A Sad Goodbye to L.J. Heart [romanceworks]
A Sad Goodbye to L.J. Heart [romanceworks] | Memorials, lj heart, L.J. Heart, romanceworks
It is with a broken heart that I bring you the saddest news of my life. My beloved husband, creative partner, and soul mate, L.J. Heart, died very suddenly of heart failure on Saturday morning, June 17th. He was only 59, and had been healthy, active, and vibrant until his last moment. He passed away in bed beside me, the same bed that we married on almost thirty years ago.

LJ was the love of my life and we shared an amazing relationship on every level. I'm grateful for the passionate and special life I had with him, and so saddened that some of our dreams didn't come true. We were getting close to realizing our lifelong dream of finishing our Cavalaris & HEART Love & Music project, and were only two weeks away from completing our Worlds OnLine project that we had been developing for years. At least we were able to share this last year and a half in our dream home in the mountains. How we enjoyed that.

Our time together of creating art and products as romanceworks on Renderosity these past few years has been very special. We have met so many amazing artists and made so many friends. It has been a rare and extraordinary experience that I will cherish forever. LJ truly enjoyed viewing your work and reading your comments. I sincerely thank you all for sharing your art and your hearts with us.

-Carol Cavalaris.

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    By: brat526 on 6/22/06
    I am so saddened to hear this. What a tragic loss for you. I know what being with your soulmate means and I cannot picture how heart breaking it would be to have mine torn from me. My heart felt sympathies.

    By: Shardz on 6/22/06
    Dearest Carol, I am so utterly shocked and devastated to hear this very sad news today. I have had the honor of sharing your and L.J.'s amazing artwork and friendship since I have been a member here and I can truly say the both of you are and always will be a cornerstone of this fine community. I can only imagine the grief and feelings you are having at this time and I would like to convey my deepest and most sincere condolences to you and your family in this time of loss. L.J.'s work and spirit will always be part of us here at Renderosity and most certainly will never be forgotten in any way. My heart, thoughts, and very best wishes are with you, Carol. Always know that we love you very much and are here for you when you need us. Please take care and keep the passionate spirit alive forever.

    By: plassgard on 6/22/06
    Now my English isn´t the best but I will try express what I feel. This is a very sad loss...for Carol first of all, but also for us all. You 2 have been one of the reasons I´ve browsed this gallery. I´ve enjoyed every single picture you´ve done. All of your art have been special and filled with the most expressive and explosive feelings...LJ you will be missed, and Carol, all my love and care to you!

    By: StudioDP on 6/22/06
    Sad to hear!! I didn't know him personaly but on the photograph he looks like a friendly and nice person. Take care.



    By: LadyElf on 6/22/06
    Carol, I am stunned...my heart goes out to you and I wish only comfort and happy memories. You will meet again, I'm sure.


    By: qmont on 6/22/06
    Carol, I sent you a e-mail, cause I didn't know I could write here, I am so very sorry to hear of this, I want to send my condolences, to you and your family, and know I am with you in heart, I wish there was something i could do, you have always been a special friend to me here at RR.....Stay strong my friend.............Love and Hugs.......John

    By: dolfijntjes on 6/22/06
    What a shock to hear this I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. I truly respect your beautiful words I can feel so much love in them. I wish you the strength to carry this.

    By: graphixdezine on 6/22/06
    I am sooo sooo very sorry for your loss Carol...my deepest condolances to you and your family.
    aka graphixdezine

    By: richardson on 6/22/06
    I'm compelled to say, even though we don't know each other that he could not have passed in a better way or in better arms. I dream of such comfort at my end. And with such a soul mate. Though I would prefer to out last her and spare her the burdon. As for you,, I know it will be a long time till some sense of normalcy returns. But it will return just like the dawn. You can count on it. Yours, richardson

    By: Belladzines on 6/22/06
    My sincerest condolences - just know that he will always be with you.

    By: rhiafaery on 6/22/06
    oh......oh my gosh, Carol, I just have NO idea what to say. My heart is breaking for you. I know I haven't been around too much, but I am ALWAYS here if you need anything at ALL. My thoughts are with you. *(*(*(*(*softhugs*)*)*)*)*

    By: DarkStarRising on 6/22/06
    Oh gosh, i just heard this news from dreamslayers, this is very very sad indeed.
    He will be sorely missed in this community, from his fine works to his products, gosh this is so sad.
    We, as in rosity, will be here for you, and you family, sending prayers for your loss, and to remember the good times.


    By: Christel on 6/22/06
    My deepest sympaty with LJ`s family and friends.. I did not know him personally, but his gallery shows a fantastic tallented artist.. This is so sad :o( Warm hugs Christel

    By: Avalonne on 6/22/06
    My dear sweet Carol....I can't even begin to tell you how sad I feel at this very moment...sad for you for your loss, and sad for us for our lost. This is such shocking news that I am having trouble absorbing it. It's like I see it in writing, but I can't fathom it. I don't know if that makes much sense to you, but please know this. You are in my heart, you are in my thoughts and you are in my prayers. Take care dear lady, and know that we have your back {{{{Hugs}}}}

    By: cliff-dweller on 6/22/06
    I, too, was shocked when I read this...my deepest sympathy to you, Carol.

    The artwork the two of you created together was filled with wonderment and a passion for life...it was always an inspiration to me, a level of skill & creativity I hope one day to achieve.

    Very sad news indeed...you'll be in my prayers...take care...

    By: squeeka on 6/22/06
    Carol, I'm in shock right now and words fail me except to say that you are in my thoughts and prayers and my sincerest condolences go out to you and the rest of your family in this time of loss. L.J. will be much missed by our community and please, as David says so beautifully, remember that we all do love you very much and are here for you if you ever need us. Please take care of yourself and know that he will be remembered always through the beautiful art and music and all the beautiful things you created together.
    *huge hugglz*

    By: Forevernyt on 6/22/06
    You have my deepest sympathies at this sad time. I've sent you a PM.

