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CORKY  THUMBPRINTS

Caretoons

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!


 HIS PLAN FOR US IS AS UNIQUE

 AS A “THUMB-PRINT”

 

AT LEAST IT IS FOR “CORKY” AKA LINDA THORPE, A LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER/ARTIST, WHO HAS  USED HER THUMBPRINT TO SIGN HER LANDSCAPES AND SCENIC PHOTOGRAPHS AND PAINTINGS.

 

LINDA HAS BEEN USING HER "THUMB PRINT" TO SIGN PHOTOGRAPHS FOR YEARS ALONG WITH HER NICKNAME OF “CORKY”.  A NICKNAME THAT HER OLDER BROTHER, WINSTON, GAVE HER WHEN SHE WAS JUST DAYS OLD.  A NEW BABY ,OF COURSE, BOBS ITS LITTLE HEAD UP AND DOWN.  STRUGGLING TO HOLD HER LITTLE HEAD UP… HER BROTHER THOUGHT SHE RESEMBLED A “CORK” IN THE WATER!  THUS “CORKY” WAS OFFICIAL.

 

SEVERAL YEARS HAVE PASSED AND MANY INSPIRED PHOTOS AND PAINTING HAVE MADE THEIR WAY ACROSS LINDA’S DESK.  ONE DAY WHEN LINDA WAS SIGNING SOME PHOTO PRINTS, FROM A TRIP OVERSEAS, SHE STARTED TO BLOT SOME INK OFF OF HER “THUMB”.  WHEN SHE LATCHED ONTO A PEN AND STARTED TO DRAW. FIRST A FACE, THEN ARMS AND LEGS TO THE LITTLE ROUNDED SHAPE… “CORKY THUMB-PRINTS” CARE-TOONS WERE BORN!

 

THEY AREN’T A TYPICAL CARTOON…THEY HAVE A “MISSION” IN LIFE. THEY AREN’T “SLAP YOUR KNEE FALL OUT OF YOUR CHAIR FUNNIES, BUT CARE-TOONS.  TO TOUCH LIVES WITH GOD’S LOVE AND CARING. TO REINFORCE GOD’S WORD STILL APPLIES TO OUR LIVES. THEY ARE “MISSIONARIES” TO GO INTO THE WORKPLACE,  TO GO ACROSS THE STREET AND TO BE FOREIGN MISSIONARIES IN FAR OFF PLACES. THE THUMB-PRINTS HAVE A MOTTO:

 

WE CAN’T TALK, BUT HAVE MUCH TO SAY…

WE CAN’T WALK,

BUT WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY….

WE CAN’T FEEL,

BUT WE CAN TOUCH!

 

99% OF THE TIME, THE “CARE-TOONS”  HAVE SCRIPTURE WITH THEM.  EVERY NOW AND THEN THEY JUST HAVE SOMETHING THEY WANT TO SAY TO US.

 

THEY HAVE MATURED SINCE THE EARLY DAYS THOUGH, WITH LOTS OF NEW FRIENDS. NEW CLOTHES AND NEW CHALLENGES. CURRENT EVENTS AFFECT THEIR LIVES LIKE IT DOES OURS. CHARACTERS COME FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE, ALL AGE GROUPS AND OCCUPATIONS. THE POPULATION OF THUMBVILLE IS INCREASING BY THE HUNDREDS. 

 

CHARACTERS COME FROM THE NAME AND OR LIKENESS OF SOMEONE CLOSE TO LINDA.  “CORKY” IS THE MAIN CHARTER IN THE  LIKENESS OF HER HUSBAND.  OTHER POPULAR CHARACTERS INCLUDE “T”, SAMUEL, GLADYS, NICK, SAR-WAH, SYLVESTER, AUSTIN, LINDY AND A WHOLE BUNCH MORE.  LINDA SAYS SHE EVEN GETS SURPRISED ON WHO POPS UP WHEN GOD INSPIRES HER TO DRAW.

 

LINDA SAYS THE THUMB-PRINTS HAVE A  VISION…TO BE WHERE THEY CAN MINISTER TO GOD’S PEOPLE AND THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW HIM YET.  THEY ARE HARD LITTLE WORKERS WHO WANT TO BE GOD’S TOOLS.   TO BE CLIPPED OUT OF NEWS PAPERS AND GO TO WORK…TO BE ON CALENDARS FOR DAILY INSPIRATION… COFFEE CUPS, T-SHIRTS AND IN CHILDREN’S BOOKS.  ANY MEDIA THAT THEY CAN GO ALONG WITH THEIR READERS TO SHARE GOD’S LOVE AND BE THE “CARING” LITTLE FOLKS THEY WERE CREATED TO BE.

 

THE ORIGINAL THUMB –PRINT “CHARACTERS” HAVEN’T GONE BY THE WAYSIDE THOUGH….THEY LIVE DOWN THE ROAD AND ARE CALLED “WEE-BE THUMBS”.  LINDA SAYS” YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THEIR SIZE AND THEIR BIRTHMARK…THE THUMB PRINT.  YOU WILL WANT TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THEM TOO.  THEY HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO POP THEIR LITTLE HEADS UP FROM TIME TO TIME TOO.

 

“THUMBS-PRINTS” ARE ALL AROUND US…UNIQUE…CARING…LOVING AND KIND.  YOU MAY KNOW A THUMB OR BE THE INSPIRATION FOR A WHOLE NEW “THUMB” CHARACTER. IN ANY CASE THOUGH, YOU ARE AS UNIQUE AS A “THUMB-PRINT” IN GOD’S EYES. HE HAS A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE AND IS THE ANSWER FOR EVERY THING IN OUR LIVES. 


GOD LOVES YOU, BE BLESSED, AND SHARE THE MESSAGE!


 

 

 

 

 

 



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