. o p a t . | n e w s

. o p a t . has been such an important part of my life for nearly 4 years now, and i have truly enjoyed sharing my virtual inspiration board with you. i have the most wonderful, creative, thoughtful and kind readers, and i could never fully express how grateful i've been for your support. the time has come, though, for me to jump feet first into other creative and professional endeavors.

this blog has been instrumental in the maturity and refinement of my personal aesthetic, and has helped me to nurture the  fortitude to take it one step further, beyond the page and into a tangible enterprise.

 i will miss this space and sharing it with you, but i do hope you'll wish me well.

all the very, very best.

and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom. ~ anaïs nin


jacquelyn | lark&linen said...

I won't lie, I will miss you and your posts! I've only recently become a follower but I never miss a thing. Good luck in the future! I know you'll be very successful

monica said...

that's very sweet, thank you, jacquelyn. i'll be keeping an eye on your beautiful blog for inspiration :)

Ella said...

I starting reading and then realized..oh no...I think I know where this is going. Your blog has been one of my favourites so I'll miss it. However, with an eye like yours I'm sure many wonderful things lie ahead for you outside of the blogosphere! Wishing you all the best.

monica said...

thank you, ella. i'm terribly flattered by your kindness, and appreciate your support. i'm quite the fan of your blog, too, and i intend to keep in touch :)

jellyfishheart said...

I concur! This has also been one of my favorite blogs. Good luck to you on your other endeavors - you have a great eye and I am sure whatever you do next will be equally as good!

Erik van der Zee said...

I'm very sorry to hear this blog is coming to an end. I have followed you for about 2 years now and discovered a wide variety of great artwork. All thanks to you. I wish you all the best. Erik van der Zee, the Netherlands

NancyS said...

Thank you SO MUCH, Monica, for posting the most interesting and thought-provoking artwork! I will miss you very much but wish you THE BEST life has to offer. You're terrific!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so sad to hear this. I love your blog so much!! I am constantly inspired by your incredible eye for beauty. I know you will do exceptionally well with this next chapter of your creative life, and I wish you the best. You will be dearly missed, Monica.

Love, Pia

Hazel Terry said...

I am also very sad to be loosing your inspirational diary of fatastic paper and other treasure. Thank you for all the hard work that you have put into 'of paper and things'.
Best wishes for all your future endevours.