I found the blog world through an artist that I read about in Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine in September of 2007… kellyraeroberts. Once introduced to this new world I began stumbling on many few and interesting people. Many artists but also through those artists doing “good will work” like Jen Lemen I was introduced to The Comfy Place, Toddler Planet and eventually all of us on Mothers with Cancer.
I have my list of favorite blogs that I check regularly and one of those is the editor of the Stampington Company magazines, Jenny Doh. Being in the art publishing business Jenny knows so many interesting people from all over the world. I was first “e”introduced to one amazing local artist through Jenny’s blog, her name is Janice Lowry. She has journalled for over 30 years and her journals have been inducted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Archives of America in Washington, DC.… so cool, click here to watch a video of her work.
The reason for this entire back story is this… unfortunately both worlds have collided again. While checking Jenny’s blog I read another post about Janice but she has now been diagnosed with Liver cancer and has entered Hospice. She is also a mother with cancer, she has 3 grown sons. Please take a minute and visit her blog and her website… and send some thoughts her way.
*** I just visited Janice’s blog and she passed away Sunday… the 20th. Her husband wrote a very nice post and there is a part of it that I found very moving…
“It seems that the brightest stars can’t burn with such intensity for overly long periods of time and we have to enjoy and savor each moment with them as they pass through our orbits.”