a dream come true

This is where it all began for me, just a little over a year ago. I discovered, quite by accident, a magazine called Artful Blogging. And I was hooked.

After reading several issues, a little seed started to grow in my mind… I can do this. I should do this. I want to do this.

And so I did. I started this blog last February 16th, so my blog birthday is coming up. And yesterday I got the best present in the mail. An advance copy of the next issue of Artful Blogging. An advance copy because my blog is in it! It was like Christmas and my birthday and a whole lot of other celebrations all wrapped up in one. There has been a lot of happy dancing going on. And smiling. And thanking.

It has been a crazy wonderful year, and mostly, I want to say thank you to YOU. I had no idea what I was doing when I started all this, no idea at all. But because of you, the wonderful people who read and encourage and support and comment, one of my dreams has come true.

There will be some giveaways coming up in the next few weeks to celebrate being published for the very first time, my blog’s birthday, and you.

Because I am so, so grateful.

Thank you. Yes, you.

Love you.


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  • susan January 28, 2011 at 9:38 am

    congratulations on your accomplishments with the blog and with your art. It truly is a beautiful place to visit, which I do, every day.

  • wholly jeanne January 28, 2011 at 9:40 am

    oh, sugar. i thank YOU. you, your words, your photos – all such a treat and a delight. every single time.

  • Debi January 28, 2011 at 9:42 am

    oh!! i just can’t wait to get my hands on this. i even enlarged my page to get a better look at the cover – lol! this is truly deserved – you are a gift for which i say thanks daily. congratulations to the nth degree!! i am so excited for you!

  • Tracy January 28, 2011 at 9:46 am

    So happy and excited for you! (And frankly, not surprised!) 😉 You. Rock.

  • Jillsy Girl January 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Congrats and greatly deserved! You need to give us a peek of the article!

  • knickknacks January 28, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Wow..congratulations! 🙂

  • sblyngo January 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Congrats! This is beyond super exciting. So happy for you. We share this dream. And I so look forward to reading your contribution. Simply wonderful. Bless.

  • Jamie S January 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! I can’t think of anyone who deserves to be in the magazine more. You’ve created a place I love visiting because I know I’ll always find beauty and words of wisdom

  • Kathryn January 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Wow, I’m so happy for you. You must be made up. It’s something I’m aspiring towards but not quite sure when I’ll get there. I love this magazine and can’t wait to pick up a copy.

  • Nana January 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    So proud, so happy , so deserving, 🙂

  • Amy January 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    So very happy for you, Kelly! It is a much-deserved honor, without a doubt! I am dancing happily along with you. =)

  • Graciel @ Evenstar Art January 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    seriously happy and loving you back!!! i can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!!! so proud of you and your gorgeous way with words. yay, hooray!!

    xo, graciel

  • Katja January 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    No it’s YOU, Kelly! It’s your wisdom, words and visions, that move me so much! Thank you and Congratulations!!!

  • lisa January 28, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Congratulations Kelly!!!
    Truly so well-deserved.

  • Karen January 28, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    What wonderful news! Enjoy this moment of celebration. Congratulations…

  • FourDaysAWeek January 28, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Kelly, I’m so happy for you 🙂 ♫♫ ♥♫*~♥ ¨*:*:•.BRAVO!.•:*¨♥¨*:• I love your blog, jewelry, photographs, and creative spirit. Always keep dreaming and believing. You are a wonderful source of support and inspiration. Thank you for being ((here)).


  • Kim January 29, 2011 at 2:08 am

    sooooo incredibly excited for you Kelly!! I can not wait to see the new issue…
    DANCING for joy here!!

    xxo, Kim

  • TJ January 29, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Hi Kelly, thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment! I am so happy to find yours and check you out — in THE magazine!! In German they say, “Glueckwunsch!!” Best wishes for all your happy creations, tj

  • Teresa O January 29, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Congratulations! You do indeed have an artufl blog filled with beauty in words and art.

  • ~Kristina January 29, 2011 at 11:16 am

    What an accomplishment! Congratulations.

  • elk January 30, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    happy dancing for you are amazing!!

  • Anna January 30, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Kelly, How exciting!!!! Congrats! You certainly deserve the honor. Both your words and photos are the best!

  • Jessica January 30, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Congratulations!!! That is so wonderful for you! Way to go! 🙂 And so well deserved — your blog is so lovely and friendly.

  • Roberta Warshaw January 31, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Oops, I posted my congratulatory comment on the previous post. Sorry!

  • Antoinette Vogt January 31, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Kelly! What great news, congratulations! I cannot wait to pick up a copy!

  • Laura February 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I just read your wonderful article….really nice job! Your photos are outstanding too!
    Take care, Laura

  • Splendid Little Stars February 4, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    exciting! congratulations!

  • justine February 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I saw your article and just had to come and look at your blog, such wonderful photographs and great posts!

  • maureen February 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Hello Kelly, I wanted to stop by and say congratulations on being featured in Artful Blogging, and having one of your photos on the cover! eeeeeekk! so exciting.
    You have a lovely blog full of beautiful photography and words of much wisdom. I’m overjoyed to be included in the same issue with so many talented bloggers like yourself. (and wasn’t that cover sheet with the magazine the best?)


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