Inspired by...this big, wonderful, bloggin' world

I am not sure how I missed it, but I did. My 100th post. This is it! 100th post, blog Nine months ~ 100 posts~ 17,500 views. All this with only a few hiccups, a bit of cursing, maybe some time spent questioning why and just a few moments of social insecurity...why didnt they comment? how come that post didn't get a LIKE? why is no one tweeting me?...aghhh... I am proud to say I am over all that now. I don't even check my stats! Just having a proud moment.... I am not sure exactly what it all means, other than I have spent a lot of time blogging.  I am not sure what I am expecting when I hit publish but I am hoping for something BIG. A little confetti and some streamers would be nice too.Maybe a prize? A cheque would be awesome for time spent well, blogging. I would be very happy with a comment or two wishing me well! Because when all is said and done... that is the main reason I blog. To connect with other like-minded souls about art, photography and all things creative.That has been my goal all along and I feel that it has been accomplished! I have connected and developed friendships with people from all over the world. I have even been fortunate to meet a few of my online friends in real time and have plans to meet more. I blog now because I just plain old enjoy it. Eventually I am hoping to expand and develop it further, but for now I am content. And without further ado... Its Friday and time for a little ponder as to what made my heart sing this week. Ta..da! First and foremost~ I was awarded the Versatile Blogger award! I had the honor of accepting this from the lovely Liza Zeni, another online friend all the way from Australia. A woman I have yet to meet, but feel like I know so much about already. I know our paths will cross one day ~only because I am going to make it happen! I have to be honest it's not the first time I have received this award. Sorry. The first time was from Nancy of Delight-filled Leaves. Unfortunately, it was right before Christmas and life was a wee bit to hectic around here to blog. So here I am again (blushing) with appreciation. Thank you girls! Once again I cannot express my gratitude for our community. Look out for the Versatile Blogger blog post next week! This week also saw the start of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design. So far, I have loved every minute.  I have been sketching up a storm. The ideas just keep coming! In my heart of hearts I just know this is the right direction...whatever that might be? surface pattern design, pen, paper, doodle surface pattern design, pen, paper, doodle I believe this is going to be my longest post ever.... Finally, this sweet thing... teenage daughter My lovely 14 yr old daughter~ the she devil herself. Ok, maybe it wasnt nice to add horns to her, but trust me, as any mother would know, teenage daughters are a breed onto themselves. I added the horns to her a few years ago while we were away travelling on a 6 month sabbatical together. She was a little too over dramatic for my liking back then. This week though, she is a star in my books. I watched her rise and shine. I had many a proud moment. She is growing up to be a beautiful, sensible and way too smart young woman. Look out! Wow. I think I could go on, but I wont. Life is good right now. Things are changing fast, but everyone is up for the game. As your week comes to an end, I hope it finds you happy, healthy and feeling a little blissful. If you would like to share please join us over at Livs blog with your own little Bliss list. Have a great weekend!  

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