Michelle Rusca: Hi Monica! I emailed you to an old address...email me back; firstname.lastname@example.org!
August 4, 2010 12:55PM
Sina Essary: Terrific work!
April 27, 2010 4:55AM
sandkitty66: I purchased your latest and GREATEST (ever!) book-I have tried almost all the techniques in this 'workshop' book-love it! You are great!
June 19, 2007 11:24AM
I have a special request. If you know of anyone who could adopt a
wonderful mild tempered pit bull cross form the Louisianna hurricane
Rita I would be so happy. I would keep him but our 5' wire fence is not tall eoungh to keep him in.
He is not at all dog aggressive and my pugs can share the contents of his food bowl with no complaints. He came from a house full of cats and dogs and they all peacefully co-existed.
Can I send you pictures of this gorgeous brindle dog?
Teresa Elliott (Longhorn Artist)
April 30, 2007 10:03AM
Jan Bennicoff: Got your book just this week, love seeing new ideas! Have been doing ATC's since November of last year. They are sure addicting. I have gotten two of the art groups in the area making ATC's and trading. I will be teaching three workshops at our local art center here in Springfield, MO. We will probably start trading sessions at the center on a regular basis.
Also taught three small mini-sessions for art teachers to take back to their classroooms. Yeah, more people creating cards!!!
March 4, 2007 2:19PM
Diane Schulz: bernie,
I purchased you Artist Trading Card workshop book and have had 4 sleepless nights studying and creating several of the techniques in it. It is a priceless piece of inspiration to me. I just started creating and making ATCs last year and am completly consumed by them.
Your work is amazing both artisticaly and animaly!
If you haven't visited Brown County, Indiana you should plan a trip there. It is a beautiful quaint artist packed town where I purchased your book at one of my two favorite art stores.
February 18, 2007 2:56PM
Jennifer Mehlman: Bernie: I've been a major fan of your artwork ever since your article in Cloth, Paper, Scissors. I recently purchased your ATC book and it is one of my favorite sources of inspiration. I recently created my own ATC using UTEE and imbedding objects - something I never would've thought of doing! Your collage sheets are great, too! Please put me on your email list. Jennifer
January 6, 2007 11:47AM
Erin Mueller: What awsome photos and art!
Stumbled upon your site today by wonderful luck!
Would love for you to check out our web site. My friend & I have designed a changeable art purse. We have our purses manufactured here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Our purse is designed to display art, Artitst Trading Cards, greeting cards, photos and more.
Have a great New Year!
January 2, 2007 3:55PM
David and Katie: Hey Bernie and Jeff!
love your work in TN, it looks like your very busy. Good Luck and Keep in touch. Say hi to Mac for us.
May 29, 2006 8:26AM
Annie Griggs: Hi, Bernie,
I met you at Blue Sky Massage School on March 11th. You had the latest addition to your family with you (sweet little girl boxer) who absolutely stole my heart. After viewing your webpage, I am touched and awed by what you and you husband do for these amazing animals, and want to say that you, too, are wonderfully amazing for what you do. My husband, Chuck and I share your passion for animals, and we hope to house our own rescue someday. Thank you for your selfless, altruistic work. Sincerely, Annie
March 28, 2006 9:30PM
Shannon Brown: Bernie, I met you last night at Kroger .I talked to my sister about the cute little boxer pup.She is going to talk to her husband about "Daisy".I am not sure where you live,but I would love to help you with all the dogs somehow! ? The Pharmacist at Kroger,Shannon Brown.
March 1, 2006 5:09AM
Nancy Curry: Bernie,
I am so sorry I missed your call. I was out of town at a gymnastics meet for my daughter. I hope your photo shoot went well!! I'd love to hear about your experience and about the upcoming book.
February 5, 2006 12:11PM
Maggie: I just love all the photos of the animals. I hope all goes well with the move. Will you be doing your rescue work in Tennesee also? I also love all the ATC's and altered art. You are such a talent.
January 17, 2006 11:21AM
Laura: Bernie... I was just thinking about you and wondering how you are doing... I just watched Perry's People that I had taped a few years back when you were on it and it was really emotional. Miss you....
December 23, 2005 6:27AM
Maggie: What great art both in your stuff for sale and in the great creative talent you put into these poor helpless creatures! WOW! I am so impressed with the before and after pictures of these dogs. I too have a Jack Russell mix dog who can be a handful at times. I wouldn't trade him for the world!
November 17, 2005 1:19PM
Valeria KerkkÃĪ: Hi, I just wanted to tell you that I really adore the work you do with animals and give you all my best wishes so that you could keep on doing that in the future, too. I wish that some day I might be able to organise something like that too, but too bad that the time is not right for that just yet.
Also, I fell in love with your art and colours and thought to ask if you make mail art? It would be lovely to swap some pieces, if you have the time and will for that. You can email me and we can discuss things better then:)
Take care! And hug a dog for me:)
November 2, 2005 3:21PM
Jennifer Barretto: Hi, Kate Murray suggested I look you up and WOW - I am glad! I am writing a book on women artists/entrepreneurs and would like to include you in it. I would love to discuss my book with you. Thank you for sharing your art, your animals, yourself throught this wonderful site. (My family is the owner of three animals that adopted us!) Jen
August 22, 2005 11:14AM
rosie Rojas: Hello Bernie, Rosie here i ordered some wonderful collage sheets not too lon ago from you.loved them!!! Now I have to ask who did the weird dolls on the artfest 2005 pic?? i think it said Barbe and dolls.Thanks!!! Love your art!! Rosie the doll person
July 24, 2005 3:06PM
Tina: I am new to this picture trail. I would like to buy and download some of your collage sheets. How do I do this and how do I pay. Tina
July 6, 2005 2:27PM
Joyce Mouton: Bernie I love your stuff and your work with the puppies. Can you clue me in to where I may find images of crows and ravens? Also do you know of any stamps of these wonderfull birds? Thanks a bunch and keep this good art coming for us to devour. Joyce
June 10, 2005 12:49PM
Nicole: Bernie: I am trying to get ahold of you regarding a new craft show that I think you would be a good guest candidate but I cannot seem to find your email address. If you are interested please contact me at email@example.com
June 8, 2005 5:51PM
Christy Grant: Bernie, I listened to you on HeartsArt and then came here. Your art is awesome. The colors rich without being garish, images are perfectly selected. Just love it all. Your animal rescue work is just as awesome. There's just not enough room to say it all here! Totally GREAT! Another Collage Cat (if a fairly new one) XXOO
May 25, 2005 10:16AM
Denise Spillane: Just wanted to say your pictures of your rescues warmed and broke my heart. I have 3 adopted cats. And don't know how people could have given them up. You and your husband are so good hearted.
I "met" you trough art groupd I belong to. Just came to look at your site.
Do you take donations? let me know
April 23, 2005 7:28PM
Dani Dietrich: Dear Bernie,
I love your work itīs so inspire to me and i wish can make so beautiful ATCīs.
I came from Germany and we have not many groups but it grows and i hope more people found to this wonderful Artwork. I think your Work is very inspired for a lot of people. I love it.
Greetings Dani D.
March 24, 2005 12:02PM
Chris Gafford: Hi Bernie
Met you at ArtUnraveled last year. Going again this year.
I would like to join ArtBound2. Is it open I tried finding it on Yahoo Join section. No luck.
February 20, 2005 10:01AM
Ruth Demar: I went to look at your ATCs but fell in love with all the animals instead.
February 10, 2005 7:59PM
Joyce Mouton: Love it Love it! My dream is to attend Artfest next year. I want to meet all yiu guys who are so inspiring. I am a newby and I seem to be "collecting stuff" and just can't seem to take the leap. HELP!
