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Friday, July 25, 2008

Arte y Pico Award

I was awarded the Arte y Pico Award by Linda Blondheim, landscape artist in Florida. She gives wonderful hints and "how to" about art. She shares info with all of us .. including recipes. Remember the macaroni and cheese sandwich? Her blog is informative and lots of fun. Linda is a serious and wonderful artist. Thank you Linda.

**Note Flash -- I posted this about two hours ago or so and have been reading my blogs. I'm quite behind with the show and traveling. I find that Kelly Borsheim has awarded me with another Arte y Pico on July 23. Wow. Thank you, Kelly. She is one of the artists I had in mind for my awards, as I said below, every artist in my links is deserving. Kelly is an amazing sculptor and painter. Living and working part of the year in Italy. If you haven't checked out her work, now is the time. Browse around her blog and find her painting on the sidewalks. Her sculptures seem to breathe. She is famous for nudes but her sea turtles and fish are just wonderful. She is another artist that is sharing and giving in her knowledge.

I copied this paragraph from Susan Carlin's blog, she has received this award as well.
It appears this award originated with a blogger named Eseya from Paraguay whose desire it was to award bloggers who inspire her and whose work she admires. The domino effect set in and now it's said to be one of highest honors among bloggers. And so I give the Arte y Pico Award to the following five bloggers:

  • Regina Burchett, my friend and painting buddy in pastels. Regina and I have great times painting together. She has a great technique, I love her skies. She is also a writer.
  • Leslie D'Allesandro Hawes, the fairy lady, and super blogger. Leslie can draw with colored pencil like nobody else I know. She has a way with words and has jumped into blogging in a huge way.
  • Rose Welty, dedicated artist, member of Fine Art Friends. Rose does a great deal of research into the art world. She is generous and inspiring in her dedication.
  • Jeanne Grant is one of the Scavenger Hunt artists. She has taken part in each of the Hunts. Her art has grown and she has a quirky sense of humor that keeps the rest of us sketching. She takes part in many forums on wetcanvas.com.
  • Joan Tavolott is also a Scavenger Hunt participant. She does amazing watercolors and is sharing and fun. Her sketches and paintings inspire us all.
It was hard to decide who would receive these awards. I need more than five. All the artists in my links deserve awards. It is nice to receive an award, but I don't want these friends to feel obligated to carry on, just enjoy the fame. :) If they do want to carry on, the rules follow.

From Eseya's page: What is the meaning of the expression: And basically, ironically, it translates into a wonderful phrase in Mexico, “lo maximo.” LOL! 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.


1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributions to the blogger community, regardless 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 ward 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.


Susan Carlin said...

Congratulations! Way Cool. Sounds like things are good in N.M. this summer.

Linda Blondheim said...

You are so welcome Jo. Hey, I stand behind the Mac and Cheese Sandwich as one of the great sandwiches of the world!!!

leslie said...

Lo maximo, Miss Jo!
I am honored.
I have seen the picture of the award around, and I have been intrigued.
I will tend to this very soon.
Again, I am honored.

Jo Castillo said...

Susan, yes it is cool here both weatherwise and beautiful to see and paint, hopefully. Thanks.

Linda, thanks so much. The idea of the sandwich always makes me smile. Your art hints and blog is so helpful and the recipes are a nice bonus. :)

Leslie, You are a true talent. I am always amazed at the intricacy of your work. I was trying to think of the right word to describe your drawings and Gene agreed witn intricacy and detail .. but that isn't quite right either and he said, "They are just cool!" Hugs.

Juanita said...

Congrats, on the award!!!

Jo Castillo said...

Juanita, thank you for the congrats and visiting my blog. Hugs, Mom

Valerie Jones said...

Way to go, Jo!!!

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, Valerie. I appreciate your stopping by when you are so busy. Hugs.

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