Barbara dyed lace using avocado skins.
Today has been a sad day for me
as I discovered that one of my dear
blogging friends died recently
after losing her courageous battle
with ovarian cancer.
Dear Barbara of Vintage Bunty
was an exceptionally talented
mixed media artist.
I'm sure many of you knew her too
and admired her beautiful work.
She participated in many
on-line workshops and classes.
Barbara and I first met while
doing Carole's on-line journal class.
She made such a pretty journal
full of lace, sweet images and her
very favourite buttons.
Harmony - so very talented.
We also both enjoyed
Vintage Gluebook class.
...and then she was published in
Sew Somerset magazine
with this exquisite collage piece
I remember how thrilled she was -
a real achievement!
You made it Barbara!!!
To a collage artist it just
any better than that
I'm hoping that just maybe
you are looking down from above
and smiling as you read this!
I'm so lucky to have a very precious
reminder of Barbara -
her charming Giveaway which I won.
My heart skipped beats when I
opened her beautiful parcel!
This was real treasure to me -
way way too good to use -
But I've had a change of heart
and these pieces will now become part
of a collage I will make
in memory of
I will miss you dear friend
God's speed until
we meet again
in collage heaven.
All the images are from her blog
Barbara's husband Paul has written
a very moving and loving tribute to