Saturday, April 22, 2006

Year One

Today's the first anniversary of the launch of this blog. It's two days before my personal birthday, on which I'll be installing our next exhibition and lucky if I can sneak in a b-day cupcake, but on that day I'll be a never-you-mind number of years older than the blog, so I'd rather celebrate its b-day than mine anyway (beside, Bambino and a friend we'll call Ondine treated me to a wonderful escape recently so I'm good on that front).

Anyway, the blog has helped introduce me to some spectacularly talented and truly charming folks, and I'm continually impressed with the quality of the comments written here...they challenge me in ways I didn't know I could be challenged and I'm in your debt for your honest, thought-provoking and often very humorous contributions. So have some virtual cake on me...and thanks!

37 Comments:

Anonymous mark dixon said...

Congratulations! (and that is a great looking painting).
Cheers from Montreal,
Mark

4/22/2006 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger aurix said...

Congratulations! I'm a fan of your blog. Keep up the good work. And happy birthday too.

4/23/2006 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and thanks so much for all the great insightful writing, images, and openended ideas you present. Your sense of humor is good too!
I love this online community.
Hope to get down from northern New England to check out your gallery some day.

4/23/2006 06:49:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Let him eat cake! Happy Birthday Edward. Now we'll have to find a hot younger blogger. Is there a grad program for this?

4/23/2006 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Oriane said...

happy anniversary & birthday! love the blog,

o

4/23/2006 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous jec said...

Happy anniversary AND birthday, Ed. This blog, more than other art blogs, has really started to build a virtual community to discuss issues that affect us all. Your "voice," choice of topics, and interest in engaging and debating are the reasons, IMHO.

Thanks and congrats.

4/23/2006 10:33:00 AM  
Blogger w said...

We have the same birthday. Well, at least the same day...

Congrats, thanks for the great blog, and have some cake yourself.

4/23/2006 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous ml said...

Thanks for adding a positive, encouraging voice to the world, Edward.

4/23/2006 11:26:00 AM  
Blogger sloth said...

butter frosting, yum!

Many happies, Edward, to you and your wonderful blog. I am handing you a virtual glass of champagne to wash down that cake...

4/23/2006 11:52:00 AM  
Blogger Bill Gusky said...

Happy Birthday Mr. W, and thanks again for one of the BEST ARTBLOGS ON THIS PLANET OR ANY OTHER.

B

4/23/2006 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger Art Soldier said...

Con-grat-u-fuck-ing-la-tions!

(or, something less offensive if that seemed mildly inappropriate)

4/23/2006 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous onesock said...

Ditto on the congrats and admiration for the blog! You have had some great discussions here. Heres to more! I will have my piece of cake,hold the titanium white please.

4/23/2006 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Franklin said...

Congrats! Here's to your long future.

4/23/2006 03:29:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa Hunter said...

Ho! Bad art wrath dead! Yippy!

[It's an anagram.]

4/23/2006 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous JL said...

A year? You're kidding me. It can only have been a few months, tops. That's the only possible explanation for how fresh all the content seems, how each time I visit I think I'm getting exposed to a new turn of mind--that feeling one gets when finding a new great blog. Still get it every time.

Congratulations. I don't think anyone made a bigger difference in the art corner of the blogosphere this year. I don't comment much, but I read a lot of the threads, and it's true: you've built more of a community here than normally happens. While I can't say for sure, I think you're probably a big part of why so many other fine art blogs have started in the past 6-8 months or so--and more voices=better. Looking forward to many happy returns.

4/23/2006 06:17:00 PM  
Blogger George said...

Kudos on the blog and a happy birthday too.

4/23/2006 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Jav said...

Congratulations.. I've learnt much from your blog. Keep it going. Best luck both for the blog and your gallery.

4/23/2006 07:12:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Rywalt said...

God, this blog sucks.

No, only kidding. Everyone just seemed do darned positive I had to drag in some Painters NYC-type attitude over here. I've made no secret of thinking Ed and his blog are just wonderful. And I'm not just saying that to get a show, either, I really mean it. Really.

Seriously -- </ironic detachment> -- good blog, Ed, and here's to another year, online and off.

4/23/2006 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous martin said...

happy birthday, congratulations.

4/23/2006 10:02:00 PM  
Blogger Porcupine said...

Felicitations … a blog like yours involves a significant commitment of time and effort. Thanks!

4/23/2006 10:26:00 PM  
Blogger James Wolanin said...

Keep up the great work and Happy Birthday!

Cheers!

4/24/2006 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Pim Milo said...

Happy Birthday, and thanks for your wonderful insights. And greetings from Amsterdam.

4/24/2006 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous bambino said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

and HAPPY ANNIVERSARYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

oxoxoxox

4/24/2006 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger highlowbetween said...

Happy Birthday Blog! and you sir.
Thanks for a great asset to the art community. I echo Lisa - you have inspired a lot of us to start talking!
Keep up the good work.

4/24/2006 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous edna said...

Happy Birthday! Happy Blog Anniversary!

4/24/2006 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Happy birthday to you and the blog! Keep up the great posts, I may not comment much, but I read every post looking forward to each new one that comes up.
It has been great to have a peephole into the New York art scene, from all the way out here in New Mexico!

4/24/2006 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Joseph Barbaccia said...

Ed,

Thanks for your sharing insights and stirring the stuff.

4/24/2006 11:59:00 AM  
Blogger JD said...

Hooray to Ed. . . congrats, Happy Birthday, and keep on sharing your thoughts with us.

4/24/2006 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger JD said...

Ed, yay to you and to your blog! Here's to another year of thought-provoking posts and good fun.

4/24/2006 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger JD said...

Bleccchhh to blogger, who made me think my first post never happened. Sorry 'bout that.

4/24/2006 12:05:00 PM  
Blogger Hungry Hyaena said...

Cheers, Edward. I hope the blog celebrates many more and, of course, that you do the same.

4/24/2006 12:09:00 PM  
Blogger Karl Zipser said...

Happy blog birthday! This site has been a big inspiration to me.

4/24/2006 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous pd said...

congratulations Edward. Your wit and sincerity really shine out.

4/24/2006 03:49:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

yeah, whatever.

4/24/2006 04:07:00 PM  
Blogger Nancy Baker, aka Rebel Belle said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
Hugs and kisses on this wonderful day.

4/24/2006 10:23:00 PM  
Blogger crionna said...

Congrats Edward, and Happy Birthday. I'll celebrate mine in just a few minutes!

4/25/2006 02:25:00 AM  
Blogger ec said...

Belated but heartfelt, Ed. Happy Birthday. Thank you for the great discussions.

4/25/2006 07:55:00 AM  

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