Look what I received in the mail from my blogging friend Leslie. She painted this and did a post about it which you can see here: https://swo8.wordpress.com/2021/03/10/the-go-go-boys-by-l-martel/
Leslie, like so many of you bloggers, is multi-talented. She is a Canadian musician, artist, writer and so much more.
You may remember the photos of my twin grandsons that I posted awhile ago.
Leslie saw them and felt called to paint the twins because they reminded her of her sons at this stage, who were close in age and used to crawl into each others cribs. Here is a post about Leslie:
The reason I love blogging is very simple.
I love blogging because of my blogging friends.
I love being part of a community of talented, creative and genuinely kind people.
A creative community of all of you!
Thank you Leslie for your kindness. You have touched the heart of my entire family. Your portraits have pride of place on my wall, and will surely be passed down through the generations, like the precious heirlooms they are.
And thank you bloggers. You brighten my day, everyday.
Cheers to you from The Holler~
150 thoughts on “Bloggers Rock~”
These pieces of art are WONDERFUL!
Leslie is very talented. It’s a wonderful thing how she was moved by the pic of your twin grandsons.
I’m going to visit her now! Cheers to the Holler, from Toronto, Canada! ❦❦❦
I was deeply touched by Leslie’s kindness, as I was by yours Resa. Bloggers really do rock! დ
Agree with every word! Your grandsons brighten every day they appear! And bloggers made the past year much more bearable! Today we enjoyed lunch with friends we have not seen in a whole year! What a treat!
We are part of an unexpectedly wonderful community my friend. Hooray for the lunch with friends! We escaped to the desert for the weekend, the first trip away in a year. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers Peter დ
This is exactly why I love blogging. The community is awesome!
Yes! It adds a wonderfully positive dimension to our lives that I am most grateful for დ
gorgeous! yes, bloggers rock, the best people one could ever know, including you <3
And you Linda. We are a most unexpected and wonderful community დ
Thank you so much for your kind words, Cindy, I’m glad my paintings have found their home with you.
They are treasured as the works of love and kindness that they are. დ
You should see the boys reaction to the framed and displayed paintings. They recognize themselves and each other and gaze at them regularly!
Oh Cindy that is priceless to hear. Thank you for passing that on.
The paintings are beautiful დდ
I love getting a glimpse into your world. I see things I wouldn’t see otherwise. So thank you for that. She is a lovely painter.
What a lovely comment. Thank you and cheers to you დ
The paintings are extra ordinary. ❤️❤️
Aren’t they wonderful! She captured the essence of the twins დ
That’s true. 💯 👍
Beautiful! What a lovely gift. She is very talented. 🙂 And yes, I find the blogging community that I found here to be pretty wonderful.
Yes! Leslie is wonderful as is our community დ
That is cool!
Leslie is a very cool person დ
It feels awesome and deeply affecting დ
This is such an incredible and inspiring act of kindness….just lovely in every way ❤️☮️⭐️
Yes. This is exactly how it feels. Extremely special kind thoughtfulness დ
What a wonderful gift. Our blogging community is such a gift in so many ways, and I love that you hold that up to us regularly.
I so agree with you, and thank you. We are part of a life enhancing community. დ
How wonderful and how sweet that your friend painted those! Yes, bloggers rock and I am very grateful for this community, Cindy!
Amen Terri. It is a joy to be part of დ
So wonderful! I agree, our blogging community is awesome! <3
It is a privilege and joy to be a part of დ
amazing! bloggers are the best!
Bloggers rock and so do you! დ
How incredibly sweet!
Our entire family is deeply touched დ
I am touched, knowing there are such generous and thoughtful people out there. 💖 Talented too!
Yes. I feel exactly the same. Kindness rises დდ
And thank you for your beautiful photos and words. I always look forward to them.
Awwww, makes me happy I blog. Thank you Barbara დ
This is a unique community, Great gift Leslie.
It is a uniquely positive human collective. I feel grateful to be part of it. დ
Not only is Leslie very talented but she’s very kind and thoughtful.
Yes. It is the triple impact of these aspects of herself, that creates such an indelible impact on me, and thankfully, on you. I have the paintings matted and framed now. They are so special დ
Lots of love flying back to you დ
How wonderful and what a lovely gift.
Yes. Bloggers, like you Gigi, are a wonderful gift in my life https://swo8.wordpress.com/2021/03/10/the-go-go-boys-by-l-martel/
We belong to an amazing blogging community. I am thrilled for you.
We do, composed of incredible people like you Rebecca! დდ
I love it when the virtual world and the real world come together. Fantastic!
What a beautiful perspective Jim. I love this too დ
How wonderful. The boys are beautifully captured, what talent by Leslie. It is such an honour to receive something like that, yes you are right bloggers rock!
I so agree with you Talent shared, is talent squared. Leslie’s generously shared talent and kindness is having a widely rippling effect დ
The community is genuinely fabulous to be a part of დ
The paintings are simply awesome. Thanks for introducing me to Leslie’s blog. I shall check it out soon. Have a lovely week, my friend 🤗🌈💕
I wish I waited until they were framed and matted. They look so stunning. And the boys see them when they first come in the house which is so lovely დ
A delightful post. I reciprocate your sentiments
Thank you Derrick. We are all lifted by the presence of each other დ
Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
Paintings done for Cindy Knoke by a blogger friend.
Bloggers, like you Patricia, makes this world a more beautiful place დ
Bloggers rock indeed! What a great surprise.
