Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Barack Obama and beadweaving? How do those things go together?

Quite well, actually. I'm not political. I rarely even watch the news. But somehow the fact that a senator from Illinois (where I live!) is running for President of the United States in the 2008 election has sunk in, and somewhere along the way I realized that the Obama logo is a neat bit of artwork.

That was enough to inspire me to create a beadweaving pattern featuring the logo. I just listed the Obama Cuff in my Etsy shop, so we'll see if there are any Obama supporters on the site. Judging by what I've been seeing, I think there are. Who knows, maybe Barack will visit Etsy and decide this is the perfect accessory for his wife to wear on the campaign trail!


In other news, I'm honored to report that I've received the Arte de Pico award from two different people, Lizzy T and Smadar. Smadar gave me the award at the end of May, but I didn't ever get around to passing it on to some of my favorite bloggers (one of the requirements for the award); and Lizzy just awarded it to me today!


I guess I'm going to be "that person" who breaks the chain. I really intended to pass the award along, but when I went in search of the blogs I like to read I found that almost every one of them had already received it at least once. I hope no one's too upset by my decision, but I'd really rather continue to follow the blogs I love to read without requiring that they choose five recipients of the award. Sorry. It really is a nice gesture, but to me it's a bit too much like a chain letter. I'm also "that person" who deletes chain letters. What can I say?

So, thanks to Smadar and Lizzy. I really am happy you chose to present me with the award.



11 comments:

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Congrats on receiving the award...yes, it certainly has been making the rounds...in a really lovely way...

all the best...

Angelika said...

Pretty bracelet! :-)

orient-lodge.com said...

I'm fairly active politically, and really like Obama. I think the idea of mixing politics and beadweaving is great.

It actually gets to one of my biggest gripes about 'political' bloggers. They don't relate their political blogging back to people's personal lives enough.

Deb DiSalvo said...

Oh.....thank you for not letting me be the only one to break the award passing! I feel so much better now. I ALSO break chain letters...I'm soooo not into that! Love the new bracelet - of course, love them all - still have my eye on the camo ones!!!!! Have a great day!
Cheers, Deb

Caroline said...

What a great idea for a bracelet, it looks really great too. :)

The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

Congrats. on the award. It is always nice to be appreciated. Thank you for commenting on my blog. I just realize that I don't have a statement about etsy under my panel of pictures. Yes, I too try to support "handmade".

Melissa said...

Congrats on your award! I received it twice myself and both times did not pass it on either only because I completely forgot about it. I felt bad too. I'm also one who dislikes chain letters and deletes them as well. I just don't have the time for that.
Love your bracelets by the way! :)

outofthepinksky said...

I can't afford the bracelet, but I love it. I'm sure someone will snatch it up! There are A LOT of Obama supporters on Etsy.

aija said...

I love your bracelet!!

liza said...

congrats on your award marylou. you have a great blog, you deserve it. ;)

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Love your Obama cuff. I agree with you that the award is like a chain letter.