Yesterday I posted my evaluation of 2010 based on my goals I had set at the beginning of the year. Well there are a couple of more things to add to that, thanks to Katherine Tyrrell of Making a Mark and to the art blogging voters.
1. I received the "Going Greener Gong" for my work with gyotaku fish printing and the connection with the realities of the fishery in this province.
This award is for the art blog which Katherine found most stimulating in relation to getting us in touch with nature and the environment.
2. Tripod, my cat has won "The Moose"
Named after the first winner of this award. This award is for particularly noteworthy artwork about an animals or animals (wild or domestic) posted to an art or illustrated blog in 2009Tripod gives his reaction below. He crops up a lot in the blog in drawings and photos whether I want him to or not. (picking cat hair out of the paint)
3. My image of A Tangle of Capelin shared third place with James Hollingsworth's Black Grapes No. 3 in the The MAM Award for Best Picture of the Year on an Art Blog
This is awarded to the picture which got the most votes cast in the poll.
Thank you Katherine and thank you to everyone who took time to view and vote. Congratulations to all the winners who created such beautiful art in 2010.
Tripod on winning 'The Moose'
The female human disturbed my sleep this afternoon to tell me that I was a moose. She does ramble on sometimes and I don't understand half of what she's saying, but I tried to pay attention as she seemed insistent. But I had some questions about this moose thing.
Do I have to pose for more photos? I wish you'd put that camera away...
Wait! I've won a moose!!! They're big! But I can take one on. It will impress the ducks, they're not too smart at the best of times.
What do you mean, be nice?
I'll just go out to the barn and rustle up something special for you.