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Date: September 11, 2009
Name: Sandi
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I just visited your link to "ALL" the art work you do! WOW is all I can say and "I WISH YOU LIVED NEAR ME" lol

I just love all your work, you are such a very talented lady!!! I have light years to go before I can even begin to come close to creating what you have.

Where do you find all your time to do these things? Are you a teacher or do you give classes?

Just wanted to send you a note and let you know I love your work, I'm sure many have sent the same sentiments to you.

Hugs

Sandi


Date: September 9, 2009
Name: Elizabeth
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All I can say is WOW! I have spent a long time looking at your website in AWE! You are one, talented and creative lady. So many things, too numerous to mention. I guess my favorites have been the calligraphy reviews of workshops, plus all your fabulous books that you've made!

 Thanks for sharing with the world!!

I think I came across your site after doing a Google for ABC and ATC cards, as our local calligraphy guild is thinking of such a project!

So glad I stumbled upon your site!

 Elizabeth


Date: August 6, 2009
Name: Chatty
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I just fell into your card gallery and unless I want to get whipped with a wet noodle I have to put u in fav places and then look at all of these tonite>>> OMG~~ I never seen so many by one person... I cannot wait and it will motivate me to get my butt in gear do all that I have to do here so I can sit and look at all your cards .... Just had to say hi.. God Bless you dahlink and keep making ATC's When do u run out of ideas ??? Lol lol.... Chatty

Date: June 17, 2009
Name: Karen Modica (Product Manager American Tombow Inc.)
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Hi There, I was browsing the internet and came across your beautiful cards.  I wanted to see if you’d be interested in ‘trading’ a card for one of our new adhesives or glue pen?  I am collecting art created with our markers and would like to post your card on our office display.  Let me know your thoughts.


Date: June 7, 2009
Name: Lynda
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I was just touring your web site and came across your Sculpey ATCs. I am wondering a few things as I create mine a bit different... I love them. I have bee creating more ATCs and use it as a form of exploration into future works... anytime you want to trade just let me know.

Why sand?

H20s I guess I will have to find out what they are?

Embossing powder... Do you use a heat fun after put them on your piece? even after glazing them?

What glaze do you use: I use the one for Sculpey.. but arer there others.

Thanks for your detailed notes with all your art.

Lynda

Thanks


Date: March 23, 2009
Name: Rose Frank
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Good morning Yogi

I was checking daily after Carrie's workshop to see if you had time to work on your "studies"  and I was so glad that I checked your Web Pages.  Jackie Doll, a member from Edmonton said that she really enjoyed Carrie's class as well.  I think for her the pen manipulations was the most challenging as well. I just tried holding a pencil in my hand, the way Carrie did and it feels o.k.
How did you get the two different colors in the study "believe"  using the stimudent? We got snow here yesterday, and I know Calgary did as well, son lives there,  Sun is Shinning in Sherwood Park today.
Have a great calligraphy day.
Rose Frank


Date: February 14, 2009
Name: Marian Stewart
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Hi Yogi:  I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that I enjoyed your class this afternoon. I love my "journal", even though I intend to take the binding apart and fix my loose signature.  I look forward to taking your lettering classes. I have spent the past few hours surfing your website - you are definitely a talented lady.

Hugs --- Marian  (I sat to your right today)

Date: March 3, 2008
Name: Jan Peel
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The calligraphy, particularly the Kersal is so inspirational, I love the 'casualness' of it after the restriction of traditional calligraphy. Wish I hadn't seen your Dreams one though as the Society of Scribes and Illuminators lay members day project is Sweet Dreams.  We have to produce something on a 5 inch square that we associate with bedtime.  All the squares will then create a patchwork on the day.
I promise I will not use yours, but I will be using Kersals and I do have something in mind!!
I was interested in your marble backgrounds and wondered if you have ever tried shaving foam to get the same effect?
Sorry for rambling, but I find that when I come across something new I get rather carried away!!
I shall be popping back to you site to see what you are up to.
Kind regards, Jan Peel

 


Date: January 5, 2009
Name: Barbara Close
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Hi Yogi
I just wanted to tell you what a great web site you have and that I am so tickled that you posted your work done at my pointed pen workshop. I so enjoyed meeting you and loved your sense of wonder and humor. Your cards are outstanding as well. I hope to get to re-visit your group again soon.
Peace and Love
Barbara Close

Date: October 23, 2008
Name: Georgia Angelopoulos
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I absolutely and sincerely have to return the compliment: you are warm and wonderful too and I learned a thing or two or three from you! LOL Thank you for the lovely postings; your work was inspiring to everyone.

