First, I want to let you know that I live 30 minutes southwest of where the tornados hit in Colorado yesterday. Yes, it was pretty windy here....but no damage. My friend, Liz, called and said, "I'm geographically challenged but I heard 'Denver' are you OK???" And I just had to laugh!
Geographically challenged! Well, that's one thing I am not. Dad taught me early on how to read and navigate maps and I always got an A+ on every geography test my entire life. So you can only imagine how much I enjoy the maps that show where people who click on my blog are from.
You know they say that we all know everyone else..and we are only separated by 6 degrees....I know you, you know someone who knows someone else who knows someone else.....who knows me.
So my friend, Jody, from Kingman emailed me that her friend in Prescott saw Jody's photo on my blog and had no idea that Jody and I were friends!
And it got me to thinking....I wonder how many of you who read my blog know someone who knows someone that knows me!
Or maybe we have met and just don't know it!
If you live in Indiana...you could very well be a cousin of mine! LOL!
I often see a location where someone clicks on from and wish we could sit and have a chat. One week it was Terre Haute IN. And I have to wonder if that was someone I know or am related to. At the very least, I'll bet we could share memories about Turkey Run State Park where my family has had their annual reunion every summer for 55 years now!
And I have driven through Wickenburg AZ a zillion times. There is NOTHING there! Yet I see someone clicks on my blog from that location on a pretty regular basis! WHO lives in Wickenburg? LOLOL!!! I want to meet you just because I need to ask....WHY do you live there? :o)
And then there are spots that I click on that have instant memories. Calgary Canada. The summer of 1981 as we were driving to Anchorage in a Jeep with 3 little kids and the axel broke and we camped in a park for a week! What a wonderful place!
Oak Harbor, WA. Mom used to be a nurse practitioner in Darrington....and I just want to sit and chat with you about the ferns that grow wild in the forest up there!
Yesterday, there were 26 hits from France! Isn't it wonderful how google will translate my blog so you can read it? I would love to know where you all are from! Are you close to Diersheim, Germany, where my ancestors came from? I've been to Paris, and Strassburg and taken the high speed train from Paris to Geneva. I would just love to travel that path again in a slow moving car so I could really enjoy the scenery! Actually, I've been to Paris twice! What an amazingly gorgeous city. I love the opulence of the architecture. I could spend a year just walking the streets looking at the buildings! (OK...I'm way too old to spend a year walking anywhere! But I can dream!!!)
Warsaw, Indiana....Hi! Aunt Jean!!!
Greenville SC - I attended a year at Bob Jones University!
Boulder CO - oh just call me! Let's play!!!
Schaumburg, IL - hi Margie!
Leicester, England - I've been there!!! Love the fish & mushy peas!!!
And oh, the places I want to travel to. Edinburgh, Scotland, where Kerry's ancestors are from. My beloved Israel where I hope to return one day. Neuwied, Germany....where I have actually already been! I just love looking at the maps and imagining the conversations that we would have if we took the time to get to know one another better.
Seems like a lot of you are looking at my tutorials...which is why I do them! I hope they help! If you have suggestions for improvements, feel free to let me know.
I do believe in the art world...it's way less than 6 degrees of separation. We are all connected by this kindred spirit to create and design, to ooh! and aah! at one another's work, and to share what we learn with each other.
What a perfectly wonderful, connected world of art we have!
P.S. I made these flowers today using the new blossoms and snowflakes by Creative Impressions. Aren't they simply gorgeous?? I brought them home to design something for the show tomorrow. If you live in Denver, the show is 9 am - 6 pm at the Merchandise Mart...come say "hi"!