This week was full of memorials, obituaries, and funeral plans.
Not everything had to do with death, of course. Thank you to Leonard Greco for a wonderful lunch and talk of art, to Kate Conklin for a lovely lesson exchange and to Lois Lambert of the Functional Art Gallery for an honest and generous assessment of my artwork. Thanks also to Lauren Love and L. M. Attea in Baraboo, WI for hosting a dinner to honor Dave's mom and her legacy in that town. Thank you to McKerrin Kelly, Gia Mora, Kate Barlow, Pam Noles, my brother and sister, mutual friends of Steve Nelson, and all of the folks from the Summerset Festival of the Arts for their support and reminiscences.
I will come up with my own once I've processed. It may take me a very long time.
So instead, here are the obituaries for Rochelle Robkin and Steven Nelson. I'm also including a link for help in funding Corinne Ferguson's funeral and a memorial event for Michael Sheppard.
Rest well, my friends. I miss you all.
A. Laura Brody
I re*make mobility devices and materials and give them new lives. Sometimes I staple drape.