Friday, February 3, 2012

A Blogiversary Giveaway!

I've had a couple questions/comments on the Find Five artwork. That was something I did mostly just for fun, but also thought it would be good to have something staring me in the face for the next month, reminding me to not forget to find my five minutes every day.



I've done farm "cartoons" before. This is one of my favorites - from long ago, March of 2007. I remembered doing it, one of the earliest (and still one of my favorite) blog posts. In going back to look for it, I found that yesterday was my five year blogiversary. Holy moly!

A lot has happened in five years. Most good, some bad. Five of the characters in this cartoon are now gone. Our favorite rooster, Brushy, a couple good hens and Miss Aria. Heidi and Peabody are still here. So are Claire Bear, Handy and T-Bone. Tilly is still digging holes in the yard. I can't decide if I should laugh or cry at how I could re-post that blog and most of it would still be valid :-o.

I was going to offer to do a personal cartoon for a lucky finisher in the Find Five February challenge, but in light of my blog birthday, I think it should be open for everyone. I mostly do this blog for myself, like an online diary, but I realize that some of you like to read our diary just as much as I do and I find that really flattering. I also really enjoy reading everyone's comments. Living out on a farm, sometimes you are the only people I "talk to" during the day.

I'm not claiming to be any real sort of artist, but I think the silly cartoons are kind of fun(ny). If you'd like me to try to draw one for you and your wacky (farm or not) family, leave me a comment. I'll leave it open through next Wednesday and then draw a Random.org winner.

It's a Happy Blogiversary!

32 comments:

Michelle said...

Happy bloggiversary!!! And you KNOW I have quite the cast of characters at Boulderneigh just waiting for you to work your artistic magic to bring them their five minutes of fame. :-)

Sheepmom said...

Ooo,Ooo......ME, ME, ME! You'd have a TON of 'funny farm' material here!

Congrats, by the way. My first blogiversary is coming up soon.

Lori Skoog said...

Five years! I'm impressed. Count me in on this contest please....

Dreaming said...

Congrats on your Blogiversary! Five years is impressive! I can remember seeing Julie and Julia in 2009 and wondering why someone would blog... and what they would blog about! Huh! Was I ever out of step.

Of course, you know that I'd be dying to have some art for my 'farm'. You could even use some artistic license and add some animals for the future!!!!

I'd love it! Love it! Cherish it! Adore it! Sign me up!

(I hope I don't sound too eager to win!!)

Terry said...

Oh please add me to the list!!!
And congratulations on your blogaversary.

Mary Ann said...

Happy Anniversary! Please add me to the list, and I would lOVE to have a drawing... they are so good!

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Put me on the wish list, too. Oh , how I would love a Punkin's Patch original!

Kim

Marcy said...

I love reading your blog. I check it every day! I also think you are a great artist--I can see the personalities of your animals in all the drawings you post. Thanks for letting us all share a little bit of your farm life.

farmlady said...

What a delight it would be to have an original Punkin Patch drawing.
I would feel honored.
Happy Blogiversary. I had my forth two days ago and haven't had time to post about it.
Love reading your Blog. Hope you continue for a very long time.

Gayle said...

Five years! Wow! I'm sure I haven't been doing it that long, but I'll have to go see what it has been. Fun is for sure. Like you... this is my adult time. I don't socialize with anyone other than my small children so I really enjoy the blog world.

What a hoot one of your cartoons would be with my kids and various animals. That's quite an under-taking, you know?!

Congrats. I hope you keep blogging for many years to come because I think you have some of the funniest sheep I've ever "met".

Bee Lady said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary. I think your animal pictures are great. If you had my dogs you would have artwork ideas all the time! (want them? OK...just kidding) Please sign me up for the drawing, and keep up the good work! Both in blogging and in art!

Cindy Bee

janna Edrington said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! Isn't it funny how things change so much yet stay the same over 5 years?! I'd love you to cartoon my animal chaos.

small farm girl said...

Hey cool! Five years! Congrats! I would like to win you contest, but I really don't think you know what you would be getting yourself into. Lol. Put me in anyway. Hehehe(evil laugh)

Christine said...

Well, you know I need one. Time flies, huh?

Nancy K. said...

Happy Bloggiversary! Mine is coming up soon as well. What a great give-away idea! You are so multi-talented. I would LOVE to have a PP original artwork of the critters in the Bluff Country!

Happy Weekend!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! I would love a PP original also. Though it would have to be your animals (since I have none) -- and perhaps something in reference to the Packers -- tee hee.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Jean - MN

Alice said...

Congratulations! You offer such respite to those who arent blessed with such a farm family. Count me in too!

Alice said...

Congratulations! You offer such respite to those who arent blessed with such a farm family. Count me in too!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversary!
That's quite an accomplishment.

It would be fun to have a drawing of my critter family. (Fingers and toes crossed.)

CharlieDog said...

I would love to have a crazy sheep lady original!!

Debbie said...

Happy blogiversary! My llamas, corgis, border collies, sheep, *and* goats hope to be immortalized in a Punkin's Patch original. :)

Debbie & crew in WV
and Miss Grace camping at Vergil's

Eleanor Peavy said...

Happy blogiversary to you! I love reading it. You and yours are all so wonderful!
If you draw me, I won't make you draw all 80 or so of the sheep at my farm--they'll be arguing over the honor!
And my job ends next week so I am footloose again. I plan to spend more time coming to see you and my friends!
love ya
Eleanor and etc.

Jenny Glen said...

I want...

Sue said...

Happy blogiversary! I'd love to win, and it would be such fun to have my flock immortalized.

I'm working hard at the Find Five challenge. Succeeding partially, but I figure anything is better than nothing!

Janice said...

Happy fifth...sure goes by fast. I think that artwork is fabulous....I have a perfect spot for something just like that.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary, Ms. Sara,
You are an island of peace and humor in a world decidedly short on both.
KatieB

Far Side of Fifty said...

Happy Blogiversary! I always enjoy my visits:)

GreyDrakkon said...

Happy Blogaversary! I've actually read your blog front to back, but I don't recall if I've ever commented. Well in any case, sign me up! :)

Terry and Linda said...

Wow! Five Years! Happy Birthday for your blog. I've only been at mine since June 2008. I do enjoy your blog and am so glad you are stopping any time soon!

And you are a great artist, I collect your Christmas Cards, by the way, and frame them!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Nancy K. said...

So, can we leave more than one comment???

;-)

kenleighacres.com said...

Wow...5 years! I enjoy every visit here and want to say 'thank you' for sharing your diary with us.

cyndy said...

Happy Blogiversary!

The blogosphere is a better place with you in it!

;0)

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