Wednesday, March 24, 2010

happy blogiversary!

Yesterday my blog turned two years old! Oh my, how did that happen!? I celebrated its anniversary quietly. It's been such a life-changing experience to record this creative journey. I chose to spend some time reflecting and painting one of my friends who just returned home. Hello spring robin! It was just what I needed... slow down time. I've discovered a great deal about myself and how to make dreams come true, especially in the last year. I've learned to believe in myself and value my work. But I couldn't have... and simply wouldn't have accomplished so much without your incredible encouragement and love. For this I am grateful beyond words, so a little thank you give-away is in the works for the end of the week. It will include several quintessential maya*made items that I am looking forward to sharing with one of you. Today I wanted to give you ALL a little something. This is one of my favorite quotes... I've had it up for years in each creative work space I've used:

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium... the world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.
-Martha Graham

Thanks for a wonderful two years, friends! Hope you'll join me for another... I think it's going to be the most exciting year, yet! Pin It

67 comments:

  1. How time does fly!

    Thank you Maya for sharing so much in such a short time.

    I've loved my time spent on maya*made.

    xxx

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  2. Thank you for posting this quote. I wrote it down in one of my journals years ago but hadn't read it in ages. Such an inspirational quote! Thanks for ALL your wonderful posts. I've enjoyed your blog very much. Cheers!

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  3. I hope it's an exciting year to come for you as well. Congrats on two years of posts. That's a big commitment, it is, I know.

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  4. congratulations and thank you for everything you share.

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  5. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing the quote...I never heard it before. So inspirational.

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  6. Happy Bloggy Anniversary.
    Just found your blog and I'm enjoying reading it.
    I've already found some great ideas.
    Thanks,
    CJ
    treehouse.queen18(atyahoodotcom)

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  7. Happy blogiversary Maya! Reading your blog is a delight, and I hope you keep sharing yourself, your creativity and your skills with us for a very very long time.

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  8. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on your beautiful blog and creations. I LOVE your robin.

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  9. congratulations ant thank you wonderful creations. you inspire me!

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  10. Congrats on two years....time sure does fly by quickly when you are having fun. I enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to many more reading moments :) hugs Vicki

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  11. Wow, that is fantastic - congrats congrats! Thank you for sharing as you have these past years :)

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  12. Thanks for sharing with us the Martha Graham quote.

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  13. thank you for sharing the wonderful quote. Just what I needed today. :)

    Congratulations by the way! You're a blessing to this world. :)

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  14. Happy two years and what a sensational place you have created...xxx

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  15. Happy anniversary! Cheers to many more.

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  16. I love that quote, thanks for sharing- it will be posted in my own studio this morning! Congratulations on two years, you have a wonderful blog.

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  17. Happy Blogiversary!!!! I have only started reading your blog in the last 6 months or so but sure do enjoy it! Keep those posts coming. And I also love that quote .... it really is encouraging. Thanks for that!

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  18. happy blogaversary!
    your blog is always such a joy and inspiration to read! thank you!

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  19. Happiest of Happy anniversaries Maya . This blog is an inspirational stop in my week and I love to see what you're up to. Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. happy blogiversary! wow two years.

    thank you for all that you share and for all your honesty and creativity, you're an inspiration everyday! i can remember the first day that i found your blog and thinking i can't wait to visit here tomorrow and it continues...can't wait to see you tomorrow and find out what you have come up with next, always an adventure.

    enjoy the sunshine today.

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  21. Wishing you a very happy Blogiversary!
    Here's to many more years of wonderful creative inspiration!

    Thank you for sharing and inspiring us all! : )

    Fondly,
    pink and green mama
    marylea

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  22. Happy 2 year anniversary my friend! I am SO happy & grateful that I found you via this bloggy world and thank you, too, for that gorgeous quote. I am so glad this past year has been so good to you, as you have been so good to US. :) You are magical, as I always say, and thank you for sharing that magic with us.
    xoxo
    Melis

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  23. ACK! I forgot to say how beautiful your little Robin is! I love her( or him) and what a gorgeous capture hun.
    xo
    Melis

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  24. Beautiful painting and quote. I enjoy your blog so much thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us. Happy Blogiversary!

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  25. *~*~*HaPpY bLoGiVeRsArY mAyA*~*~* Thanks for the inspiring quote!

