not really. well, yes i am. but not in a pretentious way. lest you think lala land has finally had its way with me.
becky at sew-and-so gave me this fancy blog award-- it was created by arte y pico, which roughly translates to art & tip, or art & break. anyone know which? (EDIT: cesarina does! art and then some. love it.) at any rate, either translation coincides quite nicely with the impending kickoff to my week-of-happy challenge! thanks becky!
to accept this honor, i must post the rules, which are: link the giver (check), and creator (check), then choose and link five blogs deserving of this award for their "creativity, design, interesting material, and contribution to the blogging community, no matter what language." EEK! okay. i choose:
the incurable homebody: a fellow burdastyler, maya creates garments that look like the fabrics talked amongst themselves and then morphed into her desire one sunny breezy morning. i LOVE her taste.
sewable: another burdite, geri makes her own awesome patterns (she is basically a clothing architect) and most generously shares them... and she makes me lol, as the kids say, with her great sense of humor.
much adored: mick knits so beautifully, she makes me want to take up knitting again. (then i remember the skullcap sweatshop that was the christmas of '99.) and she's got gorgeous taste in music, which you will hear about soon--we were introduced through a musical swap set up by...
casey's musings: miss the prettiness of yesteryear? this year's tapered pants got you down? visit casey. it's like living your favorite classic movie. you'll never mourn the passing of when-you-could-pull-off-a-micro-mini again.
u-handblog: you probably know about lisa... not only does she create awesome handbags of all sorts, she inspires others to join her by sharing fantastic tutorials, and holding many contests to keep the creativity going. and her "about me" photo (banging away on the drums) is genius.
all of these ladies create out the wazoo on a regular basis. i hope to create half as much as them with my upcoming challenge. mick, i'm so glad you're in! if you'd like to join us (hana, i'm looking at you...) please do. if ya want, you can even grab the little button i made today in photoshop. yes, that's right. i've got mad skillz. just paste this html code into your sidebar:
<a href="http://oonaballoona.blogspot.com/"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/marcysweb/SG_qeV17atI/AAAAAAAAASw/6-kfzXudKmE/s288/
of course, you don't have to use the button to play. i'm just insanely proud of myself for figuring out html code and all that shite.
the rules are simple: starting monday, for one week, you must post each day about something you've created, that day. big or teeny. sew something, plant a seed, make a robot, play your guitar. the theory being that creating makes you happy, and happy opens the door for all things bright and beautiful to walk into your life.
and that's fabulous.