Thursday, August 21, 2008


This is my word for the year. I thought it was a good time to revisit it and tell you all how grateful to you I am.

Thank you for stopping by as often as you do and taking the time to read the babble of my life and actually leave comments about it all. If it weren't for ya'll, I would never have pushed myself in the artistic direction I have, I never would have had the guts to open two Esty shoppes (and coming soon a Lollishop shoppe!), I never ever would have had the guts to register for something as grand and far away from home as Silver Bella! So again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

The little "gratitude birdie" above will soon be flying off to her new home. I have several other little "gratitudes" sitting on my desk, amongst all of the other half finished projects, waiting for their finishing touches. Then they too can be sent to their new homes.

I hope you all have a beautiful Thursday!


Jenn said...

Thank you for you! I have enjoyed getting to know you and your art is fabulous fabulous fabulous!

Sherry said...

((((Alisa))))) ♥
Gratitude is one of my key words, one of my favourite ones and one I use every single day -- I grateful to know you!

Sherry said...

I also know English good yes??! I am grateful to know you!!! lol!!!

Stink Bone Jones said...

I know what you mean about the gratitude thing. I don't think I would have ventured out into swaps and all sorts of new projects if it weren't for the positive comments from ladies in our community.

Your collage is lovely!

Whitney Johnson said...

You are fabulous! I'm so proud of you, and I've loved watching your progress since our first swap! It is wonderful to have the support of others in this sweet blogging community. I love getting your comments on my blog (...someone cares...). Thank you, I'm grateful for you!

Lori said...

great post Alisa, you summed up very nicely just what it is that makes blogland so very wonderful!!! your collage is lovely, great picture too!!!

Brenda Kula said...

When you try to explain blogging and the community, people "outside" look at you askance. Because you just don't get it if you aren't in it with us. It's sort of like a Norman Rockwell painting, in that there is such support, acceptance, and people rooting for one another. But then, I think perhaps it's because the "bunch I run with" are mainly women. And women are typically nurturing.

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

I LOVE your artwork!!! It's amazing. I'm so glad you are rooming with me at SB. If not for you... I probably wouldn't be going either. :) xoxo, Joanna PS. I have really enjoyed all of our daily conversations this week.

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Your blog is inspirational and for that, I am grateful to you! I love your bird collage...beautiful!!!

Diane said...

Alisa, this picture is definitely "you" in style! All of your work is so soft and welcoming and feminine. I love this! I know what you mean about gratitude - I'm grateful too for all of the creative blogging friends I've made. Imagine how many of these people we'd never have met in 10 lifetimes without the internet and without blogs!

Sandy Michelle said...

Hey Alisa! I couldn't have sais it better! Thank you to you for always stopping by with sweet comments!!! Your birdy collage is fabulous!

Sandy xoxo

Caleen said...

I love the Bird collage. It is so great that you started a new venture
with your etsy shops and new ideas.
I love your post. I agree that there are so many wonderful people in blogland that make it all worthwhile.
Thank you for visiting my blog. Thank you!

Diane said...

Alisa, because it is always such a pleasure for me to see your posts on my blog, because you create such pretty and happy looking art, because you are always kind and have nice things to say and a wonderful sense of humor, I'd like to invite you to stop by my blog to receive a Happiness Award!
Thank you for always making me smile!

Beth Quinn said...

love this !!!! so beautiful alisa !!!

Heidi ( said...

Hi! I saw that you are in Natalea's "I Want Candy Shop", so am I! And now I read that you'll be attending Silver Bella, too! Should be fun, I'm also going and this is my first year!

Beautiful collage.


tiffany~ shabby scraps said...

What a perfect word for the year! Kind of my word for this year too, it's a good your bird collage, and Iam glad I could inspire you with my home!
xoxo, Tiffany