November 14, 2006

Happy Birthday Blog!



a pretty old box of paints i was given years ago ... and just had to keep.
Today is the blog's birthday! It has been a wonderful year, with so many meaningful friendships emerging and meeting a few fellow bloggers in person. My original goal, to be journaling and improving my writing on a daily basis - through practice, came from watching my daughter Grace write (by hand) in her journal for 12 years, daily. I thought it would be good to take a stab at it and explore the idea by including bits and pieces of our life in the gallery, a dash of personal, (but not too personal), and the launch of our ideas and online shop.
To say the least it has been a wonderful experience. I've learned a lot, met some of the nicest people and many talented artists from around the globe. It has opened a lot of new doors for our gallery and design studios and has set our mind free to explore the world from a new perspective. Thank you all, each and every one for sharing your experiences with me too!

Watch this space for some birthday treats and the announcement of our international call for entries exhibition ... (yes, that is part of the surprise... just a hint)
p.s. New items in the shop this morning too! - collages by Corey Amaro, Lily Devine handbags!

17 comments:

Funky Finds said...

fabulous! it's been so great getting to know you & chatting via email. I hope I'm lucky enough to make it up to your gallery one day!!!

Jan said...

Happy Blogiversary, Susan! So many of us are happy you *jumped in*!

andrea said...

Happy Anniversary Susan. Has it only been a year? I feel like I've known you forever! Your blog is similar to mine in some ways: art based with personal snippets -- but not too personal! :) I love that you expose us to so many artists and ideas. I guess that's where we differ: I expose you to the bizarre and quirky. Works for me! Your blog has definitely become one of my daily *must* reads.

susan said...

thank you jes, jan and andrea! it HAS been fun...

kstyle said...

I know what you mean about the writing. That has been my greatest challenge at kstyle. At first it was so hard but now 4 months into this I'm really starting to enjoy that part of it. I'm also loving the international aspect of blogging. So fun to hear from others all around the world. k

julie said...

Happy birthday!! Its amazing how much a little blog can change our lives!!!
Continue as you are - youre doing a great job!

melba said...

Happy Birthday!

I am so glad you are blogging and that we have met!
Everytime you write about an event I wish I was there.
I can't wait to see your gallery in person someday!

XOXO,
Melba

carla said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! I have really enjoyed visiting here, and like Melba...I can't wait to see your gallery in person...someday! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Bonne Anniversaire!

I am SO glad you decided to begin blogging because I love reading about the magic you create with/at/in artspirit!

~bluepoppy

susanna said...

Happy Birthday, Art Esprit! Here's to another creative and inspiring year!

IMEDAGOZE said...

Happy Birthday to Art Esprit! It's been an eye opening experience for me ever since I came across Art Esprit. I've learnt a lot from you, too, mostly about art appreciation. That's the fanstastic thing of Blogland! I look forward to seeing more inspiring posts on Art Esprit!

juju said...

Only a year! Wow, you seem more established. I love the blog world even if it is laughed at in all the press. Congratulations!

Joanne said...

Happy blogging Birthday Susan! What a lovely post too! Cannot believe I hadn't already, as your blog has been on my morning read list for a while, but I will definitely add Art Esprit to my blogroll and share the love!

All the best,
Joanne x

susan said...

thank you all for such kind wishes! it has been fun - hasn't it? :-)

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Happy Blogging Birthday, here is to another year of fun and creativity!!

ParisBreakfasts said...

Happy Blogging Birthday Susan! Keep up the good works :)

maditi said...

congratulations!!
for many more years to come ;)