It is with great regret that I share with you, one of my long-time swap participants has passed away. Vicky Martindale suffered a stroke Christmas Day 2010, then fell into a hemorrhagic coma where she remained until her passing yesterday. Vicky had participated in many of my creative swaps, her last one being the Mail Art swap in December. You may have a piece of Vicky's art in your collection. Lori Lee, a good friend of Vicky's, had let me know earlier this year that Vicky was in a coma. Lori also passed along a site where I could sign up for updates on Vicky's status. Today, I sadly learned that she passed away late last night.
Vicky was a participant in my swaps since at least 2004, maybe sooner - I don't I have a record of my earliest swaps. To honor her, I have put together a slide show of her swap art from 2004-2010. She created some wonderful pieces and was very prolific. I think I can safely estimate she was involved in 15-20 of my art swaps, always supporting me and sending kind words. I did not know her very well, as we did not email each other much, but I will always remember her art and her kindness with love, lenna
❤All of my posts related to Vicky Martindale are linked -click on her name and you will see this post first, with the other related posts underneath. We will miss you, Vicky. xoxox