Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lori McDaniel Anderson Appreciation Day!

Lori McDaniel Anderson is a very special woman and I would like to thank her for all the work she does to help the art community and for also helping me to expand my own creative boundaries!  She spends countless hours organizing amazing world-wide art swaps for the love of  bringing together artists for inspiration and sharing!

The first Bead Soup Blog Party I believe had about 80 people.  The current Bead Soup Blog Party had over 400 participants from over 20 countries.  She has brought together a community of artists that not only share ideas and knowledge, but discuss problems and give each other encouragements as well as share our awards and accomplishments

I am honored to be a part of this community and thankful to her for countless inspirations I've had and the many friendships I've made.   

Moe wants to Thank You!

And Angel Thanks You!

Lilibelle wants to Thank You also!

Arielle and I want to say Thank You too!

We enjoyed getting pink for you! 
(The bath after, not so much....)

Lori, please know you have made such a huge difference in my life for the better!  You are appreciated, valued and loved by me and so many others.  Thank you.  Some day I'll get to say that in person and give you a great big hug!

(for links to Lori and for more information see the blog post after this one!)

Check out all of us in pink here!

Here are the rest of us in the In The Pink Appreciation Tribute to Lori
if you would like to take a peek at their blogs and pink and thank yous!

Gail Vanderster-Zwang
Kelley Katherine Hagerty-Fogle
Jennifer Chasalow VanBenschoten
Mary Howell Govaars
Lynnea Perry Bennett
Alicia Marinache
Courtney White Breul
Andrea Beth Trank
Heidi Mansfield Kingman
Emoke Schmidt 
Sandi Marinaro Volpe
Sonya Ingersoll-Stille
Sally Bohner Anderson
Judy Daly Reganti
Brenda Lee Sigafoos