Thursday, August 14, 2008

I'd like to thank the red head in Wisconsin

Angie, a funny, red-headed, organic farming, unschooling mama put me down as a recipient of this cool award. She is one of my favorite bloggers and I feel honored.

I followed her link to the Mexican site that talks about the award's origin and found this one bit of explanation in English:

"What is the meaning of the expression: Arte y Pico...it translates into a wonderful phrase in Mexico, “lo maximo.” ...It will never find its counterpart in English, but if it HAD to, it would be something like, Wow. The Best Art. Over the top."

I have no idea how I could ever have been included in her list - I give credit to Nicolas' vegetables - but I'll let it inspire me to greater artistry and creativity.

Now the hard part, where I pass it on to only five other blogs. Of the twenty or so blogs that I read regularly I would have to point to the following five as being "lo maximo" - over the top artistically. They are, for the most part, blogs that have so many readers that I don't even know if they will notice that I gave them this award, but I wanted to share them with any of you who may not have read them:

Bits and Pieces - Cathy Zielske's blog. She is a graphic artist who inspires me with her artistic ideas and, more importantly, she is one of the funniest women alive.

Julie Person's blog. Another red headed unschooling mama who likes to garden. She is also an amazing photographer, painter, felt artist and blogger. I once was looking through the archives of her blog for a certain musician I knew I'd discovered on her playlist and I ended up laughing and crying my way through most of her posts. Her blog is amazing.

Mary Gold's zenmomma blog. I love what she can do with food, with taters (most recently), with combinations of words and pictures. I followed the band Train (well, at all my local venues) for a year, so I relate to her obsession with the band James.

Elsie Flanagan - very young, sassy, and extremely talented. I sometimes feel old while visiting but often feel inspired.

Little Purple Cow Photography, my friend Stephanie's new photography blog. She is an artist, with photographs and with words. So is my sister - Bhu Sullivan - who is linked in my side bar list.

5 comments:

Angie said...

"I have no idea how I could ever have been included in her list" - how about that little thing called a BOOK? 50,000+ words is quite an accomplishment, girl - you are definitely a creative artist in your own right:)

Alecto said...

I second what Angie wrote and also, have you looked (I mean really looked) at your own photography lately? I am inspired.

Madeline said...

Gosh. :< )

Maybe it's time I finally read the thing.

julie said...

aw, you are such a dear to say such kind things about my blog, I am truly touched. thank you , thank you!
ox

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littlepurplecow said...

I am so honored, Madeline. Thank you for thinking of me and including me on your list. You are an artist! We've got to plan a photo excursion together soon.