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  • Patrice Baldwin
    For those of you who knew or heard of Shereen, here is the obituary from the Oregon newspaper. She was a friend and fellow bookarts teacher. She will be
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 16, 2003
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      For those of you who knew or heard of Shereen, here is the obituary
      from the Oregon newspaper. She was a friend and fellow bookarts
      teacher. She will be missed.



      Shereen was a wonderful friend and inspiration to us. She truly
      fought a courageous battle with cancer. Here is her obituary that was
      posted in the Eureka CA times:

      Shereen LaPlantz was born Shereen Buckland February 9, 1947, in
      Glendale, California, and grew up in Highland Park under the shadows
      of South Pasadena. Her education included: graduation from Franklin
      High School and California State University at Los Angeles as an Art
      Major with a Crafts Minor. Shereen attended Cranbrook Academy of Art
      in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where she was a Textile Design Major
      and Textile Decoration Minor.

      While at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Shereen met David LaPlantz, jeweler
      and metalsmith, and once their eyes locked, it was as if they had
      known each other forever. They married in 1970 and until September 11,
      2003, at 4:15 p.m., shared a magical and blessed partnership.

      They shared everything together about life, love and art. The ties
      that bound their life and love together were strong and similar to the
      bindings for her books - sacred, spiritual, and everlasting. David is
      missing Shereen's presence and glow, but knows she is always in his
      heart and mind. Shereen was 56 years young.

      Shereen's transition from this life was one of many transitions she
      made during her life as a visual artist. Her Craft's major was
      weaving. From weaving she made a very smooth transition to basketry as
      an art form. Liking the woven form she stayed in basketry for 25 years
      - writing two, how to books and creating a magazine along the way.
      Finally she had all she wanted to say in basketry and transitioned
      into artists' books. Never being afraid of a challenge (actually
      Shereen always loved a great challenge), she decided to learn about
      book arts by writing a book and so she did. Since 1982, Shereen
      authored ten books on basketry and book arts and countless artistsâ??
      books, either one of a kind or editions of 300.

      Tall, graceful and always carrying herself with confidence, poise, and
      dignity, Shereen lived her life with zest and an overwhelming passion
      for her art. She was a committed teacher and passed along her wisdom
      on the subjects of weaving, fabric dyeing, basketry, and during the
      last decade Shereen devoted her artistic energy and vision in book
      arts history and practice. She loved both the practical side of how to
      bind the book along with the printed message within the book. Shereen
      was always doing research and developing new ideas for bindings.

      Often described as a bright light and beacon of warmth and
      intelligence, Shereen had a powerful way of giving "permission" to all
      she touched with her gentle knowledge and wisdom. She had a magical
      way of opening people up, allowing them to discover their potential
      within whatever art form she was teaching at the time. Shereen's
      personal vision and clarity allowed her to follow her life's premise
      which was a desire to teach and make a difference in other people's
      lives, to help change it somehow and to open up a bigger world to all
      she touched.

      Shereen is preceded in death by her loving mother Grace Buckland. She
      is survived by her husband and soul mate of 33+ years, David; her
      father, Charles Buckland; and brother, Chuck Buckland.

      Shereen will have a private cremation service and a memorial service
      will be planned for a future date.

      Please celebrate Shereen's life by committing yourself daily to living
      your life and getting the most out of your art or whatever you do to
      make a difference for humanity. Donations may be given to Hospice of
      Humboldt in Shereen's name. Hospice of Humboldt guided Shereen and
      David through the scary and rough waters of life as a transition from
      this world to another. Without their spiritual guidance and support,
      we would have withered.



      "Until we meet again, and we will know each other when we do, I love
      you, your David."



      Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com, click on obituaries.



