Friday, April 25, 2008

Feel Good Friday: Awards by the Truckload!


Someone on some wonderful blog--was it The Mother of This Lot?--reported that her blog awards situation is getting out of hand. She is now being followed by paparazzi. I can't say the same. I've left the building. Nobody cares. Yet.

But I do wonder who the hell that was lurking in the junipers behind the dead pinons this morning.

He wasn't snapping pictures, so I am operating under the assumption that he's a Hollywood talent scout.

And
National Enquirer has been hounding both my kids, absolutely begging for exclusive interviews about their mother; apparently a Mommy Dearest slant is the intention and cash will change hands. Go for it, darlings. Tuition is high these days.

Yes, all of this started rather suspiciously the evening of April 10. That's the day, driving my weary buns into the driveway at 6 Lucero Road, I first spied that guy in the juniper. And that's the day Paula over at self taught artist and Kim over at Creating Space had awarded me this:

That's what I call one hell of a trophy. Liberace meets Winged Barbie with a teensy bit of art nouveau rolled in. Paula and I have both googled
arte y pico and something is being lost in translation. Arte. That's easy. "Art." Y, pronounced "ee," means "and." I knew that. I mean I live in Nuevo Mexico. We're talking Spanish here. Espanol por favor. But pico??? Here in Nuevo Mexico we eat pico de gallo. That means "rooster's beak" and it's a salsa of fresh chopped veggies, heavy on the peppers. Es muy picante. Es muy delicioso. (And I'll admit that's not a very logical name either.) I went to the Arte y Pico blog, the creators of this award, and had Google translate their page. According to Google's automatic translation, Arte y Pico means "Art Peek" not "Art and Beak." OK. I'm still a bit confused, but some things you have to take on faith. That's why I'm taking Arte y Pico and displaying her proudly on my blog.

Here's the fine print associated with this award:

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes 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/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/him the award itself.4. The 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.5. To show these rules.

So now, as per preceding fine print, I distribute this award to five recipients, visual artists who, with their diversity of talents, make me green with envy.



Daphne, of Five Foot Under
Corrine (Do I have your name right?), of Jafabrit's Art
Andrea, of colouring outside the lines
Bridgette, of Contemplating the Moon
Lori, of Chatoyance

And of course, there's more...on that fateful April 10, Cath of Crazy Cath's Reflections awarded me this:

What I LOVE about this award is that Cath created it herself (with a little help from a Google image search) because she said that Daryl (the co-winner) and I are "beautiful on the outside and the inside." That made my day, Cath. And the day after that. And the day after that. And the day after...and well, the Hollywood talent scout continues to lurk in my juniper.

And of course, I want to pass this one on too. So I'm giving it to ten friends with the requisite inner/outer beauty. These are wizards of transformation. Dar brings gorgeous paintings out of the sweetest place inside her Charlie-Sheen-clad being. Patty wields the stylist's scissors, taming bad hair, one head at a time. Ellie teaches the young ones to climb out of their shells and sing! Jo and Lee are rising, phoenix-like, from the ashes of disappointment. Shrinky and Ms. Bones cast magic spells with words. Rubye Jean and Anna are passing on a legacy of beauty and love to their kids and grandkids. Adventuress Celine travels to exotic places and brings us back souvenirs in the form of lovingly crafted travel logs. And Cath, well Cath, got this whole thing started--she's the Fairy Godmother of Beauty. Shall we make that eleven recipients? The awardees, all of them smokin' babes of the highest order, are:

Ellie, of A Creek Runs Through It
Rubye Jean, of Somewhere over the Rainbow
Anna, of A.Bananna
Jo, of Celebration of Life
Lee, of Chrysalis Dreams
Chewy, of The Back of My Headboard
Celine, of Fugue
Ms. Bones, of Bones of the Sky
Patty, of Lost in Solitude
Shrinky, of Shrink-wrapped Scream
Cath, of Crazy Cath's Reflections

And in the spirit of efficiency, yeah right, I tag EVERYBODY for an easy meme, also courtesy of Cath: post a picture of what is on your computer screen. It's called the "I'll Show You Mine if You'll Show Me Yours" meme. Fun, huh? When you've posted your image, why don't you stop by here and let me know? Here's mine:



And, yes, he's beautiful on the inside too. Muy.



