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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura
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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Blogaversary

Today is the day of my first blogaversary!! 
It was one year ago today when I launched Artfully Musing and now 517 posts later; whew what a year it has been.  I am so grateful to all of you who follow me, be it through Blogger, Email (Feedburner), Pinterest, Facebook etc.  Your comments and support inspire me and my hope is always to inspire you.  Thank you.   I would also like to thank the Creative Team members (Connie, Fran, Julia, Karol, Marilyn, and Naomi) who contribute their art to the blog.  These ladies are also my close friends, art buddies and were instrumental in pushing me to do more with my art.  I’m looking forward to another fabulous year of art and sharing.  I hope you are excited to go with me. 
For today’s post I thought I would take a walk down memory lane and post some of my favorite art pieces from the past year.  For me, looking at these pieces I can see an evolution in my art.  I can see where I decided to try new things (steampunk), abandoned the idea that the art had to be a certain size and just went with the size that worked the best and where I tried new techniques and products.  Who knows what will be next.
Art Nouveau - Glass Art

Faberge Inspired Collage
Closed

Open
Le Courtesan – Altered Cabinet Card

Dress Form
Butterflies Follow Her Everywhere
 Steampunk Owl
Living a Boy’s Adventure Tale
Mermaid Garden

Marie Antoinette Domino Book


High Flyers - Altered Altoids Tin
Fairy Queen

Behind the Garden Wall
 Lost in Time

Ship Ahoy
Voyages Extraordinaires
Witches Apothecary
 
 Witches Mask
 Tomorrow I’ll post the giveaways up for grabs this month. 

53 comments:

Debi said...

laura, congrats on 1 year of blogging :-) your work is so inspiring for me, your art always blows me away x Debi x

Terri Kahrs said...

Congratulations and Happy Blogaversary! These pieces are just stunning!!! I'm now sitting in a pool of drool - each piece is fantastic in it's own right! Hugs, Terri xoxox

Rhea said...

Congrats, what a lovely year in review!

Createology said...

Huge Congratulations Laura. Your art is masterpiece quality. It always draws me in and entrances me. Happy Blogiversary and I am so very glad I found your blog to follow. Wonderful year ahead of more art and blogging...

bobbie said...

I remember so many of these!! Congrats on your anniversary ~ may you share many more with us!!!

ImagiMeri said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary! Your work is nothing short of astounding and inspires me to shoot for the moon!

Hugs,
Meri

smokeysmom said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND CONGRATULATIONS! Your blog is a complete success in my eyes. I loved looking at your past art, especially a few of my very favorites! Here's to many more years! Hugs, Maggie

Yvonne said...

WOW, what a gorgeous creative year you have had, Laura! Looking forward to many more years :)

Deedles said...

Happy Blogaversary!
All your work is beautiful and very inspiring.

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Laura, Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! Your work is always so beautiful. Thank you for sharing, I missed some of this beautiful work. It is always a treat to see what you are creating, you are such an inspiration. Hugs, Terri

sonya said...

Happy Blogaversary! I loved looking back at your beautiful work. It is soooo inspiring.
Hugs,
Sonya

Daniele said...

congratulations and happy blog anniversary, your art always makes my jaw drop, you are one very talented lady, looking forward to the next twelve months of jaw dropping inspiration
hugs and best wishes

Ephemera said...

WOW what a stunning year it has been for you Laura. Your work is inspirational and amazingly intricate and so gorgeous. Congratulations and please please continue making your fabulous artwork. XX

Dorthe said...

Congratulations, your art is FABOLOUS --happy -
xo Dorthe

Dorthe said...

Congratulations, your art is FABOLOUS --happy -
xo Dorthe

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Happy aniversary and congratulations! Keep up the good work!

Joanne said...

Happy Anniversary Laura. One year means that's how long you have been thrilling me with your gorgeous art. I am thrilled you will continue and I look forward to each and every post.
Hugs Joanne xx

Gio said...

Happy anniversary!!
don't know which one to chose amongst with beauties!

Karenliz said...

Happy Anniversary! Your art is always so inspiring and beautiful. I've always loved the Boy's Adventure. Although all your domino books are gorgeous. Here's to another wonderful year!

artbywendy said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! What amazing work! Stunning!

BLISS angels said...

Happy Blogaversary Laura and here to the many stunning peices of art to come in the next year... I wish I could choose just one as my favorite alas no I love them all and can't wait to see what you create next Hugs wendy

Terri said...

Is it any wonder that I (we) follow your blog. I may not comment all the time but I love your style of work. This post highlights it beautifully. Congratulations on another year of blogging.

artistamyjo said...

Big Congrats on your one year blogging.
Your beautiful artistic creations impress me more each time I visit.
You are truly unique.
Hugs

Sarah said...

Beautiful highlights of a very creative year. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, your art, and your creative spark.

