Arte y Pico
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Back 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):
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.