When I started this one-year partnership / sponsorship with Posterjack for #12PrintsProject in January, I never imagined in a million years how heartfelt and emotional these photo memories would turn out to be. A few weeks ago I had all my April images ready to go for Posterjack when tragedy struck my family once again.
My sweet adorable Yorkie named Marilyn Monroe was struck by a car. She was only 2 1/2 yrs old, so still a puppy and we absolutely loved her. She was my baby — a true member of our family. (my eyes are filling up with tears as I write this). After getting over this initial shock and deciding to get her remains cremated, we wanted to create a shrine – if that’s what you call it – in memory of our little Marilyn Monroe. So I changed my April order to instead get some pictures of our yorkie. And that is why this blog post is going out so late in the month.
One of Posterjack’s newest products is an Acrylic Block print — it’s a perfectly clear, thick one-inch piece of premium cast acrylic. It’s gorgeous! And its perfect for smaller prints or close-ups — which is exactly what I wanted — a closeup of Marilyn’s cute face. I also ordered a wood print of Marilyn’s face since this is also one of Posterjack’s specialty products and I wanted to see how it would turn out. And I love it.
We just received her ashes earlier this week and now we have our lovely tribute or shrine dedicated to our sweet Marilyn in our family room.
I think the acrylic block photo looks amazing beside her ashes and dog collar. Here’s a wider shot of the shelf in our entertainment unit. Now when we watch TV, we always see her sweet face.
I haven’t figured out where I am going to hang my wood block photo of her yet, so I’ve been displaying it around the house. Here it is on my foyer table beside some beautiful pink peonies:
And then today I moved her into my office so I could look at her as I wrote this post:
The first-half of this year for me and my family has been stricken with tragedy and sadness mixed in with a roller coaster of emotional highs and lows. I’m just so thankful to Posterjack for giving me the opportunity to immortalize the good times so that every time I look at these photos I feel happy.
Till next time,
This post has been sponsored by Posterjack. All opinions expressed are my own naturally! xo