Thank you all SO MUCH for your votes yesterday. I'm pretty certain it wasn't wise to arrive fashionably late at the party, but nevertheless, it feels very affirming to have the support of a group of people I feel close to every time I pull out my sketchbook.
As a testament to my gratitude, I'm going to redouble my efforts to make this a place you enjoy visiting every day by taking steps to include you in on even more of my inspirations [there are more!]. I am so grateful for your encouragement and guidance and want to extend my happiness into your neck of the woods. As you can see, I'm beginning this journey with a makeover, and plan to follow with new links, new artist/designer highlights and, of course, more stories.
On another note, for four years I've been keeping this blog and for four years I've been thinking it would probably be a smart idea to include a good ol' 'about me' section--in case someone is new to An Open [Sketch]book and wants to get the quick 411. For four years I've put this task off because, frankly, I can't get up the energy to do it. Sure I write nearly everyday, but it's a whole different ballgame to tell the story of who you are and what you do in a few short words. What's important? What's not?
So, I'm asking for your help yet again. Faithful friends, please add a statement or two to in the comments section of this post stating something YOU think someone should know about this girl, the one behind the sketchbook. What do you remember from posts past?
UPDATE 9|17 : I'm taking off early today in celebration of a great week. Thank you for your help here, I'll be back to pick a name on Monday!
Until then, peace.