Thursday, July 31, 2008

Toot-too-toot-toot!!

I thought these Inca lilies/alstroemeria looked a bit like trumpets blasting a little tune - it's Sketch in Time's first birthday! I'm so pleased to still be here - I really wasn't sure that I would keep it up for long, but it's been an enormous pleasure. Got me off my backside as far as drawing, painting or sketching almost daily, helped me to hone in on some of my real interests - rediscovered lovely watercolours after long years of neglect... and meeting all of you, artists, bloggers - some quite awe-inspiring in their proficiency, others fellow-travellers on the way, it's always a joy to see what's coming off your brushes, pencils and pens - and interested visitors... thanks to everyone who's dropped in to have a look and sometimes to leave a comment, I feel part of a very warm and giving community... and look!! I got a present!...
...from Ronell at African Tapestry. Coming from her, one of my blogging, sketching icons who I watched for ages before launching myself forth into the blogosphere, it's a real honour. In her reasons for passing on the award to me... "experiments with all kinds of media, who often tries new directions, new techiniques, new approaches." I think it's called ADD, Ronell, but thanks so much!
And thanks to my sisters, Gillian and Vivienne, who've joined me in this venture - blogging has been a fantastic way to keep in touch with each other's lives over great distances and peep into the little details that make you seem a lot closer - keep going, girls!
Right, onwards and upwards into the next year, whatever it may bring, I hope I'll be sketching it...




5 comments:

Gillian said...

HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of your beautiful blog. It has brought such joy, inspiration and encouragement to me across the miles. Such a pleasure every morning to turn on my poot and immediately click on A Sketch in Time as I sip my morning cuppa, as I'm doing right now!
Well done and much love XXXOOO

africantapestry said...

Happy anniversary again Cathy..how I wish I had your lovely bouquet of lilies! May this coming year be filled with alot of paints and subjects flying around!
Ronell

jacki janse van rensburg said...

nice blog. you found me on typepad, and i found you through your comment. i love your eggshells painting. it must be so much harder to do than flowers.

i will pop in again!

laureline said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, as always. Happy anniversary, Cathy! You are a wonderful artist and I'm so glad we've 'met ;D.'

Cathy Gatland said...

Thank you again, Gin and Ronell, and Laura - another blogging/painting hero of mine - very happy to have met you too!