Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Blog!...I mean Year!!

Ice clings to the twigs, and lights in my front yard.

If your holiday season was anything like mine you're ready for a break, and a long nap. Hopefully though you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's. I personally couldn't wait for the new year to start, 2009 had not been a good year. Most recently my beloved cat Isabelle, whom I had since the month after my 15th birthday, passed away in November from an aggressive cancer. She was eleven years old, and had the sweetest and most amazing personality. It was devastating for me, and not a day goes by that I don't miss her greatly.

On a more positive note, I have been working hard on new projects, layouts, etc. for The Angry Pincushion. I came to several realizations as well on my blogging hiatus. I came to the conclusion that instead of trying to create a blog that was uniquely mine I felt I was in a constant competition against other creative and craft blogs. I wasn't having fun doing my projects and posts,
and that's really what it should be about: Fun! I was fretting over how many readers I had, mad I didn't have a fancy camera or photoshop, and always reading the popular craft blogs and comparing mine to their's. This will not be the case anymore. I will strive hard to stay true to myself, and my creative outlets, and hope to entertain or inspire a few people along the way!


Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Welcome back to Never-Land!

Average John said...

This is an amazing photo Gretchen. It would make a great framed picture. You should think about it.