Thursday, June 9, 2016

The 100th Blog Post + Link Up Party!

A Milestone



Today is an important day, at least to me anyway, as I have reached a small milestone in my blogging endeavors: my one hundredth blog post! I can’t quite believe it either. Impulsive Artistry began back in November of 2015, and seven months later, we arrive at number one hundred!

After some consideration, knowing that I wanted this post to be distinctive, I decided to take a this opportunity to reflect on what I have accomplished this half-year with a list of the top five most popular posts to date, as well as providing a link up opportunity to my fellow bloggers (at the bottom of this post). Perhaps, I may even have a recap article like this every one hundred posts, but we will see what happens when I reach 200.

Before we go on to the list, I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who supports my blog each and every week! Your views, shares and comments keep me motivated to continue to create new content, and I look forward to the future of sharing more inspiring creative projects, photo sets and essays, paintings and painting videos, music compositions and articles, guest artists features and more. Thank you all so much once again!

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The Top 5 Most Popular Impulsive Artistry Blog Posts!

No. 5: Finding Contentment Photo Set



In this article/photo set, I explore the concept of contentment. In our busy world and daily life, we often take things for granted and become frequently dissatisfied with our allotment in life, but we don’t have to live this way. This post features some beautiful photos from a rainy hike in the woods as well.



No. 4: Guest Artist Feature – Chantal Noordeloos, Polymer Clay



In her engaging and very funny article, award-winning author, Chantal Noordeloos, shares her passion and talent for working with Polymer Clay to create beautiful miniature figures for board gaming. She shares some of her amazing work along with great advice and tips to those who would like to work with Polymer Clay as she does. 



No. 3: Guest Artist Feature – David Gonzalez, Composer



The emerging composer, David Gonzalez, gives us a window into his personal approach to the art of music composition. In his article, he contemplates the idea of the creative process, and discusses the musical influences on one of his compositions titled, “A Moment in Time,” which he shares with us at the end. A thoughtful and beautiful written essay that really captures the essence of the creative spirit:

  

No. 2: Walk in the Woods Photo Set


Join me in a photographic excursion as I explore the woods near my home in Raleigh, North Carolina on a very misty and rainy morning. The light was very unique as it drizzled while we hiked, and I captured some beautiful shots of the forest. Take a look:



No. 1: Guest Artist Dave Usher: Intro to Watercolor Painting!!!



This post features the work a good friend of mine, an accomplished artist with over 40 years of professional painting experience, Dave Usher. Included is one of his beautiful watercolor paintings, as well as a step-by-step painting video demonstration where you can learn his technique and approach to watercolors. Great intro video to the medium and to painting overall! 



The Link Up!

Guidelines for Linking a Post (2 per blog):

—All linked posts must be family friendly and no giveaways.

—Please leave a comment below!

—Be sure to link to this post in yours OR grab the Impulsive 
    Artistry Badge and include it on your blog.

—Posts related to photography, painting or other creative activities are strongly encouraged, but are not required to link up.

—Check out other people's posts linked as well!



Final Thoughts

Well, I hope that you enjoyed this celebratory post and will subscribe to Impulsive Artistry for more great creative content each week! As always, I urge you to be creative and artistic every day of your life, take a moment to savor the beauty around you, find contentment and joy, and be kind to others. Have a fantastic week!

—Charles

Important Notice: There will be only one blog post next week, on Tuesday, but not on Thursday, because I will be on vacation in Vermont!

#roadtrip #Vermont #photography #painting #artist

Take care!
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