I had in mind to re-blog this post and then I noticed there has been a call out from The Altered Page for bloggers to consider re-posting today as a group effort...perfect synchronicity!
Florie and I have been friends for years, meditating group, showing our work at galleries and juried events. We have helped one another hanging shows both physically and emotionally. Our best times have been in meeting for coffee and updating one another in our art practice as well as sharing some finished pieces.
We haven't met as regularly this past year as Florie has struggled with health issues. I do know she has been keeping a journal and using oil pastels with her precious energy. She didn't want to end but rather stay and paint more and more but she past away late evening on July 3rd. I drove by her home today and saw her car parked outside which gave me a smile but I know in reality our coffee dates are over and I will miss her.
Below is one of her magical pieces that I'm proud to own.
"Synchronicity" by Florie ...canvas measures 6"x6" acrylic. Florie is inspired by petraglyphs
(sp) and has visited cave sites here and in Mexico. She teaches ESL in
the evenings and paints as often as possible. Participating in Open
Studio was a very big deal and it was my pleasure to visit and to buy
one of her pieces. I've known Florie for years, we go to meditation
together, we had a show together at a local gallery with another friend
Deena entitled Sacred Vows, Sacred Visions. When we can manage it, we
meet for a coffee date and time just flies! October 2008.