Sending messages on the stars and the moon

Namaste Well Wishers,

Starry Starry Night by Susan Alison

When we look up at the awesome nighttime sky and we are missing a dear friend or loved one, have you ever sent them a message on the moon or stars?  Place your message there and they will receive it when they look up at the nighttime sky wherever they are in the world.  Sending them our love and good wishes, it’s the ancient networking system at our heart’s disposal!

We’ve been given an opportunity to choose a favourite card on Greeting Card Universe recently.  Imagine the monumental size of this task, over 500,000 cards to choose from and it cannot be one of our own.

The above pick is my choice for many reasons, and it will be a pleasure to share with you the how and why of it and the talented artist behind the card.  The colours are stunning in the nighttime sky and the Border Collie sits in awe of of its beauty and the magical stars.

The message inside reads: If we look at the same sky, the same stars, and think of each other, then however far apart, we are close.  I love that Susan Alison has reminded us of this. As a Well Wisher this speaks directly to the soul for all the times we think of our dear friends of past and present, family members who we may not get to see as often as we’d wish, our friends or acquaintances who could use some healing wishes and for ourselves who are ever evolving to meet the challenges of the moment.

I See the Moon by Susan Alison

Another carrier of special messages is found in this beautiful card featuring the moon.  The inside message reads:  “I see the moon and the moon sees me.  It also sees you.  Look at the moon and see my love in its light”.

Look at the moon and see my love in its light.  How beautiful. How comforting.  Thank you for this reminder.  Last night, a birthday message was sent on the moon for a beautiful young lady named Serena.

Now, the funny thing is that while I’ve chosen a more reflective, sentimental, serious tone for my favourite card at Greeting Card Universe and of Susan Alison’s collection, you just have to see more of her work.  The antics her Border Collies and animal friends get up to are simply priceless and hilarious!

Susan Alison is a master at placing her delightful and endearing cast of furry friends into humanesque situations and they bring this warm smile of joy and laughter to the heart and soul.  Last night I took a tour of Susan Alison’s Card Shop and I urge you to do the same.

Guaranteed you’ll leave wanting to take up a new hobby!  Might I suggest a few? . . .

Tap Dancing Corgis by Susan Alison

Cool Dude Surfers Labrador Retrievers by Susan Alison

Ballroom Dancing Cats by Susan Alison

Karate Kitty by Susan Alison

Footballer Corgi by Susan Alison

Snake Charmer by Susan Alison

Figure Skating Corgi by Susan Alison

Got a new hobby picked out?  The choices are endless, I hope you will have a look for yourself.

While you are there enjoying each card, something not to be missed are the Artist’s notes.

Take for instance the example of the Figure Skating Corgi, the Artist’s Notes read “Herding was in her blood, but figure skating was in her soul.”  Priceless.

Her Best Bonnet by Susan Alisan

Susan Alison’s work has grabbed my attention just like when I was first introduced to Wallace & Gromit.  Sheer delight, full of charm and wit.  The details she puts into her work are so rewarding.  Look at this Spring bonnet for the cat . . . upon closer inspection we find a whole field of friends.

In Susan Alison’s own words, here is a little more background about this talented, humour-filled artist:

Susan Alison is a professional artist who has paintings hanging about in collections worldwide. They are mainly of dogs, although cats are rapidly gaining a paw hold, and now they are to be found as real greeting cards in the Susan Alison Art shop. Susan Alison resides under the paw in the UK. Her current and past artwork can be found on her dog blog at: Monty and Rosie are her Border Collies. Susan also wields a camera to some effect and has recently started to upload photos to GCU, too. SusanAlisonArt is a good search term to use on the www to find artwork online.

Border Collies by the Light of the Moon by Susan Alison

In honour of the inspiring Border Collies Monty and Rosie, I’ll conclude with a little story a friend told me when I was living in England.  This friend was at a gathering with quite a few people busily chatting in a large room when all of a sudden, unbeknownst to them, the whole group had been herded into one corner!  You guessed it, a Border Collie was present in the house and had carried on with his life’s work nipping at the heels and rounding up the folks.

Thank you Susan Alison for a wonderful glimpse into the world through the eyes of the stellar characters in your artwork.  It’s a lovely reminder to bring or find the joy in all of life’s activities and not to worry when things go pear-shaped!

Be well, and please stay tuned for a contest that comes out of our selecting a favourite card on Greeting Card Universe.

Here’s the link to vote up to and including February 7th: To the Polls I Vote for #11

About Sri Devi

Welcome to the Well Wishers Group Blog! Many interests and creative pursuits bring Kindness and Well Wishes to life through my Art, being a Waldorf Teacher, Vegetarian, Hatha Yoga Practitioner and Teacher, Reflexologist, Heart to Art Greeting Card Creator, New Moon Astrologist. I'm a seeker of peaceful and meaningful ways to connect with people, animals and nature, celebrating Beauty within and without. Best wishes always, all ways! Enjoy!
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11 Responses to Sending messages on the stars and the moon

  1. Salon of Art says:

    Another great choice! I LOVE Susan Alison’s border collie paintings! I’ve even purchased a couple over the years. Wonderful blog post Sri!


    • Sri Devi says:

      Hi Doreen,
      Thanks for visiting, how wonderful that you have some of Susan Alison’s artwork.
      Those border collies of hers sure get around the world!
      Best wishes,


  2. Betsy says:

    Sri, what a wonderful post! Thank you for introducing us to Susan’s work! The card you chose as favorite its beautiful.


    • Sri Devi says:

      Hi Betsy,
      Glad you had a chance to enjoy Susan’s work.
      Also, I was also pleased to see one of your beautiful cards chosen in the latest Greeting Card Universe Contest. Your work deserves to be in the spotlight!
      Out of interest, the card chosen of Betsy’s by another fellow GCU Artist can be found in her store called Dragonfire Graphics card number 87022, a cheery Happy Day Birthday Card.
      Best wishes,


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  4. judith cheng says:

    love her wonderful messages, my inside verse are totally boring after looking at Susan’s clever verse!


    • Sri Devi says:

      Hi Judith,
      Thanks for coming by for a visit and complimenting Susan’s work.
      Judith, your artwork is masterful, and I was happy to see your work chosen in the GCU contest for favorite card on Greeting Card Universe (out of 500,000 cards)!
      It’s a Mother’s Day card in Judith Cheng’s store Painted Cottage on GCU, card number 351349 featuring a beautiful basket of flowers.
      Best wishes,


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  6. Susan Alison says:

    Oh my goodness! I had no idea this was here. Thank you so much for leaving your message on my MontyandRosie blog to tell me. Monty and Rosie (my Border Collie dogs) got on to me and herded me over here and I’m so pleased they did. I am so chuffed by this post of yours. How lovely of you to do this! I shall be tweeting it forthwith!!!


    • Sri Devi says:

      Hello Susan,
      So nice to meet you! Thank you to Monty and Rosie for rounding you up in time!
      Glad they were able to lend a paw in getting votes for your beautiful card.
      We are still ahead of the herd, but it’s a close race!
      Such fun I had visiting your shop, I fell in love with all your furry friends and it was so enjoyable to write about them. Glad you were chuffed about the post!
      Keep on tweeting!
      Best wishes and Good luck!


  7. Ginny Swart says:

    Susans’ doggie cards are the BEST! She is an inspired artist and I love her work. Sri says it all so well… Ginny


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