I received this URL from a friend who sent it to me.
Apparently, this lady researched the Brillante Weblog award that has been going around (and that I was given by Claudia Rose which I then sent to 7 bloggers - one of whom declined).
Surprise! These are sent around with the intent of getting more viewers to your blog. Didn't we all know that? I don't see this as a problem. Truthfully, would you really - really - be blogging if you didn't get a single person read or comment on what you write? If you don't want others to read/see your work, then why not just make a personal journal and keep it hidden from others?
I think every "award" I've received has been given in the spirit of honesty and with good faith and I've sent awards along that way. I am not going to send you an award just because I like you - unless the award is for "best buddy" or something like that.
I am not interested in my ranking on Technorati. Really, I'm not. I'm not registered there. I am interested in knowing people read my blog, comment on it (either here at the blog or to me when they see me somewhere), and like what I am doing. And having created this blog, I do feel an obligation to share work that is of a high standard - well, as high as I can get it right now in this art journey of mine.
So...to accept awards or decline? What do you think? I'd love to hear some opinions.
Have a great day - off to Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society this morning to watch and paint along with a George James DVD called "Mastering Yupo." I bought three sheets of yupo from Sandy yesterday and am going to play sometime this week with creating more textures on them, a la Molly Brose. I really like her work and didn't realize she works on yupo until just recently. Check her out at A Day's Work.