The paper I used for Gail's card was Fabriano's Cartera Magnani. It is sold in a couple of art supply stores here but not in large sheets - in pre-cut card sizes and envelopes. It doesn't seem to sell well, so I thought I'd try it! I love the spring green colour but they also have lilac and pale blue I think...

I wonder what the indigo/blue Pilot parallel pen ink would look like on the black paper and if it would be enough of a contrast on the black 'Q' piece you did (and will redo)? I'd love to see what you come up with.

I'm not a big blogger (mostly because I'm technically challenged;-) but I'll keep looking for your postings.

All good things and all good thoughts to you Yogi; it was a pleasure to be with you for 4 days.

Georgia


Date: February 27, 2008
Name: Janet Peters
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Checked in again – absolutely brilliant!  Love all your cards and artwork, and feel I must buy that “crow” stamp from QF for some upcoming birthday cards.  Your site is so inspiring, and thank you for sharing. Kind regards, Janet Peters (Warmland Calligraphers)

 


Date: Feb 9, 2008
Name: Deborah Serre
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Yogi, you are amazing! All of your cards from Lynne's class are gorgeous! I was lucky enough to also take a class with Lynn in Toronto at the Japanese Paper Place in Toronto many years ago and it was equally inspiring. Looks like she has some new alphabets. Did she offer a book for sale? I'm wondering if she has a new one with these gorgeous alphas? Keep up the great work. Deborah Serré Kingston, ON


Date: July 25, 2007
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Sharon London
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 I just looked at your marbled pieces.  Wow! They look great.
 Every time I check out your website I see things I have never seen before like the new ? stamp - Looks like and is a bridge. Very inspiring.


Date: April 30, 2007
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Lorraine Douglas
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Comment: Yogi! Your site is brilliant...congratulations! Lorraine


Date: March 1 8, 2007
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Kirsten Horel
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Comment: Just awesome yogi, i love your energy and website book etc!!!!!!!!!! Kirsten


Date: March 18, 2007
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Melody Nayler Keller
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Comment: After looking at your website I feel extremely humble and rather un-artistic after seeing your amazing array of artist abilities. You are extremely talented.


Date: March 8, 2007
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Sandy Proulx
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Comment: I just checked out your studio - mine is a little smaller than yours but then I don't have quite as much stuff...:) - it's fabulous!!! I love all your storage and organizational ideas. Your waste ATCs are gorgeous and I love your watercolours.  You are very talented.  Thanks so much for sharing


Date: February 16, 2007
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Thea Paul
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Comment: This is so amazing! Your work is just wonderful. Thea

 


Date: February 16, 2007
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Kristy
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Comment: I wanted to say, I checked out your website and I just adore your work! Just beautiful!! Kristy


Date: January 12, 2007
Name: Jaen aka LadyNorth
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Comment: 

O Yogi! All those beautiful hand made books make me absolutely itch to do another (but you are PACkinnnnnnnng cries my inner voice). I have one carefully preserved Coptic stitch handbound book which is carefully packed away with my treasures and once settled on the Island I hope to go to classes and learn more!
 
Suzanne from QuietFire sent on your comments re: my Jounal Blog - thank you for enjoying the read! It certainly has kept me going in the wee smalls to finish 'just one more page' before I go to bed!
 
May your inkwell never go dry!
Blessings
Jaen aka LadyNorth

 


Date: January 8, 2007
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Nancy Dormer
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Comment:
I enjoyed your website. Lots of inspiration and I look forward to studying the information on how you store everything in a small space.
Nancy


Date: December 27, 2006
Name: Bonnie Lewis-Watts
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e-mail: bdlw@shaw.ca

Comment: Just browsed thru your website as there was a link from ByHand. You do lovely work and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you. Thanks, Bonnie


Date: December 8, 2006
Name: Lynda Rivé
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Comment:
I just visited your studio WOW!!! i AM IMPRESSED. I am telling the world about you now WOW!!!!


Date: October 15, 2006
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Monica aka BlackCats
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Comment: I want to have your talent the next time around. Your work inspires me to try new things.
 
