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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Life in Blogland....

Today I want to put my journal page at the beginning....

July 22:


This page made me stop and think about the world of blogging. I entered this world back in Feb. of 2006, never for a moment realizing how it would completely change my life. I know I've said this before, many times, but I think it's worth repeating....blogging changed my life.

Without all of you I doubt that I would be doing art today. And if I was, it would most definitely not be anything like what I'm doing now. I might be making little sketches of blank faced women because I didn't think I could draw a face before I began blogging.

I had never taken any kind of art class and probably wouldn't have had the nerve to even if there was one available. Now I've taken several online art classes and learned so much.

I never would have had all the friends from around the world that I have now. And some of my art even resides in some of their homes in other countries.

The support and encouragement I have received from other bloggers has truly been a driving force in the development of my art and for that I am eternally grateful to each and every person who has ever left me a comment. I know that recently it may not seem like I care because I don't respond to comments in a timely manner but believe me that is only because of a lack of time and has nothing to do with a lack of interest.

I have found a wonderful, friendly, encouraging and supportive world of friends here in Blogland and the page I did today is dedicated to all of you. I would be lost without you! I would not be doing art and I would not have grown as much as I have in the past three years.

Thank you....each and every one of you! You make my day when you stop by for a visit.

19 comments:

  1. Good morning friend...Your post is lovely,but the truth for me is that I would not be in blogland if you hadn't found me. So we all have helped each-other. I am a crafter, and some would say this is not art, but because of blogland I find that often our support of each and everyone is about the bond. From the gardens to the food, the art is in the doing and sharing. I have learned so much from all my blog friends.
    And to think, I had no idea what to do, just knew I wanted to be here. Your, Mary

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  2. It's always a pleasure coming to your blog. I think most of us don't have enough hours in the day to do everything we'd like to so sometimes things have to take a back seat for a while. We all understand because we all have the same problem. I really enjoy all the friends I have made through blogging and you were one of the first so thank you for that friendship, long may it last.

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  3. Right back at you! And love the page for today, as always!

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  4. Coming to "Just Me and My Art" is like coming to a friend's home, getting a tall glass of iced tea, an oatmeal cookie and a place to sit in a comfortable rocker and chill! While here I am able to leaf through your art pages and see what was on your mind on that particular day, knowing full well that you have "homestyle" commitments as well...Thank you for your friendship, blogship, and listening ear...GLAD I FOUND YOU..

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  5. I think you are doing great Janet. I'm so glad to know you in the blogging world and I feel like the people I know are a valuable part of my life also. I think it is a good thing to do. You've just affirmed it.

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  6. This is exactly how I feel about blogging, too. My art is better, I do it more often, and I have a wonderful network of new friends thanks to this computer box I'd never embraced! And stopping here is one reason why!

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  7. I, too, am fortunate enough to have some of your art in my home! I love it...

    I want you to know what really, really inspires me about you...

    You work on your art everyday! You have something to show at the end of the day!!!

    And, you inspire me to work on my art every day ... whether it is quilting, making a block, or knitting on a project...I do something every day...

    Thank you...

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  8. The feelings are mutual Janet.
    I love what I see in your work--I love the honesty that you bring-the love that you share and most of all the oportunity to see you grow in your art.
    Blogging brings wonderful friends and I am proud to call you my friend.

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  9. I feel the exact same way! I could write these feelings verbatim!! I remember when I first started blogging I saw your comments on many blogs and I became curious about you! So glad I got nosy and sought you out!! We have so much in common. So glad to know you to Janet...I do beleive we experience a deeper side of people on their blogs. A side they may not show the rest of the world, and I feel it's an honor to know so many great people!!

    Big hugs and thanks for this lovely honorable post!
    Sherrie

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  10. Janet, wonderful post and you know I feel the same about you.

    I love the page with the hands...

    You are an amazing artist.

    Kate

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  11. Janet,
    I think it is true for so many what you are saying.. I know I would not be doing as much art without the help from you and other blogger friends.. I am so glad I found you and it is strange when I do not here from one of you guys out there.. I worry..Silly but true.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Katelen

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  12. Aren't you nice! Give yourself a hug or two because I feel the same way about you!

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  13. Hi Janet,
    You have written a wonderful post. It's always nice to know that I have such a caring friend. Your sweet nature comes through with every journal page that you publish.
    Thank you for your friendship.
    Hugs,
    Janet

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  14. Friends around the world..that's my favorite part! Isn't it amazing?

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  15. You are an inspiration to everyone. You have been so helpful to me when I ask silly questions. I still wish you would loan out your DH so I could train mine to be as helpful as yours. But I digress. Thanks for just being you! Sharon

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  16. Janet..you are so right. I feel the same! I know some of us all began blogging at about the same time in 2006. I started in May 06 ! My life changed in a million and one ways directly due to blogging. Everyday I a m connected t o one blog friend or another. Lifelong friendships and art and support.

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  17. I feel exactly the same way about all my Blogland friends too, Janet. I have watched your growth as an artist and you are inspiring, my friend.

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  18. You have made a wonderful page about blogging. You contiue to inspire me both as an artist and as a vibrant blogging presence in my world!

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  19. ...playing blog catch up!
    i always love visiting your blog, for the snippets of everyday life and your wonderful inspired art~i wish i had the dedication to do something so creative each day!

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