Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Holidays

We'll be heading off soon to enjoy Christmas with my family in the heartland (weather and airlines permitting). Bambino and I wish you all a very happy Holiday Season and much success in the New Year!

Someone at a party last night said something I hear a good deal, which, without false modesty, I'll note was "Everyone loves your blog." I realize the hyperbole in the sentiment is a compliment and I'm always truly very happy when someone takes the time to say they read here, but I often answer by noting that the credit goes mostly to the commenters. They, without false flattery, often agree.

I too love this blog, precisely because of the commenters, and would like to thank those of you who take time out of your day to contribute to the dialog here. Reading the threads is something I look forward to every morning, and even when we disagree, I'm aware of the gift your participation represents. For those of you who read, but don't comment (the legion of "lurkers" [we really need a nicer name than that in the blogosphere, it sounds like someone wearing an old raincoat and nothing else]), I would like to thank you too. I see you in the hit counts, which increase with each year, and truly appreciate the encouragement your stopping by supplies.

As my gift to all of you, here's my favorite YouTube video of the year. It's simple, and astonishing. It's not very Christmassy, in any traditional sense, but it did make me appreciate my life and the wonderous world we live in, which seems no small feat for a 40-second piece to do:

We'll see you after Christmas. Happy Holidays to you and yours!



Blogger Mark said...

Tons of PEACE to you both and amazing art sales! Safe journeys-see ya next year.

12/20/2007 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous nick said...

The Thai way of online shopping?

12/20/2007 09:22:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

that's very funny!

12/20/2007 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger Joanne Mattera said...

Thanks, Ed, for the video gift--truly amazing. And thanks for the blog, which has become my daily fix.

If it's not too forward, may I suggest that while you're away, anyone needing their daily fix can click on over to my site for a look at the Miami fairs, one by one:

(Click onto the Pulse report and scroll down a bit for a visit to the Winkleman Gallery installation.)

Safe travels, Ed and Bambino.
Happy Solstice to all.

12/20/2007 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Joanne's coverage of Miami (our booth included) is nearly encyclopedic. Certainly the most indepth of any out there. I highly recommend it.

Happy Solstice!

12/20/2007 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's true. joanne busted her ass. thanks, joanne.

12/20/2007 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger sharon said...

Beautiful video!

Here's to another year :)

12/20/2007 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thank You for all your hard work on the blog.

Merry Christmas!!!

a lurker

12/20/2007 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Noddy Turnell said...

i dont always understand what you or your posters are talking about but oftentimes stuff resonates and it compells me to slow down and try.

happy xmas

12/20/2007 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Ed and everyone who makes this site required reading for me, peace and happiness and good cheer all round. My understanding and appreciation of the creative world has been broadened through your words. Here's to 2008! Cheers. A faithful reader, peggy

12/20/2007 04:50:00 PM  
Blogger Joseph Giannasio said...


Have a Happy Christmas!!
and A Peaceful New Year!

Thanks for all your effort maintaining your blog and being so patient and gracious with the commenter's.

Your dedication and hard work are much appreciated.

enjoy the heartland,
avoid the bible belt.

Alla Salut

12/20/2007 07:10:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...


Thank you for the incredible gift that you have given us through this blog. I read it every day (unless there is a deadline looming), link to it several times a month, and tell every artist who will listen that it is a must-read. Best wishes for you and your loved ones, Kate

12/21/2007 02:49:00 PM  
Blogger Sunil said...

Happy holidays. You are right about getting a better descriptive phrase to replace lurkers. Love the blog.

12/21/2007 03:50:00 PM  

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