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Good Bye Mari

January 10, 2011

The news arrived this morning that a sweet friend passed away surrounded by her family. Mari Le Glatin Keis introduced many of us to the idea of sketching our way through a country, recording bits and pieces into journals cementing images more strongly than a photograph ever would. We explored the countryside of her homeland, Brittany France, and to desert climate of Oaxaca Mexico during Dia de los Muertos.

Mari sketching under an ancient dolmen, Brittany, France 2004.

Afternoon discussion at Casa Arnel, Oaxaca Mexico, 2005.

Mari sketching while waiting for the bus to Teotitlan from Sta. Maria del Tule, 2005.

You touched so many lives around the world and will continue to inspire many to sketch our way through life. Thank you Mari. We love you so much!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Carolyn Bloche permalink
    March 6, 2011 8:58 pm

    Thank you for the pictures of Mari doing what she loved. She taught me also to sketch with my eyes first and then to let my pen dance over the page. I love her also. She is a treasure. Were you in Corvallis on Saturday?

    • paperstew permalink*
      March 7, 2011 8:23 am

      Unfortunately I was unable to attend due to lingering illness. I heard it was a wonderful outpouring of love and art. She was such a special woman and will be missed by all.
      Thanks for your comment Carolyn and keep sketching!

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