Sunday, May 31, 2009

Send your love to Rose Johnson

If you know Rose Johnson, or even if you don't,
please send her your love right now.

        (Self-portrait of Rose in Bali)
Rose is a beautiful, vibrant and inspiring woman. She is a great painter... one of my favorite painters actually. I've always greatly admired Rose for the free and uninhibited way she lives her life. Her paintings are a direct reflection of this beautiful creature we call Rose.
She has recently moved from Bisbee Arizona to Bali, to paint and be with her new husband.
We just received that Rose has suddenly become very, very ill.
She needs everyone's thoughts, prayers and love right now. 


Please watch this video to learn more about Rose and her art....

14 comments:

Flying Mermaid said...

What? NO!!! Ill, HOW? Poor baby!

Hillary Clinton Army said...

She had some kind of stroke or aneurism. She is in a coma. No telling what will happen, and all we can do is send her our love.

Anonymous said...

Sending love to Rose.

Tour Wonk said...

Holy crap... I hate hearing stuff like this.

Thanks for letting us know GB. Sending lots of good joo joo to Rose.

Flying Mermaid said...

WHAT??? She's in a COMA???? Oh my god! FUCK!

Alright, I'm digging out the serious prayer wheel.

Poor Rose! Shit.

Anonymous said...

Rose died of alcohol poisoning according to the newspaper in Bali.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/06/01/another-foreigner-dies-suspected-alcohol-poisoning.html
This is so terrible and was totally avoidable.

Ex-AZ said...

@anonymous looks more like 'poisoned alcohol...' which is a very different situation.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/06/01/spiked-liquor-kills-more-foreigners.html

I met Rose ages ago and it's a shame to hear of her passing, but it's a worse shame to see her slandered.

april said...

Nobody is trying to slander Rose. I have known her for 20 years and I have never known anyone that doesn't love her. The term alcohol poisoning has different meanings in different cultures..that is all. Everyone knows that she was poisoned by methanol. The newspapers need to call this a murder though, which is what this really is.

april said...

Though, you are correct when the American headlines use that term. It is misleading...but it certainly isn't slander. Nobody wants to hurt Rose. This is a painful time for everyone who loved her. Let's not make this even more painful by accusing people of trying to intentionally hurt. ANonymous was pointing out that it wasn't a stroke..which was the first explanation.

Anonymous said...

This is very tragic, for all of the victims, their families and friends.

Tracy Dove said...

They have arrested 3 men that may have something to do with this. The investigation continues. I just don't understand how they could let this happen to so many people before they figured out what was happening.
We are all suffering a tremendous loss. Rose was the picture of a creative, free spirit, BEAUTIFUL, gentle soul. She will be missed, but never forgotten. She made a BEAUTIFUL mark on this world.

Ex-AZ said...

@april I admit it was a reactionary response on my part; I didn't really mean to be stirring the emotional pot. It *is* tragic. Very glad to see that arrests have been made, though I fear this publicity will not lead to regulatory changes which would really prevent it again..

April Anderson said...

I'm so sorry everyone. Will our hearts ever mend? She was such a gift to out world. I feel close to you all since you knew her too. My heart hurts. I love you Rose!!

Does anyone know how Leo is doing?

Vince said...

This is very tragic, for all of the victims

___________________

Vince

Entertainment at one stop