I recently bought two art zine back issues on eBay from Asheville artist Jen Swenson. That’s the only interaction we’ve had — I never met Jen but I have heard of her from various places. There was a shipping mixup on one of the transactions, but we both were cool about it and it resolved nicely.
I heard on the Belle Papier group today that Jen was ill — I went to her blog and found that she is battling lung cancer. My first thought was sympathy and concern for her. My second thought was “there but for the grace of god/dess go I…and I may yet go there myself.”
Hang in there, Jen. Light and energy to you, and may your story and your art continue to inspire us.