I simply adored her. I think she was adored by all her children, all her grandchildren and all who met her. I will a post with lots and lots more pictures of her and her house with snow drop flowers outside. I have snow drops in my own garden to remember her.
She adored butterfly brooches and had the most extraordinary collection. My cousin suggested I ask my aunt to photograph some of them. I have one exquisite one my aunt pinned on my wedding dress on the day so my gran was "with me". So dear to me.
These are her fantastic art decko chairs which my dad inherited from her.
And theses were her ceramics and a tea-towl very typical of her folksy, Frida-Khalo-ish style:
Speaking of Frida, I have no less than 6 pictures of her in my office, and one black and white one of Frida and Diego outside the blue house. I once had a house which the doc painted blue in homage to the Khalo-Riviera house. But now the picture serves as a reminder.
Long live the spirit of fabulous creative women. Let it live on in us all.