an ode to morran

I am a huge fan of Swedish artist Camilla Engman, and so of course, I’m a huge fan of her little sidekick… her dog Morran! Morran has been a huge part of Camilla’s life, and career… have you seen Camilla’s Suitcase Series book? Morran is a major feature! I found out about an hour ago that Morran passed away a few days ago. I don’t know Camilla, or Morran, but I’m crying as I write this. I have two little dogs myself, one of which we almost lost just over a year ago, and the sadness was overwhelming. And so today, I want to share this amazing project that Camilla started in the fall – a book filled with art… Morran art to be exact! She has asked people from all over the world to contribute pieces {these are just a few of my favorites}, and the results are fantastic! It’s going to be a lovely book.

Camilla, I’m sending you lots of love, and Morran… may you run for hours on rainbows xo

{1. Kirsten Houthooft 2. Alicja Nikodem 3. Lien Geeroms 4. Sara Olmos 5. Emmanuelle Eschembrenner 6. Suana Verelst 7. Darja Charapova 8. Marta Monteiro 9. Petra Wester Norgren 10. Christine Roussey}






comments (12)

  1. Amanda /// 12.01.2011 /// 8:20am

    This is so sweet. Morran was one lucky dog to have an owner who love is this far reaching. Truly beautiful.

  2. the jealous curator /// 12.01.2011 /// 4:29pm

    so sweet…. it’s going to be a really beautiful little book.

  3. Sigrid /// 12.02.2011 /// 12:35am

    I too felt moved to write a post in honor of Morran (http://myhyggelig.blogspot.com/2011/11/dear-little-one.html). I am glad Camilla started the book project, she will always have this to treasure, and so will we.

    When my brother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and my sister was pregnant with their first child, he began to make a video for his unborn daughter to tell his life story. It was a great gift he gave to himself to remember his life, and a great gift for her to have when she is ready to watch it (he passed away when she was 7 months). Taking time to cherish, before and after the sadness helps one ‘accept’ and process.

  4. Jesus Quintero /// 12.02.2011 /// 10:49am

    Our tears are for same reason: Camilla is one of the most generous and creative hearts on Earth and Morran is a puppie for everyone. Thanks for your beautiful tribute.

  5. the jealous curator /// 12.02.2011 /// 10:51am

    of course. it’s the only thing i could think to do. i hope it helps a tiny bit.

  6. cheryl (preston) /// 12.02.2011 /// 4:15pm

    Your words express my own… I fell in love with Camilla’s work and blog and then Morran (it helped that Morran reminded me of my dog!). Even if we’ve never met. I’ve been touched. I know we all hope this helps Camilla. Thank you.

  7. Susan /// 12.02.2011 /// 6:09pm

    It is hard to write with tears! I have a tank top with Morran on it and will wear it even more proudly than I did before. My favourite picture is of her sitting in front of a stone church in the mountains. Thank you.

  8. the jealous curator /// 12.03.2011 /// 8:42pm

    it is hard to write with tears! i now know first hand!
    thank you so much for your lovely comment – i’m so jealous that you have a morran tank top! ;)

  9. nina buesing corvallo /// 12.04.2011 /// 9:49am

    I felt the same way, thank you for posting this tribute to Morran!

  10. the jealous curator /// 12.04.2011 /// 7:38pm

    thank you for reading it : )

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