Little Wonder's Gotcha Day
Thursday, November 18, 2010
REMEMBERING THE DIVA
This past Tuesday, our good friend Lydia passed away. She was in New Mexico with her family. Ironically, that day we were talking about her in class.
She moved back to New Mexico after spending over two years in Brockport with one of her daughters (and our good friend), Alicia. Everyone in the community knew who she was and it felt like home to her. Before long, she became one of my art students. She was in her 90s...very vibrant! You could see it in her work. Here is the way we all remember her.
As you can see, she had great style. When she came to class, I might still be in my barn ensemble and she would be beautifully dressed. In the photo above, we were having class out at Kendra's lake house.
Below, we were at the Seymour Library for a Skoog Farm Workshop Art Exhibition. There she is with Jean (another student).
Her colored pencil drawings were always bright and reflected her to a "T."
I think she was very proud of her work. We all certainly admired her.
Such a lady....
Can you see why they called her the Diva?
Gracious, humble, sweet, talented, generous .... and much loved by all who knew her.