have always depended on the kindness of strangers. -
Impressions could not exist without the support and encouragement
of my customers and some of the nicest friends I've never met, especially
and Joan and Derek
Briggs who have cheered me on from the very beginning.
Joan is a "word artist" whose delightful
books about life with bichons Abigail, Henry & Chas are
another source of inspiration to me. (See "Abigail
Gets Her Ducks in Row")
A very special thanks for moral support goes to Mary
Melcher, a gifted artist with 15+ years experience in
the greeting card and gift industry and as an illustrator of popular
children's books such as Peekaboo
Mary's work has been described by author Eva Szela as "charming"
and "wonderful". These same words apply to Mary's personality.
Mary's work is available in retail outlets
Christine Miller, a.k.a. "Swirly",
is another artist who has offered much practical advice about the
greeting card business. This special person is living her motto
"Plant your dreams and the miracles will grow" and encourages
others to do the same. Visit
Swirly's website where you'll find greeting cards and other
products to inspire you ( and free e-greetings!)