April 7, 2015 – Motivating Giraffe turns 1!

one year

It’s a giraff-iversary!

Exactly a year ago, I posted my first giraffe onto my own Facebook page. I was stressed and tired in my life and thought I’d start drawing as a fun new hobby. Looking back, it was the saddest looking drawing ever but it was fun and it made me smile. So I drew another one. Then I drew a few more.

What a crazy year it has been since then.  I don’t know the real stats of Motivating Giraffe but I know I never, ever expected or believed that anything like this could ever come out of a silly idea I had on a random Monday afternoon.

So a huge thank you goes out to my friends/family who have liked these silly giraffes from the beginning (you know who you are), and all of the fellow motivation-lovers that I have met on both the internet and in real life along the way. I love you all of you guys and dearly appreciate your support.

Who knows what the next year will hold?

Bring it on.

Have a beautiful day everyone :)

80 thoughts on “April 7, 2015 – Motivating Giraffe turns 1!

  1. Congratulations! Delighted for you. :) So happy you decided to start drawing giraffes and brightening all of our lives. Thanks so much. :)

  2. Congratulations! I’m a relatively new subscriber, but I appreciate the giraffe and the motivations thereof. Best wishes for all the upcoming motivations, too.

  3. I love your drawings and inspirational messages. Many blessings to you and lots of success with your blog!

  4. Congratulations! Your drawings are marvellously simple, apt and inspiring. You deserve all your followers and kudos. Here’s to many more successful years.

  5. Your illustrations make me smile, time and time again. I’m surprised the movie deal is pending, I would have thought we’d be at Motivating Giraffe Part 3 by now. Great work. Peace, Harlon

  6. Congratulations ! I just love your giraffe drawings. Wish you all the success in the world with them. I post your drawings on my Facebook ad Twitter account all the time.
    Shine On

  7. Happy 1 year and wishing you all the best to come with this wonderful, positive giraffe ! I love the inspiring messages that I’ve seen since following. :)

  8. Happy giraff-iversary! So you really don’t have a art background? Is this the most drawing you ever done? And what did you mean by not knowing the ‘real stats?”

    • Thanks! No art background, and yep this is mostly the only drawing I’ve done. It’s hard to keep track of the ‘real stats’ because I put the pictures up onto a number of different websites :)

  9. Well as you know I am new to your site and I love what you do ..congradulations on your first year and keep them coming. You give a lot of joy to a lot of peoples…Thankyou.

  10. I guess I caught onto you half-way through your year… I haven’t seen anything but excellence. I’m a curmudgeon, and even I can’t help but smile at some of these.

  11. Congratulations! Thank you for the great cartoons Penny. How nice to have something to smile about. You are very talented so keep them coming.

  12. Happy 1 Year, Penny! The Giraffe is wonderful and his little friends, but you are truly the gift that brings the laughter and the motivation. You give so much happiness with your talent. So proud of you. Congrats. <3 – CC (and S)

  13. Happy Giraff-erversary Penny. You’ve created something very special that will give pleasure to millions for years to come. Congratulations and warmest good wishes. Looking forward to the next year. Perhaps your giraffe will go to university or become president or be the first giraffe on the moon. You can make it happen :-)

  14. How irksome to be forced to smile when one is determined to not. A year of cheer? Fie on you–Fie, I say! How is a dedicated misanthrope to slope slouching around corners, scowling, when a sunny giraffe greets her every time she comes out the other side? Or a perky piglet?

    Congratulations, I suppose. Pffft.

  15. Congratulations! I’m so excited to be following your posts, they are unique and amazing! You surely set yourself from the rest :) Keep it going, for there is an audience that feed off the inner most passion that you bring to life.

    Amanda :)

  16. I love your inspirational messages. Keep up the good work! Can’t wait to see where this year leads as a recent new follower. I think you’re awesome.

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