Monday, March 21, 2011

A Tribute

I haven't been able to post for awhile as just too much had been going on in my life. I did want to pay tribute to a dear friend of mine.

ON February 28th, 2011 my friend Pat Phillips went home to be with the Lord. She has been a great friend to me even though she was 30 years older than me. She has been such an inspiration to me. When I was in my 20's she taught me that it was ok to love dolls even when you were an adult. She encouraged me to make my first soft sculpture doll and even made a kimono for it. She always encouraged me and was so complimentary of stuff I made even though she was a true artist herself. She had been very discouraged that she couldn't sew, paint, or draw much anymore since a stroke a few years ago but did get to make Valentine Paperdolls with us when I was in Florida about a week before she died. She has been a true mentor to me and I just wanted to say thank you to her. I will miss her always.

This is a card I made for my Mom but it reminds me of Pat too.


Cheryl said...

Robin, so sorry for your loss. Beautiful card.

The Homeless Parrot said...

Sorry, Mom. I know you loved her very much. Part of the reason I went down for the funeral was for you and Nanny...I know what an important part of your life she was.