Catherine Daniel Ceramics

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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Happy Blogday to Me

So, unbelievably, its a whole year since my first blogpost, in which I wondered aloud whether I was talking to myself (as usual). But I very soon was not, and I can honestly say its one of the best things I've ever done.


Connection, support, friendship, encouragement, inspiration, knowledge, a laugh, a cry, empathy, ideas, challenges, prizes (I've had a few wins!), generosity, warmth, and much much more.
And I really hope that some of these things are reciprocated when you visit my blog.

Of course, there are some downsides to it all - very irritating technical stuff around the actual process that does my head in!

Not for nothing does 'Blogger' sound like a swearword. I am often to be heard shouting 'Oh Blogger!!' when the photos don't upload in the right order, or at all, or just take three days to get there.

But all in all its a hoot!

I've been making these wall pieces just recently and am really enjoying the process of mounting ceramic tiles/letters/shapes onto wooden boards to be hung on a wall.

My favourite is the second one, the traditional Gaelic Blessing, and so my Blogday wish for you all is :

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face;

the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,

may God hold you in the palm of His hand.


  1. Happy blog day to the wall hangings! I am gradually experimenting at the moment with just painting bisque....but there is loads of clay in the old pottery workshop just waiting for someone to get a bit more creative!!
    I love the Gaelic blessing, it is used a lot up here in many ways...very comforting words.

  2. Happy Blogday to you! Happy Blogday to you! Happy Blogday dear Catherine! Happy Blogday to you! Cx

  3. Glad to know I am not the only one! :o)

    Love your blog btw!

    C x

  4. You tell my story! I love it too..though it does have it's moments.

  5. Happy Bloggy Birthday To You, here's to many more years of blogginess..............those ceramic letters are gorgeous.

    lily x

  6. Happy bloggy birthday! I love all your work but especially the words! I love the LOVE above! When my new kitchen is finished (hopefully in the next few months!) I would love to order one of your YUM YUMs for next to my stove.
    All the best
    Sally x

  7. Happy bloggerversary - may your writing and your creativity continue to flourish! x

  8. Happy anniversary, I hadn't thought of Blogger sounding like a swear word, I will be changing my shout of frustration from now on. Love the pottered words, great fun.

  9. Happy 'B' day! blogging certainly is a fabulous experience...long may it continue.

  10. Happy blogger birthday ;-)) Here's to many more wonderful posts ;-)) dee x

  11. happy blogger birthday from me too! its (blogland) a wonderful place to be!

  12. Happy Blog Day to you - though think it's a little belated...

  13. Happy Blogday Bloggyfriend!


  14. happy blog day, I hope there was cake, you should always celebrate with cake xoxo

  15. That Irish blessing is one of my favourites - and I do like all of you lettering. Well done for sticking out the year!

    Pomona x