It’s hard for me to believe that 2014 is gone and it’s already 2015. 2014 was a great year for me with my move into a home with more studio space, three shows and so much support from family, old friends and many new friends too. While 2014 seemed to go by fast, when I look back, I am amazed at how much I did accomplish this past year.
Five boxes, each perfect for holding a small piece of Dagoba chocolate.
Looking back at my blog posts, I found that my most viewed blog post was DIY Boxes For Chocolate. I guess chocolate wins hands down every time.
Earth Spirit Vessel, Forest Tapestry, contains 665 pieces of hand folded paper. Not only was it sold from my blog, but I was asked to make a custom lid for it.
My Earth Spirit Vessels, which were featured in a number of my blog posts, received a lot of views. I even sold a couple when they were featured on my blog. The power of the internet is wonderful. If you want to see more of me Earth Spirit Vessels, just type Earth Spirit Vessels in the search bar at the top of the right hand column of this blog.
It’s easy to make the box look extra special with gold thread and beads that match the color of your Truffle Box.
My DIY posts were the most popular of my posts. My top 7 posts were all DIY posts. And my DIY Truffle Box with Template was almost as popular as my DIY Boxes For Chocolate post. Perhaps it was popular because it’s a great box to put a piece of chocolate in.
This Crown Jewel Heart Box was made from hot pink card stock that was sprayed with some purple ink. The heart shows the unsprayed hot pink. I love the contrast.
Many of the photos from my blog were shared on Pinterest. Anything with hearts seemed to be very popular on Pinterest. My Crown Jewel Heart Box from my post DIY Crown Jewel Heart Box was one of the most pinned photos from my blog.
This information is helpful for me as I make plans as to what to share for 2015. Obviously there will be lots of DIY blog posts. I will be sharing some DIY bookbinding blog posts as well as continue to share box and envelope templates and instructions.
A photo from one of my Monday Studio Snapshot posts showing what is going on in my studio.
I will continue to post twice a week. My Monday, Studio Snapshot, will show what’s been going on in my studio for the previous week. My Thursday blog posts will be more informative and include things like DIY posts, more detailed information on my art and the process, book reviews, shows and what other paper artists are doing, tools and techniques and more.
My own personal favorite photo from my blog last year. It is from My Favorite Tools which I wrote last April.
The past few years, I have been doing a lot of journaling, especially about things I am grateful for. In 2015, I am going calligraph “gratitudes” or things I am thankful for. I am not sure what form they will take. I’m thinking of a book or possibly even coasters. I’ll be sharing with you as my gratitudes take shape.
I was quite pleased to find out that my blog was visited almost 4 times more in 2014 than in 2013. I’ve been blogging now for 4 years and loving it. Apparently others are enjoying it as well.
Happy New Year! I look forward to a new and wonderfully creative 2015.