Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Updates & Awards Time

I was in touch with the project planner for the Diary 2009 Project in hopes to send an updated version of the first image - it occured to me that the print was going to be really small and that the grayed out area made my web address look kind of muddied ... she didn't have any problem with the updates ...
... AND ...

... she has decided to use the second design. I find myself more drawn to the second one, so was thrilled when she sent the date - February 15th. Here are the final versions of both dates:

This was a fun project to be involved in. I don't know what the cost of the books are/is going to be, but considering the number of artists that are involved, it ought to be worth whatever the price. I'm definitely hoping it's within my budget & if it is, maybe I'll just purchase the disc and print them out myself. All said and done, I'd be willing to do this again next year.

On to a different topic ...

Carmen from Writing from Life recently presented me with this:

The Arte y Pico Award is presented blogger to blogger ... in researching the origin, I visited the site (via the wonderful imperfection of its translated version as I cannont read Spanish) and came across this statement:

What is the meaning of the expression: Art and Pico And basically, ironically, it translates into a wonderful phrase in Mexico, “lo maximo.” LOL! 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.

Wow. I like the word ... it simply says so much. :) So, to continue paying it forward, I would like to present it to the following five blogs:

Monica - for without her (& the Pink Artists Community Doll Project) I wouldn't even be blogging ... seriously ... if you still don't believe me, check out this very first post

Vanessa - because my head is STILL spinning from her most Fanciful Mad Tea Party!

Sandy - it's all in the name ... ok, inside joke ... go visit her.

Jessi - simply for the sake that she's FINALLY opened her Etsy store and I know you've been just itching for a lil shopping spree!

Amber Dawn - if it hadn't been for her, I would never have tried a Charm Challenge or done the Diary 2009 Project, so that's definitely inspiration, dontcha think? ... ps - she stole my middle name!

If you were selected for the award, please pay it forward by following these steps:

1) Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award based on creativity, design, interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogger community, regardless of the language.

2) Post the name of the author and a link to his or her blog so everyone can view it.

3) Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award.

4) The award-winner and the presenter should post the link of the "Arte y pico" blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5) Please post these rules!

I guess when it rains it pours ... when I logged on today, I was surprised to find that Denise at Couture de Papier has bestowed this lovely little sparkly on me:

The rules of accepting are as follows:

1) Put the logo on your blog.

2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.

3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4) Add links to those blogs on yours.

5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

Here are my 7 nominated blogs:




Marlou B




... and on that note, I have stuff to make and a spouse that's itchin for his turn in the chair ... I'll be sure to let all my nominee's know in the next day or two.
Cheers! ~M~


inventivesoul said...

Miss "Dawn" in the MIDDLE,,,
LOL the diary will be around 15-20 dollars depending on the size.

It is the shipping that makes it cost more.

Amber DAWN the 2nd

Sandy said...

Girl you are too funny with your comment about 'the name'..LOL!!! Thanks so much for the award and congrats on having your butterfly image chosen!

Sandy XO

Lea said...

Thanks for the sparkling award missy brilliance herself!!! See you in a few weeks!

Oliver Rain said...

I'm going to have to track down that diary when it comes out. If your images are an example of what's inside, it will be a work of art!

Marilyn said...

I'm so glad you were able to submit two diary pages--they're fabulous!!!
Thanks for the blog award you little darlin'! I'll post about it in the next day or two:)

MARLOU B. said...


Thanks so much for the award !!!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

You deserve many many MORE awards there chica! I'm totally jumping up and down that YOU say I inspire you BECAUSE dear heART, you are a GREAT inspiration to me as well... your CHEER is contagious and that sparkle of yours I can see from all the waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over



LOVE your blog girlie!

I'm in HEAVEN here.

xo, Monica :):):)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the award! I was finally able to sit down and do my post about it. =)

Your pages for the diary look beautiful - I can't wait until it comes out!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

How exciting!! What a wonderful ist to be on!! And chosen by darling you!!! merci beaucoup!! woooo hooo ;)

I am so glad you got this award too!! You are such a sweetie!!

MJ said...

Thanks for the kind comments on my buggy sweaters!

The B&W pictures for your calendar are lovely! I'll have to read more about all your activities! I'll be back soon!

AnastasiaC said...

i love your diary 2009 pages! why dont you ask for another page and use the other one too...i believe Lucy has a few pages spare....