85 comments:

Ms. Creek said...

Thanks dear, I love it and appreciate it!

And NICE MAC!

San said...

Ellie, you are most welcome.

And, yes, I love and appreciate my Mac.

Patty said...

Thank you for my very first award San. I don't know if you read in one of my posts...but, I've been very sick since returning from Las Vegas. First with the flu and then pneumonia. Thus the lapse in updating my blog and visiting your blog. Feeling better now...just weak.
Again...many thanks my friend.

Mima said...

Lovely awards, and well deserved San!

Kim said...

Awe! Now this is why you get all of these awards...we just can't wait to read the awesome posts! You are as famous with the pen as you are with the brush...or palette knives, as it be! :)

Beautiful and Amazing...I hope they get to your children...you are right about tuition!

As Always Great Fun And Great Love Is Always Found Here!

San said...

Patty, flu AND pneumonia? No, I didn't know. What a grueling way to come back down to earth after a fabulous trip.

You are welcome and most deserving.

San said...

Mima, thanks for popping in. If any of the blogs are new to you, I hope you'll check them out.

And I hope you'll do the meme too.

San said...

Kim, as always you are a fairy godmother of encouragement.

Thank you much for the award and for these glowing words.

Angel... said...

Thanks to all of you for the lovely awards from San..I am always curious to read your lovely posts..you are such a cool girl..

Love always,
Angel

alt said...

Thank you Ms. San, from one beautiful girl to another!

:-d

Velvet Ginger (Rubye Jean) said...

Thank you sweet San!
I love the paps bit!

CHEWY said...

ha-ha-ha-ha!
San you are a delightful riot of good cheer. I too have been rained upon by awards... but unlike my peers... I have been shirking my obligation to pass them on. (shame on me) Thanks a bunch.

Sparkling Red said...

Congratulations on your award bonanza! Let's see... one last week, two this week... next week I'm expecting three. ;-)

whimsical brainpan said...

Congrats on the awards! All well deserved.

San said...

Angel, you are a VERY cool girl.

xoxoxo

San said...

Ms. Bones, you are welcome.

WRITE ON!

San said...

Rubye, Jean, you're welcome. And I'm glad you liked the bit.

San said...

Dar, shame on you. Shame on you. Shame on you. You are bad. But isn't bad the new good in today's vernacular?

San said...

Red, you are so funny!

San said...

Whim--thanks, babe.

Daphne said...

Oh my goodness San.I really didn't know that you would send an award my way, today of all days.

I'll leave my post as is though. It shows you where I'm at these days.I really do appreciate you thinking of me San. When I said "stupid award" I hope that you know that I meant that even in a none competitive space like Blogger I haven't ever been awarded.

Thanks very much. Really!

San said...

Daphne, of course I completely understand what you meant. When it comes to these blogging awards, I believe it's the sentiment behind them that makes us feel good. That's the real award.

You are SO welcome.

Daryl E said...

I am clearly not as nice as you since I merely took the award and posted it, tho I did thank Cath in my verbose way on her blog comments, which are not at all as nice as doing it on one's own blog. I do think that your new award is really cool .. I love the gown on the Barbie-like statuette ... and your man looks MUY caliente in that photo!........Daryl

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Lovely awards, congratulations on receiving them. A lovely desktop picture. I've been tagged to do that one myself but I currently have a picture of Amy on there. I'll change it soon and put it up on my blog!

Crystal xx

San said...

Daryl, I don't believe our award was one of those with conditions attached--pass it on, blah blah blah. I just had the urge to do so.

Arte y Pico--it IS a cool-looking award. I too like the gown she's wearing, kind of Oscar nightish.

And yes, I believe caliente es la palabra.

San said...

Or would that be "esta" la palabra? Why has Intermediate Intensive Spanish vacated my brain?

