20 November 2008

Arte y pico

All week long, there have been six or seven workers on the penthouse roof of the building across the street from my office. I can't quite tell what they're doing, but it has something to do with the facade, or the iron railing, or both; they're all lined up along the railing, evenly spaced and reaching and bending pretty much simultaneously. The best part of the whole spectacle is that each one of them is in a red hooded sweatshirt. It's kind of like the seven dwarves, though I can't hear if they're whistling as they work.

An embarrassingly long time ago, Ms. Scribbletown gave me an prize, the Arte y Pico Award. It's pretty, isn't it? Here's what she said about it:

I did a little digging and discovered some rules for awarding this prize. I won’t bore you with any but the crucial piece of information: you have to pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award in terms of creativity, design, interesting material, and general contributions to the blogger community, no matter what language.

Herewith, five blogs that make me want to whistle and therefore deserve a prize.

  • For creativity, Bookmaking With Kids. If you have kids or work with kids, you'll want to go see what she's got to suggest for book arts projects with said kids.
  • For design, A Very Mary Design. She's all about the rubber cement - gluing bits of this and scraps of that together to make all sorts of charming things.
  • For interesting material, Kyla. Honestly, I don't know how she does it. But she does it with grace and strength.
  • And for general contributions to the blogger community, Mothers With Cancer and Glow In The Woods. Both are group blogs, the first focused on what you might expect, the second on "babylost mamas" - and both form community around tragic, difficult, awful circumstances.

Now what have the seven dwarves across the street have to do with the Arte y Pico? Style points for the matching sweatshirts (creativity & design) and teamwork (community).

Fragile threads we hang by. Oh well, I tried.


Vodka Mom said...

congrats! AND, I love your NahBloMe sign! I must just fucking steal it.

nonlineargirl said...

I momentarily thought bookmaking with kids was a way to get your child some valuable mob-friendly job training.

Mental P Mama said...

Fragile threads, indeed. And congrats to you and your wonderful winners!

shrink on the couch said...

Congrats on your award, and to all of your selectees. Keep us posted on the progress of the mysterious makings of the seven dwarves.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Hey, 7 elves with matching anything certainly deserves a prize.


Woman in a Window said...

I like the visual with the guys on the roof.

One night recently I came home to find a bunch of Mennintes on my roof in a line. They looked like a line of crows.

Kyla said...

KayTar comes up with the material, I just put it into writing. LOL. Thanks!

Mayberry said...

A well-deserved award, and lovely choices for passing it along!

Cathy said...

Kudos on the award. And thanks for naming Bookmaking With Kids.

Very Mary said...

So what if I have an obsession with rubber cement? Huh? So what?! lol! Thanks for the award - it kind of makes me want to stop sitting here in front of the computer and then make something crafty with cement and bits and orts and such.