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Thursday, March 31, 2016

10 years Blogging

  Paint Party Friday

 Yesterday March 30th 2016 was my Ten Year Anniversary
 blogging. My computers acting up so I've decided to just do a
 quick  review of my favourite pieces of art created over the last
decade! It's been quite an evolution for a woman who 
has loved colour all her life. Yet  never quite understood 
why until her fifth decade! I'm so glad to have discovered
 this mystery and hope to discover more in the coming
years! Thank you for all those who have supported
 me over the last decade! I appreciate all of 
your love, kind words and friendships! 
"Burst of Joy" a large painting hung in my foyer, below my computer desk!
 Ten years ago I started a blog
to make a habit of writing
Twenty one days should do the trick
Each day I blogged was exciting
My favorite travel mug created from my original "burst of joy" painting
I viewed the world differently now
searching for interesting bits
Photos to take and pictures to paint
I was on a big writing blitz
A painting for my bestie of her deceased dog Xen
 Daily I wrote to preserve the thoughts
one day my daughter may read
a legacy to build upon
a solace my child may need
"Mountains of Courage" Created for "Bras for a Cause" charity
Blogging fed  a painful void
Soon the  habit took hold
I shared stories past and present
Some things I'd never told
I created quirky characters
played digitally, with colour too
as I wrote I began to heal
while my passion for blogging grew
" On the Bus" My favourite digital piece used as a screen saver on my laptop!

Daily I posted with so much joy
fun things I wanted  to share
I was feeding my creativity
and a heart in need of repair
 "A Covenant of Colour" Auctioned for Children's Hospital music program
Comments  trickled in slowly
 So grateful but not really phased
I created for several years
without the need to be praised
" Mountains of Courage in Bloom" created for charity in the name of  another breast cancer survivor and dear friend Helen
Then my writing began to wane
as my artistic side took hold
I spent more time  painting
letting this genre unfold
My funky chairs that I love! Individually created for Cupcake, Beardo and I... plus a friend!
I did a few challenges weekly
painting  pages in between
slowly my blog evolved
in ways I'd never seen
"Burst of Joy"  Tiny Piano Auctioned for Children's Hospital music program 
My images matched with my words
 which was done quite unexpected
posts I created asked questions
to my reader I became quite connected


A grandfather won the bid and bought it for his grandchild, who  still loves it!
Grateful to those who comment
Mindfully inspired to create more
forming lovely friendship 
so many creatives that I adore!
Click to enlarge some of my digital favourites Gabbies Gals
A heartfelt thanks to those who stop by
leaving comments so kind and smart
I appreciate each and everyone of you
I'd like to thank you with all  of my heart!
Favorite Halloween digital
Cheers to a brand new decade 
with no idea what it will bring
whatever  quirky things I create
I'm hope it musters new zing!!
As of today this table has been sanded down once again ready for some new artwork!
 What is the one thing you are most proud of
 that you have done, or created in the last
decade? 
Here's to new beginnings!!

 March 30th A beautiful day in Vancouver photo credit Pepperpf
 
Warm day in Vancouver Beardo and Cupcake March 30th

28 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Congrats on ten years of bright and cheerful blogging, keep going! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Tracey Fletcher-King said...

Hugest congratulations on the ten year mark... that is awesome... you have brought such joy,m and so many conversations, discussions and thoughtful comments to the table along with your amazing sense of colour, and sharing... it has been a joy to be along on part of the journey with you xx

sirkkis said...

Thank you for the happy paintins today.
Have a wonderful weekend 🌸

ArtbyNicolaMcLean said...

Congratulations on 10 years of blogging and what an amazing collection of colourful art objects you've painted over the years - the chairs are my personal favourites!
I'm also very envious of it being vest top weather in Vancouver on 30 March!! It's wet, windy and freezing here!

kat said...

Oh happy Blogging Anniversary! Blogging is great, bringing together like minded souls from all over. I don't think I have one particular thing I'm proud of, just happy for the wonderful creating time and sharing here on the net with all of you!
Super to see some of your favourite creations, so colourful and happy!

Studio Kaufmann said...

Happy blogoversary! Your posts always make me smile. I love color too but when I lived in England I always painted in fifty ahead s of grey. Now I am in USA I am jazzy like you. Love the painted chairs.

