It has been one week since the loss of my friend Lorrie Fenn. It has been a tough, rough, and rocky week. But I am starting to feel a little more “normal.” And I am starting to throw a few exclamation points into my writing once again.
I’m going to close this week with some of the beautiful things my friend Lorrie created. There were so many!
First off, Lorrie created the beautiful logo you see at the top of this page and all over my website. She had such a gift for “getting it”. I came to her with a logo idea, and the end result was beautiful but just not me. She asked if I would trust her to come up with something for me, and the girl nailed it on the first try.
Her newest project was Lorrie Creates. This was the new name for her business, just perfect. And next was the big step of moving her home based design business into a real deal office space in town. It was a super cute space, and I am glad to have been there many times, sharing creativity with her.
Lorrie was the first REAL blogger I knew with her blog The Token Fat Girl. She shared such depth in her writing. And she is THE inspiration behind why I blog. She told me I needed to do it and showed me how. Thanks, girl!
Over the last year, Lorrie had moved her blogging focus from The Token Fat Girl to Beautiful Layers. Her e-magazine of that title was something she was so passionate about creating. She used her online magazine as a way to inspire women and was working toward expanding that with e-books and more magazines.
I was blessed to have partnered in an upcycled clothing company with Lorrie. We created some really awesome clothes under the name of Elizabeth’s Heritage Clothing Company. I am grateful to have some of the best pieces from that clothing line hanging in my closet.
Through working with Lorrie, I have been able to define better my personal style. I have a closet full of clothes that Lorrie picked out for me. She just had an eye. Shopping with her, she would just grab something and tell me to try it on. I would ask what size it was; she had no idea, and she would say, “It’s your size; go try it on.” She was always right.
She was right about so many things. She had a gift of seeing the big picture and creating a clear path to get me there. She shared that vision and gift with so many of us.
Lorrie was the glue that held so much together for me and so many others. As I move forward with projects we were working on, I realize no one will get it like she did. And I will have to learn to trust others with my vision. I know she will be there to guide me to the right people.
I lost a good friend, a mentor, a life coach, a business coach, a giggle buddy, a shopping partner, and so much more. But I know that I am very blessed to have had all that in one package. I know that Lorrie has planted seeds in my life that will be realized throughout the duration. I will do my best to carry on her creative and inspirational spirit in my work. And I will miss her like crazy.
Leaving you with a funny picture of Lorrie and me trying to take a picture of our goofy selves.