I just found some information on the Brillante Weblog Award at "With Heart and Hands, A Quilting Journey." It appears to have begun as a hoax. I thought about this for a bit and decided to post the information so the readers could decide for themselves.
For my part, I believe the award was passed along to me and other bloggers in all sincerity. I know that is why I passed it along to seven artists I admire. It accomplishes two things, 1) it tells me that someone out there is reading the blogs and viewing artwork, and 2) it brings other artists to our attention and lets them know we appreciate their work.
So I hope you continue to enjoy the artwork and pass along your appreciation to all the other artists whose work you enjoy.