for the book as soon as the kiddywinks are at school. From a proud reader who has first hand experience of the delights of Carmine!

Anonymous said...

Hi Louise, May I also add my congratulations as well as the others you have just received, You deserve this honour, keep on blogging and yes, we await the book and the Carmine calendar, just one picture a month will do for now. Remember Sutcliffe of Whitby, now thats a style that I approve of and its all around you.

Debbie said...

Hi Louise! Thanks for stopping by Blog Around the World. I just wanted to let you know that you are all linked up under Italy now. Check in daily to see where in the world we are headed to next!

Lady Dorothy said...

Oh, I'm glad you joined BATW!

It seems you live in a very interesting place and do so with such appreciation!

Thank you for stopping by my place today! I have to admit that my husband would have opened your Cape Town suitcase by now -- oh, I'm sure of it!

Gypsy at Heart said...

Louise, first a much needed and belated apology for not coming earlier to pick up my lovely award and thank you for the honor you do me in granting it. I truly appreciate it and you for thinking me worthy. Also, congratulations to you and I'm so happy to see that you are back in full force. It seems there is much for me to catch up on here. Let me go read.

A big hug to you and hope your family is doing well. My regards, Milena

Monday, 20 October 2008

Arte y Pico award...

Twelve degrees at 9am this morning. Overcast and damp, with a wind that's shaking the leaves off the trees in gusts, to little B's delight.

As you can't fail to have noticed this Monday morning, in the right-hand sidebar is an award! And just so that you can't possibly miss it, I've duplicated it on the left. Thank-you to Jacqueline Smith, author of the site Jack Mandora, A Book Lover's Nook, for nominating me. Jacqueline's site is very well-written, and often fascinating. It has opened my eyes to Jamaican literature, a branch of writing I now know is too rich, too interesting to miss. Jacqueline, your praise and input on many occasions are very much appreciated.

The award originated here and the term Arte Y Pico, according to its originator, "translates into a wonderful phrase in Mexico, 'lo maximo'... It will never find its counterpart in English, but if it HAD to, it would be something like, Wow. The Best Art. Over the top." The award singles out sites that demonstrate unusual creativity and skill (Louise buffs nails on sweater with a sickeningly self-satisfied smile).

I'm told that, in the tradition of all good chain letters, I must recommend five other sites for the award. On my list, I have two artists, one writer and one VERY FAMOUS PERSON. I'm still thinking about number five...

So here goes, in no particular order :

First : Jazmin Velasco's blog, 'Tlalocland News'. Jazmin is an accomplished artist, illustrator and printmaker, originally from Mexico, and now living and working in London. Her blog is accompanied by a website showcasing her work : www.jazminvelasco.com/.

Second : Daniel Eubank's blog, which relates her artistic adventures as expedition artist for the Phoenicia Expedition. A Californian artist fast hitting the spotlight with her trademark paintings of water, you can see her work at www.danielleeubank.com/.

Third : 'The Leaping Thought', written by the beautiful Milena, who is based in Texas, USA. It's thoughtful, well-written and worth a visit any day of the week.

And finally : To Paulo Coelho, whose blog is full of fascinating things to think about, particularly on the subject of intellectual property and the internet, and for making my day by visiting my site a couple of weeks ago.

10 comments:

Vanessa said...

Congratulations, Louise, on your first award. Much deserved!

Jazmin Velasco said...

Hola! thank you so much for my award. Lots of kisses from London.

Anonymous said...

Recognition is a wonderful thing, it inspires and confirms, but most of all, it lets us, your readers, know what good taste we have.
You are a beautiful and insightful writer, congratulations.

Tismee2 said...

Hi Louise, not sure where you found me from but hello!

What a beautiful place to live. I am particularly fond of blogs from other countries, usually they are written by Brits who live there as I am only fluent in my own tongue - I am embarrassed to say!

I'm at work now but will make a point of exploring your blog more when I can appreciate it.

Thanks for following me.

Gail

Louise said...

Hi Gail - I found you at BATW...

chrysalis said...

A well deserved honour!!! Can't wait for the book as soon as the kiddywinks are at school. From a proud reader who has first hand experience of the delights of Carmine!

Anonymous said...

Hi Louise, May I also add my congratulations as well as the others you have just received, You deserve this honour, keep on blogging and yes, we await the book and the Carmine calendar, just one picture a month will do for now. Remember Sutcliffe of Whitby, now thats a style that I approve of and its all around you.

Debbie said...

Hi Louise! Thanks for stopping by Blog Around the World. I just wanted to let you know that you are all linked up under Italy now. Check in daily to see where in the world we are headed to next!

Lady Dorothy said...

Oh, I'm glad you joined BATW!

It seems you live in a very interesting place and do so with such appreciation!

Thank you for stopping by my place today! I have to admit that my husband would have opened your Cape Town suitcase by now -- oh, I'm sure of it!

Gypsy at Heart said...

Louise, first a much needed and belated apology for not coming earlier to pick up my lovely award and thank you for the honor you do me in granting it. I truly appreciate it and you for thinking me worthy. Also, congratulations to you and I'm so happy to see that you are back in full force. It seems there is much for me to catch up on here. Let me go read.

A big hug to you and hope your family is doing well. My regards, Milena