Monday, August 4, 2008

WOO HOO!! I'm celebrating 100 posts!

Happy blogging to me!
Well, 100 posts, aye, I must say I doubted my ability to keep up regular posting. I've never been a journal or diary person, so I'm feeling quite pleased with myself for achieving this.

During my 100 posts I have met many lovely people and made some amazing friends, I have realised that there are some very talented people out there and got to know a small portion of you. Some of you I admire from a distance. I learn't lots of new techniques, and have been inspired over and over again by the wonderful work you share on your blogs.

I guess most importantly, keeping this blog has encouraged me to create more, to think outside the square and to be brave enough to show the world what I've been making!

Thank you for your kind comments.

This has been a fun adventure!



I made these two lovely pieces of silk paper last weekend. Above: this is made from Tussah silk, and Below: this piece is made from 50% merino wool and 50% silk.

And I'd like to give them away to 2 people who leave a comment during this week, (between 4th and 17th Aug)

Have a great week everyone!
Carole

43 comments:

Carol said...

Congratulations on our 100th post. I love reading about your lovely art work. I would love to be included in your giveaway. thanks.

Purple Missus said...

Congrats on 100 posts Carole.
Blogging also motivates me to be creative so I know exactly what you mean.
I'm raising my cream cake to you for the next 100 posts. :)

P.S. Would love one of your paper pieces.

Debbi Baker said...

And congratulations from me too!! Definitely would love to be included in your anniversary give-away!

PS I love your blog (food and art - what a wonderful combination!) and I love trading with you.

Gudonya said...

Well, Kiwi Carole, I must say
CONGRATS to you on this fine day!
100 posts, you’ve kicked my butt!
If I were you, I’d also strut! :o)

My friend from afar with ideas galore
One of your silk papers I’d LOVE to score!
I’ve admired them throughout your blog
And if I could, both of them I’d hog! :o)

I love your work! Your colors! OH!
The things you paint! The things you sew!
Your talent seems to have no end,
I’m so VERY proud to call you my friend! :o)

Keep creatin’ – don’t stop girl!
I love to visit your colorful world!
I’ll sign off now – to work I must get,
But I’ll always be back – on THAT you can bet! :o)

Love, debmarie

Doreen G said...

Hi Carole --Debbi sent me over to see your blog and I am glad that she did.
And I would love to be in the draw for one of your lovely silk papers.

Doreen G said...

Oh and I meant to say congratulations on your 100th post---silly me for forgetting that.

ANNA said...

congrats on 100 posts - its great when you reach a milestone isnt it!
If love one of your silk pieces so please enter me in your draw

Aileen said...

Woohoo, 100! Bet you didn't know you had that much to say. I am so lazy I might never reach 100. Seems I can either craft or write, both. Love the papers!

Karen South said...

Congratulations on 100 post! Your paper is beautiful and I'd love to have a piece to play with.

katelnorth said...

congrats on your 100th post - would you believe I'm nearing 1000 myself? Wow. Anyway, when i started I also wondered if i'd be able to keep with it, as I've never been a journal person, but I really like it - helps organise my thoughts and goals at the same time as being a part of a great community...

oh, and I'd love to win one of those pieces!

Teresa said...

Wow Carole - what beautiful work you do! Congrats on reaching this milestone, I hope it's the first of many.

Doreen K. said...

Congratulations on you 100th post. Found you on Debbi's blog. I love your blog with all the variety of postings. Your art is wonderful. I don't have much on my new blog, because I am having awful problems upoading any pictures.
Would love one of your beautiful pieces.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. Have enjoyed reading very much. Look forward to the next 100.
Rebecca

sammy said...

100th post... way to go! Blogging is so fun and sure keeps us inspired to let our art be created.... would also love to be included into your give away.....

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Congratulations! I just found your blog through another blogger, and your pieces of silk paper are gorgeous!

Nona Parry said...

WOW!! 100 posts since March is phenomenal!! You Rock, girl!!

Keep up the wildly creative work!

Fannie said...

Congrats, Carole! Thanks for sharing your art.

Ev said...

Debbie pointed me in this direction, I have only just started to explore what you have here, I do love your work. Congratulations on 100 posts.

Michelle said...

Congratulations, Kiwi Carole! Your blog is wonderful - looking forward to the next 100!

ScaryCheri said...

congratrs on the 100th post Carole. Good job. Love the silk papers. Where did you learn that?
I found one of my started altered books, not the one I was looking for and then got side tracked at ARTchix studio and bought some supplies, lol. So that ended my search for now. Had great fishing this week, only 2 days but caught a 34 1/2 inch Northern Pike which was exciting. Write more later sweetie. Hugz, Scary

Colleen said...

