(imagine petals as posts + 1000 of them) Wow, I have been waiting for this number to come around. Yesterday I posted my 999th post. Today I am at 1000! Who'd a thought? Kelly of Kikipotamus The Hobo taught me what a blog was less than three years ago when she and my DH discovered through a genealogy search that they were cousins and she sent him a post card inviting us to visit her blog. (We actually met Kelly for the first time in Canada AFTER I started blogging) It happened about the same time that I became interested in quilt making. On August 22, 2007 I started blogging. My very first post was about the quilting class I was taking at the time. I got one comment response! It boggles my mind to think what all has transpired since that invitation arrived and my starting my own blog,
GETTING MY FEET WET Art...ATCs...Global Postcards...Mixed Media Art...Collage...Emboridery...Felting...Contemorpary quilt making...Art Shows...Selling Art...Art classes...Traveling Sketch books...Drawing...Filling sketchbooks with art...Making Art EVERY DAY...Art magazines...Art supplies...Sewing machines/Felting machines...Meeting artists...Making Friends Around The World... All things that were NOT a part of my life before that postcard arrived on our doorstep! Thank you KELLY!!!! I love posting about my daily life. I share my family, my cat, (who is family btw); I make my husband cringe with how open I am about myself (and him, as he is such a private person or tries to be, sorry sweetheart); I share my love of life, friends, kids, grand kids, noontime walks, flowers, thoughts, and creative endeavors. And I read about the lives of so many people I've met through blogging. I care about them. They have become real friends. It's an amazing thing this blogging! It reminds me of a younger self who used to make global friends as pen pals when I was in grade school and junior high school. Then I'd write a letter in long hand, mail it off and wait weeks for a response. This is BIGGER, and Better, with instant gratification. I post something before I go to bed at night and wake up the next morning like a kid waiting for Santa...and never disappointed as I come downstairs, turn on my computer and find a list of comments from my new found friends (and some old ones) on my blog about my latest post.
And of course I ENJOY going to YOUR blogs
and catching up on your lives, YOUR ART,
all the inspiration is right there
at my fingertips
! I can see my self doing this the rest of my life. Thank you for taking the time to come and visit when you do. Thank you for leaving your comments. Thank you for sharing your interests with me. Thank you for sharing your art with me. It is this inspiration and encouragement I get from all of you that keeps me creating! I really do owe it all to YOU! I feel so full and my life expanded in such wonderful ways because of blogging! Everyday is full of surprises. Looking forward to the next 1000! Love to you all. Enjoy your weekend! Happy posting!