I read on someone's blog that artist Laurel Burch has died. I was not familar with the name so I went to check out her web site. If you like a bit of whimsy and lots of brilliant color I encourage you to go check it out. (tabs at the top of the page "art" will bring up menu... art is displayed in automated slide-show format.) Her art is beautiful.
Her "about" page gives you a glimpse of her personality. A free spirit, to be sure.
Whenever someone passes on, it leaves a hole in the lives of those left behind. May it eventually be filled with Peace and loving memories.