23 December 2012

loving wishes...

My favorite chubby caroler ornament on our tree this year. :)

I was watching the news the other night and the very serious and disapproving news anchor was lamenting about how people are so tied into the internet and all the toys that come along with keeping us connected. He clucked his tongue and shook his head and did quite a fabulous job getting the point across that he felt the internet is simply the most horrible thing in the world.

I just smiled.

I smiled because he didn't understand.

Without the internet, I wouldn't know so many wonderful artists. Many of you I've never met in person but feel as if we are friends because we "talk" all the time. And the internet has brought me face to face with people I most likely would not have crossed paths with otherwise.

Its given me the opportunity to talk with you about art. And to teach. A passion I have that is possible to share with online classes. I get to write and not feel like some weirdo talking to myself. (Well, I do that too but I don't feel as weird.) I share blogging, photos, surface design, happiness, sadness - all the things that make up life.

So as the year winds down and I turn my sights toward the new year and all the art that I want to make for you and with you, I just want to take this moment to say this:

T H A N K     Y O U

My life and my art would be so much duller without all of you and of all the things art has brought into my world, the people are by far the most precious.

I wish you the very happiest of holidays and I can't wait to spend another year with you! Here's to 2013 and a very very artful year! :)

11 comments:

Judi Hurwitt (Approachable Art) said...

Love you! Have a wonderful holiday and new year!

Kathy said...

Internet friends are just as valuable as in-person friends! Hope your holiday is wonderful and your new year is filled with art!

FunkyC said...

Without the internet and the online community of quilters and artists, I'd have never survived life in a small town. Thank you, Lynn, for understanding.

Jeannie said...

I so agree, Lynn. Without the internet, I would not have found your fantastic thermofax screens, met you and Dooley and had so much fun watching you create art. Thank YOU for always being a huge inspiration. Merry Christmas and the Happiest New Year ever to you and sweet Dooley.

KAM said...

Lynn,
What a wonderful post. Sometimes I growl at how much time I am on the computer, linked to the outside world. Yes, it is that outside connected world that has brought my fiber love to a huge place of shared ideas and interests with people who are my friends, truly friends; sometimes we get to meet in person, but always we write, sometimes there is the phone call, and the freedom of interchange with ideas and techniques and art....the glow of friendship wrapped in stitch and cloth and thread...yes, this is a new time, many new ways of "hooking up"...and it is simply most delicious and soulful.
2013 will be a year of ever expanding friendships and the chance to step into more exploring and creating art with a huge and diverse circle of wonderful, expressive people. Happy holidays....and I love your favorite ornament, so cute.
Kristin

Jean Baardsen said...

Happy Holidays, Lynn! Good post!

Lynda said...

Lynn, Thank you for being here to give me so much inspiration. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Good post, Lynn. Without the internet all I would have to do on my days off is clean my house and cook!! Egads, what a life that would be!!

I love keeping up with you and your projects and am even feeling a bit inspired to have a go at fiber art again after a long hiatus. I feel like dyeing some cloth!! I need more snow.

Merry Christmas to you and yours and a happy and prosperous new year to all.

Lera Cavanaugh

tiedyejudy said...

Lynn, I couldn't agree with you more! I have found so many kindred spirits on the internet, and spend time every day visiting with them. My horizons have been broadened considerably, especially in the area of my creativity, from all those who I have found out here in cyberspace! Too bad the newsperson doesn't get it...

Mia Bloom Designs said...

Wonderful post, Lynn! I struggle between spending time connecting with others on the internet and being alone creating art. Thank you for sharing your art, knowledge and yourself with all of us. Happy Holidays and New Year!

Julie said...

Happy holidays and Happy New Year Lynn. I have enjoyed being part of your internet community together.and look forward to another year