Friday, December 28, 2007

It's my blog's 1st anniversary & a little Giveaway

OOPS, I almost forgot!!!

Has it really been a year since I started my little blogging journey? I just can't believe that a year has gone by so quickly.

I can remember how confused I was trying to make my very first post to Illustration Friday. I really had no idea what I was doing at the time and uploading an image in the proper format on my blog seemed like the most impossible task. Somehow I managed to figure out the riddle and I've been happily posting ever since.

In this year of blogging, I've met so many wonderful friends through this unique avenue and have discovered an interesting world that I really knew nothing about.

It has also been quite a busy year for me and some of that has been documented on this blog.

To briefly recap, I've posted to Illustration Friday 17 times, filmed two segments for HGTV's That's Clever show, started my "Fashions for the home and for the girl" posts, I went on the game show Identity as a support for my cousin, I participated in numerous art shows, had an article in Artella's Daily Muse, had several pieces in the Society of Children writers and illustrators show, created a mural for one of Chicago's Magnet schools, opened an art/gift shop in Naperville, and have had the great fortune to meet so many wonderful bloggers, artists and customers this year. Who would have thought?

In honor of all my wonderful blog visitors I'm doing a giveaway & there will be two winners.

One prize will be an 8"x10" signed and dated limited edition print of

"The Unfading Beauty of a Gentle and Quiet Spirit"

shown below

The other prize is a pack of 6 of my most recent greeting card images.

Sorry images of greeting cards not available right now

If you are interested in being part of the drawing, please leave me a comment and a link to your site or to your email address .

I will pick the 2 winners next Friday

Good Luck!


sognatrice said...

Happy blogiversary! You've truly made the blogosphere a more beautiful, welcoming place, so thank you for your dedication :)

ValGalArt said...

Happy blogaversary! I am so impressed with all you do and if i was close i'm sure we would have met by now. but i'm glad to be part of your world in this way and always love seeing everything you do and create! Have a wonderful New Year and i know even more of your dreams will be realized!

Debbie Egizio said...

Thank you so much Sognatrice. What a lovely thing to say. I'm so touched by your words!

Hi Val, Thank you for your kind words as well. I too am sure that had we lived closer we would have met and become fast friends. Well thankfully we have the blog world to hang out in.

Kate said...

Hey Deb! Please include me in your drawing! It has been wonderful to meet you and watch you "soar" this past year. I wish you so much more success in years to come. You have a way of brightening up everything you touch. - kate: )

Rrramone said...

Happy first year!! I'm still surprised how much blogging has made my life richer. It's so great to connect to people all over the world.

Put me in the jar!!

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm so glad you visited my blog and gave me this opportunity to see yours. I've been snooping around and now I wish I lived close enough to visit your gallery. You do beautiful work!

Jen r. said...

Sign me up.. I love your stuff!
Jen R

bookbabie said...

Ooh ooh choose me!

Funky Finds said...

Happy blogiversary! It's been such a pleasure "meeting" you & seeing all your fabulous work. My best to you in the coming year. Cheers! Jessica

Wendy said...

Happy Anniversary Deb! Wow, you should be proud of yourself on all those wonderful accomplishments this year...your art is fab!

Jen r. said...

I forgot to say happt anniversary! I've linked to your post in a blog. Congrats on a great year!
Jen R

monicalee said...

Oh! Pick me, pick me! ha! great idea, everyone needs a little pick me up after Christmas!

Linda said...

Happy Blogiversary. Blogging is contagious once you get the hang of it.

Happy blogging for another year.


Alison Gibbs said...

Happy 1 Year in Blogland. It is such fun.

imwithsully said...

That reminds me that I never celebrated my blogiversary. It's been a great year for you. You are the picture of a successful businesswoman, my dear! We should all take advice from you on how you do it...and look so good at the same time :)

Alicia said...

Hi Debbie! I was just browsing through some new blogs and I cam across yours!!! Happy 1 year of your blog!!

Cindy Dean said...

Happy 1 year! Isn't blogworld a wonderful place?? I have found so many interesting and wonderful artists such as yourself! I am totally addicted now! Sign me up!

the feathered nest said...

Happy Blogiversary! You've had quite a wonderful year!


studio lolo said...

happy blogiversary!! I remember your fist post :) I'm so impressed with how much you've done this past year. You go girl!! Thanks for a year of sharing your talent and inspiration with us. Looking forward to much more !!
Have a wonderful new year! XXX Lolo

somepinkflowers said...


pick me,
pick me!

not only am i *so deserving*
as i believe i have warned you--
i pretend to live
in your little rosy and golden shop
with the attractively painted floor.


oh, by-the-way,
one year?
way to go, missy!

why, i feel like i have known
your roundy face art people
my entire life.

[[[ give a happy new year greeting
to jim and jack
pat with the hat
the letter A ]]]

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Happy New Year Health Wealth and Love. Denise Massachusetts

CresceNet said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é . Um abraço.

mx3myers said...

Hi! I stumbed on your page while hanging out at Jen's page. I LOVE her stuff, and if you're on her page you must rock too :-) Your page looks great and I love all of the great colors!
Congrats on your progress and success :-)

Lisa said...

Congrats and all the best for a fantastic and creative new year!

Ursula Shaw said...

I came across your blog through Illustration Friday and always enjoy visiting here. Happy 1st blog anniversary and Happy New Year!

Teresa said...

Happy Blogiverary! Wishing you much success for '08! Please count me in on your give away! :)


Debbie Egizio said...

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments and signing up for my little giveaway. Congrats to the winners!

Stay tuned as I will be doing another giveaway very soon!