Wednesday, January 06, 2016

year of reflecting

millennium journal inner sonnet
2016 will mark the ten year birthday for this blog.
I have written about 1800 posts. No way!
millennium journal most of november
I started to blog because I wanted some easy way to put my work up online.
I had a website, but wasn't able to fiddle with it myself.  (still do have site, still can not fiddle)
Blogging has given me a voice in the world.  .
This year I would like to reflect on the posts I've written, starting from the beginning.
March 2006.
My very first post has this photo (above) of me speaking at the millennium journal exhibition at Rail's End Gallery in Haliburton, which was up that month.
Like many galleries in small towns, this gallery is a re-model of an historic building. (train station)

There's more to say about the stitched journal I made to mark the turn of the millennium.  I've just started a new blog to help me organize my reflections over the year on this and on the rest of my body of work.   A short cut to this new place is in the top bar of Judy's Journal.  Just click  body of work.

Thank you for your fantastic support for these ten years.  It has meant the world to me.


  1. TEN YEARS!! Thank you for starting your blog, Judy. It has been a way to be close to you and what you're up to up in your studio far from Toronto. I love reading it. There are many things you write that make me think. I am sometimes disappointed when I check and you haven't posted a new one. Like your word- RE-flect! I could have added that one on my New Year's post!! Continue blogging please. Happy New Year and continued success with your art work. It is beautiful.

  2. Wow. Ten years. That's impressive. I love reading your blog for the breathtaking work you show and the way you make me see things from a new perspective. I join Sandra in hoping you will write on. Happy New Year!

  3. I confess that your body of work is overwhelming in some respects ... the depth and breadth of it stagger me. But rather than daunted, I am inspired, knowing that I too can create, stitch by stitch, row by row. Thank you for setting the bar so high ...

  4. It has been suggested that nine is the number of change and ten a completion. How perfect for this banner year to begin a reflection on that decade and all your work.

  5. What Liz said (above). And congratulations! Your work continues to amaze and inspire me...and I'm glad you share it so generously on this blog. May you have many long and lovely years of posting ahead!

  6. you are such an inspiration Judy, thank you for all you share!
    BTW do you ever sleep?

  7. we are "about" the same blogging age, it's been really grand. Congratulations on your persistence.

  8. Love to keep tuned to what you are up to, Judy. Enjoy your blog. Keep up the good work.

  9. Thank you, kiitos. I am so glad that after 10 years you are still blogging. So many times people move to different formats and leave without a word. Their blog sits idle. I hope you will be here for at least another 10 years.

  10. Tank you for sharing these 10 years of work and thoughts with us, Judy.


Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx