|Birth of Success
by Drew Strouble|
My mother had given me the pin cushion, complete with baby and newspaper clipping, which she had found in a junk shop.
At this period in my development, I was ready to take off into the unknown, replete with risks, hope and a new love for life. All I needed was the faith of a mustard seed, a nurturing mother's love, the strength of a Samurai warrior, the clarity and roll of a marble, the endurance of a camel and a biplane to take off to the heavens to soar with the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson as my compass:
"To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."
Thus began my "Birth of Success."
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Giclee Prints of my original oil painting. more info
Limited Edition of: 500 Prints and 25 Artist's Proofs
Overall size: 14" x 15 1/2" incl. 2 1/2" mat. Each print is hand signed, titled & numbered with matching Certificate of Authenticity.
Open Edition Mini Prints
Overall size: 8 3/4" x 9 1/2" incl. 2" mat. Each print is hand signed and titled.
Fine Art Greeting Card Hand mounted Art Print on 5" x 7" white card. Blank inside. Matching envelope and clear protective packet included.
All prints are shrink wrapped with a white mat and foamcore backing. Designer Frames are black aluminum with plexiglas.
| Hi Drew, I received your Calendar and Journal today with the personal note. Thank you so much! Lukas, who helped me open the parcel, also says “thanks” for the Styrofoam peanuts. Ollie, who has only three legs, is less prone to chasing things, but says thanks as well. And I will most certainly enjoy the Calendar and Journal. All the best, Margaret
Hi Drew, Just a quick note to let you know I just received my 4th! proof of your wonderful drawings. I think that you are so gifted and I can respect how much you love those beautiful creatures just has I have my whole life. This last drawing I just received is a likeness of my cat I lost years ago. He was such a handsome boy. I miss him to this day. Great work!! I'll be in touch. PS Thank you for the shipping discount! Take Care, Chef Christine
Hi Drew, Coincidentally, we have a male seal point Siamese named Rocky! These will make a total of 6 of your Siamese prints we have. I was excited to find color ink prints in a shop in Siesta Key while on vacation in Sarasota in June this year. We first heard of you on our vacations over the years there. We have 3 seal point Siamese: Rocky and siblings Toby and Macy. "Meezers" has a particular place of honor on our mantel over the fireplace and is my favorite. Love your Meezers! Thanks, Drew. -Renee
Hello, Mr. Catmandrew! I'm reaching out to you because a while ago (5 years or so) my dad purchased a proof #5/50 of "Oasis" from you. It's by far my favorite piece of art I own... but anyways... I lost my dad 3 years ago to cancer and I know if he was alive today he'd probably one of everything you have created. But I'd like a new print of a tabby like my cat Monte Carlo, and am currently browsing your website to find the perfect one. You're the best at your craft, and I just wanted to say thank you for making me smile everytime I look at "Oasis". You're amazing. And thank you sharing your gift with the world.