Well, I have been "blogging" for a year now. My first post appeared on February 29, 2008. Because of leap year, I really don't have an anniversary date, but I can still celebrate.
It's interesting thinking back about when I started this "experiment". I was close to starting my show season, I was anxiously awaiting application results, and gearing up for another busy year. I had no idea that a year later, life would be so different. Who knew that I would be leading workshops instead of going to shows? If nothing else, this blog has served as a reminder of what life is like when it's all about art festivals. I am feeling pretty good about my decision right now, especially reading about all the stress I was experiencing waiting to hear if I got into the shows I applied for.
I will miss seeing my friends though and may even make a trip or two just to visit. I received an email out of the blue last week from Terry Steinke. Terry's etchings are amazing by the way! (I own one!) Anyway, he had somehow stumbled upon my journal and found out that I wasn't going to be joining in all the fun this year and wrote to say he would miss seeing me at the shows. It was great to hear from him but it did remind me that I will miss the camaraderie that naturally occurs when you are in close quarters for a few days with people that share similar values, passions and certain neurotic tendencies.
So now that I have written proof that so much can change in a year, it will be interesting to see what I write about on March 1, 2010. Will I be stalking my mailman again or....................................?