The Artist

The Artist

How did I go from comedy writing to designing personalized urns? What my two careers have in common is a desire to help people feel better.

Perhaps the most unusual urn I have done is one that stands on our dining room hutch and awaits my husband and me. The idea came to me as I was working on a pet urn and I ran into the kitchen, where my husband and son were preparing dinner. “Would you prefer we be buried or cremated?” I asked our son, then in his 20’s.

“Uh, any reason you’re asking?” was his response.

“It occurred to me that I could do a personalized urn for us. “I’ll use pictures of us having fun – at Disney World, on trips, at parties. You’ll remember that we had good times so it will be uplifting,” I said. I hoped to persuade him, knowing my husband would go along with his wishes. I added, “I’ll use our own plates to make it look like the dinner table.”

After a few moments, our son said, “Sure.”

Ending up with my husband in our son’s home is better than any other exit strategy I can think of.

I invite you to visit to see my other pique assiette mosaic art – vases, picture frames, planters, lamps, kitchen utensil holders, furniture and other useful items.

footprints of newborn & loving sentiments of parents

“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” Anne Roiphe