      Published in the Eureka Times-Standard on 9/16/2003

      (posted by)Cindy and Gary Iverson
    • monguio
      so sad. i knew she was battling breast cancer, but hoped she survived. she ll be missed. ines ... From: Patrice Baldwin To:
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 18, 2003
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        so sad. i knew she was battling breast cancer, but hoped she survived.
        she'll be missed.

        ines
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Patrice Baldwin" <patbooks@...>
        To: <bookartsconnection@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 19:35
        Subject: [bookartsconnection] Shereen LePlantz


        For those of you who knew or heard of Shereen, here is the obituary
        from the Oregon newspaper. She was a friend and fellow bookarts
        teacher. She will be missed.



        Shereen was a wonderful friend and inspiration to us. She truly
        fought a courageous battle with cancer. Here is her obituary that was
        posted in the Eureka CA times:

        Shereen LaPlantz was born Shereen Buckland February 9, 1947, in
        Glendale, California, and grew up in Highland Park under the shadows
        of South Pasadena. Her education included: graduation from Franklin
        High School and California State University at Los Angeles as an Art
        Major with a Crafts Minor. Shereen attended Cranbrook Academy of Art
        in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where she was a Textile Design Major
        and Textile Decoration Minor.

        While at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Shereen met David LaPlantz, jeweler
        and metalsmith, and once their eyes locked, it was as if they had
        known each other forever. They married in 1970 and until September 11,
        2003, at 4:15 p.m., shared a magical and blessed partnership.

        They shared everything together about life, love and art. The ties
        that bound their life and love together were strong and similar to the
        bindings for her books - sacred, spiritual, and everlasting. David is
        missing Shereen's presence and glow, but knows she is always in his
        heart and mind. Shereen was 56 years young.

        Shereen's transition from this life was one of many transitions she
        made during her life as a visual artist. Her Craft's major was
        weaving. From weaving she made a very smooth transition to basketry as
        an art form. Liking the woven form she stayed in basketry for 25 years
        - writing two, how to books and creating a magazine along the way.
        Finally she had all she wanted to say in basketry and transitioned
        into artists' books. Never being afraid of a challenge (actually
        Shereen always loved a great challenge), she decided to learn about
        book arts by writing a book and so she did. Since 1982, Shereen
        authored ten books on basketry and book arts and countless artistsâ??
        books, either one of a kind or editions of 300.

        Tall, graceful and always carrying herself with confidence, poise, and
        dignity, Shereen lived her life with zest and an overwhelming passion
        for her art. She was a committed teacher and passed along her wisdom
        on the subjects of weaving, fabric dyeing, basketry, and during the
        last decade Shereen devoted her artistic energy and vision in book
        arts history and practice. She loved both the practical side of how to
        bind the book along with the printed message within the book. Shereen
        was always doing research and developing new ideas for bindings.

        Often described as a bright light and beacon of warmth and
        intelligence, Shereen had a powerful way of giving "permission" to all
        she touched with her gentle knowledge and wisdom. She had a magical
        way of opening people up, allowing them to discover their potential
        within whatever art form she was teaching at the time. Shereen's
        personal vision and clarity allowed her to follow her life's premise
        which was a desire to teach and make a difference in other people's
        lives, to help change it somehow and to open up a bigger world to all
        she touched.

        Shereen is preceded in death by her loving mother Grace Buckland. She
        is survived by her husband and soul mate of 33+ years, David; her
        father, Charles Buckland; and brother, Chuck Buckland.

        Shereen will have a private cremation service and a memorial service
        will be planned for a future date.

        Please celebrate Shereen's life by committing yourself daily to living
        your life and getting the most out of your art or whatever you do to
        make a difference for humanity. Donations may be given to Hospice of
        Humboldt in Shereen's name. Hospice of Humboldt guided Shereen and
        David through the scary and rough waters of life as a transition from
        this world to another. Without their spiritual guidance and support,
        we would have withered.



        "Until we meet again, and we will know each other when we do, I love
        you, your David."



        Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com, click on obituaries.



        Published in the Eureka Times-Standard on 9/16/2003

        (posted by)Cindy and Gary Iverson



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