Friday, August 13, 2010
Three years ago this week I made a choice that I can say changed the direction of my life. Three years ago The Altered Page was born. I truly believe that without my blog, my passion for and dedication to making art would have been a flickering flame rather than a roaring fire. I would definitely not be the artist I am today. And I would never have "met" all of you.
Much has happened in the course of my life in those three years...the highest highs and the lowest lows. In that time my art, my blog, my collaborations, and my connection to this community have always been rock solid. This has been my through line.
I want to take this moment in time to say thanks to each and every one of you. Thank you for your visits, your comments, your emails, your purchases, your gifts, and the creative energy that you have provided. I put a tremendous amount of time into The Altered Page and the response I have received makes every single minute of work worth it.
The very first lines of my very first post read as follows:
"Welcome to The Altered Page. I see this blog as one more element of my mixed media artwork. Much like the paper, gesso, acrylics, and other components of each piece, I believe the conversation that I am hopeful that this blog will generate will become an integral ingredient to the creative mix." Thank you all for helping me to exceed my expectations!
And what better way to say thank you than a giveaway. The Altered Page will only turn three once, so there has to be a unique and special prize to win. And I would say that a shopping spree in New York City fits the bill.
For a chance to win, please leave a comment on this post and include three words that describe the type of art-related treasures you would want to buy if you were let loose in NYC for a day. Choose words that accurately describe the types of objects/supplies/doo dads/etc. that you really love, for example rusty-quirky-handmade. Using those three words as a guide, I will scout out all the flea markets, funky shops, art stores, and secret sources in NYC and pick out a selection of treasures for the winner.
Please comment by the end of day on Thursday August 19th. The winner will be announced on my blog on Friday August 20th. Please be sure that I have a way of contacting you in case you are the lucky winner.
And again...a million thanks to each and every one of you.