Happy Birthday to “Sandra Conner … By the Book”! Yes, it has been one whole year today. I know that because February 1st is my personal birthday as well. I had not deliberately planned to begin my third blog on my birthday, but it worked out that way. As I was posting my “About” page for this site last year, I thought how appropriate it was that I was giving birth to a new extension of myself on this particular day.
So mainly I just want to say, “Thank You!” to all of you readers out there who have made this blog an adventure and a great joy this past year. So many of you have become friends whom I cherish, and several of you are brand new acquaintances I am genuinely pleased to meet and will hopefully get to know very well in the near future.
I do appreciate the connections and communication with so many creative, talented people. It’s the creativity in each of us that fosters, nourishes, and edifies the creativity in one another. I have had the privilege this whole past year of being the recipient of your encouragement, your stimulation, once in a while your correction, and always your affection. That blessing adds greatly to my happiness as I celebrate this birthday.
I also want to specifically thank my life-long friend Terry Valley for the artwork that serves as my header photo this week. Terry is a professional photographer and graphic artist, and he created this piece and sent it to me for use on my blog.
Well, I’m ready for a party. I hope each one of you has a day as happy as mine.