Wednesday, March 27, 2013

One of my absolute heroes has passed....

Today I learned of the passing of one of my artistic heroes - Georgia Deaver. I am so saddened to hear of her passing through the Friends of Calligraphy, a calligraphic guild I've been a member of for many years. Georgia Deaver was and is an inspiration to me..and she had been someone I had admired throughout my years in college. Right after graduating, I decided to set my foot out into the freelance world, and I wrote a letter to Ms. Deaver asking for any advice on the subject. She wrote back to me. I remember how powerful that event was in my life..to receive words of wisdom and kindness from someone so acclaimed and established as her. I was able to attend one of her calligraphy workshops, and her sweet and kind nature blew me away along with her effortless skills and talent. To witness a master at her craft is something I view as a special gift in my lifetime.
If you are not familiar with Ms. Deaver's work, please visit: georgiadeaver.com
A sprinkling of her amazing work: All works © Georgia Deaver





My condolences to her family and friends of her passing. I will miss her amazing work but will continue to be inspired by what she has left for all of us to enjoy.


9 comments:

  1. Aaawwww, Shirley. She had more than just a beautiful penmanship. So sweet of you to honor her.

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  2. Un génie n'est jamais complètement parti...
    Merci de me faire connaître cette artiste... Un très bel hommage.
    Gros bisous

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  3. Wow, thank you for passing on the info of her legacy, Shir. Her skill was amazing, and I'm sure she'll be missed. I see so much life in her strokes, and that's what makes art so powerful - it can manage to evoke the artist's life and spirit, even after they've left us.

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  4. What wonderful memories you have of her Shirley, what a very talented lady who leaves behind a great legacy, Jane x

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  5. Her work is so memorable...this is such a heart-warming tribute to her...

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  6. Awwww, her work is so beautiful.

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  7. It's good for my heart to see her good work and to know that she was kind enough to write you when you were starting off. Can we really ask for much more out of our lives than to be remembered like this? A wonderful memorial!

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  8. It's no wonder she was an inspiration. Her work is astoundingly beautiful, full of grace and heart. Thank you for sharing her with us.

    Wishing you and your family a warm and wonderful Easter. xoxo

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  9. I hadn't heard. This is most definitely sad. Glad you were so inspired by her work.

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