Thursday, April 10, 2008

An Award

The amazing Roxanne, at River Garden Studio, just let me know she bestowed upon me the Arte y Pico award. Normally, the rules require that I nominate 5 other blogs as recipients of this award, but to me this feels like such a convergence of my heart-held wishes and the Universe's blessings that I'm giving all 5 nominations right smack back to Roxanne. In early January, I discovered her blog for the first time, and read it completely through, all the way back as far as her archives go, with my tongue hanging down to my ankles and a soul-response I couldn't assimilate. Then (eesh, blimey, & endless SHITES!), I exited out of the blog without saving it, and could NOT find it again when next I went to go back and re-visit her. Hence began a fervent and ongoing prayer sent up: Please oh PLEASE let me find that blog again, please oh pretty pretty please!! Lo and behold, not 3 weeks ago, Roxanne left a comment on my blog, which she found via Dame Carla's Anonyrrie blog. And because I didn't recognize Roxanne's name, I followed the link AND THERE WAS RIVER GARDEN STUDIO!!!! It was One Of Those Moments When You Just Know. Of course I instantly emailed her and hailed her and told her all of this, and of course I also SAVED HER BLOG ADDRESS and added her to my sidebar of Soul Food listings and OF COURSE I visit her blog every day and die and go to heaven all over again. Roxanne, your comment said my blog is inspirational -- BACK ATCHA FULL FORCE AND WITH OODLES OF AWE & GA-GA's!!!!

4 comments:

Forever Young said...

what a lovely thing to do, you are a sweetie.
i am keeping my blog between carla and myself private, but have a look at my fun and artey blog. will be round to visit lots more.

Carla said...

Toni, this is just a wonderful way to handle this award! You rock! It's such a cool story, too!

Carolina said...

You so deserve this Toni and thanks for sharing this wonderful story...just so lovely!

rivergardenstudio said...

Toni, thank you for such a wonderful story! I didn't expect it and was so surprised when I read this post. You have made my week! Now I am off to look over your newest work! Roxane