Wednesday, April 21, 2010

At Peace

POE Team member Cat Ludwig of CatLudwigStudio is no longer with us.


"After struggling for 15 years with extreme pain, and multiple chronic conditions, Cat could bear the burden no longer and took her own life Monday, April 19th." Cat's husband Warren Ludwig posted a message on her blog, you can read it here.

We would like to express our sadness, and offer our deepest condolences for her family.

Take a look at some of the work by this very talented photographer... She will be missed.




26 comments:

TheEye said...

Very respectful tribute. My utmost sympathy to her family and friends. It knocks us back a few paces to hear such sad news.... but I sincerely hope she found her peace.
Goodbye sweet Cat.
xoxo
Ellen

JrzyGirlPhotography said...

She will be greatly missed, the photography world lost a great one. May she now be at peace and pain free.

Anonymous said...

such beauty and peace in these photos. thanks for sharing.

Jay B. Wilson said...

My deepest sympathies to Cat's family. It is heartbreaking to know that someone capable of capturing such wonderful images felt so much pain. May she find peace.

Backbone Studio said...

This news hit me like a ton of bricks, how awfully sad, so totally speechless. I send my deepest condolences to her husband and family.

SKnights Art Photography said...

This is very tough news. May it give some solace to know that her spirit will live on in the fabulous photos she shared with the world. I, for one, feel privileged to have "met" her online with the Etsy POE group.
Peace.
Sue

Hey Harriet said...

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady and talented photographer. Cat will be greatly missed by all of her POE team friends. Rest in peace lovely Cat.

Tracy xo

Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna) said...

Whoaaa... I can't believe this. Never saw this coming... She was a frequent supporter on my blog and always had an encouraging remark to offer. I can't imagine how her family must feel at this loss... I can only hope there will be feelings of happy times remembered, and some sense of peace that comes to all who loved her.

PhotoGrunt said...

I was so very shocked to hear the news today. I really enjoyed conversing with her online, and was looking forward to her eventual return to our forum. What a talent; what a nice lady; what a loss.

myan/zuppaartista said...

beautiful tribute to a beautiful photographer. she was wonderfully talented and such a sweet soul. the times i spoke with her online, she was always so kind.
i am so heartbroken for her family & friends. may she rest in peace and her spirit live through her art.

flandersfield said...

Such sad news. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of Cat through this lovely tribute. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Pam Lefcourt said...

My sincerest condolences to the family. Cat will surely and sorely be missed by all who were lucky enough to share some valuable time with this lovely lady!
Pam Lefcourt

andrea said...

i am so saddened to hear this news. my heart goes out to her family... she and her photography will be missed.

photoadele said...

Such beauty and grace will be missed. I am in shock and I am saddened to hear this news.

My sympathies to her family, friends and all that knew her and her work....

MaryVican said...

A person who saw shared such beauty with the world will never be forgotten. Thank you for sharing this heartbreaking but important story. Let us all be reminded to help each other share our burdens today and forever. Mary

Celtic Cat said...

My sympathy to Cat's husband and family! May they find peace!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

I am deeply saddened to hear this news. I have always admired Cat's huge talent and giving heart. My deepest sympathies to her family. Rest in peace.

mamabauer said...

Thoughts and Prayers for Cat's family. She will be missed, and thankfully will not have to suffer any longer.

Joan said...

Such a tragedy. My prayers go out to Cat and all of her family. May God Bring Cat and her family peace and healing from all of this.
As a disabled person who deals with alot of pain, I know what it is like. I'm 47 and have had Crohn's Disease since I was 20. Severe Rheumatoid arthritis since 30, and severe bone degeneration of my cervical spine- muscle spasms for almost 15 years. I'm on so many meds from Chemo drugs to infusions every 6 weeks it would make your head spin. It's just such a tragedy she had to end her own life, so sad.
Joan
jwphoto.etsy.com

Julie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

From My Eye said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Cat's family and friends. May she be at peace now.

Katrina said...

I echo the words of the others...this is incredibly sad. I send my best to her family and hope she has peace.

Matt Allen Photography said...

Very sad news indeed. My thoughts go out to her family. Cat will be missed.

fosterbk said...

Cat brightened the world with her talent. Great sympathy to her family. Her presence will be missed.

Karen Puente said...

very beautiful tribute, my thoughts and prayers go out to her husband and family.

Brief Moments said...

Such sad news. Her work was beautiful and inspiring. My heart goes out to her family. She will be missed.