Above: From the 1,000 “Faces I’ve Seen” Series, 2002

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Such sad news: Carol Parks passed away on Sunday.

I met Carol briefly in 2006 at Artfest, and we “traded” artwork and zines the following fall during Art & Soul. We kept in touch by email the following year. In early 2008 I was going through a particularly difficult time financially; Carol found out about it and suddenly “needed” several hundred dollars worth of art and journals from my etsy shop… she wrote in the message to seller: “I’ve been in your position several times in my life. We can’t have that.”

In 2009 I taught a three-day workshop in her home… what fun that was, in so many ways!

This generous and talented woman will be missed. Goodbye, Carol.