A service I haven’t been that vocal about – but maybe I should be.
Death effects everyone and their family, whether it be a loved one or a beloved pet. The first memorial I did was for myself, although I didn’t say it was, it was. I collected all the beautiful flowers from my Grandpas funeral – they made my Nanny so happy. I waited for them to dry naturally and then I began my process. I sandcasted over every rose, sunflower, daisies, babies breath, and fern. I had so many of these castings I didn’t know what to do with them. I partnered with my dad and he made the most beautiful plant stakes – I thought perfect! His flowers will be in everyone’s gardens. He loved the gardens, the outdoors, and most of all the Deer! That’s right, he would feed the Deer that visited the gardens. Although I still miss him every day – the process of making those pieces and the thought of his memory in the gardens have helped me through that sad time.