Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Ta-Da Moment...


Ruddy Ducky, watercolor, 4" x 4"

Today marks the first anniversary of my blog!! When I started this, I had no idea where it would take me. At first, it seemed that I was dropping pebbles into a bottomless well. Other than a few friends who subscribed, there didn't seem to be anyone reading what I wrote. Worse, I was self-conscious about chatting with a world of strangers, telling them about my work and my life. But somewhere along the line, I relaxed and began to enjoy writing, I got some subscribers, people started leaving comments, and out of all this, I made some new and valued friends.

This small painting of one of my silly salt shakers is my way of saying thanks for joining me over the past year. Sometime this coming week, I'll draw a name from the pool of people who have left comments on my blog this year and the winner will get this little painting. I'll announce the results of the drawing next weekend.

I'm also going to have a big surprise for you this coming week. Please be sure to stop back Tuesday to see what's up!!!

15 comments:

  1. Happy First Anniversary Chris! I love that salt shaker painting. It boggles my mind that you are so masterful in rendering the look of glazed pottery so well.

    Thanks for the teaser. I'm looking forward to Tuesday!

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  2. LOL! He looks like he's saying, "We've been here a year?!?" Happy blog-anniversary, Chris; here's to many more!

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  3. Congratulations! In honor of your anniversary, I went back and looked at your old 2008 posts. Nice year!

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  4. Happy First! Glad to have found you on this vast internet!

    Looking forward to Teaseday...I mean Tuesday :-D

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  5. Chris, congratulations on your first anniversary, and on all that you have accomplished! This painting is too gorgeous for a give-away, you are most generous to offer it, and I love the colors. I have some silly-but-wonderful salt shakers in my own collection too, so I'd love to win.

    Like Carol, I looked over your year. Some beautiful work. One of my favorites is "Morning Glorious."

    BTW, thanks for the valuable tip about Wysi Wipes. I use Bounty paper towel, but this sounds more economical.

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  6. Happy Blogiversary Chris! I am glad you kept at it...A pleasure to look at and read!

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  7. Congratulations, Chris. It is strange to be "talking" to people who aren't there - and exciting to get comments.
    If you were here I'd be jumping up and down yelling "pick me, pick me" to win that painting!!! (hint,hint!)
    Can't wait until Tuesday!

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  8. Congratulations on your first anniversary, Chris! You do such beautiful work!

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  9. Congratulation on your first year. It does make a difference mine is coming up too. It is such an enjoyment to share and yours adventures in painting are very much appreciated.

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  10. Happy Bloggiversary! woo hoo! It was so great to finally meet your on Friday! Wish we could have had longer to chat but that's just something to look forward to!
    Congratulations on your blog triumphs and your beautiful artwork! Can't wait for your surprise!

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  11. Thank you to all of you -- for coming to visit my blog and for leaving your comments today!! To Sheila, Rhonda, Diahn, Robin, Deb and Dominique -- thanks for your support over the past year. Carol, Mona and Edward, welcome to the blog -- hope you'll enjoy what you find here. And Pablo - dear blog buddy - so great to finally meet in person. It made my first blog anniversary extra special.

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  12. Happy blog anniversary. Mine is coming up to its 3rd anniversary so I know how much effort it takes to keep it going. Great job.

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  13. Hi Chris,
    Congrats on your first year of posts. I sure look forward to each painting you post and hope our real life paths cross in the near future. Can't wait until tomorrow for your surprise.

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  14. Jeanne, glad you like the blog. Sandy, thanks for your ongoing support. I'm planning to be at the TWSA show in Wisconsin in June. Any chance you'll be up that way??

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  15. Very good and original !!!
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