I started my blog on Leap Day, 2008. This means I won't have an official anniversary day until next year, but I feel like celebrating anyway. I wonder how people who are born on February 29th deal with their "day" missing three out of every four years.
When I wrote my first post I had no idea what I was doing. My daughter was my only reader, but I just kept plugging away. I am so grateful to those of you that found my blog and continue to stop by every once in awhile. It's been an interesting but satisfying journey.
Back then art festivals seemed to be a main focus and the thought of doing workshops had not even entered my mind. Who knew that in a few months our economy would suffer a huge meltdown and I would decide to take a break from shows and announce my first hand coloring workshop?
I thought it would be fun to "repost" what I wrote that day, so here it is:
Friday, February 29, 2008
An Extra 24 Hours!
It's hard to believe that tomorrow is the first day of March. All day I felt like I was getting this treat of an extra 24 hours. I wish I could say an extra day to "just enjoy" but like many people, it meant an extra day to "get things done". Starting this blog has been on my list of things to do since the beginning of the year, so it felt like the perfect day to begin.
Why do I want a blog?
I have become a great fan of many blogs out there. I feel connected to a whole community of artists, dreamers, teachers and risk takers and I want to participate.
I also want to begin to share my art on a more personal level. Hand coloring black and white photographs in the digital age has been both challenging and rewarding. I plan to share the frustrations as well as the inspirations and the techniques.
The business of being an artist is also a subject I would like to address. I have my first art festival of the year coming up in less than 2 weeks and I feel fear and excitement as the season begins.
I feel out of my comfort zone here, but I believe most personal growth takes place "outside the zone" so I am going to push past the fear and just do my best.
What more can we expect of ourselves?
I hope everyone enjoyed their "extra 24 hours"!