Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Powerful Valentine

Heart of Fire

Sherry Jackson - 1951 - 2007

As I was sitting here percolating ideas for this year's Valentine greetings my thoughts went to my dear friend, Sherry Jackson. During the last months of her courageous battle with stage IV breast cancer, Sherry turned to art to express her feelings. One of the results of her creative expression was a series of ATCs (artist trading cards) that she called "Heart of Fire".

Her design can be found on note cards, prints, clothing and even cute little Teddy Bears on CafePress. As Sherry would have liked, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these items goes to support breast cancer research in her memory.

So this year I'm going to send Heart of Fire cards and Teddy Bears for Valentine's Day. Helping to find a cure for this terrible cancer seems like a real sweetheart of an idea. I hope you will join me!!



  1. What better way to show someone you love them by giving a card with Sherry's design. She was filled with love and cared so much for others. I am so proud to have been her friend.

  2. Hi, Eileen,
    I wanted to come visit your blog and thank you for your encouraging words on my posts on JMS. I've really enjoyed meeting other junkers who have the same appreciation for found treasures as I do. You asked me about your cousin in Henderson. Does he live in Henderson County or Henderson (the town) in Vance County? That's near Raleigh, and we're in the mountains near Asheville. Just thought I'd clarify. I also applaud your Valentine promotion in honor of your friend. I'm sure that she would be very touched and grateful.
    Stay warm,

  3. Thank you so much for your note. Come again anytime ~ www.vintageheart2.blogspot.com and I also own Inspiring the Art of Blogging.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. You have a lovely blog, and this was such a touching post... Thank you for visiting with me today... I appreciated it...

    ♥ ~ HAPPY ~ ♥
    ~ VALENTINE's ~
    ♥ ~ DAY! ~ ♥


  5. Happy Valentines to you too...I am just posting a little cute print for a Valentine gift to print from photo!

  6. Happy Valentine's Day!

    I am so sorry about the loss of your dear friend, but I think it is great that she inspired you so much through her art and hopefully a cure is just around the corner!

  7. Hi Eileen. I'm glad that we "bumped into one another" through junk mkt. Hope we'll have the opportunity to get to know each other a bit. Valentine Blessings... Polly

  8. What a wonderful friend, we always miss them so...
    They inspire us as we remember and think of them. She created a happy piece of art!

    Thanks for sharing,

  9. Our sweet Aunt died of breast cancer. Keep up the good work to help stamp this out...m.