Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Blogoversary - yay! :o)

It’s my blogoversary! Here I am a whole year later and wondering just where the time has gone! Never in a million years would I have thought that one year later this would be my 194th post and that 30 people would have signed up to ‘follow’ or that this blog would have had an incredible 13481 page views. It boggles my brain.

Over the last year I’ve met some incredibly talented artists in the blogosphere, made some great cyber buddies, found a new sketching friend and have felt so welcomed into the community that I wish I’d taken the plunge earlier. (I admit I lurked – some might call it stalked -  for about a year looking at other peoples blogs before setting up this one.)

I would just like to say a big thank you to all the people who have taken time out from their busy days to read, comment and email. I really appreciate all comments, they always brighten my day. Also thank you to the people whose blogs I read, I really enjoy popping over to your studios (normally with coffee in hand) to catch up with what you have been doing in your part of the world.

For this reason and to celebrate a whole year passing I thought I’d have a giveaway of the painting below. 'Storm at Southbourne' is an acrylic painting on heavyweight watercolour paper and will arrive mounted in a cardboard surround with backing, in a cellophane sleeve ready to frame. The mounts exterior size is 8x8inch which is a standard frame size.

Storm at Southbourne
acrylic on paper 13x12cm
©2011 Lisa Le Quelenec

To be in with a chance of winning just leave a comment at the end of this post (if the lovely people who have, previous to this post, subscribed as followers want to join in I will add their names twice to double their chances of winning).

All names will be written on pieces of paper and popped into a hat, ‘His Nibbs’ will pick a name on Wednesday August 31st at 9.30pm (UK time). The winner will be announced the following day. I will then contact you to find out the address the painting is to be posted to and will happily send it 2nd class post within the UK or standard airmail anywhere in the world at my cost. Should the painting get lost or damaged in transit I cannot be held responsible - I will get proof of postage. (I know the last bit sounds a little official, whilst I do not expect any problems of this sort I just wanted to cover myself for circumstances outside of my control.)

***Please note the copyright of this painting remains my property and does not transfer to the winner***


Michael Bailey said...

Happy first blogoversary, Lisa. What a beautiful prize to offer - Best of luck to everyone! Your posts are always a pleasure to read and I hope you continue to blog into the future.

Jazz said...

Happy Blogoversary Seasidestudios!

Please put my name in the hat for your generous painting giveaway (looks a stunning piece and it would be delightful to see for 'real') - and many best wishes for a creative & blogiful year ahead.

Caroline said...

Happy blogoversary Lisa, your painting is so beautiful and what a grand prize to us all. I always find your blog so interesting and look forward to another year of seeing more beautiful works to come.

Judy said...

Happy blogoversary Lisa! I had my first a week ago, isn't blogging amazing and life changing? I hope to see many more beautiful work!
Your painting is very beautiful, I'd love to participate.

vivien said...

Happy Blogoversary and what a lovely idea!

me-me-me! I'd enjoy giving that lovely piece a good home!

Jeanette said...

Congratulations on your 1st year in the blogging world Lisa! Its been a pleasure to see your work and read your comments.

This is such a strong piece! You sure you want to give this away?? :) I love the light and colour in it.

Best wishes for another successful year of sharing your work with the world.

Crystal Cook said...

Well Happy Blogoversary! I just happened to stumble across your blog and I'm happy I did so I could celebrate this super cool milestone with you! And I would love a chance to win that beautiful painting too. ;) Your work is lovely, and you seem like a very nice person. I look forward to following you here!

loriann said...

Happy blog-o-versary Lisa!!!!
I love popping over to your blog and seeing your work! A hearty congratulations on all the hard work you have done this year:painting, blogging and keeping in touch. Here's to an endless supply of fruitful years!
PS please add my name to the drawing! :-) What a beauty! How generous of you!

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Thank you all so much for such a great response. This is proving to be a great party post! I might have to break open a packet of jammy dodgers (..rings of biscuits with a button of jam in the middle - are jammy dodgers international I wonder?) Shall we all do the conga? Woohoo!

Brombabe said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely paintings with us and providing a prize!
I particularly like your wet sands and emerald seas.
Ann Bentley

Sherrie Y said...

Congratulations on achieving your first blogoversary! It's been lovely getting to know you and your work, and I'm looking forward to seeing more in the year(s!) ahead.

Roger Seddon said...

Happy Blogoversary Lisa. I am staggered by the number of people who have visited your site, nearly 14,000 page views in one year. Fantastic.

Lydie said...

Oh I've missed this post! Happy blogversary Lisa, and what a great idea, it's a very nice work. All my best wishes for the next year.

Anonymous said...

Great idea, Lisa! So glad I'm in for a chance for this painting....just love the colours. If it hadn't been for your blog, I would never have met you....even in cyber art land.....or come to know your lovely work.