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    Looking at my copy of Art & Fear...

    I bought it used. There was a lot of nice things marked with a hi-lighter.

    Only recently did I realize that the previous owner of the book signed her name on it. "Lynn Stafford - Seattle, 2007".

    Then I came across this: http://www.helpfindthemissing.org/mi...tabase/?p=1933

    Bellevue, WA ~ The 45-year-old Bellevue teacher and author, is missing after her van was abandoned Tuesday 1/13/09 on a late-night ferry run from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. Her van was unattended when the ferry arrived at Bainbridge Island. Her purse and keys were found on an upper deck of the ferry.
    UPDATE: 12/03/09 Sadly Lynn was found deceased, please remember her and family in a prayer.
    What if it's not a coincidence?


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    Then your book is haunted. Or at least you have a story to tell about your book, whether it's true or not. Could just as well be, her family may have sold her old stuff away.
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    Unfortunately, jumpers on the ferry are not rare. Pretty sad.

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    that is tragic. Winter is nearly here, fellow Seattlites and Bellevuans - time to fight off the S.A.D. once again.

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    At the risk of sounding callous, if you buy used things, you're likely to eventually own something that was once owned by someone who is no longer living.

    The fact that the person who used to own the book is dead doesn't in anyway change the book or make it more/less important. It used to be somebody else's book; now it's your book. Nothing really changed.

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    I found a ink and watercolor painting in a thrift store by a man in Seattle who is no longer alive. His story wasn't as tragic as that girl's, he just died of old age.

    His name was Ralph H Clemmons, he apparently lived with an Ila Clemmons, and he was a member of Seattle Co-Arts

    Looking at my copy of Art & Fear...
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    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.

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    Sometimes fear wins.

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    it's only a coincidence if you get rolled on a ferry........
    is it a coincidence? that you were both artist..... wait a i minute it never said what she taught? wait are you saying because the book is titled art&fear your spooked.......i still wear shirts that were given too me becuase the men who wore them are dead.....
    so don't fret Mon frer

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    Her ghost carried the book to a young (or old, I don't know) artist, full of potential, in the hope that someone would carry on her legacy.
    Or its a different Lynn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Sometimes fear wins.
    I think that's a somewhat healthy approach at looking at it instead of looking at it like she was fearless and naive. She hi-lighted this on chapter 3, page 23: "When you act out of fear, your fears come true". That sentence means a lot to me more now than when I first read it.

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    Her ghost carried the book to a young (or old, I don't know) artist, full of potential, in the hope that someone would carry on her legacy.
    Or its a different Lynn.
    I don't think the book is haunted. Maybe the eerie feeling comes from human chemical imbalance + seeing these markings that I didn't create, that another person dead or alive did create it.

    I won't rule out the fact that it could be a different Lynn, but another thing that suggests it could be the same Lynn is that she wrote some questions on page 13, (The part where there's a list of doubts) like "Will my reader understand?", "Does my work offer the reader an opportunity in growth?"

    Edit: Err... 22 is kind of young... Right? D:

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    O: That's very intersting. Creepy in a cool way.
    I would be just like you reading everything she highlighted, searching for clues to understand more about her.

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    That's both interesting and sad. On the plus side this thread provoked me to buy a copy (finally!) Hopefully it'll help with getting out of my funk that's lasted since around '09.

    PS: 'Course 22 is young

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    Quote Originally Posted by velderia View Post
    I bought it used. There was a lot of nice things marked with a hi-lighter.

    Only recently did I realize that the previous owner of the book signed her name on it. "Lynn Stafford - Seattle, 2007".

    Then I came across this: http://www.helpfindthemissing.org/mi...tabase/?p=1933



    What if it's not a coincidence?
    holy fucking shit. CREEPY.

    I bought that book, i thought it sucked

    looks like she thought so too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naomi Ningishzidda View Post
    holy fucking shit. CREEPY.

    I bought that book, i thought it sucked

    looks like she thought so too
    I don't think the problem was the book, especially with all the nice notes all over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naomi Ningishzidda View Post
    holy fucking shit. CREEPY.

    I bought that book, i thought it sucked

    looks like she thought so too
    Wow. Reading comprehension FAIL.

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