In Amore Veritas

How many ways are there to say Thank you?

© Resa McConaghy
© Resa McConaghy


Inspired by WordPress friends, I made a pencil sketch to do so.

Thank you dearest Robyn from THROUGH THE HEALING LENS for being my muse/model for this pretty sketch that is my Thank You card. Robyn’s graciousness is just a small part of why she is so inspiring to all of us who follow her.

UnknownYes I know I sure took my time (months for some) getting around to thanking everyone, but I still want to show my appreciation.

Yes, I know I don’t post my Awards on my sidebar. wordpress-family-award-1

I’ve been trying to keep it as clean as  possibles  so “Art Gowns” for Charity can be noticed and hopefully do some good.

For nominating me for Blog Awards (& other things) I thank:

Alexandra at Worldly Winds -Blog of the Year (and a coffee party invite I didn’t get to.) She has a book of poetry recently released, “Tipping Sheep (the right way)

Carolyn at ABC of Spirit Talk – Blog of the Year (and for a coffee party invite, and many other WP social events I have not had time to attend) and ReBlogging Ballroom Lux..

Eunice at Nuts For Treasure – Blog of the Year and more recently, Word Press Familyimages and her Reblog of THE HOT FLASH – Crimson Fox.

Lori  at Poetry Patio – Liebster Award – I’d also like to Congratulate Lori for her poem in the current issue of “Four and Twenty” short form poetry Volume 6 Issue 4, and for her ongoing success with “Barn Door” where you can see some very beautiful pics she’s taken of Roses.

Kitty  at Dear Kitty – Liebster Award & Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Hodan – Very Inspiring Blogger Awardvery-inspirational-blogger

Stefan  at  Maxima – Reality Award

Imelda at Wine, Women and Wordplay for ReBlogs, “Art Gown” Tweets and “Rules Are For Breaking”

Boomie for all the “Art Gown” ReTweets and a beautiful New Years Shout Out!realityblogaward

To Everyone who has ever “Liked” or “Commented” or “Followed” THANK YOU!


Artist: John Kuna
Artist: John Kuna

A very extra extra special “Thank You”To the most beautiful niece in the whole entire world, Sherrie at Pain in the Peg

Thank you for all the ReBlogs, not to mention you are one of my very few best friends and the most awesome Driver/Partner in Crime (especially for Muralling)

Look Sherrie! N took me for a ride yesterday and we found this Mural.

It makes me think of you, darling.


Sketching Robyn for my Thank You card was a lot of fun. In the end I used a simple scan of the pencil sketch, but not until I tried other things.

As every experiment was an attempt at a card for all of you, I thought you might enjoy the creations.

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49 Responses to “In Amore Veritas”

  1. Sherrie April 29, 2013 at 7:26 pm Edit #

    *sniff* I love you!!

  2. billgncs April 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm Edit #

    congrats! we are seeing you have many talents!

    • Resa McConaghy April 29, 2013 at 9:49 pm Edit #

      Thanks, Bill! Sending luv your way – Resa :-)

      • billgncs April 29, 2013 at 10:21 pm Edit #

        back at ya! like your picture

      • Resa McConaghy April 29, 2013 at 10:24 pm Edit #

        I caught that back at me! Thanks for liking my pic! :-)

      • billgncs April 29, 2013 at 10:28 pm Edit #

        you’ll have to do a dress just for you :)

  3. wendy@chezchloe April 29, 2013 at 11:18 pm Edit #

    Of course you are an amazing sketch artist too! And kudos for getting your thanks out. My heartfelt thank you’s remain in my heart, not on virtual paper… head currently hangs in shame. xx wt

    • Resa McConaghy April 30, 2013 at 11:08 pm Edit #

      Thanks Wendy! I only ever learned to sketch at Fashion College.. but hey!
      No shame for you about Thank yous. You are amazing, and Chez Chloe is a happening thing, I can hardly wait to see more.
      Also, I’m thinking my next 6 “Art Gowns” will go beyond fabric… and I’m examining ideas here. xoxo – Resa

  4. catnipoflife April 29, 2013 at 11:30 pm Edit #

    What a great post, Resa…LOVE the sketches! Hope all is well with you and have a GREAT week :-) Any news about Eric?