    By: Kinouk on 6/22/06
    Oh Carol, My heart goes out to you. Know that I care deeply and I'm here for you!! With love and respect. Your friend

    By: jjean21 on 6/22/06
    I am so saddend to hear of your loss Carol and my heart aches for you. The life you two shared and the memories you created together will always be a part of you and I hope they will bring you comfort and solice. My thoughts are with you.

    By: LadyLisa on 6/22/06
    My deepest condolences to you right now. At times like this it is hard to find words....please know we all are with you during this most difficult time.

    By: ilona on 6/22/06
    Some things are just unbelievable, and some not in the best way. And it´s in time like this one that we really feel how things are so uncertain and they never look as precious as when they are no more. I was lucky enough to work with you and L.G. and your love and joy in living was captivating in everyways. And will continue to be since the bond you have is unbreakable and endless. I wish I could say more but I can´t find the words.. I can´t find the feeling other than sadness for this huge loss. Hang in there Carol, even from a distance I´m with you in heart.

    By: Lyric_ on 6/22/06
    Carol, My thoughts are with you in this very difficult time. L.J. will always be with you, some bonds can never be broken. In your art it was apparant the love you two shared and that love transcends everything. ~HUGS~

    By: HauSiyoka on 6/22/06
    Most dear Carol...My deepest and heartfelt sympathy for your loss...I hope you will continue to touch our lives with your visits..I appreciate all the inspirational comments from you both,that's kept me goin...You both remain a team and his spirit will continue to inspire those of us here at RO..With much love and warm hugs...Tee

    By: Unicornst on 6/22/06
    My deepest sympathies and heartfelt caring go out to you at this time.

    By: Steak on 6/22/06
    I am so saddened by this news Carol. It just doesn't make sense sometimes. Know in your heart that this whole community is beside you if we can be of any help at all. Jerry/Steak

    By: -BrandyE- on 6/22/06
    My deepest sympathies on your loss...The beauty that you created together and shared with us surely mirrored the beauty of the life and love you shared. I hadn't yet had the pleasure of getting to know you personally, but was always in awe at the wonderful works you created together...There was so much soul in them...My thoughts and prayers are with you....We never truly lose our soulmates, I believe that....God Bless

    By: AtharianMedia on 6/22/06
    Carol I was shocked to read this, and my prayers and thoughts are with you. I hadn't talked with L.J. in a long, long time, but I will never forget his and your dedication to this community. It was a pleasure and an honor working with you and L.J. on the Primal Render Rhythms and it was that project that inspired me to "come out of retirement" that year and back to Renderosity and this community. I cannot thank you both enough for that. L.J. will be truly missed here.

    By: JLyons on 6/22/06
    My deepest condolences to you, I am truly sorry for your loss.

    By: Angelwave on 6/22/06
    I'm truely sorry for your loss, but joyful of heavens gain. You 2 have encouraged me thru the darkness and I pray for you and LJ, may the light of God shine upon you now and forever. your friend Linda

    By: Firebirdz on 6/22/06
    Carol, I was shocked when reading this. My heart goes out to you and you will be in my prayers.

    By: OpenMindDesign on 6/22/06
    My heart goes out to you in this time of sadness... a big sympathy hug for you as I know there are no words.

    By: kirwyn on 6/22/06
    Life is so short. I can see in the picture a very loving couple. May your family and friends help you through these dark hours. With deepest regrets for your loss.

    By: prog on 6/22/06
    Oh, Carol-I can't express how i felt when I saw this. I don't have the words to tell you how sorry I am. You have both meant so much to me. You will be in my thoughts.

    By: IgnisSerpentus on 6/22/06
    Wow, Im just shocked. My deepest sympathies go out to you during what I am sure is an incredibly hard time. So sorry for your loss :o( ((((((((hugs)))))))))))))

    By: kayjay97 on 6/22/06
    Oh Carol, I am so very, very sorry to hear this. My heart breaks for you and you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers

    By: orion1167 on 6/23/06
    Carol, condolences from my family to yours. I remember from reading your bio that you always talked warmly and lovingly of your relationship with L.J.

    Your in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.


    By: ByteDreams on 6/23/06
    My condolences, Carol. You look perfect for each other, and were fortunate to share what sounds like a great life together.

    By: SusiQ on 6/23/06
    I weep for you dear lady. Yet you can rejoice in the knowledge that you loved each other and that you made each other complete. Never let the sadness take that away from you. Hugs, love and prayers.

    By: Cookienose on 6/23/06
    My heartfelt condolences to you and your families. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. - Amy

    By: seaayre on 6/23/06
    My very deepest sympathies on your loss.

    By: borsy on 6/23/06
    My deapest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my prayers. The artwork the two of you created will continue to be an inspiration to me.

    By: Rainfeather on 6/23/06
    my deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. i'm always at a loss of words at times like these but know that you will be in our thoughts and in our prayers.

    By: bogwoppet on 6/23/06
    I am so sorry to hear of this tragic news Carol and my deepest sympathy goes out to you, this has been a terrible shock and my thoughts are with you - God bless.

    By: sd012q on 6/23/06
    i so sorry to hear about your husbands death
    his art was stunning and gave many of us inspiration. i myself have seen many of your husbands work and learnt from art he made.

    im very sorry and wish you well for the future
    you husband lives on in the art he gave us all
    and we thank him for it
    god bless

    ***en brazos del dios mentimos y en cielo permaneceremos para nuestro comienzo de la vida y los extremos con el mismo dios ligero te bendicen mi freind***

    ***in god arms we lie and in heaven we will stay for our life starts and ends with the same light god bless you my freind***

    By: FrenchKiss on 6/23/06
    This is so very sad and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending you our very deepest sympathies, Carol. Let me know if there's anything at all I can do.

    By: SeaCrystal on 6/23/06
    Carol, you have my deepest sympathy. I have no words that could possibly ease the sadness you are feeling, so I'll just say God Bless you! - SeaC- (hugs)

    By: jif3d on 6/23/06
    ...A BEAUTIFUL SOUL IS NEVER FORGOTTEN...my deepest sympathies Carol from my Mother Brigitte and myself Jeff. Our hearts go out to you in your sorrow, LOL always from your friends...*jif3d*

    By: BonBonish on 6/23/06
    I am in shock. Carol, I am so sorry to hear that terrible news. You are one of my best friends. During the years I know you, you always was helping me. Real help. Real encouragement. Especially during the last year, I don't know, how could I handle all what I have to handle, without your friendship. I am praying for you.

