Saturday, December 23, 2006

Foxxfyrre To the Rescue ~ Remember to fly your Peace Globes tomorrow!

My hero.

Frank Sirianni and his lovely wife Lola, are at it again.

It's Christmas and Frank is spending entirely too much time on the computer. What in the world is he doing?

Lola's had it. It's blandalous! (That's blogspeak for 'scandalous')

But what could you expect from a guy who owns three very successful blogs, manages a hotel and runs around the blogosphere vandalizing walls?

Add all of the above to his unending passion for the Peace Globe project and you have one very busy man. And a very talented gentleman.
In every sense of the word.

Frank is one of the most gracious bloggers I know.

I first ran across him in cyberspace via Bobby Griffin's site (Bestest Blog of All-Time). He'd just been awarded the coveted Bestest Blog of the Day award for his phenomenal idea called "Graffiti My Blog." He now has a Graffiti Rebel Series that showcases serious wall-makers. What made Frank's new blog so special is that he started it solely to encourage other bloggers to get in touch with their creative side. And just look what happened!

You see, Frank is an artist.

"One of my goals when I started this blog was to encourage someone (anyone) to draw, but you can't just throw a pencil and paper at a person and say "Draw," he said. And Graffiti My Blog was born.
You can see more of Frank's pencil and ink drawings HERE.
I could fill a blogbook with the many kindnesses left in the sphere by one Frank Sirianni. In the middle of all those beautiful graffiti lies one equally beautiful constant.
He genuinely lends his talent and generous spirit to other bloggers with "surprises" such as the series he's working on now: The Twelve Blogging Days of Christmas. The pic at the top represents Day Six and is dedicated to a friend of his who recently won Bestest Blog himself.  Frank's Twelve Days are hysterical. I can't wait to see who he showcases next! Watch out! It could be YOU.

He recently found a permanent online home for all your globes easily accessible to both of us for uploads - just in case Mimi "misplaces" them again.

Good idea, Frank. Very good idea.

Frank wasn't just giving lip service to my request for help with the Peace Globe project. From conception to delivery he was there - with his innovative ideas (Behold the GALLERY in the sidebar), through the avalanche of emails we couldn't keep up with, designing special personalized globes for fellow bloggers - and encouraging me.
From Alberta Canada to Southeastern United States we burned up cable lines night and day. It was crazy!

And wonderful.

But it was Frank's timely message in my email box on the Eve of Dona Nobis Pacem that reduced me to a bluddle (that's blogspeak for puddle) of tears. This Peace Globe.

Announcing the existence of his first grandchild, snuggly nestled in the blogosphere alongside a prayer for peace.
She was there when her grandfather blogged for peace at almost the same moment my grandfather tapped me lightly on the shoulder to deliver his own prayer to me.
I believe we can safely say that was a God Wink.

Many of you may not know that Frank is an excellent writer in his own right. He wrote a story, Little Tommy Tailor, which is dedicated to Dona Nobis Pacem. It may have gotten lost in the shuffle that day but it merits a mention here. After I read it I left this comment. "If I didn't believe in miracles I wouldn't have started the project. You have affirmed for me - through this story - why we are doing what we are doing."
I can't imagine my blog world without Frank in it. What would we do without him?
If you've benefited from his kindness in this arena, please click over and give him a shout. He'll be right there trying to convince his wife why he must blog.

Foxxfyrre's Black and White Art Blog    Foxxfyrre's Honk 'n Hollr
All artwork in this post are original works by Frank Sirianni (with the exception of the 3 graffiti walls)

Saturday Comeback Challenge is underway over at Dating Profile of the Day.(In case you haven't noticed, Frank does that too!) Do you think you're funny? Can you outwit the wittiest bloggers in cyberspace?



FoxxFyrre said...

I'm just know.
Thank you so much for this wonderful article. It's been truly a pleasure.
Merry Christmas
and big
'X's and 'O's and Peace globes and and Peace Doves and Peace Globing blog-kitties and giggles and tears
From the heart

Annelisa said...

Hiya Mimi, and Frank (who does seem to be a permenent resident :-) )

It's so good you are still throwing yourself into the Peace-globe fray. I've just done a new Peace-globe today, for tomorrow, and put it as my profile picture, which, after a lot of soothing, seems to be finally replacing my old picture. Rest assured, this new globe will be on all my blogs tomorrow, in one form or another!

Good luck with this round - it's a perfect time of year for peace, and I hope many will take a moment out of their festivities to post even the unsigned globe... just to show solidarity...

Hope you have a

Very Merry Christmas
and a
Happy and Peaceful New Year!!

and that your Christmas is everything you could possibly want it to be!!

Lizza said...

I agree, Frank is just wonderful. Whoever said online friends can't be as good as offline ones is off his/her rocker.

Mimi Lenox said...

Frank - You are much appreciated in the blogworld. You are one of the all-time good guys (with a lovely twist of mischief)!

Mimi Lenox said...

Annelisa - I cannot wait to see your posts. As you know, Peace Globes November 7th would not have been the same without your stunning photographs.
Merry Christmas!

Mimi Lenox said...

Lizza - One of my bestest blog buddies and a friend anyday. Online and off.

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