Saturday, September 12, 2009


Hi, sweet friends! I'm so glad you're taking the time to read this post as it's vitally important. I don't know of any other group that is more supportive of those of us that are living through the hardest times of our life. Artist bloggers are such giving and caring people.
So, I'm glad to see that you're running to this post *the flamingos - running - get it?* to help one of ours who is in need of our support!
Tina Wright, child of God, wife, mother, grandmommy, artist, co-creator of the Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat, Texan and friend, has this week, been diagnosed with colon cancer.
I don't know how much information the family wants made public so will simply say that Tina needs us! She is in a place where an outpouring of love from her blogger friends, retreat friends, students and fellow artists will help lift her spirits and boost her strength!(If you don't know Tina, but still want to help with Team Tina, you are more than welcome to join in! You are so appreciated!)

Tina is caring, giving, always patient and kind, loves her family and friends and simply adores her grandkids! She is an incredible artist, specializes in soldering and soldered jewelry. She's a wonder, that's for sure, I am so blessed to call her a dear friend.

I would like for all of us to make a piece of art, a tag, and I will put all of it together for her.

I want to make her a "tag gate" and I need YOU to do it!
A tag gate is an old metal gate, or facsimile, that I will fill with tags that have been made for her using decorated clothes pins and/or ribbons to attach them - this is something that she can prop on a dresser, hang on her wall, etc. It will be approximately 2 feet square or 2' x 3', so we need lots of tags to fill it!!

If you want to be a part of the Team Tina project, make a tag, any size, any design, with your name and email address on the back and send it to me NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 2ND.

Jan Thomason
Team Tina
5720 Hwy. 27
Center Point, Texas 78010

Thanks for your support and your willingness to bring joy into the life of Tina, one amazing woman!

And, if you're a believer, and if you are, then this part is going to be the "duh" part of the post, would you please pray for Tina and Will, for their family, Tina's medical team and her friends. Get her on your church's prayer list, get her name to your friends and church members that are prayer warriors. Thank you!!

Thanks everyone! I'll post all of the tags here after the 2nd and also show you the finished project. You're a blessing and so appreciated!



common ground said...

I'm not very arty, but she and her family surely are in my prayers. This is a wonderful show of support!

LiLi M. said...

Great idea, I'll send you a tag asap. I read this at Cindy's blog (a yapping cat studio) yesterday of course I was shocked! I don't really know Tina, but I lurk at her blog. I'll email you, hugs LiLi

cindy said...

Thanks JT for doing this! I don't know if I can get something done, but I will certainly try. I'll be talking to ya later,

Diva Kreszl said...

Just wanted you to know that Tina is in my prayers! When you say tag, what dimensions are you talking about??? I'm new to this but have been a follower of yours and Tina's and would like to help if I can.

Anonymous said...

Jan, I will definately send a tag...sounds like a great idea. Tina and I became friends years ago, and at one time were very close. That has slipped away unfortunately, but I am heartsick for her, and will definately be lifting her in my prayers. Tina is a tough, strong chick, very brave, and I know with God's help, she will make it through this.
hugs, Kath

Sea Dream Studio said...

Jan~ What a grand idea! We need to do all we can to lift sweet Tee's spirits!!!
I am going to make her something special!

kecia said...

oh, i just hate to hear such news - so upsetting... of course, i'd love to help - i'll get started ASAP,


mendytexas said...

I will send a tag...and I think there are some other artsy things going on for her, so I'll keep you posted. HUGS for Tina! :)mendy

Paula Clare said...

Hi jan!
OH MY GOODNESS! Our dear cowgirl TINA! I am mortified...count me IN! I will mobilize the power of my Franciscan order (400+ worldwide) to pray for her as well as put her and her fam on our prayer chain at church. We have seen God heal of this very thing just this year, so I KNOW He's still in the healing biz!

I'll make at least one...maybe 2 or 3 tags. I'll get them in your hot little hands asap!

Hugs to you for being such a good and caring soul!

terri said...

Good plan Jan. I'll start workin on my tag ASAP.

Linda B said...

Hi Jan! I just finished leaving a message for Tina and now I see your great project. I'll be sending out my tag tomorrow:D Prayers are being said and will continue!

jeanne said...

Dear Jan, I am so sad to hear of your friend's report of cancer. I will attempt to make a tag tomorrow. I am not creative but I will try to come up with something. Your post just touched my heart.

It is a given that prayers will be constant for her. Tina will be bathed in prayer if I know our blogging friends.

Blessings to you Jan for caring so much, to take on a project to cheer her up.

Hugs nxoxo, Jeanne

Marilyn said...

Jan, this is a lovely project--I will gladly create a tag for Tina and mail it to you within the week. Thanks for an arty way to send our caring thoughts and prayers!

The Vintage Vignette said...

I was working on a project just last night for myself but you can count on me to turn that project into a tag and send it your way with love and hugs for Tina. :)

Nancy Maxwell James said...

count me in...I am a firm believer in prayer and positive thinking (helped my Dad live for ten years with leukemia)....sending prayers and would love to put the word out on my own blog...if that is ok???

Anonymous said...

Hi Jan!

My thoughts and prayers are with Tina! And a tag is on it's way.

Amy :)

Lynn Richards said...

yeah, baby! will do.(both)

Kathy said...

I will do this also, so glad I heard about it, thanks Nancy!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

got your link from Nancy James Maxwell, I do not know Tina ... but since art sisters stick together ...
I would be honored to create a tag for Tina, that is such a lovely idea,
prayers are already winging their way
~*~ Patty

Robin said...

I will be sending tags your way for Tina and my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

So sad to hear about this. I don't know Tina, but I have heard of some of her work. I will certainly pray for her and her husband and I will be sending a tag your way! May God grant her healing and strength!

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

So sad to hear about this. I don't know Tina, but I have heard of some of her work. I will certainly pray for her and her husband and I will be sending a tag your way! May God grant her healing and strength!

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

So sad to hear about this. I don't know Tina, but I have heard of some of her work. I will certainly pray for her and her husband and I will be sending a tag your way! May God grant her healing and strength!

jeanne said...

Hi Jan, I am back to tell you I am going out of town for a week but my tag will meet the deadline. I am visiting my cousin who is the most creative person I know. She is going to help me make the tag.

My prayers are constant for Tina
Hugs, Jeanne

Melissa G. said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend Tina! I think that is a really neat thing you are doing for her.

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The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Jan, I'm so very sorry to hear about Tina...what a great idea to give her tags showing our love, support and encouragement! Jann of A Vintage Heart contacted me and I've posted about the tag gate too...I'll get busy with my tag and get it to you!!! We have to lift each other up...xxoo, Dawn

The White Bench said...

just to let you know I posted about this, and will send my tag to you.

Stephanie said...

I will be praying for Tina and her family.

Rustic Tarts said...

What a lovely thought - is there time for me to send one too? I live in Australia but could have it in the post tomorrow.


Bettyann said...

Hope it is not too late to send a is coming in the mail tomorrow from Canada...

Lydia said...

My prayers are with her and her family and friends. Amen.

Mija said...

Sending prayers for Tina and her family. I'm sure your sweet friendship will bring her much hope and deep comfort.


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