Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Merci Mari




















My dear friend and sketching mentor, Mari Le Glatin Keis, lost her battle with cancer in January. A celebration of her life will be held this weekend in Corvallis, OR. Friends and participants of her many workshops were asked to contribute a page for a sketchbook to be assembled for the family. I took four trips with her and my page represents these great captured moments with Mari. She not only was a great influence on my art and it's process but also how I now live my life everyday. Merci Mari.

11 comments:

stART said...

What a lovely salute for your friend. I followed your blog-link from the Zentangle blog comment you left - found you! *G* Now I can keep up with your "initial" challenge! Hehehehheee

Krista Meister said...

Deborah, it was nice to discover you through my blog/your blog. I'm sorry to hear about Mari. I have her book and had heard about her death (probably through you in the EDM group?). How nice and yet how sad that you were friends with Mari, now that she is gone. My condolences to you and Mari's family.

Carolyn said...

Mari's influence on my outlook and sketching grew out of a sweet year long email exchange until I could meet her in person. She not only captivated me she taught me a refreshing way to look at myself. I now sketch with my eyes and allow my pen to dance on the page.

quirkyartist said...

A beautiful busy spread. A very suitable tribute to your friend.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

I am sorry to hear about Mari. I have her book too. It is wonderful to have someone in life that makes a difference and makes us look at everything differently.

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