Is the Gift Industry Keeping Bookstores Afloat?

Kate Harper had another interesting article a while back. For those who think greeting cards are becoming a thing of the past, read this and check out the links. Her newsletter read: I recently listened to an excellent interview on Kindle Chronicles podcast, with Neil Strandberg, manager of operations at Denver’s renowned Tattered Cover […] […]

August 2010 Newsletter

Artistic Voyage: News from Mickey August, 2010   We take on so many roles and it gets complicated and crowded. My life has always been full. I have kept it that way because that is what I thought was “normal.” It has become abundantly clear to me how important to my creativity it is to be quiet and […] […]

Bumble Bees in Watercolor

Another new decade is in the making and I want to wish you a magical 2010 full of love, joy, good health, prosperity and glorious new beginnings. I celebrate you and all that you do. This happy little Bumble Bee was a delight to create, it still makes me smile. He seems to be saying, “Yippee!” […] […]

Fine Art Note Cards for Inspiration

Are you blessed with someone in your life who inspires you and makes you laugh? If you pay attention you’ll know someone like this. Here is a suggestion for a thank you note you might like to send to someone who is an inspiration to you. “You inspire me to be my best, you make me […] […]

A Thank You for Kind Deeds

Here is suggested text for a thank you note for someone who has done kind deeds for you and/or your family. “It is difficult to find the right words to express the appreciation for all you’ve done. Your kind deeds were comforting during Bob’s illness. Since his passing you continue to put a smile on my […] […]

Writing a Congratulatory Note

Everyone eventually will need a congratulatory note and what can be more fun than acknowledging a friend’s accomplishments. Here is an idea for that special note. “Congratulations, your hard work and caring attitude is a credit to your ability to succeed as the top sales person in your company. No one deserves it more. You go […] […]

A Thank You for a Favor

It is wonderful to have friends in your life who offer to do such caring things. Here is a suggestion for a way to express your gratitude in writing. Below that you’ll find one of my greeting cards that would be a good fit to send to a man or a women. For more ideas […] […]

A Thank You for Helping

During an illness you often find out who your friends really are. Here is an idea for what you might say to someone who has helped you during your recovery from an illness. “Words can’t express the gratitude I feel for all you have done for me. You’ve made such a difference in my recovery. Not […] […]

A Thank You for Inspiring Me

A quick little note for someone who inspires you. “Thank you for making me feel so special. Your thoughts and ideas inspire me. It is rare to find a friend who understands me and my goals so well.” I hope you are fortunate enough to have people in your life who inspire and encourage you. This card […] […]

A Simple Thank You for Being There

This is a quick and simple note but it says a lot. “How grateful I am to know I can count on you. Thank you for being there no matter what.” Here is a suggestion for a card that would suit this situation. It is from my Collage II series. […]