Monday, August 9, 2010

"In Memory..."



...of Judy Butler...
(1944-2010)
a fellow artist, cactus lover, and blogging friend...
an inspiration
to all who knew her.
You made me smile...a lot!
I will always treasure your upbeat emails...
your playful "Cactus Mundi"...
your enthusiasm for all things Arizona.
I love that you taught me what a "sussie" was! :)
I will always hold dear the
beautiful art cards
you so graciously traded with me-
the backs of each so wonderfully detailed with
descriptions and lovely comments-
(I just loved that!)
Your joy of life...
your passion for art and nature...
your beautiful, loving, and generous heart...
your love of all things "family"...
These are among your many legacies.
I feel really privileged and honored to have "met" you.
You were one very special lady.
Rest now, Judy...
in blissful eternal peace.

12 comments:

soulbrush said...

this is very very touching, sad and loving. no more to say.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beautifully said. We will miss Judy.

Teri C said...

Beautifully written. You expressed how we all feel on this sad sad day. Judy was always so appreciative of yours and all our friendships, but we were the winners just knowing her.

A sad ❤HCM❤

Anonymous said...

What a lovely tribute! JGL:)

studio lolo said...

How wonderful that you have a part of Judy.
This is a sweet, thoughtful post.

xo♥

Alex said...

A beautiful, thoughtful and sensitive tribute. It's very touching indeed

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Very beautiful Margaret. You have some wonderful keepsakes and memories you shared. I wish her peace.

Barbara Weeks said...

A lovely tribute.
I'm sorry for your loss.

Julie said...

What a lovely tribute to Judy, Margaret! Her art was so lovely! She was a fun and happy person, I believe...all the way to the end. She will be missed by so many people!
Take care
Julie

Denise said...

Even though I did not know your friend, I loved seeing her through your thoughtful tribute. Your whole blog in general pricks at my soul and makes me want to be sure and keep it open to all that is lovely in the world.
Best wishes,
Denise

marianne said...

Beautiful post for Judy Margaret!
Amazing collection of art you have of her!
She was a special person......

Evelyn said...

A beautiful post for Judy.