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Reply #15 on: January 01, 2016, 05:27:46 AM
My sincere condolences to Brian ,Her husband and her family.... ... will miss her comments and valuable advice.quite a Loss to PB family. Life is really  so much unpredictable!!.

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Reply #16 on: January 01, 2016, 06:00:47 AM
Have just read your post Brian, these times are always difficult made even more so when completely unexpected. My heartfelt condolences to friends and family.

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.
Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner.
All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral
Cheers, Val

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Reply #17 on: January 01, 2016, 06:51:22 AM
Thanks Val,
As the days go by it's getting easier to live with.
They are having a service for her Jan 16th so we'll go back to San Diego for that.

For those of you who asked where I've been for the last year, my wife and I retired in May, we sold the house and everything we own, and hit the road in our RV. We've been travelling around the USA for 6 months now.

With all that has been going on I haven't done much painting but we've settled down for the winter and I'm starting to catch up on the paintings that have been crying out to be done.

Thanks for the kind words about Marsha. We had a special friendship and I kind of lit the flame that became the raging desire to draw and paint that consumed her for the last couple of years.
She enjoyed this group so much and we'd chatter about painting and paint basket for hours!
 
To my complete and utter delight she used the portrait I painted of her as her icon here and her partner Mike has the original hanging at home, which comforts both him and I.

Got to go,
Best wishes to everyone at PB for the New Year
Brian
Don't draw more in the morning than you can erase in the afternoon (Old Draughtsman's saying)


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Reply #18 on: January 01, 2016, 07:10:40 AM
Sitting here this morning I remembered a short video you posted of you and Marsha painting (Marsha actually)..... made me laugh until I had tears. Thanks for that my dear, just made my day a bit brighter.  :1hug:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #19 on: January 01, 2016, 09:50:52 AM
Brian,

Marsha was lucky to have such loyal people around her. 

You will always have great memories of her. 

Good to get that update on your life now. 

When you are ready to venture across the puddle, I'd love to host you and your wife here in Hawaii.

aloha

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Reply #20 on: January 01, 2016, 05:00:41 PM
Dear Brian:  Soo sad to hear about Marsha's passing.  My thoughts and prayers go out to you and her whole family.  Kathy
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Reply #21 on: January 01, 2016, 07:14:21 PM
Brian, this is such a shock. I will miss her. She had such a nice way about her. My deepest sympathy to you and her family. May she rest in peace.
Mary Lou

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Reply #22 on: January 02, 2016, 12:11:03 PM
OMW :-\ :'(
 Sincere condolences, we will certainly miss Marsha. She has been a cornerstone of our community for the longest time. I salute you dear friend :not_worthy:


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Reply #23 on: January 03, 2016, 06:37:08 AM
Mea thanks for your kind offer, we're planning on crossing the pond but going the OTHER way to Europe in a year or two.

I really appreciate everyone's condolences and when I see the family in 2 weeks I'll surely tell them how much she'll be missed.

Brian
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Reply #24 on: January 12, 2016, 04:22:31 AM
It was with shock that I read this post today.  My sincere condolences to you Brian and Mike and all her family.

I haven't been a member of PB for very long, but what I learned about Marsha was that she was such a lovely person, always ready with some positive remarks to our uncertain art.

Thanks Marsha for the inspiration you gave us with your challenges you so diligently submitted.

We have a saying here in SA for someone doing something extraordinary - "Give that man a Bells (whiskey)". 

Well here is to Marsha - "Give that gal a Bells!."


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Reply #25 on: January 17, 2016, 10:27:38 AM
Yesterday was Marsha's remembrance service and the chapel was standing room only with her friends and family.
Mike had set up a display of her artwork and her faithful dog Abby was there too.
I was asked to speak, and had to choke back my tears as I told of her love for art and what a special group of friends she found here on Paint Basket.
I told of everyone's kind gesture in contributing to a "Scholarship" fund in her name. There wasn't a dry eye in the house, especially not mine.
Mike invited me over to the house and told me to take any of the art supplies that were in her studio area.
A couple of canvases and brushes for mementos came home with me, the rest will go to the senior center where she painted each week. They will find good use there.
I also came away with homework! Marsha had a photo of her and Mike when they first met clipped to her easel. She obviously intended to paint it, instead the task will go to me.
I'll try and get some pictures together when I get back to Arizona.
Thanks
Brian
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Reply #26 on: January 17, 2016, 11:03:23 AM
 :thankyou: for the update Brian and  :gl: with the painting, I know you will do an awesome job O0


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Reply #27 on: January 17, 2016, 11:09:43 AM
Bless you, Brian :flowers:
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Reply #28 on: January 17, 2016, 12:48:58 PM
Oh! Brian, the tears are rolling and I can just imagine how sad the memorial service must have been. Anyway, it will be a wonderful tribute to her memory by painting the picture of her and Mike.  You are a friend in a million.


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Reply #29 on: January 17, 2016, 12:56:03 PM
I am so sorry the hear the sad news. I did not know her, but I remember her kind words, her beautiful work. Rest in peace Marsha.  :'(
Doina


 

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