Thursday, August 7, 2014

In Memory of Helen Visser Priem….a most wonderful artist and my dear dear friend….

I have been gone from this blog for some time.  I do not know if anyone will even see this anymore, however for those who may visit, I lost my dear friend Helen Visser Priem who made so many owls and other creations as friends to my mice and bunnies.  She left this earth on July 10th, 2014.  Her courage was unending, her spirit unbending.  How I miss her….


  • To mourn too long for those we love is self-indulgent.
    But to honour their memory with a promise to live a little better for having known them, gives purpose to their life and some reason for their death.
    By Lavinia in Australia for Bob in Solihull 26th April 2005

10 comments:

augcott said...

I am so sad for your loss.
I lost my husband on July 12, 2014. It sucks.

Barby Anderson said...

Ohhh I am so terribly sorry for you. I am sad for you and hope in time your pain becomes more bearable. But after losing Helen, that seems like it will be forever. I wish you well….xxxx

12Create said...

Sorry for the loss of your friend. I truly admired her beautiful work. Truly lucky are those who have some of her wonderful creations.

Conni said...

Oh no! Helen was such a great, creative, wonderful person! A head full of ideas and dreams. It is very sad ....

Zwergenwelt said...

hello Barby,
I often look to your blog.
the death of Helen ist the most sadful message i´ve heard, i am so sad and shocked about this.
I loved her wonderful dolls, her owls and other animals, she was a great Artist and her art was so awful.
Your both Projects with owl and mouse were so cute and pretty, I often visited your blog and had fun with these little stories.
To loose an friend like Helen is so painful and sad, a loss which can not being filled.

All the best for you and your work, , cornelia

Barby Anderson said...

Thank you friends. Helen had such a kind spirit and her heart was in every one of her creations. I have many of her owls, Gnomes and other creatures, and I cherish them. It is a great comfort to hold them in my arms and think of my sweet friend. Helen's family is so very loving and caring, very strong wonderful people. I think of them daily….along with my dear Helen.

Sharon said...

Dear Barby, I am so sad to hear this news. I was a huge admirer of her work and her as a person. I was so lucky to win a jackdaw of hers in a giveaway that she did. I had hoped to one day be able to commission a gnome from her as I love them so much. I loved her blog posts and the stories she would write. I really enjoyed seeing photos of her new beautiful house and seeing the animals that lived there! She was a very magical person. Such a sad loss. :( Rest In Peace Helen. Xxx

Barby Anderson said...

Thank you Sharon, yes losing Helen from this great earth is such a huge loss, however I am very sure we will see her again one day....

Barby

Beth said...

Dear Barby,

I was so afraid this was true, that Helen had passed. Such a lovely creative spirit she was, and is. The earth is a poorer place for her passing.

Most sorrowfully,

Beth

Gaynor Laight said...

So sad, I had only recently just discovered her blog. She was such a brave and talented lady. She gave me inspiration for which I will be forever grateful. She will be sadly missed.