Awhile ago, when I first started my blog, I mentioned IGMA Artisan Kathy Obrenski, whose work I had long admired on ebay. When I first discovered miniature food, I found Kathy's work on ebay, and I was astounded. She had a very big following and made some of the most luscious desserts I had ever seen, among other things. Later, I started making my own food, and some time after that, she befriended me and was extremely sweet and so supportive. We corresponded for quite some time. Then, she had a shocking, debilitating stroke that threatened to destroy her very being, never mind her immense creative talent. Well, I am pleased to say that she has worked long and hard to come back, and she has made huge strides!! She will be at the Chicago show as a seller, and I will be so happy to see her!! I would be selling along with her next year, because I was invited by Tom Bishop, but I am still trying to wrap my head around making all that stock :-/. I will try next year, Kathy!!! These are just a few pics, plus links to her brand new blog and Flickr:
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OMG I have no idea what happened there! She friended me on flickr too. I am so sorry that happened and may she recover fully soon!ReplyDelete
Her work is just beautiful!ReplyDelete
I also would like to wish Kathy a full recovery.
I look forward to see her in Chicago in April.
Have gone over to follow her blog. She's truly THE inspiration!ReplyDelete
Like you Kiva I always admired Kathy's work..she was the major inspiration for me & I can't say how pleased I am that she is back!ReplyDelete
I'm thrilled she's back. She has always been such a sweet lady. Her miniature creations have always been amazing. So happy to hear she is making her way back. I was so sad when I first heard what had happened. I'm so glad she never gave up on the minis. Thanks Kiva. I just started following her blog. I knew she was on flickr but didn't know about the blog.ReplyDelete
My first husband was a young, up and coming pastry chef when he suffered a stroke. Losing the use of his arm and hand was devastating to him and his love for making real desserts.
Kim, my God!! I am so sad to hear that. Did he ever regain the use of his arm and hand later?? That is utterly devastating- to not be able to create when it is the very thing that feeds your soul!
Hi everyone. I just want to tell everyone that my arms are fine. Thank God. I can talk. I even called with Kiva. Although, I have a problem with numbers, and writing. But, I will be able writing.ReplyDelete
Kathy, I am very happy to hear that your arms and hands or ok!!! I thought so, and thank God!!! You are doing SO WELL!!!! I'll see you in Chicago, my friend!!!!ReplyDelete