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A Thousand Thanks (well,1,003 to be accurate)

Autumn leaves just turning, ink & watercolor, 7x5"
Autumn leaves just turning. I love the way their shadows also reflect their colors. Ink & watercolor, 7x5"

Thanksgiving is an autumn harvest holiday, celebrated by eating as much of the harvest as possible in one day. It’s also a time to consider all we have to be thankful for. When I published blog post #1000 last week, that milestone also made me pause and reflect on gratitude.

One important thing I’m grateful for is you, my wonderful blog readers/friends who give me so much encouragement and support and who so often say exactly what I need to hear when you leave comments.

Autumn leaves, ink & watercolor, 7x5"
Autumn leaves with colorful shadows, ink & watercolor, 7x5"

Thank you for your inspiration, humor, advice, encouragement and for taking the time to share a few moments of your day with me. I treasure the friendships I’ve made via blogging. Some have led to in-person friendships, others have remained virtual, but all are incredibly valuable.

Along with the rewards gained from sharing my work and my thoughts, blogging has helped me to improve and grow as an artist and has led to many artistic and personal discoveries along the way.

I feel so lucky to live in a time when artists around the world can share, inspire and learn from each other. So I offer up a thousand thanks to all of you! 

A few blog stats: Since I started JanasJournal in May 2006, I’ve published 1,103 posts, which received 10,120 comments, and almost 1 million “hits.”  Meanwhile WordPress’s excellent spam catcher has caught and deleted 90,000 spam comments. Whew!