What a delightful surprise I found this morning when I logged into my blog. 100 Followers! I'm delighted because I interpret this as a complement that I have created something that 100 people actually may choose to look at. And, to me, that's the best feeling as someone who loves to create visual art. If that assumption is a 'stretch' then even if I've created something that stirs the imagination or promotes inspiration, then that too makes me happy!
What better a time than to offer my gratitude and thanks to each of you that click onto my blog, take the time to leave a comment, or decide to follow my posts. As some of you know, I started to blog and returned to pursuing art soon after I moved to a new city where I knew only one person - my partner and best friend, and my then puppy, Mini. I left a promising career and my two daughters and Dad behind, 5 hours away by car. It's been a bigger challenge than I ever imagined and the online artist community I've come to know has often served as my 'social life', my source of inspiration and my 'trolley strap' holding me steady when I was in the depths of feeling entirely alone and regretting the decision I made. Your comments, and collaborations in too many projects to count, have given me courage and strength to get through some rather bleak and cloudy days. Please know how much you are appreciated!