Our hearts and prayers go out to the Brownell family. I looked up his VA page and his profile picture is of his little daughter. I almost lost it right there. My wife and I pray for comfort and peace for his entire family during this very difficult time...

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Comment by scott dobert on May 15, 2011 at 8:50am
nathan brownell was among the first to befreind me here on this wonderful site. he will be sorely missed! all my prayers go out to the brownell family.
Comment by Christian Maucieri on May 15, 2011 at 12:40pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brownell Family during this difficult time.

Comment by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on May 16, 2011 at 4:31pm
Our prayers go out to the Brownell Family
Comment by David Driggs on May 18, 2011 at 8:09pm
Thanks Jeff. If anyone wishes, they can use the following link to leave a message/sign the guest book for the Brownell Family for some comfort during their grief. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimes-tribune/obituary.aspx?n=n...
Comment by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on May 20, 2011 at 7:30am
Thank you David for posting the link...
Comment by Jody Smith on May 22, 2011 at 7:49pm

Just wanted to say a few things about Nate, we have had many conversations on this industry. We started out about the same time and we lived in the same area Charleston, SC. It was funny when we started out we both were really guarded around each other at home shows and would only share a few thing with one another. That grew into us trading ideas and sending each other products to try. I talked to him just a few days before his accident and he had just lost his Granddad. He seemed ok and we were talking about doing a few projects together over the summer. He would always say he couldn’t wait to get back to visit Charleston so that he could wear some flops on the job again. His pride and joy was not his work but his daughter, Piper! When I signed on tonight I noticed the Piper Brownell Fund chip in and I was truly moved at the efforts in supporting PIPER. Way to go Nathan G in supporting our fellow artist and friend. I didn’t really know what to say on this blog until I saw this tonight. I have a daughter close to Pipers age and I plan on supporting this effort as much as I can. My wife and I had a great time at our last home show with Nate, his Fiancée Erika and Piper. Nate was full of drive in his craft and loved countertops and created his own mix and enjoyed creating vertical projects as well. He just loved anything that has anything to do with as he would say “Mud” We would laugh at our start around each other often and said many times that we both grew because of our friendship. He asked my advice on many of occasions and I would do the same with him as well. He was the first person that ever showed me how to pour a countertop and shared his creations with me often as he completed them. He taught me more then I think I ever taught him in our talking shop sessions. When I got the call about his death from some great friends of mine in the industry, their kindness and support gave me hope that this industry does have a heart. We look at each others work and we aww over it, but what happens when we lose an artist? We lose inspiration and in this case some great laughs as well. I was blessed to have had Nate as a friend and colleague. This has been an eye opener for me on how short life really is, Nate will truly be missed! God Bless all of his family and friends.

Comment by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on May 28, 2011 at 8:36pm


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