Thursday, January 8, 2009

A fond farewell


They say this is "a time for change" and so is the case here at the Picture Book Junkies. After much consideration we have decided to go on an indefinite hiatus.


Anyone that hosts a blog knows the amount of time and mental energy it takes so I'm sure you can respect our decision.

It has been an incredible journey and one that we can all take pride in.

Thanks to all of our readers for taking the time to visit and leave comments. You kept our team buoyed with your enthusiasm. It has been a blast connecting with other picture book junkies out there!

20 comments:

Kristi Valiant said...

Awww... we'll miss you. Warm wishes on your work this new year!

Sherry Rogers said...

Sorry to hear that you guys, but I totally understand. My blog is going away too. I posted my last post this last week.

Hugs to all!

Debbie Meyer said...

Oh man! I really enjoyed swinging by here to see what you're all up to. I'm always inspired when I see your posts. I'll miss ya'll! Have a wonderful & productive year. Deb

julie king said...

this makes me sad but i completely understand. i enjoy blogging but it does suck time away form my art on a daily basis!

good luck to all of you and i look forward to seeing you back here soon!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Thanks so much! You've all been great. Your visits and comments mean a lot to us. :)

Julie said...

I understand completely, but you'll be missed!

Kathy Weller said...

Thanks everyone!! Please continue to visit us on our individual blogs!!

Dee said...

You guys have done such a wonderful job here! Much respect for all the work each of you has accomplished on this blog and your own blogs. :)

Gina Perry said...

I will miss the PBJ blog - it was so fun to be part of a group, share our work, and read all the comments from our talented visitors. Big hugs and thank you to all the pbj ladies and the readers!!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I have to tell you Ladies, what fabulous work you have done over here! My heart is heavy honestly! You have all been such an inspiration to all us new comers and old timers. I will miss coming here, but I do understand. Blogging is a lot of work. Thanks for being such get role model for the industry that I love. I wish you all the very best in everything that you put your hands too. You've all been such a blessing!
Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Ooh La La Design Studio

Eric Barclay said...

It was great seeing such a group of talented illustrators all in one spot-- this blog will certainly be missed. You've inspired more people than you probably realize! Thanks for sharing your talents and insights.

And Roz, I love this bear!

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roz said...

Thanks so much everyone, your comments are so appreciated.

Eric, thanks on the teddy!

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Alina Chau said...

Soo cute!

Amy C said...

Hey I hear you - blogging is so fun but really can take up a big chunk of energy and time.
Adorable teddy to go out on Roz I really like the pattern on him.
Wishing you all the best for your next ventures.

Pascale Mackey said...

You've been such an inspiration to us all. Thanks so much for all you shared on the the pbj blog :-)

cathyjune said...

very sweet! i'm sorry to hear that you won't be blogging PBJ, but i can sure understand why. the good thing is, maybe now you'll have more time to devote to those beautiful illustrations!

Gaia said...

OOh... that's so sad... It was one of my fav blogs!! :(
Hope you'll start this over when you'll have a little more spare time.

julie king said...

so sad but i understand 100%. hugs and best wishes for your next creative endeavors!!