Friday, November 19, 2010

At last...welcome to my blog!

I'm so glad to be here!  I deliberated eight months ago: should I start the blog or wait 'til later?  Obviously, I went with the latter, major excuse being that I should concentrate on learning my art as a newbie miniaturist.  It truly was overwhelming...polymer clay, tools and materials, Etsy, photography (oy, my favorite), the endless research.  And I'm not the brightest bulb when it comes to the web.  Last March, I made an attempt by signing up for an account, but everything ended there.  My mom's voice was in my head, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."  Didn't fire me up to finish what I started.  So there I was in blog hell and still, lurking anonymously was easier than creating one.

Then, last night I reached the point where I couldn't put it off...and just like that, it was done!  It wasn't difficult and I can't explain why it had become such a big deal for me...maybe dim bulb syndrome?!!!  This is huge...I can finally join this wonderful miniatures community (if it'll have me) and finally, an end to lurking!

Anyway, next Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.  Not knowing whether or not I'll post before then, I'd like to express my appreciation to those who have helped me along my mini way (and may not even be aware of it).  A big shout-out to Kiva Atkinson...thanks, buddy, for your friendship, inspiration and moral support...you rock!!!  Another big thank you to Tom Saunders, awesome artisan who also takes customer service to the highest level!  Thanks to Sumaiya Mehreen, who didn't know me from Adam, but offered kind words via email and posted my first Etsy miniature in The Mini Food Blog last February...I was jazzed to see it online.  Hugs to Kim Saulter, who left the single comment on that post...it really meant a lot.  A huge thank you to my customers, all of whom have taken the time to express their appreciation of my work!!  And last but not least, thank you to all the bloggers who have shared their expertise and mini-related and personal experiences...I would love to be your follower and now I can!!

26 comments:

  1. A very big Welcome to the Blogosphere Alison. Glad you've decided to join us all. If you get stuck or need any help, just shout I'm sure there are enough of us here to help..xxx

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  2. Debbie, thanks so much for the warm welcome and kind words! I'll definitely shout out for help when needed...now that I finally have a "voice", lol!

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  3. WOOOHOOOO!!!!! My bud is here!!!!! Looking fab, Alison!!!!

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  4. Welcome to blogging! I was just going through your flickr photos - WOW!! I am REALLY looking forward to seeing more from you!

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  5. Kiva :^D I'm speechless, and you know that's not the norm!!! Can't thank you enough, buddy!!!

    Lisa, Thanks so much--I'm so happy to be here!!

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  6. Welcome to blogland Alison! Your works are very nice and fantastic!

    Oiseau

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  7. I love all of your miniatures!!!!!!
    Wee Little West IGMA

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  8. Hi Alison, a big welcome to blogland from Germany (-:
    Your work is fantasic!!

    Karin

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  9. I came here from Kiva's :).

    Alison, I am speechless ! Since Dec 2009? No way!
    Your work is AMAZING!

    A big hug from Singapore and welcome to blogland. :)

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  10. Great to have another "foodie" here in Blogland, Alison! Looking forward to more of your beautiful things.

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  11. Welcome to blogland Alison. You do realize though that you will have far less time for mini making now!!! Either that or your blog will become like mine ... ignored a lot!!!

    Cheers,

    Tom

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  12. Welcome to blogland Alison, your work is fantastic! Looking forward to see more of it.
    Love, Susanne

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  13. I'm humbled by your comments!! I've already been a follower (in spirit!) of each of you and been blown away time and time again by your talent and creativity...awesome group of artists. Thanks, everyone, for this wonderful welcome!!

    Tom, yours is the voice of reality, lol!!

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  14. Bienvenida a la blogosfera!!
    Saludos desde España.

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  15. Welcome Alison,
    Look forward to reading your blog and seeing your creations.
    Mags

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  16. Desde el blog de Kiva vengo a saludarte y a seguir tus trabajos.
    Besos Clara

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  17. Welcome, Alison!! I have one of your miniatures in my little cottage and I just love it!! It's nice to meet you in blogland! It's such a nice place - I'm sure you'll be really glad you came.

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  18. Hi Carolyn!! Really? My mini in your cottage?!! How wonderful to know it's there because I just adore your cottage--I could picture myself living there!! I'm so happy you stopped by to say hi!!

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  19. Kiva, Oooooh, the pressure, haha!!! Got two projects in the works, one Asian, one French...will post next Monday when completed. This week Thanksgiving, basketball and life are kicking my butt!!

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  20. Un trabajo precioso, bienvenida al mundo blogero.
    besitos ascension

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  21. Welcome :-) That looks good enough to eat!

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  22. Gracias, Ascensión, me alegro de que se detuvo a saludar!

    Thanks, Pan! Will be roasting a real one tomorrow!!!

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