 


Date: October 10, 2006
Name: Mieke Bronckers
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Comment: Your lettering journal, I LOVE it, I adore it!! Great work here. Well I never did any journaling but this is such aw
esome idea, with all these different techniques and these sentences, you really did a wonderful job and thanks so much for sharing. Thanks again, Mieke from The Netherlands
 


Date: September 23, 2006
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Deborah
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Comment: I was introduced to some of your work this week by a member of the Yahoo By Hand Artists group. She brought some swap samples to a meeting of our little local group of Altered Artists. There were some pieces with your Kersals and I fell in love! They were just stunning and I came home that night and started looking through your web site. You "dabble" in so many mediums and have created so much beautiful art. I wanted to let you know you have a fan in me and I think you are so incredibly talented!

Seeing your work has sparked my calligraphic juices all over again and I hope to get pen and ink out and play a lot more. Your new fan, Deborah from Kingston, Ontario
 


Date: September 21, 2006
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Gail Stevens
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Comment: I’ve been in your studio before but more to be boggled than necessarily to figure out what you were doing and how to imitate it.

But here’s the breakthrough as it were. When I sat beside you on the weekend I DID notice that a) as usual, I took up more than my half of the table – as usual because that always happens when I share a table with someone – I’ve got my stuff all over everywhere and b) whenever you offered me something and I used it, you took it back from wherever I put it down to put away in your stuff and then when I needed it again, you got it from where you’d put it back to and gave it to me again. The penny dropped, as it were, after I got home. It occurred to me that it’s a lot easier to put it somewhere and find it there again than it is to shuffle through what you’ve got to find it again. I’ll tell you though, it made me tired to think of all the THINKING that went into organizing that studio of yours when I looked at your pictures. I’ve got all that stuff (okay not quite that much) but I am in the process of trying to organize it and it’s a slow job with a lot of thinking to figure out what needs to go where and how to get it there. I definitely think you should turn into a consultant for organizing studios. Anyway, I just thought I’d tell you that you had an effect.

 

Date: August 6, 2006
Name: Leanne Harrison
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Comment: Thanks for letting me see all your beautiful artwork. It is wonderful.
 


Date: July 11, 2006
Name: Kirsten Horel
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Comment:
WOW! Gail Stevens told me about your studio and amazing storage. Have you ever seen hers?

I just looked at your website and explanations. You're amazing!


Date: May 21, 2006
Name: Margaret Hubbard
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Comment: Great, great ATC gallery. Thanks for sharing. Marg in Kingston


Date: May 8, 2006
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Pauline, San Antonio, Tx
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Comment: Feeling a bit under the weather today & having no energy to work in the studio, I finally took the time to revisit your web site and view much more of your work. Especially, taking in more of the beauty and creativity of your greeting cards. How prolific you are!  Have noted I still have more pages to visit.

On the "Balance" piece I thought there was a typo in the description,  then smiled when I realized it was a play on words by combining Sherri Kiesel and versal to create "kersal". Very cute.
May I "steal" this title? :-)


Date: March 6, 2006
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Juliana Pasko
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Comment: I found your website via Suzanne Cannon's. I love it. I am a paper addict and I love the pieces you did such as "Shades of White" with various papers. I also like your photography. Could you give some technical information about your photography? What camera did you use, what speed of film and length of exposure. Happy Creating


Date: November 10, 2005
Name: Shirley Campbell
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e-mail: campjs@telusplanet.net
Comment: Yogi, you are one BIG talent!


Date: June 12, 2005
Name: Tricia True
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e-mail: triciabtrue@adelphia.net
Comment: I’m sooooooo Impressed with your website and for sure the organized order you have in your home. BRAVO to you, you are quite a girl I’m so proud of you.


Date: June 11, 2005
Name: Lilianne Benjamin
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Comment: I just spent some time looking at the pictures of your work and storage area.You are a particle organizer and your room is very functional.  I like that.


Date: June 5, 2005
Name: Joelle
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e-mail: callijo@skynet.be
Comment: Je m'appelle Joëlle, j'habite en Belgique. Je viens de regarder votre travail de calligraphie, je trouve cela magnifique et pelin de créativité. Continuer !  c'est vraiment beau.
I am called Joelle, I live in Belgium. I have just looked at your work of penmanship, I find that splendid and pelin creativity. To continue! it is really beautiful


Date: May 21, 2005
Name: Donna in NH
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Comment: Just have to say that I've returned to the pictures of your work area for about the 20th time and always am astounded by the organization I see!  You certainly are packed to the gills but it's clear everything is right where it's needed. 


