Monday, July 12, 2010

My First Post

At last!
For months I've been planning, designing, and writing this blog in my head. Now here it is.

For my first post I think I need a mission statement, of sorts.

With this blog
I plan to explore all the forms of art that interest me. You will see art I'm working on, art by friends, and art by heroes of mine. Over time you will see, art for children's books, art to hang on walls or stand in courtyards, and fine crafts and the artists who create them. This space will be filled with stories and pictures of things that I love. I hope to connect with a wider community of artists and interested people. Finally, I believe that maintaining this blog will help/force me to learn more about the cyber world and how to create art within it. I'm a person who cares about art, and even needs art, and yet wrestles daily with creating it.

Thank you for stopping by. Please come back often, and let me know your thoughts about what you see here.

To view my work please go to:


  1. Yay Mary! It looks lovely, and I can't wait to read more.

  2. Looks great Mary. I love the masthead...probably has a different name for the web, butyou know what I mean.

  3. P.S. I think your picture should be bigger if that is an option

  4. Wonderful! Looking forward to following your interests and passion!

  5. I love your picture and the "voice" in your writing is YOU. I will check in often. Thanks. Christy

  6. Way to go Mary! Now the problem for me will be to remember to check the blog. I don't even remember to post to my own! Good job!

  7. Congrats Mary! I know you've been cooking this for a long while. I'll look forward to seeing what you're up to and reading your posts! Wishing you much happiness and success in the blogosphere! ~Karen Dorff

  8. mary,
    yay!!! so glad to see you have a blog! looking forward to keeping up to date with what you are doing:)
    carmen menza

  9. I'm adding your blog to my reader. I'm so glad to see you blogging and I'm looking forward to learning more.

  10. Hi Mary!
    You've created, as expected, a beautiful start for your new online presence- looking at all your fabulous work reminds me of how, as a child, I eagerly anticipated the monthly Scholastic Book Fair Day (which was then a brand new enterprise-clearly I'm dating myself here!) when I could replenish my book supply. Ah, the smell of new paper and ink, and all the magic those books contained for me! You've brought it all back to me. Thank you and best of luck in this new endeavor. Another chapter unfolds!