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That is why she was my final artist of choice for the newest Pet Museum project - pet votives based on the 7-day saints' candles. Though you could light these in memory of a beloved dog or cat, they also serve perfectly for a new-puppy gift, or simply because your pet makes you happy. Shine a little light! Here's Worley's perfect work, two watercolors that I commissioned from her specially:
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The back label is also a work of art. I'll post that tomorrow or Sunday.
I asked Tessa Worley about her work, and here's her statement:
Watercolor and illustration are a type of creative therapy for me. More specifically, illustrating animals brings so much joy to my everyday life. I feel lucky to do what I do and get so much fulfillment out of the various projects I have my hands in. This project with The Pet Museum meant a lot to me because I, like so many others, have experienced pet loss and the lasting devastation that comes with that. These votives are a thoughtful way to remember our old friends and a reminder to stay in the present moment with the animals that are still with us.
These watercolors, immediate, simple, heartfelt, were exactly what I wanted. My great thanks to Tessa Worley! Stay tuned, all.