Monday, July 14, 2008

I'd Like to Thank Presbyterian Gal....

Presbyterian Gal gave me this lovely "She's So Artistic Award" along with kind compliments that left me blushing and truly grateful for her friendship.

This is one of those awards that come with the responsibility to pass it around. Here are the rules:

1) Pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

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 itself.

4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte Y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award -- which is here: Arte Y Pico.

I'm all in favor of mutual encouragement, so here are my 5 nominees:

1. Presbyterian Gal her own self. Although she has already had this award from one blogger, she gets it from me as well for her lively and creative writing, her unique voice, her fascinating life and her strong Christian and Presbyterian witness. Really, who else writes such wonderful stories on her blog? I hate it when she is on vacation!

2. Gannet Girl of Search The Sea. One of my early PresbyBlogPals, GG regularly posts wonderful photos of nature that she takes. As a former attorney, teacher in a Jewish school, and now as a progressive seminarian at a conservative Presbyterian seminary, her blog is full of interesting anecdotes and reflections.

3. Stushie of Heaven's Highway and Presbyterian Bloggers. Stushie regularly posts beautiful glass art projects of his own design and sometimes cartoons! He is a Presbyterian pastor in Tennessee and I also enjoy his posts on all things Presby.

4. Rachel of Skewed View. Presbyterian Gal already nominated her, but I have to second the motion. She has a killer wit and her regular Friday Cemetery Photo feature is something I always look forward to.

5. Jan Edmiston of A Church For Starving Artists. Jan writes thought-provoking posts about the emerging church in the PCUSA and always illustrates them with beautiful and appropriate graphics.

So those are my nominees: Four Presbies and a Baptist! Don't say I'm not diverse...


Anonymous said...

Wow - thanks QG.

Gannet Girl said...

LOL - during the school year I definitely hear arguments along the lines that 4 Presbies + 1 Baptist = Diversity!

Seriously,I am honored and also impressed by what this reflects about blogging. I know that we are poles apart on many things political and theological, but in the biggies -- love of God, committment to family, investment in the church, concern for other people -- we are right there together.

In fact, it's possible that the biggest chasm has to do with love of music, because whereas I can barely croak, you can sing Ave Maria in a cathedral.

Stushie said...

Thanks Jody. I really appreciate this.

Presbyterian Gal said...

*blushing my own self*

Well, thank you. I am so honored twice! And it's a privilege to be your friend.

I'm going to go check out the other ones you picked that I either haven't read or haven't read in awhile.

Mary M said...

Here's another vote for A Church for Starving Artists. I find Jan's commentary always feeds my soul and her use of photos is lovely and imaginative.

Jan said...

Congratulations! Well-deserved!

SpookyRach said...

Thanks!!!! A lot!

That's really cool!

I don't even feel like a token! ha ha! (Actually, I've learned way more about Presbyterian polity from reading your blog than I currently know about my own. Sorta washed my hands of the Southern Baptist Convention. hee hee.)