happy birthday dear blaaaahhhg…

September 9, 2008

…haaaaaappy birthday to youuuuuuuuuu!

(The following text will be very mushy… eeeyew!)

Well, today is my blog’s birthday. A whole year… wow!

Starting this project was one of the best things I’ve ever done. I say this for quite a few reasons. Not only did I reignite my love affair with drawing, (which I did in spades), my confidence and ability improve, but something else quite wonderful happened. Friends and family started to stopped by for visits and began rooting me on. Also, I discovered and became a part of the talented, inspiring and always encouraging Illustration Friday community. Through IF and other blogging avenues, I have “virtually” met some fantastic folks whom I now consider friends. People I never would have met otherwise, people from all over the world! It’s astounding really, when you think of it.

So I just want to thank my friends, family and anyone who has ever stopped by, especially those who have left, encouraging, humorous, helpful even constructively critical comments. Thank you also, for entertaining, enriching and motivating me with YOUR art!

All y ‘all have made this quite a year to remember. Thanks!


… and as the house flies begin to mass inside my house, I am reminded that this is a yearly occurrence in our neck of the woods. To illustrate that fact and to celebrate further my blog’s b-day, here is a little ditty from a year ago. Fly Slyer


28 Responses to “happy birthday dear blaaaahhhg…”

  1. Mary Beth Says:

    Happy Birthday Blog! My poor blog just had his 1st birthday go by without even a mention of it because I’m that unobservant of dates.

  2. Eli Says:

    Congrats! Keep it up!

  3. cata Says:

    Wow!!!! one year plenty of wonderful images!!!!
    thanks to you for sharing your inspiration with us.
    This video for you :

  4. Jess Says:

    …and a big THANKYOU to you for the amazing drawings that entertain us mere mortals!x

  5. Happy Blogaversary Linda…. what a remarkable piece of work this blog is… and it comes from an equally remarkable lady!

  6. Meaning you silly!!!!

  7. kathyhare Says:

    happy blog birthday to you Linda!! 🙂 it is always such a pleasure visiting here, love the previous post too..

  8. Brian Says:

    Yay! Blow out the candles and make a wish. Love the blog. I stop by just about every day to see what’s new. Congrats Linda.

  9. Vickie Says:

    Hi Linda,
    Happy Birthday to your blog. I’ve only been blogging since May, so I missed some of your earlier posts. I really enjoyed the Fly Slayer story. I’ve enjoyed the wonderful humor of your drawings and the fun stories that go along with them. Keep them coming. I appreciate the nice comments you leave on my blog 🙂

  10. rads Says:

    hey, it’s my blog’s birthday too! 🙂

    You sketch? Awesome. I found you through the tag surfer on WP.

  11. chickengirl Says:

    Happy blog birthday!!!! 🙂

  12. valgalart Says:

    I am so glad you started blogging too! I always enjoy seeing your next amazing creatures, poetry, stories and characters. You are such a talent and Happy One year Blogaversary to you 🙂

  13. tlchang Says:

    Happy blog-day. And, as per your usual, fab bunny!

  14. Vicki Says:

    Such a talented girl you are!
    Here’s to another year! Cheers.

  15. tom barrett Says:

    Congrats on 1 year. How many is that in bunny years?

  16. Mary Says:

    Happy Birthday to you…..or at least your blog! Tell that bunny not to spit on the cake…..cake is always the best part of any celebration! I wish I had been in on your whole past year, because your blog is one of the bright spots of my day 🙂 I love your illustrations and I love your humor. Keep it up!

  17. Congratulations on the birthday! I couldn’t agree more with what you said about having new virtual friends because of your blog. It’s such a wonderful thing to share your work and contribute to the happiness of other people via commenting on their blogs.

    Many more happy years to come I do hope!

  18. emily Says:

    happy bloggiversery! May all your bunnies continue to be fluffy for ages to come!!!

  19. bobo & julia Says:

    Dear Linda, you have such a magical power to cheer me up even I’m feeling down or sick! Your heart warming comments on mine and others people’s blog are precious gift too!

    Happy blog birthday! We love you! :$

  20. helena Says:

    Happy Bloggo-Birthday! Got a song for Sketched Out…

    Some boys take a beautiful girl,
    And hide her away from the rest of the world.
    I wanna be the one to walk in the sun.
    They wanna have fu-un.
    Just wanna have
    That’s all they really want…..
    Some fun….

    When the working day is done,
    They wanna have fu-un.
    Just wanna have fun…

  21. erin Says:

    Happy Blog-day! I’m so glad you started a blog you’ve been a true inspiration for me!! Thank you and your crew for the laughs, giggles, smiles and wonderful illustrations!

  22. Faruffa Says:

    Happy birthday blog Linda, thank you for sharing your wonderful works, you always put smile on my face!!!
    You konw, I love your blog and I’m so happy when you visit mine :o)

  23. studio lolo Says:

    Happy Birthday, you hot Sketch!! Your birthday is a cause for all of us to celebrate because you’re such a bright spot on any given day. Your art uplifts the gloomiest of moods, the downest of downs (what?), and even makes great days more perfect. You’re da bomb girlie, what can I say?
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY…and many more please??

  24. Angela Says:

    Big congrats on one really great year!!!!!

    Please accept my belated birthday blog wishes!!

    You’ve given the art community so many big laughs and chuckles, and you inspire me with your massive amounts of creativity.

    Mmmmm, that carrot cake looks yummy! 🙂

  25. Prunella Says:

    Happy Birthday Bloggie. I have been awed and inspired by your commitment to this project. It’s been a great year for blaaawgs.

  26. Happy late bloggy b-day!!! That is wonderful Linda, I’m so glad you decided to start your blog. It makes me happy seeing your art everyday :o)

  27. din Says:

    a very happy anniversary linda!! thanx for the fantastic inspiration and eyecandy you’ve been providing us so generously this past one year!!
    and i hope n trust you’ll continue to share your awesomely fun drawings n sketches for many more years to come!!

  28. sandrar Says:

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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