Monday, July 13, 2009

B is for Blogoversary

B, Filet Crochet and Digital, 6"x6"
© 2009 Fannie Narte

Two years ago today, on Friday, July 13, 2007, I made my first blog post titled "Different, But Same." My favorite medium at that time was colored pencils, and I was in the exploring mode. Blogging was a way to document my artistic life and to leave a legacy, and my blog was private for some time.

What made me decide to go public? My desire to be a part of a blogging community.

Over the past two years, I've learned a lot, discovered and explored many techniques, taken online classes, read books, participated in exhibits, had giveaways, and grew as an artist.

One of the best gifts that blogging has given me was the gift of finding many kindred spirits throughout the world. Amazing. This could not have been possible without the Internet. Blogging also led me to AAQI and one of the favorite activities of my artistic life, that of donating my art quilts to make a difference in the world.

It would be nice to commemorate this day with a friendship quilt that looks like this, have all of your signatures or doodles on it, and hang it on the wall of my newly-painted studio. I might add photos of our personal meetings and the art you sent me--anything that reminds me of our friendship.

Thank you for being a part of my life. I look forward to our continued journey together and hope for more discoveries, more explorations, more friendships and . . . definitely more magic.

I'm giving away three of these 6"x6" printed fabrics of "Kindred Spirits." If you want one, leave your name in the comments section of this post. If I have more than three interested people, I will have a random drawing on Friday, July 17.

Look for more surprise giveaways throughout the month.


Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
Happy Blogoversary!!! I just had one on May 24, 2007. What a beautiful quilt idea, you have for in your studio. I am so glad you decided to go public or I would never have found you my kindred spirit, my sistah, my friend. I will be sure to tell others about your giveaway!!!

Hugz Lorie

Regina said...

Happy Blogoversary! I'm SO glad we found each other. Your positive spirit & creative stamina are inspiring!
Thank you! xo

Scrappy Cat said...

I'm SURE you'll have more than 3 people Fannie - your artwork is wonderful and you have lots of readers. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. I'm glad I found you.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Fannie,
What a wonderful creative spirit you have! Lorie from Encouragemenrt From My Heart sent me over. Happy Blogiversary and have a lovely week.


Diana Evans said...

Happy Blogoversary Fannie!!! I have really enjoyed my visits here and watching you with all kinds of wonderful techniques and art!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!


Carol R. said...

Lorie (JoyfulSister) sent me over. Congratulations on your blogoversary! You have some lovely things on your blog. Think I'll browse a while.

Cathy said...

Hi, Dear, What a sweet "Kindred Spirits!" My precious friend, Lorie, sent me over to enter your generous giveaway. I just had a 2 year anniversary too! Can't have a giveaway right now, maybe later ~

Beth said...

Happy Anniversary Fannie! I have enjoyed seeing and reading about your journey. You are an inspiration and a very giving soul. Thank you for sharing yourself. I hope you will continue with your blog and have many more blogaversaries!

NatashaMay said...

Hi Fannie! Congrats on your blogoversary! Many more to come. :) I love checking out your blog.
x Natasha x

Andrea said...

Happy Blogoversary! Thanks to Lorie for sharing your blog with me - I must say that the talent you have is amazing and to share your talent as you do is simply wonderful.

Sherry said...

Congrats Ms. Fannie on two wonderful and inspiring years. I'm so grateful to have found you and consider myself very blessed to have been able to meet you in person and spend time with you. Here's to many more years of Blogging, sharing, and friendship. Big Higs and Lots of Love. Sherry

TextileTraveler said...

Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for sharing your work; I've enjoyed seeing your work and reading your posts, and look forward to many more.

Jacq said...

You have been such an amazing inspiration to me for the last two years. I am so thankful I did the postcard exchange. The internet has brought me so many wonderful things and you are at the top of the list. I love being able to watch you work. Congratulation!!!

Kelly said...

Happy Happy Blogoversary Fannie! The blogsophere truly is a wonderful place isn't it? I'm so happy I found you. And thanks so much for my bag! It arrived yesterday.

Lisa M Griffin said...

First, I want to say what an achievement! 2 years blogging, creating, exploring and finding friends is a fantastic accomplishment. You have been a constant source of inspiration and thought to me. Second, thank you for the surprise in the mail. What fun it was to receive the bag yesterday! I promise to create something magical with it... the ideas are just spilling out! Thank you for thinking of me and, of course, for your dear friendship.

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi fannie!
happy blogoversary!
i am so lucky to have found you. you make this world a wonderful place to be!

Fantastic Figments said...

FANNNIEEE CONGRATS! Sorry long time no talk. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Ann. You have inspired and meant so much to so many people that I am sure we are all thankful to be celebrating another year with our dear friend Fannie.

Smooches Love