Today I heard some very sad news - the death of a very colourful, creative and talented lady - the wonderful Vanessa Cabban. Now I have never met her, only through the wonders of social media and her blog but she was a generous and extremely talented lady and the news has made me feel very sad.
I was lucky enough to buy one of her Evangeline Mouse sculptures back in January 2011, in fact it was the first of a series. If only I could have afforded them all but that too would have been selfish, as so many others have had the joy of owning her wonderful work.
She was so thoughtful to add a personal note too.
I was also lucky to receive one of her fabulous brooches as a birthday gift.
Her life took a different path after the end of her marriage a few years ago and she sadly blogged less. I used to love to read her blog and have spent some time today going back through some of her posts. Her life always seemed to be full of such joy and colour.
I am lucky, I have Evangeline on my mantelpiece and it makes me smile every day and I will now think even more fondly of the lady who created her.
RIP Vanessa Cabban - a colourful, creative and talented lady.