28 December 2008

Well 2008 has been a wonderful year for me.

I have met so many wonderful artists, made new friends, reconnected with old friends and enjoyed my travels both abroad and in Australia.

To all my blogging pals, I want to thank you all, from the very bottom of my heart and soul, for you continued support of my blog and my art. I truly appreciate all your visits and comments.

I hope to see many of you some time next year.

I hope that those who celebrated Christmas had a lovely time.

I want to wish you all a very safe, happy, healthy and creative 2009.

There are some friends/artists that I met this year
but don’t have photos of so I want to say thanks to...

Susan Tuttle for having faith in me and allowing me the honour and privilege of being in her book, Exhibition 36.

Linda & Opie for their kindness and support and those wonderful tin snips!

Lynne Perrella for her wise counsel, sage advice, support and above all, friendship.

Much love


Anonymous said...

beautiful...simply beautiful.
i got all choked-up seeing the faces of my teachers, the comaraderie, and joy you all shared over the year...
the pic of you and michael...OY!
here's to you dear friend...a healthy, happy, prosperous year!

seth said...

What a great way to honor and remember the year. Well done!

Ro Bruhn said...

What a jam packed year Judy and next year sounds even more so. This is a great way to celebrate the year and bring back lovely memories for all of us. Happy New Year to you, Michael and your family. See you soon.

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

happy new year to you ^^

deMeng said...

very nice, very sweet, bebe.
you look great on a tractor...Green Acres theme song comes to mind.

kecia said...

i couldn't get the slide to work on my &%#@!% computer - so i'll have to view it on a different one, dang it! but anyway, it looks like it will be cool! thanks for stopping by and wishing me a happy new year. it was great to meet you too. you are so talented, but down to earth at the same time; a quality i always admire.
take care and here's to a prosperous and fullfilling new year to both of us!
my best,

gina armfield said...

Love the music and the slide show - you were blessed with many friends this year - I can say I feel blessed myself to be considered one of them. Have a Joyous New Year!

Lynn said...

Happy New Year Judy,
May 2009 be as wonderful and then some as 2008 was for you!!!!
Many more successes, publications, prizes, friendships, art making, etc. etc. etc. beyond your wildest dreams...

Thank you for your inspiring, encouranging, complimenting, words and posts. Keep on creating!!!!
I feel MORE for having "met you" here. ;-)

...and thank you for my gift too!

debi said...

Hi sweetie!
You also have a beautiful New Year and "here's to my dear loving yaya sista down under"! xo...deb

michelle ward said...

waaaa! what a cool slide show. YOU are so photogenic and i have such cool shoes *grin* lots of adventures for you this year - i was so pleased to catch you on two! i'll never pass a bus stop without looking at the graphic.

Jen Crossley said...

Wow Im exhausted just watching your video what a year you have had my friend and next year sounds even busier.
Happy New Year to your family

Sarah said...

Fabulous side show Judy, you sure have been places this year and met some wonderful people. Still I loved the kiss of death of the wine glass the best..LOL That sure was memorable..

redness said...

Thank YOU for sharing such memorable people, places, joy and fun in your usual inimitable way ... here's to a mighty fine 09. Hugs, xo.

Suze said...

Oh Judy...that was just fabulous. Thanks for including the one of us...I was thrilled. You've had quite some year!
I think I just might have to "borrow" that idea and try to do one on my blog too. Happy last night of Chanukah..I'm going to post a really hysterical "Twas the night Before Chanukah" story...I think you'll want to catch it. XXXOOO

Carmi said...

Oh Judy! That was brilliant...it made me realize just how much you travelled this year!
And I agree...you manage to look fab in each and every photo!

dede warren said...

Love that Judy!!! Happy New you to you as well, what a great look back at 2008.

xoxo, Dede

Judy Wise said...

You are loved by so many and you make each of us feel so well loved in return. May fortune continue to smile on you Judy. You are a light.

Karen Cole said...

was finally able to open it in Firefox.

Beautiful photos of a beautiful year.

may the next one be as grand.

You are a deer....oops....I meant dear!!


Leslie said...

Well, how fun was that little look back! I feel so privileged to have met you in 2008, and to have witnessed many of those moments you shared. I look forward to many more in the coming year!


LK said...

Oh that was wonderful!!! Right back at you, dear one! xoxoxoxoxo

Chrisy said...

Great to stumble across your blog and your etsy store...hope to follow along in the future...

Diana said...

Give me a minute to get a tissue to wipe the tear falling from my eyes. How wonderful to see your memories of this year captured in photos of so many familiar faces. So many people following their bliss. So many lives and hearts you have touched. Thank you for sharing, Judy. Wishing you a joy-filled 2009.

Susan Tuttle said...

Dear, sweet Judy! And I am thankful for you -- for your friendship and for sharing your talent and beautiful spirit -- my book would not be complete without it.

Your video is lovely -- very sentimental.

I look forward to meeting up with you after A&S Nova Scotia on your way through Maine in the new year!

Happy New Year!


vivian said...

loved your video girl, what a year for you! loved catching up and would love to catch up some more ;) wishing you all the best for 2009 and may all your dreams come true!

rochambeau said...

Thank you Judy for this beautiful montage! While watching it was touching to see all the people you have met and especially to see the one's I know that connect me to you like Karen, Leslie and Susanna!!

Happy Hanukkah!

Wishing you all the best in 2009!!

mendytexas said...

Happy Happy New Year! LOVED your work in Exhibition 36!! So glad to have found your gorgeous blog!

Judi said...

Ah, that was lovely...thanks for the gift of that. That last picture of you and Michael is smashing - it's in a frame, I'm sure :-)
Happy New Year! See you in 2009.

Shelly said...

What a lovely tribute, and set to one of the most moving songs there is.
Fabulous photo of you and Michael DeMeng at the close.
All the best to you and your family for 2009 !! And thanks again, Judy, for being such a generous spirit and sharing your art, passions and pursuits with us.

Jenny Doh said...

So grateful to have been connected to you through Ruth and Kristen. On behalf of The Accidental Crafter and all the rest of the crew ... Happy New Year!
Lots of love,

Pearl Maple said...

Happy New Year to you too.
Thank you for filling your blog all year long with all kinds of wonderful creative inspiration.

Chris said...

Loved this, and was surprised at how many people I recognized, and I don't even know you! But your blog is a favorite and I enjoy your adventures so much. Here's to a fabulous 2009, with more friends, more explorations, more love and more art!

MizCarla said...

That was precious!! I'm happy you had a great 2008 and wish you all the best for 2009.


Sarah said...

I know Judy you must get a million of these, but as an official stalker of your blog, I have a little somthing on my blog for you.. Love you lots Judy...

Suzan Buckner said...

Judy, if you have a moment, will you hop over and see my M.DeMeng altered art doll...LOL...It was FUN!!Thanks!!

Arting Around said...

And a wonderful, creative, love filled, peaceful New Year to you! Thank you for all the beauty you have added to this world and for the inspiration you provide to all of us!
Terry Ross