Friday, March 6, 2009

Thank you James Parker

 I nearly choked on my lunch burrito when I read James Parker's post today.  He's such a sweetheart and I'm a little overwhelmed because I feel that he was thinking about someone else when he made and gave this 'keepsake' to me.  Edward Burton on the otherhand is a generous man, great artist and a perfect recipient.   James Parker doesn't know how his art wow'd me when I first discovered him after I submitted my first DSFDF challenge.  

Here is the poem James wrote to accompany the Keepsake.

I had some folks come visit, my humble little blog
And leave a thoughtful comment, 'bout the painting I had logged.

I don't know how to tell them, or even where to start,
Of the wondrous gift they gave me, bringing joy to my heart

Some days are dark and lonely...I feel that life's a bore
But those simple words of kindness, have brought sunshine to my door.

So as a recipient, I need to give this keepsake to two other bloggers.

Michelle is my very first follower.  I didn't even know what a follower was until her little avatar popped up on the side one day.  From that day, she has been my cheerleader and inspiration that has in large part enabled me to be as candid and open on this blog as I have been.  She is a wonderful artist and also awesome mom.  Her support and artistic sense have helped me arrive to this point in my blogging and altruistic abilities with my art.  Thank you Michelle.

Judy is someone who I went to early on because we went to the same High School in Japan and she is very successful with her art and marketing and networking.  When I asked for advice Judy went far and beyond what I expected.  She literally took me by the hand on somethings (such as selling on eBay) and given me example after example of how she's built her business up.  She also is using her art to help animals something I've drawn inspiration from.  I can never repay her for her advice and encouragement and just hope her Karma bank is always filled to the hilt.  Thank you Judy.


Michelle Burnett said...

Awwww! You are such a sweetie! I feel very honored to recieve such an award from someone as special as YOU!

Thank you for having such a big heart and sharing yourself with us all! Your beautiful art, your personal stories, and your kindness has touch many people in this big ol' blogosphere!

Manon Doyle said...

You deserve the award from James, Sheila!! I am so glad to have met you in blogland! You are so thoughtful to always leave such kind comments on my post and many other blogs!! Thank you and congrats!!

Edward Burton said...

Hi Sheila, thank you for your very kind comment. I believe, as I'm sure a LOT of other fellow bloggers would agree with, you are very much deserving of Jim's wonderful award. Congratulations!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

That is so sweet of him! And it is well deserved because you are everywhere on the blog o' sphere leaving encouraging and kind comments in your wake. You've made everyone's experience here a bit brighter. Congrats!

James Parker said...

Pokey here. Relieved ya didn't choke and belly poochies have dat prob wit chikkin bonz. Stinkyfeet finally woke up and Tacobelle and me slurped him like ya said, and he passed out again. Where's my hambone?

Judy Mackey said...

Wow! Sheila, sheila!! Thank you so much for you kind words!!! the thing is - you give right back and I'm the happy recipient of your friendship! (It just took - what 30+ years to re-connect?)
Go Trojans! heh heh
Thank you,

pencilportraits said...

Well deserved Sheila. You would be my choice too.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Yep, I have to agree with Kim, you really DO make everyone's experience brighter, Sheila. You deserve all the kudos you get.

DEB said...

Congratulations on your award, Sheila, and thank you for visiting my blog!!

gianlucio said...

Hello Sheila, in Italy today is the celebration of women, AUGURI!
I hope to have you among the readers of my blog.