A friend of mine passed away recently and I am so sad, for complete lack of a better word or description.
Lizzie was a friend, a fellow artist and a mentor in fashioning a creative life as she did so well. She taught me that it’s okay to live the Artist’s Life as we creatives seem to need to do. She taught me how people like us can “make something from nothing” and boy did she do that well… it hit me every time I went into her studio. And finally, in her passing, she taught me of the importance in touching people’s lives in whatever community you belong to. I knew of her varied career covering several mediums from Fine Arts and Craft to behind the scenes in Television – news and TV shows – and Theatre with makeup and production of props, but what I didn’t realize is that she touched so many others in the same selfless, generous way that she did me. Countless others, I think. We were all special and deserving of her love and generous spirit. Thank you, Lizzie. I’m lucky to have known you. If I do my best to touch even a quarter of people in such a meaningful way as you did, I will have lived a full life.
I think it’s in honour of her that I created this latest painting… Lizzie was known for her cards with extravagant ladies, recently with them wearing cake hats, of course!
“Eat cake and let the crumbs fall where they may.” ~ Liz Ciesluk