Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Irish Debut

I received a letter today from Ireland that sent me to the moon and back. I am so thrilled/honored/screamingly happy. The Central Bank of Ireland (no, not a commercial bank, but the country's "Treasury" - think Bank of Canada or Federal Reserve in the U.S.) has invited me to submit a couple of pieces of art for their December show.
This means more to me than anyone can imagine. My late husband, John, was a rising star in the economic world when he was felled down at a very young age, many many years ago. He was an economist at the Central Bank of Ireland and much loved and respected. For my art to hang on the walls of this building all these years later is too emotional for me to describe.

Thank you!


  1. Bravo Colette...and John! Love you!!! xxxooo

  2. How wonderful, Colette! That's fantastic news! xoxox

  3. What an honour and how absolutely poignant and wonderful for you Colette! Yay! xoxo

  4. WHEEE! ! Christmas came early! And rightly so! You deserve it ! I have bee na fan of your art from the moment I saw your watercolours!

  5. Congrats!
    I know whatever you create will be Fabulous!
    Sandra Evertson

  6. This is beautiful Colette. I am so pleased for you. I know this has incredible meaning for you and that John is watching over you. With his heart filled with pride.

    Dotee xoxo

  7. OH COLETTE!! The angels are dancing overhead and I certain there is your love angel hugging you tightly!
    I am so very happy for you.

  8. Vickie2:01 p.m.

    De-lurking to say how wonderful, and how truly touching!

  9. Congratulations Colette~I am so happy for you~
    I believe an angel has blown a kiss you way today!
    John would be proud I'm sure~

  10. Oh Colette, I got a lump in my throat reading this post. What a magical moment it must have been to receive this. Wings are flapping in your honor darling friend!

  11. How wonderful Colette! What a special honor and it is well deserved. Love, Jamie

    ps-your envelopes are heading North:)

  12. I know how much this means to you..and to read it brings tears to my eyes~
    You are Blessed my friend!
    Love and Light~
    Tracy xxoo


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