Friday, January 23, 2009

Shrine #2 - FINALLY fini!

I don't know if anyone is aware of the struggles that I had with this particular shrine (for the Cigar Box Shrine project to benefit the Street Kids of Oaxaca - for a reminder, click HERE). It sort of pieced itself together, but I can finally call it done (I just added a coat of high gloss varnish - a name and a signature is all it needs ... and I am pretty sure it's going to be called "Between Here & There" ... I'll sign it when the varnish dries)

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front of box - closed:


Inside lid:


Inside box side (veil up):



Inside view (vail down):



Inside view (vail up):



any questions?

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing
~Helen Keller~

24 comments:

Janet said...

Those shrines are just SO cool!!!

Kate said...

I love them - they were worth all the stress and work you put into them.

Congratulations!

Kate

Jennifer Juniper said...

It's just lovely! It's amazing what you can do with a cigar box...hmmm, might have one of those around here...

Chris said...

OH, MY! These different views are just completely awesome, and the colors are brilliant and bright and I am drawn IN. Really good work.

Do you do interior decorating?

Marilyn said...

This shrine is really pretty--so much color and sparkle and I love the veil! Congrats on a beautiful piece:)

julie king said...

wonderful job on the shrine! it looks much bigger than a cigar box so i know it has a lot of details!!

Sue said...

Wonderful! Your shrines are beautiful! Well done!

*smiles*

Sue

Melissa said...

These are beautiful!

femminismo said...

Ooh! I have empty cigar boxes and I could be doing this! Thanks for visiting and joining in with me, femminismo. I will check back with you soon to see what's up. jeanne in oregon

Gail Lackey said...

Awsome shrine! Love the veil idea..very mysterious!!!
happy hauntings, Gail

3rdEyeMuse said...

thanks, everyone.

funny how pieces that cause internal struggles & copious amounts of hair pulling are still received so well.

ps - the "veil" is a remnant of the lace that we wrapped our wedding favors in ... can't believe I still have some 11 years later. :)

grrl+dog said...

oohh, now helen Keller is on the right track..
Thanks for the comment... however not the word i was looking for. Have another go...think like a guerilla, cheeky, out of the box, irreverent..

lynne h said...

oh, this is wonderful, michelle. i want to gaze closely at those pictures on the cover... and the inside is so rich! very happy will the recipient of this shrine be... xo

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Just stunning as always!
Cheers!

3rdEyeMuse said...

in case anyone is wondering, the little cards on the front, sides & "floating" inside are cards from a miniature tarot deck.

adrienne said...

Beautiful. I love the veil.

Margaret Ann said...

What a glorious jewel you have created here...May it be a vehicle to bring great happiness and joy to those kids! A beautiful and generous project!

Juliann said...

It is amazing that your creation started out as a cigar box, it is gorgeous!

jennlui said...

ooohhhh yay yay yay!!! ALL DONE!!! ffewwwww i know that feeling all too well of finally finishing up a project that you never expected would take so long to finish!!! yay yay yay!!! time to celebrate sista!!!

throwing confetti...

your shrines are beautiful!!! i love love love this one with all the glitter and sparkle!!! and the veil!!! super great work!!!

peace and love to you!!!
xox

Mimi said...

this is quite nice.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

I am swooning over the veil! Such a perfect touch. Well done!!

Chris said...

Thanks for your great comments. I know what you mean about wanting to send butterflies!

Robyn said...

When I think of how much work you must have put into your shrines....wow,such dedication. You can see that this one was made with love.

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