6 Years


Happy Blog Anniversary! Yes, 6 years! Wow, I can’t believe that much time has elapsed since February 20, 2009. I still remember the first post I wrote about: a walk I took around the park with the old dogs, noting the first signs of spring and the return of the vultures. I wondered, to myself, how long a blogging exercise of writing and art would last? Who would be interested in what I have to share? Some days I feel life has dealt an over abundance of experience in the last 6 years. It’s always easy to pick out the negatives, because there have been plenty, but what about the positive side? I certainly feel lucky to have grown my circle of friends and art buddies. I’ve been fortunate to have some amazing four legged critters share my home (with exception of the furry critters the cats bring in). I’ve learned that I really do have an “arts support crew” out there in the world, people who actually are interested in my crazy studio creations. I can even say that my work does bring about smiles and positive thoughts from those who take it into their home. It makes life better.

Today I baked a batch of GF oatmeal cookies. It was part of a belated holiday gift from Tim & Lois. Yummmmm! Good cookies make my life much better! I wonder how long I can keep them a secret from my spouse….

Thanks to all of you! May the next 6 years be filled with more good things to come!



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I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

11 thoughts on “6 Years

  1. Thank you, Gale, for being so open to all of us, especially the silent admirers like me. It is a gift I wish I could give back but not to be. I hope you don’t regret writing to those of us who might be seen as voyeurs. I guess we all need an audience once in a while. Looking forward, extremely, to sharing Judith with you! Her invitation was a wonderful surprise. It couldn’t be better from my point of view. Hope to see you next meeting in April. K

    Sent from Katheryn Byram


    1. I’m glad you continue to support from the sidelines Kathy! I’m looking forward to spending two great weekends with you this fall! Judi made a great choice!

  2. Congratulations on six years of blogging, that is a significant effort. Although I haven’t been following for that long I have really enjoyed reading your posts and joining in your artistic adventures. Looking forward to the next year and what you achieve. Karen

  3. Happy anniversary Gale! There are so many nice things about having a blog, they help to annotate life’s events, make one think and best of all connect with like-minded people you would never otherwise meet! I have enjoyed getting to know about you and your work. Always enjoy your adventures and am looking forward to plenty more!

    1. Thanks Anna! Yes, I actually use the blog to figure out past life events when necessary. Plus I’ve so enjoyed “meeting” you and Karen via the blog. You’re my Aussie art friends. Looking forward to more art adventures this year. Thanks so much for connecting with me!

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