Arte y Pico

Arte y PicoBack in July, Lady Disdain nominated Curious Goods for an Arte y Pico award, and through database issues, e-mail issues, and just general issues, I haven’t had a chance to accept.

The rules (as posted by Lady Disdain):

  1. Pick five blogs that you consider deserve the 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. The award winner and the one who has given the prize must display a link to the Arte y Pico blog.

I would add the Lady’s site to the list, but I don’t think the rules allow for a right-back-atcha.  However, I am entertained by her copious amounts of food porn photography and sarcasm.  This a great chance to open up my little treasure chest of blogs that I wouldn’t normally highlight on Curious Goods.  These are in no particular order, and there were so many wonderful blogs to choose from that I apologize in advance if I didn’t list yours.

  • Tikaro.com – With his motorcycle of wonders, John Young makes West Chester seem like the coolest place in the world to live.  Plus, he made a needlepoint alligator.
  • City Loves Country – Being a photojournalist means that you get to post luscious photos to your blog whenever you want.  Extra points if those photos are of delicious food.  If you ask real nice-like, Dina might even send you a sticker.
  • Verisimilitude – Richard can be relied upon to make Modern artists cry (with a capital “M”).  I really like the energy his pieces have, and I always enjoy reading about his process.
  • The Hermitage – Rima has no idea as she travels the countryside in her modern vardo that she’s living my secret hearts desire.  Her pieces have an Eastern European fairytale feel to them.  I would love to see her tackle Pullman’s Clockwork.
  • Gurney Journey – If my nephew becomes a great artist, I’ll have James Gurney to thank.  His Dinotopia books inspired oodles of drawings and long conversations.  (Gratuitous auntie show off:  a picture my nephew drew at the age of five.)  James proves that sharing your process doesn’t leave you with less, it gives you more.

2 Responses to “Arte y Pico”

  1. Jazzy1224 writes:

    Rima from The Hermitage has some amazing art. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her blog too. I’d love to own some of her beautiful art.

  2. Tiffany writes:

    I wish I could remember how I originally found her site. Can you imagine just packing everything you own into a (albeit beautiful) truck and making a go of life on the road?

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