Premio arte y pico

Premio arte y pico

Despite my most recent blogging drought, I have won an award for my writing: El premio arte y pico! (It means something like the Award for Art/Artistry and a Kiss on the Cheek.) Mara, who lives in Spain blogs at Comenzando a navegar (Setting Sail), has passed on an award that’s circulating among Spanish-language bloggers. Clearly, I blog here in English, but Mara knows enough English and I know enough Spanish that we can understand each other. I hadn’t realized she kept reading my blog after we found each other ages ago, but I’m glad she did.

According to the Arte y pico blog, where the award originated, it is given to blogs “los cuales me nutren y enriquecen el espiritu y la creatividad. En ellos veo dedicacion, creatividad, esmero, compañerismo, alegria y por sobre todo, ARTE, mucho arte. Quiero que con este premio, se agasaje a todas aquellas blogueras y blogueros que dia a dia comparten este espacio y lo enriquecen cada dia un poco mas.”

[In English: The award is given to blogs “which nourish and enrich my spirit and creativity. In these blogs, I see dedication, creativity, care, companionship, joyfulness, and overall, ART, so much art. With this award, I want to give attention to those bloggers who day after day share this space (the blogosphere) and enrich every day a little bit more.”]

At first, I wondered how on Earth to pass it along, because I don’t read any other Spanish blogs. The rules make it easier, though (in English, retranslated by me):

  1. Pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award on the basis of creativity, design, interesting material, and contributions to the blogger community (or blogosphere), regardless of language.
  2. Post the name of the authors and links to their blogs so that everyone can visit.
  3. Display the award on your blog and include the name and link of the blog that gave it to you.
  4. Link to this post at the Arte y pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of the award.
  5. Display these rules.

Therefore, I offer the Premio arte y pico to:

  1. Kim, at Transitus Tiber [now Bearing Wrongs Patiently], for her graceful way of sharing her everyday struggles to reach holiness and sustain joy.
  2. Nick, at PhatCatholic Apologetics, for his relentless and bold defense of Holy Mother Church.
  3. Lyzii, at dreamlit, for being such a great friend and for the way she, like I, tries to understand the world and our God through writing.

I think quality is more important than quantity, so I’m only naming 3 recipients. Pass it on, guys! Let’s make this award bilingual!


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Congrats on the award!! I speak Spanish, too. I’ve had classes since the 6th grade, completed up to the AP level in high school (which was, more or less, one of the worst classes I’ve ever had…), and recently completed level 4 in college. I’m planning on minoring in Spanish and studying abroad sometime in the future. =)

Thanks for the award! I noticed that you’ve been blogging since 2002. That’s awesome!

Anna: Isn’t Spanish a cool language? It’s so useful, especially since more and more U.S. residents are bilingual or speak only Spanish. I have no idea what level I’m at, but I’m finishing up my minor now, and I know enough to follow my Spanish history prof, so that’s good enough for me.

Nick: You’re welcome. I have been blogging for five and a half years, but with varying consistency, as you probably noticed. :)

Te lo has currado¡¡¡ lo has traducido¡ que bueno¡ He estado fuera unos días, hemos ido a Israel, a Tierra Santa. Prometo escribir un post sobre el viaje¡

Mara: ¡Que viaje fantástico! Me sentirá un poco asustada ir a la Tierra Santa por el peligro allí, pero ese viaje fue un buen elección durante la Cuaresma. :)

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