Many thanks to Shauna Roberts for bestowing this award on me.
The Prémio Dardos is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.
Unfortunately I must now break one of its rules, as don't have time to forward it to 15 others. I've barely had time to blog lately, to be honest.
My primary focus right now is getting ready for my February stint as "Artist of the Month" at Mandeville City Hall. The Mayor's been in a lot of hot water lately (see here, here, here, here or here,) so maybe his misfortune will translate into an exposure boon for me.
This past Tuesday I cut a consignment deal with Half Moon Gardens for some of my paintings. Hopefully that will prove to be a fortunate deal for both of us.
This past Wednesday I had 2 of my snow photos from last month printed on the cover of the latest edition of Alternatives magazine.
Tomorrow I have a meeting of "Abita Artists" at the library (where I work.)
Tuesday I have to meet with the Bayou Lacombe Art Center board of directors re; their website (which they've hired me to work on.) I need to clarify some things before I can do much more.
There's also been the almost daily e-mails, research, inquiries & submissions for this, that & the other thing, not to mention that I'm working on a painting based on a photo I took of a black sand beach on the Tasman Sea in New Zealand;
I've also had extra shifts at the library over the past couple of weeks (including the busiest day I've ever had there,) so life has been incredibly hectic lately. I miss seemingly longer, lazier days of sitting on my deck, sipping margaritas & watching birds. I must make time for that again. Soon.