Posted on August 29, 2012
Over the years we all teased Jan for being like everyone's "studio mom" and being a bit of a worry wart, especially for the newer or younger members of the K&P family.
I quickly learned how good of a sense of humor she had and over the next twenty years she constantly reminded me of that. Whether it was her laughing at something completely off the wall or pouring a glass of water on my head from the balcony or smashing a pie on bobs head, she always surprised my...
Posted on August 27, 2012
Portrait I took of Jan before I left for New Zealand
I have a lot of great stories and memories of Jan. Some make me laugh uncontrollably when I think of them, some make smile. Thinking back some of my favorites are watching certain slang terms being explained to Jan through drawings at the lunch table, her making me turn bright red in front of an assistant, her being the first person at the studio to hug me when my grandmother passed away. I have many memories and stories that will just stay with me forever.
Posted on August 23, 2012
Last winter, K&P broke into small groups and shot promotional pieces for our "Creative Baby" campaign. I had the honor of being on the same team as Jan for our circus-themed shoot. One of the qualities I admired most about Jan was her willingness to just dig in and do whatever needed to be done. She would never turn her nose up to even the most remedial tasks and was always eager to help in any way that she could. Well one fine afternoon, Jan...
Posted on August 21, 2012
One of Jan's many beautiful flower arrangements
Sitting next to her at lunch
Doing the crossword puzzle in the People magazine
Discussing the Olympics
Talking about the outfits we would wear to the holiday party (that conversation began in early summer)
Laughing about the old Carol Burnett shows
Hearing Jan say Weewoey (her word for dizzy)
Watching her carry the heavy baskets of props and patiently putting them away
Seeing Jan make another phenomenal flower arrangement
Hearing her mountain climbing story (while I stayed behind to shop at the gift store)
Posted on August 20, 2012
As most of you know the last month or so has been an extremely difficult and challenging time for K&P due to the passing of Jan. She not only was one of the owners, but what is more important, the mother to all of us at K&P. During this trying time we have been so thankful for our extended family who have rallied around us and have helped lift our spirits. We have spent many lunches laughing, crying, talking, and sharing moments with each other...