Monday, May 24, 2010

The fifth birthday of this blog


I’ve just discovered that I was too busy getting engrossed in our exciting election results to notice my blog’s fifth birthday on the 8th of May. This response to an Illustration Friday
challenge to create a picture on the theme of ‘Mischief’ was what started it all.
On that day I said:

This week's illustration theme reminded me of an incident when my daughter Flo was a little girl. I think the picture tells the story. I did in fact need to use my two year old toddler Xavier as the model as Flo is now fifteen and applies her own lipstick impeccably. I hope you like it, I've had fun producing it.
Since then so much has happened, I've made so many blogging friends on the way. I did my ‘One Mile from Home’ year long challenge. My art and sketching improved. I had an exhibition in my house. I started my Family Portrait blog. I made friends as far away as Australia and as close as London who met up with me in Sandridge. Dear Cindy Woods, who commented on my first post, and who I admired so much for her art and her humanity passed away. And the model for this picture is now seven years old and Flo is all grown up, twenty years old and at university.
Anyway thank you all you visitors, lurkers, commenters and friends. It’s been fun.


Blogger Hashi said...

Happy blogiversary, Julie! It's been great getting to know you! You have been, and continue to be, a huge inspiration to me.

5/24/2010 5:04 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

I agree with Hashi, I have had fun knowing you, your family, and if it wasnt for you, I wouldnt have met Hashi as well.
You did good!!

5/24/2010 7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on making it past the five-year mark - that's some achievement. And totally agree with you on how you make so many blogging friends along the way - even though some might just be lurkers! And pleased to see that we have at least one blog friend in common (Katherine at Making a Mark).

5/24/2010 11:13 AM  
Blogger Felicity said...

Happy Blogiversary Julie! It's been great following you and your adventures, and I hope you have many more. We have a blog friend - Katherine - in common too!

5/24/2010 1:42 PM  
Blogger annie said...

I agree with all the comments above. Five years is a great accomplishment, and since your One Mile From Home was one of the first blogs that I followed, it introduced me to the other artists that followed you, too-- and without all of your inspirations I would not have started sketching, again, myself. So many more happy days to you and thank you, again.

5/25/2010 2:25 PM  
Blogger Owen said...

Happy Blogaversy and many more filled with art making and joy.

6/01/2010 10:38 PM  

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