Happy Blogiversary to me! It was exactly one year ago today that I wrote the following blog entry: "This is an experiment." I thought keeping an art blog would be a good way to be accountable to myself and it was/IS...but it's become much more. I get a little teary eyed just thinking about the good things that have come from this blog.
It lead to an awareness and eventually a dedication to the practice of painting every day. Daily painting has forced rapid improvements in my technique and that gave me the courage to get serious about selling my art. ...which lead to opportunities I couldn't have even imagined.
I always loved making art? But when I started sharing my paintings online, every day --I loved it even more. Best of all: this blog lead me to the most wonderful people. My collectors are a consistent and surprising source of delight and not just because they pay me money to do what I love. My fellow art bloggers and daily painters are a wellspring of inspiration, encouragment and support. I'm ever so grateful to the talented artists who find time to make meaningful comments about my paintings. Also, thanks to blogging, I know that I'm not the only one who feels downright burnt out (sometimes!) and I know I'm not the only one who measures my worth by the quality of painting I did today...(oh, yes I do.) So, thank you very much for reading, buying, commenting and sharing "art" through blogging. Thank you especially for visiting this blog, don't ever underestimate how much it means to me.