August 14, 2009

found again . . .

today is a celebration, one whole year!
of this my blogging life.
i set out to find lost keys, to unlock parts of me
to find again my creative self
such twisting & turning steps i have climbed
yet at every turn found new treasures waiting
i have enjoyed my journey & learnt so much
found again the me i thought lost
and im standing here, one year on
feeling on top of this beautiful world
so i raise my glass and say thank you
for stepping with me along the way
for giving me courage & strength
& friendship
* * *
so looking forward to sharing the next chapter!
x x x


  1. ruthie, congratulations on your journey to discovering the art within you once so glad to have discovered you! with best wishes!

  2. Anonymous15/8/09 01:19

    Happy Anniversary! I'm a newcomer to your blog, and I just love coming on this journey with you. Your wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your incredible imagination with us.

  3. Congratulations Ruthie!
    Your words are very true. I feel like you about blogging. It does help with the creative process. Meeting other artists and receiving peoples kind feedback. It is great to know you!:)
    Have a lovely weekend dear friend.
    Best Anniversary wishes.:)

  4. Ruthie Congratualions on 1 year of blogging.
    Beautiful sentiments, lovely photos

  5. Congratulations, Ruthie on your First Anniversary in blogland. I'm glad I found your blog in my first days of blogging; one that captured my attention immediately. Your gentle, elegant style, your amazing photos and the story that accompanies them; all so sweet.

    My best to you and your Mother in your exciting new venture.

  6. Congratulations. I look forward to following you in this your second year of blogging.

    Your photos that accompany your text were so perfect - and on the edge of haunting.

  7. So glad you have shared your journey with us, it is always inspiring. You have a unique gift. Thank you.

  8. Anonymous15/8/09 17:13

    Congratulations Ruthie! It really is a mile stone! I enjoy your blog and have been so happy to "meet" you. I just told someone yesterday that blogging was one of my proudest accomplishments over the past year. I look forward to whatever lies ahead. Happiest of blogging to you!

  9. And thank you for sharing your magical finds x

  10. Congratulations Ruthie. Your posts, pictures and work always inspired me.

  11. Ruthie, congratulations!

    You have done an amazing job discovering and sharing your creative spirit with the blogging world.

    I look forward to the next chapter as well! :)

  12. Thank you so much for sharing your creative life with us!

  13. Congratulations, Arn't blogs a wonderful invention? Mine has made a world of difference to me. It forced me to look for the positive things to share and it has improved my whole outlook on life. Thanks for sharing yours with us.

  14. Happy Birthday!!! Here's to another year of wonderful inspirational posts. Cheers:))

  15. Anonymous16/8/09 21:20

    Ahhhh, that is so good to know. Gathered up, offered out, shared, treasured, and safe to reflect upon should there be a need. You've travelled far, you're a good voyager. x

  16. dude that's so awesome!! happy anniversary! glad you stuck with it and added such good stuff over the year :) look forward to many more

  17. Wow, folks, i am quite overawed by all of your wonderful words of support, waht can i say but thank you all, its a real pleasure x x

  18. Happy anniversary Ruthie, and as my old dad would say "and many of 'em!"

  19. Ruthie congratulations and really, the pleasure to be here is all mine.

    Love Renee xoxo

  20. It is never too late, right. It has taken me a bit long to realize that, but I am now fully open to possibility. And enjoying it tremendously. Congratulations on finding your keys!

    Never stop opening doors :)

  21. Ruthie,
    This is a lovely celebration! I am so happy I found you and your blog, you are such a treat to take into my heart. Wishing you endless joy on your continued journey!

    Your photos are oh so lovely~

  22. Dear Ruthie,

    Congratulations! I wish you many, many more years of blogging and creating.

  23. Happy blog anniversary Ruthie! It's been a lovely journey that I've so enjoyed travelling with you. Thankyou for sharing it here. :)xx

  24. Glad to have found your blog. Happy anniversary!!

  25. Hey Ruthie,
    one year - how time flies doesn't it. Well done. I look forward to reading your posts now that we are back to routine. Routine obviously includes far too many hours sat at the computer checking out what everyone else is doing !!! :-)

  26. Hello Ruthie

    you have put your message of gratitude together beautifully.

    I am glad that blogging has given you these gifts so that we too can be the recipients. I love your generous warmth and creativity.

    Thank you...

    Happy days

  27. congratulations ruthie! that's such a lovely post! im glad i found your blog! fliss xx

  28. And thank you Ruthie for giving me so much.

    Love Renee xoxo

  29. Happy happy blogiversay. Yours is always a delight and inspiration to read. Thanks for sharing your part of the world and your insights.

  30. Happy blogging annivesary!
    A beautiful post!

  31. i have been quite overwhwlmed by all these messages on my blog birthday post, thank you all so very much for coming by & leaving a word or two & for making it a special one x x x

  32. you truly have a beautiful mind. :)


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