    By: karanta on 6/23/06
    Oh Carol - what a very sad news :(
    My heart goes out to you...

    By: akahastur on 6/23/06
    I'm really really sad for you.

    By: fluffgirl on 6/23/06
    im so sorry... I can't express how i felt reading about your great lost..he was so young.. my heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow......yvonne bales

    By: danae on 6/23/06
    Carol, I can't begin to express how saddened I am. My heart goes out to you. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with both of you. You worked as a team and created a unique beauty that will forever live on. All my thoughts and deepest prayers are with you Carol at this very sad time. I know that right now no words can comfort you. But please know that you were both blessed and lucky to have experienced such great love, something that does not happen very often. LJ will always be inside you and although he'll be greatly missed, he will be in your heart and soul forever.
    Your friend, Danae

    By: _Breeze on 6/23/06
    Dear Carol
    I feel so sorry for you :-(
    You will be in my thoughts too. *Huggs Diana*

    By: Vali on 6/23/06
    i cannot believe this happened... it is so sad and it shocked me when I saw the announcement on the first page... I dont even know what to say. Seeing the beautiful photo of you two makes my heart cry... Life is not fair... I will pray for you and try to be there for you with my thoughts !

    By: Ladonna on 6/23/06
    This is so sad...i cant believe. he was one of my fav. artists.
    I enjoyed his artwork so much.
    Your in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

    By: coa on 6/23/06
    This so shocking, Carol, and so sad. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day. Just believe that he is waiting for you somewhere.

    By: ghost13 on 6/23/06
    My Heart does go out to you.
    Perhaps when you reunite on the other side you can continue,
    until then enjoy the memories and dreams you shared,
    I'm sure he will live on in your Heart and Mind.
    Take care.......

    By: deemarie on 6/23/06
    Dearest Carol,
    I remember the day romanceworks first appeared on Renderosity. Your images and Marketplace items always added a touch of class to Renderosity. May your memories of your soul-mate bring you peace.
    gentle hugs

    By: LadyFire_Ice on 6/23/06
    Carol,, I just noticed the message on the front page and I am still in shock. With tears I am writing to let you know how saddened both Pedro and I are. We met you both shortly after joining Rosity. That seems like eons ago. Your friendship and support has been a true and most wonderful gift. My dear dear friend , know that both you and L.J. are in our prayers and we are here for you hon. Love Linda and Pedro

    By: Longrider on 6/23/06
    God Bless and both of you are in my thoughts.

    By: doc_jones on 6/23/06
    I am so terribly sorry for your loss
    my deepest sympathies

    By: NekhbetSun on 6/23/06
    "No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." ~ John Donne

    Heartfelt thoughts go to you...


    By: Corinne on 6/23/06
    My deepest sympathies, Carol. God bless.

    By: SlayerX on 6/23/06
    It's sad... i remember emailing him a while bacl in regards to some art designs we spoke about but that was so long ago.

    By: Hedda on 6/23/06
    I really don't know what to write in a sad situation like this. Words are just to small, and tears are falling down my cheeks when I read what you have written here Carol. This is so sad and my heart and deepest feelings goes out for you. Take good care in this hard time of your life, and try to stay strong! You and your beloved husband is in my thoughts and prayers.

    By: ericfarris on 6/23/06
    Oh sweetie, I'm so sad to hear about this tragedy, my prayers will be for you and yours. Love you - Eric

    By: A_ on 6/23/06
    oh this is so sad. :( Carol,my heart goes out to you. your love and passion always showed so deeply through your artwork. i am so sorry for this great loss. you are both in my thoughts.

    By: ramhernan on 6/23/06
    My dear Carol, i'm out of words and so shocked with this tragic news, my deepest prayers , my dear friend, to you and your family for this loss. God may bless all you. Both you are very special to me and L.J. will live forever in our hearts.

    By: islandgirdesigns on 6/23/06
    I'm very sorry to hear of your loss! My deepest condolences.

    By: LillianH on 6/23/06
    Dearest Carol,

    My heart broke for you when I heard of LJ's passing. I'm so sorry for you tragic loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    My deepest sympathies,

    By: Magician on 6/23/06
    My deepest condolences dear Carol, my friend. Be sure you will be in my thoughts.

    By: majesticartist on 6/23/06
    My thoughts n prayers for you and your family...Im very sorry to hear about your loss


    By: Valea on 6/23/06
    This is just terrible. You have my deepest sympathies and I am very sorry for your loss.

    By: LeChatDesigns on 6/23/06
    Dear Carol:

    How very fortunate I feel to belong to any community where you are a member!
    Your words shared touch my heart and so many others here. It's special folks like you and your beloved who have made our 3D community a place that I am so proud to call my home. Thank you so much for sharing your unique creative vision and voice with us.

    May all of the good you both have done here return a hundred-fold to you. May the thoughts and prayers offered bring you some small measure of comfort during your time of loss.

    In sympathy,
    Cat of Le Chat Designs

    By: Predatron on 6/23/06
    Dear Carol, I am very sorry for your unexpected loss; and at this most testing time I along with many other here send you my deepest condolences.
    Take care

    By: RodolfoCiminelli on 6/23/06
    Dear Carol, I am very saddened with this news that really me had surprised, as friend of you that is this way my feeling, for the friendship of several years, I can only tell him that I am next to you, I wait that you soon with the help of God it can overcome this hard trance. A strong hug.

    By: chrispoole on 6/23/06
    Please accept my condolences, your gallery shows how much you loved each other in work, rest and play, it's a shame we meet under these cicumstances.

    By: kimariehere on 6/23/06
    I woke up and saw this morning and now have tears in my eyes reading this . i am deepy saddened and grieve with you in the heartbreaking shocking loss that we all feel here . I shall be praying for you daily ... my deepest heartfelt care ,sympathy and love sent your way
    kimarie chartier.

    By: MariaAJMD on 6/23/06
    Dear Carol, you have my heartfelt condolences and are in my prayers. This is so sad. There are no words that I can say. God Bless HUGS Maria

    By: Lion on 6/23/06
    Dear Carol, I am shocked, my god!!! So bad News.

    My prayers will be for you and yours.

    By: Sant on 6/23/06
    I am very sorry to hear of your lose, my prays will be with you and your family.

    By: NocturnalRamble on 6/23/06
    What can I say... my heart is sad to hear of this news and your loss. My deepest condolences go out to you. And a HUG!!

    By: Lion on 6/23/06
    Dear Carol i am shocked My deepest condolences I found not the right Words.

    By: Rhiannon on 6/23/06
    Carol, I am so sorry for your loss, you have my most sincere condolences. *HUGS*

    By: Danie on 6/23/06
    I´m very sorry for your loss. It is so sad ... my deepest sympathies, Carol.

    By: Shari123 on 6/23/06
    Oh Carol, I am so saddened to hear this news. My heart goes out to you. L.J. will be sorely missed from this community. I pray for you to have strength for the road ahead. Big Hugs,

    By: Hyria on 6/23/06
    On behalf of DreamSlayer Artworks...

    We are sorry to hear of your loss, although we are never really ready for something like this to have it happen so suddenly leaves all with many questions and feelings.

    Please let us know if we can do anything for you. Again please know you are in our thoughts and prayers at DSA. Hugs and kisses from all there to you.

    DarkAngel via Hyria

    By: Virtual_World on 6/23/06
    My deepest sympaty to you and your family!

    By: ShadowRose on 6/23/06
    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I only knew the collaberative genius of romanceworks in passing, but even so, I can feel this loss. Words can't even express how sorry I am. I wish I could say more or help somehow.

    By: visualgirl on 6/23/06
    I am so very sorry for your loss. It is quite a shock to read this devestating news. I have enjoyed very much you and LJ's gallery, kindness and goodwill that you have shared with all of us. He will be missed. I do hope that you can continue on your journey to accomplishing the things that you started together.

    By: Lyne on 6/23/06
    I am just so stunned. I know the name romanceworks for the wonderful quality products... And to read of your life together just breaks my heart. *tears*. My heart goes out to you!... It may not be consolation right now when the pain is so new, but at least you had all those special years together. Personally I truly feel that our loved ones are still "themselves" when they pass over, and that we can still talk to them and they will hear us. My love to you.

    By: oiram on 6/23/06
    my condolences.

    By: Digimon on 6/23/06
    Words fail...our deepest sympathy to you in this dark time. It is a joy though, to know how passionate, and full your life together was. Peace.

    By: SophiaDeer on 6/23/06
    My heart weeps with sorrow. I do not know what else to say. This is such sad, sad news.

    By: markk on 6/23/06
    Sad news indeed. A very big hug from me!

    By: Armorbeast on 6/23/06
    I am so very saddened to hear about this loss m'lady as I know from our talks in the past how much you loved your husband and how loving a man he was.I cannot express deeply enough how such loss will sadden our entire community...but I can say that your words of love for LJ speak volumes for the happiness the two of you shared so that we can truly all feel blessed.Romanceworks will live on in you because your husband is still with you m'lady...he'll always be with you in your heart!!

    By: MidnightStorm on 6/23/06
    Dear Carol, am really sorry to hear about your loss, my deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family during this hardest of times.... *big hugs*

    By: sixus1 on 6/23/06
    I am sorry for you, I can only imagine your loss by thinking on how I would feel if that happened to me. Some go through life never finding the love that you had, but that knowledge can not help the hole in your heart right now. Please accept my deepest condolences. --Rebekah--

    By: Seven Wolves on 6/23/06
    My best to you. I am so very sorry. I don't have the words.
    Bless you.

    By: LadyStarDancer on 6/23/06
    God has took another Wonderful Angel home..
    Lord bless you and your family during this most difficult time in your lives, he will be forever missed...

    By: jc on 6/23/06
    You shared your warmth, kindness and expertise with me online and it showed me the sweet fruits of your relationhip as it reflected out to the online community.

    I want to believe you'll continue to give freely from your love of this world, to help fill this sad and sudden void.

    By: luckyred on 6/24/06
    I am so sorry for your loss and ours of a wonderful friend and fellow artist. You may have missed some of your dreams but you forfilled the most important one and the one most of us strive for.... a wonderful and full live with a very special person. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


    By: SaintFox on 6/24/06
    When offering commiserations I have to accept that english is a foreign language for me. So I hope I can express myself understandable and in a polite manner: I'm sorry that your life changed in that way and I wish you the strenght that you need to go in. Most of all I wish you that the first smile after the time of the deepest sadness comes soon for you.

    By: Foxseelady on 6/24/06
    My deepest thoughts are with you tonight. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Although I may not have had the oppertunity to speak to either of you on a more personal level; I know Romanceworks as a very happy and loveing part of the Renderosity community.It's wonderful you had so much love together in this life; as I'm sure you will have again together one day. Until then I send you my prayers dear Carol.

    By: LostinSpaceman on 6/24/06
    How sad to loose one's true love! I've enjoyed using the Ultimate fire package on occassion and it's creator will surely be missed by a multitude of artists! You're in my thoughts and prayers!

    By: SkoolDaze on 6/24/06
    Love and prayers to you and your family... I am truly sorry for your loss.


    By: bybydvd on 6/24/06
    Dear Carol I'm very sorry for the loss of your husband.
    I didn't know him but after you wrote your letter I think he should be a very special man.
    Deepest condolences Sabrina.

    By: LillianaSapphire on 6/24/06
    I'm so sorry to hear this, I'm sure he'll always be with you.

    By: Richardphotos on 6/24/06
    saddened by your loss first and second for the art community. I know you will carry on your love for art

    By: Arvanor on 6/24/06
    I am sorry to read that. My best wishes for you!


    By: Toribev on 6/24/06
    My thoughts and sympathies are with you and yours Carol.

