One Year Blog-aversary!

“Sunset on the Marsh”
8″ x 10″ oil on canvas panel
I wondered yesterday how long I had been blogging and remembered it was right about now last year when I “took the plunge” and started a blog. It turns out TODAY is the one year anniversary of the “birth” of my blog! Yay! I don’t know why that is so exciting other than it is something I started that I actually stuck with, which isn’t always the case with things I begin! However, I love to read other blogs and learn so much from other artists “out there” that share their painting journeys with all of us “out here,” so I feel the need to do the same. Not that I have tons of knowledge that others do not, but I just feel the need to give back and hopefully bring a little bit of encouragement and information to someone who reads these posts. 
I also have “met” so many more nice artists and received so much encouragement through this blog. That is the main reason I keep doing it. No, I don’t post everyday. And I don’t even have a posting schedule like some of you. I am not a daily painter, but I really admire those who are and support them through my encouraging words on their blogs, and through my purchases of their art. My studio wall and office wall is lined with beautiful art I have purchased and I plan to continue to add to that in the coming years. 
The painting above is a plein air piece that I did in Apalachicola, FL this past October in a workshop with Lori Putnam. As I have mentioned before, I will begin a mentoring program with her next week, and I am so excited about being able to concentrate on certain goals I have for myself in relation to my art. I will certainly share my progress with you all along the way!
And let me once more send out sincere thanks to all of you who offer encouragement and advice and kind words to me through this blog. Happy Blog-aversary to Meeeeeeeee!!!!! (I wonder if this occasion calls for cake??)
9 Responses
  • Linda Nickles on January 5, 2012

    Happy "Blog-aversary " to you, Denise! What a great way to celebrate — with this lovely painting of the Apalachicola coast. Go eat cake, my friend; you deserve it!!! Have fun with Lori next week!

  • Nancy Van Blaricom on January 5, 2012

    Congratulations on your one year blog-aversary! It is exciting isn't it …
    I can tell you are enjoying your time with Lori . Your painting looks great and yes this occasion calls for cake.

  • Kathy Cousart on January 6, 2012

    Wonderful painting and so happy and proud for you! Yay on starting the mentoring with Lori- will be fabulous for you! Congrats on a year of blogging. You are always so supportive and generous in your comments and giving back…that is what it is all about- learning and growing!

  • Dana Cooper on January 6, 2012

    Happy blog-aversary to you Denise! Let me say that you give so much to all of us "out here". Great painting, have fun with Lori!!

  • Pat Fiorello on January 6, 2012

    Congratulations on your anniversary. It take commitment and discipline to keep something in existence over time( those ingredients are also needed for a successful art career too!). I agree, the occasion calls for cake, balloons and gifts to yourself!

  • lisa stagg on January 7, 2012

    Denise..I love your blog and your artwork!! So glad that you decided to share your wonderful talents with us! Lisa

  • mary maxam on January 14, 2012

    Congratulations Denise! It really is a milestone and your been painting so well. I love that boat just has a little sway in it for movement in the painting. Happy 2012.

  • Oil Painting on January 21, 2012

    Nice blog and good information shared thanks for your valuable ideas.

  • Mary Sheehan Winn on February 9, 2012

    Congrats Denise!
    You are working hard and it shows! Fun isn't it?

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