Saturday, March 5, 2011

Jean Ray Laury

I am RE-PUBLISHING this post from December of 2009 
in honor of 

Jean Ray Laury 
one of my favorite people in the world.

Jean died last Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

We are all the better for Jean having been here.

I HEART Jean Ray Laury...

Jean and I have known each other for a long, long time. Way further back than the top photo here, taken about 15 years ago, on one of my visits to Jean and Frank's home.
     Circa 1994  
outside of Jean Ray's home in Clovis, CA
My sweatshirt (in Hebrew) translates to "Mendocino" (my home town)

At the annual meeting of AQSG Oct. 2009, San Jose, CA.
Jean was the Keynote Speaker
(What a wonderful treat to get in a little visit...)

The late, legendary textile dealer, Cora Ginsburg, once said this to some folks who were complaining about how they looked in a photograph,
"Enjoy it, my Dears. Fifteen years from now, you will look back at this shot think you looked FABULOUS!"

Tempus, she definitely fugits...

To learn more about Jean Ray, and her work, please visit:

Jean's obituary: