A very good friend died quite suddenly this summer, and a few days later I read a touching quote in a book, and it seemed appropriate to make something on the Glowforge using the quote, in her memory…
I found a swallow svg on Etsy that I loved, but it was a very messy file once I detached it from the background, and I could never clean it up to my liking. So I used the Glowforge art, and have this more stylized swallow, which I’m happy enough with.
I made 2 of these, and am sending one to my friend’s daughter, the other I will keep. It is possible that I will make more of these, as other friends and family die (the somewhat grim outlook that comes with being in my 60’s), and if so, I will probably make a special box to keep them in. The size is about 3.5 x 4.75 inches.
Sorry for your loss. My stage of life is similar. Not that long ago we were wishing to be of legal age. Then all our friends were graduating, getting married, having children, and then the frequency of funerals increases. Excellent use of your laser.
It’s an especially difficult time for loss when you can’t be around the people you care about to grieve. We’ve had a few losses who either haven’t had funerals or have had very small affairs and I do feel awful to not be able to support friends and family in person.