Blow a kiss by geertje

Blow a kiss

Dear friends,

Thank you all so much for this amazing year!
I must say that you kept me going, motivated and inspired me! I loved to watch all of your pictures and comment on them, it was a real joy.

I started this project with a firm idea in my mind, I think I said it already in my profile: “.My husband thinks I take to many pictures of flowers, trees and plants. They almost never make it to the family album.This place is a good way to legalize my obsession ;-)I'm a Christian and I would like to show everything beautiful in nature.”

But now it’s so much more! I love how I’ve broaden my view on the world, see details, look at light and how I’ve learned to love myself. I really love the selfies-challenges. Mimo came up with them, but really soon she was travelling and asked me to start them for her. No wit really is my competition and I really like how I’ve got to look in a different way at myself.

it was a special year. When I look back at my first month, I can't imagine that people even would start to follow me... But I learned how my camera worked and by looking at your stuff I learned how to make acceptable pictures. Then I got interested in editing more and more. And this last week I was in the Top 20 with two of my pictures! I could have never even dreamt about that when I started this!

I can’t make a list of people that I would like to thank more, because I think it’s the combination of pro’s and amateurs that makes this site so special. And I think you know who you are if I say I’ve met so many sweet, special, inspiring people and made new friends though this site! I love you all!!!

So this is my kiss for you, you deserve it.
Yes, I still had to do some light-painting in my project, so why not now?!? Better late… ;-)

I won’t leave you, I’ll continue. But first I have to take it a whole lot slower, because I really want to make a book of this year with all the pictures in it. And I want to do some other things that I haven’t been doing, like knitting. But I’ll still be here, looking at your pictures and uploading a picture a day.

Kiss, GeertjeK

Ps. I hope my bad English hasn't ever been a problem for you. It's hard to express feelings in a second language.
Congrats! You've progressed so much in your creative and technical skills, it's been fun following you.
October 9th, 2011  
lol, great light painting and selfie - and you're an incredible inspiration too
October 9th, 2011  
creative
October 9th, 2011  
WOW...!
October 9th, 2011  
beautifu! i love this! your fantastic and i hope youve enjoyed your time on 365! and im glad your not going anywhere! :D xx
October 9th, 2011  
Congratulations! And I'm looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful pics :-)
October 9th, 2011  
Hier ben ik even stil van. Van de foto , maar ook, en misschien nog meer, van Uw `` brief ``.
October 9th, 2011  
Congratulations Geertje! I've been very blessed to have met you through 365. Thanks to you and some of your countrymen (and women) I have felt connected to my heritage in a new way, and someday I hope the Lord will allow me to travel there to see it in person. I've also enjoyed your pictures and like you, didn't like to do selfies, but thanks to your bravery, I dabbled with a couple of my own. Seeing your pictures on a daily basis will be missed, but I'm glad you're not leaving altogether- in some ways, I think you just got started!! It's my prayer the Lord will continue to bless all your creative endeavors and that you'll share your joy and passion for God's creation with everyone He places in your path! Congratulations once more and God bless you!!
October 9th, 2011  
Congratulations geertje. I have really enjoyed following you even though it's just been for a short amount of time. I really hope you stay around and stay in touch.. I've loved your pictures..x
October 9th, 2011  
I LOVE this! And congratulations! This is an amazing community! You must feel so much accomplishment and you should! Your English is better than most native English speakers...I did not realize it was not your first language. Lastly, glad you will still post photos because I have enjoyed following you!
October 9th, 2011  
You are my very favorite follower here. I enjoy the pictures you produce and the feeling you put into your work. You're a lovely, lovely woman and I'm glad to have gotten to "know" you a little more thanks to this site. Congratulations on reaching "the end" of the project but I'm happy to hear you're not leaving!!!
October 9th, 2011  
It's been a complete privilege to share this space with you, and hopefully that will continue as your time permits. I hope creating your album - your roadmap through this project - will be a satisfying and rewarding experience, a special treasure to you, for you and about you. You are a treasure to all of us; your English is lovely and I've appreciated every supportive thing you've expressed to me. You're a bright spot in this community, and I will look for your warm light again soon. God bless you.
October 9th, 2011  
Congrats on finishing your 365 project!!!!! It has been a joy following you these last couple of months :) I'm glad to see that you won't be leaving!
October 9th, 2011  
Dear Geertje, what a beautiful photo to celebrate your 365! And all the better for having you in it. Congratulations, and I'm so glad to know you'll be continuing. As for your English, as MaryBeth @espyetta says, it's better than many native speakers, so never worry about that, my dear!
October 9th, 2011  
Geertje, I love this image to celebrate your 365. Congratulations on completing your 365. I really enjoy looking at your images and seeing how much you have grown. I am glad that you are continuing the project!!!
October 9th, 2011  
You work is refreshing and challenging . I love your shots and your captions. I would miss your pictures greatly, thanks for hanging on.
October 9th, 2011  
Oh what a wonderful idea and picture to end up your first year! Congrats!!! And I'm glad you continue!
October 9th, 2011  
Congratulations on completing your project. Fabulous shot to finish on!
October 9th, 2011  
Wow, what a great way to end your project. Awesome.