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  26. Congrats! Love your blog, especially the barn renovation bits and the how-to's. The personal pizza idea is also brilliant and fun :) Amy

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  27. Congratulations on your happy day !!
    Really enjoy you and your words , o feel as if I know you without meeting you ,
    For many years to come and much more dreams to fulfill .
    All the best :)

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  28. Happy anniversary! I shall be following you into your next year!

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  29. Happy anniversary!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your talents with us here in blogville. I look forward to this daily dose of creativity!

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  30. Congratulations, you definitely deserve it. You have a wonderful blog, can't wait to see what the next two years hold.

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  31. Congratulations on two fabulous years!

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  32. happy blogiversary! You're on a roll, can't wait to see what's up your sleeve.

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  33. Congratulations, Maya! And thank you for so much inspiration and serenity in the middle of busy-ness.

    Vicki K

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  34. I can't believe it's been two years! Congratulations. And what a wonderful quote.

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  35. Happy 2nd Maya! And a very pleasant hello to your friend - what a beautiful painting! The quote you chose to share brought tears to my eyes - such a powerful statement. Thanks!!

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  36. Happy anniversary!

    We had a wee robin stop by a few weeks back - I had to look it up as he looked so different from the robins in England. I hope he stops by again.

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  37. Thank you for being you... For believing in yourself enough to start this blog and for accepting the value you give to many, many on an ongoing basis, in a loving, thoughtful, personal and very generous way.

    :)

    Happy 2 year anniversary!!! Yay!

    ~ A happy reader, Jess

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  38. To years... that must be a wonderful feeling! Congratulations!

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  39. Congratulations on two years of your wonderful blog. I love your work and what you share with the blogging community. It's really unique, and you are so very gifted. Will keep coming back for more.

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  40. Hello Sweet Pea! And congratulations on a HUGE milestone! Every post has been a delight, as far as I am concerned! Happy blog birthday to you! xxx

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  41. Thank you for sharing so much awesome creativity.

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  42. Thank you, thank you!!! What a bunch of love to come home to after a day out in the sunshine. Oh, it's a sweet day alright!xox

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  43. happy blogiversary!
    thank you for the quote - it's not one i've come across before - i love quotes
    gill

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  44. happy two! thank you so much for sharing & for that quote... i just recently started a blog after watching from the outskirts for a long time. it's people like you who encourage me to believe in myself & just try. so thank you for that. :]

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  45. Congratulations on two years of such a lovely blog.

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  46. Hi Maya! I just discovered your blog through Indie Fixx. Looking forward to your next blogging year!

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  47. Julie K in TaiwanMarch 24, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for creating this cozy corner of the 'net.

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  48. Oh, I do love that quote! Thanks you for sharing it!

    I'm so happy to say,... Happy Anniversary!

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  49. Wishing your blog many more years of happiness!

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  50. What an amazing quote and so very apt. I just celebrated my first blogiversary and can only dream of creating a space as comforting and beautiful as yours here. x

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  51. That is up in my studio too! :)

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  52. Congratulations! You're an inspiration to me. I wish you many more successes.

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  53. Happy blogiversary! Love the quote, thanks for sharing it.

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  54. Congratulations! All the best for you & your blog!

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  55. Oh Maya, time sure does fly. It has been such a pleasure following your blog. You really are such an inspiration and have touched more people than you'll probably ever know. I'm so happy that we get this opportunity to feed our souls with all the beauty that is out there. Thank you for sharing your story. :)

    Your painting is quiet lovely. You really are quiet the artist. :)

    Sending sunshine your way,
    Bonnie

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  56. Congratulations. I only found your blog a few months ago through flickr.

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  57. congratulations! I've always loved your blog. I've enjoyed the recognition you've gotten and your growth over the years. :)

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  58. Congratulations! I don´t always comment but I always enjoy your post. You are a inspiration!
    So ... a toast to many more of those wonderful posts in the future. ;)
    Jeannette

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  59. it has been a wonderful couple of years for us both but I also have a feeling next year will be better than ever.
    I love that martha graham quote.

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  60. Cheers to you Maya!
    I remember when you just started out and now look at you!!! What an amazing journey you have brought us all on:)

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  61. Happy Blogiversary!
    Thank YOU for all the wonderful things you share with us.

    Blessings on a new year,
    Jody

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  62. Has it only been two years? You've shared so much great stuff in such a short amount of time! Here's to a great year 3!

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  63. Happy anniversary..!! It's always a joy to read your blog - inspirational and peaceful at the same time.. Best wishes!

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