Ken's words about Ananda from his flickr page:
... a very special person in the Glen Arbor art community and beyond . . .
and an inspiring person to me
obit is here.
... I've been asked a few times now about this piece and Ananda, so thought I'd
expand on that and how it pertains to this piece . . .
Ananda started the local art group and I joined when I first moved up to this region and knew nothing about 'art' let alone selling it!
... her family was one of the original investors in my first book that helped launch my regional career.
I've always thought highly of her, her husband and kids ... all creative types.
Ananda lived right across from the dune.
I was out Thursday night shooting this piece, not knowing why ...
hours of waiting while the images gathered and my thoughts were going in
their direction since they were across the way ...
I didn't know that she had passed ...
The next day I was driven to edit the piece, but didn't know why, I've learned
to go with my instincts and just kept at it ... got to a point I needed a
break and I went in to sit with the cats, have a cup of coffee and read the
local paper that had been sitting there since Wednesday ...
I opened the first page and it was the obit page, there she was and then it hit me ...
the energy behind the piece . . .
I did a quick re-edit to make it hers just in time to make the gather at their
house that aft and gave a copy to her husband who is a whole other story ...
amazing guy .. .. ..