Hi Carole, I am intrigued by silk paper. You made it? I will check the rest of t he blog to see how you did it. Thanks for showing this

~*~Patty said...

OH Carol, I would LOVE to be a lucky winner of a sheet of your gorgeous silk paper. How amazing and beautiful! I put a little "plug" on my blog telling about your giveaway....spreading the Love :) Congrats on 100 posts and here's to many many more. I have enjoyed seeing your creativity on your blog (great name BTW), so much great eye candy!!!

The Paris Salon said...

Carole, congrats on 100 posts!! I'm about to reach that myself, and am also planning a giveaway ;) Your blog - and your work - is stunning. I'll post a link here today on my blog - and those silk papers are gorgeous, thanks for the opportunity! Keep on makin' and blggin'!
Gaye

Vinnie Werneck (blog in english) said...

Can you ship it to Brazil? hahaha

great blog... congratulations!!!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Great blog-love your work. Your silk paper looks so beautiful!

Congratulations on your blogaversary!

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oooo lovely give-away! congrats on your journaling...I'm going to go back and peruse and thanks for doing this!!

knuevo said...

Love your books. Congrats on reaching 100!

nkjohnston said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You folks are going to make me try it sometime, but I'd just as soon live vicariously with yours. Ha!

Margaret said...

Well done Carole! Great stuff. So thought of you this week, was in Ireland where I picked up a book titled Altered Books Workshop, Bev Brazelton, now this is one you really need to see! Apart from book shopping I spent the week eating cake (thought of you again:) and wandering along shorelines that could have been anywhere in NZ, ahhh bliss

TracyB said...

Congrats on your 100th post!! And what beautiful paper! If I was the lucky receiver of one, it would have to sit around and be admired for awhile, I don't think I could bring myself to use it right away!!

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd said...

Just came to your blog after a post on one of our groups, but I'll put it on my list to check frequently! What lovely paper! I'd love to win some to use in my art!

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd
dreamsunltd@equestrimin.com

Jacqueline said...

Wow, congratulations on the 100th post! What an achievement (says someone who only publish twice a month... :-( )!!!
I love the silk paper pieces that you made. I have tried it too. The first time it seemed to work well, but the second time (yes, working in an AB in a RR) it did not work at all! What kind of glue do you use?

Hope that you consider me too for the giveaway. You will have a hard job to choose!
Anyway, up to the next 100 posts! (Am off now to read more on you blog, guess not all 100 of them... cause I should be doing some proper work at this moment)
Jacqueline

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Congrats on you 100th post from em, too!!! I'd love to win your beautiful silk paper :))
I really enjoy reading your blog (especially as my daughter is staying in NZ right now and I'm feeling a bit closer to her when reading your blog ;-) )
You are creating wonderful art!

Dagmar from Germany

Lindi said...

Congratulations! 100 posts is quite an achievemnet, especially as they are so enjoyable to read.
I would love to be included in your draw. I'm just getting into all that fabulous fibre art experimentation. It is sooo much fun!

Moonwillow said...

Congradulations on your 100 posts, and how generous of you to do a blog giveaway! Your work is wonderful, full of texture and has a bit of fantasy to it. Kudos!

Nessa said...

I'm so impressed with your blogging ability! And the beautiful papers -- you are brave? to make such beauty, and like someone else said, I'll have to look more into your blog to see how you did it. Making such beauty is such a gift to our world. Keep going keep creating, always!! and if I win, I'll HAVE to write about it in my blog, for sure!!

Blessings to you,
Nessa

Angie in AZ said...

Wow, these papers are gorgeous! I'd be very interested in how you made them. And I'd love to win!

The Vintage Dresser said...

100 posts, wow! I hope that someday I'll be at that point! Congratulations! I absolutely LOVE those silk papers, they are B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!

Tania

Elizabeth Golden said...

The silk paper you made is wonderful.How generous of you to give it away. Somebody is going to be very lucky!
Congrats on your 100th post that is quite an achievement. I have perused your blog and love it!

cat said...

Your work is lovely and you certainly deserve to celebrate. Finishing 100 posts is a major milestone. Congratulations! Your silk paper is beautiful, as is your altered book. Well done!
Cheers,
cat
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Birds of a Feather said...

But, but, is it too late to get into the draw. If so, congrats on your 100th post anyway. See I'm not a sore loser - Anne Marie - Toronto www.fibreartstudios.com

Cathy W said...

I hope I haven't missed my chance to win one of your fabulous pieces! and Congrats on your 100th post -- I've just past my 25th posting, myself!

Blogging is great fun -- such a wonderful way to share what you create & do! (my fingers are crossed ... for me to win here, naturally!)

WendyP said...

congrats on your 100th post - have only just found your blog but will definitely be back again - smiles