It wasn't several hours after my last post about Frank that Ted and I received this e-mail from Suzanne. How touching!
"THANK YOU!! It was such a pleasure to meet you and to work with both of you. I could have spent ALL afternoon talking to you and learning about all the details of Frank’s creation ( I’m fascinated by your talent) but I hated to delay you getting up in the mountains to go camping. I hope you enjoyed yourself and didn’t get rained on too much. I Greatly appreciated you making the trip and delivering him to me!
I really can’t thank you enough - first for even accepting the challenge - and then getting it done so quickly before we left - And then I have to say- the end result really exceeded my expectations!! It was hard for me to even imagine how this could be done - and I am just amazed at your creativity and the talents you both have. And how much it actually resembles Frank!
You may never really know how special this will be to us - I think the smiles and laughter and joy that this art piece will bring us will replace the sadness, tears and heartache that have been with us for this past year. I think it’s just what we needed!
Thanks so much for sending me the pictures - so fun knowing that he was created from recycled metal and he is part Maytag! And amazing how the painting makes him come to life and give him so much personality. You both are so incredibly talented and I’m so happy we met!
I’m going to give him to my husband, Jim, tomorrow! I am so excited! We are having some of our good friends over for dinner - so I thought it would be fun for everyone to share with us in the fun and the surprise. I can’t wait.
So a HUGE thank you again -and I’m sure we will meet at some point down the road because now I’m afraid I might be becoming addicted to Gizmachis!!!! I love my bugs too! Such cute and happy addition to my garden.
Enjoy the rest of the summer, Suzanne "
Then, the next evening we received these photos of Jim with Frank. It's an amazing thing to be able to make people smile like this! Thank you, Suzanne, Jim and Frank ")
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