Thursday, September 11, 2008


Today is the anniversary of the day that I started writing this blog three years ago. I wonder if there is any significance to the fact that I chose September 11, 2005 to start this. It was the 4th anniversary of what we now call "nine-eleven," and I think that date will always be a day of remembrance for all of us. Perhaps at some level I use that date as a starting point, an anniversary of shocking change and taking stock and nothing ever being the same as it was before and a new awareness of the fragility and preciousness of life. The end of one thing and the beginning of something different. Moving forward.
A lot has changed in my life in these past three years. I am grateful that this record exists. Thanks for coming along on the trip.
P.S. A couple of people have asked how I made the photo collage in the big 3. In Illustrator I made the big 3 and turned it into a graphic, then placed the photos behind it. Then I applied the "clipping mask" effect to trim away the parts of the photos not within the outline of the 3. If you are not an Illustrator user this will make no sense to you!


  1. CONGRATULATIONS Terry on your 3rd blog anniversary!!!
    I enjoy reading it.

  2. Congratulations!! I so enjoy reading this on different levels.

  3. Congratulations! I have written my blog for just a few days over a year and I now understand how difficult it can be sometimes to not say sad things. I enjoy your blog because of the variety of subjects and entries. Besides, I suspect you are a really nice person who I will meet someday.

  4. Thanks for bringing us with you. :-)

    And you've reminded me that tomorrow is my blogiversary. Hmmm.

  5. Congratulations on your persistence and dedication. You always have something interesting to look at and think about.

    Now I want to know how you did the collaged "3". Very fancy.

    I wish I would've known you needed corks. I've got scads.


  6. Anonymous4:56 PM

    Congratulations on your blogiversary. I've been reading and lurking for about a year and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Prior to reading your blog I had no idea of the scope of textile art. All the best.


  7. Happy blogiversary! Very cool photo collage.

  8. Hey! Someone took my "blogiversary" word already. Well, it's not "mine" but neither is "blogument" or "blogeration". Damn! Any way, happy anniversary and I look forward to reading at least 3 more years (I've got a lot of catching up to do).


  9. Happy Blogaversary Terry. Your blog is always interesting.
    I have learned so much from you in these past 3 years it's like taking a class from a Master. Along with all that it's often just plain fun as well.

  10. no, I am not an Illustrator user, and yes, it makes no sense, but I do admire your incredible creativity with the '3'!
    Happy Anniversary!


  11. Happy Anniversary! I always enjoy reading your blog.