Today is a big day. It's the 2nd Birthday of Slania Crazy!
Wow! Two years already. It seems to have gone by so fast. And yet within that time I have learned so much about Czeslaw Slania and the art of engraving in general. Not only that my Slania stamps have taken me on an amazing fact-finding journey. I have learnt some Polish history. taken a glimpse at the fascinating Faroe Islands, embarked on a quest to discover more about the rich history of Iceland. and I've travelled down the canals of Sweden (metaphorically of course!) to see some of its fabulous sights and culture.
But perhaps the best part of doing this blog has been the wonderful people I have had the privilege of getting to know. My new Slania friends have helped me so much in my learning process, I will be forever grateful to them. And a big thank you to those who have sent me some beautiful Slania-related gifts, allowing me to showcase them on this blog. Having said that, I have yet to share all of the gifts that have been given to me yet, but I am getting there...
I have discovered so much already, yet I have barely scratched the surface of collecting the works of this amazing artist! In the coming year, I will be focusing most of my Slania-related time consolidating all the great stuff I have already collected of his works. As my readers may know I also do a few other blogs. One of those is dedicated to collecting the works of Albert Decaris, a French engraver. This year the majority of my purchases are going to revolve around fleshing out my Decaris collection a bit more. I am very passionate about my Decaris collection, so much so that I have even started learning French.
But back to Slania and what to expect on this blog over the coming year. First up I will be completing my series on Slania's wonderful Iceland stamps. I also have many Slania engraved banknotes that I have yet to scan and delve into. I now also have a complete set of Slania's Faroe Island stamps. So expect to see some more of those. Additionally, I have some Denmark, Sweden, Poland and others to have fun with. And maybe another interview or two. So hang with me, because I reckon the coming year will be a blast!!
Before I say au revoir I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for supporting this humble blog. We have now had over 46,000 page-views, which I think is rather amazing. Hopefully before the year is out we will hit the big 50,000!! Blimey! Okay, that's enough rambling from me!
Until next time...
Stay Slania Crazy!