    • Resa McConaghy April 30, 2013 at 11:12 am Edit #

      Thanks Sharla! So glad you like the sketch. :-) You have a great week, too! Unfortunately, I have not heard anything from Eric, but as always, I hope he is doing well.

  5. angelswhisper2011 April 30, 2013 at 3:43 am Edit #

    Congratulations on all your deserved Awards :)

  6. ledrakenoir April 30, 2013 at 7:28 am Edit #

    Ecellent done, amazing sketch … :-)

    Take care your sweet private driver not catch the cold… “lol”

    • Resa McConaghy April 30, 2013 at 11:01 am Edit #

      Thank you Le Drake! :-) Yes, “LOL” I’ll take care of Sherrie!!

  7. Worldly Winds April 30, 2013 at 8:48 am Edit #

    Aw shucks – thank you :)
    Always a pleasure to see your comments and have a quick chat :)

    • Resa McConaghy April 30, 2013 at 11:00 am Edit #

      Thank you, too! Always nice to see you here, and to visit your place. :-) Is your book on Kindle, yet? xxx

      • Worldly Winds April 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm Edit #

        Not yet – It is on my ‘to do’ list for this week some time! Work has taken over my life, along with decorating my bedroom – I never do things by halves!!! :)

      • Resa McConaghy April 30, 2013 at 4:39 pm Edit #

        Wish I was redecorating my bedroom. That’s on my to do list! Have fun! :-)

      • Worldly Winds May 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm Edit #

        Finally finished – so now it’s on my done list!! :)

  8. Robyn Lee April 30, 2013 at 11:47 am Edit #

    Oh Resa – first congratulations to you my beautiful dear friend. You are so deserving of these wonderful awards…your blog always feels welcoming and magical… your talent and creative genius sparkles! As for this animated version of me you have sketched for your thank-you card, I am honored, and in awe. I just cannot believe you only know me here in our blogland, and could create a caricature that reflects a certain side of me… a really happy side, that is eager to emerge, and revel in the joys of this life. Thank you my Love! ~ Robyn

    • Robyn Lee April 30, 2013 at 11:49 am Edit #

      And YES! there is always truth in LOVE x :)

    • Resa McConaghy April 30, 2013 at 10:28 pm Edit #

      Dear Robyn,
      Thank you so much. It was so easy to personify you… it just happened. Whatever I have captured of you is vivacious and gorgeous and I have to say…I just see you this way.
      Thank you for being my model/muse. Love Resa xoxo
      PS. Your new Gravatar is stunning!! You are amazing! – hugs

      • Robyn Lee May 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm Edit #

        Thank you so much Resa ~ you spoil me tons! First a Goddess gown
        and now a vibrant bubbly caricature! :)

        I have no idea what I would do, but are you ok with me using one or a few of the sketches in a post (with credit back to here of course)? Will have to think on it a bit ~ but might be fun! Let me know beautiful friend… and so much Amore to you this day ~ x Robyn

      • Resa McConaghy May 1, 2013 at 4:24 pm Edit #

        Dearest Robyn,
        That you are even thinking of doing something fills me with joy and honor.
        Please use any pic you want, and feel free to treat/create with any pic in any way you want.

        I have just realized I have not been getting my email notifications of new posts. For some reason, everything is turned OFF. How do these things happen?
        Well, I’m headed over to see what I may have missed on your Blog!
        Take care & much love – Resa

  9. John Phillips April 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm Edit #

    Hi Resa. You dropped off my email list somehow. I was wondering why you hadn’t been posting and now I know why. I’ll be a better follower now lol. And congrats on the mitt full of awards

    • Resa McConaghy May 1, 2013 at 9:28 am Edit #

      Thanks John! It seems my email notifications have all slipped away in the last week! WP is pretty great, but odd things do happen time to time. – Resa

  10. Sherrie April 30, 2013 at 11:23 pm Edit #

    Reblogged this on Pain in the Peg.

