Friday, July 4, 2008

Artism by Nick Has Traveled Halfway Around the World - to Afghanistan!

We are so pleased and proud to announce that Nick's cards are arriving at mail call and being opened by soldiers in Afghanistan!

This is Anthony, a soldier who is showing just how far the cards had come at his barracks in Afghanistan. It's one of Nick's earliest cards, the Autism Awareness card, from when we were making them on colored paper and using only a large sticker on the back. (See samples for how the Autism Awareness card has evolved.

Cheryl B., a very dear customer in Mississippi, is putting our cards in the hands of brave servicemen and women serving our country abroad. Cheryl makes quilts for the soldiers, and each quilt gets a lucky person to be designated as the sender. Cheryl has asked Nick to sign one of his Heroes cards in preparation for her to send it, along with a quilt from Nick, to a lucky member of our troops. We feel so honored to be a part of this selfless effort!

Cheryl is a loyal Artism repeat customer, and you can be sure that she will be receiving several complimentary Heroes cards in her next order, so that they may travel to our troops along with her quilts.

Looking at these photos gave me chills and happy goosebumps! Thanks also to Chase, who was the photographer who made sure that Cheryl got the photos into our hands to share with you on the blog. Along with the photos of Anthony holding the cards is the American flag flying over the Bagram Air Base.

Cheryl, your work is making so many people smile...Nick, while he is making his cards, and the troops,who are getting Artism greetings and cozy quilts made with love. Get ready to be well-stocked with Heroes cards for your next several quilt deliveries to our dedicated troops! We so admire YOUR dedication, too!


Anonymous said...

That is sooo cool. Congratulations. You are now international :)

Artism By Nick said...

Thanks, fxsmom! We appreciate your following our blog!

Jenny said...

That's so awesome! He's going global!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your kind words. Nick keeps me inspired to sew and be creative, and my love for our men and women serving this great country motivates me to keep it up. I take great pride in the fact that I can send his cards with the quilts.. and as you can see from the photos, some lucky soldiers get cards at mail call just because I have their address! Nick, you are THE BEST! I am always happy when someone gets your card and emails me back to pass on word to you..what a wonderful gift it was for them. Keep up the good work...blessings~ Cheryl

Artism By Nick said...

You're helping make my work so worthwhile, Cheryl! Thank you!

Malicious Intent said...

That is SO Awesome! Congrats Nick. So many great things going on for you right now. We are all so proud of you!!!