Monday, January 31, 2011

Cindy Wrobel Illustrator and Bead Artist Extraordinaire!

More sad news I am afraid. My friend and fellow artist, Cindy Wrobel, died after a long 10 year battle with cancer on Saturday. Cindy was a real fighter and kept working in her studio until 3 weeks before she died. Cindy was one of the most prolific artists I have ever met and when Gary and I went to her house yesterday for a memorial gathering I was reminded again of how much fabulous work she had done in her lifetime...paintings, beaded sculptures and jewelry, ceramics, name it  Cindy had done it. And she did it superbly...she was one talented woman. Cindy had energy in spades and her spirit was a huge part of who she was. Always upbeat, looking on the bright side, telling me to go for my dreams and that I could make it as a licensed artist. I will miss is hard to believe she will not make any more artwork. But whenever I succeed as an artist, I will hear Cindy whispering in my ear that she knew I could do it.
Below are some of her bead sculptures.
A Woman’s Curves
Homage to a Tree


  1. What incredible work! I am sorry to hear this sad news...for you and Gary and for all of her loved ones.

  2. Linda! Hey, this is Gwen, Cindy's niece. :) So nice to see this!

  3. Oh...I had no idea. I met Cindy at the Smithsonian Craft Show in 2004 and I purchased a couple of her pieces which I immediately fell in love with! Peace and Love