Summer is winding down. The hummingbirds are fueling up for the journey south and the monarch butterflies are busy too. As the days get shorter, the leaves are in the early stages of turning color. All these changes tend to make me wistful. So sad to see the summer go. So many of our clients have had busy summers, dealing with family drama, illness, moves and the changing seasons of life.
Over the years, we’ve been working with artists to capture those moments that remind us that the spirit lives in the power of nature. Cremation urns that double as works of art and honor the essence of our loved one. Pottery and ceramic is a great medium and we’re so lucky to work with a couple of husband and wife teams that collaborate to create beautiful memorials. We love to showcase American artists and some of our current favorite creations are:
What I love about it: Sunflower kissed by a monarch butterfly? Yes! This urn is a 3D sculpture that can be hung from the wall.
It’s a new concept that is beautifully crafted and hand painted.
This couple also does an amazing bass urn that can be wall mounted or placed on an easel.
It’s no secret that we’re crazy for Raku pottery and the urns and burial jars that a local husband and wife team create here in the Ozarks are also popular choices for the families we serve. They specialize in natural themes that resonate with our clients using dragonflies, feathers, and ferns that are hand carved into the clay and then fired to create amazing works of art.
Dragonflies are considered elements of wind and water and as a spirit animal, it signifies change. We’ve also adapted this tiny creature as a design element in cremation jewelry to represent peace, strength, and harmony.
This past year, we’ve seen an influx of the urn pendants coming our of China that copy existing styles. Urn Garden carries many pendants that are made by talented American jewelers that concept the original high quality designs and then precision craft memorials with love and care that can be worn close to your heart and last a lifetime.
Cardinals and Hummingbirds
Birds, butterflies, and flower urns for ashes are recurring themes at Urn Garden. We’ve dedicated a whole category in our catalog to them. The crimson Cardinal has spiritual meaning for many and seem to show up when you are missing a loved one. Based on that theory we took a snow white urn and painted a bright red Cardinal perched on a branch of blooming dogwood flowers.
So elegant and this style is gender neutral.
Mother of pearl Hummingbirds that shimmer on an adult size urn, or a miniature size fish, owl, or butterfly sculpture that holds a tiny bit of ashes to create a personalized memorial.
So many choices that don’t have to be difficult. Have something special in mind? We can help you create the perfect memorial.