Monday, March 15, 2021

T Stands For Tribute

 

 This week's post is my tribute to a dear blogging friend Eileen, a regular at  the T Stands For Tuesday link ups. My heart is heavy over reading last week on our Tuesday host Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog of the sudden passing of Eileen after having gone through open heart surgery. I am no less saddened just because we never met in person and I'm sure most of you feel the same way when we lose a blog friend. I do cherish any and all of the snail mail exchanges  with all of you. Eileen was always so thoughtful with her cards, poems, and ephemera she would send. Not to mention her always supportive and uplifting comments on my blog. 

This is a journal page I did last week to try and process my emotions:

  Eileen was an enthusiastic student enjoying new art classes and techniques up to the very end. She was an equally enthusiastic teacher, happily willing to share her knowledge with all.

 She was really excited to try out  some journal pages using the grid technique and pages I had shared in earlier posts and here is the last she posted. She shared the base of her grid along with the finished page as I had been doing:



    Didn't she do a great job with it? It's beautiful!!

   Eileen enjoyed a glass of chardonnay, a favorite wine of hers and often shared it at T Stands For Tuesday.

 
 And so one last toast to you Eileen, and cheers to the T Stands For Tuesday peeps. 

 With heartfelt sympathy and prayers to Eileen's husband Chris, to all of Eileen's family and friends near and far, those who have been touched by her presence in person or in cyberspace. 🙏


And here is another grid style journal page I recently made and  will share with Art Journal Journey (A Single Flower), and Paint Party Friday who celebrates 10 years!! Happy Birthday to you!!:


 For the base colors I used Dina Wakley paints in Sand, Cheddar, Marine, and Olive.

The completed page:



 
 In my next post I'll catch up with some challenges and celebrations. Be well. And a Happy St. Patrick's Day ( March 17) , and happy Spring ( March 20)  to those in the Northern Hemisphere!



 "The life of one we love is never lost. Its influence goes on through all the lives it ever touched."     Christopher Holloway



36 comments:

  1. The depth of friendship among fellow bloggers is a beautiful inspiration! Your tribute is profound.

    be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  2. Lovely tribute to Eileen and beautiful art.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  3. This is a wonderful tribute page Linda. You lost page is beautiful, and I like how you created that beautiful grid page. Thanks for sharing with us at AJJ. And it was nice you also shared a glass of wine as Eileen often did. We won't forget her, will we? have a wonderful T day. Hugs-Erika

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  4. What a fabulous tribute to Eileen. You really made it personal, too, which I'm sure she would have loved. Your art as tribute to her is fantastic, and so is the chardonnay, which I know she enjoyed, as do you. Thank you for this heartfelt tribute to her. So sweet of you to include the wine for T this Tuesday, too.

    I was also in awe of the beautiful flower you created from that grid. It was also sweet how you tied it back to Eileen again. Thanks so very much for sharing this single flower with us using Sheila's theme at Art Journal Journey. Your post has touched my heart, dear.

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  5. What a beautiful tribute to a much loved person. Beautifully expressed in words and art, so lovely.

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  6. Beautiful post Eileen was a special person that touched many of our lives. I love the quote

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  7. This is a lovely tribute, Linda. It's always awful to lose a blog friend, someone we have never met but have communicated with in a different way. I've lost a few and still think of them, so I can understand how you feel.
    The "lost" page is both sad and beautiful.

    I'm fascinated by the grid style way of making a piece. I suspect it is not easy. Good idea to start with a restricted set of colours and I just love all the "bits" you've added - the leaf and face and of course the "Single Flower" looking down.
    Thanks for another great entry for our challenge at AJJ, I like it a lot.

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  8. Hi! what a beautiful tribute to a sweet and creative friend. The grid style makes for a very pretty collage arrangement, and I love the colors you chose. Blessings to you ~

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  9. It is indeed sad to lose such a friend. I'm impressed her people shared the news with blogging friends so we could mourn her passing. So often blogging buddies are just gone, and we never find out what happened.

