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A Hungry Holler gourd urn serves as memorial art. Your pet's image will be foremost. Tell me stories that make you laugh and make you smile and I'll interpret them and include them around the gourd. Paco loved...beyond loved...French bread. He loved to lay about and chew sticks. The front images on his memorial gourd Tell the Story. In winter the venerable Paco appreciated walking trenches. He loved his orange hide-a-treat ball and was death on tennis balls. His name in Chinese was made a dominate feature. Old newspaper type blocks were used to spell out his name PACO. PACO appears in reverse because of the nature of the type blocks.

A comfort to pet and human is rubbing the paw; we come to know our pet's foot. I'll include a close image of your pet's foot if it triggers a memory for you.

My urns are important to me. We may speak on the phone, communicate via email. I will need photos. Tell me if your pet had an ear that didn't stand up straight. Tell me if your cat's tail was shorter than most. Details matter to me. Tell me colors you like and colors you can't abide. I will think about your pet and dream about your pet and together we'll create a functional piece of highly personal art. The chosen gourd will be sufficient to contain cremains, a favorite toy, leash, collar.

Usually four to six images of one animal are portrayed, sized to fit according to my aesthetic eye. It may be more. It may be less. They'll be sketched then painted.

I also create memorial gourd urns in honor of beloved humans.

The gourd will arrive in a recycled shipping box, nested in recycled packing material. A gourd sheet providing a brief overview of humankind's long relationship with gourds, and a hand-painted gift bag, and tissue (both made from post-consumer paper) included so you're good to go for gifting.

Start to finish is usually about 30 days. Shipping NOT included. Shipping costs to be determined upon completion of piece, dependent on gourd size, etc.

Tell the Story Memorial Urn - Custom Order


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: gourd, acrylic paint, assorted embellishment
  • Made to order
  • Only ships within United States.
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