Tuesday, January 22, 2008

To all of you....

You are all so sweet!

A heartfelt thank you to all of you for such kind and supportive words on my latest venture....or should I say adventure! The book is proving to be a lot of fun.

Doll from Raggedy Old Annies

One little gem I came across that was just the right thing to hear at this time is Anna Quindlen's book Being Perfect.

"Each writer (or artist) brings to the table, if she will let herself, something that no one else in the history of time ever has. If she is giving readers what she thinks they want instead of what she is, she should stop typing. But if her books reflect her character, the authentic shape of her life and her mind, then she may well be giving readers a new and wonderful gift. Giving it to herself, too."

Sketch found at estate sale

"It is never to late to be what you might have been."

~George Eliot

Thank you all for being so interested and supportive of my self and my work.


Melba said...

I am so glad you are Going for It Kari! I think self-publishing ROCKS!
I know your book will be Beautiful, Like you!

Alison Gibbs said...

Way to go Kari!
Love that George Eliot quote.

Renee :) said...

I love those quotes.I also love your cute Raggedy Ann doll,is she holding a real cookie decorated as a cupcake b/c it's too cute!Maybe I need to put that quote up where I can see it everyday to remember that I'm never too old to do what I want!:) Renee

Kathy said...

Kari , oh I love to see the places in people's hearts . You inspire in your work , but also in the words of your mouth -- When my son was struggling with an issue several years ago -- I said the same thing -- It is never to late to be what you might have been -- Today he is every Mother's dream -- Happy home -- serving God , loving family . Thank you for being such an uplifting part of this blog world -- At the age of 60 I am having so much fun -- creating and visiting with all of you -- your creativity and vision amaze me -- of course I have such a young spiritlol -- all my friends are in their 30's -- funny - I already had a business in the craft world many years ago -- a different day and time --'but if I say altered art -- they don't get it -- ah to each his own -- Write your book and then write another -- Words are very powerful as these quotes bear out . -- for they live long after we are gone -- I love visiting each day -- blessings Kathy

Sherry said...

Excellent quote and it's so true!

Glamma Fabulous aka Kelley Smith said...

Congrats!!!I would love to be one of the first to buy a copy.I published 4 visual aids for teachers (motivational stuff with drawings) from 1984 to 1994. I had a distributor that I got after attending a book sellers convention. It was a wonderful experience and I learned a lot. Your book will be much grander, (I only printed in black) but You have all it takes: #1: huge tatent #2: fun personality and the big one #3:a drive to do it. I know your book will be FABULOUS!!!

Lilli said...

You're easy to be supportive of :)

Tina said...

I love that sketch. You always come up with the neatest things.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kari.
Can't wait for your book. I recieved one of Valentine Swap packages. It was so wonderful. I posted on my blog but don't know how to post on the group.

michelle said...

You go girl! I can't wait to get your book!

Leticia said...

Kari, You have a beautiful website. Full of inspiration - one of my favorites.

karin (creativechaos) said...

Kari!!! Wishing you nothing but all good things towards your book!! I love Anna Quindlen...love that quote!

Darlene said...

Thank you for that lovely quote by Anne Quindlen. I printed it out.

I have always strongly believed in the quote by George Eliot. I enjoyed reading many of her books.

And congratulations on your new adventure: self-publishing.