    By: olitoth on 6/24/06
    My deepest condolences to you, Carol. Mush love from France.

    By: WhopperNnoonWalker- on 6/24/06
    Im so deeply sorry for your loss Carol. Even No words help the pain and grief you goes trough, I hope all the best for you and the family.
    Hugs Tina

    By: Paldav on 6/24/06
    Words can't say anything. My sincerest condolences.

    By: JaMaCoVe on 6/24/06
    Even though I did not know you both personally, I have always loved your artwork. Seeing the picture of you and LJ makes my heart very heavy knowing how we should all cherish every moment of our lives with the ones we love. My deepest sympathies to you and your families.

    By: MoonGraphics11 on 6/24/06
    I'm so sorry for your loss, Although I did not know either of you on a personal level.. This is so very shocking. LJ's work was always so incredible.. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. My condolences to you.

    By: SK2Design on 6/24/06
    Carol, I'm sitting here struggling in coming up with adequate words to both convey the deep sorrow I'm feeling at this news, as well as ones to properly relay my heart felt sympathy to you and yours for your loss, and I fail on both counts. I feel both humbled and priviledged to have been privy to even part of the legacy L.J. has left. I hold you and your family deep in my thoughts and prayers, hoping the love and life you shared with L.J. will give you the strength you need during this incredibly difficult time. HUGS, Tamara

    By: stoffel on 6/24/06
    Dear Carol, my deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    By: cappy3 on 6/24/06
    I have been away from this site for a long time....I am so sad to hear of this. My thoughts and prayers are with you

    By: SandyJO on 6/24/06
    I am deeply sadened to hear of the loss of LJ, my prays will be with you and your family. Hugs Sandy

    By: LOCRIANs on 6/24/06
    Theres nothing we can say but know this has touched us. It would be hard to be an artist and not have a heavy heart knowing your loss. Even if we did'nt know you guys, seeing you in that picture represents what we'd all love to have. A loving partner as deep into each other and what their doing as possible. We send our deepest condolences to you.

    By: OutsideTheBox on 6/24/06
    im so sorry for your loss, and will be praying for you.

    By: Elsina on 6/24/06
    I am so saddened by this news. My deepest sympathy and I hope you"ll find the strength to get trough this very dark times. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    By: DennisReed on 6/24/06
    Oh Carol, my heart cries out to you! :( A true loss to the Art community as well!
    HUGS & LOVE,

    By: Shahara on 6/24/06
    I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My most sincere condolences.

    By: chevybabe25 on 6/24/06
    My deepest sympathy and sincerest coldences to you and you family Carol. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    By: lunaE on 6/24/06
    Dear Carol,
    My deepest condolences goes out to you and your family.

    Hugs Luna

    By: cwshorty on 6/24/06
    My sincerest condolences on such a tramatic loss. I pray you & and your family are granted the strength needed to get through this difficult time.

    By: spider1313 on 6/24/06
    I find myself totally at a loss for words here, but I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, Carol.


    By: Cris_Palomino on 6/24/06
    Carol, I just saw this; I tend to go direct to wherever I'm going on the site and had missed this sad news. I am very sorry to hear this and have you in my thoughts.

    By: svdl on 6/24/06
    Dear Carol, I don't know what to say. What a terrible loss. I have always admired LJ, as an artist, as a merchant, and as a person. I haven't had the privilege of knowing him personally, but his kind comments on my images have been a great inspiration. I wish you and your family all the strength you need in these difficult times.

    By: Lisbeth on 6/24/06
    I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. *hugs*

    By: msebonyluv on 6/24/06
    My condolences to you Carol!! You made a beautiful team and I know his inspiration will always live within you!! Continue to be blessed and know my prayers are with you!! Stay blessed!!

    By: Lorraine on 6/24/06
    Words fail us at times like this...death certainly swooped past our family, my husband found himself in the ICU on Wed prior to your loss...a close call for us but I will offer prayers for your healing...with the utmost condolences...

    By: MimiCat on 6/24/06
    My deepest condolences to you, I cannot find words but please know we all are with you, Carol.

    By: Galileo on 6/24/06
    Carol, even though we never met, all I can say is that I'm truly sorry for your loss. Your words touched me; it looks like you and your husband had a beautiful relationship, keep supporting him, where ever he may be. My sympathy and love goes to you in this moment of profound pain and sorrow, especially because it was sudden and unexpected.

    By: novelist999 on 6/24/06
    I'm so sorry about your loss. I will pray for you. God bless you and yours.

    By: Eroticartist on 6/24/06
    What heartbreaking news Carol......there are no words to ease the pain of your loss. I see so much love here for you and LJ. I hope this comforts and helps warm your broken soul. My thoughts are with you. Barb J

    By: liewald on 6/25/06
    Carol, My deepest condolences for you and your family,You are in my thoughts and prayers Dave

    By: alphauser51 on 6/25/06
    You will see him again. The longer I live
    the more I believe that if you have a good
    heart, and leave this world a bit better
    checking out, than it was when you checked in, your soul will live on. Have a good trip L.J.
    Viya Con Dios...

    By: koncz on 6/25/06
    I'm really sorry to see this sad news Carol. All my prayers and condolences goes to you and your family.

    By: annita on 6/25/06
    My deepest condolences to you, I am so sorry to hear that you loose the love of your life. My prayers will be with you for you and the family.

    By: LaurentR on 6/25/06
    I'm joining all to tell you i'm so sorry for you and present my sincere condolences.

    By: Artzy on 6/25/06
    I'm Very Sorry For Your Loss… In Such Difficult Times We Can Be Thankful For The Love & Support Of Those Around Us… Our Friends, And Our Family, Whether Near Or Far; Their Support Can Be Felt… May Fond Memories Of Times Past Fill Your Heart With Comfort…

    By: Irish on 6/25/06
    Carol, hearing this was a great shock and my heart went out to you. Whether we lose a loved one suddenly or in a few months, the pain is the same - overwhelming and devestating.

    My most sincere condolences.

    By: hmatienzo on 6/25/06
    I am in shock and so very, very sorry...

