"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." (--Thomas Campbell)
R.I.P. Patti Gregory.
Danny Gregory's wife died this past week: While I never met her, she had a profound impact on me (as well as many people in the art world,) whether she realized it or not. Today, I'm feeling a heavy sadness for the loss of a beautiful woman, and I'm thinking of her husband Danny and his son Jack Tea.
Danny wrote Everyday Matters, a book that has inspired thousands of people to pick up a pencil, and create. He himself wrote it as a result of his own experiences with his wife's tragic accident some years ago. Art helped him to cope with what seemed an unbearable situation, and he shared his experience with the rest of us.
Danny's words of encouragement and passion for art have influenced me, and my condolences go out to him and his family.
Below is Danny and Patti's son, Jack Tea, and his poignant video about his family: Patti's accident impacted their immediate family, and as a result of Danny's book, so many others of us as well...
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal." (Unknown)