The delightful Ramona Bates of Suture for a Living was kind enough to share an Arte y Pico award with me. This award is spreading throughout the blogsophere five blogs at a time, because once you've been honored with it, you get to share the honor with five creative blogs of your own choice.
Here are the rules:
- You have to pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award in terms of creativity, design, interesting material, and general contributions to the blogger community, no matter what language.
- Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
- Each winner has to show the award and give the name and link to the blog that has given him or her the award itself.
- Each winner and each giver of the prize has to show the link of “Arte y pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
- To show these rules.
The choices below reflect my interest in writing, textile arts, visual arts, and medicine.
1. Traci Bunkers: Welcome to My World
Traci is a gifted textile and visual journaling artist. She's also living with chronic migraine. Her blog chronicles art, illness and wellness with a grit and brilliant visual style.
2. The Dervaes Family: Little Homestead in the City
This family grows enough food in an urban garden to feed themselves and provide locally-grown produce to restaurants in Pasadena. They have also converted their home to alternative forms of energy. In their commitment to self-sufficiency, they demonstrate how creativity is truly about survival.
3. Bongi: Other Things Amanzi
One of the best writers in New Media Medicine, his posts are both gripping and intensely moving. He's like a blogging Joseph Conrad.
4. Carol Gillot: Paris Breakfasts
Dividing her time between New York and Paris, Carol shares photographs and watercolors of her obsessions--chocolate and patisserie.
5. Sara Lamb: Woven Thoughts
Sara is one of the best fiber arts teachers in the business. I learned cardweaving from her and have always marveled at her prolific silk spinning, dyeing and fabulous handweaving. She's also one of the nicest human beings in the world, and for this alone she deserves to be awarded.
My thanks to these and so many other bloggers for sharing their art and lives.