    By: linathy on 6/25/06
    I'm very sorry to read it. You were a greta couple of artits. i loved your creations.
    My most sincere condolences.

    By: JenniferSun on 6/25/06
    I'm very very sorry to read that. May he live on in the amazing art you've created together. I wish you all the strength and friendship you need in this hard time. My best wishes, Jen

    By: Bez on 6/25/06
    Oh Carol, I am so sorry to hear about LJ, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. God bless

    By: phirephly on 6/25/06
    What an amazing history you have left the world sir, you brought something which did not exist into this world, and for that you shall be remembered always. Your works go beyond fantastic into surreal, your mark on the world. Thank you sharing your talents with us, for inspiring us and for seducing our eyes with your surreal visual creations.

    Mrs. Cavalaris, it is with my deepest condolences that I write you this, I cannot imagine a sadness beyond what you must be experiencing. Just look at the beauty you and your husband gave to the world, who sat in awe of your talents. It is a sad day, but we must all one day walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we can but hope our legacy is as amazing as that of Mr. Cavalaris.

    I hope you get through this time with good spirits, and continue to grace us with your art in memory of your husband..

    By: lululee on 6/25/06
    My deepest sympathies go out to you Carol. He was an amazing artist and a person of great compassion. Blessings to you and your family.

    By: aerodreams on 6/25/06
    I'm really really sad for you,I'm joining all to tell you i'm so sorry for you and present my sincere condolences.

    By: jewell on 6/25/06
    I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the news with us and I hope these wishes help you through these rough times.

    Lady Jewell

    By: antje on 6/25/06
    Oh Carol, such heartbreaking news :o( I am so sorry :o( You're in my thoughts and prayers.

    By: npauling on 6/25/06
    I am sorry to hear this very sad news Carol as you surely were a great team and you will sorely miss him.

    By: DonaKuka on 6/25/06
    My deepest condolences to you, I am truly sorry for your loss.

    By: CnS on 6/25/06
    My Heart and Prayers are with you and your Family... I'm so sorry for your loss...God Bless!

    By: Morgana61 on 6/26/06
    Sorry i do not speek english..ma voglio essere qui con gli altri a darti il mio pensiero e la mia parola, mi dispiace tanto Carol, la tua e' una perdita grande. Che Dio possa darti la felicita' nei ricordi ed il sollievo e la consolazione nel dolore. Un abbraccio.

    By: Helen on 6/26/06
    Today my heart weeps. True love is a gift.

    My heartfelt condolences.


    By: Mondwin on 6/26/06
    I am sooo sorry my Dear Carol, to hear this sad news of your lost..my condolence..god Bless You and family. Whylma

    By: BBarbs on 6/26/06
    I am very saddened by this news and my heart weeps with grief. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Your relationsip with LJ was a very special and blessed one. Please know that my thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathy are with you. It is so difficult to find the right words to express how this news saddens me and to find words that might provide some comfort to you. I know that you were concerned about his chest pains and I am somewhat stunned to hear this news. Please know that I have you all in my prayers during this hard time for you. If there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to ask. I am not that far away.
    My love to you and your family. You are a dear friend to me and words cannot adequately express my heartfelt sympathy. I hold you warmly in my heart through this painful time. A hug from me for whenever you need it. All my love and sympathy is with you.

    By: kenmo on 6/26/06
    I am saddened by his passing... You certainly were a very talented couple...

    God Bless


    By: chick-e-poo on 6/26/06
    So sad to hear about your loss. May God bless you and help you get through this time.

    By: Rick323 on 6/26/06
    My condolences on yours (and everyone's) terrible loss!!

    By: Turtle on 6/26/06
    This is so very Sad. My heart goes out to you. My tears for you are for your loss. The grief will take a long time. Write me if you need to talk, I'll always be here for you. you will alway carry his spirit with you. He will live through your memories. Love to you; Leah

    By: bunnyfuzzy16 on 6/26/06
    I am so sorry for your loss. Just remember you shall be reunited again. Look forward to that joyous day.. Unfortunatly his day had come. I am so sorry.. I to await being a widow for the day to be reunited with my husband. My deepest empathy to you. Keep up with the courage you find down deep inside it shall never fail you. YOU are stronger than you think... Love light and peace.
    Angel Morningrose

    By: renapd on 6/26/06
    Carol dear.. I'm speechless..I've just found out reading this! :(
    My love and thoughts are with you dear, my deepest condolences for your great loss that is soo much harder when it's your other half.. I'm here whenever you feel ready to talk and I'll keep you in my prayers each single night! May God rest his soul.. he'll be missed!

    By: STEVIEUKWONDER on 6/26/06
    I'm so desperately sorry Carol. You were obviously very close and also extremely talented in your art together. I will be thinking of you. God bless you and all who are close to you at this time.

    By: Nevermore on 6/26/06
    Not so long ago you offered me some kind words, I wish I could somehow return that, however I'm kinda speechless. My deepest condolences to you and yours.

    By: SoulSearcherr on 6/26/06
    when I seen the news..I gasped..I couldn't respond..I am so horrible with expressing how I feel..just not good with words..and I read this poem..and it made me think of the love you shared....love so wonderful and deep..deep like the sea..and what you must be going through..I am so sorry..
    The Want of You...Ivan Leonard Wright
    The Want of you is like no other thing;
    It smites my soul with sudden sickeng;
    It binds my being with a wreath of rue
    This want of you
    It flashes on me with the waking sun;
    It creeps upon me when the day is done;
    It hammers at my heart the long night through...This Want of you..
    It sighs within me with the misting skies;
    oh,all the day within my heart it cries,
    old as your absence, yet each moment new..
    this want of you..
    Mad with demand and aching with despair,
    it leaps within my heart and you are..where?
    God has forgotten, or he never knew..
    this Want of you...

    By: fastburn on 6/26/06
    At times like these, the only thing i can say is that i know your pain and what your feeling right now! Be strong, take care, and God bless!..Dave.

