Dear Ones and Faithful Readers,
Imagine my surprise when I was nominated for this prestigious award, first from Henson Ray, whose blog Henson’s Hell: Random Musings from Henson Ray of "It Happened in Plainfield, (A Humorous Online Mystery.)," -- I have loved this blog from the first time I saw it; and this morning the award was sent to me from dear Barb at Craft Junkie, whose blog and artwork are stunning. She also has a store on etsy. They have both sent me the esteemed “Arte y Pico Award.” It is part of a tag initiative from the “Arte y Pico Blog,” where you pass along the compliment to other bloggers.
I feel truly awed, blessed, and grateful for this award. Thank you both so much, and many thanks to Arte y Pico for creating this award. It means the world to me.
Upon winning this award you are to explain the rules and then choose 5 other blogs that you feel deserving of this award. This is a daunting task because within the entrecard community, which I dearly love, I have met so many amazing and talented people, learned so much from them, and daily visit their sites for inspiration, renewal, and just plain fun. Please know, all of you out there who know me, that this was very difficult to narrow my favorite blogs down to 5, but in addition to the two wonderful bloggers that nominated me, I simply must choose! Here, then, are the rules...
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what 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 winner 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-winner 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. http://arteypico.blogspot.com/.
Here they are the five blogs I am sending this award to:
I fell in love with this blog on sight, and it never ceases to delight and leave me filled with awe. The blog is beautiful, the art is wonderful, a constant source of inspiration. It is the site of Kelly Naylor who also has a wonderful site on etsy for her amazing art. Cheers Kelly! Keep on keepin' on!
Margie and Edna's Basement
These two "elderly sisters" keep me laughing (My daily B12 shot!) and they are a constant delight. Hugs to you both! They have already received this award but I'm sending it again!
The Grey Yogi
This beautiful, heartfelt, spiritual blog is an enlightening, healing, and soulful site full of love. Everyone should read this blog!
Life's Little Wonders
This blog made me gasp outloud the first time I saw it. Caroline Parson's paintings are so touching, so original, so heartfelt and awesome I would love to fill my little cottage with them. Kuddos to a gorgeous site whose stunning artwork you must not miss!
Robin's Woods: Daydreams, Old Memories, Wishes-Come-True
When I saw this blog for the first time it almost made me cry and I felt that Jennifer Robin who has done this site in honor of her mother, was a kindred spirit. It is truly inspiring and I promise you if you visit it it will become one of your favorites. Thank you Jennifer for creating this beautiful, heartfelt blog...
Please visit these wonderful blogs -- you won't be sorry -- and they deserve all the praise and honors that might be bestowed upon them, as they inspire not only me, but a world of others every single day.
Blessings and many gracious thanks to one and all,
and to Henson and Barb, thank you so much again.
You have truly touched and honored me with this