Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Nava has awarded me the Arte y Pico award. Arte y Pico is a blog from Uruguay, whose blogger has come up with this award. Here is Nava's description of this award: "It features this angel with a very cool dress (oh, it's a she-angel, or is she one of the muses?), that totally matches her wings. And she is wonderfully balanced on this golden, uhm, thingy - very impressive!"

What does Art y Pico mean? As Ana, the award originator puts it, "Basically, ironically, it 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 online translator tells me it means "Art and tip".

Thank you, Nava, for selecting me. It is always humbling when someone singles you out for an honor. I must say I like this better than school where I was the last one picked for kick ball or baseball or spelling teams or math teams. They didn't have any art teams in the good old days (probably still don't!) So, my message is to persevere. Eventually one will be appreciated for what talents they possess.

This is being tagged but with a charming trophy to boot! I received this award right before I left for my trip and I didn't have a chance to think about those I wanted to pass the honor. Now that I am back, I have given it some thought. There are so many great blogs out there but I want to honor those that I follow religiously.

First, the rules:
Pick FIVE 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.

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 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.
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 which is here: Arte y Pico.

The five blogs that I have chosen have links on the side bar to the right of my post under "My blog List"

1. David Lobenberg - an extremely talented artist from Sacramento, also an art teacher, with a wicked sense of humor. If you haven't checked out his work, now is a great time!

2. Peggy Stermer-Cox - a most creative designer of interesting paintings! We could all learn loads from her unique approach to a subject. She also has a tribute to her dad on her website. Looks like talent is a family tradition.

3.Annelein Beukenkamp - Beautiful watercolor technique not to be missed. She is from Vermont and her work reminds me of the lush florals of Shirley Trevena.

4. Nancy Standlee - A fabulous Texas gal who is painting up a storm. Her work is as vibrant and full of life as Nancy herself. If you want to know about different workshop instructors, check out her blog.

5. Pablo Villicana-Lara - Pablo lives in the SF Bay area but his Mexican and Indian heritage is the focus of his incredibly beautiful and masterfully executed paintings. He has a gentle soul and a huge heart which shines through his art work.

I could go on and on with so many more talented bloggers but we are limited to 5. Otherwise they wouldn't have anyone to pass the trophy to.


mary Crowell said...

myrna, my husband John, the Argentine, says arte y pico, means art and a little bit more, in this regard, so "art plus" sums it up! congrats as always, you go girl!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Myrna, Congratulations and thank you! I'm honored and stunned that you would select my blog for an award. I enjoy visiting your blog on a routine basis. It's fun to see what you're working on plus I enjoy your insights into drawing and painting. So, imagine my surprise when I went to your blog today. I've been in a state of "WOW!" all day long. Again, thank you.

David Lobenberg said...

Holy smokes!* Thanks for putting my blog down in your links section. You are such a talented soul, Mryna, so I'm jazzed!

*"Holy smokes" mean yabba-dabba- doo! I do not advocate smoking in a church, synagogue, mosque, or around stray dogs.

Annelein said...

Hi Myrna,
Congratulations! I can't believe you listed my blog, what a fun surprise to see my name. Blogging is fairly new to me, so this was a fun discovery. It's nice to belong to such an interconnected on-line community. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks, Myrna, for the award and I'll pass it along. The word lagniappe sounds like it would describe this award also...a little something extra. Your blog has been an inspiration to your readers.

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