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Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Lee (and blogging)
I've had various prompts to do this post, not least an out of the blue email from Lee's sister saying hello and asking where the web page I'd done for Lee had gone...
Lee was an incredible sky diver but she died following a mid-air collision in April 2003. By then she had moved from Bristol to California then on to Australia. As I wasn't well enough to regularly use the computer for email through much of this time I'd had little contact with her since 1996. However her death was a real blow to me and I grieved her loss fully.
One of the consolations I had was discovering a blogger who mentioned her. She had never met Lee but worked with her.
I made Lee a web page despite the fact that it made me quite ill to do so. And the idea of one day doing my own blog was planted.
There is another page dedicated to her and looking at it today I noticed that there was a picture of her with a Marilyn Monroe statue so I thought I'd do a variation on the Andy Warhol Marilyn pictures for her.
For those of you interested in Andy Warhol, whilst looking for references I found a page where you can play with the Marilyn image yourself.
My biggest regret is that I did not go to see Lee whilst she was in Australia. She'd written to tell me she had one of my paintings on her wall but I couldn't picture her properly... and so my resolution for 2006 is to go and see those people young or old whom I value in my life.
What resolutions are you making?