Can't believe that's you finished already, where has the time gone. Glad you're staying on. Looking forward to seeing some more of your shots.
October 9th, 2011  
Cool
October 10th, 2011  
Kisses back at you.What a beautiful post.Congratulations on completeing the first year.I find your images really inspired and inspiring,I love the spirit in your imagery,thankyou.On another note,have you heard the gospel album by Nina Hagen called Personal Jesus?It is the #1 cd played everyday in our place.
October 10th, 2011  
Love this idea (:
October 10th, 2011  
What a wonderful pic for your finale! Congratulations! I'm glad you are staying! :0)
October 10th, 2011  
Congrats on completing the task & so nice to hear you stay with us :-)
October 10th, 2011  
wow! thanks for sharing your pics and words with us! glad you are not leaving :) BAIE GELUK!
October 10th, 2011  
Congratulations! I really enjoyed looking at your pictures and I'm glad you're staying!
October 10th, 2011  
Geertje, it has been a pleasure viewing your photos. They are truly wonderful. And thank you so much for all your inspirational comments and support. I hope one day to get back to The Netherlands and maybe have the opportunity to meet. Take care and don't be a stranger.
October 10th, 2011  
jaaaaaaaaaa, het is je gelukt! gefeliciteerd! je hebt een geweldig project voltooid, en werd steed beter en beter, deze foto laat maar weer zien wat je allemaal kan! en volgens mij blijven de ideeen bij jou voorlopig nog wel komen! hoe dan ook: een big 365 kiss back! enne o ja: een fav hoor!
October 10th, 2011  
@petra Hier word ik gelukkig van!
October 10th, 2011  
Congrats to you. sn't it a feeling of accomplishment to complete this project. I have enjoyed your photos and your English was great.
October 10th, 2011  
cool idea.
October 10th, 2011  
@wac Thank you for coming back and taking the time on commenting on my picture. Do you miss this project? I have a huge feeling of accomplishment, because finishing something isn't one of my strong-points. Still miss your pictures... *hug*
October 10th, 2011  
congrats to you...i have so enjoyed watching you grow over the year...you are a great artist..... :)...looking forward to more of your work...
October 10th, 2011  
Congratulations! I'm so glad that you'll be sticking around - how could we get on with our days without a little dose of Geertje?!
October 10th, 2011  
well done to you Geertje - a great finish - I've been making my book as I go along so most of the hard work is done! Glad to see you will be continuing. ;o)
October 10th, 2011  
@robinwarner I agree totally with Robin, if anyone has grown and developed both as a person and as a photographer on this site, its you Geertje. We have said this before so I won't go on....congrats on your first year and glad you will still be around. :-)
October 10th, 2011  
Thank you very much Geertje! You inspire me with your work daily even if I am always running with little time to comment. Your vision is quite unique and I really have enjoyed viewing your work. I think you have taken the self portrait challenge in a new and fantastic direction! I wish I had more time to play :)
October 10th, 2011  
A huge congratulations Geertje for your milestone 365! Your photography has grown tremendously over the year. Your creativity and artistry is fabulous. I'm so glad to hear that you are continuing. Looking forward to more of your work. Great idea for the book. I plan to do the same thing when I reach the 365 milestone.
October 10th, 2011  
Congrats on your achievement!! Fantastic pic!!
October 10th, 2011  
Beautiful shot! Congrats on a year!
October 10th, 2011  
Congratulations -----(((((HUG)))))) and Mwaaaahhhh !!!!
October 10th, 2011  
Van harte!
October 10th, 2011  
Congratulations!
October 10th, 2011  
What a wonderful shot to end your project! Congratulations on making it through the year! I am so glad you are staying. :0)
October 10th, 2011  
I love this shot! Congrats on your 365th! I'm glad to hear you'll be staying, as I definitely enjoy your work.
October 10th, 2011  
Congratulations Geerte:)) you did a wonderful job, made great pics. I guess I will never reach this. Now your husbands wants you back I guess:p
