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Friday, June 15, 2007

One Year Old, Hot Feet Pastel WIP

Can you believe it? My blog is one year old today. The first entry was short and sweet. I never thought i would be able to keep the blog going. Gene keeps a daily journal. I really admire him for that. I have tried before, but would put in a couple of weeks and then it would trickle off to once a week, once a month, etc. He makes lists and schedules. I make lists and never look at them. I always have plenty to say, but the routine of posting almost daily .. well, I'm not good with schedules and keeping to a daily routine. You can tell that by my exercise routine, diet routine, bookkeeping routine, cleaning, putting things away, etc. But, I have posted 297 entries for the 365 days. Some days I post more that once a day which means that I missed quite a few days. Oh well.

I worked on the feet painting. I feel the shadows are too strong for the lighting and will adjust that. The legs are too skinny, more adjusting. I should have taken another photo in the process but it is hard to stop when you get on a roll.

I have kept my web page going since September of 2003, so I am consistent in some of my endeavors. Guess I am good for another year in the blogger world, see how it goes.


Joanna said...

Woo hoo! One year old. Way to go, Mom.

Leslie said...

Congratulations, Jo! I love that you blog. A year is a significant milestone. How has blogging helped/hindered your artmaking?
Now it's Gene's turn to blog.

Jo Castillo said...

Joanna, thank you. My web presence is very much a result of your help and encouragement, you know? Hugs.

Jo Castillo said...

Leslie, thank you. I will work on answering your question for the next blog. How about that?

"JeanneG" said...

Congratulations on making it a year. Mine will be a year old on the 19th. I wouldn't have remembered the exact date so after reading yours, looked back at the date of my first blog. I knew it was in June.

It's funny how much you can do in a year. And with the blog, we can keep track of it a lot easier. And like Gene, you do journal...just online instead of in a book. Many people find journaling online easier. I sporadically journal in a book, but it scares me that some relative will read them. I put much more personal stuff in the handwritten one. I hope they instantly combust the day I am gone. lol

If I traveled as much as the two of you, I'd have to journal just to keep my whereabouts straight.

Jo Castillo said...

Jeannne, Thanks for stopping by. I think posting to the blog is a little like paying for an exercise class, you are embarrassed not to do it when you have an audience. Ha. I have done much better with this than a hand written journal.

Congratulations on your year as well. :)


Chuck Law said...

Hey Jo
Happy Blog-Birthday!!!
I like the Little Hot Feet...and I just Love the Sentinels.
Isn't Blogging Great? Here's to another year filled with art and interest.

Jo Castillo said...

Chuck, Thanks. Guess this means we have checked on each other for about a year. Wow! Thanks for the comments.

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