Wednesday was the one year anniversary of my blog. I posted my blog’s purpose the very first day as shown in the picture below.
Source: Mermaid and the Moon II by David Delamare, 2001, text added by me
“She intended to take her place wherever mermaids fit into the scheme of things. “Where do the mermaids stand? All of those who are different, those who do not fit the boxes and the pigeonholes?” “Answer that question,” wrote Fulghum, “And you can build a school, a nation, or a whole world.” As [a] very wise young woman said, “Diversity, like anything worth having, requires effort — effort to learn about and respect difference, to be compassionate with one another, to cherish our own identity, and to accept unconditionally the same in others.”
Source: Barbara Pierce Bush, Commencement Address at Wellesley College, October 22, 2007
I’ve spent the year doing just what I set out to do—celebrating life in a creative way. My blog year began with a tutorial offering and ends with the tutorial series posted this week. They are my gifts to those of you who’ve kindly taken the time to leave encouraging comments over this year.