Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I'm so blessed!

I've been trying to do a new post for over a week now but just haven't been able to find the time to sit down at one time to post.  I'm blessed to be very busy with calligraphy work and although I try, I can't do it all.
So what I decided to do is add a paragraph or two, post a photo or two and combine several things into one post throughout the day today.

My first subject is the fundraiser for A Place to Bark...
I started receiving the artwork for the book I will be creating and auctioning, all proceeds to go to "Bark".  I can't explain how wonderful it feels to receive a package knowing what is inside...the excitement of opening and viewing each page and marveling at how fabulous  and unique each work of art is.  Based on what I've received so far, this book is going to be amazing.  Here's is what I've received so far...I will post the other pages as I receive them.  I believe there will be up to 40 artists contributing to this worthy cause.

Nancy Lefko

Martha Lever

Denise Bledsoe (unfortunately does not have a website or blog but is one of my favorite art doll artists whom I've been collecting for years and is now a resident artist at Ten Women Venice)

Megan Hoover


I finished my page last week and this past Sunday I adopted's my precious little girl.  The irony is brilliant!

Molly is 8 lbs. of love.  She was really meant to be with us.  I truly believe that.

I first found her online, spoke to the gal in charge and then lost the site and couldn't find it again to show my husband.
My grandson James came over Sunday and we thought it would be a good idea for him to share the experience of visiting the shelters with us.  We first went to a local shelter and the dogs we were interested in weren't available yet or too big for our space and it wouldn't be fair to the dog.  The shelters hold strays for a period of time in case the owner should claim them.  So without ever seeing Molly's picture , Jon suggested we go downtown to where I saw "that dog" earlier in the week.  So, off we went.

Dawn, the gal I had spoken with over the phone, was just pulling up in a van with several dogs that had just been neutered.  I introduced myself  and reminded her of our conversation a few days earlier and she said "I knew I brought June Bug back for a reason".  June Bug was the name that was given to Molly at the shelter.  She said that normally they leave them over night after surgery but she felt compelled to bring her back with her.  The timing was almost perfectly orchestrated because we weren't there but 5 minutes before all three of us fell in love at the same time after June Bug (Molly) came into the room.  It took all of 20 minutes to adopt her and again, off we went on our way home with our new baby girl.

Molly is a dream come true.  She's a really good natured, well behaved, friendly, happy and lovable little gal and we are very blessed to have her in our lives.



Congratulations on your new little pal, Molly. She's a cutie, alright. Cairn terrier?

The pages look super so'll be a fabulous book!

Ella said...

How touching; Molly is a gift to you, for what you are trying to accomplish! I love how this is unfolding for you!
I love seeing art work for the book, so inspiring! I think most of us have been touched by furry angels!
I have~

Megan Hoover said...

So glad you got the was fun to see my work posted on your site. Hope the project goes well!! All the best!
Megan Hoover

Jane Farr said...

Molly is absolute cuteness - Congrats Renee! I love all the pages you've posted for the Bark book. You did a great job of capturing the image of Molly, even though you hadn't seen her in person.

rscoach said...

OMG! I see why y'all fell in love with Molly - she is soooo adorable and a perfect addition to your family - Mazel tov on your new little girl xo xo reva (Los Angeles)

Diana said...

Molly is a doll! She was meant to be with you and what perfect timing. Everything worked out as it should. Congratulations on your new addition.