If you are following the Remembering Aletha Blog Hop, you already know we are celebrating the life of Aletha Jane Williams, an amazingly talented artist and friend who we lost on May 5th, 2019. A number of her former Design team sisters and friends are honoring her here today in conjunction with the very special remembrance celebration her husband Bob is holding in their home town of Tulsa Oklahoma.
I had the pleasure of working along with Aletha on a number of Design Teams and was always inspired by her amazing coloring ability and sweet and helpful nature. We shared a passion for AuroraWings right from the get go and Aletha was particularly fond of Mitzi's Sprites. She brought them to life using the deep rich colors she was know for, until they literally popped off the page. How fitting for Mitzi to honor her memory with Passion Flower Sprite, available in jpg during the two days of the hop for free. What a perfect flower choice, as Aletha's passion and joy in life was especially evident in her art.
I used the png version of this digi (available at AuroraWings.com HERE) because I wanted to use her with a celestial digital background. I chose the purple because Aletha so often used this rich jewel tone. From now on, when I look at the sky, and see an array of gorgeous colors I will imagine Aletha happily at work. I'm sure she's one of the brightest stars in the sky.
Donna Mundinger (you are here)
The background you have chosen couldn't be more perfect to show off Passion Flower Sprite, Aletha is one of the beautiful shining stars, now always looking down and guiding you still :). Beautiful colouring on the sprite, her lime green and magenta tips look stunning against the purples and blues :) Big hugs gorgeous. Jane xxxxReplyDelete
How beautiful, Donna! Love your choice of background ❤ It reminds me of an Eskimo saying....that the stars we see are our loved ones shining down to let us know how happy they are.ReplyDelete
I love the celestial background, so perfect for Aletha's Sprite. She was a true artist in life so it would seem natural for her to be painting the sky for us now.ReplyDelete
The vivid color palette and the gorgeous night sky background look perfect for the Aletha Sprite, Donna. What a gorgeous tribute! M xxxReplyDelete
What an amazing background you added to the lovely image, the lovely sprite is coloured so rich and beautifull, wonderfull tribute to Aletha, x, MarionReplyDelete
What a lovely post, Donna! I love your idea that she is painting the sky....I bet you're right. This is a perfect project for honoring our friend. Thank you so much for joining the hop.ReplyDelete
Such a sweet and heartfelt tribute to Aletha. I love the galaxy background and the way you will remember Aletha in the sky painting away.ReplyDelete
I love the melding of the image with the background - they fit together BEAUTIFULLY! I also adore her hair!ReplyDelete
Donna so beautiful. Thank you for your beautiful post. Heartfelt.ReplyDelete
its very pretty!ReplyDelete
A beautiful tribute to Aletha, Donna. It was a sad day when we learnt of her passing but she will never leave us. We will never lose sight of her beautiful work through the many groups on Facebook. You spoke beautifully about our friend and one of the best colourists I have had the honour of seeing in her work.ReplyDelete
How awesome Donna. It's just perfect.ReplyDelete
Aletha is a great loss to our crafting community :-( xxxx
What a gorgeous card/tribute to Aletha. Hugs JanReplyDelete
A beautiful card, gorgeous colours and background and a wonderful tribute.ReplyDelete