Thursday, June 4, 2009

Meditation Box #1 - Fini!

OK, it's official - what was once an empty Altoids tin has become my first Meditation Box.

I almost can't believe it is complete.

Since this was a first and is about to be packaged up and shipped out, I took a bunch of photo's (and of course these were taken in my kitchen at 10:30 pm, so not necessarily in the best light):



I believe the only addition to the inside since that last update is the row of pink and green sequins added around the inside edge.



Since yesterdays quickie update post, I added two braids of embroidery floss (gray, slate & bright blue) around the lip of the lid & side (right below where the lid hits when closed):



I also added a bunch of little white dots around the edge of the box and above/below the text of Desiderata on the bottom (back?) of the box and two coats of high gloss varnish:



That little black rock is not part of the box ... it's just propping up the edge for the photo shoot.



For anyone not familiar with Desiderata, you can find it HERE.

... and on that note, I've gotta get back on the ball to meet some looming deadlines.

Wish me luck!

28 comments:

Nun of a Kind! said...

This looks so interesting! Will have to come back and go through your other posts to learn more. Beautiful work!

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

Well now that's very pretty! Such a wonderful recycle of those boxes! Good Luck on the deadlines.

Corrine said...

wow that looks beautiful! I love it.I bet that took a few hours to of work! I love your birthday gift as well you lucky thing! aren't mum in laws great?

Robyn said...

I'm amazed at all the detail in your work and I imagine it would be wonderful to hold. What a great concept....a meditation box.

Sue said...

I love this, and the addition of Desiderata is so perfect!

Good luck on meeting your deadlines

rebecca said...

lovely!
and thanks also for your craft hope button.
it is on my soul list!
xoxoxo,
rebecca

Janet said...

Your creativity absolutely astounds me!!! To take such an ordinary object and turn it into an amazing piece of art...that takes some real talent, my friend!

3rdEyeMuse said...

have I told you all lately that I love you? If not, I am totally remiss ... it's true, I do. :)

As Seen Through My Eyes.... said...

Really wonderful! A great idea of transformation...from an Altoids tin to a piece of high vibration artwork. Now that's magic!

LaY hOoN said...

I so much love your medi box !!!
It's so amaze and cool !
Well done , my dear friend.

rivergardenstudio said...

I love this little box of stones... Roxanne

Denise said...

this is beautiful! you inspired me to try one. i was in acmoore the other day and they have these gift card tins. They are larger than an altoid box -- i figured I may need more room to work with on my first one. So I am going to give it a try soon! Very beautiful Michelle!

DJ said...

Love the green interior...And the stones/pearls/shark's teeth you chose are the bees' knees, girl.
Create On...

Brandi said...

that is really cool!!!

grrl+dog said...

At last!
What a trip that has been, I feel like I was right there in the kitchen with you.

Sandy Michelle said...

This is so neat!I love all the stones and pearls! Thanks for the congrats and I'm glad you like my Sandy doll :) Good luck with your deadlines girly!

Sandy xoxxo

Chris said...

Oh, wow, Michelle! This is really awesome. You have a way with tins, woman. And I love your choice of Desiderata. The stones and beads are so great. Thanks for sharing the process of this. I will practice more on tins when I get my deadlines met, but this has been great inspiration.

Lorraine said...

this is superb

mandapanda said...

Just gorgeous!! I love the top of the tin, so well done! Makes me want to create one...now where can I find a nice tin....?
I've been sanding down a table and getting it all ready to stain and then mosaic, and your tin is making me want to start right now...drat all the preperation I have to do!

shiborigirl said...

Well, Michelle, all your thinking and planning for this piece worked out beautifully. Congratulations! Now I know what I want for Christmas ;)

Hugs,

Kate

Margaret Ann said...

This is a knock out!!! The white dots reminds me of a field of stars...absolutely lovely ...every bead and every special touch perfectly placed! :)

Connie said...

what a great meditation box, michelle!
...and what a great gift you received - gorgeous marilyn radzat shrine!

inventivesoul said...

Hard core patience!!!
You are awesome with this detail work Michelle.
If I get a jewelry company off the ground in the future I will offer to hire you!
:oD

Stephanie said...

wonderful! A pocket meditation...handy size, there just when you need it...

Lee Anne said...

It's Stunning! Make more and do a giveaway.......and pick ME!

cindy said...

It's all so very pretty....but I really LOVE the outside of it. Just gorgeous!

-c
yapping cat

Marilyn said...

BEAUTIFUL! The top is absolutely gorgeous! I was not familiar with Desiderata, it's lovely--thanks for the link:)

One Crabapple said...

heyyyy

this is a really cool idea