People who know me well know that when I have a passion for something, I throw myself into it fully. Some call it dedication. Some call it obsession. Either way, I am committed. Life for me is a marathon and not a sprint. Literally and figuratively. That certainly goes for The Altered Page as well. I am in it for the long haul. And in that regard, I am in the middle of a trifecta. A triple crown. A triathlon. A triple play. A threepeat.
What I mean to say is that there are three personal milestones I am in the midst of achieving on my blog. First, on August 10, The Altered Page will be one year old. Second, I just passed my 200th post. And third, at the end of July I surpassed 33,333 hits, as registered by my counter. Not knowing how things would unfold when I wrote my first post outlining my goals for The Altered Page, I am so pleased to say that I feel like I have met those original goals. And I have gotten so much more out of the blog than I could have ever predicted.
As a way to mark this moment in time, I am offering another giveaway. Three giveaways to three people to be exact. Please leave a comment on this post and on August 10, when The Altered Page turns 1, I will randomly chose three winners. Each will receive a hodgepodge of "stuff" - paper, ephemera, art supplies, embellishments, and assorted bits and bobs and odds and ends. This is one small way that I can say thanks to all of you who have become such an integral part of my life in art.
Also, in thinking about the occasion of one year blogging and 200 posts, I have been reviewing my blog and am listing here links to three of my favorite pieces/posts. For those who have found The Altered Page more recently and have not dug into earlier months, these might be new to you. Please check out Revolution, Fragile, La Facce di Italia, and Underground. Alright, I know that is four but aren't you suppose to light an extra candle on your birthday for good luck?