Today I have been drinking coconut water while I write
and I have to come clean and say I just don't get all the hoopla
it is kind of gross
but it is supposed to help me focus and all that so I am hanging in there
though I am using an old painting of the containers
because it is hard to paint when your face is all screwed up with every sip
Phantom loves this stuff but I am a much bigger fan of the container than the actual drink
but putting gross drinks aside it is time to glam up
and get ready for part 2 of the Blog Awards...
I sort of wanted this to be a fun way to sum up the best and worst of the blog for the year
and to go back and look at some of the work I have created this year
plus to provide links back to some posts you may have missed during the year
all you have to do is click on the winners and the posts will open in another window...
but a day later I am thinking it is looking a tad egotistical
but we have had such fun as a family reading back through what we have gotten up to this year
as well as coming up with the award names and things
and I can't exactly leave you all hanging, wondering what the others were can I
so to bugger how it looks and here we go...
The first award today could have been taken out by a great many posts
turns out our house is a bit more eventful than we would have thought
The OMG We Live In A Madhouse Award
and an honourable mention to
mainly because it has been on my mind after it ate my fingers
and sprayed me in the face yesterday
I hate that thing...
The next award is a bit of a surprise category
but was obvious when we scrolled back through the mountains of posts
I hadn't been aware of how much madness happens at 5.30 am
then again I suppose it is no surprise as I am not exactly at my best at that time...
The Breakfast Shenanigans Award
Though there were a few that could have gotten honourable mentions
we all agreed that the artwork for this one put it a touch above the others
so a mention to...
The Maybe I Should Use Some Of My Teaching Skills
which is a nice way of saying that I actually stopped to reflect on how I work
which is sort of a miracle in its self
though on the plus side I am having an insane amount of fun writing the Zine on tips and tricks
for drawing and painting
I can't believe the freedom of not having to bow down to syllabi and programs
so on to the big announcement
the winner is ...
With an honourable mention going to the following post
because I got more emails about this one than any other post I wrote all year...
next we have
The Bleeding Obvious Award
Now some of you may be thinking this would be the most crowded category of all
and you would be kind of right
but after much discussion with the selection panel comprising Sinus and Phantom
and Mushu, though his contribution was a touch pathetic
we decided the most obvious post of the year was...
followed closely by
Next we have a category which is quite close to my heart
because it always gives me fun things to draw and paint
The What's On Your Plate Now Award
and an honourable mention to the following post
because it is still one of my favourite words and foods of all time
I could go on and on
and I kind of have
but I want one final category
My Favourite Post and Artwork 2012 Award
So there we have it
the awards for 2012 are done and dusted
unlike the house which hasn't been dusted since the crowds cleared last week
and I hope you had half as much fun looking back as we did
Have a fun filled and safe New Year everyone
and thanks so much for following along, commenting
and being part of the general madness
it has been a great year...xx
here is a link for Part 1 in case you missed it...