Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Jenny Doh and Janice

Jenny, for those of you that do not know her, is the Editor-in-Chief and Director of Publishing for Sommerset Studios magazine. She and Janice were friends for several years. Jenny asked Janice to contribute articles to the magazine, which Janice did regularly. Janice also served on the editorial advisory board. I think the partnership was successful because Jenny gave Janice such a wide berth to basically write about whatever she wanted to, which was certainly the best way to get Janice inspired. As a result, Janice's work reached a much wider audience that it otherwise would have, and to this day I still get e-mails from people all over the world that begin "I never knew Janice, but she really inspired me..."

Jenny was one of the people Janice personally asked to speak at her memorial service. She did, and was great, as were all of the speakers and musicians.

Jenny writes her own blog, and has posted several really moving tributes to Janice. Here are links to three of them I think you will enjoy:

Nonsense to the side

Happy Trails to our Beloved Janice Lowry

Remembering Janice Lowry

Thanks for everything, Jenny.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Jon. What a privilege it was to join you and your family and your friends as we gathered together to pay our respects to Janice at the memorial service. Thank you and Janice for asking me to participate.

    The grieving and the sadness ... it comes in waves, don't you think? One day it feels like everything will be OK and then another day, not so much.

    In the months, days and years ahead, I look forward to working with you and the countless others that Janice touched, to keep her work alive for generations to come, as I do believe that she will go down in history as one of the greatest American artists of our time.

    With love & respect,