Farewell for now from a Motivating Giraffe

Motivating Giraffe is pretty much over (for now or for good, I’m not sure). The books and prints are still available on my Etsy page, but I just want to thank everyone here for your amazing support over the last 3+ years. This is not what I thought I’d be doing when I graduated high school, but I’m so glad you have given me this wonderful opportunity. I’ll keep the website and Facebook page up so anyone can access the MG gallery.

Thanks, everyone. Truly. I hope you’re well, and I hope you’re smiling :)

I’m still making art! You can see my new style over at pennyredshawart.com

14 thoughts on “Farewell for now from a Motivating Giraffe

  1. [https://www.flyingflowers.co.uk/ff_images/product/8466/FC93621F.jpg?product]

    Dear Jenny (aka MG),

    Sorry to hear you are ‘vacating’ the chair of MG, if not for good, it sounds like for at least a while.

    I just wanted to let you know that, following a fairly substantial health trauma in my life a few years back, MG’s posts did wonders to get me through. You are a most remarkable and truly extraordinary individual – your warmth, kindness and generosity of spirit shine through to whomever sees any of your fantastic drawings. Your heart must be huge as your care and concern for others is practically palpable.

    From me and my family of 4 in Adelaide a HUGE THANKS for everything – you will never know what a large part you have played in our joint success getting our lives back together and ultimately moving forward. I owe you a huge debt that I won’t ever be able to repay.

    I wish you every success, enjoyment, fulfilment and bliss in whatever you decide to do from now on and wherever your life takes you. You will excel at whatever you put your mind too, I know it!!!

    I will greatly miss MG but have plenty of his pictures to keep my hubby and I (and our 2 teenage children) company, as well as motivated, vindicated, enthused and feeling needed and worthwhile whilst dealing with life in general, no matter what.

    YOU GO GIRL!!!

    Warmest regards and many thanks,

    Mandy Lange

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  2. Hey Penny – It was indeed comforting to see the Giraffe and Pig often in the feed and will be missed as will the positivity quotes.. ! take care your work is great!

  3. Thank you so much for all the motivation. Good luck in your new endeavors and I will be watching for future posts.

  4. Penny,
    Thank you for sharing your art and your musings. My best friend and I have used MG as a way to keep in touch after we ended up living several hours apart from one another, and I am so grateful to you for helping us stay connected. Best of luck with all that you do next!

    RAD (& AJZ)

  5. Your books, calendars and daily drawings have seen my family members through some very hard times. The drawings were laser focused on our drama and we were sure you were living the same situation. Your outlet was our inspiration. Thank you and we wish you well, all the way from the other side of the world.

  6. Keep making art and encouraging others. It is a noble cause and you have an amazing gift for it. God’s blessings in all your future endeavors!

  7. I just saw this, and almost two years after the fact.

    It’s saddening, but I hope that what you’re doing now is bringing you some form of satisfaction.

    Glad to read that the stuff here remains accessible. Might just have to go through it soon.

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