Sunday, July 15, 2007

it's my party


Today's a big day. It's my birthday! Well, not exactly my birthday per se, but "an open [sketch]book's" birthday.

One year...wow, this is quite an accomplishment considering the fact that a year ago I was hoping to keep it up for just 21 days. The truth is, however, that it has become an addiction. Unlike working out or dieting, drawing is something I love and, therefore, is not something I feel forced to do...it is something I WANT to do.

I'll admit I still cringe a little when telling people I have a "blog." The word just sounds so goofy coming out of my mouth. I don't, however, hesitate in telling how much it has pushed me to do more and get better. This outlet has introduced me to so many lovely and talented people all across the world...YOU! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. On days when I'm feeling particularly uncreative, your comments motivate me and for this I am SO grateful.

As a way to say thanks I'm going to be doing some fun stuff this week, so please stay tuned. In the meantime, have a cupcake on my behalf!

22 comments:

Felicity said...

Happy Blogday Suzanne!

addon said...

wonderful! happy birthday to you and the blog! long may it/you continue, your work is so good, delightful and great to catch up with.

Teri C said...

Happy birthday!!! May you have many more full of your wonderful art!!!

What time are you serving cake? :)

Laureline said...

Happy Blogday! It's been wonderful to find you and see your work!

Bonny said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Suzanne! I love stopping by to see wat you've been up to. I hope you keep on being inspired and your Blog will feature many more delights!

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday Dear Open Sketchbooooooooookkkkk... Happy Birthday to you!

(All I can say is that you should be oh so glad you can't actually hear me singing that... let's just say that the musical gene passed right by me!)...

Your blog has become such a wonderful part of my day -- so glad you started it -- and went so far beyond the 21 days! Thanks for sharing so much of your talent with us!

Liberty the dog said...

Can I have a cupcake?

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

WOW!! Happy Birthday!

Well I probably found your blog around about last August (I din't realise that it was so young back then!). I had become a little obsessed by reading people's blogs but I did not know about drawing blogs. Then one day when I was Googling my time away I came caros Jana's blog. I was hooked - it was like a revelation; people drawing and talking about drawing and showing their drawings. Wow! Finally I realised her blogroll was a list of other artists and spent hours wondering through that. Your blog really blew my socks off. I loved your subject matter and your style. It really inspired me to start my own. I remember seeing your 'EDM draw a group of similar things' (the body lotions, still one of my all time faves that I've seen on any blog anywhere) and I thought I want to be a part of this!! Really. I still love your work just as much - even more - today.

Oh and I know exactly what you mean about telling people you have a blog - I very quickly follow it by 'it's a DRAWING blog'. Somehow that makes it all right.

Keep on blogging Suzanne, you are such a talent.

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Happy Blogaversary, Suzanne. I'm so glad you started. Your blog is a delight, one of my favorite stops on the internet.

Linda said...

Happy Blog Birthday to Yoooouuuuu!
(imagine that being sung, and you've got it right. Especially if you imagine that I sound a bit like Streisand ... we can do that over the internet, you know...)
:-D Really, I know exactly what you mean about the blog being a factor in motivation and actually pushing you to do more and do it better. And a year of steady blogging is quite an accomplishment -- a statement of your commitment. So, congratulations!

caseytoussaint said...

Happy Birthday! I love visiting your blog - hope it lasts for along time.

Karen Blados said...

Congratulations! You have to keep it up now ... there's too many of us out here enjoying your work and sense of humor.

Arty Velarde said...

Happy birthday! You have the best sketch blog.. I really enjoyed it!
Thanks.

suzanne said...

Wow, what a party! This is exactly the type of encouragement that I'm talking about... Thank you so, so much.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Yippe a party! You've entertained us all with your wonderful drawings and creative ventures and inspired us to do more. Happy 1st Birthday ... may you continue to share your talent with us all. Cheers!

petescully said...

many congrats, your work's great, and yes drawing can cert be addictive

wagonized said...

Oh wow, Suzanne... Tomorrow (July 17) is the anniversary of my blog. I had no idea we had started our respective blogs within a couple of days of each other.
Your blog is one of the very few i visit even when i am in non-blog mood, or i don't have time (because i should be grading papers, etc!!). Your bright ideas, Pokey, Edgar, your confident lines -- they've become part of my daily routine. Thank you!

Jana Bouc said...

Congratulations! Your blog is such a wonderful contribution to the online art world. As beautiful as it it, it's a good thing the cupcake is just a virtual taste treat since I'm on a diet and not eating cupcakes right now. But hey, virtual cupcakes are totally legal so yum, thanks for the treat!

Carol C. said...

What a cool blog! I am in awe of people who can do pen and ink well. Happy birthday---and what a good idea to have a party for your blog!--Carol C.

Africantapestry said...

Congratulations!Your blog is a delight to visit and I'm looking forward to the next year!
Ronell

mrana said...

Happy Birthday Suzanne!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful art and for the yummy cupcake!

phthaloblu said...

Congratulations, Suzanne! Awesome work!