Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy 3 Year Birthday - A Break for a Celebration

Today marks the third year anniversary of my blog and my daily commitment to sketching and/or painting something everyday -- and so I take a momentary break in reports from Karlyn's workshops to celebration my three years of daily practice.

I painted this arch from a reference photo from Wet Canvas .. and it typifies the scenes and blogging subjects I tend to choose - landscapes, flora, Italy ....

Here is a link to my blog and first sketches - scroll to the bottom:

viewfromtheoak.blogspot.com/2005_11_01_archive.html


I've learned a lot in three years, made some incredible friends, and even met with and painted with many of them. It's been an awesome few years - with, I pray, more to come!

So today, I'd like to thank YOU once more for your incredible support and encouragement that have kept me on the blogging/painting path for over 1,000 days ... and most of all, for your unwaivering friendships and generosity ...

Here's to another 1,000 days ...

BACI, my friends, mille grazie!

26 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Congratulations on your third year Blogaversary. While I haven't been reading your blog all this time I find it very inspirational. Keep up the good works.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

WoW, I went back to your link and looked at how your style has developed over the years. Again much inspiration for me. It makes me appreciate your work even more, if that is possible.

Patti G. said...

Lin, Ohhhhhhhh I congratulate you on your Anniversary, and admire your determination and growth over this time! Your artwork is stunning and I love your watercolor pieces! The completed pieces from your workshop are amazing! ALL of them are just wonderful and your arch too! You are such a talented lady! Overflowing, with a heart to match! <3
Hugs,Patti

Rachel H said...

That's a great composition - I love the sun on the wall through the arch - makes me want to go through it! Beautiful work.

Genine said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! that is awesome, as is your painting. looking forward to seeing you work over the next three years too.

squawmama said...

Congratulations Lin on your Bloggin' anniversary... I am heading over to see your first blog ever... The painting this morning is beautiful... I am loving it. Have a great day...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Lisa Reed said...

What a wonderful accomplishment! It inspires me to see how far you have come and there is really something to be said for daily practice. You should be very proud!
Lisa

annie said...

As you can see, you inspire US, and so much so, that we all thank YOU for Being Here and for the beautiful art and information that you share with us. Congratulations on three years.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Congratulation's Lin ... you are such an inspiration to so many of us. May you have many more years of continues success with your art blog. Cheers!

africantapestry said...

Happy 3rd year anniversary...you're still going so strong, if not stronger! alwasy a joy to visit!
ronell

Sandy said...

Big Congrats Lin, and Wow, you have grown so in your skill and obviously had a fabulous adventure with it all - I look forward to another three (I pray also)

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Why to go Lin, you are an inspiration to all us struggling blogers... you have really made great progress... I too... went back and enjoyed works from all the years you've been doing this... wonderful stuff...

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Why oh why can't comments be edited... that should have read...

WAY to go Lin...

Jona said...

Congratulations on your blog's 3rd anniversary!!
What an achievement in three years!
You are such an inspiration, Lin. Great talent and perseverance.
THANK YOU for letting us to be part of your fantastic journey! God bless!

I know this motive :) A wonderful one... painted it myself a year or more ago..., but yours came out much much much more beautiful.

Teri C said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR BLOGAVERSARY!!! 'You have come a long way baby,' as the saying goes. It has been such a pleasure knowing you all this time and seeing you fantastic growth!!!

The Victorious place said...

Wow!!! This is great. I can't help but say wow. I will need to look over the rest of your blog. You inspire me to keep going, and that I can improve. Thank you. I also love the sunflowers.

rrARTz said...

congratulations! your work is beautiful!

Teresa said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!! on three years of everyday painting. Wow... that's quite an achievement. Not only do I admire your talent and gorgeous paintings... I also admire your dedication, persistence and commitment. You're an inspiration!

leigh said...

Way to go! Congrats. Very lovely work. Thanks for the inspiration. I am three months into a one year commitment. Keep up the wonderful work.

Linda said...

Congratulations on THREE YEARS of awesome blogging. Great stuff!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Congratulations Lin-you have really fine-tuned your art! Bravo!
hugs chris

Margaret Ann said...

You Go Girl! A big WOOHOO from the desert just for you! You are an inspiration! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Congratulations from the heart. You are an inspiration and I can't tell you how much I've loved watching your art grow and change. We've all been the lucky recipients of your journey and adventures.
Love and Hugs,
Lorraine

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Congratulations, Lin. You are an inspiration.

laureline said...

Just back home and trying to get caught up, unpacked, etc---wanted to give you belated blog birthday wishes! I agree with everyone else that your dedication to your art and your generous support of others have made you a real inspiration to so many. I'm one ;D.

Ricardo Sérgio said...

Congratulations! Your work is great.