Monday, February 18, 2008

A Happy Anniversary

"Joy" Double Exposure

Today marks my first anniversary of blogging Photo A Day. In that time, amazing things have happened because of photography, because of this blog.

In the last year, I have had countless hours and days of enjoyable creative outlet. I have been introduced to new friends that are encouraging and generous of their time and talents. They (that's you guys) have inspired me with blogs of humor, stamina, and works of art. I've enjoyed immersing myself into these worlds, near and far.

I have had new adventures, moments literally in the sun specifically because of the commitment to this blog. There have been a string of days where this endeavor has saved me by just by having camera close by and a persistent hope of using it.

I received the gift of a newer and better camera from my mom because of the efforts I posted here. Personal excellence through photo blogging has created an even deeper bond between myself and my like-minded friend Donna.

I like to think that my blog is part of a larger picture, an encouraging exchange that helps propel us into real, timeless, fearless moments. I have learned and been blessed by so much by being here among you, like-minded spirits.

Over the year I see I have been improving my skills as I had hoped. I've gained confidence because of your reactions to some of my better posts. And because of that encouragement a new dream is incubating, a new dream of camera, Donna, and our shared desire to learn more about hardy West Texas people.

Sure, it's "just blogging," but it has been a joy and a journey of multi-layers of meaning for me. Here's to a second year of a commitment to just blogging, and to whatever unimaginable things that may bring.


Hannah's Mom said...

Happy Anniversary Soul Sista!! :) Having visited your blog last summer inspired me in so many ways. Hannah has enjoyed the photo safari's that were inspired by you... (just haven't had the time to post, maybe this summer, a look back at the year.) Thank you Debi for sharing your talents and kind heart with us, heres to many more years and more absolutely fabulous photos!!!
Love ya!

Andi said...

Happy blogoversary, Debi! Thank you for sharing your life and your talent with us. Your "just blogging" has touched so many people in so many wonderful ways. I feel fortunate to be one of them.

Bev said...

Well, it is an event in this house many thousands of miles away catching up with your blog of an evening. I am waiting for the book!

nelda said...

Checking your blog is part of my daily routine. So glad you plan to continue - I would miss you tremendously, to say the least!

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Happy Anniversary to you Debi!! It has been a great experience discovering you, your warmth and your world through your fantastic photos. My best for the future, where ever that leads you!

Interestingly, the other day I saw on the 'found' website that someone had found a leaf with a message..I thought of you ofcours:)

Bobbie said...

Happy Anniversary Dear Debi. It has been a fun year watching you grow into a better and better photographer. So many memorable images and posts. We've had so much fun with you. Like Windy said, the photo safaris, and like the this or that, the calendar, all are enjoyed so much. You are certainly a star in my night sky for sure...'course I am your mother after all and you know how mothers are. I can't wait to see what you cook up this next year.

The photo today is breathtakingly beautiful. Like bubbles floating or crystal flowers. Something not real but fantasy.

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

I started on Feb 11 or so last year, a week before you but solely posting to myself as I started doing art again after long dry spell - I let my anniversarty pass, but noted it.

Your pictures are lovely, as the stunner today - my best. BTW, I spit a couple of melon seeds into my PC today...

Neda said...

Thank you for starting this blog, for continuing posting such beautiful work each and everyday, thank you for being you, thank you for enriching our lives and sharing your special vision, charm, and wit. Happy Anniversary. Looking forward to many more conversations and sunshine!

Sweet Irene said...

I always go to your blog with much curiosity and I think it is much more then "just a blog." It is a piece of an art gallery and you are much talented and reach many people all over the world, even here in little Holland.

I don't know what you double exposed today, but it is beautiful and looks like jewels and pearls. A very rich and treasure like strand of DNA.

dianeclancy said...

Hi Debi,

This is a great photo!! Congrats on your anniversary!!

I am delighted to know you!

~ Diane Clancy

Kris Cahill said...

Happy anniversary, Debi! I think that blogging is one way we all bridge a gap in communication and creativity. It's a way to build community. You are part of and are helping to create a web of creative healing. It's fun to see your commitment and beautiful vision. Thank you!