Wednesday, August 12, 2009

One hundred posts and some bookmarks

It has been a year and two months since I started this blog one hot, hot summer day last year. This summer has been just as hot, and as I sit cooped up in my air-conditioned bubble, avoiding the sun at all costs like a mole in a hole, I am amazed that it has been this long.

I wasn't sure then how long this will last, but this here is my 100th post. A milestone!

To mark this occasion, here is a modest little give-away. Having been bitten by the bookmark bug (see my previous post), I have been making some more bookmarks, painting the designs on paper. Since they are a little flimsy, I thought I would get them printed on better paper, and laminated as well.

I know most of you are avid readers. So if you would like to have this set of three bookmarks, leave me a comment. I will pick three names at random about 10 days from now, and mail these out to those three of you.

Before I show you my bookmarks, here are some from my collection, along with some of my favourite books.

Can you read that? This and the next bookmark are Ilan Shamir's words. Check out more about him here. This one says:

Advice from a Bat

Trust in your Senses
Spend Time just Hanging around with Friends
Get a Grip
Enjoy the Nightlife
Sometimes you've just gotta Wing it
Guano Happens!

This one says:

Advice from a Bear

Live Large
Climb beyond your Limitations
When life gets hairy, Grin and Bear it
Eat Well
Live with the Seasons
Take a Good, Long Nap
Look after your Honey!

This third one was a present from a friend who visited South Africa and wanted to get me something small. I thought it was a very thoughtful gift. Such a simple idea, no?

Now, here are my three bookmarks. Remember - if you leave a comment, you are at risk of being picked to get these in the mail. :)

This past year of blogging has been fun. Through this medium I have found some of your incredibly creative blogs that I find so inspiring. Keep creating, and keep posting!


Vamsee Modugula said...

Pick me....Pick me! I am the first one to comment on the I think I totally deserve it. I leaving this comment, I see that you left a comment on my blog. It is a sign!!

dolphin said...

congratulations on reaching the milestone!

i love all the three bookmarks, you need my mailing address? :D

keep writing!

~PakKaramu~ said...

Pak Karamu reading your blog

megha punater said...

congratulations bindu for your 100th post

LadyFi said...

Congratulations on your first 100 posts! Long may you enjoy blogging.

Those bookmarks are darling - just charming! I definitely feel the need for them... well, at least one of them?

Pins N Ashes said...

congrats on your 100 posts and may this see another 100 (heee....)
Those bookmarks are beautiful, I liked one from the bear better than the bat though and your three +1

These days my bookmarks are tags from the dresses I buy from the shops, hard paper, sturdy and small...

keep blogging girl


wandering soul said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!
I wonder at my pace when i will reach this milestone.. :D

And lovely bookmarks... i also tend to use anything under the sun for them.. so can i get one? ;)

Mridula said...

Great going Bindu and the bookmarks look lovely :D

leanne pizio said...

Love your blog! Happy Anniversary and congrats on your 100th post.
I also love your bookmark and would be so pleased to have one on my reading porch gracing my books.

ArtSparker said...

It doesn't surprise me that Three Cups of Tea is one of your favorite books. I would love to be entered for the drawing.

Cuckoo said...

Bookmarks made by you are very pretty. Vibrant colors & cool designs.
In fact I clicked them to see the intricacies.

Also, congratulations on your century.

Srividya said...

Can't believe its your 100th post. Keep them coming ! I see you are reading three cups of tea, how is it. That's next on my reading list.

Blu said...

Please keep on blogging, you have taken me to places I will never travel to. You have shown me beautiful things and written wise words.

Take care and best wishes Blu x

Maya said...

Hey Bin,

In order to win one of your bookmarks I even remembered my google account :)

Congratulations!! Can't believe this is your 100th blog. One way to reach a 100 huh!! I always knew you were very very talented - but reading all these blogs has been such an eye opener.

Keep blogging!!

Chris said...

Congratulations Bindu. I always look forward to your posts. I hope I am lucky enough to win one of your bookmarks.

rocksea said...

happy blogging bindu! lovely bookmarks. they are of course, thoughtful presents!

Celeste Maia said...

Congratulations on the 100 posts, Bindu! I have been blogging for about 3 months, and dont know if I will reach the year...we shall see!
Your book marks are gorgeous, like your entries and your subjects, and your photographs, and the musicians I have learned from you.

bhumika said...

The word 'bookmarks' made me come to this post instantly (via megha's blog). and i'm so delighted to see such a lovely collection. I have some 15+ bookmarks from various places and plan to do a post on it soon. And i think i'll make 2 more bookmarks, inspired by the text of bear n bat :)

Congrats on having completed 100 posts!

lyle baxter said...

the bookmarks are all wonderful. I've been collecting them from my public library to send to a blog buddy in new zealand. but none are as good as yours! I'd love a set! thanks lyle

Rajesh said...

Congratulations on the 100th post. Keep writing.

ArtPropelled said...

Well done for reaching 100 posts! I've got thousands of books and no book marks, sooooo.......!!! ???
:-) :-) :-)

Sujata said...

congratulations on reaching the milestone of 100th post!

GMG said...

Hi Bindu!
There is a huge crowd here today; no wonder, everybody wants the bookmarks... Me too!!! ;)
Congrats on your first one hundred; make more to come...

Blogtrotter is leaving Iceland, but before departing it shows you the incredible Blue Lagoon. Enjoy and have a fabulous week!

Phoenix said...

Wonderful! 100 posts in just over a year... I started mine over two years back, and am yet to hit the hald century :)

I love your bookmarks.. pls pick me..

Warning: you will have to mail to India if you pick me :-D

femminismo said...

Congrats on 100 posts. You deserve a pat on the back! - Jeanne in Oregon

Shalini said...

Congrats on the milestone! I spy one of my favorite books...three cups of your photos!

pink dogwood said...

I was away on vacation and decided to give internet a break by choice - but I would have been very upset if I had missed entering this giveaway.

I loved the book Three Cups of Tea as well :)

Congratulations on your 100th post!!!

T and S said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Bindu. And those bookmarks look beautiful.

3rdEyeMuse said...

I'll take that risk & will even cross fingers & toes, too. :)

Congratulations on the 100th post ... it's exciting, don't you think?

I was not familiar with Ilan Shamir, so thank you for typing them out & including the link. :) those bats & bears sure do have some sound advice. :)

here's to another happy hundred!

advaitin said...

I want one, I want one!

I collect bookmarks too! Will be sure to pick some cools ones up for you wherever I go!

I made one a while with verses from the Thirukkural.
Been meaning to do some artwork with verses from the Thirukkural.


Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Found your blog recently and loved reading it.Nice to know that its your 100 th post.Great going.Wondering me reaching my 100 th post.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Your bookmarks are beautiful. I especially like the words on the Bat one!

Shireena said...

I just discovered your blog today. 100 posts - I had better catch up. Thanks for the inspiring animal advice. What do you have for a giraffe? That would be interesting.

Karine said...

Congratulations on post number 100!!! I am glad you are in the blogger world. I love all of the bookmarks you posted, but the ones you made are divine!!! Wow! Whomever you pick will be really happy. (but I hope it's me!) ;)

~vagabond~ said...

I'm too late for the bookmark draw but i just wanted to comment on how beautiful they are! ...i've said this are truly talented. :)
PS. Your favorite books are also among my favorite books.

Sydney said...

Greetings Bindu! I loved the bookmarks.... though this post was a while ago I just wanted to congratulate you on your 100th post. No phoning it in for you! They have each been real works of art.