Thanks to everyone who reads, has read, and has replied to my posts over all these years! I have met a lot of wonderful people, and I am happy to be able to continue communication with you either through your blog, or other social networks.
Ahh, social media. You fickle thing, you. I think the first on-line group I ever joined was through AOL. Then Yahoo groups for ATC/art swapping. I joined LiveJournal to start an actual blog in October of 2005, and I'm still there...barely. Most of the folks I was trading ATCs with and doing other art mail swapping through Yahoo groups during those early years were there. But not many are left at LJ - some I have lost contact with, some are on FB and/or Instagram now.
After reading a bunch of blogs about perfume, I began scribbling my perfume blog
(from January 2010 - October 2014). I started this blog - mostly art/craft/life - while I was still perfume blogging (March of 2012) but it became too confusing to me so I merged them in 2014.
Not sure when I'll completely close the book on this blog. For awhile now, I cannot find a lot of happy things to talk about at length. I try not to obsess about the negative, but I'm struggling with that. Not only with politics and the screaming narcissist toddler, but other things, too. That's why IG suits me better at the moment - I can find at least one cheery thing to photograph every once in awhile. It's my therapy.
The chickens looking glamorous in the early evening light: