But all that aside, I've had such great responses from friends and family regarding this new site and its contents! I am grateful to you all for your support, friendship and existence.
My friend Mary, who actually knows something about blogging, said this is a good forum for spreading the news about other sites I like. Just off the top of my head, I have a few doozies. When I have more time I will gush about them at length. In the meantime, if you want to see some great art by great people, check these out:
cecebell.com - Cece Bell is a children's book writer and illustrator whose work you NEED to see and read with your kids. My kids consider her a major celebrity and can't believe I am friends with someone so cool. I aspire to be more like her - hard-working, creative, funny and wonderfully weird.
blackwalnutdispatch.com - I consider this an artist's site because my friend Mary Gray is one of my favorite essayists. Her blog is infinitely more entertaining than any garden blog has any right to be. Plus she is many kids' favorite English teacher.
etsy.com/people/julianopottery - George Juliano was my favorite art teacher in high school, and maybe ever. He is a talented painter and potter, as well as a great teacher and person. I will consider myself lucky to someday be half as good as him in any of those areas.