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My sweet and kind Baba (Grandmother in Croatian) tragically lost her life today on the 2nd of September at 5:30pm. She suffered terribly from tongue cancer and died of a heart attack in the end....I stayed by her side all day, holding her hand and comforting her until she passed.

I've cried all night while writing this poem I made for her funeral.

R.I.P my darling Baba Kata, I'll love and miss you forever and ever more....

Baba, although we cannot see you,
We know you're forever beside us.
Your Endi, Simon, Neda and I,
Will forever keep you in our hearts.

And although this pain is painful,
We're glad you didn't die alone.
We held your hand right through the end,
Until the moment your soul had flown.

So dance and sing high up Baba,
High up in heaven's gates.
We'll kick your wheelchair to the curb,
Because you're finally free from pains and aches.

I'm thankful you're at peace now Baba,
You didn't deserve such pain.
I hope to see you in my dreams tonight,
As I pray you'll come back to me again.

I promise to keep your name alive,
My darling Baba Kata.
Forever I plan to commemorate your life,
Your darling Kata-rina.
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Katarina Stapic
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Katarina Stapic – Illustrator/Graphic Designer

Born and bred in the land ‘Down Under’ I grew up in a world of
Dreamtime and possibilities, in one of the greatest cities on earth,
Sydney. My whole life I have immersed myself in the arts: drawing,
performing, reading and creating; all of which have helped mold
me into the well-rounded visual communicator I am today.

I studied fine arts in the year 2007 at Meadowbank TAFE; before
attending the Billy Blue College of Design in North Sydney from
2008-2011, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied
Design (Digital Media).

From 2010-2011 I landed my dream job with my favourite childhood
pencil company, Faber-Castell, as their illustrator and graphic designer.
I continue to be their illustrator for ‘Creativity for Kids’ workshops held
around Sydney during the festive seasons and promotional tours.
These workshops have led me to work at the Art Gallery of NSW
during the ‘Picasso’ opening on November 12th 2011, and at
Big W Rouse Hill Town Centre April 7th 2011.

My role as an illustrator is to help guide and inspire creativity and
imagination among children. I am in charge of demonstrating how
to draw characters, do children’s portraits, design colouring activities
and promoting Faber-Castell’s ‘Playing and Learning’ product range.
I was also commissioned as a sketch artist for Faber-Castell’s 250th
international Australian anniversary event at the Sydney Opera House
November 18th 2011.

I currently work as a graphic designer in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire,
and I love every minute of it! My goals in the future would be to have
an extensive and well-rounded career in illustration, graphic design and
visual communication. To travel and experience the world so I can truly
connect to people with my art through my experiences.

I want to create magic, evoke emotions and bring fantasy to life.


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61 n.n by marusitanekoHappy b-day! :heart:
happy birthday
Douglas85 Apr 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Have a great birthday tomorrow beautiful! Long time-no talk!
Douglas85 Dec 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hope you had a fine holiday, if you celebrate one. Submit soon! ;)
Stapic Jan 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I've had a great holiday! I will be submitting soon :)
Douglas85 Jan 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Good! Talk soon if you can....
chyhy Nov 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
awesome gallery! :)
Stapic Dec 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
Douglas85 Sep 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Where have you been? Will you be visiting the US this year? Keep up the amazing work mam....
Stapic Oct 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww I've been so caught up with work, no art :( I WISH I was going to the US this year lol. How are you?
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