Friday, April 4, 2008

Community






Here it is April 2008, two years later. Our connections keep me inspired and hold me to high standards. I revel in illustrating during the week so that I can post on Sunday. I am having so much fun this year!

Let's keep encouraging one another in our growth as writers, knitters, photographers, birders, musicians, cooks, illutrators, film critics, enlightenment seekers, painters, gardners, readers, and peace makers.



22 comments:

T.R. said...

Caroline,

You have managed to put in words and pictures a sentiment I think we all feel. The give and take in this blogworld is mutual, fulfilling and at times rapturous.

Thank you for the unending beauty and grace you bring here.

bobbie said...

I am truly honored that you included me.
You are absolutely correct in what you are saying. We all need one another. Before I started blogging I was pretty much an old lady, sitting around wondering why I was still here. Once I started, I found new friends, encouragement, and even the idea that maybe there was still a reason for my being here. I have been inspired by others to see if there isn't something I might do to justify my existence.
Your work is beautiful, imaginative and exciting. Keep it up.

Sandpiper said...

This is such a wonderful post. I think we all feel that way on some level. Your work is really wonderful and demonstrates your talent and terrific sense of humor and attitude about life. I'm so glad I found your blog. Thank you for including me, too. :) Have fun on your blogging break.

Lana Gramlich said...

I agree about "interbeing." Thanks for being so kind to include me in your lovely work here.
Hope your blogging break is a positive, happy & restful one. Looking forward to your return. Blessings! *hugs*

MojoMan said...

It made me happy to find myself in your collection of inter-beings! My blog is also just two years old and I'm amazed at how the experience and the bloggers I've come to know have suddenly and unexpectedly become a new and important part of my life. I'll make a point of visiting all the blogs on your list, feeling confident that my life will be richer for it.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your post. I like the philosopy behind it. I hope you have a great break. Thanks. David

Marianne said...

Enjoy the break!

I have really enjoyed watching you grow in your story-telling and in your creative process.

Pam said...

I feel the same way about our blog world. An exchange of ideas, feelings and lives. Not to mention good friends who inspire and sustain.

Ginnie said...

It has been wonderful getting to know you, Caroline. It's not just your drawing talent that has improved since 2006...you have grown too and I'm so glad to see that your life is on an up swing. You have always been one of my favorite blogs and I was so happy to see you come back after an extended leave. (New blog title, same person but even more talented than ever!)

mon@rch said...

You always find the most amazing ways of "showing" us things that would be hard to do with words! You also have such an amazing unique blog which makes this such an amazing place to visit each week! Glad we have shared crossed paths!

EMBELLISHER said...

Thank - you Caroline for including me in your drawings/post.great sentiment of inter being which I concur with.Got to say that blogs have become my number one source of inspiration.

Selma said...

You are such a special person. I always feel elated after reading your blog. I agree with you completely. We are many, but we are one. My fellow bloggers are like family to me. I value each and every one.
((((((Hugs)))))

Sacred Suzie said...

I am honoured as well Caroline. You are such a beautiful spirit. I'm glad that we are here to help support you during your creative process to tell you how talented and wonderful you are. You put an amazing amount of energy into your blog and art, you truly are an inspiration to me.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Thanks for the shout out and come back soon! We all love you!

Jess Wundrun said...

What Monkey said!

ellen said...

Caroline, thank you for your words and the beauty of your art. We are all blessed to watch it unfold each week. It's a privilege to be able to be here. I am honored to be included in your circle of community.
Best to you, Ellen

Marlena von L.I. said...

Dahlink,
Community is what this life is all about. It's lovely of you to cite all of your readers. I love what Bobbie said! I forgive you if you left my name off, which I think you did. Je ne regrette rien.

Suzy said...

Thank you, dear friend. I am so pleased to have you back in the Midwest and looking forward to a walk around Wingra soon.

Tari said...

you make me almost wish I had a blog myself (I do, but it's just in my head...)xoTari

nina said...

Oh, Crayons!
So true how we're all interconnected.
You've created such an open and honest forum here--where all are welcome and accepted.
It's that genuineness that comes through in your wonderful images and stories that rewards us for participating in the world of blogging--so much richer than the passing reactions we get from so many face-to-face!
It seems many have the April task to look back and take stock!

Mary said...

I have often wondered the same thing! Your artwork and stories flow so smoothly - a creation that would take the average person weeks to offer here.

I'm in awe of your talent. Please keep the spirit!

And I agree, our communities enrich and feed us. A wonderful, sharing, giving place this blogworld is...

Mary

kate smudges said...

I am so far behind on blog reading - stopping in here & there because fibroid surgery has zapped my energy and stolen my attention. gahh ...

And so I missed this post - your thoughts on blogging are beautifully expressed.