Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Celebrating an Amazing Life

Inochi.  Sometimes amazing things happen.  And other times... the most unfathomable of events occur.

On Sunday, May 20th, a friend and fellow artist I have known since junior high school, passed away from complications related to a hit and run car accident that occurred on May 1st.  Carlleena Ieasha Person, known in the artist community as Savnac, left behind a beautiful legacy.  Though her life was cut much too short, the incredible journey she traveled on her way of becoming an established and respected self-taught artist has always harbored a sense of pride and amazement for me.  I was honored to know someone who was so passionate about her craft and who had a relentless and admirable work ethic.  Celebrating and finding the beauty in imperfections, she hustled every day to seize every opportunity to grow and work as a non-starving artist.  Many hearts have been broken this week and will be for a long time to come.  A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday -- it would have been her 33rd birthday.  (Details about the memorial event can be found on Carlleena's fanpage on Facebook under SAVNAC MURAL DESIGNS art of Carlleena Person.)

To get a glimpse of the beautiful soul that I knew, please view the links below.  And, if you have a moment to spare on Thursday, celebrate her life by finding beauty in the world, no matter how big or how small.  She would have loved that. 

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.”
- Charles Horton Cooley

1 comment:

  1. Still such sad news to hear from someone so young and on the way to achieving her dream.

    Although I didn't know her, I still feel for the loss that her friends and family must be feeling.

    Let me know if I can do anything.



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