Sunday, April 13, 2008







I know I seem to be a spoil sport with most of the blog awards that do the rounds and I normally don't these awards- but I have been such an agony aunt of late and people still nominate me for these awards so the least i can join in for a change. I also got nominated 4 times so it would be rude of me not to acknowledge that your nominations did indeed make me feel a lot better, and will keep me trying to be creative and hopefully offer a little inspiration. So thank you to
Sandra from the Netherlands
Helen from Hebart Journal
Margaret from Wales
Elaine from Red Thread Studio/Slow Cloth

If I nominate you these are the rules:
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.

I nominate the following people as being delightful reads- each offering fresh ideas and ways of doing things:

Marianne from Heegeldab

for her wonderful crochet and inventive ideas for using it in jewelery
Belinda Schneider from Bel's Nook
For sheer fun in what she produces
Magic Cochin
For her passion for heritage vegetables, undergardeners and wonderful lino-cut prints
Kristin la Flamme
For whimsy and Fun and finding her creative voice!
Fiona Wright
For her wonderful work and travel reports

Ok so as Peter Cundell from Gardening Australia would say "that's your blooming lot" I would also add that I do visit many blogs- especially those in my links list- and many others besides- it's just I am slack at updating.I love the fact that blogging in the textile arts seems to have become such a worldwide community But I am dumfounded that visitors from 150 countries have visited my blog( the count for countries in the world is between 179- 197 depending how you look at it)- actually its 148, I don't think a satellite provider or the Oceania Pacific region count as a country.

The photos are of yet another pomegranate lino-cut- yes the pomegranate muse appeared again this morning- there has been a lot of rebirths in the last 18-24 months. However there is always something new to be said even about the same old thing and right now I am contemplating the possibility of pomegranate lace- it seems the right sort of thing for an iconology that represents dark and light- living and underworld.

7 comments:

Lainie said...

Dear Dijanne, I was just about to email you about the Arte Y Pico. I know just what you mean, they are the blog equivalent of a chain letter in a way and I hate to make more work for people, but I also like to honor and draw attention to great blogs. So I hope you don't mind -- I knew several people would pass it on to you, as you truly are an inspiration and it's been a tough year so far all around.

Shirley Goodwin said...

You sure do love those pomegranates! And they look fabulous.

Marianne S said...

Dear Dijanne,
thank you so much for this nomination! I really appreciate it :)
Your blog was one of the first I stumbled upun few years back and it still remains one of my favorites. Always an inspiration :)

Kristin L said...

Thanks for the links -- it's always great fun to have someone point out the blogs they enjoy as so often they are new to me. Thanks for the vote of confidence in linking to mine as well.

Magic Cochin said...

Oh thank you Dijanne - I love visiting your blog too - and following all the hard work you put into your textiles.

I'll do a follow-up on Purple Podded Peas later in the week.

Celia
x

monique 78 said...

Congratulations for your blog award. You are so generous in transmitting and showing the way you work.
As for the pomegranates, I think the muse has touched me as well, thanks to you! I love them, their shape, the colours we can use with them.
Monique

belindaschneider said...

congratulations and thank you so much! what a fun honor this is :)