Farewell and Adieu, Valou ! by GiMi53 ()
Photography posted on Jun 11, 2008
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May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
Picture (water lily flower) taken in April 2006 in Parque de Maria Luisa (Sevilla) during my visit to Valou…
I just gave written permission to use my pictures for creating a Memorial page at the photographic site where Valou recently became a Forum moderator;
see HERE !
I’d like to add my voice to the many people asking Renderosity staff to upload again Valerie Ducom’s gallery (this should be an easy task for programmers…)
It’s an honor for this site to have had such a great artist among their members and I can’t think of a better tribute !
(I understand that Didier, Valerie’s partner, supports this request)
Thank you Magali (Laelia) for initiating this fair request !
Dans la nuit de la Chandeleur 1975, Julos Beaucarne a osé écrire et dire à tous, dans des circonstances terrifiantes (le meurtre de son épouse):
”Je pense de toutes mes forces qu’il faut s’aimer à tort et à travers”.
J’éprouve aujourd’hui le même sentiment…
Image Comments (43)
odie () 11:42AM | Wed, 11 June 2008
A water lily... what a great choice, Michel. God Bless and thank you.
Mousson () 11:46AM | Wed, 11 June 2008
Mais sinon, je vais bien et mon moral aussi, parce que j'ai une très > bonne équipe de travail et des amis qui sont vraiment remarquable pour > me donner le sourire.... et biensur, quand je lis tes im, je me sens > rassurer de voir que quelqu'un sait et connais ce que je traverse, > mème si mon mal n'est pas le même, mais VOIR reste quelque chose de > primordial, surtout pour des personnes comme toi et moi, qui sont > faites pour l'Art :))) > > Aller, j'arrête mon roman et je vais me prendre un petit café, tu en > veux un? hihihihi > > Bisous et merci beaucoup, tu peux pas savoir le bien que ça me fait... > > Bonne soirée ;) > > Val.
dhanco () 12:02PM | Wed, 11 June 2008
A beautiful and touching tribute for her. Obvious she was much loved here at RR and other places as well. I would love the chance to view her work, but saw her gallery is empty. Hopefully it will be restored so we all might enjoy her beautiful art.
Meisiekind () 12:29PM | Wed, 11 June 2008
A stunning tribute to Valerie. I salute the effort to get her gallery back to inspire others once again.
jeroni () 12:36PM | Wed, 11 June 2008
Excellent shot, fantastic details and beautiful light, un bello homenaje amigo gracias por el buen trabajo que as hecho
rainbows () 2:13PM | Wed, 11 June 2008
A beautiful and heartfelt tribute, dear Michel. I too will miss a Val and her work Diane.
gradient () 2:48PM | Wed, 11 June 2008
A beautiful tribute....I also echo your request to re-instate her gallery...her inspiration will live on!
MrsLubner () 4:49PM | Wed, 11 June 2008
I was not aware RR took the gallery down. I wasn't aware they could do that but I'm not very clean on what the can and can't do. I think it is most important we keep her images if her estate allows it. I also think it would be a great idea to preserve the photos of all fallen RR members in a memorium section. We all could learn from these greats and also find our way through the grief. This is a stellar shot by the way. If there is anything I can do to facilitate the re-establishment of Val's,and in the future, others' work on RR, please let me know.
bentchick () 5:16PM | Wed, 11 June 2008
Lovely tribute for a lovely lady. Val will be missed greatly at RR. Thank you for going the extra mile to get her gallery re-instated.
CavalierLady () 5:32PM | Wed, 11 June 2008
A very touching tribute to Valerie, and thank you for sharing your photos of her. I know you will long cherish the memories of the time you were able to spend with her. God Bless her family and friends who have to deal with this, for she is now in a better place.
Cosine () 1:18AM | Thu, 12 June 2008
Beautiful photo and touching tribute. But she chose to remove her gallery, so it would be expressly going against her wishes to reinstate it. That seems like the wrong thing to do.
GiMi53 () 6:10AM | Thu, 12 June 2008
I have received these two mails from David : -----Original Message----- From: Fred255 Sent: 2008-06-11 13:40:57 Subject: RE: Valou Hello Michel I understand your lose at this very sad time. I don't know if this can be done. I don't know enough about the system, because she deleted her gallery herself. And that was done a few months ago there may not be a back up. I will ask on you behalf but I can't promise anything. Kind Regards David -----Original Message----- From: Fred255 Sent: 2008-06-11 15:25:55 Subject: RE: Valou Hello Michel I have asked Admin on your behalf. Unfortunately there is no backup of her gallery. Regards David
BibbyBear () 7:00AM | Thu, 12 June 2008
A perfect tribute and I agree, it would be lovely to see Val's gallery again. When she removed it I was saddened as I lost many of her images that I'd saved to my favourites, but I'm sure if it can be reinstated, then it will be (legalities permitting). My heartfelt sympathies to Val's family and friends. She will not be forgotten. Love and hugs Chrissy xx