Monday, July 25, 2011

happy anniversary!

Mortal Muses Weekly Challenge ~ water baby
water baby by journeyswithasimplegirl

Can you believe it? One year ago today, we started this wonderful community.  To celebrate, I am featuring photos from our very first theme... Stay Cool.  It was emotional to go back through these submissions and reminisce.  It has been such an inspiring year.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone... our beloved friends and followers, the original eight ladies that believed in me and my initial concept enough to take this journey, and the newest three muses that saw something they wanted to be part of.  I love each of you for your unwavering support. You are truly my muses.  Together, we have proven that anything is possible when you put such talent and tenacity in one place.

PW water2
PW water2 by sc_mccormick

Today, it is with much pride and excitement that I turn over my Queen Muse crown to the beloved Muse Kirstin McKee.  She will carry the Mortal Muses legacy into the future.  Please give her all your love and enjoy the next eleven days as she, the Muses and the Muse Alumni share their thoughts on the delightful year that we have had and the inspiring changes you can expect as they start Mortal Muses Year Two.

I hope you will continue to visit with me at Bliss and Folly, every other Wednesday at Shutter Sisters, and here as a guest muse.  Remember I will always be watching from the sidelines, wearing a much smaller crown as the old Muse Mum, and still cheering you all on like a proud parent.

forever a muse...  xo tammy lee of bliss and folly

159. Dancing in the Rain
Dancing in the Rain by JoGo

33 comments:

Stephanie said...

Happy birthday Mortal Muses! The highlight of my morning is scrolling through my blogs and seeing the newest feature photo for whatever the current Mortal Muses theme is. Congratulations! :)

Gilly said...

Happy Birthday from me too - big thanks to Tammy for starting the whole thing off and best wishes for the future!

Megan Belcher said...

A year... I can't believe it! Congrats and THANK YOU!!!

Eileen said...

Thank you for starting this group!!! It has challenged me and (I hope) made me in to a better photographer. It is always an honor when my photos are featured. I love to see all the talent on this page and on Flickr!

urban muser said...

tammy, thank you for your vision and best of luck to you. i look forward to year two!!

Anna said...

Congrats to a wonderful year of musing! Tammy, best of luck to you and your new and ongoing ventures!

Stephanie said...

Tammy, what a wonderful year it has been. Best of luck in your ventures and thank you so much for your encouragement and wonderful talent! You will be missed! Welcome to Kirstin as the Queen Bee...I look forward to all the new and exciting things coming our way! Bravo first year!

simple girl said...

I am delighted and absolutely honored to have one of my photos from the very beginning featured today...what a year of growth, connection, love, and inspiration it's been!
Tammy, you will forever be my muse. :) I will look forward to following your journey as it branches in different exciting directions...
And I could not be more tickled at the thought of having Kirstin be queen muse!! xox

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

It was a wonderful first year that went by way too fast. You ladies have done a great job and I look forward to seeing what is in the future. Both here and for you, the Old Muse Mum!

*esra* said...

Congrats on a wonderful year!You've done such a great job.
And welcome to Kirstin! Looking forward to year two.

Jan said...

Wow! One year already. The time has flown by. Tammy Lee, Thank you for creating such a wonderful place for us. You have been an inspiration to us all. I look forward to your guest posts and seeing you on Shutter Sisters. Yay for Muse Kirstin! We are ready for year two!

missing moments said...

Congrats on a great year! Welcome Kirstin!
Tammy, great work done!
Love that last water photo!

jordan said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Welcome to the new Queen Bee, and THANK YOU Tammy Lee for starting such an amazing blog:)

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

Yeah!!!! Congrats on an incredible year with an incredible journey!!!! You are a true visionary and we're all luckier for it!

gina said...

What a wonderful year! Congrats on creating such an inspiring blog. Brava, muses!

Anne said...

What a wonderful year! Can't wait to see what Year Two brings. Thank you Tammy Lee for this community and for bringing together such a talented group of ladies. We love you.

Ashley Sisk said...

Beautiful post Tammy - we will certainly miss having you on a regular basis but you will always been our Queen Mum! Thanks for inspiring me!

blue elephant photography said...

Has it already been a year already really!? Oh my gosh, Stay cool...I think I remember taking scott's ice cone photo! What a wonderful year! Hooray Muse Mum ♥

Rosie said...

Happy Birthday, dear Muses! It was around August last year when I joined flickr and discovered you via one of my flickr friends! And although my presence here was a bit low these last months I've always enjoyed your blog and flickr groups. All the best to you, Tammy!

Laura said...

Congrats to an inspiring blog and an amazing year. Best of luck to you Tammy. I will be watching.

Suki said...

How wonderful this year has been. Thank you for your vision and talent to turn this into this wonderful community and gathering of photographer.
Let's see what year two brings. :)

mosey said...

An amazing year of love and inspiration. Thanks for bring us all together, my friend. x

Jogo said...

A whole year already!? That is amazing! Congratulations on such a brilliant and inspiring group/blog!!

April said...

I love you Tammy, and I love MM :)

Chelsea said...

Congratulations Tammy...you should be so proud, you have created such a wonderful place & a special community. xoxo

maureen said...

It's been more fun than I could have imagined.
I will always be grateful for you bringing us all together.
xoxo
Mo

Christina said...

Happy Anniversary!!
Best of wishes Tammy!!
XOXO

Oliag said...

It is hard to believe that a year has gone by already! Congrats on such a successful fun year...I have always been inspired by the photos and the words here. What a wonderful site you have created! Looking foward to year two:)

susankcase said...

This site is one of the first things I look forward to each morning, and throughout the day! Such incredible talent and inspiration! Thank you Tammy for all your hard work and look forward to another year of the wonderful muses! Happy Anniversary!!!

modchik said...

I'm so happy to watch your success unfold before my eyes you are such a wonder and a talent!

xoxo

Kat Sloma said...

Tammy, I'm so happy that you had the idea and the drive to make Mortal Muses a reality. I'm sorry to see you go but know you have lots of exciting things in store for you!

lucy said...

thanks, tam, for making us muses and creating such an amazing community!

Kirstin said...

Thank you Tammy for the most amazing year. It's been quite the journey, hasn't it? You will be so missed, but I know you will continue to inspire us as a shutter sister. And I'm looking forward to an exciting year ahead with old and new muses. Hugs. xxx

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