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Beautiful inspiration does not even begin to describe what you have here. Happy one year of blogging, I know I am happy each time I visit.
enJOY a lovely week,
Kimberly

fairyrocks said...

Happy Blogaversary!!
I am not sure how I found you, but as it goes in yje bloggy world,
I am so happy I did. Your creativity adds so much inspiration to my world!!
Thanks Fair Lady

Bree said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Your work is so lovely and inspiring! Congratulations on a successful year, and many more to come :)

Lululiz said...

Is it really only a year? You have become so much part of every day for me, it seems you have been around forever. Congratulations on your first Blogaversary. I hope you will continue for a very long time to share your fantastic art with us. It is such a treat.

cmoh said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! I am so glad that I found and follow your blog, your work is so inspiring and lovely and jut out of this world. I look forward to seeing what you do in the next year and once again Happy Blog Anni!

Hugs
Caroline

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Happy Anniversary! I always love visiting your blog, your work is so fabulous. Thanks for sharing it with us xx

Martina2801 said...

Dear Laura,
congratulations and Happy Anniversary! You make such a wonderful art, such a variety and very inspirational!! I have high regards for your work!
May you celebrate many more:-)
Hugs
MARTINA xxx

Tarnished Rose said...

Happy Blogaversary! As always, your art is beautiful and amazing.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Janet Ghio said...

Happy blog aversary! Your art is just so incredible--I am so happy I found your blog! I always look forward to your posts!

CreativSpirit said...

Laura, can it be that you have only been blogging for one year? It seems much longer that I have been enjoying your beautiful art. Happy Blogaversary, and looking forward to your next year of inspiration. Thanks for your generosity, I am so happy to be the lucky ownner of one of your lovely little gems.

Rob

Elaine A said...

Congratulations on your one year blogging anniversary. What a happy day it was for us when you decided to take up blogging. I am always amazed by your work Laura. You make the most wonderful treasures. You are so generous with your art, and with sharing your knowledge. I love your blog, you have so much useful information. For me, when I visit your blog its like being a kid in a candy store, so much to look at and explore. So thank you very, very much for all you do, and for being so very special.

Elaine Allen

Kris Dickinson said...

Congratulations on your Blogoversary Laura! I so enjoy your art and I'm very fortunate to be the recipient of many of your amazing creations. Here's wishing you many more years of inspired art and design!

xox Kris

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary Laura! xo

Mina said...

Happy 1st blogaversary! You are an amazingly gifted artist.

Rhissanna said...

Happy Blogaversary to you! I've come rather late to the party, I fear. You do have some wonderful things. The mask! The altered Altoid tin! All glorious!

Rhonda said...

And such a fabulous year it has been! Your compilation of work is amazing and your generosity is inspiring. Happy Blogaversary, can't wait to the beautiful art you will produce and share with us in the year to come. Congratulations!

Terri Daugherty said...

I am so glad your friends encouraged you to start blogging! I had no idea one could do so much with an ATC. You have inspired me in so many ways Laura, happy blogaversary!!

Rett said...

*Two Thumbs Up* Love your art, Laura. Happy Blogaversary!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

congratulations on your anniversary! your beautiful, awesome work is so inspiring to me and i so enjoy visiting your blog. thank you also for your generous giveaways.

Victoria said...

Happy Blogaversary! I always come to your site for inspiration! It always makes me smile! Congrats!

JoAnne said...

Happy Blogaversary Laura! I enjoyed the year in review.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Your work is truly some of the best I've found online or anywhere.
I applaud you!!!!
Happy, Happy Blogiversary, my dear! And many more to come,we hope!
:)
Rose & Co.

Electra said...

Congratulations Laura on your blogversary! I"m so glad I found you, your art is always so lovely!!!

M Smith Gentry said...

Congrats, Laura...look at all of the beautiful things you've accomplished and created this year...wow, I am in awe. You have to know that you have inspired me to step outside of the box, go bigger, go smaller, try different colors, and also to just create to be creating. Thank you!! :) Looking forward to seeing what you'll be up to in the new year...and before. :)

Sue Young said...

Congratulations
Laura ! What an achievement! I stii say someone needs to open a museum dedicated to you and your stunning work. Truly. It is museum quality.
I'm hoping a bit of your talent will rub off on me when we meet next week! Lol

SusanLotus said...

I love your creations! They are so inspiring and I hope you will blog and create many many years further.
Congratulations to your Blogaversary!

JeanFB said...

Happy, happy blogaversary! These pieces are absolutely exquisite! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration with us. :)

Denise said...

congratulations on your blog. Love your stuff, very creative and inspiring. thank you for sharing.
Denise J.

Deb (dcorder) said...

Happy Blogaversary! I don't comment often but I'm an avid reader. I love your gorgeous art!