RIP my friend.


When I created this page, I had no idea where it was going. It started as a do-over of a page I did not like. I added more and more layers of gesso, paint and collage and still I had no idea where it was going. I collaged the owl, rose and butterfly, and was stuck. Not sure how to proceed. Then my favorite wings stencil caught my eye and I decided to add it as a focal point.

Usually at this point, the page will “tell” me what is it about. In this case, I still had no idea. So I left it alone.

Until today.

Today, I received news of the passing of a friend, a sweet and beautiful soul I met at an art retreat a few years ago. She was one of the few people I met and we just clicked. She was sweet and kind … a quiet soul that was unassuming. We have been meaning to go back to the art retreat together but life got in the way and that did not happen. This year we thought we would do it but she had to pull out due to a surgery she has to undergo. Little did I know that her cancer was so serious…. sadly, she lost her battle to cancer today.

With a heavy heart, I wanted to sit at my art table and then, it happened. It all clicked.

I knew why I created this page. It was meant for her. I did not know it when I started the page but now it is crystal clear.

This is for you, Kelly Jones. May you Rest In Peace and be surrounded by angels. For you are one yourself.

love always, your friend, Teresa.

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