February 8, 2005 11:14AM
Laurie Mika: Hi Bernie,
Just had a fun tour of your pictures! Those 8 little border collie pups are SOOO cute! Anyway, was trying to send you an email but I couldn't find your email address...drop me a line when you have a minute...know you are very busy! Thanks, Laurie
January 27, 2005 8:03PM
Christa from Germany: Dear Bernie,
I saw the Starbuckīs Tumblers in the last Somerset Studio and I love them :-) Now I would like to buy one to create it by myself, but I canīt find them here in Germany. My aunt from Chicago will visit me in February and I want to ask her to buy one for me. Can you please tell me the "original" name, the size and the prize of those tumblers? Thank you in advance and all best wishes Christa
January 21, 2005 2:05PM
Celine: Hi lovey! just wanted to tell you that YOU ROCK,sweetheart! keep being a wonderful human being,there are so many people proud of you,darling! LOVE YOU! :)
December 27, 2004 4:27PM
Mary Haldeman: Dear Bernie, Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I just wanted you to know that your artwork inspires and delights me. It's quite simply...stunning and magical. Oh..the orbs around the pups..I think you must have them around you too for angels talk to you...actually it's more like a whisper. I am a lover of animals but to do what you do takes a very special person indeed. My lab Sedona went to heaven in my studio so I feel her constantly around me. The orbs are (in my humble opinion) are beautiful little spirits keeping the pups safe and helping you love them so very much. I am going to order a bunch of collage sheets next week. Take care and keep on lovin those sweet little ones. Hugs, Mary
PS. I was thrilled when Somerset chose four of my ATC's..I can't imagine how you felt when they asked you to do a story..I'm fairly new to all of this but it is turning out to be an incredible journey. Forgive my rambling on and on.
December 26, 2004 12:40PM
Jessica Liljegren: Bernie...you are so talented! I can hardly wait to see what will happen when you paint! I just loved the picture trail too. Love ya!
December 21, 2004 9:04AM
Monica Ifland: I love all the animals and your art!! You lead an amazing life.
November 16, 2004 6:59PM
Kris Willis: Hi Bernnie,
I loved looking at your pictures.
And what a shock I had when Patrice
and I showed up in one of them. Hope things are going well.
November 4, 2004 1:32PM
Joy Logan: Love the art...loved especially the "dreams are real" atc...will come back often
October 30, 2004 1:29PM
Rebecca Journey-Smith: Bernie, you are doing such a wonderful thing for all those lovely animals! We appreciate everything that you do! I love the photos of the pups, especially the rapidly wagging tails telling us how happy they are to be living with you and your family. Wish I lived close enough to adopt Mr. Atticus!
August 4, 2004 7:15AM
I just had to look at the pic's from the Sue Pieper adoption and as always I was in tears, but happy tears this time! You are an angel.
July 28, 2004 8:54PM
Corinne: I there Sweet Friend! I love your art, of course! Your animal adventures are heartwarming (and breaking) - and you are one amazing woman! thanks for the sharing....:^))
July 26, 2004 6:57PM
Ginny King: Bernie - You do SO inspire me! Loved meeting you at the De Meng/Moore workshop. Your photos with music and text are stunning - as is your heart. Hug those pups for me! Ginny
July 26, 2004 3:53PM
Nancy Hunt-Bartek: Dear Bernie,
I began my day with you and a cup of coffee. What a wonderful way to start the day! fondly, Nancy
July 26, 2004 9:06AM
Donna: I love your art and what you are doing to help animals!
I was sad to see you are not teaching at ArtFest in 2005. Are you planning on teaching ANYWHERE near Seattle in the future?
July 21, 2004 9:19PM
denise lombardozzi: dear bernie!i loved going through your photo albums...each one a treasure,indeed!thanks so much for sharing and caring!!:-D
July 21, 2004 7:17AM
Kristin Ashton: Lovely artwork!!!!!
July 20, 2004 7:13PM
Rena Tucker: Hey, Darlin'! FABULOUS trading cards. I'm really looking forward to your workshop in Phoenix. :-)
July 18, 2004 1:31PM
Ruth Bridgeman: Enjoyed your work!
July 18, 2004 1:00PM
Shirley M. DeRuchie: Dear Bernie:
I just looked at your site ad being an animal lover.....just really enjoyed it. I saw a card , Love's Memory that I would jst love to have. Can I buy one? I would really like to go to Az. but my 42 year old daughter has terminal Pancreatic Cancer so every day is precious and I don't plan anything but a day at a time. Ilost my husband of 50 years and this card just hit me with the beautiful saying. I think your your idea to have your art help the animals is so wonderful. So if I might purchase that card....just because it hit me in the heart I'd really appreciate it. Just let me know . Thanks Shirley DeRuchie, Bakersfield, Ca.
July 13, 2004 9:00PM
Caryl Barnes: Will you be doing any workshops for adults on altered books, art cards, or collage in Wisconsin or environs in the next few months? Your workshops for kids sound wonderful; I want in!
