Saturday, October 18, 2008

Happy Bloggiversary, Little Blog!

Today marks 2 years that this blog of mine has been in existence! Yay! I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all who have stopped to visit - even you "lurkers" out there - and especially those of you who come by regularly and leave comments. I have 'virtually' met so many other incredible artists and talented people. You all inspire me and at times encourage me, and it's been a lot of fun. I have even met some of you in person, and have made some friends. So....THANKS!!

Earlier this week I launched another blog, "A Moleskine Journal". Those of you who visit regularly know that I am under contract for 2 children's books at the moment, and now I am negotiating a 3rd contract. As funny as it may sound, I sort of needed a creative escape from the children's book illustrations (read as 'art therapy'), and have found that escape in setting up still lifes (or single objects) in my kitchen or studio and drawing from life. I even added a section of this work to my website. It's been fun to tap into a skill I have not exercised in a while. Here is what I worked on tonite in my kitchen:

Maybe tomorrow I will add some garlic...

28 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary!
    Your moleskine blog is truly worth visiting and keeping!
    Here's to more blessings!

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  2. Yay! Happy 2nd Blog Birthday Kate! Hehe, besides visiting this blog everyday, I've thoroughly enjoyed visiting your Moleskine Journal as well! And of course Potluck Sunday too. It is like we are the one receiving the gifts! Happy Blogiversary!! Lucky us! :)

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  3. happy bloggiversary Kate! and a truly wonderful onion! :)

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  4. Aww, I missed the trade drawing! Maybe next time!
    Congratulations on your blog's birthday! Your Moleskine drawings are amazing! You are such a versatile artist! and congrats on all the contracts, you definitely deserve them!

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  5. Happy Anniversary KATE!!! wow 2 years....we are all so lucky to have you in our lives...

    here's to many more years ...

    Hugs
    Diana

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  6. Oh,I really love your blog,with your fantastic drawings and illustrations,I wish I could draw everything that I want just like you!

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  7. Happy blog Birthday. I enjoy visiting your blog and I learn a lot from you. I'm loving your moleskine drawings. I guess I should do some still life drawings to regain some skills. Most of the time I just draw from some idea in my head.

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  8. Happy Blogbirthday! It is always such a pleasure to visit here.

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  9. Happy 2 years little blog!! I'm so happy to have found you and Kate! :o)

    Love your idea of doing another blog with all your Moleskines, they deserve a spot of their own on the blogworld!

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  10. Congratulations on the book contracts! And Happy Bloggiversary!

    I peeked into your Moleskine Journal..you have great patience to go along with all that talent!

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  11. Congratulations, Kate!

    I also love your idea of creatively escaping through your moleskine. :-)

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  12. WOW! Happy Anniversary and congrats on all of the children's book success! It's been a pleasure "meeting" you and Sunshine!

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  13. Happy blogaversary! I like your celebratory onion.

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  14. Two years!! That's reason to celebrate. Happy Blogiversary! Sniff sniff, I think I'm going to cry. No wait, it's your onion. It's so EXCELLENT! All your moleskin sketches are! W.O.W! And congratulations on all your book deals. You rock!

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  15. Love it - so real that my eyes are watering. Really - see! I told you.

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  16. Happy Anniversary Kate! It's been great getting to know you!! And I am so excited for you on the third book negotiations...best wishes on that! I will look forward to hearing more. :o)

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  17. congratulations
    solid rendering

    it's making my eyes tear up:)

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  18. Happy Bloggiversary Kate! You are such a great talent. So versatile in so many different mediums an styles. I am just blown away.

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  19. I love these drawings you've been doing, they have a gentle softness. I find this sort of practice certainly feeds into illustrations. I feel 'freer' doing illustrations after I've done some drawing from life :)

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  20. I agree... Congrats!! Wow 2 years... very cool!!

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  21. happy bloggiversary! I know sometimes we need a little escape from kids books sometimes :-) Yes, a garlic should be next!

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  22. Happy Anniversary!!!! You have done so very well. You should be so very proud of yourself. You make it look so easy. You have a wonderful blog and it's my pleasure to view your beautiful work from week to week. I love the Onion. I love ONIONS!!!! Sweet onions, raw, cooked, drawn, and any other way you'd make them. I love onions. Thanks for sharing your fabulous illustrations with all of us!

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  23. Happy Anniversary!

    Kimberly

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  24. This is soooo pretty, I am LOVING your sketches so much...

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  25. Oh and Happy Blogiversary!!

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  26. Happy happy anniversary!!! So glad you joined the blogoshere so we can share your wonderful work and words!

    It's funny that you need an art outlet although you are working so much with illustration. But I do understand what you're saying! This is a fabulous onion, so soft and dreamy.

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  27. Happy Blogiversary (belated!) We started around the same time. I've loved watching you grow missy, and I've loved learning from you too!
    XXX
    Lolo

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