"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.


Saturday Fun

Saturday I got to meet two sweet blogging friends!! Can you tell by the above picture who one of them was?? :) I have a few of her paintings, but this is my first of her altered dolls!! Yes, I finally got to meet Suzan Buckner - Thrifty Collage Artist, and Katelen Tays - A Poetic Artist, at the Slotin Folk Fest in Norcross, Georgia.

Blogging has become such a blessing for me, I love the bonds that are formed between us online. But it is even more wonderful to meet in person, to be able to see the ones that we communicate with on a regular basis. I would have posted a picture of them, but they both hate having their pictures taken!! One day we just might have to dare them to post a picture of themselves on their blogs!! They are both beautiful women!! Yes you are!!!

Suzan and Katelen, I am so glad we got to meet. Suzan thank you for my gift, it was very sweet of you. I have been walking around my home trying to find the perfect spot for it.

I really hope to meet more of you in the future, but for now please know what a treasure you all are to me.



ellie said...

Oh, you are so fortunate, Mar! How truly marvelous to meet in person. I admit it!...I'm jealous they got to see you "live"! lol ;)

lori vliegen said...

i'm so glad that you had a chance to meet two of your bloggy buddies!! i sure hope that our paths cross out in the "real world" someday....i'd love to give you a big hug for all of the inspiration that you so lovingly share with us through your blog!! :)

Jennifer said...

How fun to meet blogging friends in person! It is really neat how friendships are formed through these little typing keys! ;)

mystele said...

that is soooo cool! and i've heard that show is great. what a fun weekend!

Suzan Buckner said...

Mary!! It was THE HIGHLIGHT of my WHOLE trip to meet you and your wonderful family!!! I loved ya'll!!! Thank you so much for coming to see me!!!Hugs!! Hope to get together again real soon!!
Love, Suzan

mollye said...

Oh gosh and by gollyies Mary, I have been following Susan for several years and love her work. Bet you all had a blast and I know your muse is just screaming to get busy! Have a great week girl, Mollye

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

How fun and how wonderful to meet some blog sisters!
I think there should be a national (international!) artists blog convention♥ That would be awesome!

Bevie said...

Mary I"m so happy you finally got together with Suzan...and to meet Katelen too...I just wish I'd been visiting you too. You know you really have to think about having a workshop in GA where many of us can come and take over all the motels in the area..ehehehe!!! What fun would we have!

PCarriker said...

How fun! It is so great to actually meet our blog friends IRL. I hope we meet up somewhere one day:-)