tooting and thanking and wishing – in that order

posted by the scholar on December 31st, 2007
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!

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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!


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10 Responses to “tooting and thanking and wishing – in that order”

  1. yellowmonday Says:

    Hi Gigi – Thanks to you for your wonderful blog. And a great big happy new year to you with lots of new adventures! XO

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi yellowmonday,

    i love the new prints in your shop and am holding out for an original. 🙂

    thanks for the comment and keep up the good work!

  3. christina Says:

    it’s a wonderful blog… you rock 🙂

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi christina,

    what a nice surprise to see you – i know you are very VERY busy with your new column and lots of other things.

    you were one of the first new friends i met when i started writing, and i will never forget that. i can’t thank you enough for your support and encouragement!

    thanks for stopping by and keep your chin up – 2008 is going to be a good year for you. and did you get my email btw?

  5. sosser Says:

    happy new year, dear pal!

    you have created a great place to visit and i look forward to more wonderful posts from you in 2008!

    yurt 😀

  6. the scholar Says:

    dear yurt,

    thanks for the compliments and all your encouragement, and right back at you. i love reading your blog and looking at all the art you are making. i hope we are going to get to see each other soon!

    thanks for the comment!

  7. Bri Says:

    Gigi, I’m so glad you saw my post months ago about the chocolates in Sebastopol. It made me discover your fun design blog and sparked a new friendship. I love seeing that I have a new comment from you, or that you responded to mine, because I can’t wait to read what you said. You do bring light and whimsy into people’s homes and that may not be brain surgery, but connection and community one of the bare necessities of life. Wishing you love, great health, laughter, abundance, and excellent design in the new year. Big congratulations on all your awards for the year as well! You deserve every one!

  8. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    thank you for all the nice words and compliment! i am so glad we found each other! i love seeing that you have taken the time to stop by, and i love your blog, your tantalizing food photos and all the stories you share.

    someday we will have chocolates and high tea in that little shop before we hop on a plane to that house in hawaii you are planning to have one day! thanks again so much. 🙂

  9. Bri Says:

    Gigi, definitely…high tea and chocolates, then Hawaii. Can’t think of a better combo. Thank YOU.

  10. the scholar Says:

    bri it will be just like an episode of entourage: organic style. we just have to get an entourage. i vote for sosser and the tartelette. 🙂

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