As a comedy writer, it’s a kick to make people laugh. How did I go from that to designing custom, personalized urns and memorial art (usually vases)? They’re certainly not entertainment, but my approach to them is personal and upbeat. I hope the light touch is therapeutic.
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 one evening. I ran into the kitchen, where my husband and son were preparing dinner, and blurted out, “Would you prefer we be buried or cremated?” There was a stunned silence before our son, then in his late 20’s, looked up and said, “Uh, any reason you’re asking?”