Happy Bloggerversy to Me!!!!!!


My blog is a year old.  I started this blog on December 2, 2007.  I can’t believe that I managed to stay committed to this.  This drawing is an old one that I posted back on Dec 17 when I was just getting started.  It’s one of my favorites.

When I look back at my old entries it almost seems like I drew better then, but feel I’ve grown quite a bit as an artist nevertheless.  I think I’ve gotten rid of my phobia about using color (it’s now just a mild anxiety) and I’ve tackled subjects that I never would have had the nerve to draw back then.  I mean, I never thought I would be able to draw a pez dispenser, but I managed. I really feel that I can draw just about anything now.  I don’t mean it as a brag, but I finally feel that I developed the skill.  It’s not just a fluke when a picture turns out and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.

I want to thank everyone who came by and left a kind word, added me to their blogroll, presented me with an award or just stopped by to check things out.   When you first start a blog you always wonder whether anyone would bother to look, but I have had so many wonderful visitors.  It’s been thrilling and I appreciate it so much.

Well, I intend to keep at it.  I’ll be updating my gallery page soon, maybe even putting an additional one up. Thanks again everyone.

Published by Mellanie C

sketch artist, daydreamer Figurative artist specializing in small format art and portraits.

17 thoughts on “Happy Bloggerversy to Me!!!!!!

  1. Congratulations Melanie! Your blog is always interesting and there is absolutely noo sign of you having a phobia about colour!!

    ( I love how dark those values are in this drawing – and I used to wear the exact same glasses!)


  2. Happy Anniversary! I love my visits to your blog and can’t believe that you have any doubt about your drawing skills. Your portraits always stop me dead in my EDM surfing! Here’s to another year!


  3. congratulations 🙂 This is a wonderful drawing, you really captured a sense of weight of the frame and the reflected lights.
    It is a joy to see blogs like yours that share your drawing and art journey.



  4. Congratulations on your blogversary Mellanie. You have wonderful artwork on your blog and you should be patting yourself on the back (impossible) not doubting anything. Here’s to the next year of blogging.


  5. You say, “I never thought I would be able to draw a pez dispenser, but I managed. I really feel that I can draw just about anything now. ”

    Hold onto that. When you feel you can draw anything, you can. You really can. And still a journey is just beginning.

    Congratulations to you for a fabulous year!


  6. Congratulations to you, Mellanie! Your work has grown, and it also seems to me like you’ve gotten bolder as a result of sharing. I love that part! Happy New Year to you!


  7. Thanks Kris. I appreciate that. I think my work has really grown too. Sharing my drawings has been the catalyst for that growth.

    All the best to you for 2009!


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