Since I started Meringue Inc I have had the privilege of making art to commemorate many wonderful and exciting events – weddings, births, anniversaries, new homes. It means a lot of me that people have trusted me and thought enough of my work to let me take part in their joys and celebrations. Recently I received a request from a client that was a first for me. A wedding gift for an Ex-Husband! In her email to me she explained: “My kids will be part of the wedding and I’m thinking of getting them a family name canvas as a wedding gift. I love your stuff and just think it’s such a great, classy idea.”
The client loved my Black & White scroll Family Name canvas, but the 18”x12” size wasn’t quite wide enough to accommodate the two surnames that will make up this new blended family. So I adapted the design to fit a new 24”x12” size and my client was thrilled with the results.
I just love all of the sentiments that come together to make up this idea and was honoured to be a part of it. What a special way to wish your Ex-husband and his new wife well on their journey together. And what a fabulous example to set for all of the children involved.
When I asked the client if she minded if I wrote a blog post about her canvas she replied “Go for it! I’m all for promoting examples of amicable extended family situations! We have really worked hard at accepting our new lives and everything that comes along with it.” A fabulous attitude that will undoubtedly rub off on her children and serve them well for a lifetime. That is what life is all about, isn’t it? Making the best of our individual situations and celebrating whenever possible.
When you are looking for a unique gift please remember that I can do custom work for all of your exceptional family situations. I have even done one for a couple that created their own surname by combining their two names – (No, it wasn’t Brangelina, but close!) I have created signs for anything from cottages to café menus – the possibilities are endless. Just send me an email with your specific needs and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work together to create something special that will be treasured forever.