Monday, April 18, 2011

Lookie, Lookie . . .

Something sweet from Joanna

So you may remember the illustration of Kendra that I recently made inspired by Joanna from Bird on her Head? She encouraged me to create something in my daughter's likeness and from that suggestion, "Future Paleontologist" was born. Well, what you did not know was that Joanna then asked for our address so that she could send a necklace to her! How sweet is that?! Kendra got her package (all the way from Greece - which added to the excitement ;) this weekend and. was. thrilled! Is this not the cutest thing ever? Joanna creates the most charming, whimsical pieces - many of which are based upon her poodle Daisy - and she was kind enough to send one to us. And I bet she didn't even know that Kendra loves dogs and that orange is her favorite color . . . Thank you so much Joanna, that was so sweet of you!

Which brings me to a note about blogging: how cool is it that we can inspire and support each other in this way? I mean, one comment from a friend in another part of the world put a fire under me to create something that Kendra will always have from her Mommy. And in addition to that, she got to learn about Greece and a talented artist there that happened to send her something special that she will always cherish. Talk about full circle. We are lucky to bring our worlds a little closer here in Blog Land . . . 

Speaking of which, today is the last day to sign up for my Woo Hoo! Giveaway. Please feel free to add your name to the list if you have not already done so. I will pull the winning name via Random Number Generator in the morning and announce it here. Thank you and Good Luck! 

Kristin xo

9 comments:

Kristy said...

What a lovely gift !! You are so right.. it is amazing how putting your heart out there for the world to see ,it comes full circle with many blessings !!! I just read about Kendra and your quest to adopt!! I have a situation that could possibly answer your dream to adopt again. Please email me....flamingocreek@yahoo.com Could be an answer for my prayers as well !!! Hugs.. Kristy

joanna said...

Thank you for your kind words Kristin :) I love how you are displaying it in the rose. it reminds me of my rose garden back in Wash.DC.
lots of kisses to Kendra and tell her if she ever visits Greece to come see me and Daisy, we'll give her a tour.
xoxox

missy k said...

Oh that is so pretty.......

Is the full circle thing like Karma?

I am going to bed with my fingers and toes crossed tonight!!!!

Karenx

joanna said...

I also want to say..crossing my finger for the first comment!!!

Amy said...

it is so cute!

WrightStuff said...

Oh yes, I love this community too. So much support and inspiration from around the world from people that have never met you yet go out of their way to help. It makes me feel great!

Mandy said...

oh...how sweet is that...so cute...blogging is wonderful is it not!!!xxx

eMiLy ChAnG said...

it's beautiful! AND BLOGGING IS AWESOME :) x

Diane said...

I so completely agree with you--besides being such a supportive community, it's also a very sharing one too. I have grown so much since I've started blogging and found so much inspiration as well from everyone.
Love Kendra's new necklace!
P.S. Congrats to your giveaway winner too!