How do I wrap my head around the adventure of a lifetime?
Last week the counter on my blog passed 500,000. Half a million hits. I don't even know how to integrate that number. It truly boggles my mind. The Altered Page has become all that I dared hope it would. And more. All of you -- your visits, your comments, your emails, your blogs, and your support -- have become as important to me as my paint.
I sometimes wonder what my life in art would be like today without all that the Internet has offered. It has provided me with a community, an education, a forum, and an outlet. It has offered me opportunities to share and sell my art. It has given me a voice. It has opened doors which I have happily and eagerly walked through. I am a broken record when I say that I would not be the artist I am today without my blog. And without all of you!
Those of you who know me, know how focused and single-minded I can be when I have a goal that I am passionate about. And I have worked very hard to create the world of The Altered Page. But I can honestly say that every bit of effort and time that I have dedicated to this has been more than worth it. And I am beyond excited thinking about the ideas I have for future projects and all the amazing experiences that have yet to unfold.
2012 has been and continues to be a dream year for me. It has been a year of firsts, some of which have yet to even be announced. These have included my first book and my first set of workshop DVDs. And as a small token of thanks to you, I would like to offer you a gift. In blog-speak that translates to a giveaway.
To be eligible, all you need to do is leave a comment to this post AND make sure that I have a way of contacting you -- Blogger often doesn't automatically post the emails of commenters. Comments will be closed at the end of day on Monday, July 9th.
Two people will win and the prizes are two bundles, each of which will include signed copies of:
The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed
Easy Mixed Media Surface Techniques
Easy Mixed Media Techniques for the Art Journal
Good luck to everybody and thank you all from the bottom of my heart.