My friend Julaine left a comment mentioning her site meter will soon be hitting 10,000 (go visit she has a prize for the lucky 10,000th visitor). Thinking about this type of blog land mark made me realize I have now had my blog 3 years! That is amazing to me. Since I was a teen I have tried and failed to keep a journal numerous times. I just didn’t like writing that much, especially to myself. What did I have to say, that I didn’t already know? I would much rather draw pictures and make things. Now I see my blog has become what I never realized a journal could be, a place to document my art and share it with others.
I have found the blog is a great resource for me to turn to on past projects. It is funny how many details one can forget, I guess this is one of those things that is not going to get any better with age. There have been many times (yesterday, as a matter of fact) that I needed information about a particular piece of artwork; size, materials or process and I may think I remember everything until I go back and look at the blog post and lo and behold I have forgotten a couple crucial details.
Through the blog I have learned so much from people. Several years ago people asked me if I taught workshops and I had to tell them no because I really didn’t know what I should teach. When people ask me questions on the blog about how I work and what products or tools I use I realize what people would want to learn from me. I appreciate this kind of feedback so much. This has really helped me move forward with taking the plunge into the world of teaching and WRITING!
You have no idea what a block I have had about writing, I would not have believed it possible a few years ago if some one told me that I would be writing magazine articles. Now I have written seven articles for Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors! I won’t even go into how unfathomable the whole Quilting Arts TV thing is. If you know anything about panic disorders you will realize how huge that is. There is nothing like facing your greatest fears to work through them.
One of the best things about having a blog is making connections with people from all over the world! I love that we can share our ideas, experiences and images with each other no matter where we are. The world is now our neighborhood, and we can go door to door and visit every day.
I would like to say thank you to all of you who visit my blog and have actually read this far. Thank you!