    I lift a glass in her memory. May the love of friends and family and the knowledge that she meant a lot to so many bring some comfort to her husband. R.I.P. Eileen

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  10. This is a beautiful tribute to Eileen. She was a kind and generous person. She made such an impression on me and will long be remembered with loving thoughts.

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  11. Such a beautiful tribute to Eileen! Like you I'm so saddened by her passing, she will be very much missed and always in our hearts ❤️. Her kindness and creativity knew no limits! Take care and wishing you a Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

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  12. Beautiful post, Linda and lovely tribute to your friend. So sorry for your loss . . .

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  13. Lovely tribute to Eileen, thank!!! Sad such a dear person had to leave!
    Take care and wishing you a good day, hug Elke

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  14. Lovely tribute and well done. I didn't know about Eileen until reading this because I hadn't been to a tea party in a month! I am so sorry to hear of this. I will try to go back and read Elizabeth's post. Thank you!

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  15. This is a beautiful way to sort your emotions and a tribute to Eileen. she is missed.

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  16. Yes, a wonderful tribute, and I don´t wanna even think of how her Hubby must feel. We were close to this so often (the other way round).
    I had a note for last Saturday: GRIDS!
    My table came in the way, but I´m at it. And you are right, we can also miss a person we "only" met online. I still can´t believe she´s gone... Great tribute you gave her.

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  17. Such a beautiful tribute to Eileen, your artwork is lovely
    Have a lovely day
    Jan S

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  18. You are wonderful blogging friend ~ I should take lessons from you ~ Wonderful tribute to Eileen and awesome creations ~ Happy St Paddy's Day to you and hubby ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Such a lovely tribute to a lovely lady. Slainte! and Happy T Day

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  20. That was a lovely tribute to Eileen. Yes, virtual friendships are just as important as physical ones.
    Your grid page is great. I love the colours.
    Sorry for the late comment,
    hope you had a lovely T Day and St Patrick's Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  21. Oh I love color combination is your last creation ~ and Matisse's quote ~ Fantastic Xo

    Living moment to moment,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  22. Here's a toast to you ~ a great blogger friend ~ Xo and so creative!

    Living moment to moment,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. Happy PPF, have a great weekend, stay safe! Hugs, Valerie

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  24. I am saddened by the loss of Eileen and love your tribute to her.

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  25. Wonderful tribute. Love your creations. Anesha x

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  26. Lovely tribute. Happy Paint Party Friday

    Much💜love

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  27. I am sorry for the loss of Eileen, your lovely blogging friend, Linda.
    Your thoughtful words and art work are a lovely tribute to her.
    Best Wishes
    Dixie

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  28. I am sorry for the loss of your blogging friend, Eileen. May her memory be a blessing. I don’t know this lady but have known more than one blogger over many years who I grew to care about who passed away. They seemed invincible and it was always a shock and a sorrow.

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  29. Oh my goodness, how sad! But you are right, we have friends we have never met, most likely never will, and still love and keep a spot in the day to think of them and enjoy laughter.
    She would've loved this tribute.
    Beautiful art ♥

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  30. RIP Eileen. Enjoyed your work this week Linda.

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  31. Very sad news about Eileen but a wonderful tribute i'm glad to read she was creative up until the end. Yes it's a wonderful world is blogger so many friendships found and made in this crafty community. Your artwork as always is wonderful Linda, it's a good way to help take our minds off things.
    Take care & Happy PPF Tracey xx

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  32. I did not know your blogfriend but I too have lost a few during the years.
    You made a beautiful tribute to her.
    take care!

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  33. Sorry for lost of your friend.
    Just briefly checked out the art journal link.
    Happy PPF
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  34. The Vernal (Spring) Equinox is here but…it’s snowing (light snow). Next week looks better! wohoo!
    Happy PPF!

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  35. A lovely tribute to dear Eileen! I love those grid pages! Sorry for such late visit, Hugs, Chrisx

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