Thursday, November 16, 2006

ONE YEAR OLD TODAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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statue 1 pencil 2006

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Today, November 17, I have been blogging for one year. I've also been sketching a drawing/painting-a-day for one year .. (and sometimes a few more)! Wow!

I'm posting a few sketches posted a year ago .. and one that I sketched for this blog's birthday ... something a bit more difficult and challenging -- a statue -- from the Ceramics Museum in Castalgirone, Italy-- and it has a FACE! I've included, especially another 'face' I attempted a year ago ...

I'd like to take a moment to thank YOU, my kindest and most generous of friends, whose remarks, encouragement, atta-a-gals, support and suggestions have kept me picking up that pencil and watercolor brush day after day -- even when work fatigued and busied me and sleep beckoned. If I have made any improvement in my sketching and painting, it has been ONLY because you encouraged and supported me; and for that, I humbly thank YOU.

26 comments:

Laura said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!!! You've come a long way, cara baby! Of course, all of your readers have had the gift of your indomitable spirit and kindness for a year, so, on behalf of us all, I thank you!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Congratulations Lin - on your first birthday!!

Terri said...

CONGRATULATIONS Lin!!! And Happy Birthday to you and your Blog. You are an inspiration. Your dedication and determination are so inspiring to the rest of us. Thank YOU for sharing your journey. I am very glad to have come to know you this past year. Big hugs my friend. :o)

shirley said...

CONGRATULATIONS LIN! A Wonderful achievement! All through this year, knowing that you were also trying to do one sketch a day made me more persistent and dedicated. And while you were tired and still trying to do your daily sketch, you never failed to offer encouragement to ALL of us - sometimes within 5 minutes after I uploaded an EDM challenge! Great progress in your sketches and painting.

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Happy anniversary, Lin. All of us bloggers know what an achievement it is to keep your dedication going like that. May you enjoy the next year and may we all continue to admire your work and your progress.

Jana Bouc said...

Congratulations! What a treat to be part of this wonderful celebration of talent, practice and perserverance. All I can say is, on behalf of your faithful viewers, AND MANY MORE!!!! (I hope!)

Lorraine said...

Wow; what a gorgeous statue AND face -- you HAVE come a long way, artistic lady. And the details on the toothbrush are fantastic. Great idea to show the current and 2005 drawings -- shows all your dedication and hard work have paid off.

But I have to disagree -- it has not been our comments but your persistence and dedication to your art that have paid off.
You would have done it without us, but of course it's always nice to have feedback and you've deserved all you've gotten.

I admire your tenacity -- wish I had more -- you are definitely an inspiration.

Congratulations and Happy Blog Birthday!
Hugs and more hugs,
Lorraine

Renate said...

Congratulations Lin! And happy birthday to this lovely blog. I too would like to thank you, for beeing such a great supporter! I look forward to another year of artistic adventures from you.

Anonymous said...

The statue is AMAZING!! Such wonderful folds in the dress and a beautiful FACE!
I love checking several blogs each day, but yours is one where I KNOW I'll see something new and I look forward to that treat! Congratulations on your success at accomplishing your goal this first year!! I look forward to seeing where your art takes you this next year; the journey thus far has been phenomenal and I'm eager to see where you take us in 2007.

Anonymous said...

Happy blog-birthday, Lin! You are an inspiration to me. Watching you grow and develop makes me believe that I can too - as long as I practise!

Patty said...

And many more :)

Well done too!
-patty

Bonnie Schulte said...

I can only repeat what others have already said. Your art really proves that practice makes perfect. Hard work and having fun too, shows what can be done!!! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Anonymous said...

You go, girl!

Nina Johansson said...

Congratulations, Lin, you are an inspiration to all! Love your blog, and your drawings. The statue is great!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Lin!
This is a remarkable achievement, in your persistence to draw and paint every day, blog about your art journey and your dedication to learning and trying new techniques.
You're an inspiration to us all.
Buon compleanno per il tuo Blog, mi amica cara!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! I should be thanking you because you are the best encourager!!!

Scott Henderson said...

Happy blog-day to you! Our blogs are so close in age :)

SCquiltaddict said...

Happpyyy Birthday girl..have you really done a drawing a day???SUUUCHHH perseverance...i cant do a thing on a daily basis except brush my teeth!:>

Teri C said...

BIG huggable congrats to you my friend!! You are such an inspiration to all who enter here and see the wonderful progress you have made.

And thank you for all your support!!

Loretta said...

Happy Blog Day!

Your drawings are so luscious and so inspiring to me when I'm too tired to lift a pencil!

Ujwala said...

Congratulations! Its great to see the progress from a year ago. Here's wishing you many more happy years of art and blogging!

Tami said...

Wow! Linnie, I am impressed! You have come so far! YOU have been the supportive and encouraging one! I, "thank you" for that!

Anonymous said...

Lin, happy blog birthday to you!!! You are a real inspiration and so generous with your encouragement, I want to join your fans in saying THANK YOU to YOU!!

Anonymous said...

Happy blog day to you! You have come a long long way -- and I'll just ditto ALL of the above comments. You are an inspiration -- I don't see how you find time to draw daily with all your other commitments, but you do. I think of you often when I'm dragging me feet about a little daily sketch, and one of these days I'll be able to say that I've done as well as Lin and drawn something EVERY DAY for a year! You are a blessing.
;-)

Katherine said...

Well done - what an achievement!!!

........and Happy Birthday ;)

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

Ah, Miss Lin, you have ALWAYS had that fire, that touch.

How lovely to have been invited along on your most inspiring journey! Thank you...and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!