Monday, March 12, 2012

Blog Anniversary, Giveaway in the Works & WIP

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of my blog! I'm kind of amazed that with its very slow start it has transpired into what it is right now! I am planning on making it more fantastic as time allows and am anxious to see what the next year has to offer. ;) 

I am also VERY thrilled about reaching OVER 50 followers!! I appreciate the support so much! So as promised I will be having a giveaway and while this week would seem the perfect week to do such a thing, I am just far too busy *sigh*   So I am planning to post the giveaway details this weekend ... keep your eyes pealed!

I am also feeling very patriotic which isn't something I talk too much about. But just the fact that we can have a blog and write as freely about whatever we choose is not something to take lightly. I am proud to live in the United States and while we at times feel our rights are challenged or hindered we are still a great nation. 

With that being said, I was inspired to paint what has been floating about in my head for a long time. I haven't seen any Eagles in the last few months, but last summer my good friend while driving home happened to pass the exit to my house and saw 3 Bald Eagles circling about. Because she feels like Eagles are a sign of good-luck she called to share the unexpected sighting with me.   That has stuck with me and helped to transpire the painting I began tonight...

It just so happens the Bald Eagle is our National bird. 
I'm not sure where to take it from here ... I don't want to make it hokey so I am letting this rest
for the evening or longer if needed, until I can find a sense of direction. 
I think I need a map or I'm going to cut up the atlas I have...

I want to give a shout-out to Juliette Crane and thank her for her 
wonderful classes and support!  THANK YOU!!

What is inspiring you right now? 
What are you thankful for?


  1. Your eagle is so wonderful. Your style (and talent) really shines through. Congratulations on your one year anniversary!

  2. thank you, thank you, julie! i just can't even say how honored i am to have had you in my classes. it's been amazing to see all of the artwork you've been creating and to watch it all evolve. congratulations to you!!!

    xoxo, juliette

  3. Love your eagle just as he is... totally agree, it is great to live in a country where you have freedom of speech. My inspiration pops up from all over... :)

  4. Congratulations on your BLOG anniversary! Hip Hip Hurray! Your Eagle is absolutely adorable! I totally agree...we are so lucky to live in democratic countries. Freedom to blog and to make art! xo


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