Goodbye Nana

A photo of my Nana with hand drawn roses and freesias surrounding and a banner saying “Nana 1926-2012”.

My Nana died on the weekend. She has always been an exceptional woman, and an exceptional Nana. Her love and support for me and my creative work have been unflagging, and she helped me a lot with setting up my shop.

I still don’t really know what to say. I spent yesterday scanning photos and making a slideshow for her funeral. She still feels alive! I can still hear her chuckle and feel the way she’d grab my arm when she wanted me to listen to her.

Nana in 1946 at 20, wearing a cute square neck dress and a curled fringe.

She was a cool lady. You should have known Nana.


  1. So sorry to hear of your Nana’s passing, I hope you can always find her in the smallest bits of everyday life. I found that after my Grammaw passed she continued being a large part of my life, I still talk to her when I water the flowers she planted in our yard, when I drink her favorite tea, when I find a spectacular mushroom specimen in the woods or see a glorious flock of snow geese.

  2. I’m so sorry. Your nana looks like she was a rad lady! I hope you and your family are ok, and can enjoy your memories of her awesomeness.

  3. I am really sorry to hear that… the way you describe it she must have been an amazing women and you definitely inherited your sense of style from her : ). I hope you’re fine, realizing that someone close to you just isn’t there anymore and griefing takes time… I hope she’ll continue to inspire you…

  4. So sorry for your loss. She seems like she was an amazing lady. Love that dress she is wearing in the second photo.

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