May 19, 2009

There's someone I'd like you to meet

I don't know if you've seen the email message about how God puts people in your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. I have received it a few times and, in fact, sent it out again this week. If you want it, let me know and I'll send it to you. The reason I tell you about is that I want you to meet someone that God certainly placed in my life on purpose, hopefully for a lifetime but maybe just a reason or a season. Any of those ways, I'll take what I can get. I have been so thankful for her friendship.

Pam Smallcomb of Yoborobo is an artist and an author and, I'm proud to say, my friend. She keeps the author part a bit quiet but she writes children's books. She promises to share more of that part of her life with us in the future. I met Pam through Flickr and her scrumptious doll sculptures and got to know Pam through her blog and the many, many supportive and caring emails and messages she's somehow found time to send me. Maybe she knows deep down she was placed in my life for a reason because she is having a big impact on me.

Anyway, I asked Pam to make me a doll that I could take with me as a good luck charm on my trip coming up in a few days. I asked for a keychain doll so that I could hook it on my laptop case and have it with me always and I asked her to stuff it full of the magic I am just sure she possesses and sprinkles on everything she makes and writes and does. I got my package yesterday and I thought I'd share the opening up process with you.

As soon as I opened it, I saw there was 2, not 1, but 2 packages inside! Surprise! I love surprises!

Here is Florence, my good luck charm. She has wings! Maybe they will help us fly to Missouri. And she's bright and beautiful and I can feel the good luck stuffed inside with Pam's magic. Pam even added some magic worry beads and a fish charm!

And now for the surprise . . . Can you read the note?

A Teddy bear doll too! I love him! Though he's quite a bit smaller than the big ol' cuddly bear of a husband I normally sleep with, this will certainly keep me company trying to sleep alone. And, he'll fit in my laptop case too. So now I am doubly lucky!

You need to be sure and check out Pam's Etsy - and her Flickr - I decided to post some pictures of some of her work so you could get a sneak peek. These are some of my favorites . . .

This is Walter Dunworthy

This is Hyacinth

This is Verity

This is Julie-Anne

and this is Frida the Rabbit!

There are many more wonderful creations to see from Pam, so do go visit her Etsy and Flickr. She is a very talented artist and you can see a few of her illustrations in her Flickr as well. But be sure to leave time to read her blog too. Her last two posts happen to be my favorites. She is Erma Bombeck reincarnated. She makes me smile from ear to ear.

Thank you, Pam, for all you have given me - all of your support, your perfect sense of humor, and your very kind and generous friendship. And, thank you for my special custom order! You don't know how much my dolls mean to me!


Kim Mailhot said...

Oh My God - They are heavenly !!! How perfect a gift to travel with. I have to say that I am in love with Florence. She is just too cute for words !
Enjoy the much deserved love you friend sent to you Marsha ! Travel well you guys !
Love Kim

yoborobo said...

Oh my gosh, Marsha! I don't know how to say thank you to something like this...words fail me...I'll just say it means a lot to me. :) And your new friendship is a fabulous gift - and I know all the folks following your blog feel the same way I do. Thank you, sweetie - and I'm so glad you like Florence and the bear!
xox Pam

Karen Valentine said...

What a wonderful gift to receive from your friend. I am amazed everyday at how important friendships are in our lives. The friendships we make on line included.
Even simple things like an encouraging word or heart lifting comments from strangers (who become friends) can leave such an impact on our day. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. When I hear things like that from artists I admire I am truly grateful!!!!


Unknown said...

Marsha I have so missed your posts. The party is over the mess cleaned away and I am ready to create and blog again!

I know you will be leaving this weekend and am sending a big hug for you to take along.

I love this post and am now a follower of your wonderful friends blog:) The dolls are just wonderful thank you for sharing.


roc said...

you are right....we do have people cross our paths at just the right moments. you are very blessed to have so many wonderful friends who care about you. love your dollies!

lilylovekin said...

What wonderful treasures to receive from a friend. I am new to this blogging thing. But am coming to believe that real friendships can grow through the wires of all this electronic stuff. Your post is an example of that. I hope you have a safe trip and know it will be a little easier because you travel with "friends".

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House of Hullabaloo said...

Those are just adorable!!!! I love them. You are a wonderful friend and such a fabulous cheerleader to all of us! Thanks for sharing your friends art!

~*~Patty Szymkowiczw said...

Such a lovely post Marsha!!! have a great trip!
Love the music on your blog too!

Terri Kahrs said...

Your new, enchanted darlings are wonderful, Marsha! Pam is a very creative and talented lady indeed. Brings to mind the old Beatles' song, "We get by with a little help from our friends"! Love, blessings and hugs! Terri xoxo

Leslie said...

These little creatures are delightful! I know they will be wonderful companions on your trip! Thanks for sharing them. I always find something special on your blog!

Jamie said...

What absolutely adorable creations she makes!! I love each and every one. You lucky girl you! Marsha your comment to me yesterday made me cry. In a good way. You are so wonderful to me:) You are a treasure sweetie. Love, Jamie

A - Zinnia Productions said...

How special, and so touching! I love her work, and I think it is all angel-kissed. You are sure to have a sweet and beautiful blessing on your travels.
oooxxx Zinnia

Cathy said...

what wonderful dolls! lucky, you! but you deserve it seeing that you are always so thoughtful and kind!

aliceinparis said...

They are magical and you deserve it:)
Wonderful to have some wee talismans to keep you strong and focused on the days ahead x0