This is going to be a special feature for the folks that have brought life and light to my life. I wanted to make something a little closer to the beginning of 2014, because I consider this a celebration of all of the things that a new year symbolizes (hope, connection, and the strong will to better ourselves)... but better late than never!
Thank you for just being in general amazing. You are kind, funny, and overall just a pleasant and uplifting person to be around. You feed my inspiration with your creative ideas and beautiful art, and (more importantly) fuel my motivation by giving me metaphorical kicks in the ass when I'm screwing off or moping instead of drawing. You and the hubby are both wonderful friends, and I feel privileged to have you in my life.
I'm not sure that there will ever be a message that you send me that doesn't
make my day brighter or make me smile and laugh. You have such a kind, gentle spirit and an incredible wealth of compassion. Thank you for thinking of me and being the best friend that someone could ever have on the other side of the earth.
I always know I can come to you for anything from commiserating about terrible social interactions to help with art techniques. I love that you are so friendly and so open to sharing experiences, whether artistic or personal. Thank you for being so supportive and generous! The world aches for more wonderful people like you.
You are awesome, and don't let any little bump or rough patch in life tell you otherwise! I know I can some to you with any question, complaint, or whine, or just for random conversation, and you will be there with a welcoming spirit. Thanks for putting up with my random disappearances (and occasional bursts of hyperactive rambling). You are someone I am proud to call a friend.
Thank you for being so kind and supportive over the years! Even when you were feeling down, you never lost your spark of life and energy, and it shows in both your art and your personality.
More than being simply a friend, I want to thank you for all of the incredible, irreplaceable work you are doing overseas with tigers. While the rest of us talk the talk, you walk the walk, and are an unceasing source of inspiration. Stay safe and keep up the good fight (and thank you again for the priceless gift <3)
Thank you for sharing your inspiring work, fellow rat friend. You know I'm looking forward to seeing more of these guys:
And, last but not least, I would like to thank some of the wonderful people who sent me holiday gifts this year. Hopefully most of you have either gotten your gifts or will be receiving them this month!Animus-Panthera
made my little rat friends some fleece pouches and a beautiful Domino scarf like these:MistyLake
made a sweet, hand-painted Domino Christmas card:sky665
sent me an awesome random pile of stationary and small paper knickknacks, presumably knowing that I am a terrible packrat!Allvar
drew this super-cute drawing of Star:Stitchy-Face
made my bitchin' new avatar.KurushimiFutago
drew a wonderful holiday portrait of Domino:
(I hope I got everyone! Please give me a kick in the tail if I forgot you!)
I hope all of you will have a safe and happy 2014!