Friday, April 4, 2008

My blog birthday

I celebrated my blog birthday on March 26th! Yay blog!!! I was sick then and the day sorta came and went with little fanfare. So, I'm taking this opportunity to reflect on the past year. In fact, the last drawing I did represents for me a culmination of a year of practice, using different media, trying to find my groove, trying to find myself ...

In the past year, I've met some pretty incredible people and a few have become dear, dear friends. Everyone that I've met along the way has influenced my growth as a creator of art but also as a person. Thank you all for that. I thought about all of you as I sat outside this afternoon, drawing my favorite daisies with Kanoe at my side. Sketching the simplicity of nature around me reminded me of why I started my blog ... to reconnect with the creative side of me that I felt was buried for too long. Now that it's been released, there is no going back!

I'm pretty excited about this next year. I don't know what it will hold ... but I kinda like where it's heading.

*hugs to you all*

19 comments:

Elizabeth Perry said...

Happy, happy birthday, Joan! I know I look forward to your views of the world - can't wait to see what treasures the coming year will bring to us all, via your blog.

Kate said...

Well, Happy Birthday Ms. Joan! It's been awesome seeing your blog and all of the beautiful art you create. I envy your abilities, and I am so glad I know you! xxoo -katia

Lin said...

ANOTHER BLOG BIRTHDAY, JOAN!! I SO LOVE YOUR STYLE AND WORK!! MAY THE NEXT YEAR BE EVEN MORE WONDERFUL FOR YOU!

r.e.wolf said...

Happy Blog Birthday - and here's to many, many more!

Lisalou said...

Joan,
I really enjoy your blog. Happy birthday. I hope my art evolves as much as yours during my first year!
Lisa

Gecklo said...

Happy birthday.
Your drawing are really nice.
Congratulations!!
-murilo-

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! What wonderful studies — so rich and somehow delicate. Now I want to head out with a pencil. Of course, I'll have to push the snow off the flowers first. sigh.

drb said...

Yay! Yesterday was mine. Been fun doing this. BTW, if you haven't yet, checkout google reader.

Teri C said...

HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY TO YOU JOAN!! it has been such a pleasure 'knowing' you and enjoying your beautiful art.

Sandy said...

Congratulations on a fabulous blog year and we all look forward to seeing what comes ahead!

wagonized said...

Joyeux anniversaire!!
What a cool little series of sketches to illustrate it. More!
So, you've been drawing s***. I still haven't. :-)

Serena said...

Happy Belated Blog Birthday, Joan! Your blog has been a great inspiration to me and I'm looking forward to seeing even more of your beautiful artwork over the coming years.

Great sketch....I love how you rendered the rock ~ :)

juj said...

Happy Birthday Drawing On Nature!! and congratulations to you, Joan. I can't believe it's been almost a year since I discovered your blog - and what a great year it's been. Thanks for everything you've shared, everything you've inspired, and everything you've taught me. Best wishes for many many more years to come.

Susan's Scribbles said...

Well, I for one am THRILLED that you have this lovely blog Joan. You have been such an inspiration and encouragement to me. Thank you so much! I too am looking forward to seeing your blog over the coming months. I'm sure the work will be amazing!
Hugs,
Susan

Anita Davies said...

Happy 'blog' Birthday!!!

MILLY said...

It is always a pleasure to visit your blog as we share similar names. You were actually one of the first drawing blogs I found. I always find something inspiring here, look forward to much more.
Eileen

Bobo said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy ^birthday to "Drawing on Nature", happy birthday to you.

Happy belated blog birthday, Joan!

Joan Y said...

Ever have one of those life-changing moments? It was the day that I found blogger and said, Hey, I think I can do this. Thank you all for changing my life ... for making it richer ... for making it brighter ... and for being such wonderful friends. Love you all!

genxsters said...

Joan,
Happy blog birthday! I love your blog and look forward to all of your future postings. You inspire me so much!

mellanie