Beatriz Carmen Mendoza

Beatriz Carmen Mendoza burst into the world on November 5, 1980 and left the party earlier than expected on November 21st, 2018. She was a fireball, defender of loved ones, scientific illustrator, passionate teacher, and all around very good friend. If you knew her you were lucky to be so blessed, and we are grateful for the time we spent with her. Her handprint is in all of the ways that Sparklebark holds a quiet beauty and hides secret treasures among it’s flower beds. If you’d like to see the glorious artwork she created during her time on this little planet, please feel free to explore her website at