Welcome to Week 24, Year 11 of Paint Party Friday.
This week we are doing things a bit differently... Instead of letting the random number generator choose a spotlighted artist, we have decided to pay tribute to our fellow PPF-er and dear friend, Tracey Fletcher King. Many of you know that Tracey bravely battled cancer for many years, and we were heartbroken to hear of her passing this past week.
To know Tracey Fletcher King was definitely to love her... How could you not? She had a very special gift for turning the ordinary into something extraordinary. In addition to being an amazing artist (and PPF-er from the earliest days), Tracey's kindness, sense of humor, intelligence, and generosity made her a very bright light in our community. She freely and eagerly shared her talents, time, and even a "cuppa" with the many friends she so easily made from around the globe.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to her loving family (that many PPF-ers knew as "Sinus and Phantom"). We feel so blessed to call her our friend and will miss her dearly.
(More links: Tracey's blog, Tracey's instagram, and the PPF Tea Party for Tracey)
As always, please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Year 1, Week 1.
So sorry to hear the sad news. Tracey was a wonderful artist, and I still treasure a beautiful album she made for me. Hugs to all, ValerieReplyDelete
Oh no I am so sorry to hear this news. She was a talented artist. I remember her well.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear that. That is sad indeed. I never got to know her. I love the artwork you shared, great tribute.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear - she was a very talented artist.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear this. Tracey did such wonderful work. Thank you for sharing these with us.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear of Tracey's passing. My condolences to her family. She will be greatly missed here at PPF.ReplyDelete
I am happy to see some of her art featured today
much ❤ love
So sorry to hear about the passing of talented artist Tracey.ReplyDelete
Wow, heartbreaking. Tracey was a really sweet soul and her artwork always so beautiful, very talented artist! Wonderful tribute to her.ReplyDelete
so sad to read that :(ReplyDelete
I did not link up because I was away and had only just heard of dear Tracey's passing. Heartbreaking. I just did a blog post in her memory and didn't see this until I came to grab a link to PPF. Thank you Kristin and Eva for honoring Tracey in this way, for it is here that many of us were first introduced to her amazing spirit, courage, humor, and art XOReplyDelete
Tracey was such an inspiration to all of us.ReplyDelete
oh no! I didn't know she passed away! :( She had always such a vibrant style and personality! :( Thank you for this post and for all the work you ladies do ♥ReplyDelete