Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Celebrating One Year

Yep, it's official!  My art blog is a year old.  It's been a year since I was first introduced to the 'blogging' world.  Prior to that I had no idea what blogging was.  I thought it was just something that celebrities did.  Apparently anyone can blog.  Well, almost anyone.....I'd have to say my dad might struggle a bit.  Sorry Dad.

I love how my blog has helped connect me to so many other talented artists from around the world, literally.  I've connected with wonderful people from Australia, Canada, the Philippines, Germany, and the list goes on.  Not to mention, my fellow American bloggers.  Through blogging I have found my local art organization, Licking County Arts, as well as artists within my own state, some being just minutes away.  The Internet truly is amazing.
There will be no cake or balloons or party.  I'm simply pleased with what I've accomplished through creating this blog.  I still have some quirks to work through.  It's not perfect.  I have yet to figure out how to create a newsletter.  So for those of you still awaiting an email with a newsletter, don't hold your breath.  I am currently researching it at this time and hope to get one up and running this summer.  We'll see.  For now, you can still visit my blog to see what I'm up to.  You can also find me on facebook at Gretchen Bjornson ART.  I'm getting ready to hit a milestone there as well.  I'm only 9 people away from 100!  I do plan to celebrate with some kind of giveaway when I hit the big 100.

Thanks to those of you who are loyal followers.  I'm a mom first, so my blogging habits may be sporadic as I still have to manage a household, feed my family, and make my way through mounds of laundry that seem never ending before I can settle in to do what I love....which is art.

So here is what I'm currently working on.  A watercolor of wild horses.  It's still a work in progress, but it's coming along nicely.  My focus on this piece was color harmony and looseness. (Is that even a word?) 

On to another year of blogging..... 


  1. Best wishes !!!!!!
    You're a great artist!

  2. Congratulations! This blog is so inspiring. Many years ahead!

  3. Congratulations! Isn't it amazing, this blogging experience!? I love your blog, your horses are amazing!

  4. Congradulations, Gretchen!! I must admit, I enjoy blogging, too.

  5. Congratulations! You said it so eloquently how we all feel about blogging. As for the newsletter...check out the Artist Helping Artist blog. Dream and Leslie have a weekly blog radio show and give really good tips. They talk often about putting out a newsletter and the different sites that can help. (http://artistshelpingartistsblog.blogspot.com)

  6. Congratulation dear Gretchen on your one year anniversary, looking forward to seeing much more of your wonderful art. :)

    xoxoxo ♡

  7. Thanks Franz!

    Irina....I'm glad my blog can be inspirational. Likewise, I find yours to be inspirational to me as well!

    Thanks Judy and Kathryn!

    Thank you for the tip Gaylynn. I have seen the Artist Helping Artist blog, but I'll have to check it out again to see what they suggest.

    Thank you Dianne!

  8. Congrats on your milestone. I will soon be reaching my year as well. Love your running horses, you captured their movement so well! :-)

  9. Congratulations Gretchen. Looking forward to many years of looking at your great work. Blogging is great. With all our commitments we still manage to enjoy our art and the great friends we meet on our journey into the wonderful world of art and blogging.

  10. Congrats on a year! Its great being a follower, I love watching your work develop :) xx

  11. Thanks Crystal....congrats on your upcoming anniversary as well.

    Dors, it sure is fun connecting with people like yourself through this blogging thing!

    Thank you Pat. Likewise...it's been a joy following your blog as well!

  12. Congratulations on your one year blogger-versary!! Here's to many more!



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