I first met Mary Sue in 2010 at the first New Years Bash Live, she was one of the very first of the Ohio live show community that I met. She was a pistol! Rough around the edges but with a heart of gold. You gotta' know she was tough if she got mad & yelled at Breyer for those cheap plastic discs for Huck, & they sent her a box full of them free! She loved to raise & show Longhair Dachshunds, hated winter, & had fine taste in model horses with a showstring to drool over. She LOVED my '09 OS 'Joe' & encouraged me to get my first OS cast ...with many good words for Resins By Randy! She genuinely loved my work right from the start & was one of the first to buy a Sundara AR, though I don't think she had time to paint him. She also snapped up a CM repaint Wintersong who joined her showstring. She was a pastel model horse artist & she let me ask numerous questions about her work & techniques; I give her the credit for my learning to properly spray-finish a model. She always let me pick up & look at ANY of her show string, actually would get 'mad' at me for always asking if I could pick this one or that one up! & I always got a hug from her before we went home.
...I am going to miss her more than I can say.
Rest in peace Mary Sue, live showing just won't be the same with out you around.
I am not much of a picture taker, but here are a few shots of some of her showstring as well as a couple candid pics of Mary Sue herself.
If you have a memory of Mary Sue, feel free to leave a comment.