Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Brillante Award

Whoa! Katrice was so kind to have awarded me the Brillante Weblog award... She is so awesome! And her site is full of her bright, happy, colorful illos! What a perfect opportunity to highlight the work of others (who doubtless have received this award many times already). I often visit the sites of these talented artists, whose blogs inspire me for the following reasons:

1. Pati - I love seeing her recent sketches of people she sees on the subway. Each figure is so thoughtfully drawn, right down to the smallest details. And I love that Godo still makes his appearances!

2. Chickengirl - Jannie Ho is way cool! Every time she posts stuff that she buys and collects... I want to buy them too! Yeah, and her artwork is so fabulous!

3. Emila Yusof - Emila is an amazing photographer! I'm highlighting her photo blog because every time I see her crisp and clean photos, I am inspired to go outside and take pictures of bugs and rain, too! I think everything she touches turns to gold!

4. Brian Gubicza - I'm highlighting his photos, also. I think it is the neatest thing to chronicle one's first year in a new city using photographs. There is this wonderful urban beauty about each of the pics.

5. Zari - She can draw things in different, cool, wonderfully different ways, but her bright personality always shines through each piece. You can always tell it's a "Zari" drawing. Truly, she is one of my favorite artists!

6. Mike Baker - I think it's virtually impossible not to be inspired by Mike's work. His use of color and character expression is just brilliant! And there's a story to tell with each illo, too. Writers need to make up stories to go with his drawings!

7. Valerie Walsh - Oh my goodness, not only are her paintings and illustrations so beautiful... but they have "heart". You can tell that each piece was lovingly created to make others happy. And I love the stories Val shares on her blog so much, that I pass them along to others too.

Okay, so these are just a few of the talented people I've been blessed to come across. Thank you so much for sharing your talent on your brillante sites!


Zari said...

oh JC! thanks for such nice words...you are so sweet!

CONGRATULATIONS on your Brillante Award...you deserve all the best!

Chickengirl said...

HUGS, JC! You deserve the award!! You are awesome, thank you so much for your kind words. I am glad someoone likes all the stuff I hoard, I mean, collect ;-)

ValGalArt said...

well you certainly deserve this! thank you so much for your very sweet words. i so enjoy all the art you have made that i was lucky enough to receive and i hope we do more in the future :)

mike r baker said...

Oi! I missed this post! Thanks ever so much, luv! xoxo!

pati @-;-- said...

Ohh... thank you so much, Jennifer for the nice words you said about my drawings. I'm deeply touched and honored.

I do appreciate the fact that you included me (and Godo) in your list, full of people I admire too.

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Emila Yusof said...

thank so much for the award, JC! I love you, muakkks! I lvoe the award!

Emila Yusof said...

Opps...I was so happy and forgot to wish you Congrats!

Congrats on the award, JC! You truly deserved it! You're brilliant artist!