Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Note by Melissa

The following note was original posted by Artner Melissa on our Tagged Journal in conjunction with  Tagged ArtLover Group's 2nd anniversary. I am also taking this opportunity to give my special thank to her, because without her this artist community would have not reach this far because of her passionate support and co-administration. Also not to be discounted are the support of ArtLover's all across the globe that keep our pages and sites alive. 
   Here are series of journal entries from my co-administrator Melissa:

Tagged ArtLover's Thanks Giving part 1 
15 hours ago
While our friends in the US celebrated Thanksgiving last week, Fher and I have been planning ours for this day, 29th of November 2011. This 'date' marks not only Tagged ArtLovers' Second Anniversary ~ the birth of our group page, but also the beginning of a deep and creative relationship among artists all over the world.

I browsed our past journals and realized how much we have grown as a family. We started out with our Tagged friends ~ the 'best artists' we know: 

 Linda Flagg (USA),Theo Coenen (Belgium), Kevin Hayden (Ireland), Maurice Dolezal (Belgium), Leigh-Ann a.k.a Silent Serenity, Sheila Kline (USA), Lawrence Tyler (Ohio), Seb Chua (Philippines), Babis Kiliaris (Greece)

Thanks Giving part 2: Widening Tagged ArtLovers Vision 
14 hours ago

We shared our artworks on the page and discussed how we could go about as a group with a vision and a mission. Again, as I wrote earlier, OUR vision is in line with the Pope's invitation in 2009 for artists to speak to the human soul... more than an exhibit show, we encourage friendship among the members. 

Fher presented CURES (Create Unite Respond Enlighten Share) as our official Vision Mission (statement is posted in our profile page)

As such, the group was not structured to sell artworks but to promote and share the members' unique skills and talents not only in drawing and painting but also in the different fields of art: dance, photography, poetry, sculpture, music, etc.

From Tagged to Facebook: Thanks Giving part 3 
13 hours ago

I was a witness as to how Fher innovated and renovated our page from the boxes, to artists' interviews to slideshows to finally reaching out to people through another social networking site ~ Facebook.

From a hundred, the group rose to two hundred or so members. I never saw it coming because most artist friends decided to become independent and solo to enhance their crafts. We left our doors open to all those who were willing to share themselves and devote time to art and friendship.

Thanks Giving part 4 
13 hours ago
I create this space to thank Fher, my Artner and friend for two years. I have learned a lot from him not only in painting but also in human relationships. I thank God for our contrasting views at times ~ he was the extrovert administrator who promoted our  page and related with artists and friends while I mellowed a bit in browsing art works and keeping a huge number of followers.

He was also the one who introduced me to the blogging world ~ my infinite gratitude ARTner.

We thank Ms. Linda Flagg, for her continuous spiritual support and contribution to our page as well as ALL our artists who gave themselves generously and shared their works to us.

Thanks Giving part 5 
13 hours ago
To our friends and fans who kept our page alive with their comments, tags, luvs, winks and messages esp. to Linda, Raven Myth, Gabriela, Mary R Poet, Isabela ~ Thank you !

and to all those whose names were not those who worked quietly behind the scenes ~ liking comments and visiting our fan page, Facebook profile and blogpage ~ Thank you !

Thanks Giving: A Challenge to Become Fruitful editdelete
13 hours ago

I had one last look at our past journal and thanked God that as Artists and carriers of life, we have become fruitful :)  



wishes from Fher, Melissa and Linda (29 November 2011)

To read more journal entry from our member go to our tagged page at

wishes from Fher, Melissa and Linda (29 November 2011)

Thank you so much ArtLover!
Your daily visit on this page is enough to keep us going. Without those comment and post of course would have dissolved this community a long time ago. Even those silent gestures of Liking our artworks, was enough to inspire creative juices. So, keep those reactions coming...and our artisan and friends will fill your daily cyber life with beauty of creations. -- Fher


melissa said...

Dear Fher... You know what I admire most about you is you keep on going ~ whether there are people who come and visit us or not, you just move on and keep on being faithful as an artist. You are never worried whether we'd be having a hundred followers or just a handful of them...

Look at how much the tree has grown in just two years. I really never envisioned us being here in a blog or in Facebook :)

I'm very glad to be a part of this celebration. Now, cut the chicken, we're famished LOL :D

FherYmas said...

Thanks Melissa,
Nothing comes to waste. All effort are rewarded....
Thank you so much Artner for being there all the time. :)