July 13, 2004 11:44AM
Bea Neal: What an inspiration you are! I loved looking at your web site. Kudos to you for your work in animal rescue. The goat love story brough tears to my eyes. :) Your art work in wonderful. Thank you for sharing this with us. Also, thank you for your work with the ATC's. I'm impressed and inspired.
July 13, 2004 6:49AM
Carmen Schmitz: Bernie, It was great meeting you at Artfest and fun now to see our party girl picture (I'm the one in the quilt sweatshirt and the art tag book.) Thanks for your great advice and encouragement. I look forward to seeing you next year! Carmen
June 29, 2004 6:20AM
Rhonda: Good site, Bernie. Love the pictures.
June 23, 2004 11:49AM
Joy: all I can say is WOW and AWWWWWWWWWW
June 6, 2004 10:27AM
MADACC: Great web page Bernie! Your art is beautiful. Thank you for all you do for the animals!
-Vet Techs at MADACC
June 2, 2004 8:42AM
Nancy: Bernie, Great site. Impressed with your rescue work and talents. Bless you. Nancy (saukville vet) mom to mysti and kalli.
May 25, 2004 6:51PM
Lesli DeFaut: Hi Bernie,
May 7, 2004 2:30PM
Jo McQueen: Bernie, what a wonderful person you are. I wasn't going to look at the animal rescue pictures, but when I did I almost cried. What a huge heart you have and what a blessing to God's little creatures you are.
AND...your art work is incredible. I sure wish you lived near me or vice versa. You are an inspiration. Keep up the great creativity. Bless you. Jo
April 30, 2004 7:00AM
Jackie Petted: Lovely just like Bernie!
April 22, 2004 5:01AM
sheri gayno: Hi Bernie,
I saw your note on-line and went to see your work. I did not get to meet you at Artfest, but I know someone who LOVED your encased class. Your collage work is absolutely beautiful. Where do you live? Your home looks amazing. I live in Colorado. You can see some of my work at www.sherigaynor.com.
You clearly have a loving heart. Dolly looks so sweet! What a wonderful way to be in the world.
Best to you,
April 10, 2004 6:51AM
Rita Hamko: Thanks for the great pics and stories. It is wonderful to know we have another angel amongst us!
March 12, 2004 8:59AM
Rebecca Journey-Smith: Bernie, while I very much enjoyed perusing your artwork, I was especially intrigued by your encased samples! When I saw your AB pages, I realized that you were the one who created the garden spread that I've saved as one of my favorites! But when I saw the pictures of your babies, it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for doing such a wonderful thing for these loving animals!
March 11, 2004 8:09AM
Linda Distel: Hi Bernie -
Love your altered book pages. Your announcement about the news tonight on Fox caught my attention. I'm in Mequon, and am a collagist and do altered books as well. I'm in the Blackbird show at ArtPost right now.
February 9, 2004 3:05PM
Meegan - inkystamper: I just got done looking through all your dog/cat rescue pics - how wonderful! Someday soon I will have a small parcel of land, and my dream is to do the same thing you are doing. Keep up the good work - goodness knows, the animals need more people like you and your husband. Blessings!
February 5, 2004 1:04PM
deb: I meant atc's...ok so i cant type......love everyhting you do!
February 3, 2004 8:43PM
deb: bernie, hey woman great collage sheets...they look awesome and of course your wonderful atc...you know I love your work! YOU GO GIRL!
hugs deb-harley deb
February 3, 2004 8:41PM
Paula Buchanan: Bernie,
I love your collage sheets, especially the "sugar & spice" and the doggie one. How much are they and how do I order some?
February 2, 2004 4:13PM
tracy roos: WOOHOO!! What an incredible job! How can I order some of your GREAT collage sheets?? the eggs are my favorites!
February 2, 2004 11:02AM
Kathy Wasilewski (The Book Artist): Wow! The artwork on your website is spectacular, as is each and every thing that you do! LOVE your new collage sheets! Unusual designs with quality photography! Can't wait until they are released so that I can order some! Keep up the good work and continue to add more joy in our lives with your artwork!! Hugs....Kathy
February 2, 2004 9:28AM
Carla "Collage Cat" Naron: Bernie!! Your Picture Trail site is awesome! I love your artwork and those Collage Sheets are to die for!!
You go girl!!
best wishes on your latest endeavor!
January 30, 2004 4:17PM