Today... a nod to a beloved friend, mentor and artist, who I've only known online since 2000, but who has been large in my life in terms of how much she added to my world, especially my art world, particularly my carving world. At various times in my life I took up carving, painting, calligraphy and modern dance in my younger days, then again in my early fifties until both my knees gave out. So, I felt an immediate kinship with her. Jenny was an accomplished and reknown dancer, calligrapher and painter. I met her through the Carving Consortium, an online carver's group, where we shared many pieces of carved art! Jenny passed away at her home in Marin on Saturday, leaving a devoted husband and bereft community of artists worldwide. She will always be my inspiration!
Take the time to look at some of her incredible artwork!
I thought of Jenny as I carved my "Isis Dancing:"