I just got a box in the post from my mum, inside the box were some books from my Grandma's house. Things like the Golden Hands series and the Artist Potter and a bunch of Grandma's Ikebana books. There are also her certificates from the Sogetsu Academy, apparently she completed the teacher's course in 1978, the year I was born.

I can squarely point the finger at my Grandma Dell for a lot of influence in my life, from her love of music and art, to making things and growing things, to collecting things and seeing beauty in the imperfect or overlooked things. It's nice to make sense of some obsessions, it started long before I came along.

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