Hand Lettered Pet Memorial

A hand lettered stone memorial for a pet on Pennsylvania bluestone

Velcro was the beloved black lab of my friend and crew mate Jonathan. Velcro got sick and died late last year. I made this stone for him. The lettering is carved into Pennsylvania bluestone. The surround is Tennessee sandstone. The bluestone carved nicely, but it has a natural finish. It addition to being bumpy, there’s a ridge along the stone where it bumps out 1/8″. That doesn’t sound like much, but it effected the edge of my carved lines. A perfectly flat stone will produce a cleaner line. But this has a rustic character befitting the stone and the site. Kristin grew the plants (zinnia, celosia, and cosmo.)