filed under: flotsam & jetsam
gather round kids, i’m going to tell you a story now. it’s only been about six months, but as blondie says i am always touched by your presence, dear: nearly 150,000 lovely people from all around the globe have flitted and flown and swooped and graced and reflected and laughed and ultimately created the fabric of this little blog, this little creative endeavor of mine that is so precious to me. and you have no idea how profoundly meaningful that is. well, now you do. in the short time that i have been powering up my own creativity, and hunting and pecking around the interweb for noteworthy art, craft and design to showcase, i was awarded a rockin’ girl blogger award from christina of paris romance, a bloggers with integrity award from john of the homeless family blog, and also learned from reuben miller that i am in the top 200 design blogs ranked by alexa, which is a popular website ranking service. thanks to christina for being so encouraging, to john for such an incredible honor and to reuben and yael for taking the time to compile the data for all of us on this list. i was a girl scout and i love badges!
looking back on this space as the calendar days have flipped away leaves me filled with a tremendous amount of contentment and joy – but not just because of these accolades. it’s also due to you fabulous folks who are out there: lurking, reading, reflecting, expressing yourselves here. whether you have revealed yourselves through the comments in these posts, or have preferred to observe from the edges, i want you to know that i feel your positive energy! and i try to reflect it outwardly, with each tidbit i put up in here. i want to honor you by sparking your curiosity, engaging your sense of humor and creating a eclectic, adventurous place where you can soar and reach and wander into the corners of your mind, even if you only have a minute of time to do it. this isn’t brain surgery by any means, but it is a vehicle to make lots and lots of people happy – especially me!
i would like to wish each and every one of you a most happy, healthy, inspiring, colorful, humorous and meaningful new year. i just know 2008 is going to be terrific!