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Comment by Dawn Blair on May 7, 2011 at 2:12pm

I just hit the publish button and made the print version go live! http://bit.ly/moGFd8


Jason -- thank you, but the reality is that my accomplishments have come after years of working toward them. It's a matter of finally deciding to put the finishing touches on them and get them out there. You'll get there too when all your work just culminates together and starts to become reality -- soon too I'm sure!

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Comment by Jason Garey on May 7, 2011 at 12:36pm

Heys, in case you haven't seen Sister Act 2, it's one of my favorite movies. Tears stream down my face every time I watch this scene. I hope it blesses you. The first lines of the song "Joyful, Joyful" are:

Joyful, Joyful
Lord, we adore Thee
God of glory
Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Hail Thee as the sun above
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Giver immortal gladness
Fill us with the light
Fill us with the light
Oh, fill us with the light of day......


Comment by Matt Ridley on May 7, 2011 at 12:18pm

Buzz, Thanks for all the kinda words to all of us! I think I'm better at talking about the "can do" attitude than actually having one!...hahaha. I haven't sat down and really drawn anything in quite some time...I've been in one huge funk for about 2 months! I'm trying to get back in to it though. Thanks for all the inspiration from you and the rest of the crew!


Eddie, you always have something wise to say! Thanks, and I took a look at your website and love all your art, love the use of colors. You, sir, are a master!


Jeandre, Don' know if i've introduced myself to you but, i'm matt!...haha like Eddie you are full of wisdom and inspiration! I have a slight portfolio, just a bunch of my artwork on my website. Feel free to check it out www.wordtraits.com you can also go to www.squidoo.com/wordtraits . Good luck at the embassy gig!


And to the rest of you...Your work is awesome, I don't think i've seen one piece of work that I haven't loved. I can't wait to see more from this group! Keep up the great work. And lets not forget to keep eachother lifted up. I hope to meet you all one day!


God Bless!

Comment by Eddie Hudson on May 7, 2011 at 11:41am

Hey Jason, thanks!


Comment by Jeandre Gerber on May 7, 2011 at 10:29am

Hey Jason: I haven't given a sneak preview at all yet, and don't worry you guys are going to see the manifesto first, I need your feedback so I can edit it and that it can embark all artists. This global movement is well on its way, and this coming wednesday I'll be playing in a festival in Mexico made by all the embassies of the world. So it's going to be fun and I hope to network there to get some significant contacts. I'll keep you guys updated. If you want you can read a short fiction story I wrote for my portfolio. This brings me to another point: Who here has an online portfolio, and if you don't..what are you doing about it? 



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Comment by Jason Garey on May 7, 2011 at 9:54am
Dawn, congratulations on all of your recent accomplishments. I feel like a putz with my meager progress, but I'm inspired not discouraged. That hot fudge sundae is well deserved. Did you put extra hot fudge and whipped cream on top? Hmmm? :)

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Comment by Jason Garey on May 7, 2011 at 9:48am
And Eddie, in case you didn't catch my last post to you....I said that your words are nurturing to the soul. I truly mean that. You are gifted in so many ways. We are truly the blessed ones to call you fellow artist, friend, brother and traveling companion along this journey called life.

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Comment by Jason Garey on May 7, 2011 at 9:46am
Matt, you've inspired us all with your amazing and unique art, your ever-positive "can do" attitude, your humility and your HUGE heart to reach out to those in need. To you brother, I'm sure many, many blessings will come forth.

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Comment by Jason Garey on May 7, 2011 at 9:44am
Jeremiah - Aren't you glad you joined up? We're truly here for each other. I'm thankful that you dove in head first. I haven't that video yet, but I will soon. Thanks for sharing.

John - Thanks for your always wise words and helpful suggestions. Would love to hear from you more often.

Luze - Thanks for chiming in. I, for one, would enjoy hearing more about your background. Your brother has been a major blessing for us here.

Jeandre - Man, anxious to see the manifesto. I don't suppose you'd be willing to give us a sneak peek or did you already?

Deb - Your fantastic leadership and nurturing ability has brought this wonderful group to such an amazing place. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for having the courage to reach out and do what God purposed you to do. I know the journey has its bumps and detours, washed-out bridges and perhaps even some lost Pilgrims along the way, but He is faithful to see us through. God bless you, big sis! :)

Billie - Great job with the "Be Happy" theme. I might've spelled it differently ("Bee Happy") and included one of my little winged friends, but other than that.... :) And definitely don't stay hidden. We love ya here and are always blessed by your presence.

Hey Tamara - What an inspiration your story is...and God bless you for giving Him all the credit. Big congratulations on the Best of show for your first time out. Incredible, as is your work. That peacock is off the hook cool! I certainly wish you much, much success with the show. I'm anxious to see what God is going to do.

Brad - That dragon is really coming together. Wicked cool!
Comment by Jeremiah Spoon on May 6, 2011 at 9:23am

I'm going to have to get used to keeping tabs on all these posts. Definitely a lot going on here.

Jason- I think you might have started the funk breaking. Inspiration and encouragement is awesome.

Tamara-Love the peacock. It reminds me of ancient Chinese tapestry art, oil on silk kind of stuff. Very elegant.


Billie- I'm glad I could help with some encouragement.  Glad to hear that you've already sold some boxes and I hope you crush your May 9th goal. Blessings.


Brad- I like the dragon. Am I correct in remembering you saying you were looking at moving into web comics, or was that someone else?


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