  11. Imelda Evans May 1, 2013 at 6:06 am Edit #

    Oh, how lovely, Resa! I can’t draw (no really, I can’t) so I can’t return this form of thanks, but I would like to thank you too. You are such a joy and a wholesome (I mean that in the most lovely way) presence on the interwebs. You are a breath of fresh air and your talent and generosity move me more than I can express adequately in a comment! I will find a way, though, just wait and see…

    • Resa McConaghy May 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm Edit #

      Oh Imelda.. I barely know what I’m doing, but I love being creative and sharing comes easy. How’s the next book coming along????? xoxo – Resa

  12. carolynpageabc May 1, 2013 at 8:14 am Edit #

    Well, dear Resa… Like everything you do, you have captured creativity by its wings and flown it into your blog once again.! You are wonderfully talented… I love your images of Robyn; just lovely…! :)
    xoxoxo :)

    • Resa McConaghy May 1, 2013 at 12:32 pm Edit #

      What a beautiful thing to say Carolyn.xoxo Thank you! You have a gorgeous way with words. :-) I’m so glad we have met out here! :-) xoxo

  13. marcelo leonard May 1, 2013 at 11:16 am Edit #

    Your beautiful drawing contains one of the possible answers to the question: Smiling.
    Be happy!

    • Resa McConaghy May 1, 2013 at 12:22 pm Edit #

      Marcelo! How nice to see you! Thank you for saying my sketch is beautiful. Smiling and being happy is a great state of being!
      Marcello. I have started a Pinterest Account. I would like to have a board for photographs. Would you mind if I try to pin a couple of your photos there? Full credits and link, of course. If you don’t want that, I am fully okay and happy and will always adore your work.
      Anyway, I hope you are having a wonderful day and times. _ Resa xo

      • marcelo leonard May 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm Edit #

        Thanks Resa I’m flattered and honoured for your interest in my work.
        Of course you can “pin” any of my pictures to your Pinterest account.
        Please, email me the link to your account.
        All the best!

  14. Lori Lipsky May 6, 2013 at 11:29 am Edit #

    Resa, Your way of mixing creativity with exuberance is a beautiful thing. Congratulations on your awards, dear one. I’m thrilled to appear on your list.

    I love your thank you card creation inspired by the ever-lovely Robyn Lee. ~Lori xoxo

    • Resa McConaghy May 6, 2013 at 11:56 am Edit #

      Thank you Lori! Of the real rewards/awards is reading your lovely poetry!

  15. nutsfortreasure May 9, 2013 at 8:31 am Edit #

    Smile and Keep Creating! You are welcome and so deserving! xo

  16. Stan Shillingburg May 9, 2013 at 11:34 pm Edit #

    You are an incredibly talent source of amazing energy Resa! Not sure how I missed this post, but I have sure missed you two! Hope you are well and keeping that flow of creative energy peaked out!

    • Resa McConaghy May 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm Edit #

      ‘LOL” Stan, you are so incredibly busy with all the gorgeous photography you’ve been doing, I’m surprised you found this post ay all! I’m happy you’re here!- Love Resa xo

  17. Marianne May 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm Edit #

    Congratulations on all your Awards, Resa – thoroughly well deserved! :)

  18. Francina May 17, 2013 at 3:03 am Edit #

    congratulations, Resa, and all so well deserved.! I love your sketch! Thank you! It’s always a pleasure to visit your blog, and I love your dress designs.
    groetjes, Francina

    • Resa McConaghy May 17, 2013 at 2:17 pm Edit #

      Thanks for coming by! The sketch was fun to do. The dress designs have come about recently, and seem to be taking on a life of their own. I have taken out the domain and although it is on-line I haven’t made an announcement, yet. I will probably do so with the next gown design. Cheers! – Resa

  19. Maxima May 23, 2013 at 10:34 am Edit #

    I nominated you for a Most influential blogger My sincerest congratulations to you ,Have nice day

  20. Resa McConaghy May 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm Edit #

    Dear Robyn,
    You are a bubble of Love and beauty that surrounds me! I’m so fortunate to have met you. It’s not a wonder you are such a fabulous Muse. Resa xoxo


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