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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

'Arte Y Pico Award ' award by Melindaville




Melinda's blog is an excellent example of the meaning of this award. She is a former actress, sex-industry worker, musician and heroin addict who has been in recovery for going on 15 years. Today, she is an online professor of psychology currently writing her memoir, ‘lost & found’, detailing her compelling journey. She is open and gutsy honest about her process of writing and revisiting her past.

'Arte Y Pico Award' is given to five blogs (at a time) based on their creativity, design, interest of content, and contribution to the blogging community, regardless of language. To learn more about this award, click here. Part of the honor of receiving this award is passing along the award to other blogs that speak to my heart. Here are my five recipients of the award and in no particular order.


Change Therapy ~ making lives better, making better lives by Isabella Mori.











14 comments:

meg said...

Thanks, CC! I'm honoured :)

Ash said...

*giddy*

THANK YOU!!!

What a wonderful sentiment. I hope you are doing well these days!!!

Ana said...

You've already honoured me with this award.
I'm confused.
Yours,
Ana

Clueless said...

@meg. Well deserved! You're welcome.

@ash. :-)

@ana. Well, I think highly of your blog and I'm getting old!! Just take the compliment and ignore the aging brain. :-)

Christa said...

Thank you for this award and your recognition. I clicked the link in your blog about the award but the only Spanish I understand is about food and cursing. *laughing*

Best wishes to you CC and thanks!

Christa said...

Thank you for recognizing my blog and for this award.

I followed the link to the Arte Y Pico but I can't read Spanish.

I wish you the very best and encourage you to keep blogging.

Be well!

Clueless said...

Christa,

If you read further down, there is an English version in that link.

Mike Golch said...

Congrats on the award.I was give that one a while back myself.

Chunks of Reality said...

Congratulations!! You deserve it!

By the way, I added you to my blogroll. I hope you don't mind.

John D said...

Thank you so much! I'm really honored that you feel I "speak to your heart." What more could a writer ask than that kind of recognition! I hope you are well. Speaking of Spanish - La lucha continua!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the award, CC!

Clueless said...

@Mike. Thank you.

@chunks of reality. Of course I don't mind thank you. I'll have to come see you blog a bit more.

@ John D. I just wanted someway to acknowledge your blog and to thank you for your support and encouragement.

@thanks jennifer. Good to hear you...I see you often. I'm lurking a lot lately...maybe it is the month...Halloween you know.

susan said...

CC,

You do have a rocking site and deserve all the kudos for your writing and telling your story.

Clueless said...

Susan,

Thank you for the warm hugging words.

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