Reach out and “Touch” a blogcasa.

Peace all.
 
For no particular reason I have not “done” blog awards in a long time.  I know  they’re useful for connecting folks to new blogcasas that they might not otherwise discover. They can be an interesting form of networking in blogland.  I have appreciated each one that has come my way while blogging.  I just often get caught up in using my blog time tossing out posts about other things that have caught my attention. So this is an effort to not forget about two recent awards from Jingle and eva626.  Thanks to both of you for your kind  words and thoughtfulness.  In return I thought I’d create my own award visual using one of my energyscapes, “Touch,” for whomever decides to accept and post an award visual at their blogcasa.  Hey, an artist is always on the prowl for exposure! LOL. So, if you see “Touch” making its way around blogland beyond here to new blogcasas that would be a way of tracing how far our connections have traveled.  I hope others will reach out and touch others with “Touch.”
 

"Touch" by Eva Wojcik

 

Jingle–offers a playground for poets.

http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/

eva626–I think this “eva” has food on her brainpan about as much as I do.

http://herenownotforever.wordpress.com/

I ought to share 7 things about moi:

I adore sweet potatoes fried in olive oil then drizzled with honey and dashed with sea salt.

I enjoy driving old state and county roads rather than interstate highways.

I wish my car was a horse.

Wisteria is one of my favorite flowering plants.

I do not like wearing shoes.

Watching “wire in the blood” starring Robson Green on hulu is one of my vices.

I covet a large loom for weaving.

Okay–now  here are  some blogcasas I offer for your explorations–I’ve come across 7 and 15 blogs to be awarded. Does it really matter? Hopefully everyone will discover something new. 

Clegyr Boia–mAgdA’s wild land art in Wales! O yeah.

http://clegyrboia.wordpress.com/

roxie–She’s got publishing opportunities of all sorts if you’re a writer searching for ink.

http://roxieh.wordpress.com/

artist at exit O–Al’s artistic wanderings along the Ohio River to create ART from styrofoam and water borne “trash”.

http://artistatexit0.wordpress.com/

flandrumhill–Need a nature walk? Information and beauty in one blogcasa.

http://flandrumhill.wordpress.com/

penpusherpen-Pen’s Poems ‘n Stuff–lovely poetic darkness–and she’s got great gifs too. Life slants in mysterious ways.

http://penpusherpen.wordpress.com/

Dennis’ Diary of Destruction—O MUCH fun and trouble with dogs –and cats.

http://dennisthevizsla.wordpress.com/

Living a Whole Life–Meg’s writing, photography and visual art as she moves through life’s search for pearls–and  real love.

http://thispearl.wordpress.com/

One Cool Site–great blog development information and more! Check it out for the wordpress doctor deluxe.

http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/

Posky’s blog–for some modern wicked written humor and comics–be forewarned.

http://mattposky.wordpress.com/

Yi-Ching—Careful, her photographic tours of New York City include plenty of food porn to torture your taste buds. Poetry “to fu.”

http://yichinglin.com/

Matthew Ashton–For a political perspective of a certain sort that includes reviews of movies, books and games.

http://drmatthewashton.com/

slpmartin’s Read Between the Minds–poetry with a sharpening edge.

http://slpmartin.wordpress.com/

Barbara Rodgers’ By the Sea–Art, quotes, inspiration and insights.

http://ingebrita.wordpress.com/

The Arts Web Show–Oh for some just plain silly fun at times.  Never know what Richard will serve up next. Really. 

http://artswebshow.com/

Leslie Paints—If you’re looking for some art instruction online, Leslie offers it with each post of her own creative process.

 http://lesliepaints.wordpress.com/

Lynn Wiles–Check out her lovely abstract photography and relax.

http://lynnwiles.wordpress.com/

Dustus–Adam does it all poetic! Poetry challenges and more.

http://dustus.wordpress.com/

LazFreedman’s fun micro poems “Moving right along with you”

http://lazfreedman.wordpress.com/

Echostains & Bookstains for a mix of art and poetry–including Lynda’s  poetic challenges with art prompts fun.

http://echostains.wordpress.com/

YesBut’s Images –color and black & white photography.

http://yesbuts.wordpress.com/

Ryder’s weblog of ramblings galore–and your Tanka Bar connection. Yes, you want Tanka Bars!

http://ryeder.wordpress.com/

Gabrielle Bryden’s life in the land down under with children and frogs.

http://gabriellebryden.wordpress.com/

Samanthamj  –poetry in motion

http://samanthamariahjane.wordpress.com/

Designldg by Laurent G –photographs and words from India’s universe.

http://designldg.wordpress.com/

My apologies to any blog awards I’ve not returned in a timely fashion. No slights intended.

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A quickie post it note. No! Not that sort of “quickie”! Get your minds out of the gutter! Or not.

"leaves and stones" @ eva wojcik

 
 
Wow, it’s been busy here–traffic in one door and out the other from the looks of the tracks left by visitors to blogcasa. Welcome folks, newcomers and regulars. Yes, Al, that includes you too,  river blog artist.  Quick by the way, yes, I do have the best of intentions to return the favors of visitors who have left tracks and to do something about a couple of networking blog awards–which always seem to present when moi is most distracted by things outside of blogland. No slights intended to Jingle or eva626.  Hopefully I do all things by rights and create some webby connections for you both.  Meanwhile, I hope you all enjoy “leaves and stones” from my falling in love with my Minolta x 700 collection.  If you’re stateside, all the best hoped for with all things taxed, taxing and taxable–unless you’re GE of course. Why should any corporation pay federal taxes, right? Oh I don’t know, maybe to contribute THEIR fair share to the collective potluck? Then again, corporate personhoods are more special than that rest of us persons. Afterall, they’re not really persons at all except in legalese.  Hey, maybe that’s the tax-free ticket for the rest of us–declare ourselves “corporate persons” so that we too will be tax-free. Wonder how long any government will continue functioning or even be-ing once that happens. Hmm?
Okay, well, must run off elsewhere besides aqui para uno tiempo. Everyone play nice. Oh and all the best to the ongoing recall efforts in Wisconsin. Four down and four to go.  Recalls to keep everyone busy and focused until they can beam Scotty up and out.  Ain’t he lucky those Wisconsinites aren’t inclined towards French historical activities?
                                                                                              “I’ll be back.”  LOL
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                

 

Native American Grammy Music

Here are some of the Native American musical nominees for  the Grammy Award for Native American Music–and New Age ~Dancing Into Silence.   A Spirit’s Dance won in the Native American Album category.   Clicking on the cover art will take you to clips of the music on each album. Canyon Records also has a very interesting audio clip regarding their own history of recording Native American music at

http://store.canyonrecords.com/index.php?app=cms&ns=display&ref=Grammy_Awards_2011

There is a wide variety of wonderful music clips on the Canyon Records site which makes it enjoyable to explore extensively.  

KKFI’s Native Spirit Radio’s host Rhonda LeValdo commented today that she didn’t understand why there was still only one category for Native American music in which pow wow competes against traditional music and other various Native American genres. Yes, every style of Native American music is apparently lumped into one category.

Enjoy whatever you discover.

Click CD image to sample music clips.
 

Click Cover Art to hear music clips.

 

Click Cover Art to hear music clips.

 

Click Cover Art to Listen to Music.

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