Saturday, October 30, 2010

Off to hibernate...

Dearest friends of my little blog...
thank you SO much for your kind visits and amazingly generous comments this past month. I am so happy to be a part of this fantastically creative community and it is always so joyful to me to visit all of you as well.

I just wanted to let you know that I'm off to hibernate for the winter...taking some time for life and family, and I just wanted to let my blog family know where I am.

Here's to a wonderful Fall and Winter, and I wish you all lots of quality time with those you love, and loads of time to create. Hugs to you, friends. ~ Shirley

46 comments:

  1. Dearest Shirley, I wish you and your family the best. May God bless you always. Love,
    Ces

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  2. Oh darn, I forgot the most important thing, THANK YOU for your friendship. Tsup!

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  3. Have a lovely time with your family! I hope to see you back soon!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

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  4. That's the best that could happen! See you soon Shirley :D

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  5. Shirley, your illustrations are so beautiful,and you little bear is adorable.
    I wish you a most wonderful time spent with family and loved ones and will look forward to visiting you once you return. xxxx

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  6. So, by the time I am back from my insane schedule you will be gone for a while. Boo hoo, I'm going to miss you. At least "you", let every one know you are leaving, I don't plan on not "being around" it just kind of creeps up on me as the day turns into night and the work seems to drag on and on. Well, have fun sweetie, I'll be thinking of you, from beneath a pile of never ending school work. :) Maybe one day I'll have time to really get some illustrations done so check in from time to time ok? XOXOX

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  7. Absolutely adorable bear! Have a lovely hibernation. Look forward to your return.

    All the best,

    Kelly

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  8. I shall miss you, but I completely understand. Enjoy this season with your family. Your blog family will be waiting patiently for your return. :) Theresa

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  9. Sending my warmest wishes to you! May you and your family be blessed with the sweetest joys of the holiday season! :o)

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  10. have a wonderful and peaceful hibernation! i know it did me some good this summer. we will miss you!!

    cheers!

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  11. I am so pleased that you recognize the need to stop and really enjoy your friends and family. I find myself getting ready to collect social security and I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE TIME WENT! I have had a wonderful time but I wish I could remember those small moments better that passed by. SO you are so smart and will be so happy that you have done this. Im looking forward to seeing your sweet wonderful art work in the Spring and Summer!ENJOY!

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  12. Awwww...I'm so going to miss you, Shirley. Your art is so incredibly inspiring to me and all the joy and light-heartedness within it.

    Have a great time with your fam. BIG hugs. :)

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  13. Aw he is such a cute little bear! I hope you enjoy your time w/ your friends and family! I will anxiously be awaiting your next sweet creation when you return! You will be missed! Happy Holidays! :)

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  14. You know, I just saw a video of a young grizzly bear in a zoo who refused to hibernate unless someone cuddled up with him. :)

    Good night, cutie-bear. Sleep well, dream wonderful watercolor-filled dreams. I shall miss you, but time with family is so very important.

    xoxo

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  15. Have a fantastically cozy hiberation Shirley and enjoy your time with your family. We were blessed this weekend with our baby girl (she's 24!!)staying with us. I had my 2 babies (Matt is 21) under the same roof, a rare moment but magic! Hope to see you back soon,
    Love Jane x

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  16. I sure will miss you and your sweet little characters! But I know you'll get a lot done and enjoy your 'time off'! HUGS to you, my friend! Let me know when you get back! I'll be anxious to see your new art and hear all of your news!♥♥♥

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  17. Shirley,
    Have a wonderful fall and winter with friends and family. Your presence online will be missed while your are away, but sometimes we have to "hibernate" to refresh and devote some extra "lovin" to the family and loved ones, and ourselves. I should take that advice myself (pulled in so many directions at times). Wishing you a wonderful winter season! I look forward to seeing new, wonderful, scrumptious artwork when you return. And especially to reading your sweet words of wisdom, wonderful blog posts and comments that always bring cheer to my day -hugs :)

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  18. The little bear is a sweetie!! Have fun spending time with your family and friends!!!

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  19. Good for you Shirley. It's very necessary to take time off - have a great time!

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  20. Enjoy your hiatus Shirley!! I look forward to your return! :)

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  21. Sleep tight, Shirley Bear! Enjoy the quiet, savor the holidays, hold your loved ones close and we'll look forward to seeing you soon!

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  22. hugs to you, take your time and be back soon, okay!!

    ~mita

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  23. Have a wonderful time with your family!They are the first thing:)I'll be here and I think also all the people that love your works ,when you'll come back!

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  24. Shirley, I will miss your beautiful work and kind words. I hope you enjoy your time away, and take every moment in with your wonderful family! xxoo

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  25. I will miss you; your wonderful illustrations, your warm comments and your friendship. Enjoy your family with everything you have, stay warm this winter and I hope to see you again in springtime.

    Good night, little bear.
    Big hug from me.

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  26. oh! cute'Shirley! so wonderfull work!
    love how you illust!
    i follow you of course!
    just lovely!!!
    kiss Shirley!

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  27. Good for you!! Everybody needs some downtime. I'm so glad you're taking it! You and your beautiful illustrations will be missed! But we'll all be here when you get back!

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  28. What a great way you use watercolors

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  29. Enjoy your time off, Shirley! Winter is the perfect time to take a break and spend time with your family.

    And I love your poem/illo for spent!

    See you next year!! :-)

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  30. Wait. You get a break? There's a certain level of unfairness in that ... I think. :) Have a great break! And thank you for leaving with such a wonderful illustration!

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  31. Take care of yourself and eat lots of honey.
    (And do not forget to water colors, please)

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  32. Have a lovely time Shirley! You totally deserve a break.. but I will miss your blog whilst your gone xx

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  33. Enjoy your time... and will catch you around when you return. :)

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  34. Sleep and rest my friend. Hope that all is well with you and your family. Take all the time you need my friend. I will miss you Honey Bear Lady he he he he he he! Hugs V

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  35. There must be something in the air...it seems there are a lot of my "regulars" that are either leaving or putting blogs on hold or just MIA.
    But life does go on, and while I hear some say "life gets in the way" I think it is the opposite...so many things get in the way of living the lives we should!
    Enjoy your time, I'm sure we'll see you around! :)

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  36. Hope your hibernating has been restful and rejuvenating! :)

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  37. Your work is phenomenal! I love it!

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  38. Looks like I picked a bad time to just discover your blog! But I look forward to seeing more stuff in the Spring. Great stuff!

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  39. Hi Shirley, so happy to hear from you! I hope everything is wonderful where you are. Have a great holiday season!

    oooooo, I'm loving the new header Shirley, it's wonderful, all those luscious fall colors!

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  40. Thanks for stopping by my TDAC illustration and leaving a comment. For me, I'm thinking more liberation than hibernation. Like a tropical Winter getaway. Enjoy your big sleep!

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  41. Hi Shirley, enjoying your hibernation? Wish I could join, don't like the cold.
    Miss your illustrations and Mr. Olivet, hope to see you soon!

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  42. Your work is really fantastic, so sensitive and warm! Have a great holiday season. I'll be back and ready when you return :)

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  43. Shirley, your work is a wonder! It's fantastical, whimsical, and magnifical!:0)

    Have a wonderful holiday season. I hope to get back to drawing in the new year. I've been doing a lot of research for my novel. I think I'm ready to start writing now. I look forward to all of your fabulous drawings in the coming year. May your Christmas be Merry and your New Year Prosperous. Oh, BTW, kiss Monsieur Olivet for me!

    Love you!

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