Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Meet my new friend, Mou

I had these pictures saved to draft yesterday and was going to post after I got my journaling done for them but was so busy with work, I didn't have a chance to. I work part-time as a Health and Safety Director for a small shoe manufacturer in Sullivan, Missouri. Every year, I'm required by law to deliver OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) mandated training, which means I have to train over 300 people on 3 different shifts. So I had to hit the floor running as soon as I got back from CHA.

As it turns out, my new BFF, Mou Saha visited my blog yesterday even before I had a chance to post pics of us. And yes, you heard right. I didn't get a chance to meet Wilna- this time. I know without a doubt it will happen but this was just not the time, so I'm looking forward to what God has in store for me in the future. She came by the Piggy Tales booth on Sunday but I was already gone. Mou got to talk to her, though.

Now I have to tell you about Mou. Where do I start? The first thing I asked her was how to pronounce her name. It's MOE, yeah like the three stooges Moe. Ha ha. Sorry, Mou. She is the most amazing artist and if that weren't enough, I was more amazed at her humility. I mean, here is a HOF'er, SOY finalist, Making Memories Idol top 3 contestant, Rusty Pickle chef, etc. etc. etc. and she is so humble! I wanted her to be in the spotlight at the Piggy Tales booth, but she wanted to hide behind the counter and put kits together instead!! I couldn't believe it! We had such a fine time pal-ing around the convention center, looking at all the new goodies, doing make-n-takes! I am SO glad I had the opportunity to get to know one of my idols in this industry! I love you, Mou and miss you too! Can't wait to hug you again, hopefully really soon!

We had a fun time flirting with Tim Holtz. He is just amazing! I'm glad I got to keep something he made at his demo.


momoferika said...

Wow Theresa, I can tell you had an amazing time. Mou sounds like an incredible person..what a blessing for you to have gotten to know her!

Oh please do share pics of your make-and-takes....I wanna see :0)

Thank you for sharing details of your trip!

Debbie said...

She sounds remarkable. Thanks for sharing your pics with us especially of Tim Holtz.

Amy Birch said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! You've met so many celebrities! I'm star-struck, Theresa!!! And Mou sounds like such a lovely person, too! It's so nice when you hear how humble an amazing talent can be. Her work is stunning...I am a fan!

Thank you so much for bringing us these stories. I'm so happy that you were able to have such wonderful and memorable experiences, Theresa!!!

Thank you also for your very sweet comments about my layout. I wasn't sure if I should do it or not. I LOVED your layout, Theresa! Both the physical piece and the wording and emotions behind it. Wonderful job, my Friend!!!

So it's time to kick back; wait for the entries to roll in; vote; and do it all over again, LOL! I can't wait to see what's in store for us next!

Waving "hi" Debbie and Kelly!!!


Liz Ness said...

GREAT the photos! It's no surprise that you made some great friends at the convention...that's just who you are! You make friends wherever you go (that's a big gift, girl)...and, I'm so glad to be counted among them.

Congratulations on your latest adventures and new friendships, Theresa!

Dettao said...

Very cool photos. So glad you had a great time.

Jude said...

whoa, you did meet all the peeps at CHA!! :) So glad you had a fun time! :)

Mou S said...

Omg...I'm in actually did all this just for me? I'm so touched...but I have to agree with Liz, it's you...not me

Theresa Tyree said...

See! I told you Mou was so humble!!

momoferika said...

Mou sounds like a beautiful person!!

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