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Happy Blue Moon New Year!

Sure, 2009 was a rough tumble of a year in many respects for many people across the globe, and certainly was for us personally, the Blue Moon Crew. But for all the challenges and difficulties, we find much for which to be grateful.

Our family is healthy (or getting healthier). We have plenty of creature comforts, even as we've tightened our belt. Our Blue Moon Daughters are growing evermore to be smart, funny, talented, confident and independent individuals. Mary and I marked our twentieth wedding anniversary (even if we weren't able to celebrate or spend it as we would have liked), and during a time of crisis and hardship have become closer than ever.

We're still drawing away, doing what we love most to do, both to sustain ourselves and our family, and ourselves creatively. And as 2010 rolls out, my Night of the Bedbugs children's book arrives on the scene! So we're excited about what the New Year will bring, stepping out of the dark, even if as with baby steps, to gaze upon and steep ourselves in what we trust will be better and brighter times.

Don't forget to look for the blue moon tonight, a special rare occurrence in this case, as a New Year's Eve blue moon will not happen again for about another twenty years.

And the illustration above was done by one of the greatest American illustrators of all time, J. C. Leyendecker. A book dedicated to his work and life has finally been compiled and released, long overdue. I highly recommend you pick up a copy, and if you click the link, you can order it through our amazon/Blue Moon Store to support this blog. (Personally, I'm perusing a copy now I picked up at the library.)

So, we wish for you, our world, all peoples, peace, safety and health, contentment and happiness in the coming year. Happy Blue Moon New Year to one and all!

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New Blue Moon Rising

Blue Moon Rise From my point of view, this has been a long time coming, so I'm pleased and proud to present here the new Blue Moon Studios web site, complete with this fully integrated blog. We've set it up this way to make it easier for readers to not only keep up with the latest goings on here at Blue Moon through the blog, but also to check out other art, features and info, all while never leaving the site. My particular and special thanks goes out to my pal and web guru, Mitch Rossow. For many months, he slogged through with me to get this site up and running. Mitch has been invaluable with advice and consultation at the early stages of the conception, design and structure of the site, and also through the building process, even teaching me a little code along the way. So now it's a cinch for me to maintain and add content, and simple for readers to stroll through the site in smooth and streamlined fashion. Check out his work and web philosophy at the Mitch Rossow Design site, and behold his daily photo blog at mitchster.com. Thanks, Mitch!