Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Laurel Burch

Thanks to all who are participating in the Art Supply Swap. It is going to be so much fun! I have already started preparing my box. It's kind of like old times when we used to decorate a shoe box for Valentines. But now, our treats are different. But, chocolate is still a good idea! Heehee. Thanks again to all. Remember the deadline to participate is Feb 3rd and deadline to mail your surprise is Feb 14th.
Laurel Burch-1999 Self Portrait
I want to take a moment to introduce you to an artist that a new friend of mine introduced me to. Thanks Donna. You may have already known about this lady/artist. I did not know I was familiar with her until yesterday when Donna told me about her. Coincidentally, my husband had bought me a journal with her art on it for Christmas recently. Wow. Anyway, I have always been drawn to her art and just never knew (or took the time) to know who she was. Take a moment to read her story. She is even more amazing to me now. Please go and read about her and view her colorful, funky, and cheerful art.
Sadly, she passed away on Sept 13th of 2007. Her birthday is Dec 31.


BlueJude said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC! LOve her style. So sad she has passed on but her art will obviously live on. Thanks for the link.

Susan said...

What an interesting, yet sad and touching life she had. Thanks for introducing me to her and her story.
So sorry she is gone.
Susan K.

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

I love laurel birch, Lisa gave me this same journal for Christmas. And I want you to know that I LOVE my Valentine's Doll, I love how her legs move. Thank you so much!! I love our friendship!!! You mean so much to me!!! Love ya, Renea

PLO said...

Thanks for reminding me about L. Burch! I didn't know about her story!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Laurel Burch, rest in peace. I for one LOVE her fab and feel her spirit is missed. ~Monica