    By: Jerusha on 6/26/06
    Dearest Carol, I am so shocked and very saddened by the unexpected news of LJ's passing. I am so sorry. I can only begin to imagine what you are going through right now and though no words can ease the pain you are feeling, please know that I am thinking of you and LJ and am with you both in spirit. Your soul connection still burns brightly and brilliantly. It has truly been a privilege to meet you two on Renderosity and through your wonderful artwork and photos, share a part of your life together. Your love for each other continues to be an inspiration to us all. When the grief is overwhelming (when is it not?) please remember what an incredible difference you and LJ have made in the lives of all of those you have touched in what may seem to be even the slightest of ways. LJ will be sorely missed.


    By: DRAKELOT on 6/26/06
    We are going to miss him, love to you Carol !!!

    By: Burpee on 6/26/06
    You have my deepest sympathies too. I am warmed by the words of admiration and love that you expressed when speaking of LT. He must have been an exceptional person and I wish that I had known him on a more personal level. You were blessed to have shared your life with him. Hopefully, a piece of him can live on here too.

    By: jeweldragon on 6/26/06
    my prayers go out to you and yours hun.. im very sorry :(

    By: Tamela.J. on 6/26/06
    O my!!! My deepest deepest sympathies go out to you & your family, Carol with a lot of prayers to help you in the coming days & months.

    By: oooZENOooo on 6/27/06
    My respect goes to the family and friends, what a sad loss.

    By: Gor111 on 6/27/06
    My deepest and heartfelt sympathy for your loss, Carol! I'm so shocked about this sudden loss of your beloved husband! My heart weeps with grief. I wish you and your family all the strength you need in these difficult times.

    By: GOLDILOCKSUK on 6/27/06
    If I could give you a big hug I would I am so sorry to hear this my deepest sympathy and all your artwork will keep the memories alive. So sudden you were a great team :)

    By: kirisute on 6/27/06
    my deepest sympathy for you and your family

    By: bluemoon3dart on 6/27/06
    My most sincere condolences to you and your family, Carol.

    By: macelene on 6/27/06
    Oh Carol I'm so sorry to hear about this :(. The products the tow of you created where marvelous and inspirational. My condolences to you and family. He'll be missed.


    By: Bothellite on 6/27/06
    The shock of this -- such a blow -- and yet is life, so much of itself. The sorrow will linger but the reward of this true artist has blessed us all. We are and were indeed lucky. Carol, I hope that you carry our fortune on further with your vivid talent.

    By: kmw on 6/27/06
    Carol, we've only spoken briefly, but your generosity and openness was and is still greatly appreciated. I grieve for you today, and if there is anything -- ANYTHING -- I can do, I hope you will remember to let me know.

    By: Claywoman on 6/27/06
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Im so very sorry! God bless you!

    By: Dall400 on 6/27/06
    I am so saddened to hear of your loss! I have always been deeply touched by Romanceworks comments and critique on any of my images, and have always enjoyed seeing the work that the two of you have done together! I wish you peace and healing from the deepest part of my soul! L.J will be deeply missed!


    By: sarsa on 6/27/06
    When I read through what was written above, I could feel the emotion...and the love. I am so sorry for your loss....my thoughts and prayers to you...

    By: rockets on 6/28/06
    Oh Carol I'm just stunned at this news. I'm so sad for you, my heart aches. I've always loved the work the two of you created together and your love for one another was always apparant in all the comments you left on gallery images. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you at this time of loss and evidentually healing.
    Hugs to you sweetie,

    By: Stormi on 6/28/06
    Carol, I'm so very sorry to hear of your great loss, it's sad and heartbreaking news for all of us here at Renderosity. I've experienced first hand your kind heart and generous soul and you have my deepest sympathy. Hugs to yu and yours...

    By: divishow on 6/28/06
    I am so sorry to hear this news, Gos Bless your heart!

    By: Primal on 6/28/06
    Carol,This is such crushing news,I have always felt a closeness to you both thru your artwork and lyrics and just plain being plain folk that people gravitate towards..i was overjoyed when you guys got to move to your dreamhouse in colorado and always looked forward to you letting us into your lives with your photos and other creations inspired by each other and your surroundings..i know i cant do much to help at this point but will always hold LJs Memory in the highest regard as a person who was loved and loved to create..my keyboard is shorting out now from my tears..please Carol remember that i am here anytime you need to vent or just want to say hi or maybe tell me more of LJ..Love an respect Bill
    P.S.when my father died it helped me alot to realize that he no longer had the limitations of life on earth, and one of those limitations being time,and without that limitation,i know we are all together already...and watching my father in law slowly passing with multiple problems and crappy hospital care and having his quality of life diminish right in front of everyone and himself.Really sucks!.i dont mean to be cold or insensative..but i think alot of people hope for a painless and fast end..It seams so unfair for you with so much in the works..

    By: Primal on 6/28/06
    an image dedicated to Carol


    By: Mercytoo on 6/28/06
    Dear carol, I am so sorry to hear of this loss. I do not know you or your dear husband very well, but I do konw you both for your kindness and exceptional tallent in this community. I'm sorry you didn't get to see all of your dreams come true together. And I don't know if it is appropriate for me to say so, but I think when you are feeling up to it, you should go forward with your music project if you can. For you, and of course for him as well. You're in my thoughts. Be well. *hugs*

    By: FlyByNight on 6/28/06
    My sincerest and heartfelt sympathy for your loss, Carol. My husband passed away two years ago at 55 so I know what you are now and will go through over the next year. Lean on those around you and on us for as long as you need, we'll all be here for you. May you be blessed in your time of need with strength and courage.

    By: frankiemas on 6/28/06
    It breaks my heart to hear of this loss :-( My heart and prayers go to you and your family. God Bless. Hugsss Frankie

    By: Daworth on 6/29/06
    So very sad to hear this. I hope you can find strength and comfort in the memory of those special years you have had together.

    By: PhilW on 6/29/06
    Very sad news, but I am sure that his memory and his art will live on.

    By: TT on 6/29/06
    Carol, my deepest sympathy for you and your family.
    Hugs, Tuula

    By: judith on 6/29/06
    Carol. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.

