Friday, June 26, 2009

Make a memory


After a few weeks of seeing many beloved pet losses from blogger friends, I thought I would share something I did when I lost "Sophie." I'll have to tell Sophie's story sometime, it is a sweet and interesting one. I'm starting to measure my life in dogs.
A little time after Sophie was gone, I took an old frame, used acrylic paint and sponge painted it in a plummy, rose copper mix. I printed a photo of her in a sepia tone, and choose a neutral mat. Taking a fine point art pen, {easy to find, just use a scrapbooking pen} I wrote around the mat, all the things that were "so Sophie." Using a colored pencil I added a little accent color around the writing. I display mine on an easel. It is a sweet and reflective way to remember a pet or anyone. Just wait until some time passes so you can do it in joy.



11 comments:

  1. That is such a sweet and wonderful idea! And I love the phrase "I'm starting to measure my life in dogs" ! I think some people are lucky that they CAN do that :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ahhh, your Sophie was a sweetie, what a beautiful picture of her. A really nice idea for a precious pet that is gone.
    ~Jane and Gilly~

    ReplyDelete
  3. A very creative idea! Love it. Yours turned about beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a great way to pay tribute to a special girl! Love that...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful frame - when I lost one of my old cats 2 yrs ago I made a plaque with a stamped and colored image of both my old cats on it and put a halo over the one I just lost - unfortunatly it looks like I may be adding the other halo sometime soon (my other old girl is having transient strokes - she is over 18 years old and I will miss her dearly...)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wonderful way to remember a friend.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the idea! A very special way to remember a beloved pet.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Nice Blog to follow thanks Love ur stamp!
    Would you mind following mine thanks.
    http://thenaturalhorsevet.blogspot.com/
    And check out
    http://www.horsetweet.com/peoplehorsepet
    An get a Free catalog.. http://www.FreeVetMag.com/jj

    ReplyDelete
  9. Such a great, daily reminder of a beloved friend! Thanks for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. That is just lovely. What souful eyes Miss Sophie had! I measure my life by bunnies! They seem to dominate everything I do!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wonderful, very touching, Beautiful, helps hold the memories. Lindax
    (I did a tiny 2"x5 little scrapbook for my friend Karen when her beloved dog, Luther passed on.
    It was small so she could take it with her in her purse/overnite etc..)

    ReplyDelete