Well, as of today, I've been doing this newfangled blogging thing for one whole year! Who'd have guessed?
Since this bad boy arrived one year ago, a wonderful creative world has opened up in my life. I had been an artistic child and teenager but arrived at college reasoning that "grown ups" get "real jobs." So I gave up art quite willingly, majored in your standard major and dutifully got a "real job." But as the years passed, the need to express myself in some kind of artistic way persisted. I lamented that 20 years had passed (20 years!!!) since my last art class and I had created little more than a macaroni necklace and a painted dog bowl at local ceramics studio. How did this happen? So at 37 I bought a sewing machine and started an online journal to chronical my artistic projects, whatever they might be. Little did I know that in doing so I would meet so many generous, creative souls in the process. And while I still whine about having to work in cubicle land, I am grateful that I have rediscovered what brings me joy. So many of you have become faithful blogging friends, stopping by to offer comments, feedback and support so thank you, THANK YOU for visiting me!
So in celebration I am doing my first give-away: a lovable felted sweater softie named Matilda. So just leave a comment on this post this week and I will choose a winner one week from today on February 5th!