Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Beginnings and a Giveaway


No stop....you've come to the right place.   Really you have!   It just has a new look thanks to my talented and wonderful friend Trudi from Two Dresses Studio.   As you may or may not know, I took a LONG hiatus from my blog.   I was feeling burnt out, dispirited and downright ambivalent.   I was hoping for that lightning bolt of genius to strike me and tell me what was wrong.   This came in the form of a post by Lenna Andrews.   Lenna had created skinny pages for me on a "Woman Who Dared", Martha Graham and had written a very personal story about her connection with this great woman.   That post nudged me into realizing that I needed to write blog posts about what was going on in my life, in my heart and in my head.  AND I had to be kind to myself and allow time in between posts if that was what I needed to do.

Enter dear Trudi.   Trudi and I have known one another for a while and really "clicked" right from the beginning.   We've had wonderful conversations via email and have exchanged art in groups.   Trudi is an amazing artist and designs blogs as part of her artistry.  For the past week or so, we have been exchanging email messages fast and furiously.  Trudi had seen my photograph of the baby robin and asked if she could play with it.   I was amazed at the depth of our friendship and how well Trudi knew me as a person and wove what she knew into the blog header with symbolism.

So without further adieu, I present to you my new look and my new lease on blogging....oh, and a new piece that I created on the weekend.  I'm giving this altered tin away in celebration so please just leave me a comment if you'd like a chance to win it.   I'll draw on Sunday.

20 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

I love your new header!! The bird is just adorable!! And you I would love to win your tin! Welcome back to blogville!

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is beautiful Heather and I absolutely love your new header - it's fantastic! I would love a chance to win so please do include me and I look forward to reading you whenever you may feel so inclined. penny

Jan said...

Your "new" look is beautiful...and so welcoming.
Sometimes a break is good, isn't it? It makes you sit back and see things in a new light.
WELL, your blog is beautiful and I REALLY like the new piece of art that you made. It reminds me that SPRING is here and we should appreciate it in ALL it's beauty.
Welcome back Heather. Nice job!

Hugs
Jan

Val said...

Welcome back Heather. Great new look. A chance to win a tin of yours, who could resist. Thanks.

Tami Roth said...

I LOVE your blog header and SO glad you are back, Heather! Please draw my name - hee :) Such an awesome piece of art!
Hugs,
Tami

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

You are such a warm soul Heather and an inspiration to all of us who blog to be able to speak our personal truth whether it is in prose or image.
Thank you for your generous comments and I look forward to more and more inspiration from you at a pace that compliments and allows your ralents and musings to shine~!

Laura Haviland said...

Dare to be you ... Fabulous says it all.. Love ya..xoxx
P.S. You never stop amazing me dearest friend.
Or does Trudi,totally peaceful.

Bev said...

Wonderful love the new look Heather have u on my google reader and Trudi too..fell in love with that robin as soon as i saw it , thanks for having a give away so exciting ...

hugz bev

bockel24 said...

What a lovely post (mentioning two of my blog friends), and what a wonderful new design!

Judy said...

What a wonderful blog you have here Heather! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your art and reading more of your wonderful posts!

Truly an inspiring place you have.

La Paix

Judy

genagirl said...

I'd like to enter! It's so cool, I really would love to win!

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Hi Heather,
Your blog is awesome. I have been browsing around and up it popped! Your tin is beautiful, and i would love to have a chance to win it. Thank you so much,
Linda

Kath in Oz said...
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Kath in Oz said...

Heather it is great to see you back blogging. Love the new look and love the new art. Take care. Kath

Alan said...

I agree with everyone else, your new look is great. I would like to have a chance at winning the tin. I hope your new start will be successful. God bless you.

Bev said...

thank u Heather, im over the moon to receive your email this morning to say i have won the beautiful altered tin u made , i wish u all good things and hope u enjoy your wonderful new look blog , god bless

bev

Mary-Beth said...

Love the new look dear Heather, so you!
Be good to yourself!

Bev said...

Heather just short note to let u know the tin arrived and its beautiful im delighted thank u so much i will treasure it ....

hugz bev

stampgram said...

Love the header. Was on the phone with Beckie when I popped over here and saw it...and had to tell her how much I love it. Thanks for sharing the story of how it came to be. What a cute birdie.

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