Hello Friend!

My husband and I had to travel to Detroit, Michigan recently.

I messaged my blogging friend, Patty Anne who I knew lived in the area for suggestions on good restaurants.

Not only did Patty Anne have some great food ideas, she rearranged her schedule so we could meet in person! I was thrilled!!

Hello friend!!

We met for dinner and each of us brought an art journal or two to share. We had a blast! I so LOVE Patty Anne’s art!! Seeing her creativity in person was an extra special treat!

And speaking of treats, she made me this sweet little birdy in watercolor:

She even tied it with a bow and added a couple of her special flowers!

I am so touched by her kindness.

We were having so much fun that we forgot to take a photo of us together which just means we have to get together again!

I have been practicing art in “Patty Anne’s style” so I can make her a little gift.

Thanks Patty Anne for such an enjoyable evening. Your friendship across the miles was the highlight of my trip!

Cheers to Blogging Friendships! πŸ™‚

PS. I do hope you check out Patty Anne’s art if you aren’t familiar with it! She paints with JOY!

29 responses to “Hello Friend!

  1. Wow! Sharing via the internet is fun, but as you highlight, there’s nothing like person-to-person direct interaction. I love the paintings, both yours and Patty Anne’s. They both are so bright and cheery.

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  2. HOW FUNNNN that you two talented sweet ladies got to meet up!!! ❀ ❀

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  3. I love her style of painting and her little birdy! What a treat to meet a fellow blogger! I hope you do get a chance to meet up again.

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  4. hootiebirdsartjournal

    Love your flowers Jill, and Patty Ann’s birdy is sweet! I would like to see more!

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  5. Hello friend!! πŸ’šπŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸ’š
    Oh what a lovely post, Jill!!
    I love your beautiful painting! 😍 It was really awesome to be able to meet in person and share a wonderful evening together. Thank you, my friend!! πŸ’šπŸŒΈπŸ˜Š

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  6. That is great that you got to meet in person! Love the art!!!

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  7. What a treat! in all ways. (K)

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  8. Lovely in all ways!

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  9. Oh how much fun Jill! So sweet to give each other art! I love Patty Anne’s style, her delicate drawings and paintings look so effortless! I love the sketch/painting you did in “her” style!!

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  10. How exciting to meet each other! I am a fan of both of you and your art and can imagine how much fun you had together. What a sweet gift too! I cherish my blogging friendships as well! πŸ’–

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  11. Lovely story, and the paintings you’ve both done are lovely too!

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  12. That’s awesome πŸ’–


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