Mobile Photography and Art – Rest in Paradise @Poeticmedium – Candice Welsh

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It is with deep sadness that I share with you that we have lost another talented artist among us, Candice Welsh, otherwise known as @poeticmedium was a long time contributor to TheAppWhisperer and we often featured her work within our showcases. She also took part in an interview with our AppArt Editor, Bobbi McMurry four years ago.

I only discovered very recently that she had died when I received a comment within our website with words to that affect. I had been wondering why I had not seen new work from her. I sent an email to her because I needed to be ascertain if this was a genuine comment and her husband Phil replied. He said “Hi, sorry to say Candeee passed away in July after a two year battle with cancer, Phil (husband of 25 years )”. I was so sorry to read this, her last personal message to me, read “Doctors. Hospitals. Scans. Tests. Now vision issues. You are so brave. Honest. Down to earth. A true blessing to our creative community! Thank you so much, Poetic Medium”, dated 5 May 2019.

I asked Phil, her husband if it would be appropriate for me to inform our community of her death and he replied to me yesterday with “Please feel free to announce it, she loved you guys, Phil”. So, it is with his blessing that I am informing you all. I have also created a short video of some of her most recent art, in remembrance.

Although, I feel never too far away from grief, I do recognise it as an acute state of awareness in which the fragility of the world reveals itself, but being in a state of hypervigilance surrounding grief, also helps us to elevate the sense of kindness, that we can give and receive from strangers, friends and family, throughout each day.

Whilst I go about my day, I make a point of smiling at strangers, online and physically too, but also, when I visit the hospital as I do weekly at the moment, I make a point of thanking each staff member from, phlebotomists, nurses to consultants for their care. It’s the small gestures that make up the meaning of compassion and help each day be a better one. I often receive messages from our readers, and I am always conscious of responding kindly and thoughtfully, with as much care, as time allows, to everyone who writes to me, keep writing. I count my blessings…

Rest in Paradise dear Candice Welsh…

 

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4 thoughts on “Mobile Photography and Art – Rest in Paradise @Poeticmedium – Candice Welsh”

  1. I met Candeee in 1972 during my first year at VCU. She and I discussed dance, art and education for many hours in the dorm. She would become my best friend and roommate and eventually my maid of honor in 1977. Even after moving back to Maine, I stayed in touch with her and found that we could pick up where we left off even after many years of not talking, she was that friend.
    Rest In Peace my beloved friend and I will see you again when I join you. Love.

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  2. Thank you for posting this and creating the video. Candeee was my friend for 50+ years since college days. I miss her so much, she still lives in my heart. She was such a creative person creating a prolific amount of art. I cherish each piece she gave me.
    Thanks again Doris

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