Who would have thunk, eh? I was pleasantly surprised when the very kind and talented Lily of XueOriginals (based in Tokyo, Japan) informed me that she has chosen me as one of 5 recipients of the Arte y Pico Blog Award! Awww.... I feel all warm and fuzzy :) Thanks !
Part of the "rule" of this award is that I have to pass this award to 5 other bloggers, and command that they send it to another 5 bloggers, and so on and so forth.
Well, guess what- I feel like living on the edge today, and thus I'm going to recklessly abandon all rules, award this to 5 blogs that I truly enjoy reading, and leave it up to them whether to pass it on or not. How's that for a rebel!
The blogs I picked are ones that I read on a regular basis, and each of them enrich my life in a different way.
And now, in no specific order, the award recipients are... *drum rolls*:
Craftstew! One of the first blogs I read regularly, as I'm drawn to many of our common interest: being craftsy (aside of having a fairly cerebral "day job") and love of our corgis (hi, Lucy!). You gotta see some of the quilting projects she's involved in, they're so beautiful and intricate. She inspires me to be a more patient person.
Corgi Tails! One of the most dedicated dog person I've ever met (in person or cyberspace)! We share the common thread as being first time dog owners, and there I thought that we're fairly responsible dog owners, but JuLo totally put us to shame! Her blog shares all the technicalities as well as emotional ups-&-downs of being a dog owner, must read for dog lovers (especially if you're newbie).
Rhymes with Spoon! What do lawyers do in their spare time? If you ever wonder, read Sara's blog! And you'll see that
evil lawyers are just like normal people too (sometimes). Totally kidding (about the evil part, not the just-like-normal-people part, of course). She reminds me that clothings doesn't just come from a store, and inspires me to dust off my neglected sewing machine and take a stab at it (pun intended).
Psilology! I have only recently started reading this blog, and have learned a great deal about navigating a craft business in cyberspace from her. She also makes the most adorable hemp clothing for kids! I think we'll have a baby just so she (it's gotta be a girl) can wear those pretty dresses.
Heatherfuture! Another wonderful blog I've just recently begun reading. A neighbor from across the border up north (eh?), a fellow lover of all things fun and creative and vintagy, a do-gooder (see her Acts of Kindness blog), and a die-hard hockey fan (Go Sharks! :P). I read her blog to keep myself visually and creatively challenged and amused (what's up with the moustache?)
A round of applause for the above 5 bloggers for making blogworld a kinder, richer and more beautiful place!