Thursday, August 28, 2008

THREE YEAR BLOG BIRTHDAY & GIVE-A-WAY!

It's a CELEBRATION......3 year BLOG BIRTHDAY PARTY!
Aug. 2005 to Aug. 2008


It doesn't seem that long ago
that I started
all of this:)
I have to say that I have enjoyed every minute of it too!


"GIVE FORWARD"....GIVE-A-WAY!




(This little painting is 12" X 12" and is painted on a Gallery Mounted canvas. The reveal is
1 1/2" is depth. This is an acrylic and gesso painting and will be signed before leaving my home:)

Treadmills

Three years ago today I started blogging.....and I must say it has been such a wonderful experience! I have met some of the most remarkable people via this medium and have met several of them in person:D I have been inspired, complimented, and spurred on to create more than I would have ordinarily.......and for this I say THANK YOU! You have listened to me as I teetered on my soapbox, wrapped your blogger wings around me when I was hurt and prayed for me when life put it's big foot on me and tried to hold me down! I have been encouraged and taught, inspired and helped. Thank you for all your support over these past three years...and I sincerely mean that! You have put a smile on my face, a tear in my eye and wings on my heart!
To give forward (or back).....whichever you prefer.......I am going to give away one of my paintings. I would ask in return that you simply leave a comment you could tell me what blogging means to you? It would be interesting to see how the rest of you feel:D
Above you see the painting that will head your way if your name is drawn on
Sept. 5th (Fri.).

I can't wait to read your responses and look forward to PAYING FORWARD for all the joy this blog has brought me..........hugs, Linda

19 comments:

May Britt said...

Happy blogiversary. You're giving away a beautiful painting that would be perfect on above my sofa.
Blogland is a wonderful place. You are never alone. I have met so many good friends here the two years I've been blogging. Some I have met in real person, and some just on the net. So much inspiration, laughter, joy, fun and great friendships.

Janet said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

Thanks for visiting my blog recently. It's always nice to meet new people. I feel the same way as you about blogging. If someone would have told me a few years ago that I'd be doing this I would have thought they were crazy! I've met some of the nicest people through my blog and they inspire me, and encourage me, and keep me focused. It's just fantastic!!

nelda ream said...

Happy Blogiversary, Linda! Your blog is always so inspiring and fun. Thanks for sharing your art and life with us. Blogging has added so much to my life and helped me grow as an artist. Yours is one of my favorites to visit.

missy j said...

I want to say Happy Anniversary! I know, I for one, am thrilled you started a blog. I check you out everyday! You are full of inspiration and I am truly enjoying getting to know your family! I am happy to call you friend. I was thinking the other day looking at your blog, you are usually heading back to school this time of year. I was wondering if you were loving staying in your jammies instead of heading off to school?
Happy Anniversary and Happy Weekend!
Hugs,
Missy
P.S. I DO love your painting but I really just wanted to say hey. You don't need to add me to the drawing.

Pat @ Back Porch Musings said...

Congratulations on three years in blogging! I've enjoyed visiting you!
Your painting is incredible. It would be fabulous if I could hang it in our home!
When I began blogging I had no idea where it would lead. It's become a remarkable hobby and I've "met" so many great folks.
Blogging has opened the world for me and given me a new interest in photography I had never really explored.
I hope you continue blogging for many more years Linda...you are an inspiration.

Sharon said...

What my blog means to me? I need need need it. I am almost ashamed of how much it means to me. It's to people like you who give me so much.

JUST ME said...

Happy blogiversary Linda....

Happy day to you as well. I want to be entered PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.

This is beautiful and I would be honored (if I won) to have your art hanging on my walls.

Thanks again and thanks for always giving me your support.

Angelica

Teri said...

Happy 3rd Blogiversary!! I love your blog and try to check it out daily. You are very talented and I'd love to win your painting. Congratulations and here's to many more!!!

Judy said...

Don't need no pressie.
Just wanted to wish you a happy blog birthday and to let you know that my life is certainly much richer for having met you via the internet. so thank Goddness you started blogging so many years ago cos you are one inspiring lady linda.
{{{{Hugs}}}}}}

Susan Tuttle said...

Three years! -- that's great! Hope you are well!

Susan
xo

Whimsies Folksies said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

Your painting is wonderful, Linda! The use of colors and texture make a wonderful balance. Thanks for sharing your blog!

~Joann

Leslie said...

Your painting is lovely, Linda, but I don't need a present either. I just want to wish you a happy blogaversary along with the others!

I can't believe all the ways that blogging has opened the world for me. It has virtually changed the way that I spend my days, the things I find exciting to shop for, the purpose of at least one room in my house (the kitchen is in grave danger of being swallowed as well). Don't get me wrong; it's not the blogging itself that has changed my life . . . it's the art that came along with it, the friends I've made and the imagination inspired!

xo

madrekarin said...

Blogging has opened my eyes to a wonderful world of creative, amazing women. And a few men!! I find myself unable to get through a day without checking in and seeing what everyone has been sewing, writing, doing-over, reinventing and so forth. I may not always have time tostop and comment, but I do so appreciate the time and effort that everyone puts forth th=o make their blog as much like a visit to their kitchen table as possible.
Your painting is beautiful. I love the depth of your artwork. You have an incredible talent.

Mica said...

Happy Blogiversary !!! I wanted you to know I never di recieve you last give a way I won last month. I am moving in the next two weeks.. Not sure if it was sent to a wrong address. Anyhoo. I hope you have a great one !!! Hugs, Mica

Sara said...

Linda! Happy 3 years to you!
I love coming to your blog and reading about your life and projects. It makes me feel closer to you! Have a great time with the twins this week.
love sara

Jill said...

Three years! Congratulations. Blogs are really something, aren't they? You can put your heart and soul out there... really just spill your guts... and no matter what, you will find supportive people who are willing to listen... without judging... be there for you... encourage you, believe in you, laugh with you... cry with you.
Yep... who would've known how much a person can get from a blog... and hopefully give back.
Here's to three more wonderful years! Love that painting!
xoxoxo Jill

Catherine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Happy Bligiversary, crossing my fingers for such a beautiful piece to come my way!

Beth said...

Linda...happy anniversary to you !!

Blogging for me has given me a voice that is understood and a place to let my heart feel and sometimes even heal, when the rest of the world doesn't feel quite right to me.

It has also taught me patience, when blogger is being mean and has a mind of it's own and most of all, it has brought friendships that mean more to me than I could have every imagined.

And with those friendships I have matured as a person and have become a better writer and photographer.

Thanks for asking such a great question !!!

The Decorated House said...

Three years, Congrats Linda!
I keep thinking about that question. Why do people blog. I haven't quite figured out why I do it. But it has been a wonderful time meeting some great people.
Donna