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I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes five years ago, and I've had to make considerable changes to my lifestyle to maintain my health since I was diagnosed. I started this blog to share my experience of coming to terms with having type 2 diabetes and what I've learned on my personal journey. I share details of the lifestyle changes I've made, including giving up smoking and eating more wholefoods, and my personal experience of using alternative treatments, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine. I also post about new treatments that are becoming available for type 2 diabetes. I hope you find my blog useful and informative.




Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Creating the Perfect Memorial Carving for a Loved One

by Regina Perry

Losing a loved one is a challenging process to go through. One of the best ways to handle grief is holding a fitting memorial to remember the life of the deceased. In addition to holding a memorial service, you can also memorialise them using sculptures and statues. Statues come in a variety of materials and shapes, and choosing the best for your loved one can be difficult. Here are a few tips to help you get the best carving or statue made for your loved one:

Choosing the Right Material

Wood, metal and granite are the most popular materials in making sculptures for the deceased. Wood is great because of its natural look and feel, and also the fact that it is easy to work on and manipulate. Wood sculptures will, however, need a lot of maintenance because they get easily affected by elements of the weather. Granite is the second most popular material in making carvings. It is great because it makes lasting sculptures that aren't affected by water and things like aphids or termites. Metallic sculptures are also an option, but you need to coat them to protect them from corrosion. 

The Size of the Carving

Another important consideration to make when choosing a carving is the size. Carvings can be as large as a headstone for the cemetery, or as small as a memento that you will display over your fireplace. Naturally, bigger carvings will cost you more to create than smaller ones. Talk to the expert about the dimensions that you think will work best for you before making a choice.

The Cost of the Carving

The other consideration that is crucial to make is how much the process will cost. This depends on the specific details you want on the carving, the material you choose and the carving process that will be used. Funerals can sometimes be an expensive affair, which is why you need to look at all the available options before settling on one. When you pick one, ensure that it is the one that gives the best value for your money.

The most important part of the process is to hire a competent sculptor who has enough experience in making memorials and mementos for people who have passed on. Ensure that you take time in deciding who to engage in creating a commemorative piece for your loved one. When you choose the right sculptor, you open yourself to the possibility of getting an excellent sculpture for your loved one.