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):
- 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.
- Post the name of the authors and links to their blogs so that everyone can visit.
- Display the award on your blog and include the name and link of the blog that gave it to you.
- Link to this post at the Arte y pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of the award.
- Display these rules.
Therefore, I offer the Premio arte y pico to:
- Kim, at Transitus Tiber [now Bearing Wrongs Patiently], for her graceful way of sharing her everyday struggles to reach holiness and sustain joy.
- Nick, at PhatCatholic Apologetics, for his relentless and bold defense of Holy Mother Church.
- 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!