October 10th, 2011  
@gdenoord Ja, dat klopt wel een beetje... ;-)
October 10th, 2011  
@geertje husband...not husbands..bad typo
October 10th, 2011  
Congratulations! Lovely shot to finish the year
October 10th, 2011  
Congratulations! 365 is a great challenge and you rocked it! Well done!
October 10th, 2011  
congrats Geertje for making this first year, this is really a nice and great 365th pic. i'm so happy to know you'll continue, i could not have imagine you quitting!!!
October 10th, 2011  
wonderful shot!! congrats!! :D
October 10th, 2011  
I wish I had the right words here, I just love this! I'm so pleased to hear you'll still be around - I feel like I've only just got to know you! (I had to laugh at the knitting part - I am a knitter too but it's been sorely neglected and I keep meaning to get back into it again.) A wonderful shot to mark this memorable milestone!
October 10th, 2011  
Congratulations! I am so excited for you. Such an amazing milestone. You take fantastic photos and I think you express yourself in English as your second language than I do as my only language. I am so glad that you will be staying around. I would have missed your wonderful photos and happy presence.
October 10th, 2011  
Typing too quickly...you express yourself better in English...
October 10th, 2011  
A big congratulations to you, Geertje! Wow, how time flies. I really enjoyed viewing your photos. You are such an inspiration. Am glad to know that you're going to continue 'cause you and your photos will be missed. Hurrayyy to ya!!
October 10th, 2011  
Fabulous and a huge congratulations to you!
October 11th, 2011  
What a wonderfully creative way to celebrate reaching your 365! Congratulations!! I have less than 75 to go and sometimes it's tempting to just throw in the towel...but so far I am still "pressing on". I've enjoyed your work as well even if I don't comment every day.
God Bless you on your accomplishment and continued journey!
October 11th, 2011  
Congratulations on finishing your project!! I have so enjoyed viewing your pictures and you have always been so kind and supportive to me. I would love to hear more about your photo book when you finish it. I am hoping to do the same. Best wishes to you! Glad to hear you will still be around 365!
October 11th, 2011  
Very creative...and congrats!!! Congrats on the PP too!
October 11th, 2011  
Very creative and sweet way to end the year! Congratulations for a job well done and well produced! You added so much to this project! I will watch for your photos during the upcoming year. Enjoy some free time! I am going to make a book when I am done, too. Good luck!
October 11th, 2011  
YAY! Isn't it amazing how awesome and altering this site really is? You Rock!
October 11th, 2011  
CK
Fabulous final shot (for year 1 that is!) Congrats and what an inspiration you are to progress so much in the year!! Delighted you are going to stick around to keep us company.....it is a long and daunting road to 365!!
October 11th, 2011  
Such a wonderful final picture!! I wish I would have been following you from the beginning of your project. But I've certainly enjoyed these last few months and all your wonderful shots! And if it makes you feel better, I had no clue English was your second language! You do a pretty great job! :)
October 11th, 2011  
wonderful 365th photo! Congratulations for seeing this project through to the end, and for the amazing growth in photography (both design and execution) that is so very evident in your body of work. I'm so glad that you will be sticking around - you have been such a support and inspiration - many times, your words and images have been a blessing to me, speaking to me in what may have been happening at that moment. You have touched so many lives through this project, including mine, and I want to express my gratitude for sharing yourself through this project. Thank you and God bless!
October 11th, 2011  
Cute very good.
October 11th, 2011  
Firstly I think you express your feeling wonderfully in English (probably better than i could and it's my only language!). Secondly i have really enjoyed looking at your photos and congratulate you on your completion of 365 days. Your last pic is fantastic, very cool idea. I am glad you will continue and look forward to continue to follow you, and also thank you so much for all of your wonderfully kind comment on my photos x
