Tuesday, April 22, 2008

For me?

How sweet!

I feel very honored to have been awarded the "Arte Y Pico" award by the fabulous Lisa Kettell! The "Arte y Pico" award was created/made to be given out to bloggers who inspire others with their creative energy and their works, whether it be writing, artwork or more. When one receives this award it is considered a "special honor". Once you receive this award, you are to pass it on to at least 5 others. For more info on this wonderful award pleases visit: So, wow!

There are so many women whose blogs inspire me! Some I have awarded before, so I think I will try to pick five other bloggers. I hope you will visit each of them- they bring so much light into the blogging world!

First, there is Cheryl from Confections. I have never heard this girl grumble about anything! She is so upbeat and just a joy to visit. She very kindly featured Amelia on her blog yesterday, which I thought was so sweet! Cheryl is a talented needlewoman and crafter who makes it a point to highlight the work of others on her blog and that is why I am thrilled to give her this award.

Secondly, sweet Sherrie from Symple Tymes. I first met Sherrie in 2003 on the Yahoo group, Vintage Cloth Dollmaking. At that time she was hosting a patriotic doll challenge- it was one of my first challenges and she was (is!) the kindest, most gracious lady. Not only that, but she has been all over the crafting web. If you want to know what is going on in cloth doll world, Sherrie should be your first stop!

Third, dear Amanda at Violaceous. I know this makes me sound so old, but I really love visiting her blog and reading about her everyday adventures with her cute one-year-old, Lucy. Reminds me of when I was a young mommy, working my way through all the "firsts" with my babies. She has a lovely way of writing that makes you feel at home. Plus, you need to get over there and see her awesome Lucky Inspiration Jars! Too cute!

Fourth, a new friend! Michelle at Rose Garden Romantic. Michelle is originally from Sacramento, a fellow California sister, who is putting down new roots in Texas. She is a very talented collage artist and just plain nice too!

Fifth, Becky from Auntie Bunny's Blog. I think we met on flickr and Edith Flack Ackley dolls simultaneously. She is an incredibly talented artist. Like me, she does a bit of everything, but I think she does it better! I hope you will go to her blog- she made a beautiful EFA doll named Beth that you just have to see!

Sixth, (I know, but I want to do SIX!) another friend from Edith Flack Ackley dolls, Tracey at Giggle Face Studios. Tracey is a very Talented needlewoman with a fine sense of whimsy. She is a delight to visit.

Ladies, you are all outstanding and inspiring artists! I am honored to know you!

8 friends said....:

  1. Wow! I am honored! Thank you so much!!

  2. OH my goodness, Bettsi! I am sooo honored! Thank you so very much. You made my day!
    Hugs to you...Cheryl :)

  3. ooh *applauds you all*
    Talented ladies!! :D

  4. You deserve it, Bettsi! You are *such* and inspiration!

    Speaking of inspirations...are you still running? I've been living vicariously through runners as I jog on my rebounder lol. My knees can't take pavement so I pretend I can feel the wind in my face as I enjoy air conditioning ;)

  5. Congratulations on your award, your work I see on flickr is so lovely and thank you for leaving such sweet comments on my pictures and blog it is so very much appreciated to hear how someone likes your work, makes you want to try harder ! :) p.s are you going to set any challenges for the nursery rhymes group ? I have to update my groups this weekend..

  6. Congratulations Bettsi! You certainly deserve this!
    And by the way, you are looking wonderful!

  7. Oh my goodness, thank you so much!!! How nice of you. I love reading your blog too!

  8. Hi Bettsi! Thank you so much for all of the sweet, sweet comments you left for me! You make me blush! I would love to do a swap with you sometime. I'm a little swamped at the moment, but I am very interested. Let's talk more about it! Congrats on your Arte y Pico award! I can see why Lisa awarded you with it! :)


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