One Year

December 21 was my blogiversary. I simply cannot believe that it’s been an entire year. It feels like yesterday that I was introducing myself to the blogging community, a little nervous and extremely excited. And yet, I’ve improved so much as an artist and writer over the past year because of you guys, and have been inspired by every single post I’ve read. Today I thought to myself, “Bet you never dreamed in a million years you’d start a blog, did you? And have the opportunity to design for others? And gain over 200 readers? And so many amazing friends with the most creative ideas?! Please just do one thing for me: don’t stop blogging.” And so, my blogging journey continues with Turtledesk. A huge thank you to all of you who have inspired me and continue to do so. Also, a huge thank you to WordPress for getting me started!

You are all incredible. Keep up the amazing work. Keep blogging. Keep those creative juices flowing. Happy holidays!

P.S. Another monarch butterfly showed up in my backyard a few days ago. It was drawn to the marigolds. I hope it stays for the holidays!

One Butterfly

Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

You know those little magical moments, the ones for which you wait forever to catch a glimpse of—the ones that make time stand still for a few precious seconds, just long enough for you to breathe it all in? I experienced a series of such moments recently, when a monarch butterfly kept returning to my backyard. I just had to run outside and take some photos to share with you! Here are a few magical moments I managed to capture.

Have you ever experienced such a moment? I’d love to hear about it!

In addition to stumbling upon a spectacular butterfly, I had the lovely opportunity to design a logo for another fellow blogger—Darlene Reilley, over at DarWrites. She is a writer and teacher and is absolutely awesome. Go check out her blog!