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 


  1. These pictures are sooo darling! Glad you were at the top of our link list - wonderful way to start out the tribute! BUT dang hard act to follow. LOL ...thanks for participating. ~ Shelley

  2. Oh my goodness. I have no idea what to say! The pink looks GOOD on you guys, I can say that with certainty! Holy. Smokes.

  3. I love your pink are all so beautiful!

  4. Awesome post! Love the pink on the dogs!

  5. I LOVE your pink family!! You all inspired me so much :) What a beautiful tribute and family, Gail!

    Big hugs,

  6. Anonymous2:46 PM

    I love the pink family portrait! You are all so cute!


  7. Anonymous6:22 PM

    lots of pink going on here!!! Love the pictures!

  8. Wow, you're quick on adding that album link! lol I LOVE your pictures.. it was so hard to chose just one for the album... which is why I did two ;) lol Love all your pink 'babies' :) Thanks for taking part!

  9. LOL - I hope the poor dogs are not hiding when they see pink now :)

  10. You certainly have all of us beat, when it comes to being in the pink! I have cats and there was no way they would let me get close enough to try this. I am also, pretty sure the neighbor would have a difficult time trying to find out what his dog had gotten into, if I'd have done a drive by pinking....

  11. Love, love your pics!!!!!! Your doggies are the cutest ever!

  12. Anonymous9:39 PM

    Love, love, love this post! Too cute for words! :)

  13. What a lovely pink family!

  14. Love the whole "family" in the pink!

  15. Love it - you ALL look great! ~~T

  16. What a great tribute! I love that your daughter and doggies went Pink!