Date: May 17, 2005
Name: Caroline Golphin
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e-mail: cgolphin@hotmail.com
Comment: What a wonderful site you have and what beautiful work you do Yogi


Date: April 21, 2005
Name: Trudy Mason
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e-mail: trudyjm@telus.net
Comment: I was just browsing through your site and looking at the watercolor cards.  I am amazed at the quantity and quality of the work on you site.  It is great.


Date: February 4, 2005
Name: Michaela Le
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e-mail: vinnienq@yahoo.com
Comment: I was looking for some handmade Valentine cards and I was linked to your page. I enjoy your art work - very creative and original. Thank you


Date: December 30, 2004
Name: Deb Fuss
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e-mail: FUSSD@co.lancaster.pa.us
Comment: I received my lamp yesterday - it's beautiful! Thank you so much. I also love the bookmark - what a unique idea! I'll certainly check your website for "new" things!


Date: October 9,2003
Name: Susan Lea
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e-mail: PkCarna@aol.com
Comment: Beautiful work Yogi


Date: August 24,2003
Name: Gary Benjamin
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Comment: Its so nice to see your unique handiwork on display. I particularly like your hand made gift cards and bookmarks


Date: May 2003
Name: Patricia Walker
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e-mail: trishw@sympatico.ca
Comment:Hi Yogi! I was thinking of you and decided to see whats new on your website. Congratulations on your move! Always remember to cast your care on the One Who cares for you! P. xo


Date: April 2003
Name: Barbara Shulman
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Comment: About time that I signed in dont u think. Your pieces are great as usual. Perhaps when we finally make our house (wherever it may be and whenever) will order some of your special pieces. Love Barb


Date: March, 2003
Name: Marilyn
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Comment: Hi Yogi. Decided to visit your web site to see what is new. Thanks for the beautiful Valentines card. It is gorgeous as usual. Talk to you soon. XXX


Date: July 17, 2002
Name: Josy Grunwald
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Comment: Very nice web site, glad I am able to go and see all things you are doing.....


Date: January 2, 2002
Name: Susan Lea
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e-mail: PkCarna@aol.com
Comment: Absolutely a beautiful web. I emailed you a nice long letter & will try to update you on my life in the year "2"


Date: August 2001
Name: Tracey all the way from Bonnie Scotland
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e-mail: traceyjs74@yahoo.ca
Comment: Very interesting site you have here. I enjoyed looking at your work. I hope you don't mind me adding this bit: I am trying to find my dad who lives in Alberta and would be greatful of any help. there is more info in my website and thanx to anyone who goes


Date: May 8, 2001
Name: Caroline Golphin
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Comment: I just went and signed your guestbook. I haven't visited your site yet. I'll send you an e-mail later. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your website


Date: April 16, 2001
Name: Marilyn
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Comment: Yogi you have done a fantastic job of updating your web-site. It is like a new adventure every time you log on. Your creativity boggles my mind. Keep up the fantastic work. Love, mb


Date: April 11, 2001
Name: Aunt Harriet
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Comment: I think you've done an incredible job on your website. How much do the large overhead lamps sell for? and the candle reflectors.


Date: April 11, 2001
Name: Lita
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e-mail: mellita@sympatico.ca
Comment: My goodness - what talent! never knew! Keep up the excellent work! Love, Lita


Date: March 2001
Name: Louise
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Comment: You are extremely gifted!


Date: January 6, 2001
Name: Marilyn Basilieres
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e-mail: marilynb@progression.net

Comment: Just went through your web site. You have done a fantastic job! Hope everything goes super well for you. I will certainly tell everyone about your web site.
Love marilyn

Date: December 22, 2000
Name: Patricia Walker
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e-mail: pwalker2@cogeco.ca

Comment: Haven't finished exploring your site yet but am very impressed. Wanted to say Hello from Gale S and myself. More after I explore your links... P. xo


Date:December 21, 2000
Name: Karen Deibert
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e-mail: lastpostranch@telus.net

Comment: Wow, I just checked it OUT!!! How exciting ... I love the photographs ... and cards. The sunflower one was wonderful and the swan one was great too!
KD


Date: December 20, 2000
Name: Olivia Cleary
(optional) URL: http://www.geocities.com/smoothie738/
e-mail: light_up_your_life_candles@yahoo.com

Comment: This woman is incredibly artistic! Her stained glass is not only excellent quality, but breathtaking as well!! Be very confident that she will turn whatever it is you are looking for into life!! Yogi, good luck with your new online venture.


Date: December 20,2000
Name: Yogi
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Comment: Thought I'd be the first to sign my guestbook. I'm really happy with the look so far. still needs some work, but getting there.


 

 

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