It's a really sad day for me... Gwen Frostic's studio in Benzonia, Michigan has closed at the end of November. I carried some of her notecards at Hatch and back in 2005 I brainstormed with the studio's owner Pam Lorenz about how to get more exposure for her work. Pam inherited the beautiful working studio when Gwen passed away. Gwen is an important Michigan artist and one who has been a part of my family history in that every time we went to vacation up at the Lake, we would stop by the studio to visit and buy our calendars for the year. I don't really remember ever not having something of Gwen Frostic's around my home. I just realized I hadn't ordered my calendar for 2010 and went online to her site and that's when I saw that they had to close. I know creatives at Martha Stewart Living appreciated her, having frequently featured her printed cards and they actually did an article about her life a few years ago. The studio still printed her images on big, old letterpresses-- the old fashioned way and I just loved them! So now, not only am I missing Gwen Frostic but now her work... I will have to keep all the things that I already have and treasure them.