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Monday, April 18, 2011

Thank You - and a gift card

"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude"
Karl Barth

Dear Bloggy Friends,
Thank you so very much for all the continued support
and encouragement here on my blog.
I am so VERY appreciative.
I enjoy reading each and everyone of  your comments, thoughts, ideas, and words.
They mean so very much to this little artist bursting inside of me!
I love having a place to come and visit and share my illustrations and sketches.
I love being able to connect with you all -
It's a great feeling being able to have friends like you out there....
So, I am dedicating this post to you all!
A HUGE Thank you to YOU
Thank you for reading and thank you for
following me on my journey towards my dream!

As a personal thank you to my followers,
when you leave a comment on this post, your name will automatically
be entered to win a $100
gift card from me!

That's right, spend it on Starbucks,
art supplies, computer paper, lunch with a friend, your kids,
whatever, it's my way of saying thank you!

So let's be clear,
leave a (nice) comment on this post
and you will be automatically entered in my first giveaway
The winner will be chosen randomly out of a hat,
one week from today!

"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues."

Good Luck and THANK YOU
from the
very bottom of my !!!!!

37 comments:

Marlene said...

Heather, I feel the same as you about all the lovely friends I have made since I joined the blogging community. This is my favorite place to come and connect. your giveaway is way generous. I love following your dream with you and I can't wait to hold a book about Madeline in my hands.

EVA said...

Thank YOU, Heather!

I agree totally with your sentiments and I absolutely love having you as a cyberfriend. xo

A very generous giveaway but imho totally unnecessary!

Madeline has really come alive in the last few months. Super work! I am so cheering your dream on!

Hugs,
EVA

maddyrose said...

Heather, I know exactly how you feel. I've only been doing this for a relatively short time but already feel a connection to so many people. I'd not done anything artistic for nearly 20 years as I never had the time or energy or inspiration. I've finally found the time to reconnect with my artist self and in the process found a way to make new friends by blogging with other artistic soals. Marlene was my inspiration to join the blogasphere and now I know you and that makes me smile. ;-D

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

You are a rare and unique gift to the world. Through your friendship here I am learning about the joys of opening ones heart to the world...I have much yet to learn about giving.
You keep me inspired with your posts, creativity, talent and joyful spirit. Thank YOU, and I am thrilled we are on this journey together.

art2cee2 said...

Heather, I feel the same way. The support and inspiration that I receive from all my blogging buddies are just amazing. It makes it all worth while. Your little madeleine mouse is so adorable that just watching her adventures is thank you enough! :-)

Brian Miller said...

where would i be without all my bloggy friends...smiles. cute pic...she looks very happy which fits...smiles.

lissa said...

yes, I do also love my bloggy friends, even more than I should.

I've always enjoy visiting here and your artwork is always fun and whimiscal and a joy to see. I think I would blog less if people like you aren't around. so thank you also for being a generous commentator and a lovely blog friend.

have a very sweet day.

Michelle said...

Wow, how generous! Even though I don't comment every time I come by, I sure love your cute and inspiring comments and posts!

Tracy said...

Heather,
I feel the same as you; it is wonderful to be validated by such an awesome community of individuals.
Your give-away is generous and regardless if I win or not, I still love your art work and coming to visit!
Have a happy Day!

Tammy said...

Hi Heather! I just popped over from Inspiration Avenue. We are so thrilled that you are so generously donating a piece of your art for the Art Auction. Can you send me your email so I can give you details on donating a piece of art? Thank you for your giving heart. We are so happy to have your participation.

Tammy said...

Ooops my email is tlsprinkle@yahoo.com
Thanks,
Tammy

Kristin Dudish said...

Oh Heather - You are one of the kindest most generous souls - Your comments, thoughts, support and encouragement mean the world to me and so many others!

Please leave my name out of the giveaway - I have been very lucky in the giveaway department lately and would rather give someone else the opportunity to win. I just wanted to let you know how much you are appreciated!

xo
Kristin

Christine said...

Heather you are so sweet. I would've commented even without your generous gift card offer.

Rebecca Anthony said...

I am so grateful to have you as my blog friend. I know what you mean and I feel the same way! It's so nice to have that group of people out there. A BIG thanks to you for being such a big support to me, I actually speak of you to my girls and my husband as if we were old friends from the past. It's funny how we get to know each other through the blog waves. Wishing all the best with Madeline, she's the cutest little mouse I know!!

Wanda said...

Heather, you are such a blessing and treasure. I too appreciate all our blogger friends that are such encouragers.

Your gift cars giveaway is so generous...Oh my...

The Thank you card is adorable, and I'm falling in love with your style of illustrations and Madeline.
Love and Hugs
Wanda

pinkglitterfae said...

Oh my, that is quite the generous gift! It's a pleasure coming to your blog and looking at your darling illustrations. I love my blogging friends! we are like one very big family, every one supporting each other
xoxo
betty

Kristin said...

