day 26 - 6 years of blogging

day 26 - 6 years of blogging

Yay! I made it! Today could not come a moment too soon. When I started this series I knew it was going to be work keeping the making going every single day. It was harder than I thought. Not so much physically but mentally. But I do have to say that even though it was challenging I pushed myself like I haven't done in a while and that is definitely a good thing. I hope you enjoyed it!

So... 6 years. Wow. It doesn't seem real. I never imagined that I'd be here this long. I thought a lot of all the "profound" things I could possibly say today, but I've decided to just keep it simple.

Here are six things I've learned through my blog and still want to keep in mind.
I've learned to...
1. Always be me and stay true to my creative voice (self doubt: stay away!)
2. Work with something other than paper to stay on my toes (have slacked on this lately)
3. Stay away from the blog when an idea is weak (haven't always been successful with this)
4. Stay in touch with my online friends as much as possible (getting harder as I get busier but I do value everyone I've met through this blog sooo very much! you're all so inspiring!)
5. Make space for down time (recharging makes for better blogging)
6. Remember that above all else, I am a mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend and artist. As much as I love it, I am not my blog. It's just a part of me. If it fails or succeeds that does not change who I am.

Here is a little video I put together as a last minute idea. No planning. I just stuck the camera on the tripod and went for it. As you can see I seemed to forget that I needed to stay in the center of the screen. Oops. I may be getting better at working with paper every day but my video skills are sorely lacking! Another thing... play your own favorite music to entertain yourself with since this is completely silent. I didn't think you'd enjoy hearing some lame TV sounds in the background—ha!

So, what did you think of my 26 days of making? Which project did you like the best? Honestly, I thought I would get more ideas produced. I should've known better—you can't rush this sort of thing. It will all get done when it needs to get done. The process never ends—and that's a good thing.

For my third and final giveaway of the week I'm going to do a drawing. I'd love to send one white paper quilt (unassembled but cut and scored) and some other paper goodies to one of you. If you are interested in participating, just say hello (or answer the questions above) and give me your contact information in the comments section of this post. Wherever you may be, you are all welcome to participate. I will close the comments section on Friday at midnight. Good luck!

As always thank you, thank you, thank you for all your support. I wouldn't have made it this far without all of you.

Thank you!

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This is the final day of a my 26 days of making series.
The End—for now!

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