It’s my blog’s Anniversary! First, I’m celebrating by doing a Giveaway of my original painting, below.

"Abstract Hillside" ©Ruth Armitage 2015, Acrylic on Paper 15"x11"

“Abstract Hillside” ©Ruth Armitage 2015, Acrylic on Paper 15″x11″

And, the Winner is: Kristen Hamilton! Congratulations Kristen!  🙂

Way back in June 2008, I started an adventure in putting my ideas on the World Wide Web. Little did I know that this blog would still be going strong 7 years later. From its humble beginnings, my blog has grown – it now gets almost 200,000 visits per year, and has almost 400 posts in its archives. That’s a lot of reading & writing!

My hope is that folks who visit my site find inspiration, enjoy seeing new artwork and come away looking at the world a bit differently. In the next year, I’d also like to increase the number of repeat visitors, drawing each of you back in.

Please help me do that: Tell Me, what kind of information or inspiration you’d like to see on my blog! Leave a comment and I will add your name to a drawing for one of my favorite books on color: Making Color Sing by Jeanne Dobie. If you’d like more than one entry, share this post on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest and let me know. One extra entry for each! It’s easy to share using the buttons at the bottom of the post or on the left side of the website page. I will be drawing for the winner of this fun giveaway on June 30th.

Thanks to the artists who took the time to share their work for this online ‘show.’ I hope you’ll click on each image to visit their websites!


“Fox” ©Rachel Urista

"Beachy Goddess Days" ©Kristen Hamilton

“Beachy Goddess Days” ©Kristen Hamilton

"Tracing the Map of Memory" ©Dayna J. Collins

“Tracing the Map of Memory” ©Dayna J. Collins


“Grape Hyacinths” ©Elizabeth Higgins

©Norene Simmons

©Norene Simmons

"Without Hair" ©Margaret Godfrey

“Without Hair” ©Margaret Godfrey

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