A Remembrance of Two Artists who Touched My Life
sharing your artistic soul
teaching with your heart
When I was tiny, Aunt Rosemary and Uncle Dick took my big sister Janie and I to the Rose Parade. We got to sit on camp stools, or Uncle Dick's shoulders. And eat cotton candy. They were two of the early loving influences I had in my life.
Aunt Rosemary was a school teacher, and had the most amazing art supplies at her house! They lived a few hours away, and we'd get to go visit for several days with the whole family. And we'd play and create! She encouraged my artistic exploration early in life.
We lost her several years ago, after a brief illness.
Another influence on my artistic exploration was my friend Sherri. Several years ago I serendipitously met someone at a photo copy shop, who invited me to join an art group meeting at her home, and Sheri was one of the artists there. I took a series of Visual Journaling classes from Sherri shortly thereafter, where we would play and create. Those classes, and the art group, began my exploration of mixed media which has become my passion.
Sherri was an encouraging teacher and friend. We lost her very suddenly last February.
This picture of a heart shaped rock wall, taken by my son on one of his trips, honors these two people who have been influences in my artistic life.