One Month Anniversary!!!

February 21, 2009

Yay! Silents and Talkies' one month anniversary!!

I have two fun "thank you's" to all of you incredibly sweet people who have been following my blog!

First-- I am having a random drawing for one free print, redeemable in either of my etsy stores, www.silentsandtalkies.etsy.com or www.sinatrafan103.etsy.com! If you'd like to enter, just say so in a comment. Entires are welcome for one week, and then I'll blindfold myself and pull a name out of a hat :)

Second-- Once a month I'd like to have one of you write a guest-post for my blog! We all have our favorite actors and actresses, and so we are all authorities on certain people, and novices on others. There are tons of people I'd love to draw, but can't really write a substantial post to go with the sketch. For instance, Raquelle- you know an awful lot more about Robert Mitchum and NORMA SHEARER than I do! Millie- You know more about Bobby Darin than I do! So here is the deal: if anyone is interested in writing a post, just e-mail me, and I'll do a sketch to go with your post. As my "thank you" for sharing your classic film knowledge and enriching my blog, I'll send you a free mini print of my sketch that corresponds with your post (if you want it... you could always choose a different one!)

I'm so happy that I have so many blogger friends who share my passion for classic film. It was only after I created this blog that I realized how many of you are out there! I've had so much fun discovering and reading your blogs, and this is the very least I can do to thank you for for your friendship, and support as I took my first leap into that strange and wonderful world of blogging!

I'd especially like to thank Vivienne, who suggested that I start a blog in the first place. There'd be no first anniversary without you :) Thanks so much!!!

27 comments:

caseykoester said...

Count me in for the contest! I love your drawings and sketches. You make me push myself as an artist every time I see your work. :) (Don't worry, it's a good thing!)

I second that nomination of Raquelle to write about Bob Mitchum. I love to see you do a sketch of him. Happy One Month Anniversary!

peggy said...

Hooray and Congratulations on your first fabulous month! Sign me up for that contest : ) And many happy returns of the day!

Mina said...

Congratulations! :D
I'd love to take part in the contest, I am a fan!

xx

Robby Cress said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I look forward to the interesting things you have coming up on your blog this year :)

Genevieve said...

Happy one month aniversary!! It's so exciting! I really enjoy your sketches and your blog : )

I completely forgot to celebrate my anniversary. The 19th marked my 3 month!

Nicole said...

Happy 1 month anniversary! I love reading your blog, it's such a treat! Your drawings and sketches are always fantastic!

Graciebird said...

How absolutely loverly! I definitely want to enter this contest!

Graciebird said...

Oh, and Happy Anniversary! You're so sweet Kate.

Pink Dahlia said...

Are new followers allowed to enter? I'm liking what I see so far!

Kate Gabrielle said...

Of course you can, Pink Dahlia :)

Betty Boogie said...

Please put me in your drawing! Last night I watched Mae West in "She Done Him Wrong." It's a fun movie and quite funny. If you haven't seen it yet you can get it from blockbuster online.

Linda Crispell said...

Audrey is as cute as a button!
Love your work and blog!
Linda

Millie said...

WhooHoo, PARTY!

I want to be in the drawing! Then I can get "The Astaireing Contest"! ;-)

Happy Anniversary! You are so amazingly stupendously cool!

Oh, BTW, thanks ever so for mentioning me as an authority on Bobby. Although, I'm sure others (including Raquelle) are much better qualified.

And I don't really know if your readers (who are used to beautifully written, interesting, but sane posts) are quite ready for me...and my deliriously random posting....hehehehe!

Kate Gabrielle said...

I enjoy reading your posts, Millie- that's why I mentioned you :) Please consider it?

Kate Gabrielle said...

casey-Thank you so much! {blushing!} & I've put your name in the hat!

peggy- Merci! Your name is in the hat!

Mina- Thanks! I'm so excited, I have a fan!!! Your name is in the hat!

(By the way, this hat I keep speaking of is a really lovely grey cloche hat! I should take a picture!)

Bobby- Thank you so much :)

Genevieve- Thanks--- and Happy Anniversary to you, too! It's not too late to do a belated anniversary post!

Nicole- Thanks!!

Graciebird- Your name is in the hat! And thank you- you are sweet, too :)

Betty Boogie- I've actually not seen that movie yet! I keep meaning to... I'll have to rent it! And your name is in the hat!

Linda- Thanks! I love your work, too!

Everyone- if you want to enter the drawing, make sure you mention that you'd like to be added. I don't want to add anyone without them asking so that they don't win and say "well, actually I don't want a print" lol- so if you didn't mention it, I didn't put your name in the lovely hat... did that make sense?

Tissuepaper said...

Super Happy One Month Anniversary - I love your blog - breathtaking!

DKoren said...

Happy anniversary! I really admire your drawings and your blog, and I'd love to be entered in your contest. And that's a neat idea on the monthly guest slots!

Millie said...

Oh, Kate, now, I wasn't saying I don't WANT to! Because I TOTALLY do! That would be a great honor!

I was just saying, I am slightly insane...and thought you should be forewarned... ;-D

vivienne strauss said...

I'm so excited this has taken off the way it has! It makes me happy to know there are so many old movie fans out there! I'm glad Kate is sharing her extensive movie knowledge with everyone here instead of "wasting" it all on just me in emails :) Happy 1 month and count me in for the contest!

Raquelle said...

Happy One Month! Your blog has taken off for sure. It's been a joy reading it.

I've had Guest Bloggers too on my blog and it was fun!

Please tell me you meant Norma Shearer and not Natalie Wood? :0) Or you may have been confusing me with Sarah over at Cinema Splendor.

Kate Gabrielle said...

Yes I did mean Norma Shearer!! I typed it at 6am-- not when I first woke up, but right before I went to sleep, lol! I'm surprised that it was actually coherent at all :)

Kate Gabrielle said...

forgive me?

Raquelle said...

No worries. I thought that's what you may have meant.

You need to send me some information on how to commission a painting from you! I'm interested in one for the future.

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Lauren said...

Oh please enter me! I LOVE YOUR ART! yes I have cried through penny serenade and laughed through my favorite wife, and loved both! THANKS SO MUCH!

Desiree said...

I want one! Enter me in too!

Kate Gabrielle said...

okie dokie Desiree, you're entered :)