San said...

Thanks, Crystal.

I can't wait to see what you post!

PAT said...

I just clicked over from Sandi's. I've enjoyed my visit!

Pat

San said...

Thanks, Pat. I hope you'll visit again.

Celebration of Life said...

Thank you San for the lovely award! I love Girl Power!
Jo

San said...

GIRLS RULE! You're welcome, Jo.

andrea said...

You are a peach, San. It's an honour -- thanks. I must admit that after almost 3 years of blogging I'm burned out on the meme thing (yeah I knpow -- I'm a total party pooper) but I love the "post what's on your screen" idea so may do that one!

the mother of this lot said...

Congratulations on two lovely awards! (I hope the paparazzi stop following you soon. They're such a nuisance).

A.Bananna said...

AH! thank you so much! I appreciate it too! :) you mad emy day with it!

aims said...

Do I need new glasses? I can't see that guy in the bushes at all! (pouting)

San said...

Andrea, I hear you with regard to meme burnout. This one is kind of fun though. I hope you do it.

San said...

Anna, you are most deserving, babe.

San said...

Thank you, Mother of This Lot. I don't know how you hold on to a shred of your sanity...my suffering is just a taste of what you go through.

San said...

AIMS, oh my, now I'm beginning to worry that the Hollywood talent scout is a figment of my imagination.

Celebration of Life said...

I posted about it today! Thank you again!
Jo

San said...

Jo, I'm headed over to take a look...

Rhea said...

arte y pico is a bizarre but extremely gorgeous award!! I like it!

I'll take a picture of my monitor and post it ASAP. :o)

CrazyCath said...

Oh San thank you so much! You so deserve those awards. I am feeling a bit sorry for myself at the moment so you have really cheered me up!

Love your screen shot - great pose!
Hope the paps don't hound you too much. ;0)

Patty said...

San, my "I'll Show You Mine if You'll Show Me Yours" meme is up.
Thank you....again!

Celebration of Life said...

San: I forgot to tell you that I liked the picture on your computer screen! You have a precious jewel there!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I like the phrase “feel good Friday.” TGIF has gotten a bit stale!

HMBT said...

those are great awards, and ones I have not seen before. Congrat's on your Hollywood talent scout stalker...I hear they love pistachios and warm pabst blue ribbon beer. Do you think if I left those out...they would come scout/stalk me too? :)

Shrinky said...

Oh san, what a wonderful surprise, thank you so much (doing a little tap-dance on top of my coffee table). Consider yourself well and truly hugged!

Shrinky said...

Oh san, what a wonderful surprise, thank you so much (doing a little tap-dance on top of my coffee table). Consider yourself well and truly hugged!

Lee said...

Thank you, San! It's heartfelt and beautiful. I love it!

I'll get around to that desktop meme in a bit. Slept in this morning and woke to Hyram licking my nose and Hooboo curled up at my knees. :) I'm a happy cat mom!

Hugs!

indicaspecies said...

Wow! You've made my day.

San, I'm touched. Thank you very much. :)

San said...

Rhea--"bizarre and extremely gorgeous." That's a perfect description!

Can't wait to see your desktop meme...

San said...

Cath, I'm sorry that you're having an off day. Shall I send chocolate or flowers?

Thank you, as always, for your amazing support and warmth of spirit.

San said...

Patty, my curiosity is up...I'm flying over there.

San said...

Jo, thanks. Yeah, he's a keeper. For sure.

San said...

I agree, Nick. And since I've been working in retail for almost as long as I can remember, TGIF holds a different meaning for me. Friday is the day we're getting all geared up for a busy weekend at work!

San said...

Heather, I believe if you stick with your current wardrobe, you will be getting some serious offers.

;-0

San said...

Thanks, Shrinky. That's a GOOD hug.

And you're quite the dancer. Somehow I knew you would be.

San said...

Is there an echo in here?

San said...

HUGS to you, Lee!

Yay--I get to see your computer desktop!!!

San said...

Celine, you are most welcome.

x

Indigo said...

