Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Neato! A Plaudit, An Accolade!!

- - Much Kudos, even!

I'm very pleased and honored to announce that I awoke this morning to the discovery that 'I'm Learning To Share' has just received an Arte Y Pico Award.

I received an announcement from Preston of the
Me and the Blue Skies blog;

"I've awarded you the Arte Y Pico Award because yours is THE coolest blog ever."

Many thanks, Preston. You'll make me blush.

Crafting this blog has been a great pleasure from the beginning, and it's been hugely gratifying to know that the stuff I think is cool enough to share with others has been so well received.
Onward and upward!

And so onto the fine print, and a further opportunity to share...

Here are the rules for the Arte Y Pico Award:
1) You must choose up to 5 blogs that you consider to be deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and for their contribution to the blogging community.

2) Each award granted must include the name of the awarded blog's author and provide a link to his/her blog so it may be visited by all.

3) Each award winner must exhibit the award, and provide the name of the person who presented her/him with the award, along with a link to that person's blog.

4) Both the award winner and the one who has given the award must show a link to
the “Arte y Pico” blog so that everyone will know it's origin.

5) You must also show these rules.

- A note from the Arte y Pico blog, perhaps poorly translated from Spanish, regarding the meaning of 'Arte y Pico':

"...basically, ironically, it translates into a wonderful phrase in Mexico, 'the maximum.'
"It will never find its exact counterpart in English, but if it HAD to, it would be something like "Wow. The Best Art. Over the top."

With that in mind comes the very difficult task of picking 5 worthy bloggers out of so very many regular favorites on a long and non-definitive list...

1. Fabulon.
Among the many delights of Thombeau's blog for me personally is that although a fair portion of his Grandly Glamourous and Divinely Decadent content is not strictly my cup of exquisitely-flavored tea, the beautiful presentation and joy that it conveys never fail to draw me in.

2. Bedazzled!
Videos, music, some similar sensibilities, and my introduction to the amazing world of Scopitones! Spike Priggen's essential site provided much inspiration for me to begin sharing what I love, and what's not to love about that?

3. Dark Roasted Blend.
Avi Abrams and crew have created a site full of 'weird and wonderful things' from the world over. The perfect place to visit if you've got just a minute on your coffee break for quick shots of intriguing sights and information - - but be prepared to still be chasing down more after your mug's gone cold and you're now running desperately late...

4. Martin Klasch.
Image! Color! Line! Design! Art! Inspiration! P-E Fronning's crisply visual blog sends sparks through my retinas and fires the imagination. An ongoing eclectic gallery of stuff that has COOL in common.

5. If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats.
Speaking of cool, there's a whole lot of it here. Tom Sutpen and the other curators serve up a visual feast with results that delight in a similar fashion to that Martin Klasch blog, but using primarily photographs of notable personalities past and present. Truly stunning - - and how can you not love a blog that worships Joan Blondell?


K. R. Seward said...

Congrats for an award well deserved. ILTS! indeed rocks the intersection of Style, Enthusiasm and Information.

Haven't been to most of the nominated blogs, but they look fun. Fabulon is def. workin' the joie de vivre.

Thombeau said...

You deserve all sorts of awards!

Thanks for the mention, the other sites are all favorites as well. YAY!

Martin Klasch said...

I'll just have to agree then! Thanks for your kind words and the glorious trophy! Even though it took me half a day to pass the awards on I'm still grateful ;)

Donna Lethal said...

Yay! Congrats to all! I'm a proud resident of Fabulon.

merlinhoot said...

It turns out Thombeau and I maybe knew each other when he lived in Chicago so thanks to you for bringing us together in the cyber world.

Spike Priggen said...

thanks for the nomination!

Anonymous said...

Much deserved plaudit for an incredibly ecletic and entertaining blog

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