Sunday, March 29, 2009

standing tall on shadow shot sunday + 1 year anniversary!!


yesterday was my one year anniversary of blogging. woo hoo! words can't describe how much enjoyment i get from my blog. it has opened up a whole new creative outlet for me, makes me feel fulfilled and has helped me to develop a whole new bevy of skills. i'm proud of what i do and walking tall!!



i've been thinking about how to commemorate this one year anniversary for some time. yesterday i stumbled across hey harriet's blog where she started the shadow shot sunday post and each week invites others to participate. since i've so enjoyed capturing shadow shots this past year i thought it would be great to showcase some of my favorite shadow shots. if you'd like to participate in shadow shot sunday just click on the link on my sidebar! i'm going to make this a regular weekly sunday feature on my blog!!










and, finally, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who reads my blog, leaves comments and offers such wonderful support. it means the world to me!

35 comments:

Susan said...

Congratulations Julie !!! & Happy Anniversary. I totally agree with you. Blogging has changed my life as well and only in very good ways. I am constantly in awe of the amazing creative talent that exists out here in blogland, talent that is an ongoing huge inspiration for me. Thank you !! for being one of those who continually lift me up & inspire.
xo, S & les Gang

Special hugs for sweet Presley from all of us.

cindy : quaint said...

happy anniversary, julie! ours is next week, too. i've really enjoyed meeting you and learning about your work. you are definitely an inspiration. the photos are wonderful - love the shadows. here's to another great year!

steviewren said...

Congratulations Julie! I'm happy to have discovered your blog. It's been fun watching your creative process and learning more about you this year.

I agree with you that blogging helps to develop a new skill set. It has greatly improved my bad typing habits...something that nothing else has prevailed against.

You cast a long shadow girl!

BLOGitse said...

Congratulations!
great collection of shadows!
happy SSS!

Hey Harriet said...

What an amazing selection of shadows you've shared here! Thanks so much for joining in Shadow Shot Sunday. Great to hear that you'll be regularly participating. I'm very much looking forward to seeing more of your super shadows :)

Hey Harriet said...

Ooops. I forgot to say congrats on your first year blog anniversary. Happy birthday bloggy!

Sylvia K said...

First of all, congratulations Julie, on your Blog anniversary! My one year anniversary is coming up in July and like the others, I can't begin to express how blogging has changed my life in so many beautiful and fun, creative ways! Next, your shots are fabulous! Just beautiful! I love them all! Here's to another fabulous year!

Diahn said...

Happy blogaversary! I'm so glad we "met" in this wonderful place!

Love Love Love the shadows!!

Wildeve said...

Congratulations! What a great way to celebrate. i love your shadow shots-isn't it fun? The one of the rees reminds me of a painting my sister did.

lori vliegen said...

happy anniversary, sweet gal! you have inspired me in ways that you'll never know! and you continue to do so with your shadow shots...i LOVE what you can do with a camera!! :)

NANCY LEFKO said...

great photos !!

congrats on your 1 year anniversary :)

Shannon said...

What a GREAT way to commemorate your blog-versary! and that TALL shadow is FABULOUS!!! I really need one of those sometime soon! This is the second I've seen this week!

ahab said...

So many beautiful, interesting shadow shots -- good work!

Artist Unplugged said...

Congratulations on your year!!! I can concur that blogging has lit a fire under me creatively and it is very enjoyable. Lots of inspiration from the blogosphere for sure. I love all your shadow photos, they are awesome!

Christine said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Hope you'll keep blogging for many more years to come.

Susan said...

Hey Julie. Do you have Kelly Rae Roberts book Taking Flight ? I just got it (from Amazon) last week and I'm finding it Amazing ! especially all the new materials and techniques - thought of you instantly.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Congratulations! And what beautiful shadows. Isn't blogging magical? I'm approaching my 2nd anniversary in just a few months and I can not begin to tell you how much I have grown as a writer and the confidence I've gathered along this journey. I wish you many more blogoversaries!

jess gonacha said...

wow, what a great collection of shadow images-- they are gorgeous! i love that one of the birds. :) congrats on the one year anniversary-- how exciting!

PrairiePeasant said...

Hi Julie and Congratulations on your blogaversary! I love your blog, and I'm so glad I found it. Thanks always for your inspiring thoughts and images.

Donna said...

Great shadow shots that you captured, Julie! Beautiful photos.

Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary!

Hugs,
Donna

Wildeve said...

Oops. I meant to say trees.

Robyn said...

Congrats on your first anniversary, Julie. It's been great popping over to visit and see what you're up to. Blogging certainly has opened the door to all sorts of skills and friendships. If it wasn't so early in the morning I'd drink a champagne toast to you and another to blogging :-)

Sweet Repose said...

And so a new world and adventure has begun...this wonderful world of blog is a dream come true for this would be traveler, meeting new friends aplenty is what it's all about.

It will be a year in April for me, my how time flies when one is having fun...I never knew I could write prose either...till the blog, happy SSS.

Fannie said...

Stand tall, Julie! I'm in your shadows. ;-D

Congrats on your blogging anniversary. I, too, enjoy taking shadow photos and had no idea that others enjoyed it too.

I'm glad to have met you and look forward to following you for the next year and more!

You're special!

Debbie Egizio said...

Julie, I'm so glad that you joined the blog world. Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary. Woohoo!!! Glad I found ya. Take care buddy!!

Jenn said...

Happy, Happy 1 year Anniversary Julie!! Blogland is a happier place because you are in it:):):)

xoxo...jenn

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Julie, I want to congratulate you on your blogeversary! I love your art and appreciate your sweet comments on my blog.The shadows are great. That would be a neat grouping or series with all shadows. My blog anniversary will be coming up in May. I started looking on blogs in Nov 07, but didn't start officially blogging until May. Isn't it wonderful blogging and meeting new friends.

supplies overflowing! said...

I guess I am a little late in gettting here- Congrats to you on your anniversary-
love the photos!
jenny

Martha Lever said...

Love your blog--and your great shadow whots! Love the print you send me. Thanks!!!

Kerri Jean said...

Congratulations Julie! I know just how you feel about blogging. It's another venue for self expression, as well as a wonderful community of like-minded souls. Great shadow pics! Wonderful play of light.

Staci Danford said...

I so understand your love and fulfillment in the world of BLOG.. It is so much fun to meet people we call friends through a little screen on your desk. I just feel like I know people's heart through their creativity and blog postings.. It is a joy to "know" you.
Staci

XUE said...

Congratulations Julie! I can still remember your earlier posts!

That is the chicken said...

Congratulations on your year! You have some stunning shots! I love the laundry basket and the guy paddling!

Mmm said...

Love the shadows and, btw, congrats on your 1 year blog anniversary. Here's to many more wonderful years to come. Some non blogger friends amongst us, just don't get it, do they?1 :)

Brenda Heisler said...

Happy Anniversary Julie! One year? I would have guessed it was longer. You really have great talent with your blogging and your art.

Love those shadow photos. I'd never given much thought to shadows before, but now I see shadows as something magical. Thanks for sharing those photos.

Here's to many more years of blogging for you. We all enjoy your blog so much. Such a treat!