Thursday, August 21, 2008

Blog Award- the Artey Pico

this is too cool! i was recently chosen by fellow blogger Robin Cheers, in Austin, Texas to recieve the Artey Pico award. this is kind of an impromptu kudos thing that circulates around the blogging community. sort of like the awards actors give other actors. i've heard it means more to them than the oscars because its their peers that are giving it to them. i feel the same way. it means alot when an artist of Robins talent and blog-presence likes what you do. she's been at it since 2006. i started in the fall of 2007. she probably has thousands a week checking out her blog and me far less. so its very cool and is a reward for posting on days i didnt feel like it, experiencing stage fright for putting up works in progress, and the shame of posting paintings i knew werent my best. but its not about that. its about showing the frailties as well as the successes! so thanks Robin.

FYI...The Origin of The Arte y Pico Award and Rules if you choose to accept.
You might be interested in the origin of the "Arte y Pico Award" The designer of the award puts it like this..."The Arte y Pico Award has arisen from the daily visits that I make to many blogs which nourish and enrich me with creativity. In them, I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, ART, much art. I want to share this prize with all those bloggers that entertain and enrich me day to day. Doubtlessly, there are many and it will be hard to pick just a few."

The Rules:
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award through creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.
2. Each award should have the name of the author with a link to their blog.
3. Award winners have to post the award with the name and link to the blog of the person who gave them the award.
4. Show these rules and the paragraph (above) explaining the awards origination.

So here are my nominees! drum rolllllll pleassssse
Chris Greco
David Lobenberg
Ann McMillan
Bernie Rosage Jr.- who got me into this whole blogging, Ebay, cyberspace art community. not to mention he's an NC homeboy! thanks dude!


Frank Gardner said...

Thanks for the recognition Mike!

mike rooney studios said...

your blog is not only fun to look at but very instructional, and informative, not to mention thought provoking. people who just read blogs dont realize the time that it takes to do it right. and you do it right my friend. thanks

Bernie Rosage Jr. said...

Mike... I don't know what to say... "thanks" just doesn't seem enough for your kind words and gesture. Thanks a million!

mike rooney studios said...

meant every word my friend. keep up the good work on both blogs
Irish rule!!