Friday, April 1, 2011

Ripping off the Band-Aid....

I'm not good at this type of thing - giving bad news.  So I'm just going to rip the proverbial Band-Aid off and come right out and say it:

Today is my last post of Ephemeraology.

It's been a long and difficult decision to make, one that I've waffled on more than once.  But I do believe it's time for me to move on.

During the last couple of months, my art adventures have taken some AMAZING turns:  I've been teaching workshops all over the state (and in this vein, registration is now open for Inspire my Life, where I'll be teaching my "Collage like an Epehemeraologist" class); my work is featured in a couple of shops downtown (thank you Wood's Floral, Lillian's of Fond du Lac and Gallery & Frame Shop (come see me during Sassy Soiree on Saturday the 9th from 10-11 a.m.!); I've been involved in several charity projects; I have my monthly collages that I make for Retro Renovation ("Love the House You're In"!); I've been made a contributing editor for W5Ran- Broadcasting Collaborative Content; I've been doing tons of work for the new exhibits for our art co-op, Fond du Lac Visual Arts; and I'm the administrator for seven Facebook pages!  It has been a whirlwind couple of months, but time that I wouldn't trade for the world.  I am doing work that I love and I'm so lucky that I get to do this for a living.

But some sacrifices have to be made when one is so busy, and it pains me to say that my blog is a very unfortunate casualty.

I have had the most wonderful time writing these posts over the past 11 months, and I hope I've inspired you, dear readers.  If I turned just one person on to the joys of ephemera, then this blog has not been wasted.  Thanks to all of you who stopped by to check it out - I hope you enjoyed reading what I have to say!

There is just one final thing that I have to mention before I sign off:

 
 You really didn't think I was going to quit, did you?  :D  NO WAY!  There are too many more fun ephemera topics to discuss!  Too many more giveaways!  Too many more art/ephemera friends to make!  No sir, I ain't goin' nowhere!  (P.S.  All of the things I mentioned above are indeed true, so either come and say hi in person or check out my stuff online!)  :D 

Okay, I really do have one final thing to say, though - be sure to sign up for the ephemera giveaway that's running through tomorrow night at 5 p.m. CDT!  :D

Have a great April 1, everyone!  :D  I'll announce the ephemera pack winner tomorrow night!  :D

17 comments:

  1. okay so i WAS going to say thank you because I was the one you turned around and returned me to my love of ephemera hahahaha but I am glad to say THANK YOU ANYWAYS - GOOD ONE!!!!

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  2. You sneak! Glad I was fooled.

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  3. Thanks Goodness!! I was a bit scared when I first started reading, but then I knew you had to be joking....cuz you're so good at this and know we would miss you too much if you were gone!!

    Happy April!! and congrats on all the wonderful artiness that's happening in your life.

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  4. Oh boy--you had me going.......but I am happy I was fooled and you really aren't quitting. Keep up the good work...

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  5. You got me! I was so sad. Buggar!! OXXO

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  6. You had me worried there for a minute, April Fools!

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  7. You really had me going for a minute there! Argh!

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  8. Wow, you fooled me too! I'm lovin' your newsletter and I was really disappointed there....for a bit!

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  9. OH MY GOSH YOU SO GOT ME! Shwew, glad it was just an April Fool's! My favorite ephemera of the moment (since I just found all these things at an estate sale yesterday) include children's books, old sewing patterns, old receipts, old office-related paper goods, old sacks from Disney World, photos, old school workbooks and compositon books, old games, um, did I leave anything out? Oh yes, just about EVERYTHING! Am I signed up? :)

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  10. Dang, you really had me going there for a minute!

    We take you so seriously, Mel! ;)

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  11. Well, now that April Fool's has come and gone I can finally comment and say, YAY!!!! That was fun. :D I want to thank you all who commented - I did this as a lark and I had no idea I had so many devoted readers! <3 You guys actually made my day with your comments! Thank you so much! :D

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  12. You were the first (and only) one to get me on April's Fool Day. I came here from the Paper Flea Market blog. Love me some ephemera. Now I'm going to browse your site a little bit. Happy Spring!

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  13. Welcome aboard the Ephemeraology train, Lisa! :D Thanks for following me from Trina's site - she's so supportive! :D

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  14. Man that was a good one. Trina turned me on to your blog a while ago and I'd hate to see you go.Thank goodness prankster. My favorites right now are childrens books,games, and illustrations any that are brightly colored yeat aged.

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  15. I was feeling sad and mentally composing a thank you comment for your inspiration and then I saw the banner. You got me good, but I am glad! Thank you for you for introducing me to the wonderful world of ephemeraology and this isn't a joke!

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  16. Brat!!!! You got me. Congrats on all of your accomplishments..........

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