Hi San! Just dropping by. I hope you have a nice weekend :)

San said...

Back atcha, Indi!

Carol said...

Congratulations on the awards, San.

Sweet that you have your honey on your computer screen.

I won't be showing my screen - for security reasons. ;-)

San said...

Carol, thanks. On our screen we actually have a slide show of our February trip to Playa. I patiently waited for it to scroll through me in a swimsuit, then a picture of my legs Bennie had taken, then me at Chichen Itza, to get to the GOOD picture.

I understand about the meme. Some things are highly classified.

murat11 said...

Ms. San: Congratulations on your Arte y Pico hood ornament: that is one awesome piece o' metal. I hopes you got a vintage finned Thunderbird to set it on. You get the Christmas one that comes with lights?

Rock on, mighty dodderer.

WILSONART said...

Congrats on all your awards San,well deserved!
The Arte Y Pico
does feel a bit like Oscar night!
(love the Barbie reference)

San said...

My long-in-the-tooth, nefarious Paschal:

I done checked the box it came in, went through the tissue paper and everthang, and they didn't seem to be no T-Bird. It'll look right purty on my black Lexus though.

San said...

Hi Babs. This morning I was unloading the dishwasher having a chuckle over a missed opportunity: I should've awarded Arte y Pico to Georgia O'Keeffe posthumously. Evil grin.

bridgette said...

Thanks so much San for the award! I really appreciate it.

yeah, pico definitely means "beak" to me. hmmm. It could also mean "peak" as in pinnacle. but that doesn't make much sense either! :)

San said...

Bridgette, you're welcome!

Beak. Peak. Peek. After a while, it's all Greek to me.

Meg Wolff said...

OMG!! I can't wait to visit these Web sites. Everything you write is so funny and interesting. San I didn't know the chairs were in your yard ... so very cool. So very you. I love it, I love you! Thanks.

Sandi McBride said...

Wow san, those are some awards you got going there girlfriend! And I love your monitor fella...you're bad girl, just bad! lol
hugs
Sandi

John-Michael said...

You, My Darling Lady, make me feel good! Sharing this world and my Life with the presence of Someone of your dignity, flair, taste, and character makes living fun and satisfyingly pleasant.

I am grateful for the opportunity to know, respect, admire, and love You.

Lynette said...

Woo, check out the Elvis suits LOL, that's a great photo San! I was wondering what the meaning of the Arte y Pico award was too... LOL, the awards are flying in blogland lately! :D

San said...

Yes, Meg, the chairs are in our yard. When we lost two big pinons to drought, we couldn't bear the thought of removing every trace of them and so Bennie mounted the "Spirit chairs" on the stumps. They're to provide seating for tired, wandering good Spirits.

Love to you...

San said...

Well, Sandi, you know all about awards. And all about bad. And you ALWAYS make me smile. Hugs to you...

:-0

San said...

John-Michael, you are a wonder. Always the encourager.

Much love to you...and the best of vibes...

San said...

Yeah, Lynette, guess we better catch the awards while they're flying.

Hugs!

CrazyCath said...

San - you'll see on mine that I have just taken a delivery of a load of flowers so chocolate would be good!
Milk and especially white chocolate. Mmmmmm. Now I have to go get some...
Wanna coe over and share? Got a bottle of wine here too ;0)

San said...

Just now picking up this comment, Cath, AFTER I was over at your place to view the flowers.

Cheers!

jameil1922 said...

pico de gallo! mmm! i never know what to do w/blog awards. i don't want to miss someone i like and hurt feelings so i just say thx and move on. lol.

San said...

Know what you mean, Jameil. There's always that risk, but they're fun anyway.

VP said...

San - a lovely story as always.

I've been wanting to play the ISYMIYSMY game for a while, so you've provided me with the perfect excuse :)

I've scheduled it for 7am tomorrow morning UK time

Greetings from a hot and sunny England!

San said...

VP, I missed your game, since I was visiting my mom and not calling on other blogs at the time. But I hope it was fun!