Yes indeed! Long may we rock on დ
What a throughtful, heartwarming gift! Thank you for sharing it with us, Cindy.
I hope Leslie sees the impact of her kindness and generosity in your kind comments Liz დ
People who do kind (and beautiful) things for others…fill my heart.
Yes, they create ripples that circle the seas დ
I Agree! Bloggers rock! I never dreamed what a wonderful community of friends I would make blogging. Leslie’s paintings are wonderful!
I agree entirely with your sentiments. We are a wonderfully unexpected community დ
Great reasons and I completely agree with them. I also like pictures of another pictures (even these are paintings). Very nice and cute!
Thank you my friend and I am so pleased you enjoyed them დ
Wow! Now that is talent…and the twins are adorable too
You should see them matted and framed. They are beautiful. დ
How wonderful Cindy! Yes, bloggers rock, especially Leslie with her precious rock painting gifts. Your grandsons are adorable. I’m surprised you don’t fill up the blog with photos of them! 🙂
Bloggers like you Brad, and Leslie, add joy to my days. I am super careful to make sure the twins have a very private life. They can pick and choose what they want to share when they are older. დდ
Thank you Cindy. I’m grateful to know you and think that is a wise approach with your grandsons.
Stay safe and well Brad დ
Great paintings. 🙂
They are wonderful and full of meaning for my family დ
The universe needs more Leslies – what wonderful paintings of your twins! Kindness begets kindness, Cindy. You constantly brighten our lives with your colorful photos and cheerful narratives. Thanks so much for sharing these – I know these little boys are a joy.
Amen! The universe needs more Leslies….. and Sheilas! დ
Thank you, Cindy…hugs
What adorable children. Such a lovely thing to do. I too, love the community of bloggers. We do Rock! 🙂
We do!! Rock on all of us დ
It is going to be awesome memorabilia for your family. How nice of this artist to make so generous gift. That is a treasure!
It is treasured by our entire family and the kindness has a ripple effect დ
Thank you Cindy for posting these gorgeous shots of the kids. 🙂
You are a lovely friend, my friend დ
Beep Beep … all kids a go and so cute!
I agree with you Cindy; Blogging is such a gift!! 💖💖💖
Grateful to be part of all you დდ
Really neat, Cindy. The paintings are treasures. –Curt
They are truly special დ
A very touching gift from a friend.❤
The kindness has made a big impact on our family დ
echt niedlich, liebe Cindy, bin gerade vom Impfen zurück, ich lasse herzliche Grüße hier von mir zu dir, Klaus
Danke Klaus. Ich bin so froh, dass du die Impfung bekommen hast! Ich habe es auch bekommen und es ist eine Erleichterung. Bleib sicher und gut, mein Freund დ
I agree with you 100%. That’s why I keep my blog. I don’t write as much as before but I love stopping by for visits with all the wonderful people here. That was so sweet of your virtual friend to paint the boys for you. You are twice blessed in so many ways. Hugs.
Bloggers, like you Marlene, make the world a happier place დ
Very cute models. And great art. 🙏🏻
Thank you. Leslie is a very talented painter დ
So cool! The twins are gorgeous and the paintings lovely. What a gift.
Our family is very moved by Leslie’s talent, generosity and kindness დდ
You have a good blog. I encourage you
I appreciated that very much. Thank you! დ
Welcome dear Cindy 🌹
I just found a book about painting and decorating rocks at a Little Free Library.
I’ve got some paints, though I’m not sure they are the correct ones.
I’ve been lucky to find a few treasures. One was a kind of lop sided die!
I’ve found some in different states that I visited too.
I’ve made and left a few around that I decorated with just a marker… I’ll try and send you some 😀
Awww, how fun to do and very thoughtful of you! Thank you Jules & cheers to you my friend დ
How lucky to have such twins! The last I remember you had a wedding…. 😉
Time flies!! My one grand is in double digits already!
You remember the wedding! How awesome is that. Hugs to you Jules დ
I think I sent you a poem for the Lovely Couple…
Give me a few… I’ve go something for you for the couple for your grands…
OK check your email… (((HUGS))) for all.
Ha! Excellent paintings well done. Bloggers Rock? Monument Valley? 😉
Up there with the best and the brightest for sure……. დდ
What a thoughtful gift, Leslie is very talented!
Yes, talented and thoughtful indeed! დ
Yes. I was sincerely touched by the kindness დ
How lovely. Your grandsons are adorable!
Much appreciated & thank you very much! დ
How amazing! Not only a beautiful talent, but so generous with her time. Uplifting post 🌼💕🙌
Yes. When people are beautiful, inside and out, they inspire such hope and comfort. Such people are precious to all of us დ
So adorable, Cindy! Your friend is truly gifted with eliciting and capturing love! ♥️
She is! I am impressed you feel and see this Felipe დ
Too nice to miss; your friend has a special talent 😊
She does დდ
How lovely, this is why blogging rocks! x
Oh, how lively and special!! We ha e several sets of twins in our family, such a dear, amazing gift!
They definitely run in families and they are so amazing. Happy you have experienced this & thank you დ
Exactly. <3 to you!
I was just now reading some more of your posts. You are remarkable Lara დ
Ah thank you!!!! XOXOX to you!
Wonderful art work and so special with your grandsons. I love the colours and artwork certainly does rock!
so beautiful. i always admired talented artists and this is certainly top class. thanks for sharing these lovely pictures with us Cindy.
Awww….. thank you so much more for your very kind thoughts Sophia & cheers to you! დ