Showing posts with label handwritten note. Show all posts
Showing posts with label handwritten note. Show all posts

20190709

Butterfly for Mom....in Her Favorite Colors


Purple and Lime Green Butterfly Urn


A personalized spin on our Butterfly YURN...painted in an Ohio mom's favorite colors, purple and lime green. Other sentimental touches included engravings of a handwritten note from mom and bicycle graphic, both special memories for her daughter.

20181219

Power of Personalization: A Symbolic Blue Butterfly




For an Australian family, who wanted a special blue butterfly urn to symbolize their dad.

They shared with us butterfly images they liked...including an image of a blue butterfly print that has hung in their home for years.

For their dad, an Interior Designer, they specifically wanted the piece to be a vibrant matte blue, and to include a special handwritten quote he had written to them.

We worked with them to create a design concept of the butterfly's shape and wing pattern. 




 The result...






20181207

The Power of Personalization: A Pine Cone for Will


Will was described as loving life and everything about it.  His wife, Paula, wanted something related to nature to remember him...maybe a Pine Tree or nature scene? We suggested that a Pine Cone urn would be cool and she agreed.

They were married in Lake Tahoe and she saved a pine cone from their time spent there together.  Following his passing, Paula returned to Lake Tahoe for some needed time and reflection.  She took along Will's cremains and scattered a portion of the ashes there in remembrance of him and their union.

Pine trees hold a special place in our hearts too. We loved creating this piece to honor Will. We hope that it offers Paula, and their family, some comfort and beauty in their time of mourning and in the years ahead.


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Painted ceramic Pine Cone Urn with handwritten note engraving

20180630

The Power of Personalization: Cowboy Joe's Boots


Cowboy Boots Urn


Recently, we were asked by friends of the family to sculpt an urn for their loved one Joe.
Joe loved to ride his motorcycle, and was affectionately known as "Cowboy" to his bike club friends and loved ones.  It was decided that the most fitting tribute to remember him would be his cowboy boots.

His wife, Robin, sent us pictures of his most recent pair of boots, of which he wore with a spur on his right boot.  We used these pictures as our references to sculpt Joe's Boots.

Joe's Ariat Cowboy Boots

Additional personal touches included engravings of his name, dates, a handwritten note to Robin.

Artists working on custom cremation urn

We were able to hand deliver Joe's boots to his family. We were so touched by their warm response and kind words for Joe's memorial. We greatly appreciate Robin and her sister, Laura, for working with us to honor him through our artwork.


joe cowboy boot cremation urn sculpture

20180402

An appreciation for uniqueness...Mom's Handwriting





"I finally found the perfect placement for my mom’s ashes. It’s unique and beautiful just like her. If you know me well then you know I love creativity, personalization and have an appreciation for uniqueness... if you knew my mom then you know where I got it! šŸ–¤ @awesome.urns was so amazing to work with and made this process not only a little easier but also very special and individual. #momshandwriting #beautiful #unique #perfectlyimperfect"  - April W.



20170504

BEYOND AWESOME!!!...Connecting beyond the purchase



When given the opportunity, we love to connect with families.

It is hard to know everything our customers are going through following the death of their loved one. Often, we can only imagine the profound loss they are experiencing. When communicating with customers, we just allow that space to unfold how it needs to for those in mourning. 

Sometimes there is no communication beyond the email order, and that's certainly understandable. However, other times we have the chance to connect and collaborate ideas with the customer....we truly value these opportunities. It touches our hearts deeply when we can learn more about who the YURN is remembering.

Recently, we had a wonderful experience getting to know more about Mark through his wife Diane.  She shared photos and opened up to us about the great health challenges he experienced preceding his death....she told us about their 30 year relationship, his love for music, their travels together, their devotion to fostering hundreds of pets through the years, and how she loved to make him laugh.

She wanted his guitar YURN to be a perfect expression of him and her love for him.  We shared with her the different personalizations we could do to make it a unique and special piece.  We added a handwritten note with his frequent "Love you today" sentiment to her...a line from his favorite song along with his signature...her "Eternal Love" expression for him...his name and dates....and even painted it to match his favorite Martin guitar.

To be of service to her is a blessing to us. These opportunities to touch each others lives in a loving and heartfelt way is what it's all about, and we'll remember this connection always.





20170412

20160324

Quite Magnificent...Handwritten Notes to Personalize



On a recent order for a "Guitar Picker" YURN, we were asked to include very special and sentimental engravings.  The customer had sent to us handwritten notes from her husband who recently passed.  She asked for us to take an element from 3 separate notes and combine them into one inscription that reads, "Love My Bunnie", signed "Johnny", with a little drawing of a baseball cap that he was known to always wear.

We love adding these unique and sentimental elements, that mean so much to those grieving such great losses. For years to come, she will be able to look at his memorial and see the small reminder of the sweet love they shared together.

She shared with us stories and pictures of her late husband, and our experience with working with her on this piece was truly an honor.  We feel grateful to have these connections with those who purchase our art and think it is amazing to be a part of his tribute.

"The guitar is quite magnificent!  I think it will be the absolute best way to honor him and display his ashes...I was overwhelmed with a multitude of emotions...
It is a very strange feeling to be so happy with something that has been created for something so deeply heartbreaking.  Although I absolutely & totally think that the guitar is stupendous, it feels wrong to like it because if John were alive, I wouldn't need it and I'd rather not need it.  If that makes any sense at all.
Regardless of what I am feeling, your creation is a masterpiece.  I am very happy with the quality of your craftsmanship and also with your kind hearts and loving souls."   -Sandie H.