    By: Arturzinho on 6/29/06
    Very sorry for your lost, Carol. My deepest sympathy.

    By: JeniferC on 6/29/06
    My sincerest condolences to you and your family, Carol. You are all in my prayers.

    By: Richabri on 6/29/06
    I'm so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Your love was an inspiration to us all and I'm very sorry that you lost LJ at such a young age :(

    By: Ona on 6/29/06
    Now I'm stumbling across this bad news.
    LJ is just looking like a fine fellow, a good man - much better than the one on the avatar. Oh, I am so sorry for this double loss - life and creative partner. God bless you and show you a way back to life and give you the strength to get back to the light!

    By: hotracer2 on 6/29/06
    Sorry to hear of your loss, my prayers are with you and your family, God Bless you all in this time of need, Mark

    By: G0d1v6 on 6/29/06
    I'm sorry that I wasn't able to send my deepest condolences sooner. I had trouble with my connection. Once again I am so sorry for your loss...

    By: Zazou on 6/30/06
    What a heartbreaking news ! I'm so so sad, I can't tell... My deepest condolences and sympathy with your family and friends. You both will be in my prayers everyday.

    By: tartanlass on 6/30/06
    Sorry to hear of your loss may you find comfort in you memories. In my prayers

    By: j-art on 6/30/06
    My deepest condolences Carol. You know how special you and LJ are to me, from the first day I joined RR you always had such wonderful supportive words to my work and inspired me with your very unique romantic work. To hear LJ passed away comes as a shock to me. I am so sorry for your loss Carol, my thoughts are with you, stay strong my dear friend.
    Love and Hugs,

    By: TwoPynts on 6/30/06
    Carol, you have my deepest sympathies for your loss. LJ will live on through you and his art.

    By: addy on 6/30/06
    Oh my God, I'm so sorry for your loss Carol. My deepest sympathies, you are both in my thoughts and I will always love your artwork.


    By: Halcion on 7/1/06
    Carol, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your soul mate :-( I always feel the deep love you have for one another when I view your art. LJ's art and spirit will always make us feel warm and comfy. know that you can turn to any of your fellow artists for help during this difficult time. Big *hugs* for you, ~Hal~

    By: B_PEACOCK on 7/1/06
    CArol I am so sorry to here that love . My prayers are with you and your family
    Big Hugs and many blessings

    By: Seliah on 7/1/06
    I am so sorry to hear of this... my deepest sympathy to you and yours... I am sorry.

    By: CaperGirl42 on 7/2/06
    Carol-The pain that you are going through can be felt in my heart.....My deepest condolences.....Bless you in this hard time- My prayers are also with you and your family!!!

    By: vlaaitje on 7/12/06
    You have my deepest sympathies too, I didn't know till I got your IM....I am very sad to hear this, because I know how cruel life can be. It is unfair, to take a way the people we love. I do understand how you feel, O yes I do. I lost my brother almost 6 years ago in an age from 42, unexpected too, so I know what you are talking about. I hope you will find the strength to keep going on, it will be hard, no doubts. I always liked your work very much, sorry to hear this sad news, but on the other hand I am happy you let me know. God bless you and yours. This shows again how precious life is, and that we must enjoy every single day....make each day count, what today is can be end tomorrow.....


    By: danob on 7/12/06
    Dearest Carol, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.. I hope you will be able to finish off that project that you have been working on with LJ... There are no words to express how I feel, nor I am I sure can any of us imagine how devastating this can be for you but you know we have such respect for him and for you, god bless you


    By: wparrott1 on 7/20/06
    Dear Carol, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathies. Bless you in your darkest hour and my God bless you and keep you close in his loving arms. Many hugs and kisses to you.


    By: racin-jason on 7/21/06
    Under such dire circumstances as the passing of one’s ‘Soul-Mate’ – there are few words if any - that can serve to either ease the pain, or make the time ahead more endurable. I received the devastating news from my wife while I myself lay in a hospital bed in the Intensive Care Unit, suffering from both a mild heart attack brought about by a major kidney infection. I consider myself very fortunate to have conversed on the phone with both you and LJ a few times, and still treasure many of the more happy exchanges between us all. Carol, I can only extend you my sincerest and deepest heartfelt condolences, and I truly hope that somewhere down the road of life that there are happier times that may serve to help fill the void left by this untimely most unfortunate event. Take care Carol and thank-you for your friendship – many hugs of warmth and continued friendship.

    By: DarkElegance on 8/5/06
    omg. I was checking around the site since I got back and decided to check here..I can not express how sorry I am.
    always you two have shown me kindness and it was one of the things that kept me posting here. my condolenses and prayers are with you. words unfortunately are failing right now.

    By: sirocco on 11/8/06
    Been away for long I just found out about your loss and I'm so terribly sorry my dear Carol... I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. My heart is so sad tonight... I send you my love...


    By: thefixer on 11/17/06
    I don't look at this part of the site enough, so very sorry to hear this sad news, I have some of your products and he will be missed! My deepest sympathy.

    By: razzell2 on 12/7/06
    your loss is our loss. my sincere sympathies.

    By: morganahope on 12/23/09
    I know it's late but know that I'm praying for you two! He left because so early and left a friend and companion here! You for your immense talent we see in his art as much as your soul is generous! God be with you both in this difficult time! May your dear husband has the much needed spiritual assistance in this hour of pain and separation and may God have mercy on the family in their grief that unites and pray for the departed loved one! God bless you my dear Carol! I'm your fan and appreciate your art!
    hugs and kisses
    Fatima Morgana Brazil

    By: Chipka on 6/11/10
    I have only just seen this, as I've also just learned of another passing. I am sorry for your loss and the loss that each of us might feel if we were just a wee bit more perceptive. A gorgeous light passing from the world is never anything less than a tragic loss, but as I'm fond of thinking, especially in periods of horrendous and intense loneliness, love outlasts death and it is both flower and seed, endless repetitions of itself without degradation. Love outlasts death, and the love you shared will continue. My heart and my thoughts are with you, hopefully reminding you--in some way, large or small--of every good thing you shared. Warm hugs from Chicago.

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