Linda Kunsman said...

super congrats on 10 years!!! To think I have been missing out for so long before actually joining in myself:). What a fabulous compilation of your artistic talents! Here's to many more blog anniversaries -much love!

Christine said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! Lovely work over the decade and wishing you many more years to come. I have been blogging since Aug 1977 I think, 8 or 9 years?

Toni said...

I am so glad you are blogging. I'd miss it sooooo much!

Ariel said...

Happy 10th Anniversary of your wonderful blog Sherrie. I love to read and see the bright and colorful world that you create here for us. Thank you for sharing all the meaningful stories that you share. I so enjoy reading them.
Hope to see many more amazing art and writings from you
Hugs
SusaN

Paper rainbow said...

Huge congratulations! Your blog is a wonderful space to spend time..I leave either filled with joy at your exuberant use of colour or encouraged to look deeper at myself or my beliefs as often your posts are deeply moving and thought provoking. I admire your generous ability to share your words of wisdom which are always deeply appreciated. Here is to the begining of the next decade of blogging!

Laney said...

Happy Blogaversary! (And I LOVE this blog header!!) How fun that you have been at it for ten years. Just think of all the fun and smiles you have given others through your posts. Happy PPF!

Abigail Davidson said...

Happy Blogaversary and thank you for sharing your art! And that painted piano is so cute -- definitely a favorite!

Faye said...

Thanks for the walk down memory lane, sherrie. I loved seeing the guitar again. I think that's when I first found your delightful blog. And the chairs... I remember that one too. Congrats on 10 years of sticking to it. Your blog is a weekly adventure for me.

My name is Erika. said...

Congrats on 10 years! How exciting. I loved seeing your recap. I remember some of those photos. And great blog header too. Happy April! Hugs-Erika

GlorV1 said...

Congrats on the 10 Sherrie. You and I are the same and you know something?, I remember all your work from previous post here and there. Just great. I remember when you painted the chairs and I said I wanted to do that too. You said to go for it. Well I didn't :((
I did paint some but just bright purple, red, etc. Always fun to read you and see your work here and at IG.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Congratulations on your 10 years of blogging! I loved the memory lane post. I feel bless to have been allowed to come into your world of color and thoughtful commentaries on life. You are a beacon of wisdom to your readers around the world. Blessing and happy PPF, my dear blogging friend!

susupetal said...

Happy Birthday for your 10 years!! It was interesting to look at your art down memory lane, you're so inspirational and talented!

I'm a bit older as blogger, a half year :D

Let's blog and roll!

peggy gatto said...

Wow!!! Love the visual history!!!
Keep up the fab posts!!

sheila 77 said...

10 years - that's wonderful. I admire the way you give so much in your blogging posts, both in your very considered and well thought-out writing and in your so-colourful and very original paintings.
I can see many favourites here, "On the Bus" and the Halloween painting and Gabbie's Gals stand out for me, but I could easily choose any of the others for their individuality.
Here's to the next ten years for all of us here.

Rhapsody said...

blessings.....
wow all wonderful.
What better motivation than healing?
May you have 10+10+10 more.

Keep on ....
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Carol said...

Congratulations on the 10 years ! Love seeing all of the fabulous photos of your brilliant art from over the years. Those chairs and the table are so fantastic and I would love to do that. The Hubs would go into cardiac arrest if I put them in the house LOL! Which I 'll have to keep in mind if he ever misbehaves :) I do have a table in the basement I can paint up if we ever get some heat down there. It's a seasonal use place .

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Congrats to your anniversary! GREAT art and thoughts always!
oxo Susi

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Congratulations on ten years of blogging. I am thrilled to see some of your art. What always makes me happy with your art is color, color, color and more color. You have a gift to brighten the world.

Nordljus said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! What wonderful art work you have created, and keep creating. It is always a pleasure reading your blog posts and seeing your work. I'm looking forward to seeing many more. I love that blue table!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Congratulations on ten years of blogging! Your bright art and thoughtful posts are lovely.

Neesie said...

Here I am once again lagging behind... as usual Tail-end Charlie!
I haven't been with you since the start of your blogging journey, but since we met I have loved to spend time with you. Reading your delightful posts, appreciating your amazing colour and artistic talent, and so pleased to see you in my in-box, knowing that you always leave an lovely inspriational comment.
Congratulations to you and I look forward to another decade of delight. xoxo

Indira said...

Congratulations on ten years of colorful blogging. Wishing you many more years of the same.

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