Lots of reasons to celebrate around here... even though I'm a bit behind.... OK...WAY behind.
Last month, April 14th was my one year blog-o-versary!!! WOOHOO!! And April 15th was my 39th birthday... (eek...I'm almost 40!). Kind of funny that I started my blog the day before my birthday last year. I don't remember if there was a reason for the timing, but it doesn't matter....I'm just so darn happy that I did! I had been reading and lurking around beautiful artist's blogs for a while, and kept thinking "one day I'll do this too...." I wanted to share my art with others outside my small little circle and I wanted to inspire others the way that I felt inspired when looking at all the lovely blogs out there.
I finally started E Makes Art so I could join a group that was forming online called The Artistic Mother's Group, which would go through the projects in the book The Artistic Mother by the amazing Shona Cole. The group is hosted by Trudy Callan who was SO sweet and helped me get this blog started, so I really owe this to her! Thank you sweet Trudy!
Here's a link to my very first post called "Blank Canvas", I'm still proud of it. I think it was a good start. Blogland was so new and scary, yet SO full of possibilities. And now? Still SO full of possibilities, but not so scary.
A lot has happened since then...
- I learned that computers have more than just an "ON/OFF" button
- I took my first online class and am now addicted to them
- I've met so many amazing people from around the world while sitting in the comfort of my home
- I now have my art represented in a gallery.
WOW! What a year. I wonder what magic and wonders the next year will bring...
I made this mixed media cake on my birthday as a gift to myself to cheer me up! No calories and it never goes bad : ) The cake was formed from light molding paste, then painted once dry. On the rest I used various papers, a clip art flamingo (love!) and a painted crocheted flower. I also wrote and doodled details with a graphite pencil. But no, this is NOT what I'm giving away!
To celebrate my blog turning one I would like to giveaway one of my all time favorite books, The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. I love this book, and I know many of you have read it, but I also know there's so many more of you who haven't. You need to. It is such a phenomenal book. It's a must read for anyone... not just artist's or writers... anyone! So to win, leave a comment on this post and make sure to leave your email if you don't have a blog. If you're having trouble commenting then I'll also accept emails as an entry. My email's in my profile. You have until June 9th 8pm PST (California time) to enter.
OH... and don't worry... I'll be sending you a brand spankin new book, NOT my very used and loved book shown here. The new pretty one is on it's way here from Amazon as I type. (and sorry you can't have my pen or journal either... don't be greedy! Sheesh! ha ha!)
Good luck to you! And here's to many more happy, magical years with E Makes Art!
Edit : Giveaway is now over!