hello hello! Happy (day before) Thanksgiving!
If you've been here before, you may have noticed that i'm not much of a personal writings/sharing deep thoughts type of gal, at least not here. (i also don't really believe in capital letters, but that's another story...)
if you have been here before, you probably understand that i think of this space as a little sketchbook of ideas and inspirations and news to share rather than a place with lots of writing. sometimes i wish i could pour my heart out to you all, but that is just not me. with that said... i have a bit more than usual to say today!
i just wanted to take the time today, the day before Thanksgiving, to let you know that i am so very thankful for all of you out there... this blog has brought me so much this past year and i wanted to let you know that i really couldn't have gotten this far without you. in fact, i kinda gave up at first, i didn't really think anyone out there besides my sister would be reading the stuff i had to say. i was pleasantly surprised to find out that i was wrong about that. you are out there and you are visiting this space and i thank you for that. it truly keeps me going. it's really a special thing, this relationship we have. me and you. i may not know you, and you don't really know me, but it's been really nice sharing with you. i am not always good at replying to comments or following through when i've been tagged (sorry), but i truly from the bottom of my heart i thank you for keeping me here. every comment and contact means so much, i love hearing from you~ you continue inspire and encourage. i started out blogging because i thought it would be a good excercise in making and sharing new work, but it's been so much more than that. i still can't believe some of the wonderful things that have happened due to this little place.
*how could i have imagined that many many paths for my career would open up due to this silly little blog?
i celebrated my 100th sale in my etsy shop this evening... i can't quite believe it. it may seem like a little milestone, as I know that there are some etsians with sales in the thousands, but I am very proud of myself and all the hard work that has gone into everything I've done to get
the shop up and running. It began back in March, and I started it as a way to be in control of my own business and have more of a presence online. I am so happy I took the chance. It's allowed me to feel connected and appreciated in so many ways.
***SO! with all of that being said, I've decided to do my very first giveaway as a way to really say THANK YOU!!!***
please just follow directions below:
All you need to do is write me a comment!
i'd love to hear what brought you here to this little magical space, and maybe what you are thankful for this time of year too. please leave me a comment on this post- whatever you'd like to say would be nice to hear i'm sure. just leave your comment by Tuesday, DECEMBER 2nd (by 12 noon est) and then I'll randomly pick a commenter that I will announce here on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 3rd.
***are you now wondering what is in the giveaway???!! i promise it will be a very special package...
but it will be all of my art of course! the package will include 3 of my prints along with some other special surprises.... some fantastic new little products and perhaps even some holiday themed goodies... but i don't want to give it all away! i sure like surprises!
Can't wait to hear from you! In the meantime, have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the States... I'll be back with more news to share on Friday....
thanks again to all of you!