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A tribute to Mary...

If you have found this page without having first visited my homepage, please allow me to tell you about Mary.  Mary is the beautiful daughter of my best friend, Patty.  Sadly, Mary passed away at the young age of 15 on November 30, 2006.  If you'd like to know more about her, you can visit www.themaryfund.com. 

In this page, I want to share with you the beauty in her soul.  Here is a small collection of her art work and photographs.  She became enamoured with celestial beings just before she was diagnosed with her illness.  It just goes to show that the soul knows what the body doesn't.  I ask that when you view this page, that you not just view the art work with your physical eyes, but with your soul.

Although we are sharing Mary's pictures and photos here with everyone, we would deeply appreciate that you do not use any of these for your own personal gain.  You may use them for your own divine inspiration, however.  If you do that, we'd love to hear about it and see the work.  Thank you!  =)

~Wendy


I can't add music to my site (that I am aware of), but this song sums up the life of Mary as I see her. =)

"Suddenly I See" - K T Tunstall

Her face is a map of the world
Is a map of the world
You can see she's a beautiful girl
She's a beautiful girl
And everything around her is a silver pool of light
The people who surround her feel the benefit of it
It makes you calm
She holds you captivated in her palm

Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me

I feel like walking the world
Like walking the world
You can hear she's a beautiful girl
She's a beautiful girl
She fills up every corner like she's born in black and white
Makes you feel warmer when you're trying to remember
What you heard
She likes to leave you hanging on her word

Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me

And she's taller than most
And she's looking at me I can see her eyes looking from a page in a magazine
Oh she makes me feel like I could be a tower
A big strong tower
She got the power to be
The power to give
The power to see

Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me

Meet the beautiful artist!

Mary has an amazing eye for contrasts. This is from the forest behind her house. Gorgeous!

Mary drew many faceless angels. I love the way she draws hair!

This is a picture Mary took in the forest behind her house. I love it!

I believe she was trying to capture the etherealness of the wings

Who can frame a picture of a river better than Mother Nature herself? Way to capture that, Mar!

I'm naming this "Angel of Awe" because it strikes fear and reverance in the heart

Another beautiful river shot. She has an eye for simple, natural beauty and knows how to catch a raging river in its moment of complacency.

I'm naming this "Dream of the Shaman" for the symbolism present here. Cleansing fires, snakes representing rebirth and mountians symbolising union with the heavens... Beautiful!

Where there was Mary, there was Hanna...her twin. Apparently, babysitting at my house required a tag team effort. Ha! Ha!

This one has special memories for me. I was participating in an art fair and Mary, her twin Hanna and mom all came to visit me and keep me company. The girls had their hands painted with henna that day. It was beautiful! And I was stung by three wasps because of the jellybeans on my table. They were kind enough to get me some antihistamines...QUICK! LOL

And of course, let's not forget Emma... They created beautiful music together; Emma on acoustic and Mary on bass.

What can I say? Simply gorgeous!!!

My dearest friend, Patty (right). A pillar of strength and as gentle as a whisper... She sure makes 'em beautiful, doesn't she? Is it any wonder?

We could look at this and say, "How macabre!!" But...knowing Mary and her amazing sense of humour as we do and how most artists dread drawing hands and feet, I'm 99% certain she thought it was best to eliminate them altogether. I could be completely wrong too, but I'm going with her fun sense of humour on this one. =P With Mary, you must expect the unexpected...always!

I don't have a picture of her big brother Zech...yet... Mary was Zech's girl. I will find you a picture, but it must be Zech approved...because all teens must look GOOD, after all! Heh Heh