Wednesday, 9 January 2013

new year*new blog name

Happy New Year to all of you!!! Hopefully 2013 will be a great year for all of us.

I changed the name of this blog..if you can´t remember, it was called "Studio Tante B". This didn´t at all feel right, because "Studio" sounded too ambicious - I don´t have an art or graphic studio, I am just a little hobby artist, that´s all. And the "Tante" (means aunt in german), I wanted to change her, too. I am a very very proud auntie to 1 niece and 3 nephews, but hey, calling me here an auntie felt suddenly so cranky to me - still I am at an age to be a mother, too and I hope (**absolute number 1 on my personal wishlist**) to someday have children myself.
Ok then, a new name. I wanted to change the blogname time ago, but never had an idea. So just some minutes ago I changed it to almost the first word that came up. Welcome to bleibmaldabei!! It´s german (like me), I liked the sound and it also has some good meanings, somehow difficult to describe if you don´t speak german. I try to explain a bit: bleib mal dabei = something like "stick with this". This came up and as of now felt right for me, as it reminds me to just try to be more persistent. Also "mal" is the imperative of malen, which means to paint, and I like it that this verb is hidden here, as this is supposed to be an artsy blog and I am a (hobby) painter. So if you take the three words separately: bleib*mal*dabei, you can translate it to "stay*paint*be present", cool, isnt´t it?
Still I even don´t know if i will stick with the blog, I have to figure out what to share and when. I don´t want to bore you and there are so many excellent blogs out there, I just know that what I am doing here still is neither fish nor fowl. For the moment, this place has a new name that fits better, I think. And I am happy for everyone of you stepping by here once in a while. Thank you for being here!


Yvonne said...

Oh, I'm sorry for my translating attempt in the I/O FB group - I didn't have time to read this post right then and there :) I love the last translation - stay, paint, be present... That's what it's all about, at least it resonates with me, where I am as well...
I hear what you're saying about the Tante... I wish you motherhood - SO much!! I wish you lots of things, my friend, you are beautiful - all you have to do is stick with yourself (she said like it's easy... I know it's the hardest thing to do - but it's also the only thing that will get you anywhere, I'm sort of, slowly, finding out)
Big, big hug to you - I'll be following your travels for sure! xx

barbara said...

Well, the new name is wunderbar I think, I really like the "hidden" translation. Ich wuensche Dir viel Glueck, for your blog, your life, the new year, and expecially for your Wunsch Nummer 1 :)

shannon said...

love love love your new blog name and space here. looking forward to sharing another round of "inside out" with you!!! xo

stephanie levy said...

Sounds all wonderful to me, and I wish for you that all your 2013 (and beyond) dreams will come true. I think "bleib mal dabei" is a perfect life motto, if we will just stick to our dreams without giving up, a lot of wonderful things can happen. Thank you for sticking with us at CC! I love having you in our community and it is always great to hear from you.