WOW! I just found your site through Diana Evans and I love it!!! I PROMISE I would have become a follower either way - your work is just stunning and I love that mouse!
BTW, I happen to have a giveaway that ends tonight. If you can, pop over and check it out too.
Thanks for the beautiful inspiration,
Kristin xo

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

I love your style....this is lovely. I just checked out your chick from PPF...it has the most darling face! Lovely work!

Diana Evans said...

Heather!!!! the gift is seeing your work and enjoying a new blog friend's journey.....you are very creative and I love my visits here....

We are all so blessed to have found such talented and sweet blog friends!!!!

Have a wonderful day and I hope I win!!!

Hugs
Diana

Andrew Finnie said...

Hey Heather!

I just visited Shirley's work and it seems to me that you two have so much in common in that your work makes me feel all warm and cuddly (in a good way, )

That's a lovely post. Blogging people are just great eh?

(PS please don't put me in the drawer - that's very kind of you to give a prize, but it's totally unnecessary - looking at your art is enough!)

cheers from oz!

sorry I haven't been around, been keeping a lowish profile :(

Qian said...

I want to say Thank You Heather! You are so great and nice! Like the card!

AtelierBrigitte said...

And I want to thank you: like you, I found so many lovely friends in the blogging community. And you are one of them. Thanks to you (all) I am motivated to keep going and trying new things.

So, a big THANK YOU to you too!!

My Grama's Soul said...

Hi Heather.....it is not necessary to enter me in your wonderful give=away....but I just wanted to tell you how much I love coming to see your illustrations...they are always so cheery and joyful.

thank you

jo

lilly blue said...

Hello There, just popped by to say thank you so much for your comment on my Illustration Friday pic to find that this puts me into our wonderful comp! I would have left a lovely note anyway! Now I go to peruse your gorgeous site x

Julia Christie said...

You have expressed this so well! I so look forward to getting a little bloggy time in and visiting my dear friends, sharing what they are up to creatively and stories about their families, lives, challenges, etc. What an incredibly giving community ~ As I bump into your comments around our community I am always struck by how much thought you put into your feedback, and how generous you are with encouragment and friendship! So know that you are so valued in return!!!
Hugs dear friend, and I'm with Marlene, I can't wait to have that Madeline book in my hot little hands!!!

Smiles

Nelly said...

Heather, I am saying thank you to you. I appreciate that you take the time to stop by my blog and leave such sweet comments. I always get a little chuckle from every one of your post. Even this one made me giggle when you said "leave a (nice) comment." Too funny. XOXO

Missy said...

Thanks to you for having such a cute and wonderful blog! Your giveaway is just too generous!

Deanna said...

Heather, you are simply amazing. Not only are you super talented, a wonderful listener and a great mother, you are extremely generous. I am honored to be able to call you a friend, even if it is a virtual friendship. :)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

You are so sweet and generous Heather! It has been wonderful to 'meet' you in this awesome blogging community! :)

Catherine... said...

Hi Heather, what a wonderful post and a huge big thank you to you for your support... I love seeing your image pop up on my comments... so glad to have met you... I love popping over to see what you have been up to... I won't be able to join your very generous giveaway... Starbucks hasn't come to my neck of the woods... but wishing luck to the lucky winner.. have fun everyone...

craftattack said...

You are so right about making good friends through blogging. For me, bloggings is like a window to the world, and I am sure I would not have got over my recent illness so well without it! Keep on blogging and painting your happy litle pictures! Valerie

Anne said...

Heather, what a wonderful giveaway, you are so sweet! I agree that the support and kindness in the blogging community is really astounding! It's been so encouraging to me, too. I love your paintings!

Gerri Herbst said...

You are oh so generous. I agree there are so many wonderful souls in blogger land. Wish I could meet them all face to face. Loved your PPF today of Miss Muffet.Thanks for your lovely comments on y blog too.take care, gerri

Diane said...

Heather, I want to thank YOU!--I'm glad I found you and your blog-I'm so glad that you're sharing you wonderful gift with all of us.

Fallingladies said...

I love your work, and am so happy to be following your blog... I've been checking in regularly for a while now. It's such fun to see your cute, clever work! Happy Easter!
-Andrea

Tammie said...

hello Dear lady,
your post is so lovely and overflowing with appreciation. You are a treasure in our blogworld, so encouraging, supportive and lovely. I also love our community, such a treasure.
Thank you for being you ☆•*¨*•.¸

Nicola said...

wow Heather that is such a generous giveaway, thank you! :0) You have been and continue to be an inspiration to me. Your work is so bright and full of energy I can definately see you illustrating so many childrens books! Thank you for your continued support on my blog. Sometimes I question my artistic path that I'm on and if I'm good enough but my bloggy friends always seem to help me through those doubts so thank you :0) xxx