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bushma'am
12-21-2005, 01:08 AM
Arriving here by Pony Espress:

This is an Ode to the Mentors & Guides,
The reason we choose to abide.
Critiques, comments, handy tips,
Urging us on with gentle whips,
Encouraged to show our art with pride.

They give us freely of personal time,
Encourage production of art that is fine,
Years of knowledge given to us,
Secret gems passed on in trust,
A heartfelt thanks given by this simple rhyme.

To All Others, not titled but in the know,
Gave personal pearls that help us to grow,
Given freely into our care,
Some new, some old & rare,
Thanks for these gifts from novice and pro.

To all Forums where I have been,
And to those I have not yet seen,
Wish your Holiday be bright,
All in your world be right,
That family & friends, a happy team.

Faye (Bushma'am)

Deborah Secor
12-21-2005, 01:18 AM
Faye, what a sweet gift! I agree with your sentiment--this is a caring and giving place. Thanks to all who share their time and talent.

Merry Christmas to all!

Deborah

CindyW
12-21-2005, 01:25 AM
Faye, very touching words said with heart and sincerity.
With your permission, I ditto your words!

Cindy

Paula Ford
12-21-2005, 06:49 AM
Oh, this is so wonderful...I also thank all the people here who share their art and talents!

Thank you so much Faye!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Paula

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All

Peace on Earth

Kathryn Wilson
12-21-2005, 09:15 AM
Awwww Faye - wonderful words of thanks.

My post as Moderator is my giving back to WC for all that has been shared by others, for all the things I have learned, for all the support I have been given over the past 2 1/2 years - priceless to me.

Bhavana Vijay
12-21-2005, 10:11 AM
Beautifully written Faye! :clap: Thank you

My husband says i am a much happier person ever since i started painting again and i know its only because of the constant encouragement and support from everyone here!!
I would love to thank everyone for your time, talent and support!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

bjcpaints
12-21-2005, 10:16 AM
Here here! Well versed Faye! Thanks for putting it into words so succinctly for us to affirm!
Barbara

HarvestMoon
12-21-2005, 11:37 AM
Faye- well said- without all the wonderful comments and help- well, what would be the point- Happy Holidays to all of you wonderful folks- I love you all-
Linda

bushma'am
12-23-2005, 12:55 AM
Acknowledgement and thanks to all replies

Being new, of course I've received the most
Little in return but this simple toast
Beware in a year, I may turn to boast
Instead of kudo, you may all get a roast.