I am a passionate American artist who fell in love with design, while studying art in Italy. Today, I design and hand-craft celebratory pet memorials and urns.
My work is dedicated to my cat that was struck, and killed by a car one afternoon – right in front of me. He lost his life on April 11, 2004. I was devastated — my heart shattered into a thousand pieces. Cremated, he was returned to me in a small black urn. The fragments of my heart that I had just begun to pick up and mend had broken again. If you knew him, he was anything but dark and dull. He was full of life and a crazy cat.
Desperate to put an end to the hurt, I painted his urn (my first) in tears but by the time I finished, I found closure and a smile returned to my face. There was a strange feeling of contentment in what I had created for both him and myself. My heart began to heal, and at that moment I knew I could help others ease the pain of grief and loss and find closure through my art. I quit my job as a successful creative director for a public company to pursue my quest to combine my passions: art and animals – and unknowingly, a third passion – returning smiles to peoples’ faces.
See How I Make People Smile.
As an animal lover and mommy to many furry munchkins, the circle of life is endless in my life. A loss is so very hard. Isn’t it? I totally understand and can help.
I’m not a healer nor therapist, by me lending an ear & listening to what clients have to say, I believe healing begins & ideas flourish for a special work of art. When clients receive their final piece & I hear how they smiled again, it warms my heart knowing I helped someone through one of the most difficult times of their life. That’s an amazing feeling.
Let me help you find meaningful closure and celebrate your pet’s life.
Real People. Real Smiles.
Alyson, we just opened up the box and it’s absolutely perfect.
Thank you for giving Zoebelle such a beautiful resting place…
IT’S AMAZING!!!! - Krista