October 11th, 2011  
congratulations!! you've expressed your feelings beautifully and this is a wonderful photo for day 365!
October 11th, 2011  
LOVE it! x Will you continue?
October 11th, 2011  
Congratulations Geertje on this marvelous accomplishment. Your photos have been inspiring. You are one of the best on here in my opinion. I have never had a problem with your language. I have enjoyed following you and I am thrilled you will continue. I thank you for your very kind words and friendship.
October 11th, 2011  
@debmayne Yes, I will, although I won't be as strict for myself as the last year. Are you going to continue?
October 11th, 2011  
@geertje Yes hun, when I get back from some travelling I will. The hardest part of my year is looking up!
October 11th, 2011  
Fabulous effort... Congrats to you!!!
October 11th, 2011  
Awesome!Congrats to you =)
October 11th, 2011  
Oh congratulations geertje! I'm so happy for you, and inspired by the wonderful experience you say 365 has been. you always express yourself so well, even if english is a second language! i know that you could say that on the internet you never really know people but i always think of you as someone true with a warm heart and your support has been wonderful! so many congratulations and love from london. xx
October 11th, 2011  
@izzymathie It really means a lot to me that you say that about me. I think I should be an Oscar-winning-performer if I was able to hide myself in this project and I keep the impression most people here are really true and honest.
October 11th, 2011  
Congratulations on finishing your first year, even though I've only just started following you, your pictures and words are wonderful and I'm so very glad that you will be remaining with us xo
October 12th, 2011  
awesome and well done! so nice to be part of your journey, as you are ours. ;-)
October 12th, 2011  
cool! I can't believe you finished yours! good job!
October 12th, 2011  
congratulations Geertje. 365 days is quite an accomplishment, but you've accomplished so much more. your photos have always been enjoyable to look at but as you mentioned, you and your photos have evolved and are true works of art. I'm glad to hear you will continue, even if it's in a lesser capacity. whatever you post here will continue to inspire us all.
October 16th, 2011  
very creative and congratulations!! Quite a feat as I am only 1 month in, but my sentiments exactly...
October 25th, 2011  
What a lovely selfie to finish your first year with. I have enjoyed following your photos and comments, and can understand why you need to take time for other things - 365 can be so time consuming. I am a christian too and I think it's amazing that it is possible to express faith and worship through an image. God bless you Geerte in all that you do x
October 31st, 2011  
@valerieaglover But I'm still here! Look at my new album, the second year is just started. I'm glad you enjoy my pictures and I hope that we can keep encouraging each-other through our pictures!
October 31st, 2011  
This is a cool effect! How did you do this? I just read your profile. I'm a nature lover too.
November 10th, 2011  
@kimmistephens Hi Kimmy. These are three pictures together. The bottom layer is one with me in a dark room with a little light on me (no flash). The second one is with the little stripes, that's lightpainting. And the top layer is the one with the words, that's also a light-painting. It wasn't really hard, and light-painting is a lot of fun!
November 10th, 2011  
@geertje Thanks! This is really cool.
November 10th, 2011  
This is fantastic. Thank you Geertje
December 12th, 2011  
Yet another great selfie you finished with . Din't now how I missed the moment.
You were one of the very first people I followed. thanks fro the inspiration.
January 7th, 2012  
Very nice shot to end the year! I am looking forward to many more great shots in the year ahead... :)
March 20th, 2012  
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