This time of year, I do a lot of thinking about this space: whether to continue, how to make it better, what new direction I might take. Lost Coast Post will turn ten in 2016 and this blog exists because I like rambling on about my art adventures and because I hope that some of my thoughts on life & art-making with chronic health issues are helpful to readers who may have their own challenges. You, dear readers, are what bring this space alive: your comments, questions, and encouragement - whether vocal or silent - keep pushing me forward, keep driving me to share and wonder and explore.
So I've decided to institute a "Reader Appreciation Week," featuring four days of small giveaways to say thank you to all of you for showing up here over the years. Entering the giveaways is easy-peasy: just click on the "comments" button and leave your name, where you're from, and a working email. International entries are welcome...if you promise to let me know if a prize arrives. I've had a few difficulties mailing overseas in the last couple of years (lost packages break my heart) but I want every reader - near and far - to have a chance to win.
I'm kicking off this week of giveaways with a set of 6 professionally printed cards featuring my art. There'll be 2 winners today - one domestic and one international. (Don't forget to add where you're from in your comment!)
Entries for all giveaways this week will close at 5pm PST, Saturday December 5th, 2015. Winners will be chosen randomly and announced Monday, December 7th. Mailings will go out as soon as I have received mailing info from the winners.
If, in leaving your comment, you can answer one of the following questions...well, that would be wonderful for me but not required for you. Feedback helps me tremendously - as it does every blogger - and I would be thrilled to read your answers.
- How long have you been a Lost Coast "Postie?" (In other words, how long have you been a reader?)
- I post about many different things. What most interests you about my blog or the art I share?
- Is there anything that I haven't wrote about or done here at LCP that you'd like to see?
Thank you to all of you for taking a moment from your busy lives to spend some time with me. Thank you for enduring my often wordy posts and sometimes unpredictable posting schedule. Thank you for all the warm thoughts about my art and my health. Thank you for keeping me company in this teeny-tiny corner of the vast internet that I call home!