Blogiversary #2 and a Big Thank You!

Today marks two years since I started this little blog and I have to take a moment and tell you how much your comments and support have meant to me.  Each comment I get on my blog is like getting a little pat on the back and it feels great!  I get so many encouraging, uplifting, and helpful comments.  I don't think I would keep blogging without that support. And I know I wouldn't have had the confidence to branch out and sell my art without you all either.  So thank you, especially Kristin (my sister) who has supported me in this from day one :)

This blog has grown a lot more in its second year than in its first.  Largely in part, I think, due to the fact that I reached out to others more.  I guest posted, submitted tutorials, and participated in all those link parties out there (ok not all, but lots of them).  It took a lot of work and a lot of time, but it was worth it because I met some amazing and kind people! I  feel like these are my friends even though we have never met in person.    Finally getting paid from google ads was a plus too, but I'm not going that route anymore.  Advertising with BlogHer brings in a lot more, just FYI :)

Another thing this blog has brought me is a way to focus on the positive and happy things in life.  The past two years have been especially challenging for my physically.  I've gone through just about every procedure known to man to cure back pain and migraines and most of them just caused me more pain.  So having a blog and a creative outlet has meant the world to me.  It has literally kept me sane and kept me going.  There were times when I didn't feel well enough to be creating anything and those were the hardest of hard times.  As long as I can keep painting, creating, exploring and sharing it all with you, I am able to keep a positive attitude to see the good in life.  I am hopeful that my latest surgery will help me in the long run.  And I am hopeful that I  will be able to to keep creating and making friends in blogworld :)

So with all the heartfelt sentiments all said, I'll move on to my favorite projects from the past year:


  1. Great going Elise and all the very best for your future projects :) And about the back pain , gone through the same phase and have left all the medication from the past 6 months... :( So I can say I can understand what you r going through :(

  2. Thank you, and keep up the good work, I really enjoy your blog!

  3. Happy 2nd Blogiversary! These projects look amazing...congrats to you and here's to many more awesome projects to come :)

  4. Congrats on your 2nd anniversary. Sorry to hear about your back pains and migraines, didn't realise. Blogging and computing in general can be very absorbing and a good distraction from things when needed. x

  5. Congratulations! I'm so glad this has been so positive for you. I've told you this many times before, but you always inspire me. Both with your creative talents and your ability to see the beauty in life. Keep on bloggin'!


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